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Board: Exercise & Fitness 09-13-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,491
Posted By melgag21
Tendinitis stinks! It takes so long to heal...as...

Tendinitis stinks! It takes so long to heal...as you've found out. I am recovering from achilles tendinitis from over use. I was running too much with no rest days. Crazy. I'm not quite sure what...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-13-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,964
Posted By melgag21
Excellent post! I found it very interesting. I...

Excellent post! I found it very interesting. I hope your next few days are as good as your first!
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-29-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Posted By melgag21
My oral surgeon just did this to me this week. He...

My oral surgeon just did this to me this week. He was able to manipulate it almost to full motion. He thinks the disc is back since I can now open to 36 from being stuck under 20. Good luck!
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 02-26-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,081
Posted By melgag21
I did have surgery with dr keith and am now...

I did have surgery with dr keith and am now waiting for an appointment to get the other side done :/

How did you make out?
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 02-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,069
Posted By melgag21
Does this help make diagnosis?

After 3 years of diarrhea, endoscopes and colonoscopies I feel I'm finally getting somewhere. Every singe endoscopy and colonoscopy have shown inflammation, but none that is "typical crohns". Now my...
Board: Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 10-24-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,805
Posted By melgag21
Melanosis coli anyone?

I was diagnosed with Crohns in June. The beginning of September had a very bad flare. Went to gi and they did. Colonoscopy the next day. It showed inflammation throughout colon, put on Asacol HD and...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-14-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By melgag21
Dr Keith didn't provide me with any pain...

Dr Keith didn't provide me with any pain medicines until post-op. The guys at tufts did
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-14-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,081
Posted By melgag21
I saw scrivani when I went to tufts and he now...

I saw scrivani when I went to tufts and he now works with the oral surgeon I see (dr David Keith from mass general) and he was very good!
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-14-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,943
Posted By melgag21
Canuck- I keep running into you on threads...

Canuck- I keep running into you on threads because we both see Dr. Keith! I has arthroscopic surgery with him lady week! But in recovery he wanted to see me earlier than my scheduled post op appt...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-15-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,961
Posted By melgag21
Canuck- do you have a date for your surgery? I...

Canuck- do you have a date for your surgery? I also saw dr Keith in June and am waiting for surgery. I finally got a date, first available is in October. I am not looking forward to it but hope it...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-07-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By melgag21
Re: Be careful when choosing your provider

Clencher-
Our stories are so similar! Hawley splint, invisalign. I had another splint too. They both made me worse. The TMJ specialists finally ordered an MRI which shows more damage than they...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-31-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,039
Posted By melgag21
My splints made my jaw so much worse too! So...

My splints made my jaw so much worse too! So after paying out of pocket for 2 different ones I no longer wear them. My tmj specialist finally noticed the decrease in jaw function and sent me for an...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-27-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By melgag21
Re: Experiment

Oh yes I clench. :) my disc is all mailed though and have degenerative changes on the right side. The oral surgeon tuts referred me to had no openings until September so I'm just waiting....without...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-26-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By melgag21
Just wanted to say that I feel so much better...

Just wanted to say that I feel so much better without wearing the splint so after paying over $1000 the tmj specialist told me not to wear it. :/ now to oral surgeon after he finally ordered an MRI.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-15-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,444
Posted By melgag21
Re: Oral Surgeon - David Keith?

Well....his first opening isn't until September in one of his locations and July in his other. My MRI shows that my right disc is all manged, my condyles are flattened and breaking, lots of...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-15-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,444
Posted By melgag21
Re: Oral Surgeon - David Keith?

Canuck- I was just referred to dr Keith today! From the tufts tmj clinic! They said he is THE guy to go to, even recommended him over the tufts surgeon. I'm in the process of making an appointment...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-11-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By melgag21
Yes, this all started with Invisalign ;( well I...

Yes, this all started with Invisalign ;( well I had some popping before then but nothing to complain about. When I finally went to tufts they assumed it was just my clenching and my muscles so they...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By melgag21
Mri results

Long time reader and sufferer. Finally had MRI which shows degenerative changes and flattened condyle and eminence. Also a perforation in the right disc. No wonder I've been on so much pain! I feel...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-03-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By melgag21
Hi! Sorry it took so long to reply. I saw another...

Hi! Sorry it took so long to reply. I saw another post from you mentioning tufts too. So I went and got fitted for a splint that day. They have me muscle relaxers. The muscle relaxers didnt work. I...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-03-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By melgag21
Wow- mine all started (or was exacerbated) by...

Wow- mine all started (or was exacerbated) by Invisalign too!! Hope you're feeling much better!
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-27-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By melgag21
Tufts

I am headed to tufts tmj clinic his afternoon for my first visit. I am nervous and excited and have no idea what to expect. I am hoping they can provide me with some relief. My orthodontist is...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 07-25-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By melgag21
Re: 3rd colonoscopy!

Hi! I have no fiber advice- I take gummy ones and they're not bad. I just wanted to comment how similar we are! I am 34, going in 2 weeks for my 3rd EGD (2 of them I had a colonoscopy at same...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 07-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,051
Posted By melgag21
Anyone else with occluded arteries in legs?

Help! After a year and a half of varying annoying symptoms I was diagnosed by a podiatrist with Raynaud's disease. He sent me to a rheumatologist and a vascular surgeon. The rheumatologist ran...
Board: Raynaud's Syndrome 05-10-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,691
Posted By melgag21
Diagnosed today...now what?

I was just diagnosed today. The podiatrist is sending me to a vascular surgeon for medication and to a rheumatologist. What do the rheumatologists do? I'm overwhelmed and confused! :)
Board: Anemia 03-01-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,968
Posted By melgag21
Re: Weigh gain after IV iron?

I am in the middle of my 2nd infusion right now. I gained 5 pounds after the first but it seems to have gone away.
Board: Anemia 02-15-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,893
Posted By melgag21
Re: First iron infusion after waiting 1 year coming up!

Yay!! Glad to hear it went well! Mine starts in 12 hours. I think I'll be getting Venofer. So nervous!
Board: Anemia 02-15-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,893
Posted By melgag21
Re: First iron infusion after waiting 1 year coming up!

I hope all goes well for you today!! I couldn't sleep last night worrying about my first one tomorrow! lol.

I also have the stomach aches, weight loss, shortness of breath. THey can't find any...
Board: Anemia 02-14-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,893
Posted By melgag21
Re: First iron infusion after waiting 1 year coming up!

I go for my first iron infusion Thursday! Good luck to you!
Board: Lymphomas 12-09-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,814
Posted By melgag21
Lymphoma markers blood test

Does anyone know how long it takes to get results from a "lymphoma markers" blood test? Thanks!
Board: Bowel Disorders 05-01-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,720
Posted By melgag21
Re: Something is wrong with my Bowel Movements!

I could have written this! I ha a baby almost a year ago, in march l had my gallbladder out and since them have had awful diarrhea and increased frequency of BMs. I have to run to the bathroom! If...
Board: Pregnancy 11-13-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By melgag21
Re: Kenzie Jade was born!

Congrats! Glad you're both ok!
Board: Pregnancy 11-11-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By melgag21
Andrew Patrick is here!

My due date was 11/7 but I went in for a scheduled c-section 10/29, due to baby's large head size and me having too much amniotic fluid. I was so nervous and anxious the past few months, up until...
Board: Pregnancy 11-04-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,501
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies---- this is it!!!

Andrew Patrick is here! He was born Monday 10/29. After being so nervous and anxious- it's over and everything went well! I will post his birth story soon! Thanks for all your support and I hope...
Board: Pregnancy 10-26-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,626
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies- We're up next!

Lisa- I'll be thinking good thoughts for you so you and yuor husband can be safe and together come the 2nd! I hope the fires continue to stay away from your house.

I had my pre-op appts with my...
Board: Pregnancy 10-25-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,626
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies- We're up next!

Elfie-
Glad to hear everything looks good! Our babies will only be days apart. I go for my pre-op appt tomorrow and in for the c-section Monday! I think I am much more nervous than you are! ...
Board: Pregnancy 10-24-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,989
Posted By melgag21
question for those who had c-sections

Just a quick (probably silly) question for those who have had a planned c-section. Did the dr break your water before the surgery? Or is it broken during surgery and if so- where does all that...
Board: Pregnancy 10-23-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,300
Posted By melgag21
Re: Sore down below

Sprout,
I have felt the exact same way for about a week now. I will be 38 weeks tomorrow. I feel best when I am just laying down- the pressure goes away until I get up. Luckilly I only have 3...
Board: Pregnancy 10-16-2007, 05:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,626
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies- We're up next!

Not too much longer for any of us. I can't believe how fast 9 months went by. Our furniture finally came yesterday so we have started the nursery. With only 2 weeks to spare!

I went to the...
Board: Pregnancy 10-14-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,626
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies- We're up next!

Is anyone else more nervous than excited? WIth my c-section 2 weeks form tomorrow I am so scared! I am nervous for the surgery and very nervous that there is something wrong with my baby. He is...
Board: Pregnancy 10-12-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,626
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies- We're up next!

I got my c-section date- October 29th! So Now I'm an October Mommy but haven't been reading that thread at all so I'll be staying on the November Mommy one! I am so nervous about the c-section. In...
Board: Pregnancy 10-11-2007, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,626
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies- We're up next!

My due date is Nov 7 but the dr will probably do a c-section Oct 30 or Nov 1. My baby is very big and his head is very big. I had to go for more tests yesterday because I have too much amniotic...
Board: Pregnancy 10-09-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,357
Posted By melgag21
Bpp/afi?

Has anyone had to go for either of these tests? BPP or AFI? I have to go tomorrow and am all worried that something is wrong with my baby. If anyone has had them done and had babies who've turned...
Board: Pregnancy 09-26-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,425
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies ~ New Thread

Elfie- what is your actual due date? It must be close to mine, Nov 7? My doctor said they'd do the c-section about a week before the due date too but it won't be scheduled until next week. I am...
Board: Pregnancy 09-25-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,425
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies ~ New Thread

I went to the doctor yesterday and my husband came with me for moral support. My doctor was so good- sat and listened to all my worries. I think we'll be scheduling a c-section when I go back next...
Board: Pregnancy 09-23-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,425
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies ~ New Thread

Thanks Elfie, I just can't wait for it to be done and be home with our new son. I am afraid of everything that I read of- from hemorrhaging to my blood pressure going too low from the epidural. I...
Board: Pregnancy 09-23-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,425
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies ~ New Thread

Is anyone else scared out of their minds? I am so paranoid that something bad will happen either during birth or a c-section. I can't get the thought out of my head. My due date is Nov 7, but I...
Board: Pregnancy 06-23-2007, 04:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,859
Posted By melgag21
Re: November mommies...

We are having a BOY also! I am 20 1/2 weeks and they said everything looks good. Does anyone else not feel much movement? I'm not sure if what I've felt is him moving or not. And it's not very...
Board: Pregnancy 04-17-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,089
Posted By melgag21
Re: November Mommies...

Hello,

I will be 11 weeks tomorrow. My pants don't fit anymore but I did buy a whole bunch of maternity pants at Old Navy this weekend and it looks like they should grow with me!

This is our...
Board: Pregnancy 03-15-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By melgag21
Re: 5 weeks

I was 6 weeks yesterday and the only thing I feel is very tired. I found out 2 weeks ago and still keep taking HPTs just to make sure it's still there! Congrats to everyone here!
Board: Pregnancy 03-08-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,560
Posted By melgag21
Re: november mums

So, everything was fine I thought- found out last Tuesday I was pregnant- my HCG that day was 94. I think that was about 14 DPO. Then this Tuesday out of the blue, the doctors office calls and said...
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