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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 11/19/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm scheduled for foot surgery on December 7. I hope I'll be off of prednisone by then. I won't be able to put any weight on my foot for 6 to 8 weeks, so I guess I'll get to be waited on during the holidays. I can't wait for this foot to stop hurting.
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

prednisone, plaquenil, leflunomide, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, lyrica, tri-est, cymbalta, acifex

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 11/19/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope everything goes well and that the pain is solved by the surgery. Hopefully around holidays people will be more gracious about helping you out. And I hope you have better balance than I do -- I think I'd break my neck on crutches and have to sleep downstairs on my awful sofa till I healed!
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 11/19/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
when i had my toe amputated i couldnt wak on it for about that long.. i had some strange boot on where it throw the weight to my heal..looks like chinese shoes the big blocked heels lol enjoy shopping this holiday season if people cause you grief run over them in either a wheelchir or those nifty scooters... i have had to befor emy mistake of course haha

good luck with your surgery
Female: 38 yrs/old DX: Lupus (dx:'03) MCTD, Raynaud's, Antithyroid antibodies, Lupus Cebritis, Lupus CNS, Lupus Pneumonitis and Stage 3 & 5 Lupus Nephritis. 9 tia's and one pontine stroke,Seizures, Photosensitivity since childhood, vasculitis, left thumb and toe amputated from raynauds, Sjogren's
Meds: Plaquenil,Prednisone 30 Mg/Day,Miracle mouthwash,Xanax, Darvocet, Xopenex inhaler, Xopenex Nebulizer, Spiriva, prevacid, aspirin 325mg

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 11/19/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
((( Pat )))) I pray all goes well with the surgery! Enjoy being waited on during the holiday wink you will be in my prayers!
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 11/19/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I will be praying for you and praying you have a speedy recovery! Keep us updated on how it goes

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   Posted 11/19/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope the surgery goes well.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence

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   Posted 11/19/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Do you mind me asking what happened to your foot?  I do wish you the best with your surgery as well.  I hope that you do have enough people around to help you out...that's part of what's hard, if there aren't enough people around to help.


<FONT color=#008000>Dx: Diagnosed with Epilepsy Jan 2005, SLE July 2007, since then, Raynauds, Alopetia Areta, Vasculitis, discoid lesions, Endemetriosis March 2008. Meds: Tegretol, Plaquenil, quite often Flurbiprofen and Rabeprezole, as well as various other supplements/vitamins.

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   Posted 11/19/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Good luck with the surgery and recovery, Pat - hope you sail through it!


diagnoses:  mono 1972; postviral CFS 1997; fibro 1998; UCTD & osteoporosis 2007; celiac 2009
meds: Plaquenil 400 mg, occasional low dose xanax for sleep aid, artificial tears w/ ointment at night, Advil/aspirin prn and lots of vitamins

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 11/20/2009 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the well wishes. Elle, I have a severe bunion that's starting to cause problems with my foot, plus it hurts like heck. Reminder: ladies do not wear high pointy heels or you'll be undergoing this by the time you're my age.

I'm not worried about it and even have the choice of having them numb my leg rather than put me under. I don't like to be put under. Plus, rather than crutches, they've ordered a knee walker for me to use for a couple of months. They're pretty cool. Here's a photo:
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

prednisone, plaquenil, leflunomide, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, lyrica, tri-est, cymbalta, acifex

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