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Baloo
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   Posted 3/30/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
So I had pain in my leg yesterday, different than my fibro, and felt I better have it checked out. I spent 4 hours at the hospital with tests. They did blood work and it looks like I have a clot.  So they checked my leg and its not there, so I have to do a chest scan on Wed.  They wanted to do it sooner but I just couldn't. So I'm not allowed to exercise and I know I shouldn't be upset about it, but I have gained 4lbs and it took me a year and half to loose 70lbs.  My husband said he was surprised I listened and didn't exercise. Yeah, well, I do want to live too.  So anyhow.. just wanted to write. rolleyes
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 3/30/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, my gosh, Baloo! I am SO glad you listened to your body and went to the hospital! I know clots are nothing to take lightly, so thank goodness you didn't just chalk it all up to fibro! Good for you, too, for listening to the Dr's instructions.

What will happen after your chest scan? Will they put you on anti clotting meds in the hospital, or can you take them at home? Of course, you may not know about any of your treatment options yet...Please let us know what's going on as soon as you can, though. I will be praying for you and hoping you have a speedy recovery!

{{{{gentle hugs}}}}
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~danielle


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Binki
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   Posted 3/30/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that must of been scary! So glad you took yourself into the hosp. Hang in there on not exercising, docs orders ya know. You take it easy, k.

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jewelrylady
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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Baloo, I am so glad you went to the hospital, we, Fibromites, have a tendency to chalk everything up to Fibro. I am happy you are listening to the Doctor & not exercising. So, take it easy until Wednesday, watch movies, read a book, do a craft & do it all without any guilt for not exercising. Take care of yourself & keep us posted. Gentle hugs, Denise

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donnaeil
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   Posted 3/31/2009 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarey. I hope your tests turn out okay. Not exercising. lol. I know the feeling.

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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/31/2009 3:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Yikes Baloo.. that's scary!!!  But if they didn't keep you at the hospital then you probably don't have the most dangerous form of blood clot called DVT.  That's Good!!!

I had a problem with blood clots in my leg a few years ago.  The clot became infected so I had to take anitbiotics and then  I had to get surgery because I had a problem with a valve behind my knee. I also had pretty bad varicous veins in that leg.  Since the surgery I've had no more problems with my leg.

I'm sure the doctor told you keep your leg elevated.  When they say elevated they MEAN IT.  Its supposed to be elevated higher than your heart.  So be sure you do that.. its really important.  Did they recommend you put a heating pad on it??  They did with me.. it helped to make it feel better. (Aren't our heating pads the best!!).  Oh yeah.. and DON'T CROSS YOUR LEGS.. ITS VERY BAD FOR CIRCULATION!!!

Hope you're feeling better soon and let us know how you're doing.

Gentle hugs, 


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AustenFan
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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, what a day you've had!  I'm so glad you went and got it checked out.  With fibro, it's so hard to tell sometimes what is and isn't just run of the mill fibro stuff.
 
Take it easy, and keep us posted.
 
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GamJill
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   Posted 3/31/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Let us know what they say on Wed. and try to keep your mind busy till then!
 
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tyno3
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   Posted 3/31/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Baloo: I hope all works out for you. Gaining 4 lbs. is nothing if you lost 70. It is quite common for a woman's weight to fluctuate by 2 lbs each way. You also have maybe a build-up of waste matter in bowel due to lowered activity levels, which can cause weight to rise. I am sure all will even out once you begin to exercise again. If you want to beat it, eat Activia with fibre. Does it for me, everytime.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 3/31/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Did they do the deep vein scan??? Please take it easy til you know what is wrong. This shows that we need to stay in tune with our bodies and when in doubt, have it checked out. We will be waiting to find out.
 
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tyno3
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   Posted 3/31/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes it is so hard to separate out the Fibro symptoms from whatever else might be lurking. If I went in everytime I thought I was about to have a heart attack, i would get labelled a hypochondriac. Already, my pdoc, who doesn't believe in Fibro, at all, calls me an addict. I said whatever. I told him I would check in to detox. No problem. Once all the parent's business, bills, property and life insurance is straightened out. My Dad asked me to do this before his alzheimers got really bad and I intend to finish what I started. Then I will happily check in to detox. A medication holliday. I take those willingly, anyway because the meds work much better when you go off of them for a bit. He seems to think I oughta grab myself by my bootstraps and straighten up. Like I wouldn't if I could. Duh!
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Baloo
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   Posted 3/31/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys! You are such a blessing.  They did a scan on my leg and they didn't see it there, so thats why when the blood work came back they thought it went to my lungs. Well, now I am having trouble breathing and I am shakey, but I think it could be psycosomatic.  It is hard to tell when its fibro or if something is wrong.  When I go in I just tell them look I know this could be my fibro, but I am having a hard time telling so can you help me sort this out. So I just finished doing laundry and cleaning. I'm not feeling so good, guess I will go rest.  Everyone have a terrific day! scool

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Sherrine
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   Posted 3/31/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are still having breathing problems and not feeling well, I'd head back to the hospital.  It's better to be safe than sorry.  I hope you are reading this right now and feeling much better.  We will be waiting to hear from you.  Saying an extra prayer for you.
 
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Baloo
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   Posted 4/1/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
shakehead  Sooooooooo... i go into have the chest scan this morning and they couldn't do it because i am allergic to the dye.  So back up to the docs office and they did an x-ray and another d dimer. I have been super stressed since yesterday afternoon because I am having to go back thru time on domestic violence issues and divorce. My husband is adopting my daughter and we need to change her name. Well, I can't explain it would take 20 pages. Needless to say it looks like i have to get a hold of my abuser and kidnapper in order for him to fully relinquish his rights; I get home today after running around to courts and Soc. Sec. and the nurse said my count is high on the d dimer and i have to go in tomorrow.  I am just trying to calm down so i don't have a stroke, since they don't know where the clot is. Nice bath and bed. Praying. I guess after seeing what Karen went thru I am trying to learn a lesson here. Thanks everyone. Denise
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tyno3
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   Posted 4/1/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
"Dear Baloo: i really feel for you going all through that. The legal system is so about filing paperwork and so not about human beings. I went through a terrible time after my husband/sperm donor, refused to pay Child Support b/c he claimed he wanted joint custody, but we could never locate him to get him served. So several years went by with no child support. I had to work two jobs as I needed the money when I would prefer to have spent more time with the children. They, deadbeat dads and in your case worse, an abuser, shouldn't have any rights to their children unless they contribute emotionally, and financially. If a person doesn't produce signed paperwork within a reasonable time, a warrant should be put out on them. That's how I feel. When I have so many problems, and am so tired and cannot sleep, I put a little "worry doll' under my pillow. Psychologically, it relieves me of responsibility for solving problems for eight hours and allows sleep to be peaceful. I hope everything works out well for you.

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SleepyBug
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   Posted 4/1/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my goodness, Denise. I am so sorry you're having such an awful time with this and do hope they figure out what's going on tomorrow. Please take gentle care of yourself!!!
love and hugs
~danielle


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Baloo
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   Posted 4/2/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I m good, they said I have inflammation and I am getting sick so thats why my number was up. My doc looked at my leg and said it was having severe muscle spasms. That the nurse/doc that saw me shouldn't of panic and sent me thru those tests. At least i can excersice again after i get this leg muscle stretched. Thanks everybody.
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 4/2/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
So you don't have a clot?? Thank goodness!!!! I am so happy to hear that it is a muscle thing and hope you get to feeling better soon.

{{{{gentle hugs}}}}
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


skylark61
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   Posted 4/2/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Baloo, I am new here but read all of your posts.  I am so sorry you have been having so many problems.  Thank God you were only having a muscle spasm in your leg.  It's better to be safe than sorry.  I know I've had my visits to the ER... several.  It's no fun.  You will be in my prayers.  Feel better!! :-)
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 4/2/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Denise, I am sending you many soft hugs. You have been through a lot & I am so glad you didn't have a clot. You handled it well, all the stress & stuff & you got so much done. I would have crawled into bed, pulled the blankets up over my head & stayed there until my Doc appointment. I hope your adoption will work out well & go by very easily. You deserve a break. Hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety  Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11

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