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Flopsie
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   Posted 8/3/2005 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Moanin everyone,
 
Just hoping this finds all my buddies well ,pain free(well ok, it was a happy thought) and happy this morning. Straydog, curley, hope things are a little bettter for you today. Erin, what can I say except...Poor baby.Camama, hope those fingers are a little less swollen today for you too.
 
Oh BTW, straydog, I am excited about your pump but somehow I got the impression that it was implanted, I am sure that is not the case. Is it something like the insulin pump, is it visible when you are dressed. I would be very interested to learn more about it, if and when you have the time. Wouldn't it be wonderful, if they could invent something like that for all chronic pain people  (.Know we have the Duragesic patch, but do not like it). Just something we could attach, ease the pain, and go on about our day. Ahh, would be nice.
 
 
(((((to all)))))
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

straydog
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   Posted 8/3/2005 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Morning Flopsie,

My pump is implanted in my stomach, more to the right side. If I wear a loose shirt you cannot see the bulge. The pump is a life saver for me. I was on the patch before having the pump put in. I still have pain but not like before. The pain I am having now is tolerable. I am trying to stay away from my oral meds altogether, although I am allowed them for break-thru pain. Monday I spent 9 hrs playing mith my 3month old grandbaby, my arms are nearly useless now and elbows very swollen. This is just from lifting him and carrying him. He is a little chunk. LOL. May have been a premie but you would never know it now. Ask anything you like about my pump. Hugs, Susie


Flopsie
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   Posted 8/3/2005 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank You, Straydog, for the nice reply.

I do have a few more questions about your pump. So I assumed correctly, it is implanted. How do you refill? Is it continously injecting small amounts into your bloodstream? Do not mean to be nosey  (well, that is debatable), but this is just fascinating to me.

Have a good evening,

flopsie


Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

straydog
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   Posted 8/4/2005 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Flopsie,

Ask away, cause I am still learning too. To fill my pump they will use a needle attached to an IV, they put the needle in the device thru the skin and it is painless. I have a port in my chest for Remicade cause I have terrible veins. Now, I get my Remicade thru th port in my chest, painless, so easy. Ok, back to the pump, they will draw out the morphine thats in the pump and then put new morphine in it. This is done every three months, the nurse says the reason they do it every 3 months is to keep the risk of infection down from having old medicine in the pump. I get a refill in Sept.

My pump releases medicine  24/7, but the dose released is so small, that I am actually receiving less medicine than what I was taking orally. Better for my old liver, I am sure.

If you will recall after I had been home from the hospital a week or so, I felt so good. Then, I had been having some remodeling done, well, my house was in shambles and everything was covered in white dust from them breaking up old ceramic tile. Oh, you cannot believe the mess and dust from that. I thought I would try to start cleaning up some of the mess, well, to make a long story short I over did big time. I ended up hurting worse than ever, had to go to pain mgt dr, got chewed on by him and told I was not the bionic woman, even though I had as much armour as her.

So, his nurse came in the room with this hand held devise, she waves it across my stomach, and on this little screen pops up all the info about me & my pump. Tells date of implant, how much med used, how much left, type of med, they can re-set it to either lower or increase dosage. They even use it to give you what is called a bolus, which is like getting a shot of morphine, which is what they did to me to try to get the pain level down. They also increased my amt to receive to. This little gadget is just way too cool. All info is stored in that thing.

They send you a card in the mail like a credit card to carry at all times. I have one for my port that I carry at all times. Please look at my post about my knees that I posted today. Ask away. Love & hugs,  Susie



Flopsie
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   Posted 8/4/2005 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds really cool. Thank you so much sharing. yeah
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Flopsie
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   Posted 8/8/2005 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope everyone has a wonderful, painfree day.
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

straydog
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   Posted 8/8/2005 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Good moanin to you Ms. Flopsie. Oh, I am moanin this am. Have been in bed alot the last couple of days sleeping alot. Been feeling out of sorts with swelling in my legs & feet really bad. I can actually see ankle bones this am. LOL. gi upped my lasix from 20mg a day to 80mg due to all the swelling. Love & Hugs Susie


Flopsie
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   Posted 8/8/2005 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   

Straydog, am so sorry you are still feeling bad. Just can't catch a break can you? redface Well, glad you can see those ankles today :-)   just remember that Lasix is a potassium depleting diuretic, so keep an eye on that, if you are not on daily doses of Potassium, eat potassium rich foods.

hope you have a better day today, it is yucky and raining here. sad

(((((Susie))))),

flopsie


Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Flopsie
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   Posted 8/9/2005 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Moanin, my friends,
 
Hope everyone is well and not in too much pain today.
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Ducky
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   Posted 8/9/2005 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
The balls of my feet hurt today... and my knees... which is odd, 'cause my knees don't normally hurt... and if they do, everything else does.... kinda weird... just trying to keep off my feet today... I think it may be 'cause I'm back in my work boots, they're just not user friendly for my poor feet!
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1999 - While 11 weeks pregnant


Flopsie
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   Posted 8/9/2005 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww Ducky, I am so srry your poor feet and knees are hurting, that really makes everything else hurt.

Maybe you ought to check out the thread Scot started about shoes.

Here's to a better tomorrow for you Hon,

flopsie
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Flopsie
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   Posted 8/10/2005 1:36 AM (GMT -7)   
To all my buddies out there, hope you are well and painfree


GOOD MOANIN, HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!


Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 
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Flopsie
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   Posted 8/11/2005 1:43 AM (GMT -7)   

yeah  Good Moanin everyone,

Hope everyone is well to day. Wishing painfree day to everyone


Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Ducky
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   Posted 8/11/2005 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually went to the gym yesterday... plan on going again today... look out! :)
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1999 - While 11 weeks pregnant


Flopsie
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   Posted 8/11/2005 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Ducky,

Wow, I am envious of redface anybody that can go to a gym.eeeek two days in a row, I would not be able to move for a year.Is there a particular machine or area of the body you are working on?

Good luck and don't overdo. tongue flopsie


Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Ducky
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   Posted 8/11/2005 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what's gotten into me... I mowed/edged/weed-eated the lawn on Tuesday, went to the gym yesterday and plan on doing it again today... I must be sick! :) Right now I am just trying to ease into the gym thing, I'm worried I might overdo it, so I just walked for 20 minutes on the treadmill... ended up walking a mile and a 1/2 so I was moving pretty good I think... I think today I'll try the eliptical... we'll see how that goes! :) As far as the areas I need to workon, I need to work on all of the areas! :) You pick one, I need to work on it!
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1999 - While 11 weeks pregnant


Ducky
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   Posted 8/11/2005 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, had to actually do work stuff and I'm not gonna beat the rush to the gym... :( oh well, will try tomorrow...
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1999 - While 11 weeks pregnant


Flopsie
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   Posted 8/12/2005 12:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Moanin my HW friends,

hope everyone has a wonderful day.Dang, Ducky, so sorry you had to do work stuff and could't get to the gym..LOL. BTW, what is the epi thingy.

Everyone please remember our erin when you say your prayers, she is stilll having a rough time.

Happy day to all,

flopsie


Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Ducky
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   Posted 8/12/2005 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Where is Erin? Have you talked to her lately?
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1999 - While 11 weeks pregnant


Flopsie
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   Posted 8/13/2005 12:40 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Good Moanin friends,
Wishing all a wonderful pain free weekend.
 
Ducky, I believe erin is with her honey this weekend, getting some much needed TLC. Wishing her a speedy recovery, and some much deserved answers to her problems.
 
hugs to all,
flopsie
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

straydog
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   Posted 8/13/2005 1:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Good moaning to you Flopsie. Its 3:21am my time, I have not been to bed yet, I am 2 hrs short of being up 24 hrs.

Met the rep from BioniCare for my knees, should get my equipment by next Friday by Fed Ex. Nothing to the machine. Looks like a neoprene brace w/2 pads, one goes on the knee and the other on thih right above knee. You have a tube of gel that you spread on the pads. Snap the electrode to the pad and try to sleep for 8hrs. They say you need to use the machine for 8hrs a day and suggest doing it while you sleep.

I am really having some stomach problems and everything I eat or drink shoots right thru me in 45 minutes.This is no time for the cd to kick in, I cannot have Remicade until the infection is gone from the cyst thing on my back.

Just wanted to good moaning to you. Hugs.......Susie



Ducky
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   Posted 8/13/2005 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
My goodness Susie... sounds like you are having a heck of a time today.. Hope you are doing better and are resting comfortably.... Good Moaning Healing Well! :)
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1999 - While 11 weeks pregnant


Flopsie
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   Posted 8/14/2005 12:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Moanin My Friends,
 
Hope you all have a blessed Sunday.
 
Susie, I am so sorry you are having such a rough time right now. Seems like when it rains it poors, HUH? I am praying the machine will help with your pain, it sounds great. Hope your tummy and back give you some relief soon.
 
You are in my thoughts and prayers, hon.......praying for quick relief for you.
 
flopsie
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Flopsie
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   Posted 8/15/2005 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh My Goodness, It is kinda late, but here is my Good Moanin HW.

Hooray! Our erin is feeling better.
Everyone have a great day.
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

Ducky
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   Posted 8/15/2005 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Feeling pretty good today... got yardwork to do...hhhmmmm... we'll see how I feel after that! :)
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Dactylitis/Spondylitis 
   -Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
 
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
   -Complete Thyroidectomy September 1999 - While 11 weeks pregnant

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