Lets start off with the good news. I went to the hand specialist to have him look at my hand because what was thought to have a piece of metal from the IV in my vein. He hand a machine that was a live x-ray, I put my hand on this round cylinder and on the screen was my hand (skeletal). He looked around, lifting and tilting my hand and he could not find the foreign substances in my vein. What he found was a foreign body in the soft part almost he palm part of my thumb. The doctor said that the only problem with my vein was "Thrombosis" and that it should go away with time. The doctor and I agreeded that the Radiologist was wrong on the diagnosis.
Now the not so good news. Many of you know that I had a resection in Feb. of this year. Well, I started having some funky pains the Thursday before Memorial day. The pain started on my lower right side and it felt like the pain when I get an obstruction/blockage but it didn't get any worse. I called the doctor and they said to get an x-ray to see if there is any blockage. That night the pain went away. The next day they called with the results and said nothing was wrong. That afternoon I got the same pain on my left side and it moved to the front. This pain hurt when I toughed it and it was hard to stand up straight. This went on for 3 days, letting up a little on the pain as I was able to press on my stomach a little bit with very little pain. The pain finally went away, but on occasion I still get it on my right side. I say my GI yesterday and he is as baffled as I am but said that we should get a CT scan and see whats going on and hopefully no return of Crohns yet. He said that it could be adhesions causing the problems and if the Ct scan comes back clean that he would put me on some Antispasmadic medication to use when it happens again. If it is Crohns, he wants me to skip all drugs in between and go straight to Humira. I am ahving my CT scan on May 22 and I hope and pray that everything is good.
While I was at the doctor, he gave me the results of my recent bone density. My results are worse thn the last scan and the thinning of my bones is getting worse. He is prescribing a prescription vitamin "D" that I need to take. I don't understand, I take 1500mg of calcium everyday and I drink milk eat yogurt and I eat alot of icecream. I think I'm getting plenty of calcium. Oh well, lets see if this helps.
More bad news, my work is now requiring all employees to take a one week lay-off for the next 3 months as this darn economy is not picking up. So for the first time in my life I get to go on unemployment. I just hope the economy picks up soon because I cannot live on unemployment and I would probably lose my house. I pray for all of you that are unemployed.
Maybe it's all the stress thats causing my pain?
So, you all know what I know and I wish myself all the best.
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that helped me with the hand problem. I really appreciate you all.
Thanks for letting me share.
"When life's problems seem
overwhelming, look around and see
what other people are coping with.
You may consider yourself fortunate."
- Ann Landers
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009
Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.
Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.