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Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-18-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Precious55
Thumbs up Re: Help pain really bad

Thank you so much for the information. There are many good tips in your posts. A good friend of mine sells Essential Oils in CA, so I'm going to contact her. They moved my pain appointment from next...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Precious55
Re: Help pain really bad

Thank you so much for the information. There are many good tips in your posts. A good friend of mine sells Essential Oils in CA, so I'm going to contact her. They moved my pain appointment from next...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-16-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Precious55
Unhappy Help pain really bad

Forgive me for the caps as if shouting in my title, but that's how I feel at the moment. I have really bad pain in my right hip, knee, and at times in the bone from the front of my knee to the upper...
Board: Shingles 09-21-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,978
Posted By Precious55
Post Worse PAIN my husband has ever had

My husband is 67 and got shingles on the 27th of August, and almost all his scabs have fallen off as of today. He had them on his right half of back and front, and underneath his right arm and down...
Board: Dental Health 07-11-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By Precious55
Post Re: Jaw bone pieces coming through after surgery....

When I went to the oral surgeon about a week and a half ago he looked at the site where the tooth was removed and there was a sharp piece of bone sticking sideways toward my tongue which was causing...
Board: Dental Health 07-08-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By Precious55
Question Jaw bone pieces coming through after surgery....

My dental surgeon cut out a molar of my bottom tooth in the back 3 weeks ago. Ever since the surgery I have pieces of bone (not tooth) on the inside where tooth was removed that keeps cutting my...
Board: Menopause 05-01-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Precious55
Unhappy Linchen Sclerosus

Does anyone else have Lichen Sclerosis?
I am through Menopause, but because I had vaginal dryness I ended up with Lichen Sclerosis. I have a quarter size red lesion on my labia that even covers some...
Board: Chronic Pain 12-01-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Precious55
Post Fentanal Patch not working

Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving,
I have failed back surgery from a fusion at L3/4 and L4/5. I have a cage left in.
I also have 3 vertebrae compression fractures including one...
Board: Pain Management 11-14-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Precious55
Question Fentanyl patch & Showering

I'm on the 25mcg fentanyl patch and have to put a new one on every 72 hours. I know I'm not suppose to let heat get to it, so I'm taking it off just before I shower and then putting a new one on...
Board: Pain Management 11-13-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By Precious55
Question Fentanyl Patch & hydrocodone

I have a question about the patch and hydrocodone. I just started on Fentanyl 25 mcg on Monday. Just before I put the patch on, I broke two of my toes next to my big toe. I have been on 10/325 of...
Board: Osteoporosis 10-02-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Precious55
Re: Traveling By Airlines With Forteo?

Fran, can I ask where you heard not to put the medicine through the X-Ray at the airport? What will it do to it? Thanks
Board: Osteoporosis 09-30-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Precious55
Question Traveling By Airlines With Forteo?

Does anyone know what the procedure is of taking Forteo through TSA at the airport? Should the prefilled syringe be X-Rayed or hand checked? This is my first flight with Forteo. I know I can have ice...
Board: Bowel Disorders 08-26-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By Precious55
Re: Bowel movement urgency

I'm hoping you might get some ideas on this board too. I have similar episodes. In the past few years there have been about 5 times where I have had uncontrolled bowel movements, and not making it to...
Board: Back Problems 06-20-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,941
Posted By Precious55
Re: Back surgery gone bad

Hello Charlie,
I'm from Oklahoma, and yes I will be praying for you and your wife. Sounds like you and her have been through some very difficult times since her surgery.
I, personally don't believe...
Board: Back Problems 04-22-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,941
Posted By Precious55
Re: Back surgery gone bad

Prayers going up for her. Can't imagine what you and her must be going through. I had cervical surgery 2 years ago, and woke up in ICU because of a bleeding issue from the bone graft. Praying for...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 02-20-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Precious55
Re: Help..how do I heal my adrenal fatigue???

Hi Emma,
I was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency about 6 months ago. Went to an Endocrinologist who was familiar with this. Basically, my adrenal glands do not make enough cortisol. She put me on...
Board: Osteoporosis 10-31-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,978
Posted By Precious55
Post Re: Kyphoplasty TODAY/fractured T12/all L's!

Hello to you, and please don't beat yourself over the head. Whats past is past, and now we can move forward. I'm 62 years young, and live with pain on a daily basis. I fractured my T 12 in November,...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-03-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,747
Posted By Precious55
Post Re: Confused over IBS

I can relate so much to what you're going through. I don't have a magical answer for you, except that I remember a time when even drinking water caused me to have diarrhea. I went through that for a...
Board: Anxiety 11-08-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Precious55
Unhappy Anxiety Attacks With The Earthquakes We've Been Having

Hi Everyone,

I live in Oklahoma and we've been having Earthquakes every day here since last Saturday. The biggest one we had on Saturday was a 5.6. Anyway, I already take 10 mgs of Paxil daily and...
Board: Incontinence 10-31-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,644
Posted By Precious55
Re: Bowel Incontinence - Female, Age 26

I'm 61 years young, and my heart goes out to you both. I've had this happen about 6 times in the past 2 years. I know how frustrating this can be. I kept a food diary for over a month and don't think...
Board: Digestive Disorders 10-25-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 672
Posted By Precious55
Post Coundn't Even Get To The Dr. Because Of Bathroom Issues...

Hi Everyone,

I really need some suggestions with this. I made an appointment with my Dr. yesterday because of stomach issues, and an hour before my appointment, I started having cramps and was...
Board: Arthritis 10-23-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By Precious55
Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jenny has given a good description of what Remicade is as well as the other biologic drugs. It is given in the doctors office or clinic about every 6 or 7 weeks, and is only given by infusion. Talk...
Board: Arthritis 10-22-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Precious55
Re: Arthritis," Glucosamine Anyone"...

I could be wrong, but I did read some where that not enough studies were done to prove Glucosomine/Chrondroiten does not help in Osteoarthritis. Maybe this needs to be investigated more.
Board: Arthritis 10-22-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By Precious55
Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis

My husband is 64 and has had RA for over 10 years. He has been on Methotrexate and Remicade for over 7 years, and functions quite well. Remicade has halted the progression of the disease and made it...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 10-20-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By Precious55
Re: What do I have and why does it make depressed

Can you tell me what "Colon Health" is, and exactly how it helps you?
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-17-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By Precious55
Re: bowel problems

I've had this problem for years. Right now I'm keeping a food diary to find out if any specific foods are triggering it.
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-11-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,030
Posted By Precious55
Talking Uncontrolled Diarrhea Sometimes

I'm a 61 year old female, and about 4 times in the past 2 years I have had diarrhea that comes on so fast I don't have any control. The most recent time was yesterday. The time before that was a...
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-27-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,661
Posted By Precious55
Re: Salmonella poisoning

Sunnygirl, what were your symptoms from the salmonella poisoning? I've been sick for a few days, and this happens about 3 or 4 times a year. Starts out with a headache, then tummy noises, then cramps...
Board: Osteoporosis 09-17-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,466
Posted By Precious55
Smile Re: What does a mid back fracture feel like?

Sorry to hear all that you are going through. I can only tell you what I have been through and what has worked for me. I am 61. Had a compression fracture of T 12 while I was doing a simple procedure...
Board: Back Problems 09-11-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,201
Posted By Precious55
Post Re: Falling 7 weeks postop of lumbar fusion - should I be worried?

I've had 3 back surgeries and one was a fusion on L 3/4 and L 4/5. My surgeon would have been upset if I didn't at least "let him know" what had happened. They are the best judge most of the time on...
Board: Hearing Disorders 09-11-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,030
Posted By Precious55
Smile Where To Have Hearing Tested???

My hubby and I both have problems hearing. He is 64 and I am 60. We are trying to figure out where to get a hearing test and find out about Hearing Aids. We keep seeing a commercial on TV for "...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 09-02-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,125
Posted By Precious55
Post Swelling in Armpit & Shoulder

I have allot of swelling in my armpit that seems to be related to my shoulder. I already had an MRI which shows tears in the tendon and a cyst. Has anyone else had swelling in the armpit area that...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 08-23-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By Precious55
Post Shoulder pain and questions???

Hi everyone,

My Dr. did an MRI on my right shoulder and said I would need surgery soon. This was my primary doctor, and he is referring me to an Ortho surgeon who does shoulders. He said I have...
Board: Eye & Vision 08-04-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Precious55
Re: Sudden Vision Loss

yes, I went to an ophthalmologist and they ran allot of tests. He said it looked like a vein in the eye broke, but that it would be ok. Actually, my eye is doing great and I have my vision back....
Board: Eye & Vision 07-20-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Precious55
Question Sudden Vision Loss

Hi Everyone,
I am a 61 year young female. Wednesday morning when I woke up I had a difficult time seeing out of my left eye. Feels like there's a film covering the pupil of my eye, and I can make...
Board: Anxiety 06-16-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,324
Posted By Precious55
Re: Terrible pain below breastbone/sternum

Kaley,

I'm not saying that this is what you have, but a Rheumotologist told me that all these symptoms like yours were something called Costochondritis. You might want to do a search on that....
Board: Depression 06-13-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,937
Posted By Precious55
Question Wellbutrin & Energy Level

Hi Everyone,

My husband is 60 years young. He has been taking Citalopram for a couple of years for depression. A couple of weeks ago he started to go back to bed about an hour after he got up....
Board: Depression 06-10-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By Precious55
Question Wellbutrin SR & Citalopram

Hi Everyone,
My hubby is 64 and has depression. He has Rheumatoid Arthritis and High Blood pressure. He has been on Citalopram 20 mgs for a couple of years. For a few months or more he has been very...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 05-05-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,228
Posted By Precious55
Re: Neck Fusion & Recent Pain

Yes, I have heard of that. They can also use cadaver bone if they need to. If you had a fusion, what did they use to hold the vertebra together ? I also have a plate and screws there. I found out I'm...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 05-02-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,228
Posted By Precious55
Question Neck Fusion & Recent Pain

I had a neck fusion with bone graft from my Ileac region on March 30th of this year, so I'm about 5 weeks post-op. I'm having a terrible time from the fusion with my hip bone still so swollen,(I...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-02-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By Precious55
Question Chemically Induced Stress Test

Can someone tell me about how long this kind of test takes from beginning to end?:wave:
Board: Disabilities 05-02-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By Precious55
Post Re: 129 days now........ Still Nothing

I hope that you get a favorable decision soon. The waiting must keep you on pins & needles. Don't give up. I'll keep everyone that's waiting in my prayers.
Board: Heart Disorders 05-01-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,670
Posted By Precious55
Question Chemically Induced Stress Test

Hello Everyone,
I've never been on this particular board before and had a question about a "chemically induced stress test" coming up on the 8th. By the way, I had neck & lower back fusions within...
Board: Disabilities 04-13-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,532
Posted By Precious55
Post Re: still waiting

Every case is different. With me, they put the money in the bank first, and then 2 weeks later I got the approval. Think it also has to do with what city you're in. Hope you hear something "good"...
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 04-07-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,058
Posted By Precious55
Question Blood Transfusion & Low Blood Count

I just had neck surgery a week ago with a bone graft from my hip. They had a hard time controlling bleeding from the hip after surgery and I had to have 2 units of blood. I also was having...
Board: Osteoporosis 03-20-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,449
Posted By Precious55
Smile Re: Menopause back with a vengence

I went through a Hysterectomy in 1976, but they left my ovaries intact. I didn't start going through Menopause until I was in my 40's, which was 20 years ago. In my 40's I had hot flashes "every" 20...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-20-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,702
Posted By Precious55
Re: Newly Filed for SSDI

Blueskies,

Yes, Medicare is the primary and pays first, and then Blue Cross.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-20-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,702
Posted By Precious55
Smile Re: Newly Filed for SSDI

Hi,

Just a word of encouragement, "don't" give up. The waiting is worth it. I am a 60 year young female, and I was 59 when I applied. It took about 5 months and then I was approved the first time...
Board: Disabilities 03-11-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,070
Posted By Precious55
Smile Re: Please Help!!!!

I personally think he has a very good chance of getting approved, but like a previous poster has said, they have even turned down cancer patients. Important thing is to not get discouraged in going...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-05-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By Precious55
Post Re: spinal cord stim ??

My brother just had the trial spinal cord stimulator put in a couple of days ago. The problem he has is that he only has one lung, so the doctor has not put in many with his condition. We are hoping...
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