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Board: Cancer: Skin 08-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,253
Posted By jannar
97 year old with melanoma of the eyelid

My 97 year old mother was seen by her doctor today at the nursing home. He contacted me and said he thinks she has melanoma of the eyelid. She will be taken to the dermatologist tomorrow. What...
Board: Arthritis 12-01-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By jannar
RA factor results -- What does it mean?

My RA factor test came back as 20. What does this mean? I have joint damage in my hand and bone on bone knees. In addition I have pain in my hip and shoulder/neck. I will be seeing a...
Board: Arthritis 10-25-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By jannar
Nutrition and Arthritis

I have read and also been told that eliminating dairy, wheat and red meat will help eliminate inflammation. Does this work just for rheumatoid arthritis or could it help with osteoarthritis? Any...
Board: Arthritis 10-24-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By jannar
Referred to Rheumatologist

My family doctor has referred me to a rheumatologist. I knew I had arthritis based on a visit to an orthopedic surgeon for my knees and hand. Doctor feels I may have rheumatoid arthritis based on...
Board: Arthritis 07-18-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,180
Posted By jannar
Re: Basal thumb arthritis--surgery???

Thank you for your information as I try to make up my mind or postpone surgery.
Board: Arthritis 07-17-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,180
Posted By jannar
Basal thumb arthritis -- surgery???

I'm 67. I had arthritis in my right hand, but two weeks ago I started to have severe pain in my thumb and joint. I went to hand specialist yesterday. When he looked at my hand, he said it was like...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-26-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By jannar
Barrett's Esophagus--can't take PPI

My husband has Barrett's Esophagus but can not take Prevacid or any other PPI. What are some alternative choices?
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-25-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 658
Posted By jannar
Acid Reflux with an ileostomy

My husband has an ileostomy and is having difficulty finding a product to also relieve his acid reflux. He has tried Prilosec and Pepcid but both cause kidney stones. He needs something that will...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-10-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By jannar
Blood Pressure Medication with Ostomy

My husband has an ileostomy and also needs blood pressure medication. We have heard that water pills are not advised for ostomates. Help is needed to find a BP medicine that will work. Most...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 03-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 867
Posted By jannar
New to Zoloft--experiencing bloodshot eyes and canker sores--HELP!

My husband began taking Zoloft (12.5 mg) last Tuesday. He was experiencing anxiety issues. Since then he has developed red bloodshot eyes and canker sores. He emailed his doctor and the doctor...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 03-01-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By jannar
Re: New to Anxiety Medication

Thank you very much for your helpful information. My husband appreciated knowing that he is on the right track.
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 03-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By jannar
New to Anxiety Medication

My husband was put on 12.5 (1/2 a dose) of Zoloft beginning this week for anxiety. He is to go back to the doctor in two weeks. So far, the only side effect that seems to be a minor problem is a...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 02-05-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,868
Posted By jannar
Re: Help! Low Vitamin D level (9)

What is the name of the cream that you use? Unfortunately I live in western Michigan where it is cloudy about 90% of the time because of Lake Michigan. I wish I could sit out in the sun--I've been...
Board: Digestive Disorders 01-27-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By jannar
Can't find right medication for Barretts

My husband has tried PPI's--they formed kidney stones. He then tried Zantac and it gives him muscle aches. What other options are there for him to try??
Board: Nutritional Disorders 01-12-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,135
Posted By jannar
Re: Vitamin D Deficiency and Calcium

I just went to my doctor yesterday and my vitamin d level was "9"!! He also said my calcium level was up and because of the vitamin d level being low, my body was taking the calcium it needed from...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 01-12-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,868
Posted By jannar
Help! Low Vitamin D level (9)

My doctor had me come in to see him yesterday to go over my lab results. He said my vitamin d level was 9 and that was extremely low. He prescribed 1,200 units of vitamin d supplement a day.
I...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 10-31-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,887
Posted By jannar
HELP!! IBS/constipation and sciatica

For the past week, I have been having gas, bloating and constipation. Last Friday, all of a sudden, I got a severe pain in my right hip area. I never had anything like this before, but it seemed to...
Board: Hernia 08-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By jannar
HELP!!! Hiatal Hernia--just discovered!!

My husband had a CT scan for kidney stones. The radiologist's report stated that my husband has a small hiatal hernia but there is thickening and/or immflamation near it. He recommended a visual...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-29-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By jannar
Re: Thyroid Goiter

[Thanks for the information. University of Michigan is close by. I will look into thyroid surgeons. I have been taking synthroid for the past 19 years. It has kept my levels in the normal range...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-27-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 737
Posted By jannar
Thyroid Goiter--doctor needed

I have a thyroid goiter that my internal medicine doctor has been treating for the past 19 years. I am interested in locating a new doctor. I am looking at Cleveland Clinic, University of Michigan...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-27-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By jannar
Thyroid Goiter

I was diagnosed with a multi nodular thyroid goiter nineteen years ago. I went through nuclear medicine but it did not destroy the entire goiter. My endocrinologist/internal medicine doctor has...
Board: Arthritis 03-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,544
Posted By jannar
Glucosamine Chondroitin made without shellfish

I went to see a doctor about knee pain. He suggested that I take glucosamine chondroitin. Since I have an allergy to shellfish, is the glucosamine chondroitin made without shellfish as effective? ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-07-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,991
Posted By jannar
Re: My Mother

I contacted the nursing home where they took my mother after her hospital stay. They said she was adjusting very well. She has a roommate that she knows from her days as an elementary school...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-06-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,991
Posted By jannar
Re: My Mother

What great advice. Alzheimer's makes it very difficult dealing with someone that can't communicate in the "real world". My husband and I travel 100 miles to hear the same stories over and over. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-05-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,991
Posted By jannar
Re: My Mother

My mother is so obstinate and demanding. This is not unusual for her but with Alzheimer's and now with this hospitalization, it is not easy to even be around her. You couldn't pay me the $10 an...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-04-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,991
Posted By jannar
My Mother

It's been awhile since I've posted here. I was called by the Assisted Living center last Wednesday night. They found my mother slumped over in her chair and unresponsive. They called the ambulance...
Board: Men's Health 09-09-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 832
Posted By jannar
retrograde ejaculation

My husband his rectum removed and anus closed this past June. While everything went extremely well with his recovery, he is still not able to have an ejaculation like he did post surgery. ED is not a...
Board: Infertility 09-09-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,281
Posted By jannar
retrograde ejaculation following rectal surgery

My husband his rectum removed and anus closed this past June after having colorectal surgery. While everything went extremely well with his recovery, he is still not able to have an ejaculation like...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-15-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,521
Posted By jannar
toxic multi nodular goiter

I have had a multi nodular goiter for the past 17 years. I had radioactive iodine that killed only 1/2 of my goiter. Since then I have been on synthroid to keep my body from producing more...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-11-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,687
Posted By jannar
My mother's Doctor Called today

My 92 year old mother with Alzheimer's went for a check-up today with her doctor. Since I live far away, the caregiver took her. The doctor called me and let me know that my mother's hemoglobin...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-23-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By jannar
Mother+pull-ups

My 92 year old mother is in an assisted living facility. Even though she has Alzheimers, she is still classified as a level 1. She can dress and can toilet herself. Since the doctor wanted her on...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-14-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By jannar
Happy Valentine's Day to me--NOT

My 92 year old mother with Alzheimer's called me this morning. When I picked up the phone she began yelling at me telling me what an awful person I was and how upset she was with me. She said I...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-02-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,830
Posted By jannar
Re: When it rains it pours!!!

It has been difficult for me to understand the progression of Alzheimers disease. It appears while there are some main characteristics, my mother does not fit the "norm". While my mother has lost...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-01-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,830
Posted By jannar
When it rains it pours!!!

All of you have been so helpful with your advice this past week. I am now facing another issue. You have given me good advice about not letting my 92 year old mother know that her husband is going...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-30-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By jannar
Your suggestions are needed

I've always received such great advice for all of you in the past. I'm hoping you can help me work through this time. My 92 year old mother with Alzheimers lives in a long-term care facility. She...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-24-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,030
Posted By jannar
Re: My 92 year old mother is driving us crazy

I'm going to give my mother's doctor a call after the holidays. She is doing remarkably well for someone that is 92 with Alzheimers. I say if she enjoys eating than so be it. She does walk every...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-23-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,030
Posted By jannar
Re: My 92 year old mother is driving us crazy

Thank you for the "wake up call". I was trying to make more out of this than there was. I keep forgetting that Alzheimer's has robbed my mother of any rational thinking. Laughing everything off...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-23-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,030
Posted By jannar
My 92 year old mother is driving us crazy

My 92 year old mother with Alzheimers is driving my sister and I crazy. She went to her doctor last week for her check-up. She has a severe bacteria infection/urinary track infection that is being...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-11-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By jannar
Re: Mother's visit to the doctor

I spoke with my mother's doctor this morning. He really wants to try her on Aricept until November and see how she does. I told him that her pyschiatrist removed her from Aricept when she started...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-10-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By jannar
Mother's visit to the doctor

My 92 year old mother went to the doctor today. Unfortunately I could not go with her but I did talk with the caregiver that went with her. Her doctor has put her back on Aricept because he has...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-25-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,607
Posted By jannar
Re: Sundowner's syndrome+Alzheimers

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of this information and advice. I had no idea that this might happen and I can tell all of you have had interesting stories. We have an appointment on...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-24-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,607
Posted By jannar
Sundowner's syndrome+Alzheimers

When my family went to visit my 92 year old mother yesterday, the nurse wanted to speak with me. She said that the staff has noted that my mother has what they call "Sundowner's syndrome". ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-12-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By jannar
Re: My Mother Did It Again!!

I now know I need to do a sweep of my mother's apartment. You all have given me information that will help in getting rid of items besides scissors before my mother tries something else. What a...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-10-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By jannar
My Mother Did It Again!!

I received a phone call from the assisted living facility where my 92 year old mother resides. Today my mother took a pair of scissors and proceeded to make cuts into all of her slacks and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-29-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By jannar
Good for a laugh

My mother's husband (age 92) Is in the health center (nursing home) attached to the assisted living place where my 91 year old mother with Alzheimer's lives. She is allowed to go and visit him twice...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-27-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By jannar
My mother's transition to new apartment

My 91 year old mother with Alzheimer's transitioned from a two bedroom apartment at her assisted living facility that she shared with her husband to a one bedroom efficiency apartment. My mother's...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-06-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,007
Posted By jannar
Re: I can't stand my mother anymore!

I would love to take he phone away from my mother but my brother and sister will not let that happen. They want her to "not be lonely"! Whenever an idea or something happensto my mother she calls....
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-05-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,007
Posted By jannar
Re: I can't stand my mother anymore!

I went to the meeting at the Assisted Living facility to have a meeting they schedule every three months. The staff told me that they had received a number of calls from doctor's offices stating...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-30-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,007
Posted By jannar
I can't stand my mother anymore!

I can't take it anymore! My mother is going to drive me crazy. Today she called to let me know that she made an eye appointment for herself and her husband. I told her she just went to the eye...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-21-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By jannar
Frustrating weekend

I went to visit my 92 year old mother yesterday (60 miles away) at her assisted living facility. I thought we had a pleasant visit as far as visits have been going lately. Her husband was been...
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