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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Nope, I'm not BACK but I've dropped in to say HELLO.
The GOOD NEWS: A friend of ours sold us a good as new turbo diesel ick up truck
The BAD NEWS: Brie and I spent a week in the hospital getting her gall bladder removed.
She was admitted to the Army Hospital right after the stroke of midnight,with gall stone problems. Their specialist was on leave so the next day, they sent her to another hospital to get a non surgical treatment done. Two days later, ther was no progress, so Brie checked ot and returned to the Army Hospital.
At both hospitals, the staff treated us warmly and got me a cot so that I could sleep next to her bedside. I was always introduced as her wife, and the staff was genuinely friendly, Brie had three large gall stones removed from her bile duct and a very inflamed gall bladder extracted through her navel! She has four tiny scars. She was released on the 8th, the day after her surgery. She cannot lift any weight, and she is doing well. I hope the rest of the New Year is not as exciting!
The up side is that I had access to frits and veggies daily and wouls walk twenty minutes every day through out the hospitals for exercise, even though it snowed for a couple of days.
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    2273 days ago
    Just dropped in to see what's happening. Hope Brie is completely recovered and back to herself by now! I sure do miss you! emoticon
    2807 days ago
    Hugs if you see this. I just had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks so I relate. I still can't deal with final bit of bandaid removal yet.
    2890 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/26/2013 9:17:38 AM
    How's brie doing?
    2914 days ago
    Though I haven't been involved in the Spark program for several months, I often think of you and Brie. Today I decided to check on you, which I am glad I did.

    As awful as Brie's situation sounded, there was satisfaction in how you were treated as a couple. It made me happy, knowing that improvements are actually being made to accept diversity in our country. Maybe there will be a better world for our grandchildren after all! emoticon

    Now get out in that new truck and head for someplace warm!!!!!
    2916 days ago
  • SAMI199
    Oh no! I'm glad Brie is doing ok & will be keeping you both in my prayers. I should have read this before I sent your goodie-I'm glad you let us know how you're doing.

    2927 days ago
    I am so glad that you came in to post. I am so sorry about the medical emergency. I am so glad that they treated you well but I know how much much much pain she must be in. It's great to see you back if only for a bit.
    2928 days ago
  • F8CONE8
    Good to see you here! Hope Brie is better! emoticon
    2931 days ago
    Happy New Year and wish you both happiness and good health and continued wellness for your wife Brie. What a way to start the year. Great news about your New Rig, we have a few diesel Mercedes, we love them, but a truck is something very useful. Take care!
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    2933 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2013 12:39:13 AM
    Sorry to hear that Brie was so sick with the gallstones. I hope she is well on the way to being fully mended.

    I hope you have a less exciting end to 2013.
    2933 days ago
    I am thankful that Brie came through the ordeal well & that all that type of "excitement" is behind y'all.

    May the coming months prove to be less eventful in the medical realm & filled with rich blessings in all areas!

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    God bless!
    2933 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Bootcamp for Brie!
    Just think how hard it would be if you two were not in tip-top shape!! My GB patients used to be in the hospital for a month!!!

    2933 days ago
    Sending major spark hugs, gentle ones of course for you both.
    2933 days ago
    The best to Brie and you.
    2934 days ago
  • DEE107
    OH MY and glad she is on the mend hugs
    2934 days ago
    Brie must have been in excruciating pain, I hope the stones don't return later. It's time you guys had some good luck come your way. another upside is that you have been in a warm place during these cold days too.
    2934 days ago
    Good to hear from you!
    So sorry that Brie had to go through all that pain that comes with gall stones and the surgery, and I hope that she's totally on the mend. I know you'll take good care of her!
    And WooHoo for your new turbo diesel pick-up truck! Reliable wheels!
    Take care, and write again when you have time.

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    2934 days ago
    Hello! So good to hear from you. I too have taken a break from SP. I am thrilled that Brie is fine....and how wonderful that the hospital not only let you stay overnight but acknowledged you as her wife. That is so special. Yay on eating your veggies and walking! I was on a vegetarian diet for a few weeks and felt great...then Christmas and NY came and I ate very unhealthy. The last five days I had that terrible flu...was bedridden....couldn't eat or drink hardly anything. So, I was on the flu diet and lost seven pounds. I still have a cough but am back to normal. It seems to affected my sense of taste and though I feel hungry, nothing appeals to me. That's a first! Take care, you two love birds.......
    2934 days ago
    I ho[e Bre is on the mend.Good luck this year.It should be the best year yet. emoticon
    2934 days ago
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