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momtofourangels
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   Posted 3/25/2011 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I just keep missing the chat. I want to come so much. Could you please do the reminder the day before or something? I don't know. I'm really frustrated. I would really love to come to the chat room, but by the time Jerome gives the computer to me, the chat is always over. It seems nothing goes right for me these days.

I just got my approval numbers today from the lady at the department at my drs. office. I can finally call later today and get those appointments made. I can't wait to see if anything has worsened. Hopefully nothing, but I'm afraid that something is worse. It hasn't rained or snowed today. the sun shined all day. My pain has been really high. It had been doing better since my prescription was filled with the Mylan patches. I was really glad. Now, today I've been in a 8-9 just about ever since I got up. I don't understand. It has been cold today, but it's nice and toasty in here. I hope it's just the weather affecting me. I'm really concerned about this.

I have so many health problems, I can't keep up.

I have to keep up with the diabetes and make sure the blood sugar numbers are doing good, I have to make sure that I take the meds and insulin for that at the right time. I have to make sure that I take my breakthrough meds so I don't get so much pain. I get in pain, and then I take the oxycodone little 5mg tablets and I'm chasing the pain around because I didn't take it before it go so bad. If that even works anymore. Agggg.

Then I had last Friday night, We all know what happened there, so I'm not repeating that. I am supposed to follow up with my pcp, but what's the point? I don't understand? She's the one that sent me. The ER dr. even made a few calls while i was there to tell the oncall dr. what was going on. All I have to do is give her some papers that the ER dr. gave me for her. It's a copy of the EKG that she did, the blood work results, and the X-ray results. I have an appointment on 4/1, a week from today, for my mammogram which will be done there. The lab and the x-ray(etc.) department are there. It's called Lifetime Health Center. I thought that I would give her the papers when I get done with the mammogram.

My pcp just realized when I was there Friday (or it was the first time she mentioned it) that I have pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome), so she wants me to go to the West Seneca (which is where I live) office to an ob/gyn. I really don't want to see pregnant ladies every time I go there. That's really not my thrill of the day (sorry, I'm being a smart alec). I won't go there unless I can see a female dr. I was going to a nurse practioner at a place that was in the office of my last pcp until I started seeing my current pcp. I decided to let her take care of my female exam, etc. I want to go back to the nurse practioner if possible if there's no female at the other place.

last year sometime I had the test where you do a pictures of your heart to see if it's working properly. i can't remember what it's called. my pcp has been trying to get me to go to a cardiologist and get a stress test done where they put in an iv and shoot something in where it makes your heart race like it would if you were doing a walking stress test. I'm scared. I'm afraid it will go too fast and what if they can't get it slowed down. HAS ANY ONE HAD THE TEST WHERE THEY INSERT THE IV AND SHOOT IN THE STUFF TO MAKE YOUR HEART BEAT FAST TO CHECK YOUR HEART? Sorry for the caps, I wanted that question to stand out, so you could see it.

Well, ill go for now. you all take care. i hope you're all having a low pain night and are able to get a good night sleep.

love and hugs
Loretta

TMJ and SE I hope you're both resting now.
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 3/25/2011 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
 
     Good morning 9yrsCP!
 
          Just a note: Dani usually always post a Chat Night reminder and if you look, you will see that she did so on Wed. smilewinkgrin
 
            I think maybe we need to bump it back to the top on Thursdays, so all will be reminded again.
 
      Dani is pretty faithful about the reminders.
 
     SE wink

momtofourangels
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   Posted 3/25/2011 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I know she is SE, and I really appreciate all that she does for us. It would be good to remind again on Thursday. I have such a wacked up sleeping pattern right now that I don't see the reminders until it's too late unfortunately. Thanks for pointing those out SE. I hope you're have a nice low pain day at work and that the rest of your day is the same.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 3/25/2011 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
 
      If I can remember smilewinkgrin ...I will try to bump it on Thursdays for members, and I know others are good about bumping as well! smilewinkgrin
 
      .....and I finally went back to sleep late, but woke again at 4:30am....just stayed up and waited for working hours.
 
      SE wink

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   Posted 3/25/2011 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Loretta, yes I do the medication induced stress test, sorry I cannot remember the proper name of it right now. I cannot walk on a treadmill because of bad knees so I do the other one. It is not bad at all, you have technicians and a dr there and no they are no going to let you have a heart attack. They watch the numbers the entire time. If you have never done it before it does scare you, but once you have done one this way the fear leaves you. In fact, I am to the point I would much rather do it this way than walk the treadmill. I go every year and have the the echo and stress test done because of heart valve problems. It takes two days to complete all of the cardiac work I have done yearly. So, get your stress test done and behind you, its the least of your problems.

If you don't have a little weekly pill container to put your meds in for daily usage get one, it helps keep everything organized. For meds like inhalers and stuff, get yourself a small hand size notebook and write down when you took say the diabetes stuff or when you actually took a pain pill and the time you took it so you can keep track of the time. I take 18 different medications a day, if I can do this anyone can. The biggest thing is making yourself do it. If you are not taking your insulin or any of your meds like you should on a schedule it will make you feel awful, so try to make yourself a schedule and stick with it. Some of my meds I have to eat before I can take them, I cannot handle them on an empty stomach, so I start there even if its eating a piece of toast.

I have been meaning to tell you, I always throw out abnormal EKG's in fact that is what led me to having to have a heart cath done when I was sent to ER. I had gone to my PCP with a lot of different things going on and I come from the bad gene pool in the heart dept. I already had an appt scheduled with the cardiologist and since he was there at the hospital doing heart cath's he did mine that day. He came in to see me in ER and said that he would have scheduled the heart cath because of family history, this is why he did it since I was already there. They also did the labs for the cardiac enzymes, thats to check to see if you have had a heart attack. It came back fine, that has been a very long time ago too, lol. My heart was having spasms crazy huh??? But, all checked out and to this day I still have abnormal EKG's and my cardiologist assured me this is not uncommon.

Take care of yourself and try to get yourself on a routine with your meds, its not hard to do, the hardest is making yourself do it. Hope you pain level comes down. I am so glad we are into spring here and the temps are warm outside I was so ready for that. That also means a lot of work in the flower beds,
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/25/2011 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I just keep missing the chat. I want to come so much. Could you please do the reminder the day before or something?
 
 Chat night is every Thursday and I post it every Wednesday to remind everyone :-)
Rarly it makes its way down the list, but when it does I bump it back up to the top Thursday afternoons. Mostly it stays at the top because members post about if they can make it or not  :-)  
 
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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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momtofourangels
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   Posted 3/26/2011 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought the chat was Wednesday night. I'll try to make it this next Thursday.

As far as my pain meds go, I wear the patch and I take oxycodone for breakthrough, and i've learned to take it before the pain gets too bad. My other meds I take at night before I go to bed, so I really don't have any problems with remembering to take those. If I said anything about that, then I must have been so tired I didn't really know what I was saying lol.

Thanks for telling me about the test. I will try to not be so scared about it since I know someone has had it done. I haven't been worried about my EKG at all until the dr. said there was something different wrong, which it turned out not to be anything at the ER. I have had the other test a couple of years ago and it turned out to be ok too, so I'm not worried about anything as far as my heart goes.

Well, i'll go now. You all take care. Hope you all have a low pain afternoon and night.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

purplereading
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   Posted 3/26/2011 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
the drug induced stress test is different for everyone. Mine was terribly painful. It depends on how your heart reacts to the stress of the dobutamine . Unfortunately, for me, my chest hurt so bad and I was so hot, I begged them to stop. There are a bunch of people surrounding you, and a cardiologist is required to be there, so you are watched very carefully, and the med is introduced slowly at first, so they can watch how you respond. Good luck
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