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    Hey All Thought I Would GIve An Update
    bj1208 posted:
    hi everyone! with Memorial Weekend coming up I wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Weekend - And special prayers for those Serving And Protecting Us -
    well it's been a wild roller coaster for me for the last couple of months - on 4/14 my mom went into the hospital (just for the night) to get her last stent implanted (we hope!!) - everything went very well.
    The my father-n-law (we have a 5 bedroom house) woke up one night having bad chest pains and took a nitro tab - well we didn't find out about it until the 5/1 (Saturday) so on Monday I called his heart doc and told him what happened - we get him in the next day for tests and the doc said he needed to go in for angioplasty (SP) so that was scheduled for Thursday and he came home Friday afternoon - then the following Monday he started coughing up blood - so I rushed him to the hospital (at 6:30am - running stop signs and red lights when no traffic) I did have my emergency flashers on and it was amazing and so wonderful they way people moved out of our way -
    he was in the hospital the entire week - they kept doing tests but could not find out where the blood was coming from - so they did the tube thing down the throat to look into the lungs (Thursday) - and while he was under he coughed - and there they found where the tear was - they catherized it (whatever u call it!) and he went home late Friday afternoon -
    now my mom is having pains - went and had CT Scan done - she does have gall stones but her pains are coming from plaque in her celiac artery. Her heart doc (same as FNL) is reviewing all her stent surgeries (started in 10/09 had 5 in at one time) checking all their reports etc with the assisting Heart Doc - she is not in any danger but lots of pain and she can only take darvecets and we should hear from them today on what needs to be done -
    now i had appointment yesterday with PM doc - the doc I usually see was let go the first part of May so now i'm back seeing the gal I originally saw last year -so I got her caught up on everything - main complaint is still pains in lower back, hips/knees and the nerve damage in both legs - we went over the notes from my old doc and also the surgeon I saw a few months ago and also that I can never have an steroid injections because it's causing damage in my hips/knees etc., so she asked me if I wanted this other shot? hummmm I told her that my other PM Doc said there was nothing I could have done - she looked at me and I could see the anger in her eyes - we also went over my meds - she said all he was doing was over medicating me (had me on 60mg ms contin and 15mg ms contin and 15mg oxycodone!) so now i'm just taking the 60mg ms contin and the 15 mg oxycodone - she also stepped out into the hall and spoke with the main head honcho about what was going on - she came back and said that the shot she is talking about has an anti-inflammatory med along with a numbing agent - i told her please please give me the shots - she asked where i wanted them - i said both hips and knees - so i went into another room and waited for the head honcho (owns the place) we started with the right hip - he gave me 3 shots in the main areas where it hurt and then they put a patch on it that has the numbing agent on it - OMG!! I cannot tell you how wonderful my right hip feels - I go back in on 6/1 to get shots in my left hip - then we will discuss doing the EUFLEXXA shots into my knees -it's a jell like stuff they inject into them - i cannot tell you that I am so excited and UPSET with my old PM doc that was released saying I could not have anything done - oh and also I can have the shots in my wrists too (anti-inflammatory and numbing agent) - gosh maybe even my back - this is great that I can have some relief now - will not last as long and steroid shots but IT'S RELIEF!! anyway just a long update! LOL hope everyone has a good Memorial Holiday.

    Take care - Joy ~~

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