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Ducky
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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah   yeah yeah Previous thread can be reached here.. please continue moanin'! yeah yeah yeah
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momto3
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   Posted 6/20/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Happy Friday Everybody..TGIF!!!

Not sure why I'm so thankful it's Friday since I'm still writing my dreadful paper, but the bright side is that tomorrow is a sleep in morning and no getting up at 5am.  I haven't been sleeping well and have decided that two summer classes are two much work with kiddos.

Ducky..I'm happy you posted, are you still having pain? I hope you get all of it resolved soon.  Any news on the job front? and I think somebody asked about disability, is this a possibility since the military made you leave? I'm not sure if that money would be enough but it was a good idea whoever thought of it by the way.

Not much else going on just thought I would stop in and wish everyone a happy Friday :-)

yalinda
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   Posted 6/21/2008 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   
hey everyone. its the new and improved yally! doing much much better finally. still cant take my meds as i am on the antibiotic for two weeks but soon! good news is i can talk with out chocking on a cough! those cough pills were wonderful! i would recommend them personally hahahaha well i couldnt take the codine meds and drive and work so i got those benzonatate 100mg and with 15 min i have never coughed again!!!!!!! i know it may be a combo of drugs but this is good stuff! lol

so thank goodness because i am going to have a busier day than jody will! sorry about mom jody......hope she gets well soon!

so i have to finish painting as soon as i post- did that yesterday painting my spare room for any guests that may find there way to my side of town........ then i have a 945 eye appointment across town so we must be showered and ready to go by 9 then i am meeting someone at 11 in niagara falls to go to the outlet stores to buy a wedding gift for the wedding in india my daughter is going to- then i have topick up hubby by 130 at the airport and then i have a dance recital at 6! so talk to ya lata my frineds hugs yally

The Bear
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   Posted 6/22/2008 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
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good moanin good moanin good moanin,. yes its been a long time but i have been visiting occasionally and I didn't mean to ignore you all good people but I simply haven't been able to type. Thanks to those of you who asked after me I owe you one.
My pd was marginally worsening inasmuchas my right arm and hand simply were not working eg if I held a pen that was all I could do - hold it, my brain was isssuing instructions and nothing was happening and then I decided it was time to change medication to levodopa based drugs [they would then replace rather than simply mimic the dopamine that my brain no longer produces - sort of like a computer losing its processor]. I saw the neuro and he asked if there was anything else in  my life that would be causing stress/anxiety/worry etc and I told him about the financial situation with my other unsold house house and the huge remortgage and my living with   my mother in law and my fascist sister in law sniping fromm the sidelines and the lovely financial situatioin the country is in caused by those nice American bankers [no its not a spelling error] not to mention Alice's Restaurant masacree with four part harmony and you get the picture? Well.
I changed my meds some weeks ago and couldn't understand why my condition worsened dramatically with difficulty walking, talking [no bad thing some would argue] and was finding it hard to do my work. So I went back to the neuro last week and he asked me what else I was taking and I told him nothing - its the truth - and he asked about the agonist I was on [mimic dopamine] and I told him I stopped taking that when I started taking the sinemet. He looked at me absolutely GOBSMACKED!!!! He said "you just stopped taking them - just like that?" I concurred and he roared out laughing and when he picked himself up off the floor he wiped the tears from his eyes, changed his underwear and said " no wonder you have been worse I'm surprised you could walk at all never mind go to work - you have been suffering massive withdrawal symptoms allied to the full effects of the pd kicking in and overwhelming the positive effectss of your new drug. You are supposed to be taking them in tandem you DINGBAT."
I know its easy with power of hindsight but nobody told me to stop taking the agonist but NOBOODY TOLD ME NOT TO!! lol
4 days after resuming the agonist and you can see the result for yourself. End of sermon.
 
How is life as a civilian Ducky or is that a dumb question to ask at the moment? There is a big issue in this country about how the armed services look after [or fail to] their stafff when they either get invalided out or get injured in action Criminals who get injured when resisting arrest win more in compensation than soldiers who lose a limb in Iraq or wherever. Now regardless of the rights or wrongs of the war in the first place, something isn't right there - do you have the same situation over there? The family of one soldier invalided out of the army were evicted from thier MOD home because the husband was no longer a serving member of the forces - that sort of thing. I hope that you are receiving backup support to ease the transition and as you have said, the military has been your life for 14 or however many years - they owe you.
 
Life in sleepy little downtown Apsley goes on much the same with the mother in law still thinking she lives in her house and we lodge with her rather than the other way around. God bless her the whole world revolves around her but she is 82 and deserves a little tlc for all the care she gave the cub when little. Apart from that life goes on and thanks for the emails people. Erin - how goes the hunny?
Raven, camama, yally, [your little girl still enjoying college?] Boo [how's the hubby? He made friends with his stomer bag yet?] momto3 [I have a wonderful remedy for sleeplessness but totally illegal] have a happy sunday everyone and the bear is back in harness.
stay well
Bear         

babyplace
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   Posted 6/22/2008 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh how great it is to see a post from the bear!!  We have missed you dearly....glad to see that the meds are helping...you tell your story so funny, but that must have been kind of scary! 

Well, instead of a birthday party for mom yesterday, we have been spending the weekend at the hospital.  She became ill Thursday night with what we all thought was some sort of stomach bug. Still wasn't well Friday evening, she was in alot of pain.  So about 10pm, I took her to er, where they diagnosed her with a bowel obstruction. The doctors are trying a very unpleasant treatment to get this to resolve on it's own, but by noon today wil decide if surgery has to be done. Not at all the 80th brthday any of is invisioned for her, this has been very, very scary.  She looks so tiny and frail laying in that big old hospital bed....The details of the surgery haven't been explained, but it can't be good. All I can say right now, is thank heavens for morphine, it keeps her out of pain.

I'm heading to the hospital now, I want to be there when the doc comes in ...but would appreciate if you would send all your good thoughts , prayers, etc, her way.  She is just the dearest, sweetest soul, and it breaks my heart to see her this way.

Love to all,
Jody

yalinda
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   Posted 6/22/2008 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
jody- sorry i never followed up more yesterday just a busy day and hubby is real sick to top it off. nothing like your issues though. rest assurred the good Lord knows my prayers for your mom and family and I know everything will be better soon. Keep us posted and call if you need anything. lumi

bear! oh my dear bear- i can see the confussion on the issues and i am glad nothing more severe occurred from the misunderstanding about the meds. You know what happens when you assUme. well i am thankful you are for the most part getting back to bearAble status. lol hugs you ol fart! can i say that? lol bongs and chants to ya!

boo i amstarting to wonder about you? you have ben mia all week for the most part....i think? maybe i missed something but hope all is ok. hubby loved bricktown only thing is he is real ill. i almost went straight to the hospital with him as he was ok i cant spell this one..diaphoretic and his color pallor. He says just a bad chest cold from his loving wife I say seems like more. keeping a close eye on him today. how is your hubby doing? i know he was up and down so i hope we are on an up side? seems like you and jody have simuliar worries with loved ones. hugs to you.

duck hopeing for goodnews soon. you have been in my prayers all the time. try and enjoy the kidos through your stresses. i wish i could make it all better. hugs real tight toots.

starnr!!!!!! read a post and so happy to see you in print again! too long to be gone! welcome back!!!

ok m23 you gettin an A + + on that paper? how you dealing with teenaagers? i think spock was all wet with the terrible twos! it is the terrible teens! lol

stormed real bad here last night - not that i am complaining as i still have land at my feet and a house..... daughter went to see Tom Petty and got soaked !!!!! dont even know if he got to play in the rain or if they sat ansd waited for a clearing? it was late when she finally made it home from the long wet drive so guess i will find out more today?

the baby leaves in less than 2 weeks for India! heck bear ill take boston over india any day! i am gonna so miss her and just hope she stays safe and well. she will be gone almost a month! send the chants and prayers her way in July please! she is my baby at 16 and far far away........

well i best be doing something more productive. hugs to all i missed mention... yally

Boo
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   Posted 6/22/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Yally, I'm here.  Just on a roaring pity pot.  Too much work, hung over employee (everyday and the 2X4 came out on Friday), fingers won't work, etc.  I'm ok, just feeling sorry for myself and needing a night of g'friends and margaritas.  Hubby went to church without me this am as I don't even want to get dressed but that's just alright.  Will have a day off from looking "hot momma".  Hubby is doing ok but still a lot of pain in lower abdomen.  Seeing a colorectal specialist Thursday. 

Had to cry when I saw your post, Bear.  I do that a lot these days but it was so good to see you're with us and what you said about your MIL is very sensitive and caring.  What a guy!  I hope you get to post more now since going back on your meds.  My 2X4 comes to mind right now.  I miss you.

My fingers will not cooperate and I'm on the max as far as my meds go.  Don't need this right now.  If they don't slap hubby in the "big hospital" in the city on Thursday I'm supposed to go to Tulsa Friday to see Phantom of the Opera.  My dream since I'll not be likely to ever make it to NYC in this lifetime. 

Yally, was the hubby in the hopsital in OKC or is he home?  Hope he's ok. 


Boo
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   Posted 6/22/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Jody, also.....I feel for your mom. Bowel obstruction pretty rough thing. What's up with all this @#$%?

momto3
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   Posted 6/23/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Bear!! Bless  your  heart it is so good to hear from you!! Sounds like you are having quite a time and there is nothing like family eh? My poor mother in law has been caring for her parents for the past 5 years with no support from her sister except for the worry of when the sil inheritance will kick in, and if they put the old folks in a home, they can get more money eyes It's a shame, she works so hard to care for them, and with no help.  I'm glad  you are feeling better now that your meds are back on track!
 
Yally...I don't know about an A, but hopefully I will do well on the paper..I have come to the conclusion that two summer classes are just too much, and that I would have done much better with one! As for teenagers..they are trying aren't they???? When my children were very small, I used to think, it will be so much easier when they get older, more independent, etc..little did I know, the challenges ahead eh?  They're killing me yally..help me!! tongue Actually my middle son is probably the easiest at this point..my little girl who is 11, I think she is going to be a handful :-) Can you say drama?
 
Jody...I'm so sorry to hear about your mom..she has probably had her surgery by now? If so I hope it went well and that she is feeling better and out of pain.  Hang in there!
 
Boo...You have been through so much lately, I think  you are entitled to have a pity party!  Tulsa? I didn't realize you were in Oklahoma..my son is in Independence which is only about an hour from Tulsa.  Down in Kansas, we are really close to the Oklahoma line.
 
Not much  going on around here, just wrapping up the last week of classes, and then hopefully I can finally enjoy the summer!

babyplace
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   Posted 6/24/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi everybody,

Sorry I haven't been back on, it's been more than a little hectic here, but thankfully, seems to be calming down now..  Mom had her surgery done yesterday afternoon, and it went really, really well.The surgeon hadn't ruled out the possiblity of a temporary colostomy, but that didn't have to be done.  He was able to do the repair without removing anything, so she should be able to be home by Friday, if things continue to go well.  What a relief!!!!  I don't think you realize how worried and stressed you are until it's over! Not sure what this will mean for recovery time, etc, we were supposed to take her to Michigan in about 3 weeks, perhaps that won't happen now.  We will have to see.

Guess I'm doing ok, all things considered...no lack of stress here! Which of course always seems to show up in the joints.  A question for al you enbrel users...do you ever have MORE aches and inflammation after your dose?  Last couple of weeks, if I inject on Friday....either Sunday or Monday can be kind of sore days (especially my knees and hips for some strange reason)....I also swell up a bit in the legs like I'm holding extra fluid. Probably just some sort of strange coincidence, but just thought I'd throw it our there to see if anyone else could relate.

Time to get going, have to get alot done this afternoon, so I can go to the hospital once the kids are picked up.   Hugs to you all...hope all is well with everyone....thanks so much for all the well-wishes for mom...I know it helped!
Jody


momto3
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   Posted 6/24/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Jody...So glad to hear your mom is doing well..they didn't say how long her recovery time will be? such as 4 or 6 weeks something like that? since she is so old it could take awhile. As for the Enbrel, I have had that happen too!! but I'm not sure what causes it and I haven't had it happen the last couple of doses but I do know what you mean, so it isn't your imagination.  When I first started the Enbrel, I would have pain the day after, expecting to feel the oposite.
 
Do you think it is from stress? You may want to ask your doctor since I am finding out that so many things I think are just me, are really quite common.
 
 
For however long this lasts I'm going to take advantage of the Enbrel actually working..this morning at the dreaded 6am class, I actually walked 2 miles on the treadmill,instead of 1, used the incline, and managed to stay at a fairly steady pace of 3.5 miles per hour.  Who knows how long this will last and so far I"m still walking so we will see!! Hopefull I'm not regretting this tomorrow!

Ducky
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   Posted 6/24/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Holy cow.. a lot has been going on.. Jody, how is your mom? Please update us when you can.. Bear, so good to see you back on here.. we have been so worried.. momto3.. thanks for thinking of me.. you too yally.. you guys are the best!

Things are the same here.. I have a doctors appt on Thurs to find out what they want to do with my cyst.. I have a job interview tomorrow though.. I am worried that this will be the job that wants to hire me, and now I have more medical issues.. I can't afford to not take the job, however, I need to have these surgeries, as my pain is getting worse.. guess I need to take it one day at a time and see how it all plays out.. no need in stressing myself out, if I don't get the job.. so we'll see what happens after tomorrow and Thursday..

As far as disability, yes, I can get a VA Compensation based on how 'disabled' I am.. That paperwork has started, but it takes a couple of months (or 6) to process and for them to tell me what percentage I am disabled.. I will be at least 40%, so that's good.. we'll see.. as far as SSDI, I don't know how I would go about and do that.. but that in itself is a LONG drawn out process, as our Erin knows only too well..

Bear, I do live in Base Housing, but my husband is still in the military.. if he wasn't, or if I was a single parent, I'd be out on the streets.. just doesn't seem fair sometimes, does it? Hhmm.... July 1st, should be my 1st retired paycheck.. I am praying that all that goes smoothly..

Well, this must be the week of bad news.. on Sunday, I found out that my father-in-law's cousin, was killed in a car accident.. that shook us up pretty good, then yesterday I get a phone call from my mom and dad, my Aunt passed away.. apparently she fell and hit her head last week, had a stroke, and had lots of internal bleeding.. well, if that wasn't bad enough, she took a turn for the worst on Sunday when her kidney's started shutting down.. I didn't know any of this til yesterday.. so my dad is on his way, from Arizona to Missouri for the funeral.. and here I sit.. I wish I could be there, but with everything going on here, it's just not feasible..
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babyplace
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   Posted 6/24/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh my gosh Ducky!!  Hugs and prayers your way..so sorry that both sides of your family are dealing with such sadness...like we talked before..wish we could re-wind that clock...this year has not been an easy one for so many of us here.  Best wishes on the job interviews...is one of those the teaching one you talked about?

yally..when does baby girl leave again?  you know we'll be praying for both you and her!  One of the boys took a school-based trip through Europe when he was a junior in high school, I was so worried...but he had the time of his life...it was a great experience for him, and I'm so glad he didn't miss it...but at the time it was a different story lol. Hope your hubby is better!

Boo, owe you an e-mail, hope you are doing ok...my heart is with you, dear....think I've been joining you on a cyber-pity party...emotions all over the place from all the stress...but you've had to deal with so much for the past year, you deserve to let loose.  I know I would have caved a long time ago if I were you!

Mom, thanks for the input on the enbrel, guess I'll just keep watching how things go.  Congrats on the gym, that is awesome!  I walked with my friend Mon am, but skipped class today. just too tired. Will try and make it out tomorrow morning.

went the hospital tonight, and mom is doing well, it seems. The surgeon came while i was there, and wasn't real excited at the thought of her traveling in 3 weeks.  He didn't rule it out completely, but said we would have to see how she does.  If all goes well, she may be able to go home Friday, but one of us will have to be with her.  So, perhaps she will come and stay with me for a bit, since I am home all day.

Time to turn in....hugs and hellos to all I missed.....will check in tomorrow...sweet dreams!  Jody

 



momto3
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   Posted 6/25/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Ducky sad I'm so sorry you have so much on your plate..when it rains it pours doesn't it?? I know try to take it one day at a time but that is always as easy as it sounds..I'm glad you are on post at least, and that your hubby is still in the military..It is sad though, he should be paid so much more than he is and you should be so worried about finding a job..My first husband was in the Army many years ago, and I remember how little he was paid, although the medical was great etc.  I'm worried that your pain is so great (psycial pain) that isn't good....Please let us know what you find out as soon as you can.
 
Jody...Glad to hear your mom is doing fairly well and three weeks is pretty soon for a long trip especially at her age.  How was her surgery done? was it laprascropic? or more invasive?   It sounds like you have been running yourself ragged and when that happens to me and so much stress, my Enbrel doesn't always work as well either.  How are you holding up???? I'm glad you will be able to care for her but be careful and try to take care of yourself as well! We are going to go down and visit my mother in law this Friday and she is so run down from caring for her parents, I'm really worried about her health.
 
Yally..thinking about you and I missed the part that you have a kiddo leaving to go overseas? bless your heart!! I know you will miss her so much:(  I know they can be a pain, but when one of them is gone, it can be heart wrenching.  It sounds like it will be a wonderful opportunity for her though?
 
Well...Happy Hump Day..wish I could day TGIF Day!!
 
 

Boo
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   Posted 6/27/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   

OMG!  Waaaaaay too much going on with you guys!

I'm doing great and looking forward to a weekend.  Yahoo!  Boo


Ducky
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   Posted 6/28/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone.. Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is doing ok.. I went to my job interview, and guess what? I got the job!!! I start on Monday.. they actually wanted me to start on the same day I interviewed, but I asked if I could push it til Monday instead.. woo-hoo! One lest stressor in my life.. Now I just hope that my retired pay goes smoothly as well.. man, it's always something, isn't it?!?! I guess I'll find out on Tuesday if I get my retirement or not.. I went to the doc on Thursday, I have to have an ultrasound done to see what type of cyst is on my ovary.. in his words, "Make sure there is no hair and teeth in there.." Uhm.. .YUCK.. so still no word on all that.. we did go bowling tonight.. and I'm right handed, and that pain that I am having is on my right side.. needless to say, I didn't bowl much.. it got too painful.. I really wish they would find out what that is..

Yally, when does your baby leave? Jody, I am working on an email back to you.. I'm having some issues with Hotmail.. sorry! I just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you..

Where is our Erin? Anyone hear from her lately?
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   Posted 6/28/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Ducky, congratulations on getting the job! That is so awesome.

Ducky
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   Posted 6/28/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks Sj! I'm pretty excited! :)
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yalinda
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   Posted 6/29/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
whoohoo happy dance ducky got a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah    yeah   yeah    yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah  
 
i havent done the happy dance in a while
 
whoohoo bp's mom is doing well post op ! yeah    yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah   yeah
 
guess i just feel like a happy dance for all of you!  Must have been the church sermon today...lol 
 
anyhoos...... my baby leaves in like 5 days!!!!!  if i let her go! teeheee   devil
 
soooooo much to do  soooooooo little time!    not only am i getting her ready to go but-
i am getting ready to have a guest stay over for a week too! 
 
the other child is having her college friend stay with us all week and i am trying to get this place into shape!
 
so with that said..... i am going MIA and digging into the work.... hugs to alll   yally

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   Posted 6/29/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Ducky...about your cyst? some do have hair and teeth, I know pretty yucky ! It sounds like you really need to get that taken care of as soon as possible! Congrats on  the job, it is all working out, and I'm  sure your retirement money will go just fine, thinking positive thoughts!
 
Jody..How is your mom? Any news? How are you doing with your Enbrel? I haven't been able to take mine for the last week (missed two) due to an infection with a root canal so hopefully after the round of antibiotics I can get back on it on Weds.
 
Yally, How long will your daughter be gone? That is so far away!! It is hard to let our kiddos grow up isn't it? I can't imagine mine being that age and actually being on their own but it is around the corner.
 
I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend..classes are finally over here and now I can spend time with my family and enjoy what is left of summer.
 
Happy Sunday everybody :-)
 
p.s
 
Does anyone know WHY we can't take Enbrel along with antibiotics? and what happens when we do? I"m just really curious?? maybe someone knows? it just says not to, and the doctor says not to either.

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   Posted 6/29/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi guys! I'm back. I haven't read the posts yet, got in late tonight and have to go back to work tomorrow! sad  

Just wanted to say HI!

we had a wonderful time. Hope everyone is well. **


 


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   Posted 6/30/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
hi my peoples!
i have missed you all so very much & i think of you all so very often.  i have been just peeking in for spammers & crap like that but i haven't been able to type or read too much here.
Congrats Duck! i hope tday went well.
hi Bear & yally & jody, boo & all....
 
i've been ok. well not really but OK enough.
i think i was sort of sad...i developed a nasty skin infection & it was all over my face too...so it was a bit depressing.  it was a fungal infection, so gross. i got a lot of it hacked off & stiched up.  really gross.
 
had my remicade infusion today. saw JZ. he's covering my butt with my pain meds (i've grown tolerant to the ones i use now...so i'm short a week!) aargh.
 
started seeing a chiropractor to see if it helps; also started on high doses of tumeric, coromega fish oil, homeopathy belladonna & also gin soaked gold raisins.  a bit desperate to relieve pain!  so i hope these things help the joint pain rather than just super increasing my meds every few months.
 
i started painting again too!
1st time in years. i'm finishing an oil as a gift for a woman who surprised me with a silk scarf @ chemotherapy last month...she's an artist too.
 
few....paws hurt so tah-tah for now.
 
love you all....
erin

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   Posted 7/1/2008 3:44 AM (GMT -7)   
erin! great reading your post sorry things are not so great for you. i heard about those gin soaked raisins from a client of mine too. was thinking about trying them but gin is the one alcohol that we never bought before. so i dont have any. oh well...

duck how was your first day! the ol brain is being socked i am certain with red tape policies. the usual first day all HR I am guessing?

camama welcome home! how was the vacation? tell us more!

starrn? you still out there? dont be shy......... i miss you

m23 yep around the world my baby is going! 3 weeks in India! I pray all will be ok...... but what an opportunity! and to volunteer at a school for disabled children makes me a proud mama.....

bear how the paws doing? hey my baby will be forging nuts and berries as she will be a veggie girl the 3 weeks no meat i guess. truth be told she is gonna miss her steaks- but mums the word on that one as
cows are sacred.

jody how are you and mom doing????? the kitties and the neighbors? seems like yesterday but i know it has been longer...... me sick and now hubby so sick still. busy around the house my eldest is on a clean fest!

boo. things settling down? what about the budsiness? do you still have it open again?

well i should hav sarted the humeria finally this weekend as i stopped the antibiotic on saturday but i figured i would give it one more week since hubby is still sick.... i am tolerating the pain
so i can deal with it.

who have i forgotten? sj.... how are you doing???? how are the meds working on you? how could i forget you?

well i am certain i missed someone and for theat i am so sorry hugs to all and byes! yally

babyplace
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 7/1/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Yeah!!!  A post from Erin!!  Gosh we sure have been worried about you, girl, and missing you terribly.  I was hoping that things were much better for you...so, so sorry for all you've been going through!!  Did you get the pics I sent you of the kittens?  They are so cute!  Doing great, they have a wonderful home, and  momma is still here, being spoiled rotten by my hubby.

Mom went home from the hospital on Saturday...so far so good. That little 80 year old has a lot of fight in her lol! The change in her from Saturday to Sunday morning was really amazing.  I think the morphine was really keeping her groggy and even weaker, beacuse she is moving around quite well, and eating better too.  Hubby went yesterday mroning to fix her breakfast and get some things set up for her (awwww..such a doll, he is). he too, was surprised at how good she is doing.  Today home health is supposed to start daily visits for wound care and some pt for strenghtening. trying to have someone with her most of the time, although she seems perfectly comfortable to be on her own.  The trip on the 18th is still up in the air, we'll have to just see how she does. It is so important to her, it's a family reunion for all her brothers and sisters and their families ( she has 9 siblings still living), plus we are supposed to stay with another one of my sisters. Yally...been wondering how things were at your house..too busy here to give you a ring or a text...but my heart was there, you know that!  Things are slowing down a bit...but not at your place it seems...so sorry to here you and hubby are still sick...gosh this has hung on a long time!   Can still send you cookies lol...as a matter of fact i can send EVERYBODY cookies!  The freezer is PACKED and since the party had to be cancelled..I won't have to bake for a year!

Boo...how was your weekend??  So glad to see you were planning something fun  Did you go to the lake?  Hey, now that we are getting into July don't you have a birthday coming up????  Ducky, too I think?  Maybe you two are later in the month...but I seem to remember they were pretty close together????
Well...the last of the kiddies are arriving...so gotta go and get breakfast..will try and check in later...Oh..Mom congrats on being done with school  yeah!!  Hope you can enjoy the rest of the summer!!  Don't think I ever mentioned it , but in the middle of all the stuff with mom, our son got noticed that he now has a permanent postion at the school he was at...what a releif!!  We were really sweating out whether he'd be able to stay, or if he would have a job at all.  Budget cuts here have hit the schools so hard...a little nerve-wracking for a bit.
Hugs to all I missed....you know I love ya!
Everybody have a wonderful Tuesday...Jody

sjkly
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 2113
   Posted 7/1/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Jody, I'm so glad your mom is doing so much better. You must be so proud of your son getting a permanent position at the school-that's awesome.
Yally, you seem to be feeling better-I hope that continues for you and you get to start your meds again.
Oh Erin, its so good to hear from you and I am so sorry you haven't been well. My prayers will be with you.
Ducky, I too am waiting to hear how your new job is going?
As for me I am doing well. I have no alergy meds until thursday because I am between PCPs until then. So with all the yucky pollin and pollution I am having a little trouble. On the other hand the MTX and plaq are working great and I have now been off pred for almost four weeks. (still hoarding it though).
Everyone have a wonderful week.
Sj
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