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MsBunky
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   Posted 3/31/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

Hope everyone is managing okay today. I've been dealing with overwhelming fatigue for the last 2 days...I've probably slept about 18 hours out of 24, so I must have been majorly deprived. I'm glad I was able to get a little more life in me this evening. It's my 9th Anniversary with my honey Ray, and we went out for dinner. A quiet evening, but a good one for reflection.

I am in need of some good vibes tomorrow morning, around 7am Mountain time. I have to go for blood work and it's always a huge ordeal. What normally takes 5 or so minutes for most people will take an hour for me. I have exceptionally tiny veins and most of them are covered in scar tissue from previous attempts at blood or IV's. My veins tend to roll or collapse as well when you can find then - the last time I had blood work done, it took 70 minutes and they used both hands and both feet. I've even had nurses from the NICU tell me their preemie babies are easier to deal with than me. shakehead

Needles don't bother me, but it's still very painful. I took at look at what my doctor is requesting and we're looking at about 6 tubes of blood. With your good wishes coming my way, maybe we can get this down to 30 minutes or less!

Thanks and I hope everyone has a really good rest of the week, and is as comfortable as possible.

hugs,
Pam smhair
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily


Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/31/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Pam,
My best wishes and hope for you! I really hope for an amazing stick! Just ONE!!!! Please check back tomorrow and let us know how it went. With all good thoughts,
Cat(z4)
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 3/31/2010 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Bunky Pooh! You have been there for me so many times, so you can rest assured that I will be there for you as well. I know you wont mind me calling you Bunky Pooh every once in a while, as I know that you are a light Hearted person. It's just the way I am, and I mean no harm at all by it. If you want you can use my initials and call me Scrambled Egg! :)
We are friends and we both know that. I understand your fears, and it can be unnerving to have a nurse miss a vein. Right before my surgery they missed 5 times, and I have rather large veins to work with. You should have seen the look on the nurses face when they missed. It destroyed their egos completely.

These nurses were to be the best of the best, and I can tell you that It shook me to the very core of my being. They let my wife come and comfort me, and the nurse said they don't do that often there. I will never forget it as long as I live!

Bunky, I believe you will be fine, and trust that all will be well. You hang in there, and know that your family here on HW will be here for you. The members here are wonderful and stood by me during my darkest health hour. Don't listen to those who may tell you what can or may go wrong, as one or two have done to me. We want you to stay and bath yourself in a positive light. I have a few favorites here that can do this job better than I can, and Dani Henson is one of them...a wonderful truly caring woman. I lean on her when I need the right words to comfort members here.

Bunky we are all family here, and for the most part we feel comfortable with each other. I mean, where can a person go and see a post at 6:00am that reads "I had a bowel Movement" Sorry Kinber, but I loved it, and it truly show how close we all are.

Just writing this brings tears to my eyes, we truly have great members here with very big Hearts. We need more of them to help too. Each one of us has a place here, all the way from Pete Trips again to our beloved Mikel99 and many more.

So there you go My Little MsBunky! You are not alone, there are members who do care!

Let us know how tomorrow goes, and Good Luck to you!

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 3/31/2010 10:46:35 PM (GMT-6)


Chutz
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   Posted 3/31/2010 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Bunky,

I and others will be right there beside you. You will know it's us...just close your eyes and you will feel is there. Try it! It's amazing. My girlfriend had to have minor surgery 2 weeks ago and was nervous. I told here I'd be right there beside her and she's know because I'd poke her left leg so she knew it was me. When she got back she said she not only felt me poke her once, but a second time. So when you lay back just close those beautiful eyes and we'll be right beside you. I'm usually the one on the left...lol That one tickling you on the right will be SE...

Warm hugs,
Chutzie
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 3/31/2010 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzy, I didn't even make it to the bottom of your post and I was going to write that I had the other side. You beat me to it! :) Wonderful reply! Thank you for your heart felt follow up reply right behind me. I'm sure Bunky will appreciate it!

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


kimber9807
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   Posted 4/1/2010 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck today Bunky. I can relate I just had blood work from my family dr this morning because havent had blood work done in 2 years and it took them forever they cant seem to find my veins . It takes them forever to start an Iv or do blood work.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


MsBunky
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   Posted 4/1/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning everyone!

Thank you for all your good wishes and prayers...we set a record today of only 3 sticks and a total of 26 minutes to get 4 tubes of blood...woo hoo!!!!

You guys are the best...thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Oh, and as for YOU Mr. Scrambled Eggs....I "toast" you for your ingenuity with Bunky Pooh. In fact, I laughed until I was coffeeing! Hee hee!!

Pam/Bunky
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily


MIKEL99
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   Posted 4/1/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sweet Pam , I'm sorry your feeling so tired lately , however a blood work up may be just the ticket a lot of times its a deficiancy in the blood that creates or contributes to fatigue , so I hope and pray that they find the answer for you in the work up .Do you take vitamins Pam , and how is your diet ? These things can also effect energy levels .I do hope all goes well , maybe meditation could calm and relax you before even going to your appointment .I'm sending my prayers and good vibrations your way with all my spirit , may you be able to relax and may this be sucessful for you , if you feel down remember there are many of us pulling for you and thinking of you with great caring .Your Friend Mikel  
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -   Celelbrex ,viracept,truvada, lasix .  oxicontin  '                                                                                                                         


Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/1/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pam... I'm glad that getting your lab work went well yesterday. I'm the exact same way w/ trying to get blood from me...or trying to start an IV...due to all the scar tissue, etc. When they do find something that will work - it takes forever for the blood to flow...so it's usually at least an hour for me, too. Anyway, I'm glad it went better than usual.

I'm also sorry you've been so tired... I'm hoping you can figure out why you've been so exhausted.

As for the rest of you (meaning YOU, Mr. Srambled Eggs or whatever...) turn You are too much...and, as usual, made me laugh.

It's nice to see some joking around and fun here on the board!! I'm all in for that...it helps me take my mind off of "reality" yeah

--Tina

bluejet2
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   Posted 4/1/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pam:

I, too, am very glad that things went better than expected! I could have written your post myself, I've had to have pic lines or lines put in my neck when they've exhausted all other areas for bloodwork and IV's. At one point, they were going to take me to the OR and put a permanent port in my chest, but I talked them into another pic line instead.

I hope they are able to figure out the reason for your exhaustion. I will be thinking about you!

Lorie

Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 4/1/2010 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, maybe it wasn't one stick, but girl! 3 sticks!!! I'm so glad for you! The last time I had to give blood they did a sub-clavical (is that what it's called?) Anyway, that went well! One stick for sure! I held you in my thoughts even while I was dealing with all the crud I had going I just kept thinking, "Pam is gonna get 1 stick!" Congrats girl!
Catz4
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC , Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder, Had emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06.
Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/1/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
OK! I'm happy now! I can get some rest now that MsBunky Pooh came up with the good news! That is great, and welcome news to all of us. I just knew it was going to be alright! Wahooooo! :)

Also, I almost forgot!...congratulations on your 9th anniversary with the Hubby and you. Everyone gets tired of me saying this, but I'm truly in love with my wife.

Please let us know what the test reveal, if anything.

Today was a fun day for me, as I got to eat lunch with several men that i worked with for 30 plus years. They are retired, and I'm getting closer to it myself.
I did give up and take an Oxycontin today, as I just needed the relief from the surgical pain today.

Ok, Bunky Boo! You take care, and take something for that Cofeeeeing! :) Ha Ha! I just crack myself up! Hey that goes hand in hand with Scrambled Egg! :)

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


Chartreux
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   Posted 4/1/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad it worked out good for you...and that it's done with for now...WOOHOO..one small step at a time, eh...
congrats...
hugz
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Retired Mom
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   Posted 4/1/2010 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Well wishes coming your way!
Formerly PrayingForRealRelief...
 
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