sad day for me

Monday, December 14, 2009 by loukeeya | Discussion: Community

today my doctor signed me off from work due to having high blood pressure following 4 minor strokes, i was taking early retirement at end of jan anyway but am sad i wont get to say bye to all my friends and patients at work. my consolation is that i will be at home now and can really let loose my creativity   

Reply #1 Monday, December 14, 2009 6:05 AM

Sad for the work part lou, but really happy that you'll be spending most of your time with us here

Reply #2 Monday, December 14, 2009 6:07 AM

Oh Lou, it saddens me to hear of your problems. Perhaps when your blood pressure is better controlled you can organize a little party with your friends from work?

Now a days there are just so many meds to choose from to manage your pressure that this shouldn't be a big problem (I hope).

You can count on your many friends here to support you, though! That's a bright spot, isn't it?

Reply #3 Monday, December 14, 2009 6:42 AM

thanx doc - at the min its all trial and error finding the right dose etc, am sure i will be around for years yet  lol

ppl here are really kind and thoughtful and its appreciated 

Reply #4 Monday, December 14, 2009 9:14 AM

I've found that laughter and trying to always smile has a profound affect on your health in general.   May you feel better and keep us graced with your company.

Reply #5 Monday, December 14, 2009 9:48 AM

I'm sorry to hear of your health problems,but as Doc said, the right medicine and a good Doctor can keep that under control. We'll be enjoying your contributions to the community for a long time to come.

I agree with Ed,having a good attitude goes a long way. My advice: Turn off the alarm clock, turn on the computer and enjoy your retirement.

Reply #6 Monday, December 14, 2009 10:09 AM

Ditto the Wizard

Reply #7 Monday, December 14, 2009 10:22 AM

u guys r real angels - i really appreciate your kind words

and yes i always smile and am a happy person, its not gonna beat me  

Reply #8 Monday, December 14, 2009 10:44 AM

Glad you are getting out before that final stroke did you in.  Have fun being home!

Fuzzy Logic
Reply #9 Monday, December 14, 2009 1:50 PM

Although it's sad to leave old friends behind, you have a whole lot of new friends here.

I'm sure your doc will get your bp sorted.

Reply #10 Monday, December 14, 2009 1:58 PM

I’m sorry for your work’s loss but I’m happy for our gain. Stay calm, eat right, post regularly.

Reply #11 Monday, December 14, 2009 2:48 PM

I've read that potassium helps flush the sodium from the blood, and two bananas a day has enough potassium to work. Soooo, hope you really, really like bananas!

(But seriously, I have read that!)

Reply #12 Monday, December 14, 2009 3:00 PM

lol luckily i love bananas and laughter - so time to pull myself together and enjoy being an artist in residence  lol   

Reply #13 Monday, December 14, 2009 3:04 PM

I'm so sad to hear about your health, but maybe taking early retirement will do the trick to bring down your pressure down and, like Doc said, you can schedule a time to pop in at work and say a proper goodbye to your coworkers and patients.  I sincerely hope you get this stroke thing under control.  I wouldn't want to mess around with anything that jacked with my neurological system.

Reply #14 Monday, December 14, 2009 3:06 PM
Sorry to hear of your problems. but always remember the glass is half full, not half empty.
Reply #15 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 1:25 AM

Here's hoping all will be well with you, lou.  Take care and be well.

Reply #16 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 1:46 AM

Enjoy your retirement. The skinning world will give you something to do with all your new-found spare time.

Reply #17 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:08 AM

i intend to relax and not stress and just be creative - maybe a bit argumentative too for contrast  lol   i have always been a happy go lucky person and smile from the min am awake, have dealt with far worse than this so i know i will be ok


it makes a real change to find a group of ppl from all over who really do care - so big thanxs to you all   

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