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My stomach had the opening of a pin. He is furious with the surgeons because they pretty much blew me off saying it wasn’t possible to have a stricture and lo and behold here I am. The first endoscopy opened it a tiny bit for Water and juice to pass through. So I have been sipping water and juice. So glad I don’t have to go to the hospital anymore for IV fluids every other day. My next endoscopy is Monday and this is going to be for a series of weeks until they can get it big enough so that I can actually swallow something. Not a good scenario. If anybody is reading this and you feel that you cannot swallow something and your doctor says it’s acid reflux, run to your Gastro because your doctor is wrong. Orchids, thanks so much for lending me an ear throughout this ordeal. How are you making out? I know you have stuff of your own going on.

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1 hour ago, Starfish23 said:

My stomach had the opening of a pin. He is furious with the surgeons because they pretty much blew me off saying it wasn’t possible to have a stricture and lo and behold here I am. The first endoscopy opened it a tiny bit for Water and juice to pass through. So I have been sipping Water and juice. So glad I don’t have to go to the hospital anymore for IV fluids every other day. My next endoscopy is Monday and this is going to be for a series of weeks until they can get it big enough so that I can actually swallow something. Not a good scenario. If anybody is reading this and you feel that you cannot swallow something and your doctor says it’s acid reflux, run to your Gastro because your doctor is wrong. Orchids, thanks so much for lending me an ear throughout this ordeal. How are you making out? I know you have stuff of your own going on.

Sorry to hear that this is going to be a long process, but thank heavens you can at least get some fluids in now. This is definitely weight loss the HARD way.

I'm doing ok. Ever since I gave up on soft and solid foods, I am feeling so much better. I'm not nearly so exhausted, I think I'm actually getting more food in overall and I'm sleeping much better, too. I'm getting creative with Soup recipes. Last week i saw a magazine ad with a chicken/broccoli/rice casserole that looked so good. So, I basically made the casserole without rice, added a little extra milk and called it a soup. Yum! Today we went out to a Mexican restaurant to Celebrate a co-worker's birthday. I had the inside of about 1/3 of a beef enchilada and some tortilla soup. Happy camper today :) I mean, really, compared to you, I've got it made. I sure hope they can get your stomach workable before your trip. I guess you're going to be cutting it close. :( At least your gastro sounds like he really listens to you.

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Oh I am so glad things are looking up for you. I mean it’s not where you expect it to be but you’re eating and it sounds like your creativity is paying off. Sounds yummy. I’ll
Check back on you and hopefully you will continue to heal quickly. We all have a different path to follow on this journey. At the end the day as long as were healthy that’s all that matters

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@Starfish23 it's been nearly 2 months , how are you doing now? Are the strictures all taken care of?😙

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And I am hoping all reading this are having a good Day!

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Sending prayers for all

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I’m asking for prayers for my dog - Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog. We know he has cancer in his knee but today we will find out if it has spread. If it hasn’t, he will have his leg amputated (he’s not using it at all anyway) and chemotherapy. If it HAS spread, we will have to make a decision that I REALLY don’t want to have to make. He’s my best friend and I’m heartbroken!

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Bernese are beautiful loving dogs, as you face this difficult day , sending a big hug. May you make the right choice, for Bernie, for You. Praying for a Good Outcome👼🙏😇

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2 hours ago, CyndieRI said:

I’m asking for prayers for my dog - Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog. We know he has cancer in his knee but today we will find out if it has spread. If it hasn’t, he will have his leg amputated (he’s not using it at all anyway) and chemotherapy. If it HAS spread, we will have to make a decision that I REALLY don’t want to have to make. He’s my best friend and I’m heartbroken!

I'm so sorry, Cyndie. I know how difficult this is. Praying that the cancer hasn't spread.

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I’m asking for prayers for my dog - Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog. We know he has cancer in his knee but today we will find out if it has spread. If it hasn’t, he will have his leg amputated (he’s not using it at all anyway) and chemotherapy. If it HAS spread, we will have to make a decision that I REALLY don’t want to have to make. He’s my best friend and I’m heartbroken!
Sending prayers your way

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Faith is seeing light when all your Physical eyes can see is deep darkness. Hope says there is an answer when all that x an be heard is silence, and there shall be a TOMORROW when all your Todays pile up in a stack of pain.🙏

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I said a prayer for your furry family member Bernie! Please do keep us updated.

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Well I still wish for and ask for your prayers. My path may be straight and narrow but there are barbed wiring on either side as far as I can see!
Now for a mini- Biblical rant. One of my least loved stories is the Prodigal Son. You all remember , Big Daddy throws a Big Party because his wandering son came home. Well I have sympathy for the other brother. If there is a Hebrew/ Aramaici

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Aramaic/Arabic equivalent for " Screwed Over" that was this guys name. Every morning he woke up, rubbed the sleep out of his eyes, slipped on his sandals and went out into the fields to work and try to make Big Daddy proud. Day after tedious day he slogged along. Did Daddy say Well done S.O.- doubtful. Meanwhile Bubba Flibberty- Gibbety headed off for the nearest city. with bright lights, plenty of wine, Good and Bad and an unending supply of " I Don't Care" women. Could have been Sodom, Gommorah or even Ninevah, but it was not a place where people went to church, temple or mosque. And if you notice Our Lord wasn't too specific about location or time elapsed, that way when you hear the story , you start thinking "He might have meant ME!" Excellent tactic.
Anyway after spending his money, destroying his health, downgrading his diet from good food to pig slop, he woke up and said I believe I'll go home. Maybe Big Daddy will let me sleep in a corner of the barn, even the coner where the shed roof has almost fallen in ,it will be better than Here!
Well I identify with poor old .S.O., did my upmost not to be a trial to my parents, they were older than average, didn't want them to be sorry I interuppted their couplehood. Didn't drink, never smoked, didn't run around with fast hoodlum boys, didn't even single date until over 21, it was known if you wanted to to be with Frustr8 you had to date the entire Youth fellowship, in my town even the CYO kids went hay-riding, taffy pulling and such together, had we had a temple even the Jewish youth would have been welcome. The only sorrow I gave is I'm on the Autism spectrum with 2 very neurotypical. parents. One of my mama's lines " its like being a hen raising a clutch of duck eggs. Your baby keeps swimming and all you can do is pace the shore squawking" that one I learned to accept , the one that cut me to the quick " A million babies in this world, and I had to get YOU?" Well news flash many years later,It wasn't all "beer and skittles" does something to you when you're NEVER good enough.
So the story of S.O. really resonated with me , to keep trying and trying to win love and then Big Daddy throws a party for someone else. Taint right, taint fair, and although when they were little he loved his little brother, he resented him to the moon and back. Thus ends my long sermonette!

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