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Rena

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Friday, January 17, 2014 10:46 AM
Elaine, that is frustrating, isn't it? I'm lucky that I have long arms and am double-jointed, but when it's in a tough place, I use bigger bandaids--the bigger patch style--so that I have a better shot of getting the gauze part over the wound. Good luck! I suppose that's one way to meet new neighbors! 
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Friday, January 17, 2014 12:13 PM
Oh I remember now Elaine and was speed reading and thought you'd had a bone biopsy at first!!!:)
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Friday, January 17, 2014 1:48 PM
How bout your trainer?   

You could walk down the hall topless until someone politely asks 
," can I help you".  Just be sure to have the bandaid in hand.


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Re:The waiting room!!! - Friday, January 17, 2014 2:33 PM
Great idea Sharobma! HA HA

Actually I went into the lab this morning and I asked my friend to do it.  Don't know what I'll do tomorrow, but one day at a time, as they say :)

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Saturday, January 18, 2014 4:44 PM
To Tina,

Good luck with the biopsy.

I have sleep apnea found via a sleep study because I was always tired.  Woke up tired.  The study showed that I never went into a deep sleep.  I would stop breathing and the brain would wake me, fall back asleep and round and round it would go.

Used a cpap device since 2007 and truthfully couldn't live without it.  I can imagine how tired I would be if I didn't have it.  Go for the sleep study.

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Monday, January 20, 2014 9:34 PM
Thanks, DJ

Heard back from the doctor's office.  The biopsy and the polyps are both negative.  Great news.  Now I just carry a large bottle of Galveston (sp?) antacid for the next time the pains hit.  


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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:12 AM
Thats great news Tina!!
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:17 AM
Tina - happy biopsies negative, but were they able to diagnose?  I don't think one can keep taking antacids...they have their side effects as well.

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:20 AM
Rena - I'm not ignoring you....just realized I hadn't responded to your pain from the endosocopy.  Hope all that gas has escaped and we can stop calling you the "old gasbag" lol.  Gosh, remember that word?  Haven't heard it in ages...guess I'm pretty old too - ha ha.

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:20 PM
Not feeling ignored, Elaine, but thanks (I think). You're right about the side effects of long-term antacid use. I have that issue, but I have no choice unless I want to suffer constantly. I have a 5 cm long hiatal hernia, and unless I have it surgically repaired (which has its own side effects), I will have to take Rx antacids indefinitely. One result is the change of the environment in my stomach, which makes absorption of B12 and other vitamins difficult. Luckily, I have a very proactive internist, who got me on sublingual B12, and within a month, my B12 went from 200 to 575. I felt the difference, too--less fatigue, less depression. So, Tina, if you do find yourself on antacids long-term, do pay attention to your B12 and D3 levels and make sure that you're supplementing if necessary, and perhaps try sublingual vitamins if you have absorption problems.
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
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BRCA2-positive
Dx 1986 IDC ER/PR negative 22 positive lymph nodes
CMFVP chemo weekly for one year, 7 weeks radiation
October 2007: New chassis and spark plugs!
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