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Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Not been here a while update

Glad to hear you are doing so well. I've had the same surgery on both of my shoulders. My right was pretty bad with major pain and loss of most ROM. I was close to 100% after the shoulder healed...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-20-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Sprain? Torn Ligament? Fracture?!

It is hard to tell at times. I 'tweaked' my ankle a bit in November. I didn't notice the pain for a couple days. Like you, I only felt pain when I made certain movements. I did the ice and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-18-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

Thanks Jen. I'll try the gel pads. I've been wearing an ace bandage under my boot and brace to provide some cushion. I think it helps some, but obviously not enough. I do a bit better in the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-18-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 192
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissen fundoplicature 2 months ago, still sore

If you are having allergy issues, it may be worth seeing about upping your treatment. I used Flonase and Astelin with my Allegra for years. Nasal sprays are a good complementary therapy.

Are you...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-17-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

I'm not 5 weeks post ankle ligament surgery. I still have nerve issues on the top of my foot/toes where the fluids pooled. Swelling has gone down, but it is still there. I've also found I have...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 192
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nissen fundoplicature 2 months ago, still sore

You didn't provide much information about yourself. There are a lot of factors involved.

What testing did you have before your Nissen Fundoplication? Manometry? 24 hr pH testing? A Bravo test?...
Board: Anemia 04-08-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Iron via IV

My bloodwork has come back 'normal' for the last 3 months since my 2 infusions. They just checked the hemoglobin and hematocrit last week and not the Ferritin though. Honestly, as bad as it was...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-08-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By MountainReader
Re: eosinophilic esophagitis

How severe are your symptoms? More severe symptoms not controlled with the current medications should warrant that second opinion.

What dose of Omeprazole are you on? Have you tried other PPI's....
Board: Women's Health 04-07-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By MountainReader
Re: mammogram

I'm of the philosophy that if there is something wrong I'd rather find it sooner than later so it can be treated earlier.

That said, I've learned there are a variety of reasons they may need you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-06-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By MountainReader
Re: eosinophilic esophagitis

What other testing have you had?

You mention having trouble getting stuff down. Have you had an Esophagram and Barium Swallow or a Manometry yet?

With my modified Esophagram and barium...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 04-04-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Pain in neck

My last shoulder surgery I requested for the doctor to do a referral for the PT to work on my neck as well. To me, it would seem to be a common occurrence. The shoulder and neck muscles are...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-28-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

Armstead and Nicki,

Thanks for your replies. :)

I saw my surgeon and had my first session of PT yesterday.

I mentioned the nerve pain to both of them. The nerve pain has been much worse...
Board: Asthma 03-26-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Question about managing asthma flares

Glad you are starting to feel better.

Wear a mask when you do the cleaning so you don't trigger any more problems.

Also, be careful of strong chemicals. I know for me, cleaning chemicals can...
Board: Asthma 03-24-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Question about managing asthma flares

Over the years, I've been on Advair, Symbicort, and Dulera. It could be you need to try something different to see if it would help.

For years, I found Advair to be my go-to medicine. I had...
Board: Asthma 03-23-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Question about managing asthma flares

In addition to my Dulera and Albuterol, my asthma action plan has adding Singulair to help with the flares. I never found it effective by itself, but as an added treatment, it has been helpful.

I...
Board: Allergies 03-22-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By MountainReader
Re: "Nose" problems for 3 years - Doctors aren't helping

Have You had pH testing? There is one type my ENT administered to me that is specifically for LPR. It is an upper probe my ResTech. It measures gaseous reflux tardiness past the UES, not just the...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 03-22-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Nerve damage or scarring issues after hand surgery

I've had 3 hand/wrist surgeries. I highly recommend seeking out a certified hand therapist for your PT. Whether it is now or after surgery. It made a significant difference in my healing.

Good...
Board: Asthma 03-21-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Question about managing asthma flares

Usually, doctors don't recommend using a rescue inhaler more than 4 times a day. When I'm flaring, I usually space out the doses about every 4 hours. When I wake, before sleep, and twice during the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

Thank you. I have an appointment Monday afternoon.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Post-op nerve pain top of foot

2+ weeks since surgery. The hematoma and nerve pain on the top of my foot and toes Oscar bothering me much worse than the ankle ligament repair. It is painful all of the time, but much worse...
Board: Asthma 03-17-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Trying to recover from constant asthma attacks

I'm not sure it helps with how physically, mentally, and emotionally worn down you must be. I've had more than my fair share of winters feeling like you. I have a team of 4 doctors who all treat my...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 03-17-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Question about an MRI result.

Hi,

I can't answer your specific MRI questions, but want you to know you aren't alone.

I have Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome with 'probable' EDs. I found out about the hypermobility...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-17-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By MountainReader
Post-op nerve pain top of foot

11 days ago, I had an arthroscopic & arthrotomy ankle surgery. A lot of inflammation, debris and bone chips removed. Also had 'trashed' ligaments that needed to be repaired. I've been in an...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 03-15-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By MountainReader
Re: De quervain's and CMC instability

Ironically, my issues are kind of backwards of yours. I had a Ganglion cyst develop on my wrist that was pushing on my nerves in that area. The hand surgeon said it was a leak of synovial fluid...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 03-10-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Fundoplication Surgery

I was on a liquid only diet for 2 weeks, then a very soft diet for a couple weeks before adding in solids. Even then, I avoided things like solid meat and bread because they don't break down well...
Board: Anemia 03-06-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Iron recommendations for sensitive stomach

I got wicked constipation from the iron supplements last fall. Tried several types. Ended up talking to GI doc and opting for a couple iron transfusions. I haven't needed any supplementation since...
Board: Asthma 03-05-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Asthma and surgery

Thanks Capttom. We haven't chatted for a while.

I took my Albuterol with me, but they determined my asthma and breathing were doing well enough they didn't have me use the Albuterol. I just...
Board: Asthma 03-04-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By MountainReader
Asthma and surgery

Just making an observation. Sometimes it is really confusing to me about how medical personnel view asthma.

My asthma has been under control for a while now. I had surgery 5 weeks ago (female...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 03-03-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Bad IBS-d flare-up?

I had IBS D for years. Lately started alternating though. Anyway, my Gastroenterologist told me that If I go more than a few days outside of my 'normal' that I'm supposed to call him. He means it...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-03-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Surgery tomorrow!!

I can't speak about the ankle, but I had 7 screws and a plate removed from my wrist and I just had the wrap on for 4 days. I just couldn't over-do for a bit after that.

Good luck.
Board: Anemia 02-25-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Iron infusions? How often?

My absorption issues are unique to me so I'm not sure my info will help you.

I have SEVERE acid reflux issues and have been on PPI's for many years. They are impacting my absorption. Also, I had...
Board: Anemia 02-24-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Iron infusions? How often?

I had my first infusions in December, one week apart. I now go in for monthly labs to see if I need any additional ones. While my PCP was willing to be the lead, I ended up having my...
Board: Asthma 02-23-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Miserable

How long have you been receiving immunotherapy shots? Other than the Singulair, are you on any allergy medications? If the allergies are triggering your asthma, you may need to be on some...
Board: Allergies 02-21-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By MountainReader
Allergies and this crazy weather

The weather this year has really impacted my allergies lately. I live in the west near a bunch of ski resorts. For much of the last couple months, we've been about 20-25 degrees above normal....
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-21-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By MountainReader
Re: endoscopic fundoplication surgery

A manometry is essential before deciding on the surgery. You need to have good esophageal motility in order to be a good candidate for surgery.

A 24 hr pH test shows the frequency, duration, and...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-19-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By MountainReader
Re: endoscopic fundoplication surgery

I was driving at about 5 days. I really didn't need to before that or I would have. I actually flew to stay with family the day after I was released from my hospital stay (23 hours).

I was...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-18-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By MountainReader
Re: endoscopic fundoplication surgery

I had some occasional nausea. It felt weird...kind of bounced around in the stomach since it didn't come up. Zofran really helped a ton. About a year after my surgery I picked up a very nasty...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-17-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By MountainReader
Re: endoscopic fundoplication surgery

JW gave you some good advice.

I had a laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication in 2008. It literally saved my life since the acid was irritating my lungs. I still take meds, but I'm now able to keep...
Board: Women's Health 02-17-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Stopping heavy bleeding -- decisions to make

Had 3 week post-op. With everything else ruled out, it has been designated as hormonal. The IUD should be helping with that. It will take a couple months more to see how my body fully adjusts. I...
Board: Asthma 02-09-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rescue inhaler almost everyday

Trouble getting air out is more typically asthma.

Trouble getting air in is typically more reflux triggered.

See if you can get a nebulizer.

Let us know how the acupuncture does. I've tried...
Board: Asthma 02-08-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rescue inhaler almost everyday

I have another odd question. Are you having trouble getting air in (during inspiration) or out (during expiration)?
Board: Asthma 02-08-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rescue inhaler almost everyday

Congratulations on maintaining the weight loss!

When my asthma flared a couple years ago, I put on some weight due to the extended inactivity and it hasn't been easy to try to get it back off.
...
Board: Asthma 02-08-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Exhausted from asthma

I typed up a long response to you a couple days ago, then my computer froze up and I lost it.

I've been in your shoes many winters. You can see my posts on here over the years with flares usually...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 02-08-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Ulnar shortening TFCC repair

I'm not a golfer so I can't respond directly, but I was able to return to bowling.

After surgery, with PT, I was struggling to regain the final amount of supination. It was extremely frustrating...
Board: Women's Health 02-05-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Stopping heavy bleeding -- decisions to make

I received a call this afternoon from my doctor's office. The lab results came back normal. No cancer. After the urgency of the doctor to have the testing done based upon how my symptoms...
Board: Women's Health 02-04-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Two month long period?!?!

I'm going through the same thing. Started my period early December. It was non stop extremely heavy until last week when I had a D & C. Still going, but significantly lighter. I'm trying an iud...
Board: Anemia 02-02-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Iron via IV

I had my first 2 IV infusions in December. They 'resolved' my anemia. They are still monitoring my hemoglobin and ferrin monthly, but my ferrin went from 4-11 pretty quickly. I think I'm at 14...
Board: Asthma 02-02-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rescue inhaler almost everyday

I was actually referring more to the reflux and pulmonary testing.

A 24 hr pH test can show the number of reflux incidents, duration, and timing throughout the day. Comparing that to your asthma...
Board: Asthma 02-01-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Rescue inhaler almost everyday

Hi klynn,

I haven't been following this board as closely lately. I'm sorry you are having such a rough winter. If I recall correctly, you have acid reflux too. In addition to all of the asthma...
Board: Women's Health 02-01-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By MountainReader
Re: Stopping heavy bleeding -- decisions to make

Four days post-surgery and still having nausea issues. Not sure why. Have Zofran to help. Had nausea issues after surgery in the past, but they got better after vomiting, which I did Wednesday...
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