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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Streets level has been extremely high for the past one plus years. Husband has been in and out of the hospital many times - 4 times in last 4 months. His health is not good and mine isn't much better. Husband has been dealing with lots of kidney and lung problems. He's had many surgeries for very large kidney stones in both kidneys. We have both had pneumonia within the last 4 months - husband 4 times in 4 months and myself 1 time in 3 months but also had the flu the same time as the pneumonia. My lungs have gotten worse (COPD/Emphysema). Husband still has some surgeries to go for his kidney but has to strengthen his lungs (COPD/Asthma) in order to survive the surgery which will take 2-3 hours to remove a stricture in his ureter and then to figure out a way to re-attach the ureter. Urologist has come up with about 4 different ways to do the surgery but if the ureter/kidney starts to leak or finds out there's not a suitable way of re-attaching the ureter, then he will have to remove his left kidney. There are other stressors but none of them are as great as his health. So, we are both walking to try to strengthen our lungs.

I have decided to join the team for stress to help me deal with all the stress that we have had. I joined the team today and have begun the process of distressing myself.


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    I heard that a harmonica is GREAT for lung building. I found out on my last visit that I am 10 points below where I am supposed to be, so I may take it up. Also drinking pineapple juice is really good for lung inflammation. Lastly I started having trouble with my kidneys so I gave up all animal foods, because they are very hard on the kidneys.

    I hope the walking helps your stress and that you know that both of you are in my prayers.

    1567 days ago
    Whew! It is hard to find the right words to tell you how sorry I am that you and your husband are going through this. Please know that I carry you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs...Cris
    1568 days ago
    You certainly have been stressed! I joined the stress busting challenge yesterday too. My stressors are totally different tho! Do be sure to do what it takes to strengthen your lungs and his lungs! He needs to be strong for surgery and you need to be strong for him and for you! Wishing you both good outcomes with minimal surgical invasions! Take care!!
    1568 days ago
  • MSANN59
    Praying take care of each other !!🙏🙏
    1568 days ago
    Take care of yourself, it's a tough time and you are in my thoughts.
    1568 days ago
    Best of luck! Take each step one at a time :-)
    1568 days ago
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