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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
1104206 tn?1407475591
08/12
Just a quick note to say   hi... how are you doing,have all yr health probs resolved
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1483640 tn?1383389371
10/10
Just a quick note to say hi! I seen your post and wanted to add you as a friend if that is OK?
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194838 tn?1303428544
08/10
Thanks for the note Maurita, take care.

Best wishes
Angie
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194838 tn?1303428544
08/10
Hi Maurita, how are you doing? I hope all is well with you. I was wondering if you have heard anymore about Mel? I was so sorry to see you post that she is bedridden and in constant pain, I hope she is doing better, this disease sickens me especially when it affects Women so young. Please let me know if you hear from Mel and send her my love. Take care, best wishes.

Love
Angie
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1128665 tn?1269273471
06/10
Bladder control health chat next week, here’s the link.
http://www.medhelp.org/health_chats/register/48
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483733 tn?1326798446
04/10
Hope you feel better soon!  I sent you an invite to the Chronic Pain Couch.  Awesome group here on MedHelp!
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329994 tn?1301663248
04/10
You deserve a big bear hug! Maurita, you put the big scare in me about Becky. So glad that it isn't her. I worry about her all the time. I am sorry that you are still struggling so much.  but glad that you have your daughter with you and your sister is coming in 2 weeks, that will be so nice. Any plans?
I too have suddenly become emotional. I have been really short with my husband which is so not like me. I am praying it will pass and doing my best to control it. Work has been hard. Even though it is 1/2 days, I am exhausted and so sore. I think I probably still needed more time. But will be off tomorrow.
Love hearing from you!
Sending big hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
04/10
Maurita, I am with you there girl. It is hard to believe that it has taken 5 months but I am at 3 months almost and I am still so darn tired and really, truly do not want to go back to work. I am dreading it. Getting up early, driving working all day, coming home to cook, clean...it is alot after all that our bodies have been through.  and you have had so much more than I to deal with. What is going on now? Let me know when you can, I care!
Any plans for Easter?  I am just cooking for my immediate family and then we might watch a movie in the afternoon. That is all.
Sending big hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
04/10
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.  Haven't heard from you so hope you are well!! I am thinking of you always and hoping that things are getting better. I am doing better now. Slowly but surely it gets better physically. Recently, I have had some emotional outbursts, unusual for me, but I think I was just overtired so have given myself license to chill. Last night, hubby asked me why I wanted to go to dinner and I said, I am tired of cooking and being so dang tired everynight and he did kind of look at me funny. I don't think the men get it. You can't jump right back into everything after major surgery like we have had and be the same. It takes time, lots of time! So, hope you are good!!! Hugs,
Colleen
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667409 tn?1309152183
04/10
Thank you for the note and the good thoughts. I appreciate so much the support that I get from my online friends...it has been so encouraging to know how kind the majority of people are!
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535822 tn?1443976780
03/10
Thanks for the good input on pegs journal ...
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187666 tn?1331173345
03/10
Thanks for the comment on the picture. I'm anxious to get to know my grandson better. I just wish I had a magic wand to make these next couple months easier for my daughter. Thankfully we only live 10 minutes from her place.
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187666 tn?1331173345
03/10
Thank you for celebrating with me. Being there with her the whole time, helping her through labor and delivery was amazing. Now I understand why women helped each other in the old days. Wish we had more of that now. I know the baby is scrunched up looking but I still think he's adorable. I must be biased. LOL    irene
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329994 tn?1301663248
03/10
When is your appt with the surgeon? do you have all your questions written down? I typed mine up with spaces for answers and I have a copy and one for my doctor today when I go for my post op. I hope she will take the time to answer them for me. I want closure and know that I am ok and dealing with everything! I saw that you replied and yes, that is weird isn't it? I don't know what is causing mine but if I find out, I will let you know. I had mine before the surgery so don't think it is related.
Let me know how your appt. goes ok?
Hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
03/10
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. Just thinking of you and wondering how you are doing?
Hugs,
Colleen
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194838 tn?1303428544
03/10
Just a quick note to say hi! Glad you didn,t need the chemo, I know what you mean about everything being a blur cause I felt the same. Good luck at your appointment next week .

Best wishes
Angie
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194838 tn?1303428544
02/10
Hi, thanks for the friend invite, how are you doing? are you going through chemo  ?.  I see on your profile that you are stage 1a the same as me. I had 6 rounds of the poison! and am nearly 5 years from dx now.
Take care
Angie
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675718 tn?1530033033
02/10
Thank you ! -scotty
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329994 tn?1301663248
02/10
Maurita, glad that you have turned the corner, I am constantly thinking of you. Now, hopefully, it is all uphill for you and you will be posting that you are doing this and that, and having fun. I long for the days when we can start reporting all the fun stuff we are doing. I see the light at then end of the tracks....each day small steps forward.
Keep me updated on how you are and what is going on! Will be thinking of you,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
02/10
Just checking in with you to see how you are doing today? I hope that you are getting some relief now. Let me know when you can!
Hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
02/10
Love your new picture Maurita. I hope you are improving. I have been thinking of you. Let me know when you can!
Hugs,
colleen
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1187318 tn?1266384482
02/10
Thanks for the note!  I really appreciate the "hug" :)
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329994 tn?1301663248
02/10
I haven't been reading the board lately Maurita, just trying to keep up with notes and messages. I think you are definitely on the right track and I hope you continue to do so.  I have had a few bad days and figure it is all my out of whack hormones but have been lucky it isn't that bad. I will keep you in my prayers!!
I took my first outdoor walk today, short distance but good. I am sore but need to get moving.
Talk soon,
hugs,
colleen
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378425 tn?1305628294
01/10
Just a quick note to say hi! Maurita, I was checking in....I hope this note finds you doing a little better.  I know things can be tough....but I am praying that you are finding the solutions and I want you to know that you have friends who are thinking of you.....Hope to talk soon, love, Dawnlyn
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329994 tn?1301663248
01/10
oh Maurita, I am thinking of you. Depression is so very hard. I have dealt with mild depression on and off for years and I know that yours is not mild.  Are you seeing anyone about it? They did put you on meds right? I think you have to tweak those until you find the right one for you. I feel bad you are going through this. If you want to talk, I am here, send me messages anytime. If I don't answer right away, it's because I can't sit here long but I do try and check in. I will keep you in my prayers,
hugs,
colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
01/10
Hi Maurita,
Home now, sore and tired. They took it all out, no cancer, but lots of adhesions and they found a hernia, so I am sure that all contributed to my issues. Can't tell yet if it helped or not, too soon, but I hope so. I will write more later, can't sit here long, too tiring. I hope you are doing better now. Let me know!
Hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
01/10
Thank you Maurita, I will take those prayers and soft hugs. When I am sitting in my hospital bed afterwards, they will come in handy :)
I hope you are starting to feel better. I know it has been a rough go for you. Just remember, it takes a long time, it is just not something that you get over with quickly. When I had my previous abdominal surgery, I didn't go back to work until 8 weeks and even then, I was tired. Give yourself time and take it slow.
I will be thinking of you too. Will let you know as soon as I can,
Colleen
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1147205 tn?1263056202
01/10
I am doing much, much better now.  Just about over all the coughing - have a slight cough still but the doctor said it would linger for a while.  That's ok though - it's not bad.   As far as the menopause symptoms.... the only thing I have from time to time is a hot flash and I'm not real sure it's a hot flash or not.  How can ya really tell?  I'm not on any hormones just yet but I suspect when I go for my doctor appointment next week, we'll be talking about it.  

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378425 tn?1305628294
01/10
You deserve a big bear hug!  Just wanted to check on you to see how things were going.  I am keeping you my thoughts and prayers that things are easing up a bit for you.  We got a snow storm yestereday we have about 6 inches of snow on the ground this morning.  Makes traveling fun.lol.  Drop me a line when you get the time.Love, Dawnlyn
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378425 tn?1305628294
01/10
Just a quick note to say hi! Maurita, you can chew my ear anytime....I know where you are coming from....The surgical menopause can be brutal.....Did the doctor tell you that you could take anything?  The hot flashes are nasty, my mood swings can be bad....I am not supposed to take anything....so I deep breathe.....and try to think of all the good things in my life,  I know that sounds corny....But sometimes I really have to make an effort to change my moods.   You will have to find something that works for you....It is getting easier....I am coming up on 2 years since the surgery....If you need someone to unload on I am here....Sometimes just helps to talk to someone who has been where you are...Hope to talk more later....I better let you go for now....Love, Dawnlyn
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599170 tn?1300973893
01/10
love your note,,lets through child birth and menstural cramps in there too!!
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547368 tn?1440541785
01/10
Heck, why stop with a week??? Let those men try menopause for a few months. LOL
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