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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-04-17 15:58
Subject: [personal] Dancing the hospital two-step, again
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Tags:cancer, family, health, personal
The universe, in its ongoing efforts to reduce my stress, help me avoid sick people, and allow me to take things easy whilst on chemotherapy, decided to send tillyjane, a/k/a my mom, to the ER this morning with a suspected heart attack. Two hospitals and an ambulance transfer later she is resting comfortably in a cardiac ward close to Nuevo Rancho Lake. She apparently had a cardiac event, but the precise diagnosis awaits observation and further tests. She is cheerful and not in danger of her life, so all will be well.

As for my part, that is hospitals four and five I have spent time in over the past three weeks. Also, no writing today. I'll be over visiting her again in the morning, and she is expecting to be discharged tomorrow, pending of course further followups.

Someone, somewhere, has a quiet, normal life, but it ain't me.

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User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-04-17 23:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Please give tillyjane my best. Here's hoping for a quick recovery.
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User: barbhendee
Date: 2010-04-17 23:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Kitten and chick

Oh, Jay, I'm so sorry. This sounds very stressful for you. Gosh.

Life just seems to be going crazy for so many people this week. Our son-in-law was in the emergency room last night (he's okay), and I just got a call from some very sad friends who've been planning a trip to Italy for the past five months . . . and they will not be able to go due to the "volcano cloud." I felt so bad for them.

I promise, next week will improve for everyone. It will be a good week.
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User: melissajm
Date: 2010-04-18 00:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh sheez. I hope she has a quick and uneventful recovery.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2010-04-18 00:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oy. Please pass along our best wishes to tillyjane.
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Leah Cutter: Stress lab 2
User: lrcutter
Date: 2010-04-18 01:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Stress lab 2
Oh Jay -- I'm so sorry. Please take care of yourself through this. It's so tough.

Incidents are cowards. They come in groups.

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User: talekyn
Date: 2010-04-18 01:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The universe just keeps punching away at you, doesn't it? My thoughts are with you and your Mom. Hopefully, she'll be able to be out tomorrow with a strong good prognosis.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2010-04-18 01:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay, I'm so sorry. Hoping all works out well.

Meanwhile, I'm flat with a 100.5 degree fever (high for me). I do not think this is related to the UTI, but rather is something I picked up in the ER on Monday night. Yuck. If things do not improve by midday tomorrow, or if I worsen tonight, DH and I are making a trip to Kaiser Sunnyside.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-04-18 01:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Be careful, be healthy. :\
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2010-04-18 14:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks. Better today, but ache all over. I suspect I picked up the flu from the ER. Hopefully you don't pick something up! I'll be thinking of you--and hoping your family is DONE with ER visits.
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Queen of the Skies
User: queenoftheskies
Date: 2010-04-18 01:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
OMG, I'm so sorry.

Sending wishes for a speedy recovery for your mom and all the best to you.
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miki garrison: kiss
User: mikigarrison
Date: 2010-04-18 02:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hugs for both of y'all. :(
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User: klwilliams
Date: 2010-04-18 02:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This none of you needed. Sorry to hear it, but it sounds like it's turning out more or less all right, and I hope things improve for you all in all respects.
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International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
User: nick_kaufmann
Date: 2010-04-18 03:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oy yoy yoy. I hope she's doing okay.
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User: jtdiii
Date: 2010-04-18 03:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Best wishes to you and to her.
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The Empress of Ice Cream
User: icecreamempress
Date: 2010-04-18 04:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am so sorry to hear of another health crisis in your family! My best wishes go out to all of you.
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User: madrobins
Date: 2010-04-18 05:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thinking healing thoughts in tillyane's direction. Hell, healing to everyone in your bloodline, up and down the line. You guys are really due for some Quiet Life.
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Erin Cashier
User: therinth
Date: 2010-04-18 09:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
much love. *hugs*
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-04-18 11:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, Jay, I am so sorry. I'm a long way away, but if there is anything I can do, just ask.
Kari xx
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User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-04-18 18:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good thoughts to @tillyjane!
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