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Offline Ann

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Get Well Soon Melia UPDATE
« on: June 18, 2006, 04:31:06 PM »
Hey everybody,

I hope you will all join me in sending Melia (aka sweetasmeli) some Get Well Soon messages.

She rang me this morning from the UK (she's visiting family) to talk about a rash she is experiencing. She was told yesterday by a doc that it wasn't shingles... but that doc was dead wrong. From what she was describing, it was most definitely shingles! I advised her to get to the hospital as soon as possible so she could be put on valacyclovir (or acyclovir) and she texted me late in the afternoon to say that she has been admitted and put on a high-dose acyclovir drip as there was some concern that she is also getting an outbreak on her face.

We talked on the phone again this evening and she's doing ok, although a bit upset at having to be admitted. I'm just glad she's finally getting the proper care she needs. (I could just kick that doc she saw yesterday!) They now think she won't have an additional outbreak on her face and so she's hoping to be discharged in a day or so instead of the week she was originally told. Fingers crossed!

Melia says she drops in to the forums to read regularly, but hasn't re-registered yet. She says she will do when she's got internet access again so I'm hoping she'll have a nice long get well thread to welcome her back.

Get Well Soon Melia!

I hope you take good advantage of all that pampering you'll be getting in the next couple weeks. ;) Love ya Sweetie!

Hugs... gentle ones!  :-*
((((((Melia))))))

Ann
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« Last Edit: June 19, 2006, 06:49:37 PM by Ann »
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Offline bear60

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006, 04:36:11 PM »
I am sending you some very positive thoughts Melia and hope you like ice cream cause I want to send  you some !
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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2006, 04:45:19 PM »
Melia,

I have missed you!   I'm sorry you are having a rough time, I know how painful the shingles can be.   You are in my prayers, dear friend.

Thanks for letting us know, Ann.

Love,

Alan
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Offline Cliff

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2006, 05:26:56 PM »
Get well soon Melia!

 :)

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2006, 05:28:45 PM »
Melia,

I think a hug would hurt to much right now.

We miss you here, my dear.

SO, I send you a virtual huge hug.

Hermie
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Offline Markmt

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006, 05:32:38 PM »
Sorry to read that Melia....been there and I feel your pain wishing you
a very speedy recovery
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Leo Buscaglia

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2006, 05:53:51 PM »
When I had them, I went to the clinic where I always went for HIV care.  A nice Irish girl who is a nurse and transplanted herself to California, diagnosed immediately and I was treated that same afternoon.

Let's all kick the stuffing out of that Doctor because, there is an Irish nurse in California who knows more that he does
Have the best (a better) day
Michael

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2006, 06:29:34 PM »
Hey Melia,

Get well soon and hurry back!
xxx
Matt
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2006, 07:06:55 PM »
Melia Baby!!!!! Get well soon darl. You've gotta come back and check out all the shiny new toys in the new forums. It's fabboo!

MtD
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Offline Nadine

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2006, 07:13:13 PM »
Hope your feeling better real soon Melia...you have been missed around here

Offline Optimistic

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2006, 07:36:25 PM »
Meli....get well soon...and hope you are feeling better. 

Justin
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1/07 (Atripla): cd4 - 267; cd% - 38.1%; vl - 132
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7/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 287; cd% - 35.8%; vl - <50
9/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 356; cd% - 39.5%; vl - <50
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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2006, 07:38:19 PM »


Melia,

Sorry to hear you are having a rough time right now.  I hope you feel better soon and look forward to seeing you around the forums again!

Thomas
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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2006, 07:39:10 PM »
Melia
 I hope by the time you read this you are good as new!Take Care!
 Hugs
Jena

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2006, 07:41:52 PM »
I like you so much
that my heart tingles
Get well soon
and no more shingles

 :-*
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Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2006, 07:55:35 PM »
Hi Melia,

Sorry to hear you are having troubles.  I will be thinking of you.

Get well soon!

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2006, 08:46:02 PM »
Hello Melia,

Wishing you well, and a fast recovery from the shingles. I know how painful they can be, as I have had them on several occassions.Rest up, and  don't push yourself, hopefully they will pass quickly.


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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2006, 03:05:19 AM »
*HUGS* to you, Melia.  Lots of Healing Energy your way.

Lot of love, too.

Rich :)
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Offline JohnOso

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2006, 03:29:49 AM »
Melia, sorry to hear about the shingles.  Thinking of you and sending you some healing energy across the waves.

Take care,
John

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2006, 05:42:54 AM »
Melia, hoping that you have a speedy recovery. Don't scrach and get weill soon. ;)

Rod

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2006, 06:49:33 AM »
Dear Melia.

Sending you love from NZ..get well soon.

Hugs
Jan
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Offline joemutt

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2006, 06:53:17 AM »
Dear Melia, Pick whatever you can (a frying pan) and hit that doctor around the head.
You get well soon, sending you get-well-thoughts from Bangkok,
Joe

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2006, 07:36:25 AM »
Owwwwwwwwiee !! I'm sorry you have been afflicted with this. I wish you a speedy recovery. Hopefully you will be able to go home soon. It's bad enough to have the damn things, let alone to have to be in the hospital to boot. Sending positive energy your way. Get well soon. :)
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Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2006, 10:01:45 AM »
Melia,

I remember so well your kind input to my posts.  I also remember shingles.  The most painful experience in my life.  My heart goes out to you.

Get well and hurry back!

John

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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2006, 10:56:22 AM »
Wishing you well Melia and sending you lots of love and hugs.

(((((((((((((((((((MELIA))))))))))))))))
I miss you and that fighting spirit of yours Melia... and I'm under the thinking that you will rise above.  Keep that fighting spirit alive...Try to be strong honey -- I'm sending you all the fight I have in me to help through.

You will be in my thoughts... get well soon honey.

Love always,

Trish :-*
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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2006, 11:10:06 AM »
Melia honey, I have missed you terribly! I am so sorry for this recent turn of events, but glad you are getting proper treatment and may get to get out of the hospital soon.

GREAT BIG HUGS
Mark
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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2006, 04:14:23 PM »
Oh Melia...I am so sorry to hear the news.  Poor baby........Sending you lots of positive energy and bear hugs :-*
Hope you feel better very soon.  Big Hug. :P  Big Kiss :-*
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Re: Get Well Soon messages for a forum member
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2006, 06:48:39 PM »

I spoke to Melia late this afternoon - rather briefly as the battery on my wireless phone ran out - but I had the chance to read most of your replies to her. She was absolutely delighted!

The good news is that she was allowed home today. I didn't get all the details due to my wonky phone, but I'll ring her tomorrow after she's had a good night's rest at her parents house. (like most of us, she HATES hospitals!)

But thank you all so much for your replies. It was priceless listening to her reactions as I read them to her and I know she appreciates your kindness very much.

((((group hug))))

Ann
 
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Re: Get Well Soon Melia UPDATE
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2006, 08:52:26 PM »
(((((((((((((((((group hug)))))))))))))))))))

Glad you're home Melia!!! :) ;D :-*

Thanks for the update Ann. :)
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Re: Get Well Soon Melia UPDATE
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2006, 05:38:55 AM »
Dear Melia,

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, sending healing thoughts to you!

Have missed you on the forums, hope you will be back soon!

Hugs, Eirin

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Re: Get Well Soon Melia UPDATE
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2006, 02:55:34 PM »
Dearest Melia....

I am grateful to Ann for posting this news about you...so many times these past few months, I have wondered how you were.

Very, very sorry to hear about the attack of shingles, so glad you sought treatment (Good Call, Ann!), that soon you'll be on the mend.

I've missed your intelligence, your verve, your insights. Hoping to hear from you directly, soon.

With all my best wishes,

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Re: Get Well Soon Melia UPDATE
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2006, 06:53:39 PM »
Another update on Melia,

She's having a difficult time with the acyclovir she's been sent home from the hospital with. She was told to take 800mgs five times a day... that sounds like twice what she should be taking! So, on top of the regular crappola from the shingles, she's also been having to deal with nausea, headaches and lightheadedness. She managed to speak to a doctor on the phone this evening who told her to stop taking the acyclovir completely for now and see her clinic doc or GP first thing tomorrow.

Poor Melia.... things just aren't going her way at all at the moment. She was supposed to be going back home to Greece at the end of the week, but it doesn't sound as though she'll be able to.

So please, keep sending those positive vibes and good wishes Melia's way. She sure needs them!

((((((Melia))))))

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

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Re: Get Well Soon Melia UPDATE
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2006, 07:36:44 PM »
Hi Melia -  I have wondered how you were as of late.  I am sorry to hear what's up with this shingles post however.  Get well soon and write me, kiddo.

Jason

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Re: Get Well Soon Melia UPDATE
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2006, 01:58:20 PM »
"YEIA KAI XARA!"Yasas (hello) to everyone!

A big thank you to Ann for starting this thread and thanks to all of you for your kind get well wishes :)

I'm back home in Greece - got back last night. Feeling very tired and achey and bit annoyed that I have this - but at least the sun is shining here 8) - not that I can go out and enjoy it yet though, have to wait for the rash to clear up! :-\
 
Its been a while since I posted - the past 6 months or so have been pretty tough for me due to one thing or another - which is probably why I now have this delightful dose of shingles! But even though I haven't posted, I have thought about the people I met on here and I have popped in and browsed messages quite often.

Anyway, I've finally re-registered now, so no doubt I'll be popping up again sometime soon...meanwhile, I'm going to go and rest now and try not to scratch, dammit!

Thanks again for your kind messages! Take care and stay well!

Melia :)
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