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hannahleigh89 posted:
It's almost 11 in the morning and I still can't sleep. I got about an hour and a half but then my mom called to tell me that my doctor can fit me in tomorrow afternoon and now I can't go back to sleep. My throat's hurting, I have a terrible headache, and then of course I'm going back and forth to the bathroom quite frequently. Hopefully I'll be able to get some soon though...

I think I almost had a heart attack a few minutes ago. I let my dog out to use the bathroom and she started barking and took off running after two other dogs, both of which are much larger than her. I yelled enough that she stopped before she got to the road, but she was too close for comfort, and I'm amazed that the other two dogs took off as fast as they did. They could have way too easily taken her in a fight. So now I've got some chest pain added to the mix...

Hopefully my doctor will have some suggestions and things will get better soon. If not, maybe he'll at least give me some killer pain medicine so I won't know how terrible I'm really feeling, lol.
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arbob2 responded:
Hannah, I'm so sorry you're feeling so awful. Too bad you couldn't see your Dr. before tomorrow, but I guess that's better than not seeing him at all. I am glad that you are going to the doctor, because you have so many symptoms that could be, who knows, right? Virus, or part of Crohns, or whatever. But I'm sure he'll be able to give you something that will help.

As far as lack of sleep, boy that is my problem every single night. For the last 6 or 7 years, I very seldome have more than 4-5 hours a night. And now that my hip is SO SORE, I'm lucky if I get that because turning over in bed is so uncomfortable, and I can't lay on that side for too long. So, my days are dragging.

We're quite a pair, aren't we? But you know, we're both strong willed females, and we'll come through whatever we're handed, right?

Keep us posted honey, ok? We do care. But you already know that!!!!

Oh yes, my Maltipoo has "run" several times, and I can't chase her. So far she stops at the edge of the street, but it scares the bejeebers out of me. She's only 10 lbs. and we have a lot of larger dogs around here. She'd make a nice snack!!!!! We watch when we open an outside door, but she is so quick, sometimes she gets out. It is quite scary.
 
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hannahleigh89 replied to arbob2's response:
My doctor is only in on Wednesdays and Friday mornings, so it's a miracle there's room for me at all. He has my file marked priority 1 so I'm supposed to get in whenever I call, but I'm never sure how that's going to work out. I'm sure there will be a long wait tomorrow to see him... But that's okay. Hopefully it'll be worth it. My mom thinks he might put me in the hospital for dehydration. So if that happens, I'm not looking forward to it. At least I get an extra week to work on my speech that's due tomorrow... I'm only supposed to get one make-up speech but I'm hoping since I'll be at the doctor's that she'll reconsider.
 
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cook1958 replied to arbob2's response:
on totally another subject than IBD...........your hip. If you need a hip replacement please do it! My husband had all the sleep problems you are explaining........he had both hips replaced 2 months apart and it has been a miracle. It sounds like you have tooooo many other problems that can't be taken care of. Please consider it if that is an option. Sleep is to important, especially when dealing with IBD.
 
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arbob2 replied to cook1958's response:
Well, I had my left hip replaced over 6 years ago and my right knee replaced exactly 6 years ago (6 months apart), and I know the relief the surgery brings. And hip surgery is really easy compared to the knee replacement. I was amazed at how really simple the hip surgery was. I was walking unassisted (no cane or walker) within 2 weeks, slowly, but on my own, and feeling no pain whatsoever. I had to have physical therapy for 6 weeks after the actual surgery, but all in all, I'm certainly not afraid of the hip surgery, it's just getting in to see my surgeon....he's on vacation now, can't see him until April 21, and I wouldn't consider the surgery until after May 8, because my grandson is graduating from Eastern Ill. University on the 8th. So there ya go. I wouldn't miss that for anything. I'm sure I will be quite a sight by May!!! But I'll survive.

Thanks for your concern, I appreciate it very much. We can always rely on our friends on this site to support us. Again, thanks.
 
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Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
Has your doctor prescribed a sleep medication at all?
 
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hannahleigh89 replied to Louise_WebMD_Staff's response:
Mine hasn't, but I'm not certain you were talking to me, lol.
 
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hannahleigh89 responded:
To the doctor! If he doesn't keep me in the hospital, I'll let you guys know what he says when I get home. Wish me luck!
 
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kaj2313 replied to hannahleigh89's response:
GOOD LUCK HANNAH!!!!
 
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hannahleigh89 replied to hannahleigh89's response:
Welp. Colonoscopy Monday. I am dehydrated but he didn't seem too worried about it just yet. He ordered so much blood work, so I think he'll have more to say about that after my scope Monday. He also wants to put me on a steroid comparable to Entocort. He said it's a compound one of the pharmacists around here mixes. That's all the news for now.

Oh. And I have a heart murmur.
 
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Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to hannahleigh89's response:
Good luck with the colonoscopy.
 
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Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to hannahleigh89's response:
I was-since you wanted sleep-I don't know why it did say I was replying to you. Weird.
 
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hannahleigh89 responded:
Wee dehydration. I'll be missing school again today... That means I didn't go at all this week. Everything hurts and I'm real dizzy when I try to move.

I've had a cut/sore in my nose since like, Thanksgiving, and the stupid thing will not heal. It hurts so bad because my sinuses mess up fairly regularly and it burns when snot gets in it or when I touch it, so blowing my nose is awful. It seems to have gotten bigger and more painful since yesterday, so I wonder if the dehydration is making it worse.
 
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arbob2 replied to hannahleigh89's response:
Have you tried a saline nasal spray, Hannah? I get sores in my nose all the time. If I use the saline spray many times during the day (you can use it unlimited times!), it really does help. After I spray, I use a little vaseline in my nostril. This really helps it to heal. If after a few days of this it still isn't somewhat better, you probably need your doctor to prescribe something. You could always ask your local pharmacist for some advice. They're pretty good at doing that.

Good luck Kiddo. These sores are so darn frustrating and painful. By the way, mine comes from dry air in the house. We have a humidifier, but sometimes my husband "forgets" to fill it up with water....then the air gets so dry. This only happens to me during the winter tho...Illinos summers are so humid so I don't have a problem once the furnace is off!
 
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hannahleigh89 replied to arbob2's response:
Yeah, I have some nasal spray I keep around because of my sinus issues. It seems to help with the sinuses but not so much the sore. But I'll admit I haven't used it lately, so maybe I should get on that.


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