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Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on May 28, 2011, 09:20:
 
Did you know our beloved Peebs is in the hospital? I know, it's a horrible thought and we hope she is back home and healthy soon!

There's more info on her facebook page, in case you use facebook.

Love you Peebs!
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on May 28, 2011, 09:45:
 
Peeps

Get Well Soon!!
 
Posted by Callipygous (Member # 2071) on May 28, 2011, 11:14:
 
Wishing Peebs much love and the speediest of recoveries. She is one of the very best.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on May 29, 2011, 11:59:
 
Get well soon Peebs.
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on May 29, 2011, 12:33:
 
Get well soon, Peeb's.
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on May 29, 2011, 14:34:
 
Oh my goodness, look at this. Wow, thanks for the well wishes GC. It's been a heck of a year. I finally managed to graduate back in December, and then January starts off with me cracking a tooth and needing a root canal, and then I started down the medical road of getting diagnosed for the thing that landed me here.

Fortunately there is virtually zero chance of me dying from this, but if things don't improve I'm probably going to need some major surgery before I go home. I'm still hoping to avoid that. Now that I know there's a thread here I'll try to keep everyone posted. After all, right now I certainly have the time!
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on May 29, 2011, 19:25:
 
I would also l ike to register myself with the well wishers here.
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on May 30, 2011, 00:36:
 
Oh, no, Peebs [Frown] Best wishes!
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on May 30, 2011, 01:47:
 
Hang in there and get well soon! How is the little princess dealing with mommy being sick? DM worries a lot when I'm sick. Hugs to all
 
Posted by Nitrozac (Member # 111) on May 30, 2011, 05:27:
 
Get well soon Peebs! This is terrible!!! I hope you will be able to avoid the surgery, but if it's going to help, I hope it goes well. I knew someone who has Chrohn's and had surgery, she's living a normal life, but it's a difficult road. I wish loads and loads of health and keep us posted!
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on May 30, 2011, 08:27:
 
Kaitlin is coping pretty well. From her perspective I don't think this is much different than when I was sick at home and needed to be in bed all the time. She has brought me pictures and dolls and read me stories. I think she's okay. Josh is having a harder time of it. He has been absolutely amazing about picking up the slack and doing what needs to be done though. And he's taken wonderful care of me. I picked a really good one.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on May 30, 2011, 10:13:
 
Eeek! I hope your recovery goes as smoothly & quickly as possible! [Smile]
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on May 30, 2011, 13:13:
 
Unless your Doctor can prove something has to come out, NO KNIVES. This type of problem can be managed with change of diet. I do not want you losing pieces along the way, you may need them later.
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on May 30, 2011, 16:36:
 
I've been following along on facebook but wanted to add my well wishes to the official GC thread, since their powers will be far more magical here among the geeks. [crazy]
Get well soon Peebs!!!!! xoxoxo
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on May 30, 2011, 17:54:
 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Unless your Doctor can prove something has to come out, NO KNIVES. This type of problem can be managed with change of diet. I do not want you losing pieces along the way, you may need them later.

Haven't noticed any help with dietary changes. (Okay, eliminating caffeine/stimulants has helped a bit. Nothing else though.) Even putting me on nothing by mouth for a couple of days didn't change much. And there is a reversible version of the procedure I'd need that I would definitely try first.

In any case, tomorrow is a big talk with the doctors. We should have results back from all the testing and then we figure out what our options are for what to do next.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on May 31, 2011, 07:13:
 
I'm glad she is coping well with it and BIG cudo's to Josh for helping out. I can remember my dad trying to help out and my mom getting out of bed to fix his help. LOL

I hope the discussion goes well with the doctors. My nephew had the surgery. they hope to reverse it before the end of the year, if things go well. I hope you can have the same option, if you go forward with the surgery.
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on May 31, 2011, 08:52:
 
Had the talk with the doctors today. Things look really bad and surgery is probably what is going to happen. However, since the surgeon is on vacation for the next week, I get to go home today. In the meantime I am seeing another doctor with a different hospital for a second opinion. I don't think it's likely he'll say anything different, but may as well check. For now I'm just happy I get to go home. Five days in the hospital is too many.
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on May 31, 2011, 09:09:
 
Oh dear. I wish there was something we could do to help. [Frown]

Second opinion is always a good idea, hope it helps. Glad you are headed home for a while anyway.
 
Posted by macmcseboy (Member # 1232) on May 31, 2011, 13:48:
 
Peebs get well! been following this on FB. As I said before, if blood is needed you pick a vein. It's yours.
 
Posted by Rhonwyyn (Member # 2854) on May 31, 2011, 16:03:
 
I'm sorry it's taken me so long to chime in with my promise of prayers and good wishes. I hope everything turns out okay, Peebs! (Feel free to add me on Facebook; I'll send you my real name via PM if you want it.)
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on May 31, 2011, 17:24:
 
Best wishes Peebs. Hang in there...any day in the hospital is one too many.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on June 01, 2011, 00:08:
 
Hang tough and enjoy going home.

Surgery is always to be avoided, but if it will let you go forward feeling better...
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on June 01, 2011, 03:07:
 
Here's hoping the second opinion finds something less drastic than surgery. If that's not the case, though, I wish you a speedy recovery.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on June 02, 2011, 21:12:
 
Peebs: Please do some research on Eastern medicine, and their treatments.

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:cY05YYsYYawJ:www.transformyourhealth.com/articles/articlesnc/ncomega7articletyh.pdf+Chrohn%27s+/+Sea+Buckthorn&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=AD GEEShCcWjB0Gxk_cdJx9GcoFNQYRPtQV2zTZtJsRhUjq5wmwIzJddLeIrNx6CBBukwbwMlI5cx9NjKbHpDAK8bMJqV_6KB7jiAq_f8hg_DpL82f_iDYE0BstSOmbjWwJbGVhVMqp2S&sig=AHIEtbQVZ5hYgjlJ0LHC8Nhk9IWUeU46fg

We as a Western Culture do not have all the answers.
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on June 03, 2011, 04:19:
 
First:
The board supports posting text links in place of a long URL. Using them is polite because they avoid breaking the page format which forces everyone to have to scroll back and forth on each line while reading comments.

Second:
No offense, but that "eastern remedies" link goes to PDF of an article from "The Doctor's Prescription for Healthy Living" magazine which is based in Topanga, CA. The magazine itself (which is named and presented in a way to make it as confusingly similar to "Natural Living" magazine as possible) is little more than a series of advertisements and article-like advertisements for products which suggest (but never claim for legal reasons) that they will treat/cure virtually everything including cancer.

The current issue offers an "article" which suggets a probiotic formula for treating mercury exposure saying "Probiotics can deconjugate toxic hormones in the gut into nontoxic forms". Yes... you read that right. According to them, mercury is a "toxic hormone" which can be treated with their probiotic formula (i.e. a mix of a few nutritionally insignificant plant extracts and type of algae, which would be digested in the stomach and would never come near any mercury in person's system).

Then there's the article that suggests a sauna for treatment of chronic heart failure. Another offers an herb to relieve hernia symptoms, suggesting that the herb will "strengthen the lower abdominal organ by supporting muscles and tissues." (yes, your whole abdomen is now a single organ). There's also an article/ad for a daily silver supplement (I'm surprised hardcore goths haven't started taking this stuff).

We, as a western culture, do not have all the answers, but we don't have to fall prey to snake oil salesmen either.
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on June 03, 2011, 05:49:
 
@TheMoMan I realize you're trying to be helpful and you have no way of knowing that I've been receiving tons of unsolicited medical advice from relatives this entire time. I consider myself a pretty smart person. I've been doing a bunch of reading and in addition to seeing my regular doctor(s) I'm getting a second opinion from a highly respected specialist in a completely different facility. From where I'm sitting, I've done my homework. And now I'm getting a little tired of other people coming in and telling me what I should or shouldn't be doing with my own body. Even the doctors are only telling me what they think the options are and the risks/benefits of each. None of them has tried to push me into a decision.

I know you're trying to help, but please don't. Right now unless you've got an MD, a relevant PhD, or also have experience with having to go to the bathroom 37 times in a day I'm not really interested. And it's not your fault, I've just had too many people pushing things on me.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on June 03, 2011, 08:38:
 
thanks for the link grumpy, this is precious

"After a great deal of effort, I found a dermatologist willing to experiment on me. Many doctors that I spoke with refused saying that they were afraid that they would "ruin" my face...My entire face was dermabraded. In other words, a dermatologist sanded off the top layer of the skin on my face."

You say you had trouble finding a dermatologist to sand of the skin on your face, hmmm. Are you sure the one you ended up with in the end was really a dermatologist.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on June 03, 2011, 09:04:
 
So what have you done to celebrate being home besides a big family snuggle? Does Kaitlin like being monkey in the middle? DM loves to climb in bed and be monkey. [Smile]
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on June 04, 2011, 08:03:
 
Haven't really had the energy for anything celebratory. We've ordered in Chinese food, but that would have happened anyway since I haven't had the energy to cook either. I'll probably feel more like celebrating when this is all over, whenever that happens.

In the meantime I'm still feeling pretty bad. The doctor has me excused from work for at least the next month, which may turn into a longer period depending on if surgery happens and what recovery from that is like. In the meantime I've applied for temporary state disability.

Monday is a follow-up appointment about my hospital stay, Tuesday is my appointment with the specialist for a second opinion, and Wednesday I'm supposed to get a call from the surgeon. Until then it's just a waiting game.
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on June 04, 2011, 10:22:
 
Stay patient and take care of yourself.

Hopefully there is some good news ahead for you.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on June 05, 2011, 05:05:
 
Hang in there. DM says, "Tell her to feel better and eat broccoli." (She thinks broccoli is a magical food.)
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on June 05, 2011, 08:10:
 
Aww, that's so sweet. [blush]
 
Posted by fs (Member # 1181) on June 07, 2011, 11:28:
 
Get better Peebs. (I'm sorry my well wishes are so late, I just saw this.)
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on June 08, 2011, 01:31:
 
How are you doing this week? Maybe if you can't eat the magic broccoli, you could wave it like a wand over your tummy. [Smile]
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on June 08, 2011, 12:09:
 
@fs No worries about tardiness, things aren't really over yet anyway.

As for how I'm doing, I'm doing about the same now as I was in the hospital. I saw another specialist yesterday to get a second opinion and he didn't have anything new to offer. Which on the one hand is a bit disappointing, but on the other at least I feel like I've done what I should to know I'm doing the right thing. The surgeon was supposed to call me today, but I still haven't heard from him. I will be going ahead with the surgery at some point though. It's going to be an adjustment, but right now I can't participate in my own life and after surgery and recovery I'll be able to again.

I'll be sure to let everyone know when I have a date for going back in the hospital. It will probably be very soon.
 
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on June 10, 2011, 06:24:
 
Peebs - a late message of good wishes from the UK.

My excuse for lateness? - well, I just didn't know what to say really, I just hope things work out as well as they possibly can, as quickly as they possibly can.
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on June 13, 2011, 04:35:
 
Um... I just realized I've been following this topic all along but failed to register my own well-wishes. So here they are -- I hope everything goes well and you're through this and back to full participation in your family and life in general with all possible speed.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on June 21, 2011, 05:20:
 
How are things going, Peebs?
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on June 21, 2011, 09:10:
 
More slowly than I'd like. But last week I had an appointment with a surgical nurse who determined the placement for my stoma and on Friday morning I go in for surgery. I am so ready to get this over with. I've been out sick from work for a month now and I've spent most of that time sleeping or lying in bed trying not to hurt. I'll be in the hospital for another 5 days or so post-surgery and then at home recovering for a few weeks after that before I can go back to work. I can't wait. At least after friday I'll hurt differently than I do now.
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on June 21, 2011, 15:12:
 
I am so sorry you have to go through this. [Frown]

/me curses the Universe. [Mad]

All our hopes for a speedy recovery and back to a normal life asap. We love you Peebs.
 
Posted by Callipygous (Member # 2071) on June 21, 2011, 19:17:
 
What Snaggy says, with extra fist shaking.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on June 22, 2011, 05:16:
 
I will keep you in my prayers on Friday. Sending you huge, but gentle hugs.
 
Posted by zorgon (Member # 546) on June 22, 2011, 05:57:
 
Indeed. :shamrock: , PB.
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on June 22, 2011, 09:34:
 
Fingers crossed! Be well, Peebs!
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on June 23, 2011, 16:28:
 
Okay, going in tomorrow at 9:30. I'm a little nervous, but mostly eager to get it over with! It is time to get this thing done.

Thanks for all the well-wishes. I'll be sure to keep everyone posted. Though don't be surprised if it takes a couple of days. I imagine I'm going to be quite loopy most of tomorrow.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 24, 2011, 08:03:
 
Good luck to you!
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on June 24, 2011, 13:44:
 
Keeping my fingers in a strictly-secular configuration of hope for a good outcome.
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on June 29, 2011, 21:43:
 
Sorry it took me so long to update here. First it took me a while to settle in, then it, er, took me a while to remember my password. [blush]

As far as the surgeon told me, things went pretty well. We managed to do everything laproscopically and that part is doing well. I'm still all swollen and bloated from a)lack of movement and b)my steroid prescriptions, but those are supposed to get better in a few days as I do Physical Therapy and we cut back on the steroids.

There were some minor complications with an unknown infection right afterward. I had a fever, rapid pulse, and very low blood pressure. I was even in the ICU for a while and didn't end up in a regular room until last night. So this will take longer than expected. Still, it's pretty impressive how much I've improved every day.

Okay, good night everybody. And @Rhonwyyn, I PM'd you here to confirm your name and DM'd the person on FB I thought was you (cant be sure when the only photo i could see was knitting kneedles),but no answer to either! Could you reply to one so I know for sure who I'm friending?
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on June 30, 2011, 06:04:
 
::does happy dance:: I'm glad it went well and hope you get to go home soon.

When I had surgery done laproscopically, the gas moved to my shoulders and hurt a bit. I found a heating pad helped.

Thinking healthy Peebs thoughts really hard.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on July 03, 2011, 13:15:
 
Hope you are home now to enjoy the fourth!
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on July 03, 2011, 13:55:
 
Oh no, I'm going to be in a few more days. But I do seem to be getting stronger and we've found something that makes me feel better. So we'll see.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on July 04, 2011, 03:50:
 
Well phoooey! However I'm glad they have you feeling better. I had just hoped you were feeling better at home.
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on July 05, 2011, 08:16:
 
Sorry to hear you're still in the hospital, Peebs. Hope the recovery starts to accelerate soon! Still sending happy thoughts your way...
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on July 12, 2011, 14:47:
 
I've been a bit late getting to you guys with an update, sorry about that. As of yesterday afternoon, and seventeen days in the hospital, I am finally home! I had just about every minor complication you could get before leaving, but managed to avoid the major ones at least. I've got a long recovery ahead of me and am still feeling really tired and weak--man you can lose a lot of muscle tone in the hospital--but it is definitely good to be back home now. Little luxuries like your own bed and your own bathroom and your own food make a big difference.

Thanks everyone for all the well-wishes. I'll need them a bit longer yet I think. [Smile]
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on July 13, 2011, 02:11:
 
Woohoo! Sorry about the complications but those things happen. If you avoided any of the scary ones (like one of those nasty superbug infections) you're golden.

You'll start recovering faster now that you're home. Hospitals are the worst places to try and get better.
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on July 13, 2011, 03:05:
 
quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
I've been a bit late getting to you guys with an update, sorry about that. As of yesterday afternoon, and seventeen days in the hospital, I am finally home! I had just about every minor complication you could get before leaving, but managed to avoid the major ones at least. I've got a long recovery ahead of me and am still feeling really tired and weak--man you can lose a lot of muscle tone in the hospital--but it is definitely good to be back home now. Little luxuries like your own bed and your own bathroom and your own food make a big difference.

Thanks everyone for all the well-wishes. I'll need them a bit longer yet I think. [Smile]

WOW!

Sorry for your troubles, Peebs! Health issues can be the worst... [weep]

But it IS good that you are finally home and on the mend. [Applause]

You are in my prayers.

gg
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on July 13, 2011, 07:42:
 
You can have well wishes as long as you need. I'm so please you are home!!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on July 14, 2011, 04:22:
 
Glad you are on the mend Peebs.
 
Posted by zorgon (Member # 546) on July 14, 2011, 06:08:
 
Yay!
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on July 25, 2011, 07:21:
 
Hope you are still home and recovering well! hugs!
 
Posted by ewomack (Member # 3225) on July 25, 2011, 09:54:
 
I just tuned into this thread... it was a tumultuous page clicker, but things seem good now. Let's keep them that way. Glad to see you're through the worst of this. Take care!!
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on July 31, 2011, 05:47:
 
Has anyone heard from Peebs lately?
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on July 31, 2011, 10:34:
 
Peebs has posted on Facebook, she seems to doing OK, but there's lots of stuggles and frustrations.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on August 01, 2011, 02:11:
 
Thanks. I've been thinking of her.
 


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