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cntrymom
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Date Joined Mar 2017
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   Posted 4/3/2017 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I seen the new MD this morning and I am feeling very hopeful. He was very easy to talk to. He even made the comment even if I have a negative test result for rheumatoid does not mean I don't have it considering the family history ie my mom had it. Blood test results he said are not always conclusive. He is also not a fan of the DEA..lol. He has taken me off of the diclofenac due to stomach issues since I was on it and meloxicam and he prescribed tramadol 50 mg. 3 times if needed. He said if can get by with less to do so. Then he said we will get me straightened out and get me stress due to pain management under control and then work on the why and everything else. Also referring me to a therapist, due to the emotional flackbacks from PTSD of emotional abuse over the years from my ex. So, it was good morning. PTL!! I waiting it out and prayed a lot and I made it. I am feeling hopeful and on track again. Thanks all for listening to my ramblings before. We will see where this takes me.

pitmom
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   Posted 4/3/2017 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
This is great news! I am so happy for you!
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

straydog
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   Posted 4/3/2017 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Mom, glad to hear the appt went well. When there are multiple issues the drs will tackle those issues one at a time.

MRI's can tell if there is damage to a joint from RA. Some rheumatologists do not always dx a person based on the ANA test. It sounds like he is willing to get some answers.

Take care.
Susie
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   Posted 4/4/2017 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Cntrymom:
Your new physician sounds like a gem.

What a relief to finally have a physician who is willing to give generously of his time to listen to you and to respect what you have to say. Your first visit and encounter with him sounds hopeful.

I am glad that he has already made some adjustments in your medications and folded back in the tramadol. With better pain relief with the tramadol, as you have been on before, you will begin to feel more like yourself again. It sounds like a sound plan to focus on one health issue at a time.

One good day can help build to another good day.

Thank You for taking the time to post to update how you are doing. People here care about you.
- Karen -
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Addison's disease
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)

cntrymom
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   Posted 4/4/2017 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for saying that people care. I have been in a dark place today for some reason. A very dark place. Feeling like a real screw up, even felt like ending it, but then I felt that would screw up my kids lives even more. So, I'm still here, just a hairs breadth from crying again. But I'm here.

pitmom
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   Posted 4/4/2017 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Gentle hugs ((((cntrymom))). I'm glad you're still here.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

(Seashell)
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   Posted 4/5/2017 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Cntrymom:
We do care. Genuinely.

Although we may not know each other in person, the bonds formed on this forum are real and genuine. My "best" friend is an internet forum friend.

I hope that today is a kind and gentle day for you.

We are here, for you.
- Karen -
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Addison's disease
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)

Sharise
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   Posted 4/5/2017 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I am new here and I so understand, that's what has led me to join. I'm at my wits end. Insurance companies playing God. I've got fantastic doctors, I'm blessed w/ a good family, but the insurance companies just Willy nilly do what they want and you're stuck.
United Health Care is trying to tell me there are NO insurance companies covering OxyContin. None? Really? My pharmacy says
There are coverage plans and that UHC is lying. I'm so miserable and tired. I will write more later, but I just wanted to say please hang in there. This is horrible in a supposedly enlightened country to have people suffering... hang tough, you are, if nothing else, helping us out here...
thank you for that!

straydog
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   Posted 4/5/2017 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Sharise, welcome to the forum. If you would please start your own separate intro thread so more members will see it. Look forward to getting to know you. Take care.
Susie
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cntrymom
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Date Joined Mar 2017
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 4/5/2017 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Sharise,

I'm sorry you are dealing with issues with insurance. I to have UHC, I don't oxycontin, so I don't know the coverage on that, but I do hope you find a way. Hang in there.

I am not as down today..not really UP so to speak, but not as down. I am "here" and that's a plus. I have been told some of it could be my hormonal and ptsd flashbacks. I don't know I just don't like it. On medication and have been for years. So this is different. My husband tries to be understanding, he doesn't quite get that its not something I can exactly control, it just hits me..and he thinks it's like feeling sorry for myself, it is but it isn't. It's not really the same. He doesn't get upset or mad or anything, just tries to get my mind on something else or get me to laugh and at times has just held me when I really needed it.

So, God Bless Everyone!
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