Re: Helen

From: Helen Dynda (
Sat Feb 5 14:17:31 2000

Hi Peggy, I am sorry to hear that you are having so many health problems!! How in the world did you break your ribs? I hope that your boss will have enough compassion so that you will be able to complete the time required by Social Security. Take care of yourself!

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At Sat, 5 Feb 2000, khickey wrote: >
>Hi Helen, and everyone else, I have again not been able to post any
>messages due to illness. I have been diagnosed with pneumonia, pleurisy,
>broken ribs, and shingles, all on the left side of my body. I have been in
>horrible pain. I have also been off work for that time, and you know the
>trouble I had with my boss the last time I missed so many days, so here we
>go again. He has been very pleasant and kind to me, but you can tell he is
>not happy about the time I have missed. Being that I work for the school
>district, all of these illnesses couldn't have come at a better time. I was
>diagnosed on Dec. 15, and we got 2 weeks off for Christmas break. I was
>supposed to be well enough to go back on Jan. 4th, but when I went back the
>school sent me home due to the shingles. We had 2 people (teachers) out
>with the chicken pox, which is related to shingles, so he said it would be
>too dangerous to the high school staff, and students to allow me to stay. I
>went back on Jan. 10th, and have been out 4 days since then with increasing
>pain. That's when they diagnosed the pleurisy. I have missed a total of 7
>days all since Aug. 99, so I guess that isn't too bad for someone who
>suffers with pain the way I do. I have heard back from the SSI office, and
>they informed me that I do have a good case for disability, but don't have
>enough money into the SS to get a full amount. They stated that I need to
>work another 5 months, and then I will be eligible for full disability (if
>the case is approved). I will continue working at the high school, and
>hopefully will stay healthy until then. I am working with an elderly lady
>who has been diagnosed with Ahlziemers for a few hours a day now. She is
>special to me, because I took care of her husband when he was dying from
>cancer. She just needs someone to check on her, love her, and make sure she
>eats well. We go out to the mall or to the local deli, and have a great
>time. She is getting worse with the disease, of course, but she still has a
>wonderful personality and wit. I think this has helped my pain from the
>adhesions, because I forget some of the pain I suffer, when I see others
>who suffer more than I do. Does that make sense to anyone? I am hoping to
>be up and on my feet 100% before April, as I will be celebrating my 20th
>wedding anniversary to a wonderful man. I will also be celebrating my 20th
>reunion for my high school in August of 2000. I have so much to do, I don't
>want these adhesions to hold me down. God bless all of you, and I will be
>saying a prayer for you all. Thanks, Kim

>>----- Original Message -----
>From: Peggy <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <>
>Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2000 6:10 AM
>Subject: Helen
>> Hi Helen,
>> I have been checking the chat schedule for Dr. Wiseman's chats and have
>> not seen it on the schedule.I was wondering if he still does the chat.I
>> just looked on February's calender and there is nothing there for the
>> adhesion chat.

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