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   Posted 5/4/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Please continue  this thread here in Part 2.  It is a great topic and I am so very happy to see how it has help so many.
 
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   Posted 5/4/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   

Posted by pandacrazy on 5/13/09 @ 10:16 PM

Hi Denise, no the benedryl doesn't seem to make me tired. It does seem to be helping though. I still have some draining and am still coughing some junk up but feel alot better. I did not sleep well this weekend. I couldn't get to sleep until 3am Saturday morning and then was up at 8:30. I took at nap in the evening for an hour and a half so that helped. I was going to go to bed earlier last night but ended up staying down in the scrapbooking room until after 1am and didn't get to bed unitl 2am. I slept straight through to 8:30am. I bet I'll sleep late tomorrow morning. I had so much fun. My sister and cousin were there too. They shared a room across the hall from my hubby and me. I did end up buying some stickers for all my amusement park pictures and then some new paper ribbon and paper flowers to use in our albums. I just won't tell my little sister. Lol. Boy did I ever pay for drinking coffee and eating chocolate and then laying down too soon after eating. I had such horrible gas and bloating that it made my stitches hurt. I almost had to go back to the room it was so bad until I went to the bathroom and the gas x kicked in. Too bad I don't learn from that.

 
I have to call my doctor back as they called the house on Friday and wanted me to call back. I don't know why my stomach is hurting more by my navel. I didn't think I lifted any more than I should have. My cousin unloaded our van on Friday and then my sister loaded it up today for us. When our daughters boyfriend brought our doggies back he unloaded the van while I made him dinner. He's such a sweet heart. He is so good to us. My daughter is so lucky to have him. He is really good to her too which is the most important thing. Well need to get ready for bed now. Talk to you later. Barb


My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


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   Posted 5/4/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Posted by dencha on 5/4/09 @ 3:45 AM

Hi Barb,
So glad you had fun at the scrapbooking weekend! I knew you would. Sorry to hear that things are hanging on in your sinuses and lungs, but glad it's improving. It is hard to fall asleep when you're not at home. Oh well...you can make up for it this week. Of course you bought some things for your scrapbooks! That's part of the fun of going! I'll never tell.

I was trying to remember your Nissen story. How long ago did you have it, and when (and why) did it stop working? So far so good with mine. We ate pretty late on Saturday, and I went to bed with a still-pretty full stomach. No problems. What a relief!

I irritated my wrap last week trying to take a cut up vitamin C tablet. It got stuck, and really hurt all day. Now I'm crushing it up and putting it into yogurt (along with liquid flaxseed oil). My eye doc wants me to take those two things to help my dry eyes.

Since I hurt my wrap, my stomach has been acting up. I notice that whenever my wrap is irritated, I get some diarrhea. Whenever my stomach acts up, that's my symptom. Also, my stomach and intestines are really noisy these days. I'm noticing I'm not burping as much, which causes some gas and bloating. It's strange that I'm burping less...I wonder why?

Anyway...I've got to get ready for school.
Have a good day, and get some rest!
Denise


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   Posted 5/4/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, I had my surgery in October of 2000. It lasted about a year before i started having problems again. If I eat too much my stomach will hurt for hours after. I can't lay down less than 3 hours after eating or I have horrible gas, bloating, pain and stuff coming up. If i eat any thing that I shouldn't it affects my gastritis and causes problems with my gastritis. If I get a pill stuck and don't get it to go down right away it burns for hours even if I take an antacid so I make sure I drink a lot of water or a cup of tea helps make pills go down easier. I also suck a piece of hard candy to make pills go down easier as I had the loss of significant parystalsis because of my wrap. It can be a side effect of the surgery that some people get. Thats why they do the manometry test before to make sure your esophagus is working right. They don't like to do surgery on people that already have that problem. As for burping I very seldom do that because the wrap keeps that from happening. That is another common side effect of the surgery. I also can't vomit because of the wrap. I just have horrible dry heaves until it works it's way through the system. I can't believe they didn't tell you that after your surgery. I found out from Bill that his doctor gave him an anti nausea drug to keep on hand. He forgot to take it when he got sick and the dry heaves did a real job on his wrap. My doc told me to keep liquid Benedryl on hand just in case and if that doesn't work to call him for a stronger prescription one. He is going to give me the prescription one to me before my trip out east in case I get sick and need it. Well better finish getting ready for bed as I have a 9:40 appt. with the hand doctor to find out what's going on with them from the accident. My sinus problems seem to be getting better. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


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   Posted 5/5/2009 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb,
Glad to hear that your sinuses are recovering.

Too bad you're having those problems with your wrap. I'm surprised that if you can't get things down, and can't burp or vomit, that things come up when you lay down. That doesn't make sense. I know you've had trouble with swallowing. That seems to be a problem that quite a few people have. Did you get the manometry before your surgery? Do your doctors think your wrap is too tight?

I did have a problem getting a vitamin c tablet down--I cut it, but it still got stuck, and got my wrap irritated, and I had problems for a few days. Now I crush it and mix it with yogurt.

I'm trying to reduce my PPI dosage from twice a day to once. Hopefully my sensitive stomach will handle it okay. We shall see. I go to my GI doc on the 29th. It'll be interesting to hear his take. I'm due for a colonoscopy. Have you had one since your wrap? I wonder if they'll do an endoscopy at the same time.

Well, got to get ready for school.
Have a good day!
Denise

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   Posted 5/5/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, yes I had the manometry done 2x before my surgery was done and I didn't have problems with that at the time. Yes my surgeon and my current GI doc think it's too tight. But I was told if they loosen it I might be right back to where I was before with the acid coming up. I never do follow the norm. I hear that from doctors all the time. There definitely is crap coming up when I lay down. I choke on it. My GI doc thinks it is just saliva that is pooling. I think at times that is the case, but spit does not burn the crap out of your esophagus and make you hoarse and make your sinus bleed and burn. It seems like things are under control finally though if I take the nexium and the pepcid and the elavil for drying up the saliva. I tried going with out the elavil and i choked on the spit. It didn't burn I just choked on it and woke up every few hours because of it. I have another theory though that when I don't take the antacids and my stomach gets bad with the gastritis the gas it produces forces crap up through my wrap. The barium swallow that they did after surgery showed some reflux about 8 years ago and that stuff wasn't going down with one swallow. It took around 10 swallows at that time to clear the esophagus. I don't know if the wrap has loosened more over the years or what is going on. At this point I don't care why as long as i'm not suffering with it. Right now I have other pressing things to deal with like the dentist tomorrow as my mouth pain is worse than ever. I called today and the dentist is out until next week, but they got me in with his middle son who is a brand new dentist. The dental assistant looked up doctor Rick's notes and said he had told me to use my dental device at night for grinding. I told her that would be a little difficult since he never gave me one. I'm a little nervous about having a brand new dentist. I had his other son a few times and liked him so hopefully this will go as well.
 
I saw my new hand doctor today. He put a cortizone shot in my wrist as he thinks the accident brought on carpel tunnel syndrome in my hands. I yanked my hand away out of reflex to the hot pain that shot down my arm. He was really nice about it but it kind of freaked me out to think I could have hurt my self by doing that. I didn't mean to though. The other ortho doc I had gone too that put cortizone in my knuckle used some sort of xray machine where he could see exactly where the needle was going, so when this doc said to tell him if the pain was a hot searing sharp pain because it meant he was too close to the nerve. That was rather scarry. My husband and I both really like him though and think he knows what he's talking about and doing so I guess that's what is important. My hand was numb for a while and then a few hours later the pain set in. A friend from the senior center told me when she gets her shots in her hands she makes sure to move them around and then they don't get sore so I typed on the computer and that seemed to help some. Oh my point in telling you about this was the doctor told me I don't show the normal signs of carpel tunnel syndrome, but that once in a while it will present it self like this. My husband told him that all my doctors tell me I don't follow the norm. He only did one hand to test his theory. I go back in 2 weeks to see how my hand is doing. If it is better then he will give me a shot in my other hand to help that one.
 
I've had lots of colonoscopys since my surgery. they usually do a Endoscopy to see how things are doing and since I am under any way. Make sure you ask your GI about doig that at the same time. They would also stretch my esophagus down by the wrap. Well time for bed as I have an early chiropractor appointment before the dentist. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


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   Posted 5/6/2009 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb,
I wonder if your excess saliva is caused by spasming of your esophagus because of the tight wrap? When my wrap was swollen, and things had trouble going through, I got lots of saliva. I had to spit it out, because it was too much to swallow. Just a thought. I know that is really annoying. Too bad you have to deal with it all the time.

The past few days I've had diarrhea. I've had it a couple other times, but it has always resolved. Do you remember if you experienced it at times shortly after your surgery? My GI tract is so reactive--whenever I've had gastritis, I always get it. Revamping my entire system is definitely a stressor, so I think that could be causing it, don't you?

Hope your hand responds well to the shot. That is tough, when you're wanting to do things--especially at work. Are you going back tomorrow? Did you get your lifting restrictions? I don't see why that should be a big deal.
Well, got to get ready for school.
Take care and feel well today.
Denise

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   Posted 5/6/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, I've never had so much I've had to spit it out. I don't have a problem during the day with it. I guess it pools at night because I'm not swallowing as much and my wrap is tight so it doesn't  go through. I don't have a problem as long as I take the Elavil since it drys you up. I'm just glad I have some thing that works for it. I did get my weight restriction for the 2 weeks. I dropped it off today and they called me this after noon and said I can come back to work Friday with the lifting restriction for the 2 weeks. My boss will be glad to take me back any way she can get me. I can't remember if I had diarrhea after my surgery. But something like that can throw your system for a loop. My hand hurts more today by the knuckles and my wrist is swollen. My chiropractor thinks the doctor is right about the carpel tunnel but he also said he thinks I have arthritis in my knuckles on both hands because they become red, sore and swollen. I forgot to tell the doctor about that so I will tell him when I see him in 2 weeks. I'm going to make a list of all my symptoms so he can make a more accurate diagnosis and treatment. This morning the dentist only tapped on my teeth to see where it hurt and took a few x-rays to check the roots. He said they would check to see if my insurance would pay for the appliance to keep me from grinding my teeth at night. It cost $500 and most insurance doesn't cover it. They said it would take about 3 weeks to find out from the insurance. My husband and I already discussed it and decided that if the insurance doens't pay for it we will use our flex spending account for it because I'll just keep grinding my teeth down and would eventually have to have crowns on my teeth which would lead to a lot more expenses than the appliance will cost. Well time to get to bed. Talk to you later. Barb  

My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


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   Posted 5/7/2009 4:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb,
It makes sense that the saliva would pool at night. I have more cough in the morning with my sinuses and asthma, because of that. Speaking of asthma, and sinuses, they're doing great, "knock on wood"! I talked to my allergist about the netti pot vs my style of nasal washing, and he said they were both fine. He said a lot of people won't do the nasal washings because of the aesthetics of it. I can't even get my son to do them. I can't imagine not doing them!

Sorry your hand is still sore. It sounds like you're getting to the bottom of it though. My co-teacher of 14 years had bad arthritis in her hands, and couldn't shake hands without pain.

You're wise buying the teeth grinding appliance. Well worth the money.
Off to get ready for school.
Feel well.
Denise
PS...so on Friday you'll be joining the working world again...glad you got your lifting restriction!

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   Posted 5/7/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, so glad to hear your doing better with the asthma and allergies. It's about time you got some relief from that with all the suffering you've went through with that. From what our city nurse told me the nettie pot isn't any better than the method you use. She likes the bottle better because it really pushes the water up into your sinus cavity to rinse it out. I can't imagine not doing the rinse. I have tried to talk my sister into doing it since she has so many problems like I do. I think my husband should do it too, but he doesn't want too. Oh well I am glad it has been such a help too me. I still have some draining but it is much better than it was last week. I'm still coughing junk up too. I have one more antibiotic pill to take and then tomorrow I take my last yeast infection pill. I hope that one doens't bother my stomach. I am so thrilled my stomach is better at last. I am going to try taking the fish oil again and see if it bothers my stomach as I see the heart doc on July 2nd and he will have a fit if I'm not at least taking supplements for my heart. I am hoping to have some more weight off by then also. On Monday I got a certificate and charm for taking second place in division for losing weight last year. I'd like to take first place next year. I belong to TOPS. I joined last March to lose the weight I gained from my accident. I still have about 70 pounds to lose.
 
My hands feel better today. When I go back in 2 weeks I think I will take the doctor up on his offer to refer me to a doctor to do a cortizone shot in my tail bone to calm things down. I want to be able to ride my bike long distance and sit through church with out pain. I don't know how I would be able to ride in the car for 24 hours out east in August if I don't have some thing done. It would be great to have that taken care of. I know what you mean about shaking hands because my gynecologist has a really strong hand shake and it hurts my hand when ever he would shake it.
 
Yes it's back to work tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to it. I got spoiled having so much time off. Next Friday I start back  to my part time job which I work every other weekend. I hate that job and now I found out that the boss is going to be working some weekends for a while. I sure hope it's not my weekends. I don't need that extra stress. I've been at the job for 14.5 years and the only reason I am still there is I need the money to pay for med copays. For me to go get a part time job some where else to make as much as i make there I would have to work a lot of hours. I just tell my self when it comes to the weekend I work that it's only 16 hours out of my weekend and then I won't have to come back for 2 weeks. Well I am off to enjoy the great out doors. I want to try riding my bike a little bit today to see how it goes. Maybe just a few blocks or so. Hope you have a good day. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


dencha
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   Posted 5/7/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb,
Did your doctor suggest fish oil rather than flaxseed oil? I've been told that they're pretty comparable, and the flaxseed oil is lots more palatable, without the aftertaste. I put it into my yogurt, along with a crushed 500mg vitamin C tablet. I take both of those for my very dry eyes. They're supposed to make a difference.

My stomach is doing better, too. At the moment, my wrap feels a bit irritated. I think I'm eating faster, and not chewing as carefully. Once you get to a certain point, it's not always easy to remember!

Good luck going back to work tomorrow. I know how you feel. You get used to being home. I think you'll enjoy being back in the work world, and getting back into your normal routines.
Hopefully, you'll have the strength you need to make it through the day!
Congratulations on your weight loss! What an accomplishment!
Take care and good luck at work!
Denise

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   Posted 5/7/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, yes that is what he wants me to take. I take the capsules and don't have any after taste.
 
It will be hard getting back into the work routine. I developed an off work routine that I rather like, but some one has to bring home some money. It sucks though that some one with all my problems has to work a full time job and a part time one. Oh well these days a person is lucky to have one job let alone 2 jobs. I went for 2 walk today and a bike ride around our neighbor hood. It felt so good to get out and ride. Well I have to get to bed so I can get up for work. Glad you are doing well. Talk to you later. Barb
 
P.S. remember to take it easy with the eating.
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


dencha
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   Posted 5/8/2009 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb,
Thanks for the eating reminder. I'm definitely getting too frisky. I'm filling my stomach up past the comfort level, too.

I used to take the flaxseed capsules, but they're HUGE, so I bought the liquid.

I'm glad you got to do some major exercising yesterday! It must have felt great to get outside. It'll help you have the strength to make it through the day at work. I know what you mean about a home schedule...I'm a night owl, and hate early mornings!

Take care and have a great day at work!
Denise

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   Posted 5/8/2009 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, you really have to watch that over eating. I still have problems with it 9 years later if I eat too much I suffer for hours after and nothing you do or take helps. I was exhausted after work. I hate getting up early too. I sleep better if I go to bed late and sleep in. Well that lifting restriction was a waste of time as my boss was so determined to have me lift tables and chairs that she supposedly weighed them on the crappy scale we have in the back room. She claims the tables only weigh 23 pounds and that I can lift them as it is under 25 pounds. I think I am going to say something on Monday to her as I had sharp pains down on my side where they went in for my surgery after lifting the tables and chairs today. That was the whole point of the lifting restriction. You know if I was the boss and had some one come back with a lifting restriction I would not make them lift tables and chairs because I would want them to heal up completely. There is no reason what so ever that she can't do the tables and chairs for a week. The exercise would do her good. Oh well I better get to bed. I fell asleep in my chair tonight for a few hours earlier. Have a good night. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


dencha
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   Posted 5/9/2009 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb,
Your boss sounds like a real winner. Good grief, it's only a couple weeks! That is a heartless attitude. Sorry you have to deal with someone like that. Does she want you to be out of work for a few more weeks? Yikes.

I am working on being more careful with my eating. I was eating too fast, and not chewing things enough. It was causing some wrap irritation. I'm back to chew, chew, chew.

Well, I either caught a cold from one of my darlings (I've sent a couple home with bad coughs), or my allergies are acting up. When you have allergies, it can be really hard to tell. It feels like what I call a "throat cold"--with the sensation of dry mucous at the back of my throat. I'm using my nebulizer--not because I've got a lot of lung issues, but to make sure I get to anything that's there. I have some wheeze, but not bad. It's probably allergies, but who knows?

We're going to visit our sons this weekend. It's just an hour away. It was my husband's birthday this week, so we'll be celebrating that and Mother's Day. There's an outdoor festival we want to go to--the Lilac Fest--I took my antihistime, so hopefully we can go for a couple hours without problems. It may rain, so we won't be able to go anyway.

I know what you mean about wanting to stay up late and get up late. It's my favorite schedule, too. I'm not a great morning person.

Well, I've got to go get ready and packed.
Take care and get some rest.
Denise

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   Posted 5/9/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I know that's exactly what I was thinking. It's not that long and it's not like that is the most important part of my job. I might say somethng to her on Monday, because that was the whole point of the doctor giving me the excuse in the first place to give my body a few more weeks to ease into activity since I am still having pain.
 
My allergies are acting up more so maybe it is your allergies. Mine really started up yesterday when my nephew was cutting the lawn. Maybe if you did some extra rinses this weekend that would help. I hope you get over what ever it is. I love the smell of lilacs, so that would probably be some thing I would enjoy. It's rainy and yucky out today by us too. It makes me feel really lazy and sleepy. I slept in until 10:30 this morning.
 
I know it took me a while to realize how much I could eat and not to take bites that were really big. I hope you have fun with your sons. I'm not sure what we will do this weekend. I need to go get some groceries. I might have my youngest sister come over for dinner if she wants too. Her son is the one that is here this weekend. He's 11. Our other nephew that's 15 is the one who cut our lawn last night. He broke up with his girlfriend so I suspect we'll be seeing more of him again. It's nice to have nephews around that help us out and they don't have the greatest home lives so they benefit from spending time at our house on the weekends. Well better get going. Talk to you later. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


dencha
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   Posted 5/9/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Barb,

We really enjoyed the Lilac Fest, although we only stayed for about an hour and a half.  We walked through the park and enjoyed the lilacs...they smelled wonderful...then had a nice pita gyro for lunch.  After that we got some rain and thunderstorms coming in, so we called it a day and went to my son's apartment.  This evening, we had dinner at my other son's house.  I made steaks, mushrooms, baked potatoes, and asparagus with hollandaise sauce.  I could eat every item, with no problems.  I am taking smaller bites and chewing better, and my wrap thanks me.

My son has a sinus problem (both of them have allergies), so I taught him how to do a nasal washing.  Hopefully he'll keep them up.  His wife is a PA, and I think it drives her crazy when he listens to Dr. Mom and not her!   I am doing extra washings.  I don't know if it's allergies or cold, but I expect it's allergies.  It's that time of year, and the pollen is horrible.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!  Enjoy your family.  I'm glad you're feeling better.

Denise


pandacrazy
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   Posted 5/9/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, I'm glad you had a good time at the festival. We went to the grocery store and video store. I made tacos for dinner. I hope i don't pay for that. I also caved in and had a candy bar. I kind of had a hard time swallowing the ground meat. That's one of those things like bread products that I have to drink alot with to get it down. Both my hands are hurting today. It makes a difference when my chiropractor doesn't do adjustments on them. Well at least when I go back on the 19th the doctor will really be able to tell where all the sore spots are and be able to get a better idea of what I'm going through.
 
I'm glad your son is trying the rinses. It makes such a huge difference. Tomorrow we are going to the late service with my sister and her family and then she is coming over for lunch. Our friends are going to be bringing a matress and box spring over to exchange for ours. It will be a queen size one instead of the double that is too small for the two of us plus it is a pillow top and will be much better than the hard mattress we have. She steam cleans her mattress 2 x a month because of her allergies so it's probably in better shape than ours. The reason she needs ours is the box springs were custom made so they could fit in the up stairs of that old house she is living in. It was my other friends mom's matress and box springs for her guest room and now that his other friend moved in there and cant' get hers up there the best solution is to trade with us. I'm hoping that doesn't take too long as my hubby and I would like to hit the bike trail tomorrow afternoon. I won't do the 12 miles I usually do though. Then we will probably have a fire in our fire place in the yard. I hope you have a great mothers day too! Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


dencha
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   Posted 5/10/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb,
Enjoy your Mother's Day with family. Tacos sound good. I haven't tried them yet, although I did quesadillas once, and they worked out fine.

We just had breakfast with my son and his wife, and now we're at my other son's apartment. I'm doing some schoolwork--so is he, since he's a third grade teacher. After a bit, we're going to the mall for a while to shop for a Mother's Day gift, then we're going out for dinner.

My allergies are still really bad, so I'm nasal washing, doing my nebulizer treatment, and having my husband do postural drainage/hitting my back, to clear my lungs. I made it a whole two weeks with clear lungs. Oh well. This too will pass.

My younger son is also having bad allergies/sinus problems, so I basically forced him to try a nasal washing, which he did. Hopefully he'll keep it up, too. Both my kids (unfortunately) inherited my allergy problems. My older son (a redhead) is worse, but they are both allergic. I don't think males are as compliant with medical advice and medications. Hopefully they'll continue with the washings, though.
Take care, and enjoy your day!
Denise

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   Posted 5/10/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you are having a nice mothers day with your boys. My kids have yet to call me. My daughter should really show her face since she only lives 30 miles away. My son is 1200 miles away, but he will call eventually. All Marines remind each other to call their mom's on mothers day. They ask each other have you called your mom yet and if they don't have a phone they have them use some one elses. I always thought that was really cute. I'll have to call Amy  my new daughter in law(mother of my grand children) to wish her a happy mothers day.
 
We went to church and met my little sister there. She came over after church and had lunch with us and then we visited and she helped me make up our new bed after they got it moved in for us. We had a nice visit with our friends too before they left. My sister just left so my hubby and I are going to walk the dogs and then maybe go get some strawberries from the store to go with the watermelon we have. I might even get in a bike ride too.
 
I hope your lungs get better again. Maybe after the spring pollen it will ease up. Well the dogs and hubby are waiting so have to go. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


dencha
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   Posted 5/10/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you had a very relaxing Mother's Day. I'm glad. We just got home, and I'm, pooped. I slept most of the way home. We had a talk and dinner out with our son. It was fun.

I can't believe this. I had two whole weeks of perfect lungs, and now I'm back at it. Doing my nebulizer now. I'm sure it's allergies, because I don't feel sick...just full sinuses and lungs. Still, it's always hard for me to figure out the difference. My lungs feel very irritated. Yes, once the pollen slows down, it should get better, but that's another month away! Of course once the tree pollen slows, then it's time for grass!

Take care, and have a good day at work. Good luck talking some sense into that bull-headed boss of yours!
Denise

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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, I had an interesting end to my day. My daughter called at 6pm and asked us to come out to the bar she tends at about 20 miles from us. She said no one was there and she was bored and would make us dinner. So my bike ride was out and we were off on our adventure to the bar. It's a little hole in the wall bar out side of town and my daughter was the only one there. That kind of worries me her being there alone out in the middle of no where. Oh well will just have to pray that God sends an angel to watch over her every night. I'm really going to pay for what I ate today and drank. I had chocolate, a fried hamburger and fries, half a beer and half a glass of soda. All very bad for my stomach. I can't even tell you the last time I had a fried hamburger or fries or a beer for that matter. We had a nice visit with our daughter and her boy friend as well as 2 different customers that came into the bar. I sat down on the other end away from the smoke. We got to see a humming bird and an orial. The bar is right on the river and they have feeders out for the birds on their deck. My daughters boyfriend gave me some apple cider vinigar and told me to take 3 tablespoons in water before bed to help with the acid reflux. I'm not going to try it tonight as I think that maybe too much with all the other junk. I finally called my son's wife to wish her a happy mothers day and then he talked to me. He said they were going to call after the kids were in bed. Well I am off to bed. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.


dencha
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   Posted 5/11/2009 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb,
Sounds like you had fun! Sometimes you just have to eat those things, and it's worth the risk!

We're lucky--in our state, smoking is not allowed in any restaurants or bars. It's heavenly for an asthmatic! The rule was enacted to protect the health of restaurant and bar workers, but it's great for customers! I never thought I'd see the day.

Have a good day at work, and I hope your stomach feels just fine!
Denise

dencha
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   Posted 5/14/2009 4:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb,
Wondered how things are going at work? Did your boss accept your healing needs? Hope all is well, and that things are going well with your healing.
Denise

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   Posted 5/14/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I never said any thing to her about it. She was in a really bad mood that day so I'm glad I didn't. I've been trying to avoid lifting as much as possible. I haven't had any pain for a few days now with my stomach from the surgery. I was at the dentist tonight until 7:30. I had a 4pm appointment. After they did the impression at 4:30 for my mouth guard the cold from the plaster made my teeth hurt so bad he couldn't adjust my bite with out freezing my mouth and he had to attend to other patients that had been waiting. He gave me the option to come back next Monday but I just wanted to get it out of the way so I waited and waited. He kept apologizing and I told him it was ok and that I appreciated him staying that late to take care of me. He's been my dentist for 30 years. I felt sorry for him he looked so tired and he told the assistant to go call his wife and tell her he was still alive and would be home soon. My mouth is still numb. Better numb than in pain. Well better get ready for bed. have a good night. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries and uterus. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.  

Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.

 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Diesel & Lucy.

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