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  • NYer
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    Hi Nikki!
    Glad to hear you're doing well (relatively speaking).
    All's fine here. I hope everyone else is doing well. Hayley, I hope your leg is healing.
    I'm on vacation, so I'm gonna keep this short.
    Hugs to all!
    -NYer

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  • NikkiB
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    Hello... how is everyone doing? Well as for me I've been up and down. Taking a lot of supplements and trying to manage my symptoms. My Doctor is wonderful and is doing all she can to get to the root problem. I'm still eating and not gaining but haven't lost either. Went back up to 123-125 and thats it. If I gain 2, I'll loose 2. Thyroid is ok, blood tests came back good for everything. My iron went up a bit from 6 to 17 with spatone. My immune systems seems better, don't feel as "sicky" anymore. No more fevers and infections. (cross fingers)

    Had a full checkup and guess what? I have two small fibroids that's benign. So that explains my weird cycle.

    All in all I've seen some improvements but I'm FAR from feeling like my old self. Still experiencing uneasiness in my neck, thyroid specialist says it could be the reflux which I totally understand because it effects my glands and throat but ive been feeling this before I was diagnosed with gastritis. My main concerns right now are my weight because I am eating, healthy... but eating (seeing a nutritionist) and my neck which i've had checked a few times since february and its alway benign reactive nodes and reflux but not as heavy as before. I still get dizzy and light headed, but not as bad as it was in July.

    Still taking absorbaid (I can't live without it now lol), DGL, Multi Vitamins, B12, iron, Slippery elm, probiotics and giving Pepzin GI a try! Oh and gaviscon at night.

    Thats my update I hope everyone is well!!! What a year.

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  • NYer
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    Hi Haze,
    I'm glad you don't have any bad kooties. It does sound like a lot of these things are from GERD. But what about the anemia issues? Did they link any of your symptoms to that?

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  • Hazeleyes
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    Hello ladies,

    Dropping by for an update. I just don’t know what to do with myself anymore and am become quite miserable . I got the results from my latest endoscopy with my GI did a few weeks ago. Everything looks good. Which is great but I FEEL far from good. My gastritis has healed and although I do show signs of GERD I don’t have any damage to my esophagus and my LES looks good. All healthy tissue. Biopsies came back, no H. Pylori, no Candida, no SIBO. Yet, I continue to have this awful acid in my mouth and pain radiating through my ribs and arms (which I have read can be due to GERD). Some things have improved. My tongue no longer burns, my ears are good and I have no burning in my chest. I continue to do the dance. One step forward, two steps back.

    I hope you all are doing well.

    xoxo

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  • hayleyBW
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    I really wish I could share some of this fruit with you NYer!

    For the record, I don't think my boss hates me but more like he wouldn't care if I didn't return as long as the clinic patients are seen by someone if you kwim. I know he views us all as dispensable without thought to the number of years and loyalty we have given them.

    I also don't think he organized this delivery for me. I am sure it was someone else who took the reigns on this and got everyone to chip in. My guess anyway because work admin (especially the head honcho) is notoriously frugal. But it is very nice anyway because it is always nice to have people thinking of you and wishing the best for you in challenging times.

    Have a good dinner!

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  • NYer
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    OMG! That looks delicious! Be careful with pineapple, though. Might be a trigger. I'm so hungry right now - I just ordered my dinner and then I looked at your fruit basket. ....om nom nom nom.....
    So I guess your boss doesn't hate you as much as you thought.

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  • hayleyBW
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    Hazel, Thank you and I'm glad you are doing better!

    I have an appointment tomorrow with the surgeon but I already know the answer about swimming. No swimming i for at least a few months. Incisions have to heal completely and too much risk. Oh well.

    Work just sent an amazing get well basket. I have to tell you I did not expect that at all. Lots of fruit and light and dark chocolate covered bananas, strawberries, kiwis, watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes and a balloon. Pretty.
    I have to laugh because everyone is sending me food gifts haha. Friends at the beach sent me this huge jelly belly assortment (I used to be a jelly bean fiend but not for many years) and I am getting so many food assortments. I am touched people care and tonight I was just so surprised because work is usually incredibly cheap. I cannot imagine what got into them but it is nice to feel appreciated and missed.

    Hope everyone else is doing well and enjoying a pain free summer as much as possible. I am hanging in there as best I can and looking forward to sometime in the (near I hope) future where I am feeling like myself and able to walk and bike again. And being as pain free as possible. I think right now the pain is still my biggest challenge.

    http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag149/MissyandGreg/20140730_191459_zps3fc74833.jpg?t=1406762216

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  • NYer
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    Hazel,
    I'm so glad that you're doing better. And you're welcome!

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  • Hazeleyes
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    Hello ladies.

    Haley...looked at the pics and agree with everything NYer said. I was expecting much worse. Don't worry about "complaining" on here. We all lean on each other at different times and most at the same time.

    Nyer... love the minions As always your info and instructions are awesome.

    Nikki..two steps forward, two steps back. I never was good at dancing (unless I had a couple of drinks ) .

    As for me at the moment I'm doing the dance. I added probiotics and have felt some improvement. I'm able to eat a bit more and my body aches are fewer. I still can't get a handle on my "triggers". I ate a pc of my sons apple the other day and I could feel the acid coming up my throat. My hubby has been making me vegie soups and I'm basically living off of that. I gained 4 lbs. 15 to go to look healthy

    Wishing you all a healthy week and some fun in the sun. (Haley, hope you get the ok to swim)

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  • hayleyBW
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    I am allowed to shower without the boot and have to keep it on otherwise. My last row of stitches are coming out next Thursday hopefully. I am trying not to get too hopeful but it would be amazing if the surgeon said it was OK to swim a few times a week once I am healed from the external incisions which might not be for at least a few more weeks. But the thought that I might be allowed to do that gets me excited and well I don't want to get my hopes up because he hadn't mentioned swimming as a possibility within the 3 month no weight bearing time. But my brain is in overdrive because my body is in under drive and I am uncomfortable not moving much. I had been a very active person up to the accident and my body is rebelling a bit. My knees are achey from inactivity and my mind is restless from not being able to exercise my body if that makes sense.

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  • NYer
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    Nice that he called you. That's good.
    Re swimming - are you allowed to take the boot off? Are you allowed to get the stitches wet?

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  • hayleyBW
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    NYer great info. Nikki, it sounds like you are starting to go down the right path and I hope you start to see increased improvements.

    Update: my surgeon called me just now at 8PM (Friday night) to see why I called. I am impressed as I wasn't expecting a call today at all with the PA not working and the surgeon being in surgery and it being Friday. He agreed the pain could be due to the manipulation yesterday but wanted me to loosen the boot and any bandages I have on (which I don't but I am sure he doesn't remember). He said I could take more pain meds also which I am doing because when the pain is intense it is overwhelming.

    I actually had a good day though as my girlfriend visited me and the visiting nurse came. I haven't heard from PT scheduling yet but hopefully they will call and set me up for next week so I can start the ball rolling.

    And LOL I remembered a question I wanted to ask my surgeon the second we hung up. I know I cannot do weight bearing for 3 months but I was wondering if I could start swimming to keep in shape? As far as I remember that is not considered weight bearing so I am hoping I can start that sooner than 3 months. Like next week haha. OK OK I have to be patient not my best virtue if you couldn't tell haha.

    Have a great weekend everybody!

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  • NikkiB
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    Originally posted by NYer View Post
    Nikki...you don't have a regular Gynecologist that you see annually for a full Gyn exam and Pap Smear?!? If you don't, you must. That really isn't an option for an adult woman. And...if I understood what you wrote...you can't just ask your internist during a physical to call a Gyn into the room to do an exam. They're specialists and they examine you on a very specific type of table. You can ask your internist to refer you do someone good or ask one of your friends if they have one they like.
    No I don't have one. My GP also did my Pap Smear for years, but since I've changed Drs. this year I will look into one! With Gynecologists, you need to be referred to one by your Physician here in Ontario. You need to be referred for everything lol
    Regarding Pap smears here in Ontario, they are only done every two years! Unless you have a specific kind of health history that would require you to have it done annually. That's what my (old) GP told me and apparently they want to change it to every 3yrs now or it is (are you kidding me????) I'm actually looking into that now~ My old GP wasn't the greatest doctor! but realized how bad he was this year! SMDH

    http://www.citynews.ca/2013/02/26/ontario-women-pay-for-annual-pap-tests-under-new-rules/

    And I didn't mean by me asking my GP to call a GYN into the room to do my exam lol.... I meant when I go in for my annual physical with my new GP, I will ask her to refer me to one.

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  • NYer
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    Nikki...you don't have a regular Gynecologist that you see annually for a full Gyn exam and Pap Smear?!? If you don't, you must. That really isn't an option for an adult woman. And...if I understood what you wrote...you can't just ask your internist during a physical to call a Gyn into the room to do an exam. They're specialists and they examine you on a very specific type of table. You can ask your internist to refer you do someone good or ask one of your friends if they have one they like.

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  • NikkiB
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    ok Thanks NYer!

    I have a Thyroid appt for August 21 so I need to wait a bit, and I'll ask my Dr. to see a GYN during my physical!
    Have a wonderful day NYer and everyone else! Its beautiful today!

    Nikki

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