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ann peeples

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Bob Thu, 11/8/12 6:18 PM (permalink)
I have another sad sack story.sorry to share but you guys are, and have been, great supporters. Bob has been ill for 2 years. Cant seem to get a hold on his health.As we have no insurance, its been rough. Well, folks, he is being tested for cancer, among other things.He has lost 25 lbs for no reason, and other symptoms....please share prayers for him. We are glad to know what we may be facing, but I am so worn out.......plus his job-which he just got a couple of months ago, laid him off. It wasnt for his performance.we are sure its because he has been ill....thanks, again, for your friendship.
 
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    carolina bob

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    Re:Bob Thu, 11/8/12 7:46 PM (permalink)
    Ann, I'm so sorry to hear about this, and I'll be praying for Bob's recovery from whatever the problem turns out to be. Stay strong and hang in there. 
     
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      Louis

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      Re:Bob Thu, 11/8/12 7:52 PM (permalink)
      I concur.  Hang in there, Ann.  And hope for the best.  My prayers will be for you and Bob.
       
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Bob Thu, 11/8/12 8:15 PM (permalink)
        Ann, Lisa and I will keep Bob and you in our prayers.
         
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          ann peeples

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          Re:Bob Thu, 11/8/12 8:33 PM (permalink)
          Thanks....all of you. I need your support, and this forum has been the best...friends I have never met, but friends I can count on.
           
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            ann peeples

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            Re:Bob Thu, 11/8/12 8:35 PM (permalink)
            And Lord, you know I feed him! LOL!
             
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              felix4067

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              Re:Bob Thu, 11/8/12 9:19 PM (permalink)
              My thoughts are with you both. Hopefully they'll be able to find the problem and fix it. The money will figure itself out somehow, it always does.
               
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                mar52

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                Re:Bob Thu, 11/8/12 9:25 PM (permalink)
                Ann, you know my prayers are there with Bob and you.  Stay strong, my friend.
                 
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                  mayor al

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                  Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 2:25 AM (permalink)
                  Ann, Yesterday I did the all-day checkup-followup on my bladder cancer surgery from last year. The final activity of the day, after catscans and tons of 'needles and dye-jobs' and other lab work, was to watch in living color the camera searching parts of my insides and coming up with the 'Looks like we got it all " from the Chief Doc in charge.
                   
                  Keep the faith, Lots is being done in the treatment--IF the diagnosis is indeed a cancer of some type. We will remember Bob in our prayers and will talk to you soon.  Take care of yourself, so you can help your husband. God Bless You, my friend.
                   
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                    carlton pierre

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                    Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 8:23 AM (permalink)
                    hang in there, Ann.  Things can only get better.
                     
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                      agnesrob

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                      Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 8:36 AM (permalink)
                      So sorry to hear this Ann. Hang in there. I'm sending good thoughts and wishes your way!
                       
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                        edwmax

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                        Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 11:57 AM (permalink)
                        My prayer and sympathies are with you.   ... If Bob isn't on Soc. Security & Medicaid, get the paper work started.  He qualifies and is disabled.  
                         
                        The Doctor & Hospital should be able to help you with the emergency SS application. The Hospital helped my wife to get medicare/medicaid 2 1/2 years before she turned 62. 
                         
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                          chewingthefat

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                          Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 12:21 PM (permalink)
                          The power of prayer as you know is a powerful thing, it heals, it can do anything it's directed towards, you and Bob have my prayers and many, many other Roadfooders with you. Everything will be fine.
                           
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                            hatteras04

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                            Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 2:00 PM (permalink)
                            I'm very sorry to hear about this and hope for good news.  The fact that I just read in another forum that you donated $100 to the Red Cross tells me a lot about what kind of people you are and no matter the outcome of the tests you will be rewarded for that.
                             
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                              BuddyRoadhouse

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                              Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 2:36 PM (permalink)
                              Annie,
                              Good thoughts are headed your way from the entire Roadhouse clan.  I know you can stay strong during this tough time!
                               
                              Buddy
                               
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                                ScreamingChicken

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                                Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 3:45 PM (permalink)
                                Here's hoping for some good news soon, Ann!
                                 
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                                  buffetbuster

                                  Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 3:56 PM (permalink)
                                  So sorry to read about this Ann.  You know there are a lot of people here who care about you and will be praying for you and Bob.
                                   
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                                    starfire62

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                                    Re:Bob Fri, 11/9/12 8:59 PM (permalink)
                                    good luck ann i hope everything goes ok for you both.you seem like real nice people.
                                     
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                                      JRPfeff

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                                      Re:Bob Sat, 11/10/12 9:35 AM (permalink)
                                      Ann,
                                       
                                      I am so sorry to hear this.  Bob will be in our thoughts and prayers.
                                       
                                      Jim
                                       
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                                        agnesrob

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                                        Re:Bob Sat, 11/10/12 3:53 PM (permalink)
                                        Keep us posted Ann! Our positive thoughts are with you!
                                        <message edited by agnesrob on Sat, 11/10/12 3:54 PM>
                                         
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                                          wanderingjew

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                                          Re:Bob Mon, 11/12/12 7:11 PM (permalink)
                                          Oh, Ann, I'm so sorry to hear all of this.
                                           
                                          I didn't know about this until now. 
                                           
                                          As you know I think you and Bob are just wonderful, and I'm  hoping and praying that everything goes OK.
                                           
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                                            mr chips

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                                            Re:Bob Tue, 11/13/12 12:23 AM (permalink)
                                            So sorry Ann. I'll say a prayer.
                                             
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                                              ann peeples

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                                              Re:Bob Tue, 11/13/12 7:35 AM (permalink)
                                              We did get some answers yesterday.He DOES NOT have TB, thank God. He does, however have chronic bronchitis and emphysema. He also has a condition called hypocalcemia, which means he has very high levels of calcium, which can be from many things(Its not from calcium intake)He will be tested further for bone cancer, etc....but first we have to apply at the hospital for "charity care" before said tests will be done, as they are quite expensive.At least we know why his energy level  is low and where the dizziness comes from-the lung situation.
                                               
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                                                ann peeples

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                                                Re:Bob Tue, 11/13/12 8:11 AM (permalink)
                                                Its HYPERcalcemia.....oops.
                                                 
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                                                  mayor al

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                                                  Re:Bob Tue, 11/13/12 8:59 AM (permalink)
                                                  Keep us informed. Our prayers continue for both of you.
                                                  Jan and Al
                                                   
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                                                    easydoesit

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                                                    Re:Bob Tue, 11/13/12 10:44 AM (permalink)
                                                    Ann, I'm not that willing to share personal information in such a public place, but I've been reading your things for a long time now, and I have a sister in Meno Falls (Schlei Road), so there is a sort of kinship.  I love that same corner butcher shop/deli that you do, and will be there at Thanksgiving.
                                                     
                                                    So I can tell you a couple things, although it could be better news, financially.
                                                     
                                                    I too have COPD, and my manifestations of it are the same as Bob, although I would put the emphysema first over the chronic bronchitis, as the emphysema is constant and the bronchitis will occur in periodic attacks.
                                                     
                                                    I have actually only had bronchitis once in my life, but I did have pneumonia twice in 2011, in January and again in July.  I thought I was a goner, especially after the second time in six months.  The future did not look good.
                                                     
                                                    You've seen the ads in magazines for Advair and Spiriva.  I am on both.  Been on Advair for about three years, and the Spiriva was added after the July pneumonia.
                                                     
                                                    They are, for me, miracles!  I am breathing much better now.  Unless I exert myself too much, I can forget I have a problem (Yes, get reminded quick enough).
                                                     
                                                    The two drugs do different things in the lungs.  The Advair was good, but the Spiriva really made the difference. The doctor says some people have wonderful results with it, others less so.  He is glad I'm doing better, but says if I was off for a few days, I would know it for sure.
                                                     
                                                    The problem is they are both very expensive!  Neither are anywhere near generic yet, and won't be for a while.  I am sorry to tell you they are costing me an arm and a leg.  But without them I would not be walking around.
                                                     
                                                    I know times are tough over there.  My sister is losing her job at Dana Corp, after some twenty-six years there. They are closing the plant and over two hundred jobs are moving to Kentucky (Danville).  She will be done by Thanksgiving, gets a five month severance package, then she will be an older lady without insurance, and I am really worried for her.
                                                     
                                                    Hey, for you and/or Bob -- Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac announced yesterday they are adding 170 jobs.  Their plant is right on Hwy 41, just a few miles north of the Quad plant.
                                                     
                                                    (I recognized your description of Quad, I've been there a jillion times on business with them.)
                                                     
                                                    Hope I have helped, even though not the greatest news.  It's pretty scary at first.  But the hospital has given you good information; there is reason for hope!
                                                     
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                                                      ann peeples

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                                                      Re:Bob Tue, 11/13/12 7:50 PM (permalink)
                                                      Thanks, easy......what a wonderful, post.Things make sense now-not for the bronchitis, but emphysema( probably wrong spelling...) He is absoluetly exhausted all the time, he is dizzy-and the worst part is he is very intelligent. He is forgetting words....he is forgetting memories They say its lack of oxygen, and I believe it.I saw my Mom go thru it.Bob can barely work anymore........but thanks for the referral to Fond Du Lac.Bobs brother owns a company that goes to China once a year They make tons of money and I get a Coach purse!Just kidding about the purse..I want Bob healthy......
                                                       
                                                       
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                                                        ann peeples

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                                                        Re:Bob Tue, 11/13/12 7:51 PM (permalink)
                                                        By the way- he has lung tests on the 29th............
                                                         
                                                         
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                                                          mar52

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                                                          Re:Bob Tue, 11/13/12 10:51 PM (permalink)
                                                          Ann,  it could also be parathyroid disease.
                                                           
                                                          Hope you both get some good answers soon.
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
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                                                            ann peeples

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                                                            Re:Bob Wed, 11/14/12 8:53 AM (permalink)
                                                            Wow, Mar......Bob has a ton of the symptoms associated with parathyroid.... The Doc did tell him his thyroid was a little swollen.....
                                                             
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