My Appt With The RA Specialist

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 8/23/2006 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I finally got my appt with the RA Specialist for tomorrow and I have to cancel it. I had emergency surgery on my appendix on Monday and I have to go and see the surgeon this Thursday. I have packing and a drain so he has to remove it. So now i have to postpone the appt with the rheumy. What timing.... I waited for a year to finally get my insurance and get an appt set up so I can get better options as far as treatments and now i'm held up again. Thank You For listening to me complain.
ps I hope all is well with all of you.
Keep you head up. God Bless

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   Posted 8/23/2006 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Holy cow Andrea! I'm sure your rheumy's office will understand, hopefully they will get you re-scheduled soon! Good luck to you, rest easy and let us know how everything goes!
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
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   Posted 8/23/2006 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Ducky,Call them as soon as you can and tell them what is going on and they can hopely (sp)get you back in soon.Please let us know what they say.

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   Posted 8/24/2006 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Ducky and Curley. I did call the Rhemy's office yesterday. They said that they could get me in next week. I have to call them today when I leave the surgeons office. I will definetely keep all of you posted,

                      Thanks Again


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   Posted 8/24/2006 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Get well soon. Here's to feeling better as the days pass. Things will work out....sit tight!
Take care & rest up.
Active/Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Prednisone 20mg; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 60mg; Reglan; Antivert 25mg tid; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 8/24/2006 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Erin,

I am trying to rest and just letting myself heal. It's very frustrating. I was hoping to have the appt with the specialist and at least get my tests ordered. I hear what your saying though. Thanks for all of your support.

     I will write soon with updates

         Andrea sad

PS I got the bandages off today so at least I have a highlight in my day.....I can finally take a shower tongue

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/24/2006 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   

tongue  Hi ANdrea,

I suffer from RA & OA, I keep looking at all the meds you gals are taking and was wondering if any of you have thought about homeopathics.  I know this might sound way out and you might have tried them but unless you find the right co. and formulas then you perhaps would not see any benefit, that is what happened to me.  I tried many different companies but when I was deteriorating so quickly and not able to tolerate traditional meds it became imperative that I find something!!!  I was in pretty bad shape 5 mths ago and now I have no pain,  I do have some discomfort at times but on the whole no pain.  My body responded very well to the formulas.  People look at me and tell me I am full of s--- because I look so good.  How could I have debilitating arthritis???  well all I know is that for 6 yrs I went downhill starting to speed up the pace in the last yr and now after 5 mths on my formulas I am good to go.  Do take care  :-)    Peggy

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