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Fibromyalgia lupus ra or all

Posted 06-13-2016 10:13 AM by Gemini61085

Just curious to see if anyone has been diagnosed with lupus without having abnormal blood results and only a mild barely seen Malar rash
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Arthritis called Duprytrens Contracture

Posted 01-27-2015 11:11 PM by Charese
Updated 01-28-2015 07:08 AM by Administrator

Hello

I had surgery on one finger for Dupurytrens Contracture. That's is a arthritic disease where the cords in the palm to the fingers thicken and pulls the fingers into a fist.

After the first surgery on one finger it flared up all the other fingers and they are curved inward deformed and frozen.

Then a dr. That treats DC with needle aponeurectomy. This is where the hand is injected to block pain and a needle is used to break up the thickened tendon...
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Ankle Replacement

Posted 01-29-2014 03:14 AM by Juliedee
Updated 01-29-2014 10:37 AM by Juliedee

Today I start my blog. Something I think will help me get my thoughts out. I was involved I a drunk driving accident in March of 1989. We we're hit by a drunk driver and I was the only survivor. I suffered multiple injuries, many of which were to my legs. Fast forward to 2007. I started to have a great deal of pain in my right ankle. Saw a podiatrist and that is when I was told the severity of the arthritis in my ankle. I was also told that I would be looking at either a replacement or a fusion...
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My orthopedic surgeries

Posted 10-30-2012 12:41 AM by Bakedroses
Updated 11-01-2012 11:35 PM by Administrator

Last week, I had my sixth orthopedic surgery in 16 years, on an ankle (the others were on knees and a wrist). I'm required to be nonweightbearing for some period of time. I thought that by posting some coping strategies, both before and after surgeries, my experiences might help some others here.

I like being independent and am used to doing things for and by myself, and feeling more in control of my life, so it's been difficult to adjust to being in a wheelchair, unable to exit...
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Hashimoto's & AutoImmune Disorder

Posted 06-27-2012 06:28 AM by Apache Kristy

I'm 20 and I have had a 'bad' thyroid since I was about 13. We figured that I would end up with Hypothyroid because my mother has it, as did her mother and her grandmother. Out of five children, I was the one that got it. And unfortunatly, I think my Little sister will too. But a few months ago, after YEARS of bouncing between dosage on thyroid medication, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease and AutoImmune Disorder. I'm still not 100% sure on what that means. My doctor (whom I actually liked...
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