Home from the hospital and so far, so good

United States
December 1, 2017 3:10pm CST
Five days home, now waiting two weeks to get that wretched kidney stone removed. The stent is still working, praise God. Nothing tastes good so I have to make myself eat a bite or two. Everything's way too salty or too sweet. Even though I gained 15 pounds of fluid weight, I've probably lost actual pounds. Husband got the Christmas tree up and lights on, but grandson will help decorate this weekend. He's playing Joseph in our church float for the parade tomorrow. We're still planning for the family to come here for Christmas, but eveyone will help. There are gonna be some short cuts this year! Just wanted to check in. Hope you all are well and blessed.
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@Happy2BeMe (70073)
• Canada
1 Dec
Glad the stent is working. This Christmas you can sit back and enjoy it and let everybody do the work.
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• United States
1 Dec
I guess I'll have to. Have you recovered more from your heart surgery?
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@Happy2BeMe (70073)
• Canada
2 Dec
@1creekgirl i feel great and only have a bit of discomfort if I overdo it.
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• United States
2 Dec
@Happy2BeMe So glad to hear that, Laurel.
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@Kandae11 (27250)
1 Dec
You must eat something especially if you are taking pills.
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• United States
1 Dec
I know, I try not to ever take them on an empty stomach.
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@Corbin5 (82104)
• United States
1 Dec
Definitely this year calls for short cuts. Once that kidney stone is removed, you will be on the way to feeling so much better.
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• United States
1 Dec
I'm looking forward to that.
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@kobesbuddy (19698)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
Sorry your taste sense isn't working, anesthetic does that to me every time. Glad your stent is working and sorry about the terrible kidney stone! Soon you will be feeling a lot better, just a little bit longer:)
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• United States
1 Dec
Thanks for the encouragement. I didn't know the infection from septic shock can poison all your internal organs. Than God no sign of any other damage. It's hard not to wonder, "what next?"
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@kobesbuddy (19698)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
@1creekgirl I'm still praying for you, Vicki:)
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Will you be able to go to the parade to see your grandson? Christmas parades are great fun.
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• United States
2 Dec
No, I won't be able to make it. But I'm sure someone will take pictures.
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@AmbiePam (46240)
• United States
1 Dec
That sounds pretty painful.
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• United States
1 Dec
It's definitely the most deadly illness I've ever encountered. Survival rate is 50 50. But thank God I did survive!
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@Srbageldog (5684)
• United States
2 Dec
I must have missed the news about your kidney stone. I just read through the comments and saw that you had septic shock. I'm so sorry you're dealing with that! Will you have to have surgery to remove the stone? I am so glad that you seem okay now and that the stent is working. What a thing to deal with, especially during the holiday season! And especially when you're still recovering from your shoulder surgery.
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• United States
2 Dec
I should get the stone removed in two weeks. So thankful to have survived it.
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• United States
2 Dec
@1creekgirl Will they be breaking it up via ultrasound or will they actually have to go inside you to remove it?
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• United States
2 Dec
@Srbageldog I think the doc will use a lazer, but not sure.
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@Blondie2222 (18257)
• United States
5 Dec
Just drink lots of fluids and eat when you can. I hope you get better soon and some relief. I was supposed to have surgery this week but it got cancelled as i'm sick with laryngitis
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• United States
5 Dec
Oh, no! Hope you heal quickly so your surgery can take place.
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@Blondie2222 (18257)
• United States
5 Dec
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@ebanreb (4824)
• Philippines
2 Dec
Hopeyour doing fime now my friend. Avoid salty and foods and drink lots of water
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• United States
2 Dec
Yes, I'm cutting back on salt and trying to drink more water.
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@ebanreb (4824)
• Philippines
2 Dec
@1creekgirl Ah ok . Hope your fast recovery with that kidney stone
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@LadyDuck (122520)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
I am so sorry that you cannot enjoy food because nothing tastes good. I am glad the stent is working and I hope you can recover soon.
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• United States
2 Dec
Thanks, Anna. Trusting God to heal me.
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@LadyDuck (122520)
• Switzerland
3 Dec
@1creekgirl I hope you are going to be completely well for Christmas.
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@YrNemo (8758)
2 Dec
I thought you only had the problem with your arm, now the kidney stone. Take care and hope 2018 will be better for you.
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• United States
2 Dec
Yes, I'm still in physical therapy from the shoulder surgery, although I haven't been able to go back since this kidney infection. Hoping I can go next week so my shoulder won't freeze up.
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@YrNemo (8758)
3 Dec
@1creekgirl I do feel for you...
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@allen0187 (27600)
• Philippines
2 Dec
Hope you continue getting better.
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• United States
2 Dec
Thank you so much.
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@allen0187 (27600)
• Philippines
2 Dec
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@Courtlynn (51333)
• United States
2 Dec
Sorry nothing taste good right now. Hope things get better and hope you have a smooth easy christmas
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• United States
2 Dec
Thank you, Courtney. Hope your holiday will be very special.
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@Courtlynn (51333)
• United States
2 Dec
@1creekgirl youre welcome and thank you
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• United States
4 Dec
Hopefully your taste will come back and you'll enjoy food again. Glad that you are doing better and everyone is willing to help with the Christmas decorations etc.
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• United States
4 Dec
Thanks, Marilyn.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
2 Dec
Oh my gosh Vicki!! I had no clue that this had happened to you, poor you xoxoxo God heal you from your head to your toes xoxo
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• United States
2 Dec
That is so sweet, Tiara! It's a tough recovery, but getting the stone out should help too.
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@LoriAMoore (10162)
• United States
2 Dec
So good to hear from you and sorry you're going through all of this. Take care.
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• United States
2 Dec
Appreciate the kind words.
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@lady1993 (15779)
• Philippines
2 Dec
hello and welcome back? i hope you will have a wonderful Christmas with your entire family
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• United States
2 Dec
Thanks, you too.
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@UncleJoe (8618)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 Dec
Sure wish I could help you but I'm not allowed to do surgery anymore since they fond out I wasn't really a doctor.
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• United States
2 Dec
I think I'd rather have you as a friend.
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@averygirl72 (14205)
• Philippines
2 Dec
Hope to get that kidney stones remove. Hope you will be okay this Christmas and enjoy the celebration
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• United States
2 Dec
Appreciate the kind wishes.
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@TRBRocks420 (62431)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Dec
Sorry to hear about the kidney stones, but hope it will be a merry Christmas.
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• United States
2 Dec
Thanks TR. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too.
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