Ides-How's the toe coming?

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broomhilda
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   Posted 1/2/2008 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a story to share that might make you feel a little better.  Broke the last 3 of my toes on right foot some years back when my 3 kids were under the age of 7.  Husband was on night shift of course.  Nothing they can do for broke toes butt stabilize them so I took some ibroprophen at the time (prior CD dx) and preceded to go to the pharmacy for crutches since it's kinda hard to stay upright on the remaining two toes.  Piled the kids in car, drove 20 miles into town with dangling, painful toes on excelerator, parked, left kids in car which I never did before...just couldn't chase 'em down!  As I'm paying for the crutches the kids decided to get a wild hair and start laying on the car horn outside.  Of course the pharmacy counter is in the back of the store and I listen to the horn for a good 5 minutes as I hobble my way back to the kids.  Thank God social services was not in the parking lot while my kids did me the favor of attracting attention to themselves!  And in case you're wondering, it was the middle child having the good time and he still lives today.  Sweet revenge....he's a middle school teacher!  The toes eventually healed straight but I still get joint pain in them when it's cold!  Hang in there!
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/3/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes Ides I too have been wondering how your new year was shaping up? Wondering if its getting any better for you. Broomhilda that was a hilarious story. My oldest daughter is having fun with her 10 year old daughter and her attitude right now. She always tries to apologize for being bad when younger and I tell her too late, now its your turn. LOL.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Ides
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   Posted 1/3/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Saw a new foot doc today since the military hospital farmed me out due to too many soldiers in need of care. New doc informed me that once this heals, I will need surgery on the toe to permanently fix what is now becoming a deformity. The arthritis in the toe is affecting how the nail is growing. The nail is curving inward too much and will likely cause reoccurring infections. With a compromised immune system that is not good so it is best to permanently fix it. He said he would do it in 2-3 months.

Also got a referral for PT on the ankle. Still have to wear the cast for another 2 weeks. Will start PT next week.

See the GI tomorrow. No happiness there since the Celebrex caused awful fluid retention and weight gain. I gained 4 pounds in 8 days and the swelling in my legs exacerbated my neuropathy. Have to be on something to reduce the inflammation caused by the AS. I know she is going to suggest MTX again but I am NOT going there.

Thanks for asking....it helps to know that others empathize. I have been feeling really sorry for myself of late. Did I mention that my mother gave me a cold and I have been battling that for a week now? Cough, hack. hack.....
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/4/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
(((BIG HUGS))) to you Ides. You really have been thru the ringer lately. Sending good thoughts your way.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


stkitt
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   Posted 1/4/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Ides,

I am sorry you are going through so much..........keep on posting and let it all out here.  We are you support so vent away.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 
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Blaze
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   Posted 1/4/2008 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
So sorry your going through such a tough time. Hang in there!

Sorry for the curiosity, but did you drop Dr. H. as your GI? I noticed you mentioned your GI was a "she" now.

 

Crohn's disease diagnosed in 1974 at 13 years of age.  First surgery at 18 removed entire colon, rectum and 3 ½ ft of small intestine resulting in an ileostomy.  Multiple surgeries since, with only 4-5 ft of small intestine remaining at this time.  What remains is in bad shape with two severe fibrotic strictures. Very painful.  Any further surgery would likely put me on TPN, which I've been fighting to avoid with anti-motility meds and pain management.  Silver lining - My hubby of 21 years is the kindest man in the world and my hero, and our 18 year old son is a constant source of pride and joy for both of us.


Ides
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   Posted 1/4/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Blaze, I still see Dr. H. It just so happened that he needed me to be followed pretty closely for a couple weeks and his schedule was slammed as usual. I saw the NP, BW. I'm scheduled with Dr. H in 6 weeks.
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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 1/5/2008 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Doggone, Ides. Sorry to hear that toe is gonna require some surgery for a permanent "fix". (((hugs)))
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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