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Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-19-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Feeling horrible

Thank-you for your reply. I have my appt at 3pm tomorrow, I didn't know not to take my thyroid medicine the day of the test. Thanks again. I just hope this is the reason for feeling so crapy. At...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-19-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By pattianne24
Feeling horrible

I do have alot of health problems, but within the last month or so I have been so tired I can hardly function. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago. I also have psoratic arthritis....
Board: Myositis 07-07-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,095
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Polymyositis- family doctor doesn't have a clue about this illness

I hope that you will get some results now that you are on the proper medication. I was lucky, I found a good rheum very soon after the symptoms started to appear. I don't know if it is just me but...
Board: Myositis 03-16-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 40,976
Posted By pattianne24
Re: I was diagnosed with Polymyositis

Hope that some of the posters are still following this site. I was diag. with polymyositis in 1995. Was started on prednisone and immuran. Within 1 yr. of taking these drugs I was diagnosed with...
Board: Myositis 03-14-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,157
Posted By pattianne24
This past winter was the worst ever for pain

I was diagnosed with polymyositis in May 1997. I live in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, and this past winter has been very unusual. Just last Sunday I was in so much pain that I couldn't walk more than...
Board: Myositis 02-19-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,125
Posted By pattianne24
Re: polymyositis in remission but still having pains

I was diagnosed with polymyositis in 1995. I received treatment for eight of those years, being in and out of remission. Stess is the biggest factor in causing trouble with this illness. My CK...
Board: Depression 12-13-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 607
Posted By pattianne24
My depression, just not coping at this time

I am 62, married the boy next door, I met him when I was 14, married at 17, and he passed away 3 years ago and things are really bad now. If he was still here my life would be so different, but he...
Board: Grief & Loss 12-06-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,152
Posted By pattianne24
Re: It's been 2 months since my husband died

I am thankful as well for the lovely home that I live in. We both worked for years to get what we have and were looking forward to a nice retirement. Now, with my current circumstances, being...
Board: Grief & Loss 12-06-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,152
Posted By pattianne24
Re: It's been 2 months since my husband died

Hello again,
I use the this site and others to look up my health problems too. I hope that your surgery goes well. I have a chronic pain issue with my illness and lately I haven't felt very much...
Board: Grief & Loss 12-06-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,152
Posted By pattianne24
Re: It's been 2 months since my husband died

Pat, It is nice to make new friends paticularly with similar circumstances in ones life. I guess that is part of what this message board is all about. I found some interesting blogs about my up and...
Board: Grief & Loss 12-05-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,152
Posted By pattianne24
Re: It's been 2 months since my husband died

SREIM

Again, what a wonderful, heart warming post that you sent to me. Thank you very much. I went to the hospital today about some minor eye surgery, I don't know if I will go ahead with it or...
Board: Grief & Loss 12-04-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,152
Posted By pattianne24
Re: It's been 2 months since my husband died

Screim,
Thank-you for the post and all the suggestions that you have given. The first Christmas that I was alone, I didn't get any invites to any events. All of the friends that we had were my...
Board: Grief & Loss 12-03-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,152
Posted By pattianne24
Re: It's been 2 months since my husband died

What a wonderful prayer, "that God is watching all of us and holding us in his loving arms". This is a very bad month for many. Christmas is the time of year that families get together, it is the...
Board: Grief & Loss 12-02-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,152
Posted By pattianne24
Re: It's been 2 months since my husband died

I really don't know when the pain will end for me. As time has passed I have found it somewhat easier to cope with life. But, when I found my sister dead a couple of months ago, I had to face that...
Board: Myositis 11-24-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,095
Posted By pattianne24
Polymyositis- family doctor doesn't have a clue about this illness

I was diagnosed in 1995 with polymyositis, through a biopsy and blood tests and EMG. I read everything that I could about this illness. What I understand is that you can go into remission for...
Board: Pain Management 11-12-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,602
Posted By pattianne24
Re: waiting for pain management in Canada

You brought up a good point. I have had chronic pain since 1995, and in 1998 needed a colonoscopy. I was given something, as far as I am concerned whatever they gave me had the same effect as if I...
Board: Pain Management 11-11-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Ontario Canada and their new laws for patients in pain

You say that your records will speak for themselves the need for these drugs. Well, I have biopsy, EMG, Xrays and such to verify that I need meds. My rheumatologist is getting close to 80 years...
Board: Pain Management 11-11-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,926
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Anyone Experience this on the Fentanyl Patch

I had a very bad experience with the Fentanyl patch. I was having what I describle as a "bad trip". I was taken off morophine, and the patch was giving me a terrible terrible time. I remember...
Board: Pain Management 11-11-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,862
Posted By pattianne24
Angry Re: My Experience with (lack of) Pain Management

I also live in Ontario. I have had chronic pain since 1995. My problem is with muscle pain from a very rare illness, 5 in one million get this disease. I just got a family doctor who only works a...
Board: Pain Management 11-10-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,602
Posted By pattianne24
Re: waiting for pain management in Canada

I also live in Canada, but in Ontario. I have a great rheumatologist, he is not afraid to give me medications. I have received fentanol, coedine, MScontin, percs. So I think it is your doctor who...
Board: Pain Management 11-10-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By pattianne24
Ontario Canada and their new laws for patients in pain

I have chronic pain, osteo artheritis, psoratic artheritis, polymyositis and more. Need a pain clinic---just wait several months to a year to get into one. Been waiting now 7 months and have not...
Board: Pain Management 11-10-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Parents got away with far too much back then

Oh course not all children of WW2 vets were battered like I was. I just find it hard to except that NEVER in my entire life was anyone there to help me with what I went through. I was the only one...
Board: Pain Management 11-09-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By pattianne24
Parents got away with far too much back then

My life has been hell. It is filled now with physical pain 24/7, several auto immune diseases, emotional pain and the list goes on. How can we as children of WW2 vets be proud of the sick crazed...
Board: Pain Management 11-08-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Pain & childhood abuse

Thank-you for your kind words.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE FOR SUCH ACTS. And to think that they both got away with what they did, still to this day makes me furious. Noone has the right to...
Board: Pain Management 11-07-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Pain & childhood abuse

At 3 years my mother smashed my skull on the floor till she fractured my skull. She never told my dad, at that time during the fifties the medical community did little to get to the bottom of such...
Board: Grief & Loss 11-07-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,152
Posted By pattianne24
Re: It's been 2 months since my husband died

Ivorygirl,
Thank-you for your post, and the hugs, greatly appreciated. This is just a very bad period that I am going through. To find out that I am no longer in remission with my illness, finding...
Board: Grief & Loss 11-05-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,152
Posted By pattianne24
Re: It's been 2 months since my husband died

I am so sorry that you are in such pain. What a tragic thing to happen. My older sister took her life a month ago. She was the only one in the family that I was close to, and same for her, she...
Board: Depression 09-09-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By pattianne24
Re: living with depression, chronic pain

Yes, we have retirement places also. I am going to do just that but that is my last straw. We bought this house new. I feel safe and comfortable here. About half the survey have the original...
Board: Depression 09-08-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By pattianne24
Re: living with depression, chronic pain

Your english is just fine. I am sure that the Canadian Government is not proud of the fact that they did not check the blood supply. After many people died, many who had bleeding disorders and...
Board: Depression 09-08-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By pattianne24
Re: living with depression, chronic pain

My oldest daughter, 45, was given tainted blood by the Red Cross in Canada, when she was 14 and fell off of a trampoline. The Canadian Government was responsible for not screening the blood like...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 09-02-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,817
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Has anyone had so many autoimmune disorders

I was in very good health till age 48. I was diag with polymyositis then, and things have just gone downhill. At 49 needed a complete hysterectomy, had rectal surgery. I had psoriasis for as long...
Board: Depression 09-01-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By pattianne24
living with depression, chronic pain

I have suffered with depression for 40 years. Most of my life has been filled with stress, could be the reason why my depression and pain have increased. No feeling of love and closeness ever felt...
Board: Myositis 08-29-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,125
Posted By pattianne24
Re: polymyositis in remission but still having pains

Both my daughters are nurses. It is a very stressful job, with the 12 hr shift work. My youngest was first in oncology, then cardiac ICU now she is an ER nurse. I worked in the cancer clinic doing...
Board: Myositis 08-27-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,125
Posted By pattianne24
Re: polymyositis in remission but still having pains

Yes Patti is my name. I have had a very stressful life. I believe that in time it effected my auto immune system, polymyositis is an auto immune condition. People with PM can do much worse than I...
Board: Myositis 08-27-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,125
Posted By pattianne24
Re: polymyositis in remission but still having pains

Thank-you for your message. Up until age 47 I enjoyed perfect health. That year I was diag with polymyositis, it took several months to get that diag. It was about the time my husbands health...
Board: Myositis 08-26-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,125
Posted By pattianne24
Re: polymyositis in remission but still having pains

In my case I have many auto immune conditions:(. When I think back I have had flares of these conditions due to added stress. This weekend is the anniversary of my husband's death. He was the one...
Board: Myositis 08-26-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,125
Posted By pattianne24
Re: polymyositis in remission but still having pains

My pain is getting worse. I also have psoratic artheritis and osteo artheritis, so not sure why I am having so much pain. I just had blood work done yesterday, the doctor suggested going back on...
Board: Grief & Loss 07-31-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,180
Posted By pattianne24
Re: When Family and Friends Abandon in time of despair

Thank-you again for your uplifting message. Just wondering how old you are? Please don't take it the wrong way but people of different age groups do see the world in different ways. Being in my...
Board: Grief & Loss 07-30-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,180
Posted By pattianne24
Re: When Family and Friends Abandon in time of despair

Hello again, My husband and I were together since we were kids, boy next door. We were married young I was 17, when he passed away we had been married for 43 years, I had just turned 60. He died...
Board: Grief & Loss 07-30-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,180
Posted By pattianne24
Re: When Family and Friends Abandon in time of despair

Thank you so much for getting back to me. About my pain issue, I have several auto immune illnesses that cause pain. Polymyositis is the main one, a very rare disorder and the body turns on its...
Board: Grief & Loss 07-29-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,180
Posted By pattianne24
Re: When Family and Friends Abandon in time of despair

Thanks for the info on Lithium. I just hope that it is sold in Canada. I will go to the health food store and ask, I hope I can get it. We had a horrible heat wave here, for weeks no rain, and it...
Board: Grief & Loss 07-24-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,180
Posted By pattianne24
Re: When Family and Friends Abandon in time of despair

I cannot believe what has happened to my life. I got sick with autoimmune illnesses in 1995. Prior to that time I was busy working, raising a family. My husband died three years ago. We were...
Board: Depression 06-24-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By pattianne24
Talking Re: suffered from depression for all my life

My daughter works as an RN in Hamilton. She is 40 years old and I don't think at this point she would move to the states. But the thought of living in that dry warm climate sounds really nice. I...
Board: Depression 06-23-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By pattianne24
Re: suffered from depression for all my life

You are right about autoimmune illness, I feel so much better in the summer. My daughter made a comment about that today. I am a Canadian and I live in Southern Ontario, it is about as warm as it...
Board: Depression 06-22-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By pattianne24
Re: suffered from depression for all my life

Hello Carrie,
Wish we didn't live so far apart maybe we could go for walks and the movies. I am still busy around the house. The outside will be painted in a couple weeks. It is a two storey...
Board: Depression 06-19-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By pattianne24
Re: suffered from depression for all my life

Again, thanks for responding. We share the same pain, both abused children. I came from a family of 6 children. My mom seemed to single me out when it came to being cruel. I have no idea why. I...
Board: Depression 06-18-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By pattianne24
Re: suffered from depression for all my life

Thanks for your reply. I just started going to a mood disorder clinic and will have 15 sessions with a doctor trying to change medications and try to manage my pain. When asked about when my...
Board: Depression 06-05-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By pattianne24
suffered from depression for all my life

I have sought help for my anxiety and depression and it is worse than ever. I am barely holding on. It started with being brutely beaten by my mother when I was 3 years old. That was the first...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 04-04-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,812
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Help please!

Thank you for answering my post. I wish that things could be different in our lives, but I guess we have to except what has happened, and just find ways to feel better.
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 03-31-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,812
Posted By pattianne24
Re: Help please!

Hello, what I have found out in life is there is always someone worse off than us. What I am feeling right now is, I just want to be myself, I want to address my feelings, if I am sad, I want to...
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