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mmorgan
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2006 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband was just diagnosed with arthritis. can you tell me about arthritis and what to expect.

yalinda
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   Posted 10/4/2006 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
hi mmorgan and welcome to HW! what type of arthritis was your hubby diagnosed with? there are several types and each alittle different.... i am certain we can explain better if you knew the type... hope to hear from you soon and dont fret it is alot to take in at first so ask away! ~* yalinda

curley
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   Posted 10/4/2006 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome,I hate to hear that your husband was diagnosed with arthritis.Yalinda is right if we know what typ he has we can better answer your question.
Thanks
Curley......
a.k.a.Mela...........


erin.K
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   Posted 10/10/2006 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   

hey mmorgan,

i'll just let you know...you will be very important to your hubby!  and by you just being there, listening, being nonjudgemental, supportive will be the best help.

there's degenerative arthritis, like the ones that come with age. this type is typically benign & is caused by wear n' tear of cartiladge.  autoimmune arthritis' like RA, PsA, lupus arthritis & crohns arthritis are of progressive types that need special medicines that alter the immune system. let us know what type your hubby was diagnosed with & what meds he's on if any yet.

self esteem could be a major problem. myself, i based a lot of my worth based on what i could "do". my identity was so much of what i did & what i was able to accomplish & how much i could do...as the disease i live with progressed to a disabling point, not being able to "do" was the hardest part. 

write back when you can.

sincerely,

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: Remicade Infusions; Prednisone 20mg; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 75mg; Dilaudid; Diazepam; Avinza; Reglan; Antivert; LidoDerm; MiraLax; Restaril; Trazodone & too many others.

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