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Hoping for Good News

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hubby still suffering with hives -- today we get results of the MRI and EEG they did based on the seizures he suffered on 29 July -- hoping they will have found nothing definitive and that he can wean off the anti-seizure meds and resume his normal routine life -- being able to drive his own truck and swim without someone else present, etc.

On my own self, feeling angry because I can't get a grip on my finances, lonesome for my Girl Scout friends and comraderie, and just blah!!!!

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DOODLES1013 8/25/2014 9:37AM

  Think positive!!! I hope everything turns out o.k. Take it one day at a time emoticon

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Feeling Helpless

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

My husband is still suffering from acute attack of hives ... over 4 weeks now!!! Can't take Allegra or Benadryl -- anyone know any home remedies that might help?

As some may know, he suffered seizures after taking Allegra last Tuesday -- scariest day of my life. Saw our primary care physician today but that was a waste of time altho' revealed his BP was elevated. Seeing neurologist tomorrow morning. He had a CT scan of lungs yesterday as our ER visit chest X-ray showed something on lower left lung. Prior to his stopping smoking on Palm Sunday this year, he had been a smoker over 50 years. Praying nothing awful shows in the CT scan from yesterday.

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MKBWNSUGAR 8/19/2014 10:48PM

    You and your family are in my prayers.
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SPATTEN2001 8/5/2014 5:38PM

    Thanks for your comments .... I hope we can get some definitive answers at the neurologist appt tomorrow

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TERESA_68 8/5/2014 2:31PM

    good luck to you both and may god bless you sending prayers

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AZRIDERS 8/5/2014 2:05PM

  Oh ouch! I'm sorry.

I used to get hives a lot as a child. Found out that sulfa - based drugs were at cause. My mom would put me in the bathtub filled with tepid water and dump a box of baking soda in. It did help me.

Good luck. I hope your husband is better soon.

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1 August 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Last month I set a goal of walking 100 miles -- I exceeded that goal and ended the month with 103.4 miles. So ... for the month of August I am increasing my goal by 10%. I am weighing in at 202.5 pounds today. My goal for the month of August is 190.

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COOP9002 8/1/2014 11:53AM

    Great job!!

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ONTHEPATH2 8/1/2014 11:11AM

    Way to go!!!! I have started doing a virtual walk on May 1. I decided to shoot big and walk from Michigan to Arizona to visit a friend there.1870 miles - which I thought would help keep me committed to Spark. I have a track record of 6-8 months, go on vacation and never seem to come back until the first of the year. I wanted this year to be different.

Well, I am now in Kansas! I have walked 685 miles since May!!! It has helped keep me on track. I have set goals like "I want to be in St Louis for the fireworks on the fourth of July", or Kansas border by the first of August! This month it is to be half way there by September 1.

If you feel you need a little boost, check out some of the virtual walks and hikes - it may help keep you motivated!!!

Great job on getting that 100 miles in! You ARE doing it!!! WooHoo!!!

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JUSTSILVIE 8/1/2014 10:10AM

    emoticon Congratulations!

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Hoping for Better Day Today

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Yesterday was one heck of a day --- had the Siamese cat, Ms Lily, spayed -- took hubby to doctor because he has been waking daily with hives all over his body -- doctor prescribed Allegra and took 3 vials of blood to test for possible causes of the hives -- picked prescription up, picked cat up, hubby took one tab of Allegra --- came home, had toasted bagel with butter and ...... heard strange sound so went seeking source -- found my husband lying face down in the bedroom moaning with blood coming from his mouth -- called 911, transported to ER -- EKG normal, chest X-ray normal, about to be released and he had a seizure -- went totally rigid and bit his tongue again (his tongue looks about 3 times its size right now) ... did CAT scan and nothing abnormal there -- brought him home after they gave him one dose of anti-seizure med (Kepprra). Daughter and I went to fill script and get some popsicles for him -- they left taking the two little Chihuahuas (so no barking here tonight) and hubby had a much smaller seizure -- he said it is happening -- nothing like the one he had in ER but scary just the same! Mike got some sleep last night. He was up several times to potty. Tongue is still very swollen from biting it during seizures. Back hurts like crazy because of rigidity during seizures. He hasn't eaten but wanted his coffee this morning. No more seizures since 6 pm last night. Prayer is much appreciated.


Off to Las Vegas Baby

Sunday, July 20, 2014

We are bound for Las Vegas today -- my daughter and I will be traveling from Salt Lake and meeting up with our cousins coming in from Elsberry MO! Will be staying at our timeshare there - soaking up some rays, getting in some water aerobics, lots of walking, and relaxing!!!

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SANDY1969 7/20/2014 7:03PM

    Remember what happens in Vegas stays......just between you and everyone here after you blog about it! lol

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KAB7801 7/20/2014 12:09PM

    Have fun!

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/20/2014 7:45AM

  Enjoy!! emoticon

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