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Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-13-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By dorri
Unhappy 3 weeks of a running nose.

3 weeks ago, I sneezed a few times, then my nose was blocked, so I was told to use a saline spray which I did. That is when it all started, my nose has been running ever since. It's clear fluid,...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 09-11-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,871
Posted By dorri
cortisol AM 655

I have always had borderline cortisol levels, so the latest figures confuse me. Isn't 655 in the high normal range. What does a higher cortisol level mean? I've been under a lot of stress lately...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 08-12-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,980
Posted By dorri
Re: Adrenal Insufficiency sufferers need your help

If you have the right amount of medication, it should be replacing what your body needs and maintaining it's own balance of sodium and potassium (which regulates water balance in the body). In other...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 08-12-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,132
Posted By dorri
Re: 8 year old son Addison's disease? Very low cortisol and dhea

I agree, looking at your son's results and comparing them to the normals, I would be concerned and call the doctor. Wish I could answer your question, but I think it's best to let a doctor look at...
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 08-12-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,660
Posted By dorri
Re: Season's affect colitis I swear

I feel at my worst in the summer time.
Board: Anemia 03-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By dorri
Re: Am I anemic or not?

Thanks, I survive on short naps when I'm tired. Don't know what I'm going to do if they decide not to give me any infusion? I have an intestinal condition where not only iron is a problem for me,...
Board: Anemia 03-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By dorri
Re: Am I anemic or not?

Maybe I am wrong. 122 for a hemglobin level while still normal isn't all that hot. I just came across an old requistion form that says normal hemoglobin is 120-160. It seems I'm pretty close to...
Board: Anemia 03-05-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By dorri
Re: Am I anemic or not?

Thanks, the doctor did show me the test results and although I looked quickly, it could have been worded ferratin, but I could be wrong, maybe it was iron. whatever it was, it was at 6. It said...
Board: Anemia 03-05-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By dorri
Am I anemic or not?

I've been monitored now for over a year for low iron levels. Last month my doctor said my iron level was 6 and that he maybe will set up IV iron for me, but he said he was going away, so he told me...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-03-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By dorri
Re: 2014

Yes, I join in as well, Happy New Year to everyone. Wishing all good health, strength with each new day, and peace in the New Year and beyond. May all your journey with this senseless disease be...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 12-09-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By dorri
Re: Help, can't gain anymore?

No, it's probably the crohn's, everything runs right through me. However I will ask the doctor about my thyroid levels. Now when I get the CD attacks, it takes away from my stored fat reserves...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 12-08-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By dorri
Re: Help, can't gain anymore?

Thanks, that's great, I will look for it. Now, will I have to keep up that amount of calories indefinitely (1700 or more) or will some of it go to storage so I can maintain a certain weight by...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-12-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,029
Posted By dorri
Re: How long can mom go on like this? Ending?

[QUOTE=Viking64;5241599]No, no facial grimaces or anything like that. Does not appear to be in any pain. I remember before my grandpa passed, he would just stare at the ceiling and i vividly...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 11-04-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By dorri
Re: Help, can't gain anymore?

SK59, gastroparesis sounds so uncomfortable. You must have a lot of bloat. I hate feeling bloated so I really do feel for you.

I have seen a couple of nutritionists in the past, but now that I...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 11-04-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By dorri
Re: Help, can't gain anymore?

Thank you for the encouragement ladybud and SK59. SK59. sorry, sounds like you have had your share of troubles as well. I want to be around 100-105 lbs as well so if I flare, then I will have some...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 11-04-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By dorri
Re: Help, can't gain anymore?

I do have it once in a while, but thanks for the suggestion, I will try and have it daily on top of what I'm doing.
Board: Nutritional Disorders 11-04-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By dorri
Re: Help, can't gain anymore?

Thanks for the reply. As a result of Crohn's attacks in the past, I now have a long area of intestinal stricture narrowing which does not allow me to eat a lot at one meal so I stagger my smaller...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 11-03-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,898
Posted By dorri
Help, can't gain anymore?

I was really sick with CD a couple of years ago. Went down to 75 lbs. This year I went on a weight gaining diet and went up to 84-85 lbs. That's it, now the scale isn't moving other than...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-17-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By dorri
Re: Mum is Passing - Doing the right thing?

I understand. When my mom's lungs kept filling up with fluid because of leaky heart valve, we had to make a decision as well whether to keep draining them to keep her breathing properly which only...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-17-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By dorri
Re: My Mom Passed

Sorry to hear of your loss. My mom passed away in Dec. Your mom probably would be very happy to know that you all are celebrating her life in a positive way. Best wishes as you take a step into...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-17-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,029
Posted By dorri
Re: How long can mom go on like this? Ending?

It all depends if there is more going on than the dementia. It depends on a number of factors. My mom had dementia for 4 years and was in a Nursing Home. Her appetite wasn't the greatest, but...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-17-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By dorri
Re: Mum Left Yesterday

I'm so sorry for your loss. May the family find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Board: Adrenal Disorders 09-20-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By dorri
Re: Serum Coritsol test

Sorry you are having to go thru so much without definite answers. I too have low blood pressure, dizzy spells, weight loss, tire very easily and have a lot more diarrhea than I had before. However...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 09-19-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By dorri
Re: Serum Coritsol test

I don't think any of my tests were taken at exactly 8 am. The clinic around here and downtown do not open until 8:30 am. The one clinic tries to get me in soon after, and the other was close to 9...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 04-23-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By dorri
Serum Coritsol test

My doctor is sending me for a serum cortisol test? The last couple of times it was for an ACTH test where I had to have it first thing in the morning before 8 am and then at 5 pm. Is the Serum...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-18-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By dorri
Re: Everyone wants to lose their weight... BUT I JUST WANT TO GAIN IT

I've always had a fast metabolism since I was young. Then I got crohn's disease which literally drains away any little bit that I gain, so for motivation I chart what I eat every day, and if it...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-18-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 779
Posted By dorri
How do I go about adding calories?

I am underweight and am faithfully trying to add the extra calories to my daily diet. So far I've gained about 7 pounds. I need to still put on 15 to 17 pounds.
I've read that I need to add an...
Board: Hearing Disorders 03-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,397
Posted By dorri
Re: sudden hearing loss and dizziness

I have hearing loss and tinnitus. I feel for you. The one thing about sudden hearing loss is they need to treat you right away so the hearing loss doesn't become permanent. I was told that my...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 03-16-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By dorri
Re: How often should they check me?

Thanks for the reply.

I had no saliva test done. I had ACTH blood work done, asked to fast and come in first thing in the morning. However our clinic didn't open till 8 am so was the first one...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 03-14-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By dorri
How often should they check me?

I was diagnosed with border line cortisol levels in July. The doctor sent me for a test once after that in Aug, and nothing since then?
The test came back normal but they did not tell me if it was...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-08-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By dorri
Re: Mom passed away today

exandra, sorry that you are depressed. Seems like we keep reaching out to parents even when they are gone.

Nothing is out of reach if you want it bad enough, if you keep trying, you are bound...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-25-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By dorri
Re: Doubt

Thanks Nina, that's music to my years. Hopefully your parents won't go into further stages and remain dementia free.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-23-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By dorri
Re: Mom passed away today

Hugs to you as well.

dorri
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-23-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By dorri
Re: Coping

Elaine, how I feel for you, the same thing happened with my mom. She lost her sense of reasoning and even if I stayed all day, she still wanted me to sleep on the end of her bed and not leave her. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-23-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By dorri
Re: Doubt

Nina, I went for years doubting mom's diagnosis as you have read in some of my past posts. It's nice that her logic is still okay. Just a question, can your mom still relate personally to you. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-23-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By dorri
Re: Beginning's DH has passed peacefully.

I am so sorry for your loss. I know the journey can be hard when we stand by our dear ones through out the process of the disease, and in their final days.
May you find peace now and new hope and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-23-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By dorri
Re: Mom passed away today

Thank you all, well here I am, almost 2 months later since my mom is gone. I have my moments. I think in the first couple weeks after mom passed I felt more peace than I do now. I am reminded of...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-03-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By dorri
Re: After the loss.

Deb and others, you are all such special people. This board has been such a tremendous support line. You've always given me such good advice, comforted me, laughed with me I'm sure and cried with...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-03-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By dorri
Re: After the loss.

Thanks Deb, congratulations on your daughter's wedding, what a beautiful distraction? After reading your reply, I cried for you, and I also cried for me. There's something about releasing, that...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-02-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By dorri
Re: After the loss.

Thank you, your reply does make me feel better. I can relate to feeling adrift, so hope it passes and my mind clears.
I never realized how connected and on my toes I was with mom until now, I still...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-26-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By dorri
After the loss.

It's a little over 3 weeks since mom passed away. I don't know if I'm entirely use to it yet?
I'm a little worried about myself, because lately I've been having quite a few episodes of short term...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-12-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By dorri
Re: Mom passed away today

Thank you for your reply jenjen. Sorry to hear of your husband's mom.
With mom, she developed symptoms suddenly and got progressively worse over the next 4-5 years. We feel relief now because it...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-06-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By dorri
Re: Mom passed away today

Thank you Exandra. Sorry to hear about your mom. I will try to remember all the happy times with mom. Lately death and dying doesn't seem as terrifying as it did before. A few years ago we were...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-05-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By dorri
Re: Why can't I believe she is gone?

Thank you Nina, I think you are right, considering that mom lived 500 miles away from 2 of her daughters, we did do our best running back and forth putting our immediate family on the back burner,...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-04-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By dorri
Re: Why can't I believe she is gone?

Thanks Deb, you always make me feel better with your words of wisdom. I've been thinking of you also and know that you are going through a lot as well.
It doesn't really matter how prepared we...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-04-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,871
Posted By dorri
Re: Good and Bad

May both our moms rest in eternal peace. Deb, thank you as well, since I started on this board a few years ago, you and the others have been my support line. I am so greatful for that. When you...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-04-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By dorri
Re: Mom passed away today

Thank you all for your kind replies, they are comforting to know I am not alone.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-04-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By dorri
Re: Mom passed away today

Oh Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. This is the first I'm reading about your mom. My condolences out to you as well. I hope she went peacefully. it always helps when we know that they did? ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-03-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By dorri
Re: Why can't I believe she is gone?

Thanks Deb, hope all is well, haven't seen you on the board recently.

Thanks for your reply Meg and Deb. After thinking about this long and hard, think I know what it is that is bothering me. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-03-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By dorri
Unhappy Why can't I believe she is gone?

Her funeral was today but I'm wondering why I was trying so hard to grasp what the pastor was saying about her being gone? I shut off so much during the last few days including today. I need to...
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