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Board: Menopause 01-31-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,835
Posted By Rhoda55
severe facial flushing

I am almost at the end of menopause, hopefully! But one thing I am still having problems with, is severe facial flushing. My face all of a sudden gets beet red, and hot! It almost resembles a...
Board: Arthritis 08-21-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,170
Posted By Rhoda55
Newly diagnosed

I recently have been diagnosed with arthritis in my left hand. the knuckles are swolen and my little finger and middle finger have lumps growing along the sides of the joints that are right under the...
Board: Colds & Flu 03-13-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,351
Posted By Rhoda55
Natural remedies for flu and colds?

Are there any natural foods or vitamins that help the body's immune system to help prevent or treat viruses and colds?
Board: Colds & Flu 03-08-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 931
Posted By Rhoda55
Anyone had this virus?

About 8 days ago it started with an annoying croupy sounding cough. Shortly after that, I started getting the chills, skin on my back felt irritated, and then the nausea and vomiting started. The...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 02-01-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,477
Posted By Rhoda55
Best over the counter pain relief

I was wondering what the best over the counter pain relievers would be for the pain of carpal tunnel. I have really severe pain, tingling, and burning in both of my hands, but it is worse in my left...
Board: Dental Health 01-25-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Question about a partial

Unfortunatly, the tooth cannot be saved. I have had 3 different dentists and oral surgeons look at it, and they all agree that it must come out. How long is the maximum amount of time a person can...
Board: Dental Health 01-24-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By Rhoda55
Question about a partial

I have to have a tooth pulled, and I don't have any dental insurance. I cannot afford an implant, so I am down to the options of a partial with one tooth, or a bridge. The teeth next to the one that...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 01-21-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,143
Posted By Rhoda55
Headaches upon waking

I sometimes wake up in the morning with a headache. I can feel it before I even get up out of bed; almost like a blood pressure head ache, but I don't have high blood pressure. It feels like one of...
Board: Dental Health 01-10-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,350
Posted By Rhoda55
I need some help!

My husband and I don't have any dental insurance, and I need to have a tooth extracted. I have had 3 different dentists and oral surgeons look at my tooth and all agree that I need to have it...
Board: Sleep Disorders 12-15-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,086
Posted By Rhoda55
Husband suffers from sleep apnea

My 51 yr. old husband suffers from sleep apnea; he literally stops breathing and wakes himself up, on and off through the night. He can sleep sometimes for an hour ok, and then this whole process...
Board: Death & Dying 11-13-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,199
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: My dear sweet mother is gone

Thank you all for the kind thoughts. I still cannot believe that mom is gone. Still doesn't seem possible. I think the hardest part now is going through her house and deciding what to do with...
Board: Skin Problems 11-06-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By Rhoda55
callouses on hands

I have a large callous right below my ring finger on my right hand, and was wondering if there was any way of removing it short of having it surgically removed? Are there any products that I can get...
Board: Death & Dying 10-12-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,199
Posted By Rhoda55
Unhappy My dear sweet mother is gone

My 87 yr. old Mother died 9 days ago , she was suffering from end stage parkinsons disease with dementia. She was in a care facility since March 17, and before that, I was caring for her in my home....
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-03-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By Rhoda55
My dear Mother is gone now

Just a little note to let you know that my dear sweet Mother died this morning at about 11:45 at the care facility. She went very quickly. They had been talking to her right before they called me and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-23-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,834
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Dad during the morning/afternoon VS Dad during the evening/night in the NH

Hi! I am going through the same thing with my mother. She is 87 and has end stage parkinsons disease with dementia and has had some tia strokes,too. I was going to see her at 4:00 in the afternoon...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-21-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Confused and feeling guilty

Thanks for explaining sundowning to me. I really do see that in Mom in the afternoon and early evening. Tomorrow I'll try right after breakfast to go over and see her. Today I went right after lunch,...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-20-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Confused and feeling guilty

I went to see her today at 1:00 in the afternoon today and stayed until about 3:00. She seemed better, just sleepy. I managed to get her awake enough to go outside this afternoon and get some fresh...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-19-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Confused and feeling guilty

Thank you all for the kind replies. I feel better talking to you all, knowing there others out there going through similar experiences, and understand what we are all dealing with. I went over to the...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-18-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Confused and feeling guilty

Thanks! I think the guilt comes from the fact she had asked me one time to please never send her to a nursing home(she said this to me about 7 or 8 yrs. ago when she was in good mental and physical...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-18-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rhoda55
Confused and feeling guilty

I am having a really hard time dealing with this. Mom is 87 and has end stage parkinsons disease with dementia. I know she does not mean a lot of the hurtful things that she says to us and the staff...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-05-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Hello, new to alzheimer's and dementia board

Thank-you for your kind words of encouragement, I really can use them! I can only imagine how Mom feels, because it is really scaring me! Sometimes I just don't know what to tell her. Some days are...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-05-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By Rhoda55
Hello, new to alzheimer's and dementia board

Hello, everyone! Mom is almost 88 years old and has end stage parkinsons disease with dementia. She has been in a care facility since March. Before that, she was living with me and I was caring for...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 09-01-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,140
Posted By Rhoda55
My heart just breaks

Mom has been in a care facility since this past March. I was taking care of her 24/7 since August of 2007 up until then. After the first of this year, the rapid decline with her parkinsons began. I...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 08-20-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,658
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: End Stage Parkinson's

Oh, I so know what you are going through! My mother is 87 and in end stage parkinsons. Mom has dementia along with parkinsons, highblood pressure and has been having tia strokes. It is so sad, almost...
Board: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 07-17-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,075
Posted By Rhoda55
question about ALS

I was trying to look up some information on FARRS disease. Does anyone know if FARRS disease is the same as ALS?
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 07-05-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 695
Posted By Rhoda55
pulmonary embolism

I am 52 years old, and have a long history with vericose veins. I had them with 2 of my 3 pregnancies. After my last daughter was born when I was 23 yrs. old, they had to keep me in the hospital for...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 06-26-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,503
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: scalp conditions

Boy, that's a real tough one. My mom is 87, and in the final stages of parkinsons disease. She has psoriasis on the scalp, and has had it for years. She had been using T-gel shampoo for years, and...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 04-12-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,053
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Need some advice please....

So sorry to hear that your mom is not doing well. If I were you I would ignore the unkind and ignorant comments that some people are making, and focus on your mom's well being. It sounds like you are...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 04-11-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,780
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Hallucinations

Thanks for the prayers Liser. Hope all goes well for you and your Mom. Mom has been adjusting to the nursing home; I really like the facility, all the people that work there are very friendly and...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 04-06-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,780
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Hallucinations

I am curious to what the doctor will have to say about it. You'll have to let us know what he says. My mother within the last few months was showing similar symptoms when she was here living with us....
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 04-05-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,504
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: New Here - Hubby is Alcoholic

Your stories are so familiar. My husband and I have been married for 33 years.My husband has been an alcololic since he was 21, which would be about 29 years. The impact it has on the children is...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 03-29-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 38,933
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: end stage parkinsons question

Hi everyone! Watching a loved one suffer through parkinson's is truly a terrible thing to have to witness, let alone the poor loved one that has to live with it. My Mom was diagnosed over 10 years...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 03-26-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By Rhoda55
Smile Re: anyone else have trouble reading?

My Mom has had parkinson's for over 10 years now and has lately been saying that her eyes are really bothering her, and doesn't want to read anymore. It's sad, because she really used to enjoy...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 03-26-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

Thank-you for your kind thoughts. My heart goes out to all of you that are caring for or have a relative with parkinsons disease.Mom has had parkinsons disease for over 10 years,and had not really...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 03-21-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

Just thought I would update and let you know that we had to admit Mom to a nursing home on Monday:(. She is having a terrible time eating, it takes her about 2 hrs. to eat her meals.She has lost...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 03-11-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

Mom has an appointment on Friday with the gastro. doctor that worked on her in the hospital to dislodge the piece of food stuck in her esophagus. I guess they want to check to see how it is healing....
Board: Parkinson's Disease 03-06-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

Hi Liser! You had said in your first posting that your Mom was having a problem controling her bowels. What did the doctor say about that? My Mom has started the same thing.With in the last month,...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 03-01-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

Liser, what meds is your Mom taking? My Mom is on the maximum dosage that her doctor can give her which is 3, 25MG Carbidopa tablets a day. I think she is at the point where this all that they can...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 02-29-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

As far as from our experience, it started with the tremors, mom's was in her right hand. No facial tremors, just in her arm and hand. That went on for years. It was annoying to her, but could still...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 02-28-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

Hi! :wave: You are welcome for the encouragement! We all need some once in awhile! It can get very crazy at times, and it is nice knowing we are not alone in what we are feeling and going through. I...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 02-26-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

That's a toughie! Sounds like we are in the same boat. Except my mom is older,87, and I am a 52 year old only child. That's wonderful that your husband takes care of her like that, and your chidren...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 02-25-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

Thank you for the tip to keep her from choking!I will remember that when I feed her next time. Are any of you a ful time caregiver for your parent? It is so hard to watch the changes they go...
Board: Caregivers 02-11-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,712
Posted By Rhoda55
End stage Parkinson's disease

My 87 yr. old Mom has end stage Parkinson disease. With the progression of her disease, she has now developed dementia also and quite often is disoriented sometimes not knowing where she is. One...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 02-06-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,989
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Parkinsons elderly

The rate for the progression of parkinson's disease is different for each person. My Mom has had parkinson's disease for a little over 10 years now. I am pretty sure that she is in the final stages...
Board: Caregivers 12-27-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,227
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Other Caregivers Who Have No Relatives?

Hi! I am an only child taking care of my Mom who is in the end stages of parkinson's disease. She is living with us, and requires 24 hr. care. The only extra "help" that I get, is once a week I have...
Board: Parkinson's Disease 12-25-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,260
Posted By Rhoda55
End stage parkinsons

My mother is 87 and is in the end stage of parkinsons disease. I am her sole care giver, and was wondering if anyone can tell me what to expect? She is bed/wheelchair bound.She now sleeps most of the...
Board: Caregivers 12-09-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rhoda55
I am really worried about Mom

I wish I knew what is going on here with Mom.I really think she is giving up. She is 87 yrs. old with parkinsons disease, high blood pressure, and has had at least one tia stroke that we know about....
Board: Caregivers 11-08-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,270
Posted By Rhoda55
Totally worn out, and worn down

I really am having a hard time with patience these days. Mom has only been living with us since August, and at times, feel like I am crawling the walls. She is unalbe to take care of herself any...
Board: Caregivers 09-21-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,031
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Feel like I want to scream!

Sorry to hear what you are dealing with! A friend of mine told me before Mom moved in, that I should set limitations and guidelines with her. And stick to them! Kind of hard to do,isn't it? Have you...
Board: Caregivers 09-21-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,031
Posted By Rhoda55
Re: Feel like I want to scream!

So sorry to hear what you are going through with your Mom! Did you tell her doctors what your father-in-law told you? Isn't it amazing that all they can do is order more tests,when they all ready...
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