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#823407 - 08/17/09 07:27 PM An Update On My Health
Ellen Offline
Owner:Emeritus-Mother Hen

Registered: 08/05/99
Posts: 7603
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA.
Back in November I made the announcement that Karen and Eddie are being brought on as owners along side me. This decision was made because I got to thinking about the future of GliderCENTRAL, and wanted to keep GliderCENTRAL moving forward for many years.

Many of you have realized my posting on the forums has diminished over the past few years, but I am still here making sure they keep the focus and stay the course!!

Over the last two or three years I have had a few medical issues, most after many many tests have not brought back any answers to why I am getting sick until recent. For the past few years, we have thought all the symptoms I was having was caused by medications that were prescribed for me in the past, but since have been off of for a few years and was feeling better.

I have enlisted a new doctor who has been great. This internist handles all of my other doctors and has been more efficient than all the others in the past.

After a visit with him, he expressed that he felt it would be best to see a neurologist to rule out some things. A visit to the neurologist revealed a problem that should have been diagnosed a year or two ago. I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The diagnosis was a bit of a surprise but also a relief. Now we know what is wrong and making me feel the way I have been and gives reasons for things I have done.

At times it is hard to do, but I try to get on GliderCENTRAL and read all the posts and check on things. Karen and Eddie keep me up to date with everything going on here.

It is very hard to type and takes a long time. I usually need help to finish, but I am hoping with the new medication and some time I will be able to come in from time to time to let you all know how wonderful you are and that I love you all.
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#823413 - 08/17/09 07:42 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: Ellen]
KarenE Offline

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41155
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
We've always got your back, Ellen.

You know that Eddie and I are relieved you finally have a diagnosis after so many times being told they had no idea what was wrong, but we so wish it could have been something else. You know that.

You have a good doctor now and are already doing better.

Don't you worry, Mother Hen, I'll keep Eddie in line wink
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#823414 - 08/17/09 07:43 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: Ellen]
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Registered: 05/07/08
Posts: 5402
Loc: Michigan
Ellen, I know it must be scary, but also a relief to finally know what has been going on. It's so much easier to fight a war when you know who the enemy is! I hope with the right meds & treatment you will be able to function at a better level and get some peace. Take care! mlove
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#823424 - 08/17/09 08:08 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: gliderma]

Ellen, I'm happy that you finally have a diagnosis. I'm also sorry that you have Parkinson disease, but I hope that you will start feeling better now that they know how to treat you.
You are a wonderful person! I wish you the best in everything! hug2

#823427 - 08/17/09 08:13 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: ]

Ellen, thank you for the update hug2 I am sending warm thoughts your way and wishing you the best hug2

#823448 - 08/17/09 09:01 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: ]


#823452 - 08/17/09 09:04 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: ]

Ellen Im sooo glad youve finally gotten a diagnoses! I hope you get to fell better asap!!!

#823470 - 08/17/09 09:49 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: ]
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Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 16733
Loc: St. Johns, Florida
Miss Ellen, I was just thinking about you and talking about you just the other day. I sure do miss you. hug2

I miss our phone conversations and the times you would tell me about the flying squirrels outside in your yard.

I will be sending out prayers for you and for Bruce and I hope they can get it under control now that they have found it.

If there is ever anything I could possibly do, you have my number, I hope you know you are able to use it whenever.

You take care of yourself, and I already know that Bruce will take good care of you as well, thanks for that Bruce.

Its not the same with you not around and posting and yelling at me all the time, but it is still good to see that you are still around at all.

Sending many hugs and well wishes. Love ya Kid. hug2
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#823496 - 08/17/09 10:59 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: Srlb]
Dancing Offline
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Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
Miss Ellen, These days Peggy and I don't agree on many things but we definately agree about you. You're the best and you are missed around here. I miss our IM conversations and the phone calls. I miss your silly onery self.

Having health issues myself, I know how frustraiting it is to not have the answers. I'm happy for you they have finally figured things out and can now properly treat you so you can feel better and be more YOU. While the diagnosis isn't what we want to hear, it is better to hear that then "we don't know".

Love you still and always Miss Ellen and if there is ever anything I can do, I'm always here or only a phone call away. Please get feeling better. My prayers are with you and Bruce.
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#823573 - 08/18/09 08:21 AM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: Dancing]

thank you for your dedication to keeping this site up and running.. i dont personally know how long you've been at it but this site has turned into one of my most visited sites and theres something i learn new everyday. i just want to say that i appreciate your efforts and contributions. thank you

#823575 - 08/18/09 08:30 AM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: ]
gliderdad79 Offline

Registered: 02/19/04
Posts: 15514
Loc: Long Island, NY
Ellen has had GliderCENTRAL since around 1999 when Clara the original site owner asked her to take over the site.

In the Tropics somewhere between the port of indecision and southeast of disorder!

"Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people."

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching!

#823593 - 08/18/09 09:07 AM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: gliderdad79]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
Miss Ellen, Your presence has been deeply missed, and I do pray that with each passing day your health will begin to start improving and you will be back in the swing real soon. hug2
Not to worry Miss Ellen, Eddie & KarEn are behaving and keeping us on a straight and narrow line! tounge

#823635 - 08/18/09 11:04 AM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: LSardou]

Ellen thank you for your years of dedication to this site and glider well being. I'm so glad you have an answer finally (I know how scary it is to be sick and not know why). I will pray that the medicines give you enough relief to be on GC (and for anything else you might want/ need to do). It's nice to know that you'll be lurking in the back ground keeping us all in line laugh

#830352 - 08/30/09 11:03 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: ]
gliderdad79 Offline

Registered: 02/19/04
Posts: 15514
Loc: Long Island, NY
I spoke with Ellen earlier and she wanted to thank everyone for their thoughts and wishes, it brightened her day. She sends her love to everyone!!

In the Tropics somewhere between the port of indecision and southeast of disorder!

"Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people."

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching!

#830799 - 08/31/09 03:59 PM Re: An Update On My Health [Re: gliderdad79]
Lucy Offline
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Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 7354
Loc: Lexington, KY
(psst, Eddie, it was 2001). Ellen, I love you.


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