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Posted Mon Mar 10, 2014, 9:29pm
Subject: It has been a looooong day.
 

Short history. For 30 years my wife has had medical issues and we have just lived with it.

Since just before Christmas, she started going down hill. She has several Cysts and calcium deposits in the brain. It has been the trigger for seizures when this all started and has been under control for the last 20 plus years.  Around Christmas, she started loosing the ability to speak, she could say words but not the ones she wanted to say, they were all mixed up. Then as the weeks passed, she started to loose her balance and for the last 3 weeks she has been bed bound.

About 5 or 6 weeks ago, we started the process of getting the doctors involved, doctor appointments were made and after several of them, today was supposed to be just one more. We saw the doctor today and he admitted her to the hospital straight from his office. We spent since 9 am until after 8 pm with all the things needed to get into the hospital and ready for surgery. She is having more tests, likely as I type this in prep for tomorrow mornings surgery. Then the long drive home and early I will need to get up to go back and start over again.

She has had one cyst triple in size since the last MRI scans 2 years ago. There is no cure and there isn't even a name for what she has so we just do things day by day. This will be something like her 12th brain surgery since this has all started. Thank the Lord for good insurance Boeing provides.

Sorry, I don't mean to put a damper on things, I just needed to vent.

For those who pray, please send a few up for us.

 
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Posted Mon Mar 10, 2014, 9:53pm
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you and your family will be in my prayers, wayne.
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Posted Mon Mar 10, 2014, 10:32pm
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and in my prayers too
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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014, 12:51am
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Crikey mate, hope things go well for you both.


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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014, 2:08am
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So sorry Wayne. Interceding for you and your wife tonight.
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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014, 8:50am
Subject: Re: It has been a looooong day.
 

Thank you all, the sun is up and the new day started well. We are waiting to see the doc this morning but things are looking up, sorry about the thread, it was just piling up yesterday. We have been through this before and likely will again.

 
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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014, 8:57am
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Hope your wife gets better, best of luck to you both
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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014, 9:28am
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My thoughts & prayers for your wife & you Wayne..

 
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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014, 2:51pm
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Wayne,
Thinking of you and your wife.

God bless,
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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014, 8:26pm
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calblacksmith Said:

sorry about the thread

Posted March 11, 2014 link

Wayne,

Don't be sorry - venting and talking through life's curve balls can go a long way towards healing one's stresses in life. With all that you've been through, your venting is well-deserved. All the best for you and your wife.

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