Hey Straydog !!!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

MIKEL99
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 914
   Posted 11/29/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
   Hey Straydog , How are you ? I was just wondering how you are doing ? I remember when I first came here you were the one who had cellulitis in your leg and advised me on many aspects of the condition and ways to help with the symptoms . I haven't heard or read an update on how your doing these days my friend , if you get a chance how about an update ? I'm doing pretty good since my hip surgery , I still take indothemiacin to keep the cellulitis at bay but its so much better now . How are you ? Your always so supportive , I'd like you to know your thought about by people here like me , and cared about too  , so let me know how you are friend , hope your havin' a great holiday !!! Your Friend Mikel 
HIV+. meds - epzicom, Kaletra . oxycontin as needed , indothemiacin . hip replacement surgery done !!! Saw the surgeon and I'm really healing great ! Been in physical therapy for almost 2 months now and I can walk pretty well , only going up and down stairs is still a little tough so one step at a time , but that's because of my knee not my hip , but I can walk again , no cane , just me !!

straydog
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 16757
   Posted 11/29/2010 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mikel, I have been keeping up with how well you are doing since your hip surgery and I think you are doing awesome with it. You have worked very hard to get where you are at and have reaped rewards for your hard work. Keep up the good work. Glad to hear you are keeping the cellulitis at bay, it can be so hard to deal with at times. I read about your trip at Thanksgiving and was so happy to read that you were able to make the trip.

I am not at my best right now, we went from the 80's to 32 a couple of days last week and cold just does not work with me and my body. I had a very hard time walking those days even with a cane, sort of hobbled. Remember last year when I fell and broke my arm, well, it has decided to come back and haunt me too. Its all swollen and I do not have much use of the arm and hand right now, something else I just don't need right now, lol. I am debating on going to the dr over it, I am just burned out right now on the dr thing. Too many other health issues going on and I want a break from them all, don't we all, lol.

Keep up the good work and thanks for asking about me.
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum

Retired Mom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 11/29/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Straydog,

I am so sorry to hear that you are in so much pain right now. The weather can be such an influence on us CP'ers that it's like being a human barrometer. I really hate to say it, but you should probably go on in with the arm. It might be best if you did it sooner, rather than later, so that you can stay in this year's medical coverage time. Next year may be worse and I'd hate to know you put off something that ended up costing you more in the long run. I do understand the need to give the medical issues a rest and am having second thoughts about letting them fix my bladder on the 14th. I know I need it done, but (like you and probably everyone else here) I'm sick of the Dr visits and the surgeries and want to rest for a while. It's just so tiresome to be like this all the time.

Mikel,

I'm so glad to see that you are still doing well and are having so much more enjoyment out of life. When you first came here, you were so down and depressed and now you are so upbeat and optomistic. It's nice to see a success story for a change and nice to see that you didn't forget abouu those who supported you when you were down. I honestly matters when someone remembers you and it sounds like Straydog needed this post of support right now. You are an inspiration!

Hope you both have a wonderful holiday season!

All my best!
Retired Mom

MIKEL99
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 914
   Posted 11/29/2010 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
   Hey Straydog , Thanks for checking in my friend , you have been and are an inspiration to me since I came here . I'm so sorry your having difficulty at the moment , thats hard to deal with , please remember you are cared about by many people and we are praying for you and thinking of you . I do encourage you to check your arm , it may be something simple hopefully but you need to know regardless . Please let us know how it goes and try to stay positive , what happened to me can happen for you too . So lean on me and the family here like I did , we'll be here for you always . I Look forward to hearing from you my friend . All blessings to you and your family always . Mikel                                                       Dear RetiredMom , Thanks Mom , Your so right , I was a mess when I first came here and you Straydog and the wonderful fanily here helped me so very much , it seems only those who've really expierenced Chronic Pain can truly understand how we feel and I felt and feel so at home here . I'm proud to support the caring folks here , its a priviledge for sure . I hope your holiday is wonderful too my friend , be happy and safe always . Mikel  

straydog
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 16757
   Posted 11/30/2010 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi RM, yes we are human barometers for sure, lol. I learned that a very long time ago dealing with so much arthritis related things. I think everyone goes thru dr burnout every so often and that is where I am at now. If we could get it narrowed down to one or two drs wouldn't that be wonderful, a pipe dream I am sure.

Yes, I read that you have another bladder surgery pending and that is just terrible to have to go thru another surgery so soon. But, like you say, its really something that needs to be taken care of but wasn't that the reason for the first surgery. You have every right to feel as you do. Lets pray this next one is the last one.

As far as the arm goes I really think its an over use type of situation and I have had swelling problems since it was broken originally. I never finished PT due to financial reasons. The orthopedic told me up front that the way it was broken that it was pretty much as good as it was going to get after it had healed up. He was very up front about the potential problems with it so I probably should be happy that its as good as it is, lol. I was just caught by surprise with all of the pain and sudden limited use and again, I think it goes back to over use. I guess we will always be experiencing the live and learn syndrome as long as we have CP.

Take care and good luck with the surgery.
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum

Chartreux
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 11/30/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Susie/Straydog.
Hope your feeling a little better soon.
Healing hugz and prayers being sent to you.
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Susie))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
**********************************************
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

********>^..^<********>^..^<********>^..^<********

golitho
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1670
   Posted 11/30/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Susie, sorry to hear about the arm being a pain again. I can relate to the doctors though.
I feel totally the same right now, rather put my head in the sand than deal with any more specialists.
I just wanted to thank you too, one advantage of having so many things go wrong with your body!!!!
You really helped me with the whole surgery for my endometriosis, loss of ovaries etc, as well as all your wonderful advice and clear headed thinking. You helped me heaps.
So a HUGE thank you from me too.
I really hope the arm settles soon. Ice is always good but hard when its cold. What do they say, Rest, elevation, ice and compression.
Best best wishes, golitho

Mrs. Dani
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2787
   Posted 12/1/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   

 

    Dear Susie,

   Gosh, I am terribly sorry to hear that the pain in your arm is back with a vengeance. I would love to say, "Oh you should go to the doctor!".. but that would be unfair as I myself am avoiding any doctors I don't absolutely have to see. They have their uses sure... but with temperatures so low and it taking every ounce of energy just to see one... It makes seeing on rather difficult at best.

     Are you able to use a brace to help support your arm?  I hate knowing you are in even more pain on top of everything you already deal with on a daily basis. I would be frustrated if I were in your shoes. I hope the pain and swelling will come down soon. 

    Try to rest when / if your body will let you.

*hugg*
  dani


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

Chronic Pain Moderator
Mail

straydog
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 16757
   Posted 12/1/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Dani I am glad you brought up the brace because I do have one and totally forgot about it. The good news is I know where it is at too, lol. That does not happen often with me, once I put something away, its gone. The only good thing with this arm and hand business is it is my left side and I am right handed. I am going to ride this arm business out-tomorrow I have to call for an appt with my pulmonary dr and the dermatologist. I have canceled appts with both and really need to see them in the worst way. I have an appt coming up with the gastro and I sure hope he can help me out, plus my PM dr this month. I think 4 dr visits in one month will be enough for me, lol. I told my husband this afternoon I never thought I would see the day I would say I wish I could take steroids but I am there. If I could take them, my joint pain would get better and so would the gut problems.

We will see how all of this pans out, maybe I will get lucky.
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:28 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,004,312 posts in 329,133 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161736 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, jjmck2.
231 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
bobmars, pam lewellen, running wild, mrs. george, Girlie, Zimica, getting by, Vodka, Cran with Lyme, quincy, ddyss, caterinad