My thanks and another request for Monday if you could

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   Posted 4/1/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you again everyone for all your good wishes for today for my blood work!!! It means the world to me to have this kind of support and friendship - you are truly wonderful people.

I managed to sleep a bit more last night than usual, so hopefully this deep fatigue I've been feeling is on it's way out the door too. Now, if I could just do something about all the aches and pains!! Ah well...this too shall pass.

Next step for me is a Botox injection on Monday into the psoas muscle, to try and relieve the constant spasming in my pelvic area. This will be the second Botox injection. I should have gotten up to 3 months of pain relief with the first one and ended up with only a week and a bit. If this one doesn't do more, then the doctors won't do any further. I'm still waiting to see if my insurance will pay for these...each shot costs $500.

I hate getting these done, as you have to go off all pain meds for 24 hours before hand (so they can tell if there's any relief after the injection). Last time, I walked in circles in agony all night and was a total wreck the next day...Yucky!!! shakehead

I'm also STILL waiting to get an appointment with the Orthopedic surgeon regarding my right hip. I probably need major surgery as the femur doesn't fit into the socket properly, so it's bone rubbing against bone. I also have tears in the labrum....the condition is called femoralacetabular impingement, and I have both the Cam and Pincer type. We have a Knee and Hip clinic here in Alberta, but after seeing my MRI, they declined me as a patient and referred me to a particular surgeon as he specializes in FAI, and the clinic determined what I have is more extensive than they handle. If/when I get the surgery, it will prevent me from having to have hip replacement(s) later on. It's likely I'll need both hips done over time as well as my knee and possibly shoulder.

So, anyways...thanks again for ALL the good thoughts and the laughs as well. I'll let you know what happens on Monday and would love your good thoughts again during this procedure.

Big hugs,
Pammicakes aka Bunky Boo smilewinkgrin
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily

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   Posted 4/1/2010 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
We're with you all the way, Bunky! I sure do home they get things figured out and get some surgery going for you soon. It's not fair to keep you in pain but I suppose others are in line ahead of you too.

Prayers for a peaceful Monday and easy and good test results~!

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   Posted 4/2/2010 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Miss Pam...

First of all, I thought of you today...I had to go get lab took 45 minutes...and 7 sticks. Oh, and of course, I was having a 1 hour it messed the test up and now I have to repeat it.

Anyway, first - I'm glad you got some rest.

Next...I will definitely be thinking of you on Monday. Wow...I didn't know you had to go off your meds to get the botox injections for pain (it makes sense, though). I would be miserable, too. I'm hoping and praying for you that you will get many more weeks of relief this time.

You do have a lot going on! I admire the fact that you are still able to laugh and joke around... It helps, doesn't it?? Anyway, I'll be thinking of you on Monday...

Tina (I don't have a nickname, darn)
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation

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   Posted 4/2/2010 4:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Early morning MsBunky! It looks like you have a good following of caring members here. Please remind us Sunday evening if you can about your appointment, so that it will be fresh in our minds Monday morning. At least I need the reminder! :)
I'm so glad that things went well for you yesterday. It was a fun day for us on HW. Take care my little friend, and we will be pulling for you.

DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

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   Posted 4/2/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck Pam.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.

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