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nene205
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   Posted 8/19/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
 I don't really see how the two can be connected, but I have been in agony with shoulder pain. It is so bad that I cannot connect my bra straps without howling. For many years I took prednisone for UC which can mask pain in other places in your body, or so I have been told. Today, I could barely reach the drive-in window at the bank. It was totally embarassing. Because this is something new, I want to blame it on the colectomy, like maybe I am off balance now.(physical not mental) The very thought of more surgery makes me want to scream.
 
Oh yes, my little stoma is one year old now, and I still have times when I think this whole drill is a dream. Like in the middle of the night,I'll think, "What is this thing?" shocked

peggy113
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   Posted 8/19/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Nene205,
Back in November I had rotator cuff surgery due to a bone spur causing my rotator cuff to tear. When the surgeon got into that joint, he found a significant amount of arthritis and was surprised that I hadn't sought pain relief before then. I'd like to blame the use of long term, high dose steroids back in the 70's and 80's for all of my problems and think that I can certainly connect them to the bone loss (osteoporosis) that I treated for a couple of years. Get it checked out. Maybe it is just a pulled muscle or tendonitis... Keep us up to date.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


nene205
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   Posted 8/19/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Peggy. Was the rotator cuff surgery tough? I started taking prednisone in the 80's. Now, I keep hearing so many bad things about predisone and what problems it causes down the road. Lots of good knowing about that now that it is too late, right?

UCnew2me
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   Posted 8/19/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you checked gallbladder issues? That is a symptom of gallbladder attack. My husband just had part of his colon taken out and his gallbladder had exploded all over. The steroids masked everything. I would have that checked out before they can't save it if that is what it is

worsenow!!!
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   Posted 8/20/2008 1:13 AM (GMT -7)   
trapped wind???? I get that regularly and the pain is in my shoulder blades and it is excruciating.
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland


nene205
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   Posted 8/20/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Yea, all of the above could be causing it. I am waiting for a new little granddaughter any day now, so I have to put myself on hold. I want to be able to hold her when she gets here!!

peggy113
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   Posted 8/20/2008 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My rotator cuff surgery didn't actually repair the cuff, but removed the bone spur and scraped out the arthritis and the rotator cuff healed on it's own. I couldn't lift ANYTHING with that arm til 2nd week of Feb. Surgery was in November. But I didn't have it in a sling long - less than 24 hrs. My hubby started manipulating it as soon as the sling was off. I couldn't do it on my own- which was expected. My pain was acutally worse in my arm between my shoulder and elbow, which is why we initially thought it was just a pull muscle!

Yep, I believe steroids was the culprit of most of it, tho I had been doing a lot of physical labor with that arm too. I'm right handed, right shoulder issues.

Nene, take care of yourself and have it checked out. Don't wait too long, esp, if it could be your gallbladder.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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