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straydog
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   Posted 1/17/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Will try this one more time, last time I was nearly done and hit a wrong button and wiped my entire post out. lol. Perhaps my son-in-law is right, maybe I should return back to a typewriter. lol
 
The Scan of my abdomen per my PCP shows the common bile duct is completely dialated to the top of the pancreatic head. She had little to offer for an explanation and advised me to get the films delivered to my gi dr and let him decide if anything needs to be done. So this is in the works. I now have a diffuse fatty liver, so I must work diligently in remembering my Omega 3's, my pulmonary dr says it will help with this. Have had the fatty liver a few years now, but they never threw the word diffuse in.lol.
 
The cyst on the right kidney has gone from 1cm to 3 cm and we will keep watching it. These are common and in some instances need draining when they get up to 5-6cm's. Personally, that does not sound like much fun to me.
 
They think there may be two cysts/lesions on my right ovary so she is scheduling a sonogram to make sure its just cysts.
 
I saw my rheumy Thursday and its confirmed the Lupus is induced by the Remicade infusions, yea, that means we can get rid of it. I am now taking Plaquenil for this and he said I should see some improvement with the joint pain a little later. The sacroliliac joint xrays showed quite a bit of arthritis but we were not surprised by this. I have been on Imuran for 6 yrs because of the crohns and it does help w/arthritis pain, he increased my Imuran and it should help even more. I am very satisfied with what he is telling me about some of this joint pain maybe toning down. I really do not want an increase in my pump at this time, as it was just in Oct that the dr increased it. I would much rather save these increases for later on down the road. I am more interested now to see how the Plaquenil & the increase in the Imuran will affect the pain. See my new pain dr on the 23rd I think, will be intersting to meet this new lady. Hope everyone is nice & warm all snuggled in...... Susie


PAlady
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   Posted 1/17/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, you've got a lot going on, but it sounds like you've got a good handle on things. I'm glad there's some answer to help decrease your joint pain.

Sometimes doesn't it just make your head spin? turn smhair

Hugs to you,

PaLady

Post Edited (PAlady) : 1/17/2009 11:06:03 PM (GMT-7)


skeye
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   Posted 1/17/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yikes, Susie! Sounds like you really have it rough! Although like Palady said, it sounds like you have a good understanding of everything & all your plans are already laid out, which is great! Hopefully the new information & the new plans will bring you some much deserved added relief! Good luck with the new PM next week! I hope she is as good as your old one!

Skeye

kara487
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   Posted 1/18/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear all whats going on. But like other people says it sounds you got handle on it.I hope you have a lpd.
Percocet,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis


AndreaRN
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   Posted 1/18/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Very interesting......think I would have a "recipe box" with recipe cards and put things into catagories or something or I never could keep it all straight.

Prayers......Andrea
Women who behave don't make History!

C3-4 herniation
C4-5 disectomy & fusion (anterior)
C6-7 & C7-8 L laminectomies (posterior) (need R)
Partial removal of supporting Cervical Posterior Ligament
Constant shoulder pain & tightness.intermittent neck pain
bulged discs at C6-7 & C7-8

Chronic Pain with Vicodin 7.5/325 rx

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straydog
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   Posted 1/18/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ladies , I just feel that after the past six yrs of so many different health issues hitting like a domino effect, I think I have become somewhat callous or maybe thicker skinned is the best way to put it, when something new crops up. I went from being a fairly healthy person to a very sickly person almost overnight-these were not CP issues-CP has been my fiends for many, many yrs.

My new rheumy did genetic testing for crohns on me w/o my knowledge when he sent me for the Mega lab work. I asked why he did this & he said because I wanted to make sure you have crohns, I said well you are a little late w/your dx because I have already had a resection surgery due to it. He then admitted he has no patients with crohns & UC, the odds are 5% of having both diseases. Of course the markers came back positive,lol. I didn't mind him doing this, I guess because he does have a great deal of knowledge about crohns disease and this is very important for a crohnnie when dealing w/a rheumy.

I did something stupid tonite and I am very, very upset w/myself. I have had about 5-6 days of very managable LBP. Well, I decided to run the vacumn in the kitchen & living room, its easy to do, tile in one room wood in the other so there is no pushing right. Nearly finished the kitchen when it hit, went from standing straight to bent over-terrible pain. Oh, why did this happen. I am so mad. So, took A Dilaudid & Zanaflex and a very low heat setting on heating pad. I am just so mad right now.........Susie


PAlady
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   Posted 1/18/2009 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Susie...I fear the rest of the forum is going to put both of us in jail until we learn!! rolleyes

I sure can relate...obviously. Feel just a little good, or even just "ok", so decide to do something that seems "ok"...and then wham! Back out with the extra meds and various devices. Seems like that's what our lives have become. I'm sad for both of us. For all of us, really. sad

PaLady

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   Posted 1/19/2009 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Girls, when will you ever learn? Probably long before I do! I'm so sorry that this happened to you Susie, I know you hear it all the time but I know exactly what your talking about! Just like I told PA, maybe it's that we are trying so hard not to hurt ourselves that we stiffen up instead of just letting the chore flow like a normal person would. Or maybe not! I just know sometimes I'm over cautious and end up hurting myself with the simplest things. Hope you feel better today!
Your Buddy,
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. 55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


AndreaRN
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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeepers................when my son chastises me for doing something I say if I have to be a statue and not move than what is the purpose in living.......and.....at least I tried and sometimes don't suffer for it.

I was in Texas this fall and oh boy.......nows my chance....to prove to myself that I could do a certain something. I knew it would half kill me but the feeling of satisfaction and pride of doing it I now carry within me. Never dare tell son that is for sure. ......not telling......not telling........lol
Women who behave don't make History!

C3-4 herniation
C4-5 disectomy & fusion (anterior)
C6-7 & C7-8 L laminectomies (posterior) (need R)
Partial removal of supporting Cervical Posterior Ligament
Constant shoulder pain & tightness.intermittent neck pain
bulged discs at C6-7 & C7-8

Chronic Pain with Vicodin 7.5/325 rx

VIEW IMAGE

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