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update on sil

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

sil called to say her doc called with cancer markers...1000. they just keep going up. i don't know what the next step will be...just hope there is a next step. we took her in for her bone scan today.

at least her liver and kidneys are still doing good.

thx for all your prayers.

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MRE1956 4/18/2012 7:04AM


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ANGORA4 4/13/2012 10:30PM

    So impressed, you have bad news, but you can also see good news in the midst of it. Praying for your family.

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SUETINGE 4/13/2012 4:49PM

    I'll definitely keep her in my prayers.

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NELLZIE04 4/12/2012 10:21AM

    I will keep her in my prayers. Thanks for keeping us updated. We are always here for you!

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DOOBRIE 4/12/2012 2:35AM

    I shall keep your SIL and her family in my thoughts.

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-SEVEN- 4/11/2012 8:23PM

    I will keep praying for her Courti- thanks for updating us. I can see how much you care for her. emoticon

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IRISHMUM3 4/11/2012 8:11PM

    I will keep saying prayers for her and for you.

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finally, surgery date and...how ironic is that?

Monday, April 09, 2012

dh and i we went in to the hand doc office to see why hold up on scheduling hand surgery. they've been contacting my primary doc for bloodwork results (save getting it done again). we went to primary and got report and took back to hand doc. i have to go off the advil i was taking for swelling and pain. (the doctors assist said to take 3 advils after breakfast, lunch, dinner and b4 bed. that's 12 pills...it did okay with pain and did great bringing the swelling down!!!

surgery date will be this thursday.

had time to waste so, we went home b4 going to eye doc appt. i noticed right eye had redness, like broken blood vessel. went to eye doc...it's a hemorrhage and reason.......to much advil...how ironic is that?!!

anyhow, since i have to be off advil b4 surgery they scripted for a pain pill, non-blood thinner and was told to do lots of icing on hand for swelling. don't want it to get as swelled as before or they won't do surgery.

have to go tomorrow for ekg.

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DISPATCH91 4/15/2012 8:10PM

    bless your heart, sometimes you can't win for losing

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AIMEESINGS 4/11/2012 8:45AM

    Glad you got a surgery date! Will be praying for you! How funny about the advil! I didn't know it can do that!

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-SEVEN- 4/10/2012 11:47PM

    Glad you can get to the surgery soon, Courti. I hope they can fix it up for you, and your recovery goes well! Sorry you have to go through all these tests before too. Isn't that something about the advil- that does seem like a lot of advil though.... I guess I'm not surprised.
Good luck! emoticon

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MATER88 4/10/2012 6:39PM

    I'll be thinking of you on Thursday. Hope all goes well.


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SUETINGE 4/10/2012 12:04PM

    Wow, definitely keep an eye on things. Thurs. will be here before you know it. I hope everything goes well.

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ROCKYCPA 4/10/2012 10:21AM

    Hope your surgery goes well & you have a speedy recovery!

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ANYA_ONION 4/10/2012 7:50AM

    Surgery is this Thursday, so just a couple of more days and then you'll be on the road to recovery. Hope is all goes well and that you heal fast. :: hugs::

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DOOBRIE 4/10/2012 2:16AM

    Wow, I'm surprised you could take that much Advil anyway - gives me indigestion! Sorry it caused a hemorrhage in your eye and hope your surgery goes alright on Thursday.


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MAGGIEVAN 4/10/2012 1:45AM

    Not fun!!! I trust it will be a great sucess and that you won't have more problems with it all. Take care of yourself.

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ANGORA4 4/9/2012 11:26PM

    Glad they discovered the source of the eye problem before it got worse. What a blessing, but so sorry the treatment caused it. Praying for a quick recovery.

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DANCERGIRL1229 4/9/2012 10:29PM

    I am so glad that you finally going to get your hand taken care of! I will be sending my thoughts and prayers your way this week!

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STLOUISWOMAN 4/9/2012 9:42PM

    I hope your surgery goes well & you have a speedy recovery. Hope your eye gets better real soon too! I'm really sorry that you're having so many health issues right now.


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LINDA! 4/9/2012 8:21PM

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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IRISHMUM3 4/9/2012 8:00PM

    Sending lots of hugs and prayers that all goes well this week. So glad you got answers and a scheduled date. Rest up and take care!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/9/2012 7:56PM

    Oh, Courti... if it's not one thing, it's another, sweetie. Hang in there & keep a close eye on that hand. Sending prayers & my sweetest/best thoughts to you, dear friend.

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NELLZIE04 4/9/2012 7:48PM

    I hope everything goes well with the surgery. Hopefully it will be an easy procedure with no complications! I am glad they are fixing everything so that you wont be in as much pain soon!

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cutting back on typing

Thursday, April 05, 2012

oky, i'm going to have to limit my time on the pc.

i'm already doctoring the left-hand and feeling some twinges in right. started feeling little pain betweem wrist and elbow, too.

i'll try to pop in, but really have to take better care of my hands.

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SPARKLEMAMMY 4/7/2012 10:43AM

    Look after your self emoticon

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-COURT- 4/6/2012 9:31PM

    nims, dh's hunt and peck is worse than mine lol
i ad 33 years of typing not counting at school.

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NIMAWEYGH 4/6/2012 3:44PM

    Courti I think the voice keyboard is going to really do you justice. I do not like the mouse pad on the laptop so use an external mouse but Anna is right it might give you more computer time.

Sure hope you find something to help, think you could bribe the DH to do all your typing......................LOL


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IRISHMUM3 4/5/2012 4:36PM

    Rest up. Heal. Know that I am sending you lots of hugs and healing thoughts.

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ANYA_ONION 4/5/2012 10:39AM

    Courti, I find that it is the mouse that causes the most problems with me. Do you have the option of a touch pad? I don't like the touch pad because it is so slow compared to the mouse, but it is a different motion so it may give you a few extra minutes of computer time. Also a splint may help too. I've had a few jobs where I've done repetitive motion and have consciously taught myself to keep my wrists straight, a splint could help you to learn how to do things with your wrists straight. You're right though, staying away from the computer altogether will probably help the most. I'll miss you, but it is much better to take care of it now rather than end up with both wrists in a cast. emoticon

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VIAFREE 4/5/2012 10:27AM

    Hope your hand and wrist gets bette. Rest is the best medicine

hugs shel

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JCBURROW 4/5/2012 9:42AM

    Hi Courti-- To follow-up on what Honey-Hairpins suggested: My dyslexic husband swears by "Dragon Speaking Naturally" products.

Has your doctor suggested night time splinting of your wrists to prevent them from turning into themselves when sleeping? I definitely feel a difference when I don't wear mine.

Anyways, I'll be praying for you and certainly hope that you can get back to feeling better soon!

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DOOBRIE 4/5/2012 9:30AM


Poor you - I hope you can find a way round it.


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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/5/2012 9:03AM

    Which version of Windows are you using, i.e. XP, Vista, Windows 7? If you're using an Apple computer, I don't think I'll be able to help.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/5/2012 8:26AM

    Courti, you NEED a voice keyboard software program. Many people with physical challenges use speech based applications, even people who are deaf or have vision handicaps & you don't always have to sit in front of the computer to get what you have to say- said either.

You plug in a microphone after you download the program. I've got one set up that I haven't *played* with enough, but I'll get more info to you ASAP. You basically dictate what you want to say (with a few aggravating commands, but, hey... this development took yrs of research & it's, at least 90% AWESOME).

For now, do a search on "voice keyboard software free download"

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The meaning of Easter - What does it mean to you?

The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ's victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.

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IRISHMUM3 4/5/2012 4:40PM

    Happy Easter, dear Courti! We are truly blessed.

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TRUNKJUNK 4/5/2012 11:55AM

    Amen, well said

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STLOUISWOMAN 4/4/2012 11:17PM

    Courti, I completely agree with you. Unfortunately, I realize that all people don't know or agree with that & that while I may be able to change their minds, there's no guarantee of that.

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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trapped tendon???

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

my doctor i'm going to for my hand says i have a 'trapped tendon'. i can't find hardly anything on that, find plenty on trapped nerve.

has anyone ever heard of a trapped tendon in the wrist and thumb?

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NIMAWEYGH 4/6/2012 3:42PM

    Okay gal just brace for the surgery, get it done and over, then it is time for healing and PT and you will be right as rain. Praying for you through all of this.

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CLAVINOVA 4/5/2012 12:05PM

    Sorry I haven't - having trouble with my legs right now so thought this might be something to do with that. Good luck in taking care of this.

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ROCKYCPA 4/5/2012 11:25AM

    Well whatever it is I hope it heals quickly!

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STLOUISWOMAN 4/4/2012 11:25PM

    Don't know what it is, but hope you get better soon!!

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-COURT- 4/4/2012 7:36PM

    figured it out. i put the links into a document so it is all on one line.
roxy, looks like mot had the surgery. i know the shot would take the pain away...after the pain of the shot, but it won't untrap the tendon. thx for the link.

thx everyone for your help and links. you are all so great. if you have a problem...blog about it. so many helpful sparklers out there!!!

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ROX5CAR 4/4/2012 6:48PM

    Courti- I found this link and hope it helps......... http://www.mamapedia.com/article/in

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-COURT- 4/4/2012 6:39PM

    why don't they let you post links on blogs comments????

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MATER88 4/4/2012 6:22PM

    That's definitely a bummer. MaryAnn emoticon

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--MAY-- 4/4/2012 5:44PM

    OH Courti!! Well, now you at least know what it is. Did they say they could do anything for it?

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/4/2012 4:27PM

    This site is one of those excellent 'go to' sites, Courti. Another name for 'trapped' tendons, whether they're shoulder, knee, elbow, hip, hand... etc., is Bursitis. I think it's trapped air. Anyway, this site is like having your very own private doctor in the house!! LOL!!


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-SEVEN- 4/4/2012 2:57PM

    here Courti- take a look at this for the "official name" for trapped tendons. Maybe this will help in your search!

It's called: Subacromial Impingement- for trapped tendons in the shoulder- subacromial = shoulder, so yours must be some kind of impingement of the hand?

Oh! Also take a look at your doctor's receipt and see if they list a diagnosis code# - then you can look the code up and see what the official term is. For example, if you search on "diagnosis code 250.00" you will see that is the code for diabetes.

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-SEVEN- 4/4/2012 2:51PM

    hmmm.... maybe there's another name for it.

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-COURT- 4/4/2012 2:14PM

    the doctor called it trapped 'tendon'.

my mom had a trigger finger i remember. it was her 'bird' finger too. had to put a thinging on it for so many minutes a day, supposed to straighten it out...didn't work.
my trapped tendon is in my thumb and in the side of my wrist.

it is just strage that there isn't anything online about it.

thx for input.

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DOOBRIE 4/4/2012 2:08PM

    From the BBC

"the pain experienced by repetitive strain injury sufferers may result from the nerve being trapped or compressed by tendons in the wrist, which are known to swell up if over-used".

Hope that helps.


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ALYKAT_B 4/4/2012 2:03PM

Hi! I'm sorry you're suffering from this.

It sounds like it could be what's known as "trigger finger". Years ago someone pushed back my finger and afterward it felt like it was stuck whenever I tried to bend it. I had a cortisone shot put into the area and it was fixed.

I hope that helps your search.

Feel better!!!

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