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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
492107 tn?1253840357
06/08
PS lovein the dragonfly
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492107 tn?1253840357
06/08
Just wanted to let you know I can relate. If you ever want to talk, you know where to find me. Hows that mood bandaide thing working out for ya .... did your ouchie close up yet???? LOL the wedding was great got backm form Ca. and work put back relieving vacations I am now on mids (very uncool) I feel so out of the loop but VERY HAPPY  fill me in is NVC still there???
  -K
I will post wedding pics soon
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06/08
Just a quick note to say hi! How are you doing? I realized that I haven't heard from you in ages.  I was out of commission, still am, because I had emergency surgery. Not feeling up to writing a bunch yet, but I will get back in touch with you. Hope you are doing ok.  I did write a journal after I go home explaining the surgery.
I hope you are just feeling great, having a wonderful summer and busy!
Take care,
Colleen
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06/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Bet the kids have you hoppin', what do you do to amuse them all day?
valerie
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06/08
Thank you for everything and especially the friendship invite. I, too, am spending less time on the forums because of work and being outdoors in the beautiful weather. Unfortunantly, it's raining, today. We're still having a cook-out with one of my friends, though!!!! It takes a lot more than a little wetness to dampen our spirits up here in Michigan. Glad you are doing good. Talk to you soon.   Hugs, Shari
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488689 tn?1337993158
05/08
Congrats Joelle for making it back to work! Even if it was half a day it's another step towards your complete recovery. I only wish I could have had mine done already so we all could have recovered together, but July will come fast and I won't mind staying inside while it's so hot out anyway.
Just keep resting up when your home and don't be a hero!!
Another friend did too much and ended up having her incision open up recently, poor thing.
ttyl
val
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447161 tn?1262923084
05/08
Hey there,
Hope work was all good. Still do take it easy though and make sure you rest enough.
Love.....Kim
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05/08
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...your first half-day back at work, huh? You should be proud of yourself. Now, put those feet up and have yourself a little rest, Joelle. Take care, sweetie!!!!         Hugs, Shari
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05/08
You're in my thoughts all the time. Just happened to think about you and wanted to say, "HI!!!!". Your posts seem so much more upbeat and full of life. I hope you are doing as well as you sound. I haven't been around, a lot, lately, but all you ladies are thought of every day by me. Take care, Joelle!!!!      Hugs, Shari
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05/08
Hi Joelle,
Just wanted to say thank you for your kind words.

Love and Peace...Kim
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282804 tn?1236833591
05/08
You deserve a big bear hug!  I have been wanting to write you a nice long letter since I received your lovely email on the 6th, and I am going to, but until than I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I think you are a wonderfully compassionate and empathetic person and your friend was VERY lucky to have you by her side.   Jan
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05/08
Good to hear from you. I was wondering what you were up to . Guess you're feeling better and better.. Enjoy your art work..I have absolutely no artistic talent at all!! I mean AT All !!  

Have fun,
Sandy
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05/08
Hope you feel better soon! Thanks for the message, I'm just above NYC and the weather here has been so awful all spring, we are getting a lot of rain and below average temps too. It's not doing my allergies and the cold I've had much good either. Walking the dog in the pouring rain does'nt help a chest cold, but she has to go out.. You have to just remember that we all heal at different rates, and it is a major surgery you've had. I found it's very incremental, and there are days that feel like you've taken a step back sometimes. Just keep resting and eating well, you'll get there. Try unsweetened cranberry juice for the UTI, it helps a lot even if it tastes yucky.
ttyl
Valerie
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05/08
Just a quick note to say hi! How r u doing this week, better I hope. I like the new avitar, very circle of life.
I can see you haven't gone back to work yet, are you still in too much pain? I finally got everything straightened out with my dr's and will not have to get the extra pre-op tests, the surgey will be in July because it take that long to get an o.r. through the clinic, there's a lot of people waiting for surgery there. I think the hospital limits the amount of clinic patients per week that aren't emergencies. At least I have a plan now and they'll call me as soon as they get the exact date. I'm going to just start getting myself healthy before I go in so I can recover better.
Keep in touch and let me know how your progressing.
valere
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447161 tn?1262923084
05/08
Hi Joelle,
Thanks for the note.  Yeah I think I have had menopause forever...lol.  Your kids are gorgeous, love the photos.. I have redheads too.
Hope you are feeling stronger and stronger every day.  Remember it does take a good six weeks of doing nothing to really recover.
Take your time and rest up.

Love and Peace...Kim
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05/08
Thank you for everything!  THE INFO YOU PROVIDED ME MAKES ME FEEL SOOOO MUCH BETTER.   THE GYN IS VERY CAUTIOUS BECAUSE OF MY FAMILY HISTORY SO THE INFO YOU GAVE ME GIVES ME A SINCE OF WELL BEING.  AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ADVICE.  TAKE CARE AND I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.  
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05/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Your dog is adorable, so are the kids!!!
Have you read anything about bioidentical hormone replacement, I've heard some really interesting things about it.
They're not supposed to be as bad for the body as the synthetic stuff the drs. throw at you which is essentially made from pregnant horses. (ex. premarin, comes from pregnant mares urine). When I went into menopause just about 2 yrs. ago, I've been only taking supplements and soy, and I don't get too many symptoms anymore, some night sweats but not every night.
Val
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05/08
Hi there! Had my gyno appointment today and yes, there will be a surgery. My cyst is a simple fluid one which is good. Because of all my intestinal surgery he was thinking he would avoid surgery and just aspirate it and leave the fibroid. But once he examined me he realized it required surgery. Because of all the scar tissue and my colon issues he cannot do laporscopically so will have to cut and he wants a general surgeon in there with him. I have to go for some more tests next week and then back to see him on Friday next week and we will hopefully have a date then. Glad to know a plan is coming together.  
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05/08
Just a quick note to say hi!

Hi.  I love your artwork.  I paint a bit too but with work at the moment never seem to get enough time.
Hope you are feeling stronger and better after your op.

Peace and love from NZ....Kim
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05/08
Hi Joelle!  Your art is so beautiful!  You have been such a contributor to this forum.  I love you tips!  Hope I can apply them real soon!
Trudie
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05/08
Hi Joelle, how are you coming along with your post -op?
Did you go for your 2 week check-up? I read your post on the surgery and now I really don't want to have it done!!!! Have to wait until July now anyway, need to wait until my brother heals from his knee surgery from last week and the other one comes back from business in London. I like your new avitar, is that one of your paintings? Reminds me of a Peter Max for some reason.
Val
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492107 tn?1253840357
05/08
You deserve a big bear hug! Ohh my now I am the one laughing and hurting that is so funny!!! You  can change your bandadie with your mood .... so sponge bob went you want to swim and barbie the next time you go see your Dr, maybe Batman to fight grime... I mean crime, neon when your  feeling a little crazy .... ect the Dr changed my estragen to premerin tabs Tuesday when he came in and asked me how everything was going and 1st cryed instantly then went right in to laughing ... He said alright that answers that q-tion.
Glad your apt went well
    -K
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05/08
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. I was wondering how your dr apt went??? I hope you got good news!!
  -K
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05/08
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Have a good doctor's appt & let me know how you're doing, and any hormone news!

lol
Donna
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05/08
Just a quick note to say hi!
Hi Joelle, my first day back was GREAT!  I lasted until 3:30, when I finally crashed & had to leave, but it was so fulfilling, and everyone missed me so much, it really made me feel good.

My bosses told me to just take it easy, and so I went home and rested last night, and here I am again for day 2!
Wish me luck!

My mother's day was low key and wonderful.  How are you feeling?  Is the HRT working?
I hope so.  I wonder why some women get put on it so fast, and others they want to wait until there are signs of menopause?
I didn't get on HRT right away, my doctor wants to see "how I do"...  maybe it's because I'm 46?  Who knows?  lol
If you know anything about it, drop me a line, will you?  Because I'm very interested to understand this phenom.

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05/08
-J
Good luck with you dr apt be sure to loet me know how ot goes!
-K
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05/08
Hope you feel better soon! How are you feeling I have a Dr. apt tomorrow. The culture they took Saturday came back today positive I definately have an infection. Why dont Dr listen when patient say my body feels....blah..... It has been my body for 33 years since I have spent a bit of time w/ it I can tell when I am off.... I do reallize as a DR w/ 12+ years of schooling they know what is wrong w/ me in latin but let face it they spend ... 15 -20 tops listining to my symptoms so the can tell me in a dead language what is wrong w/ me
keep smiling .... laughter always gets you through everything
-K
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05/08
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.

Hi Joelle!  How was your Mother's Day?

How are you feeling?

It's my first day back in the office, and I feel really great!
It was so good to get in the car and drive here (I drive through a forest to get to my office)... I was so anxious, but when I got to the forest, I just knew I was doing the right thing...  I wish such a good experience on you, too!

hugs,
Donna
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05/08
Happy Mother's Day! I hope you had a great,wonderful, fabalous day filled with good memories and good times we ALL deserve to have days like that.  It is ok to be spoiled once in a while
-K
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05/08
Happy Mother's Day!  I hope your feeling a lot better and that you have a nice day with your family.
I like the froggie pix but I'm still waiting for the doggie.
Valerie
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05/08
Just a quick note to say hi!  I have to return to the office on Wednesday.  I feel weird too, cuz I just had 2 weeks off and I only worked there for like 2 or 3 months.   Everything will turn out alright.   GOD  I am still sore on that one incision,  It just wont stop!!   Doc said today when I went for my appt that the incision that stillhurts is the one that he pulled everything out of, and yes, the tumors were alittle bigger than the incision, so there was some stretching and stuff.  OUCH,  even my muscles hurt around my rib cage.  Prob I have been using them more and less of the stomach muscle!!  Ist surgery grand?!
I m glad for the technology, but I sure as Hell hope my other ovary doesnt decide to go haywire!!  Take is easy and thnks for the note......   Lisa
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05/08
Yeah you know how they are....my daughter is always on MYSPACE! She's 12. Well almost 12 going on 17! haha but anyways does your daughter get on myspace? I hardly have no time because of that old site myspace. Im doing ok. Still some pain well I go back to work wensday! UGH!
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