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lavendar
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   Posted 10/8/2008 2:19 AM (GMT -7)   
turn   Hi" everyone hope you are all well. Just thought I'd let you know about my quick trip to Arizona. Left from here to airport at 4:00a.m. Left at 6:30 got there at 6:30 due to change in time took shuttle to car rental and went to first Mayo building for blood work and abdomen Scan. Left to the next building which is about 40 minutes away for an echocardiogram, which was canceled due to my low level of potassium. Met with dr. She told me decrease my lactulose to 2 T.
 
Probably because diarriah causes loss of potassium.
They tell me labs are good ,potassium is my only problem. As soon as that is taken care of I'll have to schedule the Echo. I don't understand why they want another one. The scan showed there has been no changes in a year and a half. I have no asites or much swelling.  I will probably have to get an endoscopy here , and I don't believe they have the pill cam here.
 
It sure surprised me to still be at a MELD of 10 after having four surgeries on my feet.  I was torture trying to get around on a swollen foot. But we made the flight back and were home by midnight.
rolleyes   rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes WHAT A DAY rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes

frustrated_n_wv
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   Posted 10/8/2008 3:09 AM (GMT -7)   
June

Glad your trip went well and that labs were all good. Certainly sounds like a very long day though particularly with your recent surgeries. Hopefully you can get your other test done closer to home. Wonderful news that even with all the other problems your liver is maintaining.

Take care

Lucy

Butterflythree
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   Posted 10/8/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi June, I am also glad to hear that your labs were all good. Hope your foot isn't giving you too much trouble.
Butterflythree
 
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Pink Grandma
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi June, thanks for the update........Wow .......you amaze me ......making that trip and on a hurt foot too. The trip alone would have done me under..........

Glad the results of the tests that you had done came out well.

What is the pill cam? I have not heard of that before......my husband had 2 or 3 endocopes.

Hope your foot heals well.

Thoughts and prayers.........

smurf
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hep93
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   Posted 10/8/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   

June, thanks for updating us.  I'm sure that was an exhausting day!  Why didn't they just prescribe potassium caps?  That's what they did with me when my potassium fell low on the Lasix.  Later, they put me on Aldactone which eliminated the need for potassium.

PG, I think the pill cam she referred to is the "camera in a pill" that takes a picture of your insides as it travels down from the mouth.  Oprah had one and featured it on her show (the film.)


Hugs,
Connie
 
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Pink Grandma
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   Posted 10/8/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I had never heard of it. I don't get a chance to watch Oprah very often. What will they think of next? Wait a minute........does it dissolve in your stomach.......before it comes back out? I just can see it......a little Kodak floating in the toilet. (Sorry guys.....I am goofy tonight. )
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hep93
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   Posted 10/8/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hee hee!  smilewinkgrin   Yep, that's what it does...passes through you. 
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
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lavendar
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   Posted 10/9/2008 1:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the posts everyone. The Kodak laugh made my day. When I went last year they were going to use it , but I had told them I was having problems swollowing so they decide to do it the usual way. They were afraid I had varcis. Fortunately I didn't . My ENT told me when you have sinusitus , which I do, your throat gets that feeling. The echo cardiogram is the one I fear. It was really frightning the first time. I can't understand why they want to do it again. I've had blood pressure problems for at least 25 years. and never had that test done
Oh" I saw a new Dr. this time and told her about them not wanting me to take benzos. She said if you have anxiety take them. She also gave me a prescription for Ambion. Hope it works. She is going to reffer me to a different phyco. "he should have known you can't just drop a med. instantly.


Connie I'm not sure why she didn't prescribe potassium. But I used to take it befor and had two bottles left , so I am taking half a tablet a day. They will have to check my electrolites befor the do the echo.
My appo. with my PCP isn't for a couple of weeks. I'm waiting for lab results to be sent to me so I can compare and see just how low it is. THANKS AGAIN ALL' IT'S nice to know there are people caring enough to read my ramblllllll.
june

Butterflythree
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   Posted 10/9/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi June, I don't think you ramble at all. I always look forward to your posts. Why are you afraid of the echo cardiogram? Is this your first one? I have had one. It wasn't really scary for me except being afraid of what they might find, which in my case was nothing.

I hope the Ambien helps you get some sleep. I'll be praying that everything turns out ok for you.
Butterflythree
 
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