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Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 05-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By gingertea
Re: CMC Arthroplasty

Hi,

I had the CMC Arthroplasty w/tendon transfer and carpal tunnel surgery done together in February 2012 on my left hand and the same surgery in June 2012on my right hand. Now that I am 2 years...
Board: Menopause 05-24-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By gingertea
Re: polyp removal

My doctor sent me for an ultrasound because she felt a mass in my uterus. The results showed a polyp, fluid and 3 fibroids. I had a hysteroscopy, polypectomy and d & c. They removed the polyp,...
Board: Women's Health 04-15-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By gingertea
Re: polyps

I am 4 years past menopause and at my last physical was diagnosed with a uterine mass. I went for an abdominal and a transvaginal ultrasound. The results showed I had a polyp and 3 fibroids in my...
Board: Cancer: Uterine 03-16-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,121
Posted By gingertea
Re: Uterine thickening at 60

I asked my doctor why a uterus would enlarge after menopause and she said most likely it would be a fibroid tumor, and sometimes they grow very large! She told me instead of removing the fibroid,...
Board: Arthritis 12-10-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,153
Posted By gingertea
re: going through the basal joint surgery process - my story

I had the nerve block with both of my surgeries. I wasn't given a choice. I was told to bring a pillow and I kept my arm cradled in that until I got home and settled. My surgeon does it as part...
Board: Arthritis 11-25-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Osteoarthritis Basal joint surgery
Views: 1,546
Posted By gingertea
Re: Basal joint arthroplasty 1 year ago

Hi Ladies,

I had combination basal joint/carpal tunnel surgery Feb, 2012 on my left (non dominant hand) and the same surgeries on my right hand June 27, 2012. I am still in physical therapy for...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 07-06-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,911
Posted By gingertea
Re: Missed period, bloating, painful intercourse, spotting...something serious?

It's always best to see your doctor for any changing symptoms. Did the problems get worse when you started the iron pills? The digestive issues could be a result of the iron. That's what happened...
Board: Arthritis 05-01-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By gingertea
Re: going through the basal joint surgery process - at least, my story

Hi Lyn, It's good to hear from you. I'm sorry you are feeling poorly, and can certainly sympathize. Hopefully every day will get a little bit easier. It's normal to be feeling down, but it's...
Board: Arthritis 04-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By gingertea
Re: Upcoming Thumb Surgery

Hi, I'm assuming you have aleady had your surgery. I had my surgery
2/15/2012. I had two types of pain meds and neither of them could be called in by the nurse or doctor. My husband had to...
Board: Arthritis 04-16-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 73,817
Posted By gingertea
Re: going through the basal joint surgery process - at least, my story

Lucky you, Janet! The grands and nice weather! My grandbabies never fail to cheer me up. I have 3, the oldest is 4 1/2. My 4th is due in August. It's gloomy and pouring rain here, but I have a...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-09-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,763
Posted By gingertea
Re: Why don't even gastroenterologists know the cause?

When you had your endoscopy did they take any biopsies to check for H Pylori? I had all the same symptoms, including a destroyed tooth. A biopsy from the endoscopy showed H Pylori and because of...
Board: Skin Problems 03-07-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By gingertea
Re: What's going on?! Itches, spots etc

Be sure to show the dermatologist your mole. He will know whether it needs to be looked into further. I grew up in So Cal and burnt to a crisp many times. My skin has lots of sun damage and I've...
Board: Skin Problems 03-07-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By gingertea
Re: What's going on?! Itches, spots etc

Hopefully, your dermatologist will be able to give you the correct diagnoses!

All my life I've had some type of 'creeping crud' as my family calls it. Doctors have diagnosed scabies, spider...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 02-14-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,645
Posted By gingertea
Re: B-12 INJECTIONS, adverse reactions

I've been getting monthly b-12 shots for years and I never have had a lump form. My husband gives them to me in the upper arm muscle and alternates right and left with each injection. Best to have...
Board: Arthritis 01-15-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,650
Posted By gingertea
Re: going through the basal joint surgery process - at least, my story

@ADKLADY,

That sounds like the type of pain I have with carpal tunnel. Did you have a nerve conduction test before you had your basal joint surgery? I read an article that up to 25% of people...
Board: Anxiety 01-14-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,440
Posted By gingertea
Re: Xanax help!

Well said!
Board: Anxiety 01-04-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,440
Posted By gingertea
Re: Xanax help!

I started taking Xanax 20 years ago on an 'as needed' basis. I started at .025
and now I am at .05. I see my therapist every 3 or 4 months for a med check.
The .025 dose worked until menopause,...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 01-03-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By gingertea
Re: Anyone else experience this?

To cklmom & Missy800

cklmom, I know exactly what you are going through, you described my symptoms to perfection. I've been dealing with them for 20 years. I went through heart studies and all...
Board: Lupus 08-06-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,757
Posted By gingertea
Re: Can a sunburn cause a headache and nausea?

The sun can really make you sick.....I've had sun poisoning twice. Once I was sick for a week with flu like symptoms. The next time was worse, my joints were so inflamed I couldn't walk. Sounds...
Board: Digestive Disorders 03-12-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 22,273
Posted By gingertea
Re: H Pylori & Anxiety

What type of respiratory problems are you having? There are times I feel I'm not getting enough air, and I have to breathe really deep. I have been blaming it on the anxiety that started with the...
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