The Cajun's dental surgery went smoothly and our friend is not even suffering from jaw ache following his experience. He hopes to be back to full chomping by the weekend.
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Posted by The Cajun at ON TRANSMIGRATION:
I called the PCP's office to get the results of those tests performed THREE weeks ago. The nurse began by going off on me about Hepatitis antibodies and that they had never shown up in any blood work before... I stopped her mid-sentence saying I wanted to speak with the doctor.
So he gets on the line and asks pretty much the same questions. Then he went silent. He began again slowly by saying, "Ah, you've never had hepatitis, but your Ex had it before you knew him."
Yes, he did, about a year prior to our meeting.
The only explanation he could offer was my compromised immune system after the hospitalization due to the polymyositis a while back was the likely reason for the new results. Another $367.00 spent to find out what was already in a chart, if not the Dr's mind.
Prayers for Dan, who just got out of hospital where he was receivng treatment for a really bad diabetic ulcer on his heel. He's in a nursing home rehab facility until docs say he can go home. He is also in stage 4 renal failure, and I think he may also have fibromyalgia or arthritis. He's only 45 years old.
BP's friend T. died on the 4th, from a recurrence of pancreatic cancer. He was in his 50s, and died at home surrounded by his family (his youngest just finished college.) BP and her RC folk-choir friends "played him home" Sunday night. Between losing BP's cousin, Kirstin and now T, we're feeling a bit .... death ridden right now.
My grandmother died this morning (6th. July 2011). Rosalie Kushins 1929-2011.
Rosalie had been suffering from various illnesses and physical problems since she was thirty years old. Allie is "pretty sure that she's acutally happy for the first time in decades."
Allie and her partner, Ben, were married on the 25th. June this year. Although her grandmother was not well enough to attend the wedding the couple had managed to visit her a few weeks beforehand.
A sad but beautiful update from Casey:
"Dear little Cookie died this afternoon on our back porch with me, my brother and my mom petting her. She was loving and noble to the end. We had a lovely funeral for her, my dad made a little box that I painted with flowers and trees and a sunset, my mom wrote her a letter, and my brother dug out the dirt. If ever a pet was laid to rest with love, it was this cat. She now has a pink rosebush residing above her. It was really touching how unabashedly my whole family gathered around her to pay respect in whatever way they needed to. Thanks so so much for all of the prayers and thoughts. It's mainly just very reassuring to know that other people love their animals this much too, and that generally they agree that it's worth it. To love. Thanks again, see you next week." (Casey)
Needless to say, I write now with tears in my own eyes. I can't tell you all how helpful it was to be able to tell Casey about this prayer list and to assure her that people post about their animals all the time here.
Daniel's companion, Gracie, had an eye removed yesterday because of Glaucoma. She is now home, safe and sound.
More details from Jim about his upcoming surgery:
I hope it will be rather routine. The surgeon expects that it will be.
The serious concern is that I take Plavix, a very strong anti-coagulant that makes me susceptible to uncontrolled bleeding. We decided which hospital to use based on the availability of my cardiologist, whom the surgeon described as "the most important guy involved."
What I expect is an uncomfortable week. But then the unexpected is always out there.
Thanks again to all who pray.
Update from Grandmère Mimi concerning her husband, Tom:
Thanks for the prayers for Tom. He just returned from a visit to the doctor with a diagnosis of colitis as a side effect of the Cipro he took for his abscessed teeth. The doc said that the disturbance will run its course, that he needs no medication.
IT, I'm with you on the death overload. Five and counting since last November. I haven't felt this way since the 1980's when so many of my friends died of AIDS related complications. I keep humming There's Got To Be A Morning After and burning up the air with prayers.
Posted at DIOBETH NEWSPIN:
Pray for our young men and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for their families:
Spc. Nicholas P. Bernier, 21, of East Kingston, New Hampshire
1st. Lt. Dimitri A. Del Castillo, 24, of Tampa, Florida
Lance Cpl. John F. Farias, 20, of New Braunfels, Texas
Sgt. Chad D. Frokjer, 27, of Maplewood, Minnesota
Staff Sgt. Michael J. Garcia, 27, of Bossier City, Louisiana
Lance Cpl. Mark R. Goyet, 22, of Sinton, Texas
Spc. Kevin J. Hilaman, 28, of Albany, California
Staff Sgt. Nigel D. Kelly, 26, Menifee, California
Capt. Matthew G. Nielson, 27, of Jefferson, Iowa
Cpl. Michael C. Nolen, 22, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin
Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider, 23, of Phoenix, New York
Staff Sgt. Donald V. Stacy, 23, of Avondale, Arizona
Spc. Robert G. Tenney Jr., 29, Warner Robins, Georgia
Capt. David E. Van Camp, 29, of Wheeling, West Virginia
Pfc. James A. Waters, 21, of Cloverdale, Indiana
Pray also for the fallen heroes also of our coalition partners, and for the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan who have died, unnamed and unknown to us, and for those who mourn ... and for an end to this endless war.
From THE HINDU:
At least 38 people were killed and 32 others injured when a train rammed into a bus carrying a marriage party at an unmanned crossing. The accident occurred at 2.20 am when the train going from Mathura to Chapra in Bihar rammed into the bus carrying a marriage party from Adupura village at the crossing in Dariyawganj, Uttar Pradesh.
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