Rheumy Monday

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tjt6768
tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
edited 19. Jan 2011, 11:49 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi folks, just a reminder for pocket duties on Monday, got my Rheumy appointment.. Going to see Dr Martin about my hands and wrists, not getting any better so will be interesting to see what he wants to do... Have done all the physio so have a bit of strength back but the pain is just as bad if not worse, typing on here hurts but physio said it's a good way of keeping my hands supple...

Any support is welcome, will put my (for those of you who remember the 70's) my patch pocket flares on so you will all fit :shock: :grin::lol:
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good grief Penfold, the mental image that produces! You can count me in, what time are we off? I hope it goes well and that he has some answers for you. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks Del, DD.. I think my appointment is around half ten/eleven..

    Be there ore be square... Lol
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi, I'll be with you in spirit, but actually in the gym, but I'm NOT wearing '70's style flares!!!
    Not that I remember them.... :oops: :eek: :lol:

    The best of good luck. I have problems with my hands and wrists, so will be interested in what they can come up with.
    Lots of love Sue xxxx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi tony
    will get some stuff together so I can come on pocket duty

    juliepf x
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tony
    I will be there, hope they can give you some relief....might come in mi Hippy Gear...then you don't look out of place.....yea I know ..I am ancient :roll: :roll: :grin:
    Good luck
    Barbara xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks barbara, julie and sure.. We should just make it a 70's themed hospital visit... It would be a noggy idea, lol
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tony good luck monday ,I can't join the 70s I would fall over in my platforms these days .The sight of me in hot pants would make your pains worse. .....jilly
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Translation request: what is a 'noggy' idea? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Really good luck Tony! Will be thinking of you.

    Tilly xxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Tilly & Jilly..
    DD, dunt thi tork Yorkshire lass???? :shock: :shock: :lol:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tony :grin:

    will be reporting for pocket duty tomorrow morn. :!: was going to wear my afghan coat but still a bit whiffy (the coat not me!!) even after all these years....eh... so my much older sister tells me . :oops: :lol:

    I do hope the rheummy appointment goes well and that he will be able to offer you further treatment/ options.

    Good luck Tony!

    Iris xxxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Iris, I've purposely grown am afro over the weekend ad if by magic, mungo jerry style! Lol

    I had one of those coats at one point, it was smothered in pituli oil...

    Haha
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    You're bound to make quite a fashion statement ... like this perhaps?

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    Be with you tomorrow Tony. :grin:

    hope your back & knee injections last week are helping?


    Iris xxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I now look like a very pale member of Sly & The Family Stone! Lol

    Injections haven't shown much sign of anything as yet but they could take a while... The horrible flare up that started new yrs morning has more or less buggered off though, but I haven't really been kind too myself today, was demolishing furniture... Ooops..
    So I'm hurting a lot now... It will pass though.. And it needed doing, lol..
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm glad the flare has disappeared Tony. :wink: and I hope you will see some benefit from the steroid jabs.

    Why is it that the minute we feel in any way better we throw ourselves body and soul into all and every waiting task? only to suffer for it later. :eek: :sad: we all do it!

    Hope you have a restful night Tony after your 'demolition' derby.

    Iris xxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks hun... Painkillers ain't doing bugger all, took as many as I can so now it's a case of waiting till I'm so tired I can get some sleep.. Lol
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tony
    Will be reporting for pocket duties tomorrow but if I can go in the one without the smelly cheese that would be good. :lol:

    I hope the smashing of the furniture felt therapeutic at the time!!! :roll:
    Sadly another one who remembers the flares and the bad perms!!! I’ve dug out the platform shoes.

    Peace and harmony,

    Lv, Ix
  • Poppyg1rl
    Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tony,
    Good luck for today, hope it goes well. Poppy x
    'grá agus solas'
    'Love and Light' translated from Irish. X
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks to you ironic and poppy.. I will make sure at least one pocket is stink free! Lol

    I will be interested to see if he has anything to say about my lack of appetite and weight loss, I've last a stone and a half since about July/August...

    Will post this afternoon. Appointment is at half eleven.

    Cheers everyone. :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck, Tony, try not to dance around the waiting room, it'll send out the wrong message! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    can't help it DD, I'm in 70's funk mode... LOL

    X
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi tony

    Hope everything is going well, (I can't see I am at the bottonm of your pocket it is so full in here)
    Good luck

    juliepf x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Is that you then Julie??

    If you could just more over there - and hold your hands out I'll nip up and see if i can see anything.....

    Love

    toni xx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi folks, thanks for the support, it was a very confusing appointment though.. I will post details later as my hands are too sore to type and there is a fair bit to say..

    Thanks again..

    Till later...
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm back from my rheumy appointment and am more confused now than when I went in to be honest... This may take a while to type as I'm using the phone so I don't have to stand at the pc.. He's now totally turned around on what he said initially about the lack of spacing in my wrists even though he pointed it out to me on the xrays.. He then started going on about how my knees are bad and there are calcium deposits showing on the xray I had done beginning of last year, erm, no **** sherlock, I could have told him that was the case which is why I'm waiting to see the orthopaedic triage folk...I told him about how much pain I was in with my hands and that I get pins and needles a lot, and pretty severe too in both hands. He said he'd do a nerve study to make sure there is no nerve compression, if there is they'll try some injections.. He then wrote down on the form carpal tunnel syndrome.... I asked him, is it sero negative arthur in my wrists, he ummed and aaghed a bit then said, well yes but it looks more degenerative.... And went on about something with my bloody knees again... I just wanted to thump him by then.. I have an appointment in two months with the rheumy nurse so I can get the results of the nerve thing, so I assume that'll be done within two months... Looks liked I'm not going back to see him now... I'm puzzled.... I think OH will be coming with me in two months, as I have no memory or concentration I never ask the right questions if any at all.. oh is awesome at tackling doctors though. lol

    So I'm really no wiser at the moment, I do understand why he is doing the nerve test and checking for carpal tunnel, but why the 360 on the spacing issue.. He was the one that brought it up originally. Also told him that not long after starting the hydroxy my appetite started to disappear and I've lost almost a stone and a half, when I first saw him he wad insistent on me starting the hydroxy straight away and it would be long term, when I asked if it could be that causing the problem, he just said, oh, it could be, just stop taking them, see if that helps, doesn't look like they're doing anything for you anyway.. No mention of a replacement or anything. I think he wanted his din dins...

    I hope the above makes sense..

    Thanks again for coming with me, you could have piped up though when I was stuck for words, lol...





    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP