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Board: Diabetes 07-20-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,916
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Metformin Question

I started taking Metformin 500mg once a day and now on 500mg twice a day. I main thing my Doc says I must eat sometime with it or I will have the upset tummy. I took it one time without food and I...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-08-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Knee replacement

Oh I got it, but it was not called for, even as a joke. I work at a place where I am the only guy and let me tell you how hard it is to work with them. I hear stuff like what you said all day and I...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-08-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Knee replacement

First sorry to hear about your neck and it looks like you are going to fight with both barrels full blast. Good luck!!!

What do you mean by your post of "men and pain". I think that is quite a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-06-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Hows everbody?

Thanks for your reply. What is a wedge? Is that something for the surgery, since you had THR. I just started trying to sleep on my side with alot of pillows. One side is better that the other and I...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Sleeping on the back

I know what you mean Brother!!! I have NEVER been a back sleeper. While I was in the hospital from a TKR, I had so many things hooked up to me I could only be on my back. It was hell for me, I had so...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-06-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Knee replacement

I have not had a hip done, but just had a knee done. Not to scare you, it was the most pain I have ever gone though. I have had many surgeries, but this one was painful. I knew there was going to be...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-06-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Hows everbody?

Hello I'm 17 day from TKR and doing very well pain wise. I see that most are using canes, but I am still using a walker. I can see that you all are having recovery, but none of you have said what...
Board: Obesity 01-18-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Gastric by pass post op

First congrats on crossing over!!! I am 5 years out. Next you said, "I have to force myself". Never, never, never force yourself!!! I was not hungry for almost 3 month. If you are having problem with...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 12-23-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 1,266,938
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Total Knee Replacement: Recovery - Things I wish I knew!

Thanks for you reply, I have found a Doc who will do it. It took awhile, but next month it will happen. They are changing there stands now one TKR on the younger.
Board: Depression 12-20-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,587
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Effexor-your experiences?

I am glad this is here. I have been on Effexor-xr 150mg once a day now for a week. I was on Celexa 40mg for year before and it just was not working anymore. It was like taking candy. My doc says...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 12-20-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 1,266,938
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Total Knee Replacement: Recovery - Things I wish I knew!

These post have helped me alot in knowing what is going to happen after I have TKR. I am 45 and used to be a very active person and a paramedic for more than 20 years. Now I am retired and hurt with...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 07-08-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,244
Posted By Bigbay
What Are the Benefits of Green Tea?

I'm really getting into green tea. I like it iced. I have had tea hot, but really just like it cold more. Arizona green tea with ginsing(sp) made with splenda is the one I drink the most. They also...
Board: Back Problems 06-23-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,865
Posted By Bigbay
Re: leg numbness/ankle rolling?

I have it too. I have not fallen, but I have almost many times. I have numbness in my right calf and foot. Most of the time I can't feel the soul of my foot and sometimes it makes it feel like I am...
Board: Back Problems 06-18-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,435
Posted By Bigbay
Re: one leg shrinking from sciatica

Thanks, My knees are taken a beaten also. My left knee is shot, I was suppose to have surgery to replace it, but my back went out before I could. My job won't let me work with my back, even though I...
Board: Back Problems 06-17-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,435
Posted By Bigbay
Re: one leg shrinking from sciatica

Yep...thats the name. People get that way when the muscle does not work or they don't use them.:)
Board: Back Problems 06-17-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,435
Posted By Bigbay
Re: one leg shrinking from sciatica

Bass11, I am having the same thing you are having. My right leg is smaller than my other. At times, I think my calf muscle don't even work. Night is when I have the worst pain in my leg. One day I...
Board: Back Problems 06-15-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,686
Posted By Bigbay
Re: I'm nervous...will the numbness go away??

Hi Kar,
It was about 3 weeks, most of that time was trying to find a place for me to have an MRI. They had to find a place with an open MRI, cuz my tummy. Thanks for the well wishes!! God Bless!!
Board: Back Problems 06-14-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By Bigbay
Re: how big is to big for surgery

Hi Fljack1, I'm in your same boat. My neuro said I was too heavy to do surgery on at this point. Even tho I have lossed over 150lbs. I am still too large. I am 6' and 354lbs. I have not had a...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-11-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Going Wednesday for MRI's

How funny!!! I just might have to do that the next time and bring my IPOD.;)
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-11-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Going Wednesday for MRI's

The last MRI I had I fell asleep. The put so many pads on me, I was confortable. She also had nice music on that made it go by so quick. I did hurt afterward. Took two days for the pain to go away.:D
Board: Back Problems 06-11-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,686
Posted By Bigbay
Re: I'm nervous...will the numbness go away??

Hi KD,

What is happening to you is the same thing that is going on with me. I felt a pop and then had pain later. I was leaning forward to wash my hands and there was a pop with no pain, so I went...
Board: Back Problems 06-11-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Dr. appt. on the 13th

Hi Carol, I know what you're talking about. I'm new to all this. I have had back pain for yrs, but two months ago, I rupture a disc. Now I have numbness in my right leg and foot. I don't walk so...
Board: Back Problems 06-11-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By Bigbay
Re: UPDATE!!! Getting crazier by the minute...

I'm a Paramedic and have been one for about 20yrs. I hurt my back on a call many years ago. I was sent to the ER and then to my PCP. I was given pain meds and muscle relaxers. Two weeks later, I was...
Board: Sexual Health - General 09-20-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,374
Posted By Bigbay
Re: He is unable to orgasm.

I hear you man, I had to learn myself and for that sex is so much better than it has ever been. :wave:
Board: Sexual Health - General 07-28-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,374
Posted By Bigbay
Re: He is unable to orgasm.

The one thing I can see is right off the bat is you said you both were virgins at first. It take some time to get to the point that sex is off the hook. It is a learning thing. Sex is in the mind...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-14-2006, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,181
Posted By Bigbay
Re: TKR June 20th and only 40 yrs old anyone else this young?

I am 42 and I am going to have a TKR in the fall after I lose allitle more weight. I am look so forward to it, after so many year of pain and feeling like I'm 90 years old.


Bigbay
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-08-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Age and knee replacement.

Thanks for the info! I have had one surgery done on my knee when I was 17 yrs old. I have had many shoots in the knee and have worn many braces. I have had so many drugs for the pain and the...
Board: Men's Health 04-25-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 34,380
Posted By Bigbay
Re: permanently retracted foreskin

I also have not has any problems with being uncut. I can never remember havinga tight foreskin. I do remember my Mom taking me to the Doc on time and the Doc showing me and my Mom how I should pull...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-09-2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Age and knee replacement.

Ok everyone, I saw the new Doc friday and it went very well. I really like this doc!!! First off, He said he will do the TKR!!! BUT!!! There is alway an but! He would like to see me lose some more...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-09-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Age and knee replacement.

Hey Kim

Yep, it is a booger being 40 and feeking like your are 90 yrs old!!! Are you looking into getting a new knee? Why so many surgeries done and no relief. How long have you had bad knees...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-04-2006, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Age and knee replacement.

I first talked to my PCP and he got me started. The one I went to is one of the best in the field. Very busy man, but he just does not want to do the TKR for my age. The new one I am going to see, I...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-29-2006, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Age and knee replacement.

This week I had one of may many braces taken in to get adjusted. It is one of those that they take a mold of your whole leg, very costly, but INS co. paid for it. I had to have it looked at for each...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-20-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Age and knee replacement.

Just to let everyone know, I have found a Dr. who will do younger people knees. I have talked to some one who has been turned down for age and they when to this doc and he had no problem doing it. I...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-20-2006, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Age and knee replacement.

Hey Mr.J,

Thanks for your reply. Did the Doc do your knee because you wanted it or because you could not walk or was it beacuse you were closer to 50 yrs old. How long was you tell it would...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-15-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Age and knee replacement.

Thank for the reply. I have had gastric by-pass surgery for weight-loss and I also can't have meds for my knees and for pain. I use alot of bengay and I mean alot!!! My Wife and I are looking for a...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-14-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Age and knee replacement.

Thanks for your reply. I am going to get another opinion. I can see where the doc is coming from, but I'm stuck! The doc was a orthopedic, one of the best in town, but that does not make it any...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-10-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,262
Posted By Bigbay
Age and knee replacement.

I have been dealing with a bad knee since I was 16 yrs old and had knee surgery at 17 yrs old. I am 42 yrs old now. Years of use and having been overweight for some time has put alot of wear and tear...
Board: Obesity 10-14-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Why?

Being a "MAN" who is over weight myself!!! I am very hurt by the things that are being said in here about "MEN"! It swings both ways, I have been passed up by women who are only out for the best...
Board: Hypoglycemia 08-26-2005, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,196
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Hypoglycemia in the Morning

When I wake up and I am feeling "low BS", I make a peanut butter sand or I eat a spoon full of peanut butter or a glass of milk.
Board: Obesity 07-10-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Popped Bubble

Have they said why they done do it, I see you are saying it is an elective surgery, but it is not by the US gov.. That was the main reason why most INS Co would not do them. Where I had it it was...
Board: Obesity 07-09-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Popped Bubble

Did they ever have it or did they change on you?
Board: Obesity 07-08-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Popped Bubble

Hey Biggal1958!! I just checking on you, wanted to see how things are going. I know how it is to go though the hoops. Just want to be support for you in anyway I can. If you have any questions, post...
Board: Hypoglycemia 07-06-2005, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,528
Posted By Bigbay
Re: reactive hypoglycemia

I have got that same thing going on right now. I am having a hard time keeping my blood sugar up. Sometimes I could have done everything right and I still drop, but the good thing is I do know the...
Board: Obesity 06-30-2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Popped Bubble

No problem Biggal1958, I wish I could do more for you. I had the open RN-Y(gastric bypass). I had it oct 3, '03. At the time I had the surgery were I had it done they were not doing the lap-band....
Board: Obesity 06-29-2005, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Popped Bubble

Hey Biggal1958, I know what you are talking about! I have had the surg and I had to jumb through hoops to have it. I had the surg just before they made it even harder to have it. In away I don't...
Board: Death & Dying 06-22-2005, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,946
Posted By Bigbay
Re: I miss my Dad so much.

My Dad just died two weeks ago and I still wait for him to call me on the phone to tell me a joke or ask me if my Wife and I having a baby yet. It was something he always joke about, since I am the...
Board: Sexual Health - General 03-04-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,515
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Break up with BF that doesn't put out?

I can tell you if you keep pushing the issue, he is going to go deeper and deeper away. I am a male and have beein this boat. It was not that I did not love her, as much as I need other things from...
Board: Sexual Health - Teens 11-19-2004, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By Bigbay
Re: masturbation...is this normal

For me, it used to be something to help me sleep better. Make me calm down.
Board: Obesity 11-12-2004, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,473
Posted By Bigbay
Re: Were you able to keep your weight loss surgery a secret?

I can say yes to all you have asked me. I do feel full after snack/meal, I fill up so quickly sometimes before I really get started with the meal. The thing is sometimes, I get so hungry and I eat...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 10-22-2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Bigbay
Re: no feeling

When my wife gets very wet, it feels loose. All we do is keep a wet towel close to wipe off some of the ;) wetness. Then I can feel again.
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