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"Happy 29th Anniversary Leigh!" [Oct. 9th, 2011|09:49 am]
[Current Mood |gratefulgrateful]

I'm so grateful for 29 years with the best guy I know - & talk about
"In sickness & in health"
A good portion of the last 5 years have been spent together like this:

I've managed to stay out of the hospital so far this year - but ...don't want to jinx it XD
it's been quite a medical journey since the start of my ulcer surgery gone wrong in 2006 - & I've made
great strides. Nutrition is a struggle - not sure if I still have "rickets" but I keep losing my teeth~ arrggh

I've had to have several teeth extracted due to bone infections - (due to gastric bypass & other surgeries, my system doesn't absorb nutrients effectively) I was eating a lot of nuts for protein, but losing molars makes chewing difficult.

I've had a UTI (urinary tract infection) that has been resistant to 2 rounds of antibiotics (bactrim then Cipro)
>.<... but I'm not complaining - just keeping a lj record of what's going on


[User Picture]From: hydelinz
2011-10-09 02:06 pm (UTC)
You are very fortunate to have someone who always accompany you in all conditions.
He must really love you. I'm always touched by things like this.

I'm sorry to hear that (all the bad things that happen to you)
But this proves that you are a strong woman.
You don't complain with all this. I admire you.
I hope your condition is getting better.

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[User Picture]From: martyan
2011-10-09 02:07 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! Wow you guys are amazing :)

And keep up a good work, stay away from eeeeeval!
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[User Picture]From: lyubov_
2011-10-09 02:22 pm (UTC)
I wish you all the bests. My Ehglish is bad and I can't find the right words now.
I can just send you my love.
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2011-10-09 02:55 pm (UTC)
Спасибо ~!
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[User Picture]From: tetsuowl
2011-10-09 02:41 pm (UTC)

ahh what a loving & supportive husband & partner. xoxo

glad to hear you've stayed away from the hospital this year! hope that continues for you!

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[User Picture]From: annui
2011-10-09 02:53 pm (UTC)
U're so lucky for having each others :) I hope my marriage will be like yours ^^

Keep stay away from hospital! ♥ ♥
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[User Picture]From: kaighn
2011-10-09 03:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You're so lucky to have someone that loves you so much. ^^

I'm glad to hear you've stayed away from the hospital for a year! <3
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[User Picture]From: 4am_secret
2011-10-09 04:02 pm (UTC)
Helayne, you are beautiful - then and now! <333

Congrats on your anniversary, give Leigh a big hug for me!

I'm glad that things have improved as much as they have for you, health-wise, and I hope that the remaining issues clear up as soon as possible :)
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[User Picture]From: tmsj
2011-10-09 04:49 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary and congrats on staying out of the hospital so long!
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[User Picture]From: cleobatya
2011-10-09 04:49 pm (UTC)
congrats on your anniversary. I also admire your attitude...I'm sure it must be difficult for both of you at times, but you never complain and find so much to be happy about. I still love your wedding dress. I recently had a delicious nut mylk shake which had a lot of protein...have you tried anything like that?

I hope you have a complete healing soon...
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[User Picture]From: pyjama_llama
2011-10-09 06:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That wedding photo is really beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: shochu66
2011-10-09 06:39 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, sweethearts! And many happy returns.

So good to hear from you and keep up the spirit, little fighter...

Hugs to you and your lovely husband. Chuuuuu ^__^

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[User Picture]From: hydeist_wannabe
2011-10-09 06:42 pm (UTC)
29years! congratulations to you both :)
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[User Picture]From: shion_westwood
2011-10-09 06:59 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to both of you!! You are a strong and loving couple <3 I'm glad to hear you've stayed away from hospital this year and I hope it continues like this *0* I admire! You are a woman full of courage ^^ All my best wishes for you and your loved ones *----*
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[User Picture]From: secretletters
2011-10-09 07:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations for your anniversary! it's indeed wonderful to have someone to love you that much. Take good care of yourself, you can win over illness :)
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[User Picture]From: selessp
2011-10-09 09:50 pm (UTC)
WOW *-*

Not to say, well, you do not know me, but I want you to know that you make many people happy.This is true!, Many, many people.

Congratulations for your anniversary ~ -* I personally wish I had a person next to me as you have.

I would like to make you smile, for all the times you've made me smile

We love you, from many parts of the world. And I think you're a wonderful woman

Kisses and hugs, see you^^
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[User Picture]From: mango_neko
2011-10-09 11:35 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary to you and Leigh! I'm so sorry you've had to suffer through so much. I hope your health will get better *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: vamprose
2011-10-10 12:05 am (UTC)
Keeping my fingers crossed. Hope you keep out of the hospital and continue on the road to recovery.
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[User Picture]From: tsuki_626
2011-10-10 05:52 am (UTC)
Happy Anniversary! this is quite an accomplishment and i think you are both pretty lucky to have found such supportive and caring partners in each other. ^ ^

Kudos as well for staying OOH[out of hospital, like OOB (out of bed), only better] for this year. in light of previous years, like last year, this one seems more business as usual, not totally free of trouble, but manageable perhaps.

and boy do i know about the tooth problem. having that issue myself. nuts without molars is tough. i'm always scared to eat anything crunchy, that yet another tooth will crumble away and the bits have to be extracted. >.<

good luck wishes and a big *hug* sent your way!! <3
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[User Picture]From: doap
2011-10-10 10:08 am (UTC)
Congratulations on your anniversary!!!! So beautiful, i wish i can find a love like this too someday...

Stay strong, invincible mind first then body will follow ('_')7
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[User Picture]From: allegrofurioso
2011-10-10 08:58 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your anniversary, I hope you had a wonderful day! Your wedding picture beautiful. <3

I'm glad you've avoided hospitals this year. ^__^

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[User Picture]From: endless_aoi
2011-10-11 12:37 am (UTC)
Congratulations! It's wonderful to have someone through your side like that, through thick and thin. I feel you on the UTI. Bladder infection took three rounds of antibiotics and seven months to full clear out and for my bladder to right itself again. I hope the UTI clears up soon. *hugs* Keep healing!
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[User Picture]From: faye_faye234
2011-10-12 02:15 am (UTC)

>_< I hope your health continues to improve! Not being in the hospital all year is awesome! When I had dental surgury I couldn't really CHEW, but wanted protein so i would eat eggs, which need very little chewing! Also my cousin was trying the "raw vegan" thing.... which she is convinced is healthy, I don't believe it to be economically feasible for most of the world and requires so much study to actually get the proper nutrition from that most people trying it would suffer from malnutrition. But I digress, most of her recipes were like pureed nuts and seeds to take the place of meat. She had a food processor and just pureed the bastards.
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[User Picture]From: a_deux_vitesses
2011-10-14 05:34 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for commenting so late, but happy belated anniversary! You're both really lucky to have found each other and been together for so many years~

It's good you haven't had to stay in the hospital this year, hope your health keeps improving *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: haiden111
2011-12-20 01:37 am (UTC)
Please, take care..
About nuts, I know a soft one, It is dehydrated peaches.

Peaches are placed to dehydrate to the sun, and after, they are cooked in water with sugar (delicious :D).

The dried peaches have enough calories and a good dose of iron and potassium.

I hope you feel better very soon, a hug from Chile :)
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