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Ducky
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   Posted 6/5/2006 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Volume 10 can be reached here.. please carry on...
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea


CaMama
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   Posted 6/5/2006 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   

It doesn't look like Vol 10 is locked yet....

Erin, I hope you start feeling better soon. I have no idea what tortilla chips do. tongue

Everyone, I hope your Monday went well and a good week is ahead for all!

I'm gonna pay some bills and do the checkbook tonight - wish me luck!!!!!!!! May the Gods of Checkbook Balancing and Simple Math be on my side tonight!

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Ducky
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   Posted 6/6/2006 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey CaMama, how did the checkbook go?
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea


erin.K
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   Posted 6/6/2006 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  hey ya'll,
just wanted to drop a quick line.  i'm a little ( a lotta ) bad right now.  perhaps a bad flare? or something coming on?  but don't feel well.  bad GI issues.  cannot put weight on my knees without them giving in & hurts to touch/swollen/ PAIN. and no use of right hand w/ my fingers. sad argh this stinks...i was doing so good for a while.
this too shall pass?
been reading ALL posts but excuse me if i can't reply.
 
all started about wednesday.  so go figure.
 
the hand looks BAD! never had too bad joint deformity, but they've all shifted to the right (fingers) and turned swollen and a ruddy color. eyes oh God and they hurt.
 
on top of it all this is making me a bit anxious too.  really thought i had this nipped in the bud for a bit.
 
rheummy friday: get knees done.
Dr. exam for SSI disability on the 16th.
PCP on 20th.
oy!  2 bloodworks in between.

:-) had a nice vacation @ home with my honey.  miss em' now that i'm back @ my own home. sad

here's to better tomorrow's


Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


elcamino
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   Posted 6/7/2006 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Erin--it sounds like you're in a lot of pain right now.  Sorry to hear that.  Good luck with your doctor appointments.  You better get that hand looked at soon--I think joint destruction and deformity can be stopped but it has to be caught early.  I hope your doctors get to the bottom of it right away.

I've noticed that the enbrel seems to make me think clearer.  Have any of you enbrelers had that effect?  I'm very clear-headed and on top of things the first 3-4 days after an injection, and then my brain starts hurting and I get foggy around Wednesday (I take my injections on Saturday).  I think it's probably just fatigue creeping back in towards the end of the week--I get up too darn early for work.  Joint-wise, I think I'm getting a bit worse because my shoulders have even less mobility now than before.  Rheumy said arthritis would probably get worse before it gets better. 

I'm very excited about my girls' first dance recital on Sunday.  They are 3 years old and have absolutely no idea what is going on.  One of them dances with the rest of the girls in their class; the other stands there most of the time with her arms crossed.  When she does dance (and she dances beautifully when it's her idea), she doesn't sing the words like the rest of her class, but makes sound effects consistent with the dance moves.  It is hysterical.  I have no idea what they're going to do when they get in front of an audience for the first time.  I hope it doesn't traumatize them.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Elcamino


Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: Early Lupus/MCTD
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


caprie
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   Posted 6/7/2006 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Elcamino,
Funny you mention about thinking clearer when you take the Enbrel. I noticed that right after i get my Humira
injection i see clearer. It was the first thing i noticed. I have only had 2 injections so far, but did notice right after that
everything seems more vivid. Interesting............
Hope you enjoy your daughters dance recitals. I went to my nieces last weekend. Four hours long. Uggggh, but adorable.
Erin,
I am sorry to hear you are not doing well. Hang in there! You will rebound!!!!!
Caprie

Ducky
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   Posted 6/7/2006 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Moanin' everyone.. is it Friday yet?

Hey ElCamino - how are you with the fatigue and mobility in your shoulder? I haven't noticed any difference in my vision or in my thoughts after my injection, I am gonna have to pay more attention... hhhmmm interesting... I normally inject on Tuesdays, however, my rheumy's office didn't put in my refills like they were supposed to, so I won't get my refill til tomorrow... dangit... Hopefully I'll be ok, I don't feel too bad today... will just have to wait and see... You'll have to let us know how the recitals went... how exciting!

Erin, how are you? Any better? Maybe everything has caught up with you, like the stuff with the wedding and the wedding itself? Last time you wore yourself thin, you got pneumonia... this could be the samething... keep up the garlic!

Caprie - good to hear from you again, I am so happy to hear that you are doing well on the Humira... these biologics, I don't know what we'd do without them!

CaMama- how'd you do with your checkbook? Everything ok?

Well, here's to another day!

Duck
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea


erin.K
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   Posted 6/7/2006 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
redface  hey ya'll,
i'm alive.  hands bad when using them. still painful & swollen.
 
i want to chop my legs off! cannot wait to get these knees drained & injected w/ steroids (can't believe i just said that) but that's my only hope.
 
mad  aaah, i had my 1st HUMIRA reaction! geesh.  all over red, rash, itchy...ugh! just got some Benedryl. ok now a bit.
 
yeah, i'm in a very acute, severe RA flare (and i think the Crohns too). oy eyes thank you all for your thoughts.
 
erin
Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


erin.K
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   Posted 6/7/2006 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
oh, got a haircut the other day. picture "Amelie`" (that cute French film w/ Audrey Taotou). or Audrey Hepburn a-la "Roman Holiday". it's fun but weird feeling with no hair!
Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


CaMama
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   Posted 6/7/2006 10:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Erin - I hope you feel better soon. I'm sorry you are hurting so bad.

Ducky - I spent too darn long on HW that night AND tonight and STILL have not hit the bills (i'm gonna be late if I don't get on it!) Last night the family went out....so I slacked off altogether! tongue   I'll let you know how it goes.

ElCamino - have you ever tried acupuncture? my husband is a cashier and had some horrible problems with his arm and mobility. He found a really good acupuncturist and she surprisingly helped him out quite a bit.

The weather has turned here and I'm really achy....I'm trying to be careful not to let it get too bad (like I can control it?!), anyway, doing my best to keep the overall self under control <sigh.>
 
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Ducky
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   Posted 6/8/2006 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I need to get my hair done... the greys are taking over... CRAP! Someday... :)

Bills... I really need to hit the lottery, then I can just pay them all off!

And then hire an acupunturist and herbalist to try and soothe all my aches and pains away...

Oh, and I'd buy a remote island where there is perfect weather everyday!

A woman can dream!
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea


CaMama
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   Posted 6/8/2006 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   

I needed a haircut 3 months ago! eyes

Ahhh, the lottery! Then I could spend the money to invent me a self-typer, just THINK what I want to say and the computer types away at it.....my poor fingers would get such rest! tongue


 


Ducky
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   Posted 6/9/2006 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
there is software that all you do is talk what you want, and it types it... pretty cool stuff!
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea


CaMama
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   Posted 6/9/2006 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   

No Kidding! I wonder how well it works.

Technology never ceases to amaze me.....but I'm still waiting for Star Trek medical technology  - THAT I'd like! :-)


 


Ducky
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   Posted 6/14/2006 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Moanin' Everybody!

Well, I was supposed to have a rheumatology appt tomorrow, however, my referral had expired, and my insurance company hasn't approved a new one yet, so I have to wait... again... So frustrating... but what can you do? eyes

How have you all been?  I'm sorry I haven't been around lately... but rest assured even if I am not posting, I am still reading all the posts... :-)

I think it is great that we have gotten some new members!  Very cool!  And a big thank you to our devout members that post daily!  scool

Hope all is well with everyone - I am off to soak in a hot tub, TS Alberto has kicked my butt and my joints need a rest... skull

Duck


Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea


elcamino
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   Posted 6/20/2006 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   

How is everyone?  We haven't checked in in quite a while. 

Erin, I'm worried about you?  Are you ok?  How was your lovely weekend?

I'm the same.  I think my medications are doing something, but not nearly enough.  Also, don't know whether it's the plaquenil, the enbrel, or the combination of both of them.  I'm hanging in there, but completely losing my patience with this whole mess.  I realize it could be a lot worse, but I am just so tired of it.  And then, not having a definitive dx on top of all this.  The good news is that I've been carefully tracking pain and stiffness in my joints everyday now for the last 3 months.  I've charted the data in connection with the enbrel injections and guess what?  There doesn't appear to be any connection at all.  I can show the charts to my rheumy and see what he says, but I think enbrel may not be the right drug for me.  Unless I just need to add mtx to the mix.  Don't know what the next step might be, but rheumy did mention kinaret.  Don't really want to go there because he said that not a lot of people have a positive response to it.  But we'll see.  I don't see him for another couple of weeks.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Elcamino


Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: Early Lupus/MCTD
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


erin.K
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   Posted 6/20/2006 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
hey "el"
you could be right.  eyes adding the MTX could do the thing. 
i tell ya, the Humira alone for me was doing nill until it was doubled the dose & the doc added the Imuran.  so perhaps you do need a kick start.  and this was after a year almost on the Humira!
don't give up.
i've done the same. :-) charts are off the wall!!!!!  i like objective data myself...so following stuff like that only pi**es me off more! tongue LOL.  although i tell patients to do it! tongue LOL.
ah geez...in all, it is a good thing to keep track of it.  at least it's visible info to see exactly where you're going and where you've been. 
:-)  
Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


CaMama
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   Posted 6/20/2006 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
El Camino, I so hear your frustration! Good for you on charting it all. I really should do that on so many levels!
 
I went and did my labs on Friday - so, we'll see if the bloodwork/insurance thinks it's lupus. I also saw the female doctor. She is doing an sonogram in 2weeks on me, wants to rule out any problems on the female end of things. She also sent me in for a handful of blood work as well.
 
I'm better from my 4 weeks of being "unwell" - joint problems could have been much worse, but it was the combo of that and so many other seemingly health-related ones that just really dragged me down. Then I went thru my bout of severe depression.  I think I'm on the mend finally (but still feel like a teeter-totter) and hope I can be free of that rollercoaster for quite a while. One can hope. Job is going okay....not great, but okay - that might be because of my 'mood' lately. Who knows.
 
To make things worse, with all that's gone on - I've put back on the little bit of weight I finally did loose. I feel like a COW. MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooo. Well, I AM cow, no wonder.... sad   Well, enough of that, this is the arthritis forum, not the "I'm gonna eat myself in to an early grave if I don't cut it out..." forum. HOWEVER, this is the first week of summer - I did make goals for the summer and one of them is to start exercising and get off my fat behind (hmmm, I've heard that before) while the weather is good (of course, I have severe flares almost every July, but I'll do my best. Why do I know it's every July? because you can't forget when one spends one's birthday in angonizing tears more often than not.)  Oy, I hear that sorrow traing a-coming, so I'll end here and GET HAPPY. :-)   I think I need to start seeing a shrink.....**
 
 
 


erin.K
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   Posted 6/20/2006 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Dah! Das furloin Camama must see doctor Freud dah? LOL. tongue

Ooooh, this is the evening post of "Moanin' HW"!  at the witching hour it is!  Awe, Camama...you've got it in you, you know you do.  But once...once you start to drop and it goes down and down....you'll get it going. In illness the body kinda goes into "crisis" mode & sometimes clings on to every darn calorie to fight disease because it thinks it need to. And add on any extra bonus you might have to make things harder...well there you go.  Not excuses, but we've gotta know what where dealing with.  Might not be able to lose weight the way a normal healthy person does.

So I watched a cute film. "The Millions" & "Shadow in the Sun"  both very nice.

Camama, that was soooo peculiar you mentioned the other day "The Enchanted Cottage" my mom & me watched it that Saturday morning on TCM! :-)

Wishing everyone well.

erin


Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


CaMama
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   Posted 6/20/2006 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Too funny. The Enchanted Cottage just struck a chord with me, you know? Strange.

I have tried and tried in the past to loose with absolutely no luck. The doc basically said, 'your liver, your metabolism - it's all screwed up after all this...it's gonna take a long time with a LOT of hard work to get your body going..." So, needless to say, after all I've been thru, I just don't want to do it as I get so darn frustrated after TRYING so hard and not seeing even a few pounds drop. This old dog just enjoys her mood food and I'm gonna regret it in the end. I have children who need me and I need to do it for THEM if I can't at least do it for ME and tell myself those dang doritos (or whatever) will still be there next YEAR and convince myself, 3 months of dieting and not loosing more than 2 pounds is not a reason for giving up. I really do NOT want to die and I have too many close calls these last 3 years to know I'm not ready to leave just yet.

Hope you have a nice night**
 


elcamino
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   Posted 6/21/2006 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   

CaMama,  you're really going through the ringer here.  Hope your recent bloodwork shows something.  I guess you know, though, that Lupus symptoms often show up years prior to your bloodwork showing anything.  The important thing is taking care of your symptoms.  I understand about joint pains in addition to everything else going wrong--it just becomes overwhelming at times.

Now, as a psychologist I can offer you psychological advice for just $300/hour!  What a deal!  Wheen das depression descends on yah, do dah following:

1) Redecorate dah house--start weeth weekend marathon watching dah HGTV

2) Make dah 5 prank calls

3) Send dah tunafish sandwich tru interoffice mail

4) Go tru dah 10 items or less line with 30 items

5) Sing "YMCA" as loud as you can at dah local Y

6) Valk backwards weeth a grocery cart while doing dah veekly grocery shopping

7) Call me eef all else fails--but geeve me your credit card number first!

Elcamino

 


Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: Early Lupus/MCTD
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


yalinda
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   Posted 6/21/2006 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
elcamino i love the advice! esp #6 for some crazy reason.... i might try that one!

camama i know what u mean about taking care of ur self verses ur kidos! u feel so selfish if it becomes about "me" but a good friend told me if i am happy my kids will be too.... i still have trouble with that one! my kida r 17 and 14 and i still am the kool aid mom with tons of kids dropped off every weekend for me to feed and provide safe entertainment! while all their parents go out to the movies! but my kids r my life!

as for the weight gain i know that too well also! just in three months i have put on 18 pounds with the dang prednisone! i want off right now!!!!!!!!!!!! i hate my fat face! i think i am going to put a mirror full length on refrigerator door really i think i will try that! i use to be one of thoses pathetic people who never gained an ounce no matter what and now over the past ten years have turned into my worst night mare! the good year blimp! started with hormone therapy for early female stuff and is ending up with decrease activity and prednisone. i had a personal trainer at the gym last year and after 3 months of daily exercise plus with him 2 times a week i never lost but 3 pounds and he even couldnt believe it! he thought i was eating up a storm not to loose and i wasnt just HAD a great motabolism and now have none! anyway i am trying to love myself no matter what my wieght because my body is just my shell it is not the person inside and i am too old to please the world with the battle of my buldge if they judge me by it too bad! i like who i am as a person and if i can change my body great if not i am who i am! more to love ... or hate ... lol so dont eat the bag of doritos but if maybe a few baked ones with fresh tomato, basil salsa and a swig of lime? i love the fresh veggies this time of uyear and try to have them on hand but if ur body isnt gonna break that food down i feel like nothing will do it for me the only loose loose situation where i dont loose! i know easier said then done....

keep ur head up friend .... ~*yalinda

erin.K
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   Posted 6/21/2006 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't think I've ever laughed out loud from reading something on the computer before...but "el"  you did it!  That was hysterical.

Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


erin.K
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   Posted 6/21/2006 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
:-)  I like who you are too Yalinda!
eyes  I don't know what to add to this, but when I was 17, 18 & 19 I was about eyes 135 pounds? Oh, and when I was 12 & 13 I weighed geesh almost 150.  My pediatrician mortified me...I remember as a little girl and weighing more than a "normal" kid should.  THAT STUCK WITH ME!!!!!!!!!  I swear it did!  And Elcamino, you're in psych so you can vouch for this...how horrible right?  To feel absolutely worthless & to be made to feel so bad about yourself at 9 years old?  Shame on her nono Cookoo pediatrician.  Charts-Schmartz...stick your chart up your hoohah. tongue
So I took up athletics.  Distance running mainly starting @ like 12 - 13 y/o.
I wanted to be Linda Hamilton in the "Terminator"!  Found a rolemodel that wasn't twiggy & who had 16inch guns!
        So I would shout my "I'm 150 pounds" with pride! Because I could bench press more  than the boys! :-)
 
Ah, but when graduation from highschool came...didn't feel the same way. Wanted to be thin & lose weight. AND IT WASN'T HAPPENNING!
What I did was SHOCK my system.  
Went pretty much vegetarian (used tofu as protein) and strictly cardio, no more weight lifting.  And within a year 20 pounds came off.
No whole fat milk products, no packaged anything, dropped all sweets except frozen yogurt & ate like 6 times a day, and walked EVERYWHERE.
 
So sometimes a good "shock" so to speak to jump start the metabolism is needed but not always so easy to attain. Lord knows I wouldn't be able to do that now.  If I'm walkin' to the mailbox that's it.

eyes I should walk into that old pediatrician's office now & drop my trousers! Shame on her...I'de give anything to have my Linda Hamilton biceps back. sad Funny thing is my 8 year old nephew weighs more than me now. And even at 100 pounds like now...I still can find things to say "ewww" about. Did the same at 90 pounds! Strange how women's issues like this is.

BUT...WE ALL ROCK!!!!!!  And you're loved for what you do for other's.

A healthy lifestyle will come...just don't give up.

 


Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.


elcamino
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   Posted 6/21/2006 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Erin, you're right.  That pediatrician should be flogged!  Keep in mind that the issues regarding weight resided with her, and not you.  Chances are she failed to resolve the oedipal complex.  Or was that penis envy?

Elcamino


Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: Early Lupus/MCTD
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan

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