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Hello everyone,

I missed you all so much and to be honest hope that I am going to be on regularly again, but not sure at any given moment. In the past couple of weeks I have been on a roller coaster ride that quite frankly, I would like to get off of.

It all started when I was making pudding (I make fat free, sugar free for the Weight Watchers Diet and have for years as it is my only milk) anyway, as I was making this at the stove, I kept almost passing out - catching myself only by running to lay down. Well, this quickly moved from when I made pudding to almost all the time when I was standing....at the same time I was having chest pains as well as pains in my legs and arms and basically everywhere else. I was set up to have all kinds of test run on my heart and also to see a reumatologist for the pain. The cardiologist has run a bunch of tests - some I failed and some I passed. Thankfully - I passed my Echo Cardiogram which means I should not have a heart attach soon. But, I failed what is called a Tilt Table Test - because I passed out cold from it and also my 24 hour halter monitor which showed that my heart was doing funky things. Cardiologist now has me on a medication which he started very slowly because of my other health problem which is Angio Edema (swelling of the throat, abdomin or pancreas as well as other sites not so life threatening).

The reumatologist also determined that I had bursitis in both hips and also a bad case of Fibra-Myalgia which is painful most of the time. I was given cortizone shots in the hips but it did nothing so now I am off to a physical therapist for both conditions.

I am now thinking that if I just got fat and stopped the weight watchers - and ate the good fat of regular pudding life would be good
JK

Now, I also at the same time had a flooded basement which the fire department had to come and pump out - lots of my daughters things were lost as she moved back in and was storing some things. Mold had to be remediated.

I also at the same time was told by my boss that the company I work for may not exist in less than a month. So, with my health issue and not being able to look for a job I looked into short term disability and found that this would not cover even my living expense to live in the condo - let alone car and eating. How do people do this.

So, I am sorry this is long and even sorrier that I have been absent. I know that many of you have had things happen and I would have been there to give a prayer or hug, so please feel those things now.

It is just so hard sometimes to even get the strength to get up let alone type.

Take care everyone.

Susan
 

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OMG Susan, you have been through so much lately. My heart goes out to you. I surely hope that the doctors can help you back to health again. I am sorry to hear about your job, too. Gosh, I just feel so badly for you. I will be thinking of you and hope that your life turns around for the better. You are such a joy to have here on SM. I hope you will be well enough to post often.
 

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Susan, I missed you too. I have been thinking about you and wondering if you were ok. Wow! You have been through it. I am glad that you are hopefully on the mend. Good to see you back.
 

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Hi Susan,
I'm sorry to hear that you've had so many problems. I hope that things will get better for you real soon and that you'll be able to come here and post. I'm sure that Teddy has been a wonderful comfort to you at such a trying time.
 

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Susan, I do hope that things turn out better for you. I would definitely speak to the benefits person at the place where you work regarding disability payments and options. Also, check with your homeowners insurance because you may be covered if you have flood coverage (same for mold coverage). I really hope better days are on your horizion.
 

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im sorry to hear u are having problems again
hang in there! we r thinking of u...if u need n e thing, just let us know
 

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Susan I am so sorry you are going through all this, I was just wondering the other day where you were.
I sure hope the physio therapy can help to ease your pain, hang in there and rest assured that my thoughts and prayers are heading your way
 

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So sorry to hear you are having so many problems. I hope things turn around and start looking up real soon. We will be thinking and praying for you. Glad to have you posting again.
 
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