Update from Carolyn's daughter- CD wednesday update.

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  1. CD and BigMac

    CD and BigMac Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Just letting you know that my Mom is out of surgery. She's had a long day with some diffificulties with low blood pressure. She needed a blood transfusion but she looks great (she told me to say that, but she DOES look great darn her!) and her famous sarcastic sense of humor is well in tact! :)

    I'm sure she will be in touch when she can!

    Lynn
     
  2. Barbara and tuffy

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    Thanks for the update. Glad she is doing well.
     
  3. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    Thanks for the update. Please let Carolyn know we're wishing her a speedy recovery.
     
  4. Dyana

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    Sending you the bestest and fastest of recovery vines, Carolyn. I always think you look like a movie star :razz:
     
  5. Barb & Checkers (GA)

    Barb & Checkers (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update, Lynn :smile:

    Sending Carolyn tons of healing vines and prayers. :smile:

    Barb
     
  6. Melissa & Tarragon

    Melissa & Tarragon Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the update! We'll be thinking about her and sending lots of healing vines!
     
  7. charliesmom

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    Get better REAL SOON Carolyn! :smile:

    Jill
     
  8. Tena and Curry(GA)

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    Thank you for the update. Sending lots of speedy recovery vines.
     
  9. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

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    Thanks Lynn for the update. Mannie and I send tons of healing vines and pryers and wishes for a speedy recovery. I am glad she is dong OK. Rest well tonight Carolyn!
     
  10. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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    Healing, fast-recovery vines going out by special delivery tonight.
    Many thanks for this good news!

    Hugs to CD from.

    Ella & Rusty
     
  11. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    Lynn,

    Thank you for letting us know how your mom is doing. Sending her lots of prayers, hugs, and love for a speedy recovery. Please keep us posted when you can.

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    GET WELL SOON, CAROLYN!!! But in the meantime, hope you have some good, smutty things to read! :lol: :lol:
     
  12. dian and wheezer

    dian and wheezer Well-Known Member

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    Great news. hope you are up and about in no time. Praying for a speedy recovery. you will be up dancing in no time.
    hugs
     
  13. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

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    Great news...many prayers coming your way!
     
  14. Susie and Moochie

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    Thank you, Lynn! I'm so glad that your mom's surgery went well. Please give her my best! :smile:
     
  15. Deb & Spot

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    Thanks for the update! Carolyn...guess all that running and hoping around at the Coos Bay Reunion was a tad to much for ya, huh!!! You looked good then and I know you look mahvalus now! Sending prayers, thoughts and vines for a speedy recovery!!!
    Spot sez to get well soon too!!
     
  16. KT & Buckwheat

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery Carolyn. No fun, I'm sure. Thanks to your daughter for the good news!
     
  17. Ele & Blackie (GA)

    Ele & Blackie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for letting us know, Lynn. Please send my healing wishes to your mother. I hope she has a quick and complete recovery. (((((Carolyn)))))
     
  18. Pat+Raja+Shadow

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    Thank you for the update Lynn! :mrgreen: I am glad she is doing better now....
    Please give her lots of loves and hugs from us all! :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG:
     
  19. Leslie and Jasper

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    Thanks for this update, healing vines to Carolyn for speedy recover
     
  20. Randi & Max (GA)

    Randi & Max (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I am so glad the surgery went well and I will be wishing for a speedy and easy recovery for your Mom.
    Thanks for keeping us updated on her condition.
    Carolyn means so much to so many here. She has a very special place in my heart.
    Hugs to you and your family.
     
  21. PeterDevonMocha

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    Thanks for the update! Glad to hear she is doing better .. will keep her in my thoughts and prayers!
     
  22. Teresa and Poopy

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    Thank you, Lynn. Get well quick, Carolyn! :smile:
     
  23. donnahc

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    Thanks for the news! Rest well, get well soon Carolyn!!!
     
  24. Roni and Moonie

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    Sending Healing Prayers for a quick & complete recovery for our dear friend CD...She is such a wonderful person and is so loved by all here--Heal quickly Carolyn, we Love you & are thinking of you!
     
  25. Anne & Zener GA

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    I'm glad the Tinman got all her joints properly oiled. She must be on some wicked good drugs. Sending healing energy for a speedy and complete recovery. Thank you for the update.
    Liz
     
  26. Emmy & Dude

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    Thank you so much Lynn for letting us know that CD is okay. All of us at the "northwest get-together" spoke with her on the telephone on Saturday and told her that we'd be right there with her all the way - and we were - thought and spoke of her all day.

    She sent a "paper CD" to us and if any of you are on FB, go onto Patti Fuchs' wall and see what she posted - we had "paper CD" with us at all the activities and the pictures are great. They're also on my wall and on CD's wall on FB - when I get copies, I can post some on here but don't have all the pictures yet as Patti took them on her camera.

    Please give her our love and tell her she was in our thoughts - so glad to hear she's now doing okay.

    Will be watching for updates.

    Emmy & Dude (& Mittsi too)
     
  27. Rocket & his Mom

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    Carolyn,
    I truly hope and pray that you will have a speedy recovery....all the best from Rocket and myself !!!
     
  28. Sarah and Velcro

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    I'm so happy to hear things went fairly smoothly. Thank you for keeping us in the loop. :)
     
  29. Ann & Tess GA

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    Thank you for keeping us up to date, Lynn. Sending lots of speedy recovery vines, Carolyn.

    Auntie Carolynbean? You wants KTSS to come? We all gots scrubs and can blend in very well! -- Tess

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  30. MauiGuppy

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    Thinking of you Carolyn and sending you happy vines for a speedy recovery!
     
  31. Anyname

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    To Carolyn, a loving and caring kitty lover known the world over for her concern for others. Much love and best wishes for a speedy recovery from Melbourne, Australia.....

    PS thank you for your comments on LBs farewell thread. I cried and cried for our maine coon boys who are roaming free as they so loved to do..
     
  32. Camille and Cyclone

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    Thank you! Please tell her I was thinking of her yesterday and hoping all went well.
     
  33. Georgia and Simon (GA)

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    Thank you, Lynn for the update! Carolyn, Simon and I are sending tons of healing thoughts and prayers for a speedy, easy recovery.
     
  34. Linda and Bear Man

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    (((((CD))))) I am sending LL vines for a speedy recovery! The important thing is ... you look great! Thanks, Lynn, for updating us.
     
  35. Hillary & Maui (GA)

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    CD - we are all pulling for a speedy recovery. Sending you lots of good wishes and healing thoughts.
     
  36. CD and BigMac

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    Hi, it's me. New hip... Hip hip hooray!

    Thx so much for vines. Need them.
    still struggling with bp too low 80/40. Getting anthr blood trnfusn.

    Tired but good spirits. :D
     
  37. Jane & Jack & Karre the Emperor

    Jane & Jack & Karre the Emperor Well-Known Member

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    Hang in there Carolyn!! Be the tough cookie we know you are!! If you need some extra good spirits, let me know, we've got a bottle store here that ships internationally :lol:
    Hugs!!
    Jane
     
  38. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

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    (((Carolyn))) adding my healing and recovery vines for your hip surgery. I hope they can get your b/p under control. Lots of hugs from us.
     
  39. Pat+Raja+Shadow

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    SOooooo glad to hear from you!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Yay for the shiny new Hip!!! Is it beautiful?? I bet it's SO much nicer than the old one!!!
    :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG:
    But ummmmm....new blood? What's up with that?? :eek: That was NOT in hte Plan A we had arranged now, was it?? Well, get it flowing properly and hurry up and get outta there!! :mrgreen:

    Sending continued healing vines for you Dear Friend....and a million hugs!! (((((((((Carolyn)))))))))
     
  40. Anne & Zener GA

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That made me laugh! Tangles of vines for continued healing. (((((CD)))))
    Liz
     
  41. Tracy & Leo

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    A new and improved CD? Hooray!!! :lol:

    Get well soon Carolyn :D
     
  42. Pat+Raja+Shadow

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    (((Carolyn))) Hope all went okay yesterday...thinking of you and sending lots of hugs!
    Please feel good and get back home ASPO, okay? Hugs!!
     
  43. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

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    Thinking of you Carolyn - lots of hugs and healing vines!
     
  44. CD and BigMac

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    Thank you so much guys. It means a lot.
    Although I've struggled a little with low b/p I think it is better today. I got as low as 58/39. But couple units of blood helped. I stored my own at the blood bank pre surgery so that helped.

    The hip surgery I had was a newer procedure - incision from the front instead of side/back. I was the first patient in this hospital to have it done this way. it means I have less precautions to take as I recover. Reg. procedure patients (during 3-6 month recovery) cannot bend at waist, cannot move leg past midline of body, no crossing legs - not even at the ankle, and cannot have the hip joint/torso at more than 90 degree angle. So picking up something off the floor just cannot happen. That alone would make me crazy.

    Even though my leg hurts like someone jammed a 6" spike down my femur ( oh wait, they did do that..) :roll: . My recovery should be easier (eventually).

    Ok. All this thinking nd writing has exhausted me... Nap time.
     
  45. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

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    I hope the recovery is not as complicated as with the "old" style surgery! It would truly be a problem if you couldn't pick up the kitties -- even the littlest one. Please keep us updated. It's great to hear that you're doing well.
     
  46. MelanieAndRacci

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    Hi CD,

    I'm so glad the operation went well and the new type is less complicated to deal with during recovery. I'm so sorry for the pain. I know it must be a drag. I hope they get your bp straightened out so you can start regaining your strength. Best wishes and healing thoughts for a speedy recovery!

    Melanie & Racci
     
  47. PeterDevonMocha

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    Thanks for the continued updates! You're still in my thoughts for a fast and easy recovery!
     
  48. Barbara and tuffy

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    Good to hear from you C.D. Continued quick recovery.

    Sending prayers, vines, snowflakes and everything else. Keep up the good work. Enjoy your PT. It helps even though my doc calls them 'physical terrorists'. Update when you can. Hope you get home soon.

    Enjoy your nap.

    HUGS
     
  49. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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    Hi Carolyn,
    Get that bp up and running today so you can go home soon, OK? And many, many fast-healing vines and good acclimation vines for your new hip.
    Thinking of you and sending lots of love and hugs (and kitty kisses from Rusty),

    Ella & Rusty
     
  50. max&emmasmommie

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    Send-===ing you vines, healin\g\g vines, and Emma is helping to do that, obviously!
     
  51. Hillary & Maui (GA)

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    Maui says she has a fresh batch of nipjitos ready to bring over, only she can't find her little red wagon. She thinks Mannie still has it and won't return it. I guess I could Fedex you the nipjitos....all you need to do is just add ice!

    Glad you're feeling better and on the recovery path.
     
  52. Anne & Zener GA

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    I think Marje is taking Borg applications... :lol: Ouch on the pain. Sending healing vines for a speedy and complete recovery.
    Liz
     
  53. Doug N Libby

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    Carolyn -

    Glad to hear the surgery was a success; hope they get your bp straightened out soon. So sorry about the post-op pain, hope you have some good drugs to help with that! Praying all will be smooth sailing from here and the pain will soon be a distant memory!

    Libby (& Hershey, too!)
     
  54. Ele & Blackie (GA)

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    ((((Carolyn))))) Sending more healing vines and prayers for a full and speedy recovery. You are a brave woman! Hang in there and it will get better.
     
  55. tpr

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    Hi Carolyn,

    Ella and I are sending you many healing vines as you recover from your surgery.

    T & E
     
  56. Lisa and Do Lou (GA)

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    sending lots of healing vines and a blizzard of snowflakes for you ((((((((Carolyn)))))))))
     
  57. Vyktors Mum

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    I couldn't find a kitty, a drooler with vines was the best I could do. If your bed isn't already collapsing under the avalanche more vines coming your way.
     

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    Healing vines coming your way! :smile:
     
  59. doombuggy

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    Carolyn, we will add you to tomorrow's office lunch prayer list for a speedy recovery! :YMHUG: from Cedric & Dallas too!
    Jesse
     
  60. Anne & Zener GA

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    Nice description of the anterior hip replacement approach CD! I suspect you will be very happy with the long term results and lack of precautions though it hurts like H-E-L-L-O in the beginning. And do mind your PT's instructions, though I prefer the description Pain and Torture! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     

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  61. Marje and Gracie

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    Carolyn


    Just adding more healing vines and love!!! Hope each day finds you stronger and in less pain. I hear tequila helps with the BP, too :lol:
     
  62. Angela & Blackie & 3 Others

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    Thank you so much for the wonderful update. My thoughts and prayers are continuing for you all, and I also continue to wish for her to make a full and speedy recovery.
     
  63. jan and Hep and sara (GA)

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    Thanks for the update Lynn. Glad your mom's surgery went well.
    Sending get well soon vines your way Carolyn. The hard parts over now. It's only up hill from here. Nice to hear you've still got your sense of humor brewing.
    Thinking of you. :YMHUG:
     
  64. Frip&Grip

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    WOW just seeing this... need to get here more often. I've been busy with work.

    Glad to see all is good... Sendings lot of healing vines and prayers... Hope you have full and speedy recovery... :D

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