Jody, the pension plan in Canada is not much easier but if you fight long enough, most usually win. I am currently on long term disability through my employer and it is my abilities case manager who is making me apply. Of course they get some of their money back if I'm accepted with CPP (Canada Pension). My PCP has dealt with them for a while and he doesn't seem to think I will have a problem but who knows. Sometime, I think the best thing for me would be to return to work, but the logistics of it is if I do, and my condition worsens and I need to go off again, I'm afraid of the fight I may have to get the same benefits.
Boo, so sorry to hear about your husband. Perforated bowel is definitely a scary situation. Do they know what caused it? I've heard of it happening during Colonoscopy testing. I hope everything is ok. Have they checked for the big "C" word. Hate to put it out there but its better to get it checked out. How is the Colostomy working out. Working in the Homehealth Care field for so many years i know the problems you can have with those darn things. The pouches don't always fit properly and it can take a while to get things sorted out. I worked closely with our companys' enterostomal therapist so if I can help with questions, feel free to ask. It's me getting the spinal injections and so far so good. Did you find you had more energy after as well? I seem to and not sure why. I'm also a basket case these days, very weepy and not too sure why either. I've also gained weight since on it, not sure if its meds or I'm eating too much!!!!
Erin, so good to know you're ok..........I had a hot gallbladder too, so hot they removed it now the only place I feel hot is my joints ha ha!!!
Yally, the weather here is cold too, we had snow yesterday, think i already mentioned that...........
SJ, glad the MTX is working, that is still up in the air for me.
Joan how are you doing????
Mom, the pain meds you're taking, is it a narcotic and how well does it work. My MD is looking into breakthrough meds for me but we are having problems finding something that will work. I need that level where I can take the edge off the pain and still function.
Bear, where are you??? i miss you and our chats. Sent some pics a while back. Did you get them.
Imarzz, how are you. I've read a lot of your posts on the CP forum. Hope all is well.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!!!!
Current Diagnosis-Rheumatoid Arthritis, Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Osteoarthritis right knee, Osteoporosis. Stress!!!!!! New diagnosis of Fibromyalgia 04/08
Current Meds-Methotrexate 24mg s/c weekly, Plaquenil 200 mg BID, Celebrex, Folic Acid daily, Cesamet1 mg @ bedtime, Oxycontin 20 mg 3 x day, Lorazepam 2 mg dly Actonel weekly, Insulin-Humalog 35 units TID and Lantus 40 units BID, Calcium, Vitamin D