Ranaesheart's MedHelp Blogs https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/579258 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en Kalista needs prayers Life has changed a lot. Miss Kalista will be 4 on February 25th and she was taken to the hospital ye Ranaesheart Tue, 09 Feb 2010 13:41:25 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/160834/Kalista-needs-prayers https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/160834/Kalista-needs-prayers Fortitude and Strength The past few weeks have presented some opportunities that are testing the level of my patience, the i Ranaesheart Tue, 24 Nov 2009 10:22:25 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/139424/Fortitude-and-Strength https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/139424/Fortitude-and-Strength My Resolve is Tested It has been a fun yet exhausting weekend ... full of emotional ups and downs. Determined to not bing Ranaesheart Mon, 09 Nov 2009 07:12:04 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/135378/My-Resolve-is-Tested https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/135378/My-Resolve-is-Tested A Thief Among Friends .. This past week I found out my brother's siding brake had been stolen from my garage ... funny thing . Ranaesheart Sat, 10 Oct 2009 21:25:28 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/128368/A-Thief-Among-Friends-- https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/128368/A-Thief-Among-Friends-- A SIXTH Diagnosis & a Major Depression Many of you are aware of the stressful nature of events throughout the last 1 - 1/2 years and, like t Ranaesheart Mon, 05 Oct 2009 20:08:46 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/126987/A-SIXTH-Diagnosis--a-Major-Depression https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/126987/A-SIXTH-Diagnosis--a-Major-Depression a FIFTH Diagnosis ... Geezzzzz Received a call from the University of Iowa Infectious Disease doctors and now they feel I have mycob Ranaesheart Wed, 02 Sep 2009 20:21:45 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/118469/a-FIFTH-Diagnosis--Geezzzzz https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/118469/a-FIFTH-Diagnosis--Geezzzzz Miss Kalista .. heading to Kansas City Miss Kalista's immunity levels are at a point where she basically has no immunity. I am leaving for Ranaesheart Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:58:04 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/116092/Miss-Kalista--heading-to-Kansas-City https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/116092/Miss-Kalista--heading-to-Kansas-City Nocardia - A Tough Battle - A New Motto Many of you are aware I have not been online as much lately and it is due to some escalating personal Ranaesheart Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:31:42 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/113193/Nocardia---A-Tough-Battle---A-New-Motto https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/113193/Nocardia---A-Tough-Battle---A-New-Motto Miss Kalista, A New Brother & A Day of Rest In the midst of this latest abscess, two trips to the doctor and hot packs 4 times a day, Mik and the Ranaesheart Sun, 02 Aug 2009 08:27:53 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/110494/Miss-Kalista--A-New-Brother--A-Day-of-Rest https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/110494/Miss-Kalista--A-New-Brother--A-Day-of-Rest Another Abscess .. this really is getting old Woke up at 4 am and noticed an area on my abdomen, below the lowest of the four previous abscesses, t Ranaesheart Wed, 29 Jul 2009 22:15:52 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/109786/Another-Abscess--this-really-is-getting-old https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/109786/Another-Abscess--this-really-is-getting-old A New Refrigerator ... and Lots of Water ... LOLLLL Sometimes you just have to laugh at life .. I mean it!!!! We spent ALL day Sunday shopping for a " Ranaesheart Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:40:31 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/107555/A-New-Refrigerator--and-Lots-of-Water--LOLLLL https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/107555/A-New-Refrigerator--and-Lots-of-Water--LOLLLL Miss Kalista - The Grace of a Sick Child Yesterday I took a "ME" Day and experienced the second epiphany of my life. It was profound and has Ranaesheart Thu, 25 Jun 2009 22:42:25 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/101081/Miss-Kalista---The-Grace-of-a-Sick-Child https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/101081/Miss-Kalista---The-Grace-of-a-Sick-Child Were You Loved? ~ A Tribute to Dad This is something I wrote for my dad last year .. and is a special memory now and always ... Happy Fa Ranaesheart Sun, 21 Jun 2009 15:37:31 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/99806/Were-You-Loved--A-Tribute-to-Dad https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/99806/Were-You-Loved--A-Tribute-to-Dad Chat at 3 EDT Today - Lasik Eye Surgery ... A Consideration! I'm going to check out the Lasik Eye Surgery chat with Dr. Omar Awad .. I have a few questions about Ranaesheart Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:47:48 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/98415/Chat-at-3-EDT-Today---Lasik-Eye-Surgery--A-Consideration https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/98415/Chat-at-3-EDT-Today---Lasik-Eye-Surgery--A-Consideration Another Stressor - But the Weight is Under Control Just when you think you can't handle one more thing, we are sometimes presented with another challeng Ranaesheart Fri, 05 Jun 2009 08:08:29 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/95109/Another-Stressor---But-the-Weight-is-Under-Control https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/95109/Another-Stressor---But-the-Weight-is-Under-Control Next Diagnosis Please ... OK .. so I was "supposed" to have MRSA and taking Clindamycin for the past 2+ weeks and that, along w Ranaesheart Thu, 21 May 2009 23:06:08 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/91215/Next-Diagnosis-Please- https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/91215/Next-Diagnosis-Please- Today and Tomorrow - Winning the Battle Have stayed down most of the day and am on double antibiotics for 4 days. The bottom 2 abscesses are Ranaesheart Mon, 18 May 2009 17:50:55 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/90304/Today-and-Tomorrow---Winning-the-Battle https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/90304/Today-and-Tomorrow---Winning-the-Battle Pain and Tears .. What Would You Do? Last night I went to the ER for a dressing change that involves unpacking and repacking 2 newly drain Ranaesheart Sat, 16 May 2009 11:31:40 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/89652/Pain-and-Tears--What-Would-You-Do https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/89652/Pain-and-Tears--What-Would-You-Do Just when you think ... Just when you think all is on the mend ... sometimes there is another curve ball. Seems the original Ranaesheart Fri, 15 May 2009 01:54:37 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/89303/Just-when-you-think-- https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/89303/Just-when-you-think-- Needing PRAYERS ... Happy Mother's Day .. and please keep us in your prayers today as Kalista has taken a turn for the wo Ranaesheart Sun, 10 May 2009 10:43:40 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/87941/Needing-PRAYERS-- https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/87941/Needing-PRAYERS--