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Offline JediMatt1000

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Wife's surgery & illnesses
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:28:28 pm »
My wife Jennifer had a gastric sleeve surgery on June 20th, and her recovery has been a bit on the slow side.

She also suffers from EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) and was recently diagnosed with periodic limb movement disorder - but her Neurologist has ordered more tests to get to the bottom of her twitching; which all of this has been really hard to witness as her husband - and sadly; not much I can really do to stem her pain and discomfort.

I would really appreciate the prayers and "good vibes", hoping we have some answers and a good plan of attack soon.

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Re: Wife's surgery & illnesses
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 02:20:17 am »
That must be really hard to witness. My prayers for you both.
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Re: Wife's surgery & illnesses
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 02:53:30 am »
Wishing your wife a quick recovery. It is hard when a loved one is not feeling well.

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Re: Wife's surgery & illnesses
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 05:58:49 am »
Hopefully you will get answers that will set a course for solid recovery.  You and your wife are in my thoughts.
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Re: Wife's surgery & illnesses
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 08:36:42 am »
Sorry she (and you) are going through all of that. I'll be praying for her recovery and for helpful results from the testing.
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Re: Wife's surgery & illnesses
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 09:14:26 am »
I hope your wife feels better soon.  EDS is a bear, from what I hear, poorly understood at this point and thus difficult to treat adequately, and any kind of surgery is well into the territory of No Fun.  Holding y'all up.
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Re: Wife's surgery & illnesses
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 09:12:29 pm »
You have my prayers and good thoughts for a good recovery. Hard to go through pain yourself but I think it's worse when it's a loved one who is suffering.
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Re: Wife's surgery & illnesses
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 09:11:12 pm »
Thank you all!

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Re: Wife's surgery & illnesses
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 09:30:30 pm »
Sending prayers and healing thoughts to you and your wife.
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