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straydog
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Just my luck-sleeting started at midnight everything is covered. No trip to the pain dr today for my pump refill. Now its scheduled for Monday.
 
But, I got me a nice temp 100.4 going on which is alot for me, since I am usually 97.4. I have a headache, a sore throat, a cough and I feel awful. So, tylenol and an antibiotic are my new friends for now. Trying to get a stinking ear ache, old women my age should be done with those things......Susie
 
Aw rats this is going to screw me up with my Humira shots cannot do those with an infection or fever going. Oh no, don't needs my crohns rearing its ugly head.
 
 


skeye
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   Posted 1/28/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear that you are sick Susie! Isn't that just what you need on top of everything else! Being sick makes everything else so much worse!

Unfortunately, I too am starting to get sick. Two of my 3 roomates are sick & I feel it starting with me too. I have no immune system at the moment from the steroids, stress, & sleep deprivation, so I am very vulnerable.

Try to take it easy. Drink lots of fluids & sleep if you can! I hope you recover quickly & your crohns doesn't flair up! Sending you hugs!

Skeye

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 1/28/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
awwww susie I am so sorry that you are sick today hunny. I do hope that you will feel better soon hun. If I start typing wrong I apologize forgive me sweetie my meds are beginning to take hold and I am preparing fopr bed as we speak. The screen is going all wonky and my brain is beginning be become musj=h. Anyway gentle hugsss.

nigjt

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HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

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Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.


straydog
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   Posted 1/28/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it stinks. Not sure how I even picked this up. Skye says her immune system is compromised right now from steroids. I haven't a had decent immune system since starting Imuran, Remicade or Humira for crohns, what 6 yrs now. This is the time of year I really avoid crowds like at grocery stores and places where there are people. I truly become a hermit this time of year. My PCP puts me in a room immediately if she has someone in her waiting area thats even has a cold,lol. I saw her a couple weeks ago and when she walked in the room she had a mask on-she was sick and said don't come near me I don't want you catching this from me-she is a trip, I get tickled at her. When she left the room she has the nurse spray the room with Lysol,lol. Better to be safe than sorry tho....Susie


PAlady
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   Posted 1/28/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
I wish all our doctors were truly that thoughtful.

It's lousy to be sick on top of all your chronic illnesses. Same with you skeye. Yes, I get the not wanting to be around people because of that. I think of it even at holiday time when I know someone in the family is sick. The kids are always running around with something. Years ago I could shake it off. Now..well, you all know.

So I wish for both of you the speediest recovery from whatever bugs are visiting. Out bugs!! OUT!

By order of PaLady

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 1/29/2009 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
I'm sorry about your illness and that pain pump problem. Are you ok without
medication until Monday? I guess you are or you would have said something.
Could your situation be an emergency? You are used to your pain being somewhat
taken away by the pump and now ... oh sleet.
Do you have left over pills that will bridge you until you get to your wonderful doctor
on Monday?
I don't know what Chrohns is. I guss I should look it up. (I probably have it. I've
sure got something wrong) I just really don't want to go for a colonoscopy.
Do you have an electric blanket? I love mine. You and Susie can curl up under
a big one and watch Tv.
Be Well,
Pamela

straydog
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   Posted 1/29/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes, my good dr gave me a script for pain meds alright, I went from 2mg of Dilaudid to 4mg and she said to take 1-2 pills every 6 hrs as needed. She did not know it came in 2mg. I had told her I rarely ever took it because it didn't help. She said no wonder, that dose is so low it wouldn't help anyone that I was probably better off with Tylenol. I laughed and admitted I had taken much more Tylenol than 2 mg of Dilaudid,lol. My pump is ok, my alarm date is Feb 5-so since I go in Monday I am in still good shape with it. You cannot use an electric blanket with a pump. So, what I have is a mattress warmer that heats up my sheets & makes it cozy when I go to bed. I really don't think I could handle a heating blanket anyway, I get night sweats really bad.

PA because of my crohns meds reducing my immune system to squat my family stays away if they get as much as a sniffles. Even my neighbors are the same. With a set a bad lungs on top of it all and being on oxygen they wouldn't dare come my way,lol. My pulmonary dr told me in Dec if I ever caught any of the flu strains going around it could be fatal for me. That is the major reason I get my flu shot. My 3 major drs offices are really good about looking out for me in the waiting rooms with sick people. I even pick slow times of day to go out to the store & drug store. Never thought in a million I would be this way for sure.

Pam if you had crohns trust me you would know it. The scope is nothing, its the prep thats the killer. Most people with crohns start as a child or early teens-my history of bowel problems date back to when I was a child. My poor daugher in law has IBS and suffers with it from time to time. She said she has no clue how I handle crohns, I told her its like anything else you just get use to some thing like it or not. What else can ya do right???? Susie


straydog
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   Posted 1/29/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
PS: I still feel like crap. Still running a fever. I am going to call my pulmonary dr in the am and see if he will call me in something for this cough. I have a headache and coughing is not helping it. Tomorrow will be better. I am due my Humira shot, got to get past this infection. Susie


PAlady
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   Posted 1/29/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe, Susie, please take care. I hope your pulmonary doc doesn't give you a hard time so you can get something for the weekend. Sometimes just a day or so extra gives these "bugs" a chance to flourish.

Hugs,
PaLady

Tirzah
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   Posted 1/29/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
feel better. :)

(((hugs)))

straydog
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   Posted 1/30/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Called my pulmonary dr this morning and got another round of antibiotics and some cough medicine. He really said to go easy on the cough stuff because of the importance of having a productive cough and not having junk just lying there. He is really good about calling in antibioitcs as long as you keep your check up current with him. I just saw him twice in Dec so I knew I should be ok there. I have alot of trouble kicking upper resp. infections with these lungs. Its not uncommon to do 3 rounds of antibiotics and he will switch them up too. Have to call Monday and let the nurse know how this mess is coming along. Jeez, I hate these things.

Its interferring with my time with the little wild one. I have only seen him once this week, thats not enough for me,lol.Time to go hang my head over the teapot. Later gang....Susie


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 1/30/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Susie ...
I want you to be well. NOW!

Did you have a Shingles vaccination?

I had IBS for three years. Going out of the house for anything anytime was
a real adventure in terror. This was about twelve years ago. I still have the
fear of it, but not the illness.... just a tiny scare sometimes. Yes, I remember
reading about Chrohns. It's worse. Indeed!

You said, "Its not uncommon to do 3 rounds of antibiotics and he will switch them
up to" I didn't understand that. I have been on antibiotics for about three months
for a horrid UTI. That's a long time. I'm afraid to go off them though. Nothing
so fun as a really good case of UTI at 3 AM smhair

I have my ear to the monitor waiting to hear that you have bloomed into radiant
pink-cheeked health. Or just to hear. Be well now, Sugar Foot.

Pamela smurf

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 1/30/2009 8:29:01 PM (GMT-7)


skeye
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   Posted 1/30/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,

I hope those antibiotics kick in real fast & get you on the road to recovery! Sending more hugs.

Skeye

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   Posted 1/30/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Skeye and hope your better very very soon!
Try to get some rest in when you can, as I know that can be
very hard when your coughing your head off (and it sure feels like it)
try some zinc and vitamin c as well, and keep us posted...
Take care and lots of soft hugz...
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