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marty1976
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   Posted 8/16/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Buddy i just wanted to say that i'm so pleased that the surgery went well and that you are back here with us so soon. You've been missed.,Its just not the same without you about!Hopefully when you get over these current health issues you can get back to your oldself and back to your bike:):):):):).
 
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                               Marty
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Lonie
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   Posted 8/16/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, welcome back!
Carol

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Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
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jano437
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   Posted 8/16/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to have you back

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Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
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Dansky
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   Posted 8/16/2007 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I gotta tell you it's very pleaing to be back, hee hee even though I feel like I have gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson hee hee.

Marty, know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and Beth always mate, you are both truly inspirational, and you and your family are loved by everyone here more than words could ever say.

Take care.

Dave
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schrek-chewbacca hunk
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   Posted 8/17/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes it is a wonderful blessing to have our friend Dave back with us...he has been missed and you my friend have been in our thoughts and prayers.  Hope you are recovering and soon you are back to your old self.  Do you have to do PT?  They are truly S&M people - heheheh but no pain no gain as they say!

Loveyabuddy

bob


Bennie
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   Posted 8/17/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to see you back, Dave! I am so happy the surgery went well. Now we hope the healing goes well (and fast).

--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Current meds:
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday
Rowasa - 7/07 tapering slowly
hydrocortisone enema - alternating with Rowasa; 3/3 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! No more hydrocortisone enemas!
11/14 - started prednisone; 1/28 - finished prednisone!
Keeping our fingers and toes crossed!!


quincy
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   Posted 8/17/2007 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Dave...I can only imagine what you've been through, but I'm relieved to hear the surgery went well and that you're on the road to recovery.

I hope physio helps with the pain as well as gets you mobile.

Healing thoughts sent your way!!!

Heather xx
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


vietvet
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   Posted 8/18/2007 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
wha ? did they bite pieces outta yer ears too? glad it went well, and hope you can get back to duty. by the way, what is the prognosis for pedaling?

vv

ps: you mentioned swelling in another thread......would you mind if we call you igor for the next couple weeks?

Post Edited (vietvet) : 8/18/2007 1:22:31 AM (GMT-6)


Dansky
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   Posted 8/18/2007 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Quincy,

I'm sure I am on the road to recovery, but it sure doesn't feel like it just yet hee hee, the slightest movement in my neck has me jumping out of my skin :-)

VV,

My surgeon believes that all is gonna be fine within time, so the bikes aren't for sale just yet :-)

I get my stitches out and another X ray on Monday, I guess I can walk round then without this stupid dressing/plaster itching my throat like crazy :-)

Physiotherapy which is normally done by my medical centre is actually being done at the hospital, my surgeon believes his team are the best qualified, phew the experiences I have had previously with my health care team :-) I am jumping for joy knowing I'll get proper care hee hee.

Take care.

Dave
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quincy
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   Posted 8/18/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Dave...yeah, I know what you mean about not feeling like you're recovering.

What exactly did you have done?

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Dansky
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   Posted 8/18/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Quincy,

The surgeon removed a disc out of my neck (C6) or (C7) and replaced it with a plastic one, apparently it together with another one prolapsed no idea why :-) The one he removed was dangerous apparently and I was close to being paralysed. The second disc is higher up but apparently not as dangerous, he was going to remove them both at the same time but decided against because too risky, he now feels I might not need to have the other removed although, he will make a decision once swelling etc. has gone.

Apparently it was meant to take an hour but I was under for over 3.

Take care.

Dave
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Sulfasalazine
Azathioprine
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quincy
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   Posted 8/19/2007 12:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Woah..that's quite a difference in time. Bionic Dave...one disc at a time!

I hope the one replacement makes a huge difference and the other one doesn't need to be. Physio may make a big difference as well.

Does the doctor think the pred is one of the culprits as to the collapsed disc?  What did he gather the cause of change in the neck structure? 

q


*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Dansky
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Total Posts : 2844
   Posted 8/19/2007 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Quincy,

He said he had no idea why it's happened, I first thought of Pred being to blame but he didn't offer any suggestions.

When I met him for the first time he basically told me that I have 2 Prolapsed discs, showed me the pictures and then proceeded to tell me that without surgery I didn't have a chance my pain would soon increase and I would finally be paralysed, he further said that there were of course risks with surgery and that surgery could also result in paralysis.

All the questions I wrote down just became so irrelevant, I looked at Mandy in what must have been deep shock and asked her what I should do, I have never known her to be so quiet hee hee, she said that she couldn't advise me on any decision, I had to make that 100%, but of course she would support me fully whatever happened, I gotta tell you it was the scariest day of my life.

After the surgery, the Army hospital liaison officer who had been present during the first meet with the surgeon told me that she thought I knew I was in such a serious state, but I didn't I really did not have a clue! It was only thanks to my rheumatologist in the first place that I saw the surgeon, he wasn't happy that what I thought was the arthritis pain in my hands, arms, shoulder and neck was increasing and so booked me in for an MRI scan, I think it was the day after the MRI scan the receptionist from the medical centre phoned me on my mobile phone and told me that something had shown up on the MRI and I had an appointment with a neurosurgeon!

The receptionist could not tell me any more info, so I went to the medical centre in a bit of a panic, and within minutes I had seen the practice manager and a doctor, I was signed off work straight away and apologised to for finding out in that manner ha ha good old Military

Take care.

Dave
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Licho
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 98
   Posted 8/19/2007 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't know that you had a surgery, Dansky. Welcome back, so. :-)   yeah

My drugs (I've UC for a few years, if anybody was curious, and autodiagnosed SA): mesalazine, azathioprine, infliximab, iron meds, vitamins (sometimes) & probiotics; the methylprednisolone therapy of several months if needed (then, protectively, potassium meds and omeprazole as well).
I worry about my liver and kidneys for the reasons above, I hope that unnecessarily.
I worry if anxiety problems (SA) could impact on the UC as well.
I have nothing more to say at the moment (I've already said very much for me...).


UCJuly2007
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 8/19/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome back!!!  Hope you are feeling better with the surgery and all.
 
Smiles,
29/F Diagnosed UC July 18, 2007 
Meds: 6 Asacol 400mg Tab
         6 5mg Prednisone total 30mg (down from 40mg)
         1/2 30mg Tylenol #3
         1 1000mg Canasa Suppository
         1 Calcium 500+D
         1 Cerovite Vitamin and Mineral Supplement
         1 325mg Ferrous Sulfate
 
 


vietvet
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 1510
   Posted 8/19/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
dave, your comment about the military reminds me of the crusty old aussie sergeant major not known for tact, who delivered updates and personnel info at morning formations. one morning, after an announcement about a change in mess procedures, he barked out, "Jones, your family home has burned to the ground!"

on another morning, he rang out with, "Winston, your grandfather has died!" the captain, noticing the soldier's knees buckle, approached the sergeant major with the suggestion that he try a little softer and more indirect approach when informing the troops of family tragedies.

the very next morning, after disseminating official announcements, the sergeant major calmly commanded that "all youse whats mothers and fathers are still alive, take one step forward." everyone in the unit complied.......

then the sergeant major barked, "THROCKMORTON, GET BACK THERE!"

vv

Dansky
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   Posted 8/19/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
VV,

Sounds like every SNCO my wonderful Army hee hee.

:-)

Take care.

Dave
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marty1976
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   Posted 8/19/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
How are you feeling today Dave?
 KEEP THE FAITH.
Tomorrow is gonna be better than today!!!!!!!
 
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Dansky
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   Posted 8/19/2007 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
hey marty, i feel ok until i move my head then it feels like i have been beaten with a baseball bat lol. Dave
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 TAKE FLYING LESSONS ON A MOUNTAIN BIKE TODAY!
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