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Board: Eye & Vision 08-27-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By Oleander53
Re: vitrectomy recovery

I had a vitrectomy in Jan 2017. I was wondering how you are doing?

Oleander
Board: Eye & Vision 02-13-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Oleander53
Re: ERM/Macular Pucker and Sudden Vision Loss

Hello Everyone, Good news to report!

I am now 4 weeks post op. My eye looks great, just started wearing eye make up again. I noticed my vision at night is much improved, in fact really clear...
Board: Eye & Vision 02-02-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Oleander53
Re: ERM/Macular Pucker and Sudden Vision Loss

Follow up, I am now 3 weeks post op and I saw my Doctor today. I feel good but am still a bit tired. It has been difficult to not bend over, no exercise, lift, sleep with head elevated, not drive...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-17-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Oleander53
Re: ERM/Macular Pucker and Sudden Vision Loss

6 days post op and I feel pretty good. The air bubble that was driving me insane is now gone, my black eye has appeared and my eye still looks pretty rough. No floaters as of yet. I do feel better...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-15-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By Oleander53
Re: ERM peel 2013, ILM peel now needed?

MyEye, It sounds like you have been through an ordeal and I am so sorry. I really appreciate you sharing this. I am very new to vision issues. I never dreamed I would have eye problems of any type. I...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-14-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By Oleander53
Re: ERM peel 2013, ILM peel now needed?

Hello,

I hope you will see this. How are you doing? I had surgery 3 days ago for ERM removal and lasering of scar tissue due to retinal bleed. My vision went from 20/20 to 20/100 rapidly in the...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-14-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Oleander53
Re: ERM/Macular Pucker and Sudden Vision Loss

Amy,

Were you ever given a reason for why you had this condition? I am so baffled. I am healthy, active and never had any vision issues. I am 63 but in good shape. I have two older brothers and...
Board: Eye & Vision 12-28-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Oleander53
Re: ERM/Macular Pucker and Sudden Vision Loss

I really appreciate your sharing your experience. Sorry you have gone through this!


I am weighing it all out right now. I went from 20/20 to 20/100 vision and no promise that it will be...
Board: Eye & Vision 12-26-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Oleander53
Re: ERM/Macular Pucker and Sudden Vision Loss

Thank you Rebecca, I look forward to what you find out. I saw a Retinal Specialist and had several tests done. One was for Occlusion. I get the results this week. I have been told I need surgery...
Board: Eye & Vision 12-10-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Oleander53
Re: ERM/Macular Pucker and Sudden Vision Loss

I see the Retinal specialist on 12/22 so I will find out if they can do anything to recover my vision loss. Any suggestions appreciated. Oleander
Board: Menopause 12-10-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,876
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Estrogen Dominance Post Menopause

Thank you for responding and I am sorry I am responding so late. Did not see that anyone responded. I must have missed the email notification.

I have been told that if you are not taking a high...
Board: Eye & Vision 12-05-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Oleander53
ERM/Macular Pucker and Sudden Vision Loss

Hello, I had a sudden vision loss to 25/100 and evidently have an ERM in my left eye. I had one 2 years ago in my Rt eye but with no vision loss. I am waiting to see the Retinal Specialist on the...
Board: Menopause 03-27-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,876
Posted By Oleander53
Estrogen Dominance Post Menopause

Hello,

I have not posted in a while. I am post Menopause and feel great but struggling with my weight. Have had some hormone testing done and I have a very high Estrogen and very low...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 09-21-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,030
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Undiagnosed, advice welcome

Hello,

You need to go back to your Doctor and ask for Thyroid tests T3 and T4 also Thyroid Antibodies. I noticed they only drew a TSH on you. Also you should ask for a DNA MTHFR Gene test. Has...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-20-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By Oleander53
Can a Thyroid heal itself ... Uptake Scan

;) Hello long time since I have posted on here.

I had Hashi's and hypo symptoms for 8 years. Multinodular Goiter and so on. I have been on Armor 4 Grains or 240mg for 7 years.

I go for an...
Board: Eye & Vision 04-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Pain around right eye anyone similar?

Hello,

I could have written your post. Almost word for word. Mine started SUDDENLY 12 days ago and I got floaters and a cloudy veil that kind of swoops over my right eye. I thought it was...
Board: Cancer: Bladder 12-20-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,791
Posted By Oleander53
Blood in urine and back ache/CT Scan

Hello,

I have not posted on Healthboards in ages. I have a few questions. I have not felt well for about 8 weeks. Tired and nauseated. Just not myself. I have been having left flank achiness and...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-30-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,594
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Alpha Gal Allergy, looking for T3 T4 non dairy non pork medication to replace Arm

Okay so I guess no one has any suggestions for a non pork Thyroid medication?

I spoke to a really nice, young Pharmacist today who was willing to work with me to compound a non mammal, non...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-28-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,594
Posted By Oleander53
Alpha Gal Allergy, looking for T3 T4 non dairy non pork medication to replace Armour

Hello Everyone,

Long time since I posted on this board. I have tested positive for Alpha Gal which is from a Tick bite. I have had the symptoms for years but just got confirmation with a moderat...
Board: Allergies 05-20-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Meat (mammalian) allergy

I came back with a Moderate High Positive for Alpha Gal. I already knew it would be positive. Now it explains so many things. I have had this a very long time.

I cannot eat Beef, Pork, Lamb,...
Board: Allergies 05-06-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Meat (mammalian) allergy

Hello, I developed a sudden beef allergy 2 years ago and had delayed anaphylaxis x 4 before I knew what was causing it. I was like how did I get a beef allergy? I am in my late 50's and have always...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-24-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,235
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Secondary Hypothyroidism? Advice.

Molly,

The policy here used to be if you were a medical person you could not or should not disclose that. I have gotten a warning before about it. It was explained to me that they wanted the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,235
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Secondary Hypothyroidism? Advice.

I felt so sad for you when I read your story. I also had normal labs for about 7 years or longer and felt like crap. All the hypo symptoms. Then nodules appeared on my thyroid and suddenly they...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-04-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,349
Posted By Oleander53
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-17-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,753
Posted By Oleander53
Re: How to calculate Free T percentages?

It is t4 free.

It is good to hear/see from you.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-17-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,753
Posted By Oleander53
Re: How to calculate Free T percentages?

I am a dunce when it comes to math. I have tried these calculations and they do not come out for me.
Can someone help?

T4 total 1.0 values 0.8 - 1.8

T3 total 102 ...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 04-13-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 44,947
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Bowen's disease non-HPV vulvar/labia skin cancer

Still good !!! Go for check ups at MD Anderson twice a year and so far so good !! Life is good. I hope this helps someone. Much Love to you all, Oleander
Board: Cancer: Skin 04-13-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,676
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Bowen's Disease

Hello, yes I have Bowen's and my Father had it.

I had a non HPV Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Bowens of the inner Vulva. I am doing fine. I have had numerous Basal Cells, Squamous Cell cancers. My...
Board: Sinus Problems 04-13-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,111
Posted By Oleander53
Large Sinus Polyp

I had a CT done of my head due to having Ocular Migraines and visual disturbances. All was normal except a "large Polyp in Right Sinus". I have an appt next Tuesday with a Specialist for a possible...
Board: Parenting Issues 04-28-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,439
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Adult kids sucking the life out of me

Honestly, I cannot believe that I have thought I can see why people disapear and end up on unsolved mysteries. Then years later are found living a completely different life. Maybe they felt...
Board: Parenting Issues 04-25-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,439
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Adult kids sucking the life out of me

Thank you Paula,

My oldest is now starting to say "how did you do it?" she just had her first baby and even though her situation is ideal with a great hubby it is an adjustment for her. The best...
Board: Parenting Issues 04-25-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,439
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Adult kids sucking the life out of me

A 21 year old, 23 year old and a 36 year old. Their father passed away years ago.
Board: Parenting Issues 04-21-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,439
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Adult kids sucking the life out of me

Sammy, Thank you so much. I am working on laying the hammer down on my kids. I appreciate all you wrote and shared, it meant so much. I do believe there are many of us in this situation.

I found...
Board: Parenting Issues 04-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,439
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Adult kids sucking the life out of me

Thank you so much and YES it did help very much. Great insight you have. I am starting to say NO more. I got married at 18 against my parent's wishes and they never let me come back home. Even when...
Board: Parenting Issues 04-05-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,439
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Adult kids sucking the life out of me

Thank you so much, really I cannot express the gratitude I feel towards you right now. I would hug you if I could. I have hit a low point. I feel terrible because my kids have been the best thing in...
Board: Parenting Issues 04-05-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,439
Posted By Oleander53
Adult kids sucking the life out of me

I never dreamed I would be here writing this. I love my children but they have grown in into ALL ABOUT ME young adults. They are breaking me financially and emotionally. I am so hurt and in shock...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 03-15-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 44,947
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Bowen's disease non-HPV vulvar/labia skin cancer

Hello, I am doing good. I go to MD Anderson Melanoma Clinic and Oncology Gynecology Clinic every 6 months now. I have asked to go to once a year and they say no not yet.
I have had several Squamous...
Board: Cancer: Skin 03-15-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,305
Posted By Oleander53
Re: "minor squamous cells cancer"....????

Hello, I have had Bowen's , Squamous cell and Basal Cell Carcinoma. My Father also had Bowen's. I also had a rare Squamous Cell Vaginal Carcinoma NON HPV. I am a patient at MD Anderson and doing...
Board: Birth Control 12-21-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,478
Posted By Oleander53
Mood Swings with Apri

I have a friend having horrible mood swings on Apri....seriously awful !!!

Can anyone else who had Moodiness trouble on Apri recommend one that they switched too and worked for them. I know...
Board: Cancer: Skin 12-12-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 63,622
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Dad - Melanoma

Hello and sorry about your Dad's condition.

My dad had a total of 6 melanomas from age 58 to the one that metasts when he was 93.....he also had an assortment of SCC, BCC's and Bowen's as I do. ...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 12-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,017
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Chia seeds (not from chia pet)

I use Chia seeds to supplement protien to my Vegetarian diet. I put them in water in a jar in the fridge and add them to smoothies.....Hope that helps.
Board: Immune Disorders 10-03-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,653
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease

I do not see your post.....Oleander
Board: Immune Disorders 10-01-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,275
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Cvid

Personally, I hate to be negative but I think we will run into a brick wall.

I am already so frustrated with the Doctors I am running into. I keep hearing an negative ANA means you are...
Board: Immune Disorders 10-01-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,653
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease

So may I aske how your Doctor's came up with this diagnosis? I will probably get this diagnosis myself.

Did any of you have ANA's done and were they neg or postive.

I am seeing a Rheumy and...
Board: Immune Disorders 10-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,275
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Cvid

Yes I was treated as a teenager for low immune system with Gammagobulin shots.

I think this has a huge impact on tests but many Doctors are not educated on it. I think when I show a elevated...
Board: Immune Disorders 10-01-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,275
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Cvid

Hello, Sorry about how you are feeling.

I developed some severe food allergies over the last 2 years. I mean I had 2 bouts of Anaphylaxis that paramedics had to be called. Itching, hives,...
Board: Immune Disorders 09-30-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,317
Posted By Oleander53
Re: New - IVIG - Reaction - Mucous Membranes very dry?

Yes slow infusion and frankly Gamunex has an excellent history. Your provider looks at reimbursement and each one has a different rate.....Take a look at a chart if you can. Also a liquid is already...
Board: Lupus 09-30-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 27,116
Posted By Oleander53
Re: Do you know when you're having a seizure?

I do not have a seizure disorder but I do know there are many different types. Grand Mal, petit Mal, psychomotor......Many people who have Grand Mals do not know they had them and become incontinent,...
Board: Lupus 09-29-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,538
Posted By Oleander53
H Pylori and Lupus

I am curious to know how many people have had H Pylori and then Lupus.

I was treated for H Pylori 6 months ago, I had had it a long time. All my GI symptoms went away. My Immunologist said there...
Board: Immune Disorders 09-29-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,317
Posted By Oleander53
Re: New - IVIG - Reaction - Mucous Membranes very dry?

Your dryness could be from Sjorgen sp? or Lupus........

I am being worked up for Lupus as we speak. I am praying it is not..

You can have a negative ANA and have any AutoImmune disease.

Yes...
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