Hey all.. sorry it has taken me so long to get back here.. Uhm, let's see, what's been going on with me? Well, I did have my last day of work it was 16 May.. I'm not officially retired til 11 June.. my last day in the Air Force will be 10 June... I haven't found a job yet, and that is about to drive me nuts.. I am just mortified at the thought of being unemployed.. And I am finding out, that this job hunt stuff isn't the fun at all.. most everything you have to apply online for.. and then just wait? I'm not a patient person..
Oh, and I have a new pain.. yippee for me, huh? It is in my LRQ (Lower Right Quadrant).. I went to the doc about it, 'cause I've been having the pain for about a month now, but it has gotten progessively worse.. It feels like a ripping or tearing pain.. the doc is worried about appendicits or cysts on my rt ovary.. I'm not running a fever or vomiting, so that's a good sign.. I just had a CT Scan on Monday, and I follow up with the doc on Tuesday (the 10th) for the results.. She gave me vicodin for the pain, but it isn't doing much.. Anyone have pain like this?
Kiddies are getting out of school on the 6th (finally) they can't wait! And we get my step-daughter hopefully next week for the summer.. so it's going to be busy busy around here again!
Still don't sleep for crap, as you can see, it's almost 4am and I'm still awake.. no need in going to sleep now.. I need to make hubby's lunch in a bit and send him off to work.. then I am going to meet a friend of mine for 'brunch' since she just flew into town, but will be leaving this afternoon.. I also promised to take the kids to the pool today.. woo-hoo!
Ok, I'm off to read some more.. hope you are all well.. missed you guys! Love yas! Duck
Big changes like that are goign to take time. Hang in there ducky.
happy anniversary mom!! ours was Sunday (14 years! yikes!)
Miss you all. love to you all.
Hubby let me sleep in until I woke up! :) I woke up with kids, made them breakfast and went back to bed until 1:30. Been feelign so yucky still and not sleepign well at night - so it was nice!
Is it dangerous when a cyst erupts? That's probably a stupid question. i would assume it is, but does it depend on the cyst?
yeah!!! Ducky's back!! So glad to see your posts, dear, but so very sorry that you are feeling so bad...please let us know how the doc appt does on Tuesday. You know you have been on my heart, girl...
Happy Anniversary Mom and CaMama!! Congrats and hope you had a wonderful celebration..you both sure do deserve it.
Doing ok here, just way toohot, way too early...almost 96 today...we need rain so badly. The demo on the house next door has been going on for the past few days The first day they crashed everything down, I just went outside and cried at the end of the day...can't even imagine how it must feel to the family..and they (the parents, not the kids) were here to watch almost all day. Now it's cranes, scoop loaders and dump trucks clearing out the debris. Doesn't make for very quiet naptimes for the little ones, but doing the best we can. Next will come the construction, so "quiet" won't come for a while, I guess. Just pray they are able to work through all the insurance and finance mess, without a ton of stress. they have all been through enough.
Also in the middle of planning an 80th birthday party for my mom...Help Yally!!! Want to make it as special as possible, plus it will be nice to have something happy to concentrate on...my mom is a real love. Right now looks like about 60 people...just have to firm up all the details. Hope it's not too hot that day...not near enough room in my house for everybody...yikes!
Check in later...babies are waking up
Hugs to you all!! Love,
moanin everyone! well the surgery went fine. they put in a pain pump which lasts for 3 days (comes out this evening) that is pretty cool. it is pretty much numb. still have to take pain meds for the deep pain, and of course my RA is flaring in the oppisite hand and arm, and both feet, par for the course huh?
my prayers are with you all. always scared to ask, but i havent seen anything from bear, is everything ok? and erin too? love to all, joy
Happy Tuesday! Well, today is officially my last day in the Air Force.. tomorrow I will be ‘retired’.. hhmm.. still kinda on the fence about those feelings..
Anyhow – job search is going slow… everything is apply online.. and you never get any feedback after you do that.. well, you very rarely get feedback.. and it’s so frustrating… but I do have a couple leads.. I just have to be patient (and that’s not my strong suit) so we’ll see..
I did have my doctor’s appointment today.. well, my appendix is fine.. as is my right ovary.. no cysts.. however, I do have a cyst on my left ovary, and some tissue on it that’s not supposed to be there.. they said I have a rectus hemangioma as well.. but that shouldn’t be causing my pain either.. OH, and they think I might need my gallbladder out.. apparently it is full of ‘sludge’ and gallstones.. great.. so I have an appointment with the General Surgeon on Thursday to discuss the Gallbladder, rectus hemangioma and tissue hanging off/around my left ovary.. and I am being referred to a GYN for the cyst…
Just another day in paradise.. how is everyone here?
I'm sorry to hear about your cysts! If you do end up having a cystectomy, please be sure to ask your doctor about the wrapping that can be put around your ovary to prevent scar tissue adhesions (this can cause much pain down the road) I can't think of what it is called..sorry! But after my first cystectomy, I developed awful scar tissue, and my ovary ended up adhering to my pelvic wall. I had to have another surgery a couple of years later and on my second surgery I had a really great RE who put something around my ovar to protect against further adhesions.
Ducky, I hope all goes well. I had those (yes, those) many times before my hysterectomy. One time the doc told me the cyst was as large as his fist. They always resolved themselves but I sure got tired of it. And the pain. Bless you.
Hubby has another appointment tomorrow and we are going to ask some tough questions as he is still in pain in the lower colon. I know he has a very diseased colon. He is gaining weight, up by 10 lbs. since coming home. But that continuous pain is scaring me half to death. I'm worried he's going to have another perforation in the middle of the night.
Got another dang nodule on my wrist. My gosh! You tell your body not to do that stuff and it does it anyway.
Good to be here if even for a short while. Love to All of you, Boo
So good to hear from you! I'm sorry to hear your hubby is in such pain though..I hope his doctor figures out what is going on and get his pain under control. How are you doing?
Ducky...My cyst pain would usually be on the side with the cyst BUT at times I would have pain on the opposite, how crazy is that? and I would also have pain in my lower back, almost like a heavy pressure type feeling. No it isn't uncommon to not have pain and some ladies don't even know they have a cyst until they go in for a check up and there it is. For me I wasn't that lucky and every time I have had one, I have had awful pain and my pain would increase the larger the cyst would become. I don't have a high tolerance for pain so that is just the way I am. If you aren't having any discomfort with it, they usually take a wait and see attitude unless it looks abnormal on the u/s. However, if it keeps growing, larger than say 5/6cm and doesn't resolve after 2 or 3 cycles that would be cause for concern. When I was having all of my cyst issues a few months back, I was having them first on one side than on the other, eventually having them on both sides at the same time, and I think my body was really out of whack because I was under a great deal of stress at the time. One of my cysts filled with some tissue etc and it was nothing serious..it ended up resolving on its own.
Hang in there, Ducky. This is all you need right now.
Doc is doing a CT scan on hubby on Tuesday and we're going to a specialist in the city. We should find out something soon.
I guess I'll be seeing my rheumy sooner than later. Not scheduled to go back until Oct. but my hands and wrist are not going to let me wait that long. Hate to be Wendy Whiner but moving on to the methotrexate scares me. Don't know why. GI issues are at the top of my worry list these days with what hubby has been going through. Too many other things to worry about right now and I really need for my body to not break down just yet. Ha! Dropping stuff like crazy.
At least it a-l-m-o-s-t the wekend.
Ducky, hang in there. You have SO much on your plate right now, it is not even funny. Just tackle each day as they come and remember to take a few moments each day for yourself to breathe deep, re-focus and (attempt) to relax your mind. I know, I know, MUCH easier said than done.
Boo, try not to stress about the methotrexate. The best advice I can give you to help lower any side-effects is WATER: drink, drink, drink, drink, drink! And drink MORE. Also, get your folic acid and b vitamins in every day! I don't recall ahving bowel issues, though I did have other side-effects. But no one told me how imperative the b vitamins and extra folic acid was until it was too late - I had already been on methx 10 months at that point. My PCP at that point said, "take 4-5 folic acids in the morning and then a B complex vitamin at night." She was considering giving me B vitamin shots if that didn't help. Anyway, if you think/the doc thinks, the med might help, give it a try and if you feel rotten on it, stop it. I know a lot of people who have had NO problems with it whatsoever, and quite a few who had minimal issues that weren't enough anything so bad to get them to stop taking it.
Yally, It is good to see you posting and what I want to know is there something about these meds that make the gallbladder act up? because it seems to me that there are several here who have had issues?? or maybe I am just being a little paranoid? You have a cyst that large and it doesn't hurt? sheesh girl you must have a high tolerance for pain!! or yeah it must have went away :) because it would be the size of what? anyway that is huge.
Prices are pretty ridiculous at this point, and going to the store can be pretty depressing can't it? we also started a small vegetable garden and some of the veggies are looking a bit puney, but hopefully they will take off and start to florish. I have put my 14 year old son in charge of watering them... he told me last night he didn't think the cucumbers were going to make it..and I asked if he had watered them the night before and he said no he had forgot... At the rate they get water..they may not!
Are you supposed to be taking Enbrel?? if you are and can't take it, I'm so sorry you are hurting, I think its the worst when you have to keep starting and stopping it, because it is like starting all over again with it, and the times I have had to stop, I go down hill pretty fast. Can your doctor give you something to get you over the hump until you can take your other meds?
Oh and yes, TGIF!!! I have been taking this weight training class and getting up at 5am is killing me!!!!!!