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uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/16/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Well, I guess I already knew but I wish I didn't...I have Diabetes.  sad
 
I knew it, but it still is very upsetting.  I went for a follow up about my HBP and asked him to check my blood.  After having to wait for what seemed like hours, he came in and said I have Diabetes..but I only have to take a pill, not shots yet.  So thankfully no jabbing myself in the tummy...
 
He also said he thought I had gallbladder trouble and sent me for an ultrasound...What a day!!!
 
So, how was your day?
 
Me.

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
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Lyrica as needed 

 


Chartreux
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   Posted 3/16/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe so sorry you have diabetes, but now that you know, you
can get better and then hopefully be able to control it without
medications in the future...Keep hopeful about that...
I'm pre-diabetic, so I just have to maintain my weight which can be hard..
Good Luck to you..
Keep us posted on the GallBladder troubles, okay...
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shannon1
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   Posted 3/16/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh no Me, im so sorry to hear this! Thank goodness you don't need shots yet.

Good luck with the gallbladder thing to...they are thinking i have issues w/ mine also, and i had my u/s today to...i go for an endoscopy friday also. Let me know what they say about yours!
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White Beard
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my Gallbadder taken out, it was supposed to be out patient surgery, but I ended up having to to stay over night because my doctor failed to accurately address my CP issues. The morning of the surgery, they told me not to take my Oxycontin and Baclofen, ( I was just starting on the Baclofen at that time) anyway I take the Oxycontin at 6 AM and 6PM. So I did not take the 6AM dose, the surgery was to be at 9 AM, I didn't get into surgery till 1 PM, after coming out of anesthesia I was in extreme pain and they gave me Demerol which did nothing, I kept telling them what the problem was but they would not listen, and the Doctor decided that maybe something else was going on, so they decided to put me on a demerol pain pump and keep me over night. Since I was on the pain pump they said I could not have the 6pm Oxycontin. Well at 11PM they had to refill the pain pump, and from then on I was in misery I kept pressing the button, but no relief, I kept pressing the nurse button but no nurse. I even hollered down to them but no response. I was up sitting in bed all night long, with a full urninal that no one would come and empty! MY back hurt my gut hurt, as they also repaired a herniated belly button along with taking out my Gall badder! Anyway at 5AM the Nurse comes in and I VENTED big time, well she goes and tells me that I must not of been in to much pain because, I didn't use any of the Demerol in the pain pump since they changed it at 11PM, I told her I had been pressing the button all night long with no relief, and no nurse or aid to help me. She checked out the pump, and the injector was put in wrong and the pump wasn't working! She reconnected it properly, and she said the Doctor said as long as I was on the pain pump she was to hold my normal Oxycontin. But the dosage on the pump would not come close to equaling my dosage of Oxcontin, so I had increased pain with decreased pain med coverage.

My advice, address this issue in advance with your Pain Specialist and ask him to address it to the surgeon, as my pain doctor was highly upset about my treatment, and the lack of adquate pain management by the surgeon! Most Doctors don't know how to adequately handle or treat patients that are being treated for Chronic Pain. So you have to be your own advocate,

Good Luck to You

White Beard
 

I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!

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PAlady
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Me,
So sorry to learn of your new diagnosis, but as was mentioned you hopefully can learn to control this with lifestyle changes in the long run.

I had my gall bladder removed when I was 19 and it was no outpatient procedure! Course things were different then. I have a scar up the middle of my abdomen.

But it's good you learned of it and are taking care of it, as it can lead to so many serious problems if untreated.

PaLady

Tirzah
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Rhonda,
I see you already got some good advice from other members. I will be hoping & praying for you to have everything work out for you okay. It is a lot of news to take in at one time, but at least you know what's going on & can face it head on. You have already made it through so much & I trust you will somehow manage to pull through this too, but we will be here for you whenever you need support. Keep us posted.

take care,
frances

skeye
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   Posted 3/16/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry to hear about the diabetes! Hopefully you caught it early enough that you should be able to keep it well under control. Sounds like you did! Sorry to hear about the gall badder too! What a rough day! (((((((((((((((Me))))))))))))))))).

Skeye

fatherjohn
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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I too am sorry to hear about your diabetes and gallbladder. Isn't it a tought thing when you fear going to the doctor as what will they find next. All I acn say is listen to the doc about treating the diabetes as it will pay off. Hope you have a better tomorrow.

Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my gallbladder out at 15, but the symptoms started when I was 14. The pain of it I know I'll never forget, and now I cant handle any pain, I'm very sensitive to it, and its the reason why I also have fibro, well thats my beleif anyways, it was very traumatizing. And a few years ago, my mother started having severe migraines, so she finally went to a doctor (she has never had a reguluar doctor) and was told she had diabetes too. So they also put her on the pills and she lost 30lbs with excerize and diet, and she was so excited that a few months ago, the doctor told her she could stop taking those pills. Except now she has to take this other pill cause the pills for diabetes does somethng to the liver (I beleive it was the liver, I dont remember), so she has to just take those for now but not forever. I'm very proud of her, she's one of those few rare people that follows ALL the doctor's orders with no ifs, ands, or buts. But now my poor mom wants to get on SSI cause she has always had a bad ankle and now it's turned into arthiritis, but she doesnt think she deserves it, I told her she shouldnt feel that way. She has worked all her life, she's 55 years old now, she needs to sit back and enjoy life, but she's hard headed like that.

-hellokitty
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain (possibly turned to arthiritis from lack of treatment), Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic, had glallbladder stones at 14yrs old, gallbladder removed at 15yrs old, 2 severe car accidents in '05
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday for pain, Cymbalta 60mg @ night for depression & Fibro,
Lyrica @ night for Migraines and Fibro, Treximet as needed for Migraines,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed for Asthma Attacks.
Chocolate as needed daily
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas but going to college Spring '09 to be a nurse
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edt
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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Me,

I am so sorry to hear of your Diabetes diagnosis......there is much you can do for yourself with Diet!  The Diabetes diet recommended by Dr's is questionable.  I know many people who turned this problem around by following this rule...stick with fresh foods, veggies and meat, lots of good oils.....stay away from foods in bag, bottles or boxes!!  There is hope!

I had my Gall Bladder out in the 70's when like PAlady they did it slice and dice style....today its done by Laparoscopy and 3 tiny incisions in most cases! 

Today has to be a better day for you!!

(((((((((((((((((((((((((ME))))))))))))))))))))))))

XXOO
Patti


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 3/17/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I have 4 small incisions, the biggest one is in my bellybutton(about an inch long) , but one of my friends and another friends mom has 7 incisions, I dont know why they have more, all 3 of us had the exact same surgery. I dont know why they had more then I did. I thought it was usually 4, but I guess every doctor does it diffrently.

-hellokitty
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain (possibly turned to arthiritis from lack of treatment), Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic, had glallbladder stones at 14yrs old, gallbladder removed at 15yrs old, 2 severe car accidents in '05
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday for pain, Cymbalta 60mg @ night for depression & Fibro,
Lyrica @ night for Migraines and Fibro, Treximet as needed for Migraines,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed for Asthma Attacks.
Chocolate as needed daily
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas but going to college Spring '09 to be a nurse
"Some days I just wish I was a missing person!"
"I'm not spoiled, I deserve all my stuff"  -Happybunny


uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Shannon,
How weird is that?  We both had the U/S on the same day and i have to have the endoscopy this week too.....Odd... Thanks for the thoughts, Mine are with you too...Let me know what happens..
 
Me.
 

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 

 


uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Wow, I always feel so much better after I come here.  There is so much that I don't talk to my own family about, but I can talk to you guys and gals... Thanks for all the good advice about my diabetes.  I had already lost about 50 lbs. in the past year so I probably helped it already...Now I have to take a nutritional class for diabetes in April and they say it's really helpful.  My Dad was diagnosed 7 years ago and he takes pills also.  I don't know much about it so I guess I'll be going to the Diabetes Forum now as well.  I guess I'll make some other friends there too.  I am loking forward to that.
 
about the Gall bladder thing.  I didn't even know I had trouble until he started pushing and hitting me in the side.  "Does it hurt when I hit your side?"   "Where does it hurt?" I almost jumped up and smacked the old fart..... blush
 
I should get the results from all of my tests tomorrow, and I will keep you posted..
 
Thanks again for being here for me.  And yes it was a rough day..
 
Me.

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 

 


PAlady
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   Posted 3/17/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Me,
The one good thing is that gall bladder surgery (called a cholecystectomy, I think) usually takes care of that problem. And like Patti said, it's a lot easier these days!

Kitty - can't believe you had yours out at 15! I was 19, and that was in the late 60's. They told me I was one of the youngest patients they'd ever had, except for an 11 year old boy. Yikes, he would beat us all!

PaLady

uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/17/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Thanks PAlady, I know that whatever happens it will be for my best interest. Just a quick question...Does haing Diabetes have an effect on taking pain meds?  I go to my PM Doc on Monday and I'm sure I'll ask him, but I know everyone here is so knowledgable....
 
Me.

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 
 
Type 2Diabetes 
Metformin 500 mg. once daily
                                                                     

 

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