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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Middle of Germany

    I might be very sick

    Because of the really bad back pain I have for weeks now, I saw a specialist in Göttingen today and he thinks what also my physiotherapist was afraid of.

    It could be that when I got that lumbar punction while I was in hospital a few weeks ago, that some germs have gotten into my spine and caused a spondylodiscitis, which is an inflammation of the vertebra or a disk. Next week I will have an MRI to find out. In the meantime, I have to watch myself very carefully, because when I'm getting a temperature or feel some numbness in my abdomen or legs, I have to go to the hospital IMMEDIATELY. Otherwise, there's a risk of paraplegia.

    Times are really hard for me these days as there's so much to worry about. I cannot work, and I have no idea when I will be able to look for a new job again. I can hardly do my own domestic work, everything means so much pain for me, and I can only sit on a chair for a couple of minutes. That's why I'm barely online. It's very very painful for me.

    I just thought you should know...


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    Kirsten, I am so sorry! PLEASE look after yourself and get straight back to the doctor if any of those symptoms appear. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    (((HUGS))) to you. I know I am on the other side of the world, but if there is ANYTHING I can do, just let me know.


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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Middle of Germany
    Thank you very much! It's very appreciated! (((HUGS)))

    I promise I will immediately go back to hospital if any of these symptoms occur, after all, my girls need me and rely on me!


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    I'm so sorry to hear this Kristen. So scary. Please take care of yourself. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon, and keep us updated!!!


  5. #5
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    Dec 2002
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    OMG Kirsten that's so scarey. If I could I would jump on the first plane over there to help you with things.

    Please take care of yourself and I'm sending lots of hugs and prayers your way.

    I just know that Luna and Lily will be good nurses and make sure you take it easy.
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  6. #6
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    Dec 2001
    Copenhagen, Denmark - GMT+1
    Kirsten, I'm very sorry to hear you're feeling so bad. I hope the doctors can do something about it, so you can live a normal life again soon. In the meantime, can you get any help for the cleaning and shopping? I do hope so! Take it easy!!

    I'm sure Luna and Lily will cheer you up some!

    Best wishes for a treatment that works - and hugs,

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  7. #7
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    Nov 2003
    Tabbyville, PA
    Ohj my goodness! I had no idea! Please keep us updated as much as you can. Is ths somethign that they can fix with anti-biotics & medicine or will it require some kind of operation? That sounds so scary. Please let your nurses know they need to be extra good to you - Lily especially!

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    Dearest Kirsten,
    I am very sorry to hear that you are suffering so much right now, ongoing pain is very hard to deal with, physically and emotionally, I really empathise with you, I certainly hope the Doctors are wrong dear, and that you will indeed pick up soon, take care of yourself and keep us posted, sending HUGE HUGS and positive thoughts your way for a speedy recovery and painfree days ahead.
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    Apr 2002
    I hope if it's what you fear they can kill it with antoibiotics. But I understand that it's scary.

    I have a colleague who had a bacterial infection in his brain last year. It was very scary and dangerous but they got it ok in no time. Spinal tissue and brain tissue is very much the same.

    The good thing is, in Goettingen (famous university town near Kirsten's place) you will really have specialists!

  10. #10
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    Jun 2002
    San Diego, CA
    Kristen, I'll keep you in my thoughts. I hope you get well soon.
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    ((((((Kirsten))))) I so rarely peek into General! I am so very sorry that you are dealing with this!!! So sorry about the pain and stress and worry I do understand how constant pain can drain you emotionally
    I hope that this diagnosis is wrong and that you can be treated but I can well imagine that your worst fears are always in your mind!!! So sorry. Please try to stay as cheerful as possible but if you are feeling badly, don't stay away because of not sounding cheerful! We want to hear if you are feeling dreadful too, OK???
    Love, Prayers and Blessings,

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    Jan 2001
    Montana USA
    Sending prayers and positive toughts to you and the girls. Also for the doctors you must see may they have the skills and abiltys to fix you up right.

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    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Dear, dear Kirsten, you will be in our prayers, I promise. Lily, now, no being nawty right now, just give momma lotsa snuggles and head-bumps, okay? You, too, Luna - give mom lotsa love from all of us.

  14. #14
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    May 2002
    Melbourne, Australia
    That's dreadful

    You've had such a bad time with your health recently. I hope the specialists can help you return to good health and a pain-free life again. Sending lots of hugs your way {{{hugs}}}
    Nicole, Mini, Jasmine, Pickles, Tabasco, Schnaggles and Buffy

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    Feb 2002
    Georgia, USA
    Prayers on the way Kirsten...
    Please keep us updated

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