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3/7/09 2:43 P

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I am so happy you are home and healthy. You are lucky that you got it early. You may want to ask your dr. about taking something like strontium for the year instead of the meds.

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3/7/09 10:51 A

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Happy your doing well so quickly!! Keep us up to date on your progress.

Cheryl

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3/7/09 10:02 A

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Thank you! My surgery went well. The Surgeon also ran a test to be sure my PTH went down and it dropped from 123 to 49:-) So I should be back to my old self soon. My endocrine Dr. said she prescribing Osteo meds for about a year to repair any damage done. I'm really feeling very lucky my problem was caught and taken care of so quickly. I'm hoping the tightness in my neck goes away fairly quickly. Its hard to chase my little guys around with my chin tucked down :-)

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MSDIANE's Photo MSDIANE Posts: 3,469
3/3/09 10:50 P

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Sorry it took me so long to respond but I just got home from work.
I had high calcium in my blood for years. They knew I had a nodule on my parathyroid but did nothing about it. I did not know at the time that high calcium in your blood work actually means you have to little calcium and your body is pulling it out of your bones and it ends up in the blood.
When I started getting kidney stones they decided to do the surgery.
The surgery was written up. Appearantly we have more than one parathyroid. The Dr. kept me open after he removed the parathyroid that was affected. He ran a blood test to make sure no other parathyroids were involved.
The night of the surgery I stayed in the hospital. They gave me morphine but I was not in a lot of pain. I went home the next day and didn't take the pain killers until bedtime. I think I took them one or two nights. I was back to work in a few days. It was not a big deal.
I wish I had it sooner. The waiting caused me to to develop osteoporosis.
Good luck to you. If there is any way I can help you please let me know. Diane

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3/3/09 4:35 P

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Hi MSDIANE,
How long was your recovery time? Thanks, Lisa

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3/3/09 4:25 P

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I was diagnosed after a routine blood test showed high calcium level. After a lot of follow up tests, my "bad" gland has been located and will be removed tomorrow. Hopefully my calcium will balance out. Most people haven't heard of the Parathyroid, I had never heard of it either. It has no connection to the Thyroid gland. I have even had to correct the Medical Assistant at my Endocrine Dr office! She wrote down on my chart "Thyroid, reason for visit" ugh! Thank you for the support :-) I will be looking for info on Osteo meds real soon!

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3/3/09 11:26 A

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I had to have surgery on my parathyroid a few years back. I had a growth on it. It also caused my osteoporosis though the doctors will not say that for sure. Good luck to you.

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3/3/09 11:17 A

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I,ve never heard of that. What is it? What are the symptoms? What kind of surgery do they do? I'll keep you in my prayers.

Cheryl

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3/3/09 9:14 A

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Hi, I was diagnosed with Osteopenia last week. Also diagnosed with Parathyroidism in November. I'm actually having Parathyroid surgery tomorrow! So this has been a busy few months filled with blood tests, bone scan, parathyroid scan,ultrasound, whew! Is there anyone else on this team with Parathyroid issues (the cause of my Osteopenia)?

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