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luvmarypoppins

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How is everyone doing?

Our out of state trip was exhausting. Dh stressing over driving in the rain, dealing with his cousins and I fell in the bathroom of the hotel room. Black and blue and hurt my knees. The R one still hurts, sigh.

Decided not to take the May trip. Last time we did that was when I had my cancer recurrence 2 years ago.

I am listening to the voice of financial reason here.

Had a nice bbq for mothers day with everyone. Ds2 grilled in the rain.

Going out sun for a pre bday dinner with all of them. Going to the dentist wed. I know they will send me to the endodontist or oral surgeon.

ds3 got voted Preceptor of the Year for his unit and missed Nurse of the Year in his unit by 2 votes.

Check in when you can. Hope all are well.
 
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macraven

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Glad you had a lovel Mother’s Day LMP

I get blood work done every 3 minute months and got last report a week ago
Back to the endo at the end of this month

More changes I’m sure on my synthroid levels
 

j2thomason

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How is everyone doing?

Our out of state trip was exhausting. Dh stressing over driving in the rain, dealing with his cousins and I fell in the bathroom of the hotel room. Black and blue and hurt my knees. The R one still hurts, sigh.

Decided not to take the May trip. Last time we did that was when I had my cancer recurrence 2 years ago.

I am listening to the voice of financial reason here.

Had a nice bbq for mothers day with everyone. Ds2 grilled in the rain.

Going out sun for a pre bday dinner with all of them. Going to the dentist wed. I know they will send me to the endodontist or oral surgeon.

ds2 got voted Preceptor of the Year for his unit and missed Nurse of the Year in his unit by 2 votes.

Check in when you can. Hope all are well.

Sorry to hear that you had to cancel your trip. Hopefully, you can reschedule soon. Congrats to DS2! Good luck at the dentist!
 
  • j2thomason

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    I had a rough week last week. My endo did blood work at the end of March but didn't change my levo prescription until last week. So I was apparently on too high of a dose and ended up in the ER last Tuesday with palpitations and basically just feeling like I was having a heart attack. They checked everything and said that I looked great except for my TSH was very low and my T4 was very high....ugh! But they were able to get my endo to get my new prescription sent to the pharmacy. The day before I tripped over a chiar at work and messed up my bad knee.....walking up/down stairs is NOT fun! And then last Friday I woke up and had pink eye....the joys of working at a school:( This week has been better. I leave for WDW Monday! Send prayers and pixie dust for an uneventful trip!
     

    Christine

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    Hello everyone.

    Things are humming along here I guess.

    I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy on May 31st. This is to follow up on the 6 weeks of diarrhea I had in the early part of the year.

    My ankle, which never really got better, flared up. Finally went back to the podiatrist and am now scheduled for an MRI this coming Monday. As long as there are no tears in the tendon, I will stay in a boot and be put on 2 weeks of prednisone in an attempt to get the inflammation down. If there is any type of tear, that will not heal and I'll have to consider surgery.

    I'm trying to plan a Disney trip with my cousin and her family. My cousin's mother (my aunt who is my mother's sister) has ovarian cancer. She is feeling fine but undergoing chemo now. After the chemo is done and she hopefully gets a good report, the family wants to do a big trip. We were trying for the first week in November (aunt's birthday) but all the deluxe resorts are totally booked so we may move it back to September which seems to have more availability. Just waiting to see. Of course, I hope my ankle is cooperating!
     

    macraven

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    Christine, I hope you don’t get the side effects on prednisone

    I had a two round of that packet and on day 7 had tremendous swelling
    start

    One week off of that lost the 13 lbs of water weight

    Wish you the best on your medical issues improving!

    Keep us posted how you are doing

    A big hello to all the other posters in this thread!
     

    luvmarypoppins

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    macraven - hope your endo visit goes well

    Julia - hope you have a great trip and sorry you are dealing with all the med level issues

    Christine - hope your ankle issues improve and that your upcoming tests go well and give you some answers

    well I think I will call this the summer of teeth lol

    The dentist said the one tooth is too far gone and can't be saved. That is the one that the cap just fell off of. So I am going to the oral surgeon in 2 weeks. Same guy ds2 had for his wisdom teeth. Everything takes so long around here sigh. Then I need to go to the endodontist for a root canal of the other tooth. Then maybe an implant at the oral surgeon and a cap at the regular dentist. Can we just say $$$ lol.
     
  • Christine

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    Happy Saturday everyone.

    Hope everyone is well.

    I'm just hanging around the house today. I finally did it. I made it through both a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy yesterday. It was not fun and I had my usual "bad luck" with having anything done. My mother told me "Christine, you are just jinxed."

    I had my first colonoscopy about 12 years ago and the surgery center cancelled my procedure the morning due to an overnight snowstorm. I was lucky that my doctor agreed to meet me at the local hospital and do it anyway but it was without benefit of an anesthesiologist. :(

    I've been really putting this one off but after having 6 weeks of diarrhea from late Jan to March, I knew I had to investigate. God, the prep was awful and I felt that I wasn't going to make it through. The night before, there was a huge thunderstorm. When I got to the surgery center they said the doctor was running at least an hour behind because their internet had gone down and the equipment won't work without internet.:rolleyes: Anyway, my 8:30 colonoscopy ended happening closer to 11:00. But I think it all went well (biopsies back next week). Don't feel like I ever want to do that again.

    MRI for the ankle came back with about 4 things wrong with my ankle. Fortunately none require surgery. Haven't decided yet if I'll do the Celebrex or predisone treatment. I've got a pretty sensitive stomach so I worry about the NSAIDS.

    Otherwise not much more going on. I feel like I've spent all of 2019 so in a doctor's office.
     

    macraven

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    Christine
    Yay for no ankle surgery
    Boo-hiss for what you had to go through for the colonoscopy...

    I need one and have put if off the last 25 years
    Had a hemorrhoidectomy years ago and fear I’m due for another

    MLP, hope you are doing well

    Sending hugs to all and that includes all our readers
     

    Haimia

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    I, too, had a colon - and endo-scopy recently in early April. I thought I would never be done with the prep! However, the day of the testing went smoothly. Except for the IV. Tried four (I think) times to start IV. Well, you just drained me out of everything and told me not to eat/drink from midnight on!!! No fluid left in my body!
     

    Christine

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    I, too, had a colon - and endo-scopy recently in early April. I thought I would never be done with the prep! However, the day of the testing went smoothly. Except for the IV. Tried four (I think) times to start IV. Well, you just drained me out of everything and told me not to eat/drink from midnight on!!! No fluid left in my body!
    Oh good, I don't feel so alone. I forgot that part of my story. The nurse started working on my hand to insert the IV. I said "veins lookin' good?" She said "Oh yeah, there's three really good ones here." She then inserts and a few seconds later starts frowning. She said she got it in but the vein collapsed due to dehydration. Told me it was "common." She then put it in my arm and that seemed to go well.

    Not a fun day.
     
  • Christine

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    Christine
    Yay for no ankle surgery
    Boo-hiss for what you had to go through for the colonoscopy...

    I need one and have put if off the last 25 years
    Had a hemorrhoidectomy years ago and fear I’m due for another

    MLP, hope you are doing well

    Sending hugs to all and that includes all our readers
    I can understand why you are putting if off. I'm in no rush to ever do this again. The procedure was fine, really. I just don't think I can handle the prep again.
     

    Haimia

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    Oh good, I don't feel so alone. I forgot that part of my story. The nurse started working on my hand to insert the IV. I said "veins lookin' good?" She said "Oh yeah, there's three really good ones here." She then inserts and a few seconds later starts frowning. She said she got it in but the vein collapsed due to dehydration. Told me it was "common." She then put it in my arm and that seemed to go well.

    Not a fun day.

    Yeah, I think two of mine collapsed and one completely blew. I hate getting IV's. Bloodwork is usually (!) okay, but the IV's are a different story!
     

    luvmarypoppins

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    Haimia and Christine - Glad you both are doing well after your procedures
    and I hope your reports come back great

    macraven -I am sure it's hard to think of having to do all those procedures

    going to the oral surgeon tomm. Dh is going to Boston next week so We will have work around that. Ds1 and company going to Aruba Sunday.

    Ron Darling from the NY Mets broadcasting just had thyroid cancer surgery. He does not look well.
     

    Christine

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    Hello everyone! Thread has been quiet lately; hopefully that means everyone is doing well.

    My colonoscopy/upper endoscopy biopsies came back a few days after the procedure. One very small polyp in the colon. All the other biopsies taken to look for microscopic colitis were negative. So it's a real mystery as to why I had 6 weeks of unexplained "IBS." It's been 3 weeks since the procedure and I don't think they are still back to normal. The upper endoscopy had my stomach looking better than it did back in 2011. The doctor couldn't see evidence of reflux but the biopsies did show . it. She wanted me to go back on Prilosec, but I'm going to wait and discuss with her at or follow up on 7/16. I also have gastritis but I have that every time they look. A coworker of mine says he does too, so not sure how common that is.

    My ankle is still in pain (mild). I have hesitated to call the podiatrist back because the next step is prescription NSAIDS or prednisone. After the colonoscopy, then messing up my eyeballs for a week trying out contacts, then cutting a small piece of the tip of my finger off chopping zucchini (which required an ER visit) and THEN having a picture fall on my big toe at Marshall's last week, I just need a break from doctors. Also, I've been moderating my eating since the colonoscopy and have lost about 4 lbs since then. I just don't want to get on something that might blow me up like a balloon and derail my progress. So I'll give that some time. But I'd like to get the ankle in better shape BECAUSE.....

    Yesterday I just finished booking our big family trip to Disney (November 2019). This is really for my aunt (I may have mentioned upthread that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer). We have about 12 people going and the only deluxe resort we could get was the Grand Floridian. I'm still in shock. We did get a military rate so that helps, but it's still pricey. I am going between giddy and sick over the cost, but I'm leaning more towards happy!!! It will be me, DH, DS, DD, my parents, my aunt, my cousin and her DH. Cousin's DD, DS, son-in-law, and her son's girlfriend. PLUS a 3 and 4 year old which should make for a very different Disney experience than I've gotten used to. Obviously we can't all tour together all the time--too many people, but hanging at the pool or some dinners could be fun.

    Well, I hope everyone is doing well!
     

    PolyAddict

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    Great thread!

    I was diagnosed with Graves disease May 2005 after feeling like I was going to die! Heart rate crazy, couldn't walk 5 steps without being out of breath etc... My mother had the disease around the same age. I was treated with methimazole for years. In October of last year I was told I had Hoshimoto's disease which is the complete opposite. I have gained weight like crazy. I am only taking selinium to bring the antibodies down and it seems to be working. My question is has anyone had both of these?
     

    Christine

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    Great thread!

    I was diagnosed with Graves disease May 2005 after feeling like I was going to die! Heart rate crazy, couldn't walk 5 steps without being out of breath etc... My mother had the disease around the same age. I was treated with methimazole for years. In October of last year I was told I had Hoshimoto's disease which is the complete opposite. I have gained weight like crazy. I am only taking selinium to bring the antibodies down and it seems to be working. My question is has anyone had both of these?
    Wow, I don't think I've heard of both Grave's and Hashimoto's together? Did you have your thyroid ablated for Grave's Disease? I ask because you say you were treated with methimazole for years. So do you no longer use that?
     

    PolyAddict

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    Wow, I don't think I've heard of both Grave's and Hashimoto's together? Did you have your thyroid ablated for Grave's Disease? I ask because you say you were treated with methimazole for years. So do you no longer use that?
    I did not have it ablated. I basically went into remission after many many years and 13 years later was diagnosed with Hashimoto's.
     


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