ankylosing spondalylis

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   Posted 4/4/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone I used to visit this sight before but I had a memory laps and could not remember what my pass word was and we are in the stages of moving so we changed our network provider so I lost all of my old emails. I think I was known as the reverand so my wife tells me. So I thought it best to start a new. I have Ankylosing Spondalytis and since christmas it has really belted me around the pain has gone up and my body condition is on its way down and now doc is checking for bowl cancer because new symptoms have started up. Well it is good to still see some familiar names on here and hope we can catch up again. wink

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   Posted 4/4/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
thexfile! We welcome you back! I'm sure there will be some members who will remember your former self on this site. In fact you may even want to as the admin, and he can look it up for you.

I'm so sorry to hear of your pain, and the unknown to your possible cancer problem. Lets hope the test will show something easier to work with. Again, we welcome you back!

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   Posted 4/4/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and Welcome back!

How long ago were you here? You aren't BroMark are you? If not I do remember someone called something like reverend My memory isn't much better.

Glad you came back to join us. The place may be bigger and more people but we're the same caring folks as when you left. Glad you're back!

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   Posted 4/5/2010 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
blush someone showed me how to retrieve old stuff on my computer and now i have found my old details I was the reverand and now I have to fix things and get rid of my old stuff . How do I get on to the administrator?

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   Posted 4/5/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again I found the Admin hope they can help, thanks for your welcome, What do they do to you when they do a colonostrophy?, (don't know if thats the right spelling), cause that's what the doc is sending me for next, just did feacies test.
I also heard that there is a link between bowel cancer and heart disease, has anyone heard of this?
I have had high blood pressure for over three years now and it seems to be getting worse as doc has just put me on another heart pill to go with my other two.
look forward to hearing from you ttyl.
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   Posted 4/5/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

Welcome back to the boards...I am sorry to hear of the issues that you are facing...

The test you are having is a colonoscopy...The test itself is not bad at all since you are heavily sedated in what they call 'twilight' anesthesia...So you won't remember a thing..but the Dr. actually talks to you during this...

The 'yucky' part of the test is the night before as you have to drink Fleet liquid..which is necessary to completely clean out your bowels before the test...So...I have learned to just eat pretty lightly the two days beforehand..

You will feel 'crampy' for the next 24hrs after the test but then should feel find after that..

It's a very important test that most people should get starting at 50 regardless of health issues...

As far as your Hypertension..(High Blood Pressure)..I'm sure that you know about all the natural ways, along with the medication, that you can manage this too..

There are 5 main components which are

The DASH diet..which is the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension

Reducing Salt intake

Limit any alcohol

Weight Loss is a crucial part of the process as well

And then Excercise as well as limit high stress when possible

So..I am sure that your Dr. has gone over these things with you...but the good news with HBP is that you can actually have control over it...and maybe with keeping up with changes you can eventually go off the medication (obviously with Dr. approval)..

Hope that it goes well for you and keep us posted...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
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(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
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