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Friday, May 24, 2013



Had to share this photo. My girlfriend and I got to giggling with the matching outfit I had to wear for the procedures....love the shoes!

I had the best medical care yesterday. Everyone was so nice and sweet to me. They put me to sleep so I didn't feel a thing. I then had to recover in a room for about an hour and half. While recovering the doctor(Hematologist) who did the bone marrow biopsy came in and sat for a long time and asked many questions. He felt for sure that I don't have a malignancy and had some other thoughts and might want me to get more blood work done. He was very sweet and kept saying that I was "too young and should not be so sick" that was so nice. And then my girlfriend and I were shocked when he stood up to leave and came to my bed and hugged me and kissed me on the check to say good bye. You don't get that in the states...not that kind of bedside manner. And the anesthesiologist was just too darn cute. He kept saying that he was going to "take care of me" and I would feel nothing. He said "lots of tequila for you!".
I am so glad that is over with and we can just get the results.

Now I have to figure out what to do with this pain in my butt/leg. I went on line as recommended by a sparks buddy and looked up Piriformis syndrome and it sounds exactly like what is going on. Bummer. Shoot. I just don't need this now on top of everything else. I want to be able to walk the dogs but more importantly walk all around Disney World with the grandkids. I am hoping that this is a temporary flair up. Darn it! I will research and see what all I can do about it.

One other little bummer is that the autoimmune drug I was on that was working so well wasn't available to refill. They are having trouble getting it. So the doctor recommended something else which shocked me to find out how much it cost. It's like $400 dollars for 50 pills and I have to take 2 per day so a 25 day supply. Yikes! These drugs are drugs you take if you have had an organ transplant. Oh well it is what it is.
I do hope you all have a terrific day.
Sallie
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  • v ASHLEYGILLE
    OMG, you even look good wearing a hospital johnny! ;)
    xo
    1093 days ago
  • v DIANAOR1
    Looks like they took well care of you! Best of luck on your results. Sending prayers your way!


    1096 days ago
  • v JANIEWWJD
    You look beautiful, even in the hospital gown!!!! Now that's fashion, LOL!!!!
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    1096 days ago
  • v DAZZEEDOO
    Glad You are getting such good care!
    Too bad about the meds costing so much, hopefully You'll be able to get the other ones next time.
    PMFISH mentioned a massage therapist and pressure points. My husband bought a book and pressure point tool from Amazon=The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, Second Edition- as he has back pain due to the work he does. It took some reading, but he has been able to massage his own trigger points with the tool, and has gotten a great deal of relief from this. I've also read another Sparker who wrote about a sponge roller. If you do a search on sp with the words sponge roller sciatica- you will get find some other blogs that talk about this.
    Take Care!
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    1097 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    You look great in that gown Sallie. Glad your
    doctors are so caring. You sound so much better.
    Hang in there - hopefully it won't be too long
    before you know exactly what the problem/s are.
    I pray that you will be ready to rock at Disneyland. emoticon emoticon
    1097 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    I hope that you have good results. emoticon
    1097 days ago
  • v BUTEAFULL
    lots of tequila for you
    love it!!
    1097 days ago
  • v ALEXSGIRL1
    love the pic your rock that gown. sorry to hear about the cost of the pills I was on those for about a year as we were trying to get my eye disease into remission so I can keep my sight so far so good. happy you have nice doctors hugs
    1097 days ago
  • v MOBYCARP
    That photo belongs in an album with your fashion show shots. You could have a bit of fun writing the captions to tie the album together!

    The medical process can be a drag, and can get costly; but it's so much better news than not knowing what's wrong. I'm glad to hear you're making progress on dealing with the medical issues.
    1097 days ago
  • v MIRAGE727
    Cute! I had a little procedure this afternoon and all they gave me was a sheet!
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    Have a wonderful weekend, Sallie!
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    1097 days ago
  • v MEADSBAY
    Only you, Peanut, looks cute in a hospital Johnnie!
    I bet you irritated something in your gluteus maximus (or, in your case, minimus) by walking the dogs so long after being laid up so long.
    Learn some deep stretches and ICE it (I know heat feels better but ice works better).
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    1097 days ago
  • v STRIVERONE
    Wow! They could probably throw you in a mail bag and you'd still manage to make it look glamorous. As always, "Get Well Soon."
    1098 days ago
  • v PEGGYO
    when are you going to Disney World?
    1098 days ago
  • v PMFISH
    If you can find someone (massage therapist) that knows trigger points it will help tremendously to relieve your pain. Don't forget the ice packs for 20 minutes at a time. Cute picture.
    1098 days ago
  • v HAWTGRANNY2014
    So glad you sound better. Once it is all over and they make sure of all things that are wrong you will feel much better. light and love. Pam
    1098 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    You are the only one I know who couls rock an operative gown! LOL

    I am glad you continue to get answers. Hope that the "butt problem" clears up. Such a pain in the . . . well you know!

    HUGS and hope you get some relaxation in.
    1098 days ago
  • v LIS193
    Cute pic! So glad it all went well and you were cared for so nicely.
    Ouch on the pain in the butt, hope it eases off a little..
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    1098 days ago
  • v ELLENIRENE
    You've gone through so much---you can get through this, too
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    1098 days ago
  • v GAYEMC
    That pic is just too darn cute!
    1098 days ago
  • v CAPECODBABE
    Sounds like they are taking good care of you!

    Hope you pain free real soon!
    1098 days ago
  • v PHATPAT18
    Great photo, now I hope the test results are great too.
    1098 days ago
  • v WENDYSPARKS
    I wish you good luck with the results...I praying for you to get better.

    hugs, Wendy emoticon
    1098 days ago
  • v PICKIE98
    I did not realize yesterday, your exact situation. Sorry..
    pain in the butt can be a very deep one or irritated nerve endings.. Ihope your is just temporary..


    As far as the cost of those meds, it is a dirty shame that the drug companies must gouge people for their patents. On the other hand, maybe $400 will not sound so bad if you put it in perspective: Protection from outside invaders, making you very sick and very incapacitated.
    Praying your pain subsides soon.
    1098 days ago
  • v AMARILYNH
    Sorry about the hip pain - I sometimes get something perhaps similar that feels like it is near the spot where the leg joint is. I think before you mentioned walking your dogs up a hill? Sometimes when something is hurting (for me its usually a knee) I find that avoiding hills as much as possible (which is impossible to completely do in my neighborhood) helps it get better? Failing that a visit to my chiropractor.

    I only read about this new procedure just now - glad that is behind you!! I vote for them to find something definitely wrong but that is now behind you. A firm diagnosis would be good (but only one that is over or quite benign!!)
    1098 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    Sallie I can see this being THE next fashion on the catwalks of Milan, Paris, New York and London! emoticon You look cute hun.
    Glad you came through it okay and it sounds like the doctors are very attentive, good sign!
    Such a bummer the drugs are scarce and expensive and you have another problem to add to your dilemma emoticon emoticon emoticon .
    But you know what? You come through so much already, I know you'll get through. Keep positive hun, you are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery
    1098 days ago
  • v SLENDERELLA61
    Thanks for sharing the photo. You have a great attitude and, of course, look so good! Sure hope you feel as good as you look very, very soon. I've been reading up on piriformis syndrome, too. Sure hope it straightens up soon. Disney can be a great place for lots of walking -- of course they do have motorized vehicles available, too. Keep positive. You are a great patient! Be proud of yourself. -Marsha
    1098 days ago
  • v CIRANDELLA
    So glad to hear the good news, Sallie! I'm glad the doctor's pretty sure you have no malignancy. NOBODY ever looks good in that hospital attire, but it must be said - you really do it justice! You look magnificent! I would go to an orthopedist to make sure you do have piriformis syndrome. He or she can then prescribe the appropriate physical therapy, and it does help. A friend had it, which is how I learned the little I know about it. All the best! - Susan
    1098 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
    Cute picture! As long as the medications work and you feel better, it is definitely worth the cost. HUGS!
    1098 days ago
  • v BOOKAPHILE
    Loved the photo, Sallie, and I'm glad you came through OK! I'm sorry to hear about the drug cost and availability as well as the new pains. You've really been through it! emoticon

    1098 days ago
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