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Nana CC
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 121
   Posted 10/10/2007 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't posted in awhile except I did go to the depression page and post there a couple of times. Monday evening I went to the ER (couldn't get in to see a doc) because of that right midabdominal pain that radiates around to the back. The best way I know to describe it is it feels like I'm being cut in half. It is not always there but is more often than not. It has been getting worse (or I'm getting tired of having it) and I had been running a low grade fever for about a week.
Last ct scan showed nothing, I'm thinking maybe kidney stones (never had any). Well, another CT scan and a UTI which the doctor stated he didn't think would be causing that pain and nothing. I know I'm crazy but I also know this pain is real and that something has to be causing it. Anybody got any suggestions? I'm going to see a new doc tomorrow to beg him to find out what it is and fix it NOW! I feel like they think I'm drug seeking but I'm not I want it fixed so it doesn't hurt!
The other thing that has got me so far down is that my nursing license has not come through for TX and now I have to go through this whole process that is going to take months. All because in 1972 I was arrested for a misdemeanor called "Visiting a common nusiance". All these years I honestly thought I was found not guilty on appeal because the other 5 had to go back to jail (they were making examples out of us) and I didn't. Last week I found out the judge had suspended my sentence but upheld the verdict. It was suspended because I had moved away from where I had gotten in trouble and had a child. So thinking I was found not guilty I kept telling the BON in TX I have no convictions and therefore did not need to claim I had. So now 35+ years later I can't get my license until the BON does an investigation. Just for additional info, I got my nursing license in the state where the arrest occured.
As of this Friday I am out of a job. They have been holding on to me while the waiting was going on but feel they need to fill the posistion since this could go on for awhile. I understand I truly do but it was almost more than I could bear. They told me the day I get my license come back I have a job but that doesn't help now. Since I'm the insurance carrier. My husband is self employed. So that mean back to COBRA and paying that 600.00 a month
maintain insurance.
I know it may sound like I'm on a pitty pot but I assure you I'm trying not to be. It is just that 07 is turning into a year that if it could go wrong it did. I'm trying to stay positive, my husband says I may qualify for unemployment and if that is the case I could wait out the license thing. I was 18 give me a break! That might be nice to be able to focus on feeling better, take a break type stuff. We will have to see. So that's what has been going on lately. I also went on Cymbalta for depression the prozac seemed to quit working (can't imagine why)lol.
Any suggestions about the pain would be appreciated. Maybe adhesions? Urine showed something might be going on with my liver but CT didn't confirm that. Heck I don't know!
Charlotte
 
Diagnosed 4/07 with Crohn's after hospital stay. Meds: Asacol, Librax, Azathioprine, Prednisone, Prozac, Buspar, and Xanax and percocet PRN.


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 10/10/2007 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you still have your gallbladder? That could be causing the pain. Also, have you have any abdominal surgeries? That could cause adhesion pain, which is what I have. But one interesting fact you may not know about Cymbalta is that it is helpful for pain also. If it is adhesion pain, that might just be the med to help.

So sorry about your nursing license. I am sorry that 2007 is being so hard on you. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that things look up for you soon. God Bless.
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.


Erik45
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/10/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel for you Nana, i had also a bad year myself. I had crohns for over 10 years and had 1 resection so far, but crohns is not the problem i lost my job because the company i worked closed after being there for 13 years. Now where my wife works is closing now too. So i can relate what you are going through with a bad year. God bless..

I was thinking kidney stones was causing you pain as well because i had one big taking out myself, it was the size of a dime. They had to go in through my back and in my kidney to take it out. I'll tell you i was when that stone tried to pass it was worse pain i ever felt, even worse then a crohns attack.

Nana CC
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 121
   Posted 10/10/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies! A friend asked a doc she knows and he told her that it could still be a stone even though it didn't show up on the CT. So hopefully the doc tomorrow will be willing to do a scope and look around. I hope they can figure it out because at this point it is worse than the Crohn's pain. As far as my job my boss called today I've been doing a job for them that I still can from home. She asked me to come in tomorrow to discuss something they having been bouncing around in the office. So hopefully they came up with something I can do until this license stuff gets worked out.
Erik, things will work out just as they are suppose to if we just let it. I'm sure you know that in your brain just as I do but it's the heart that sometimes don't feel that way.
I really have nothing to complain about I'm 50+ and until this year the only prescriptions I took on a regular bases was Prozac and Buspar. Went over 20 years without being in the hospital. I guess those are the same things that make this year seem so rough. It could be worse much worse.
Diagnosed 4/07 with Crohn's after hospital stay. Meds: Asacol, Librax, Azathioprine, Prednisone, Prozac, Buspar, and Xanax and percocet PRN.


Erik45
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/10/2007 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Nana i'm sure things will get better. Stones are hard to find mine was really big and easy to spot. At lease one good thing happened this year for me, i got rid of my pet rock..LOL!!

gachrons
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 10/11/2007 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nana I could make a guess but it doesn't help much I guess at this point I am hoping they will find out though. I guess if you have to go on UI at least you will get a well deserved rest after probably working many years and not getting much. Sure hope you get your papers back. Hope things get better for you soon. I know I had a bad year last year it was hard but I got threw it and you"ll make it. lol gail
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