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#1 ShawMJ

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:06 PM

Hello everyone its been a while since I posted.Haven't felt at all like doing much of anything.Major stomach problems.Anyway a lot of you know that my hubby is on Aricept for memory problems.Today we both had appointments same dr.Now of all the news I hate to hear, he has diabetes.I am devastated.He showed no signs although a few times last year he was 'borderline'.Well he's done crossed that border! Starts taking meds in the morning,hospital is arranging a diabetics class for us to attend,At that time he will be shown how to use his meter and how often and will be given one that time as well.We stopped at store and bought fresh fruits and some vegetables as well.Tomorrow is 'clean the pantry day'.All sweets will be given to grandkids! Cold drinks are going as well. So please keep us in your nice thoughts.As for me - my sed rate had been hanging around at a good 8-10.Well today my internist said 'Mary,your sed rate is 131 ! I almost fell.He asked me how I had been feeling and I told him of the changed bowel movements (none) unless I take something and then it doesn't work and I wind up with an enema.The whole episode turns into a uc attack.I was very ill MONDAY.His exam was so painful and he wasn't rough its just that I hurt so much all over even this hurts! So now I have to have a barium enema,pft,bone density and various x-rays.The only good thing was I actually lost 6 pounds.Yeah! We will do a colonoscopy later as they have so many scheduled I wouldn't be getting one for a while so I brought home my jug of yucky stuff I will have to mix and drink! Theres no way I will be able to drink all that junk its too gross tasting! I will be doing all that at the end of May have to do it on hubby's days off.The dr said that even without the tests he knew the sd is doing a "major job'on my intestines.I started keeping a journal of my bathroom vists and how I would take a laxative,wind up with an enema and be really sick.Its been doing it since last year so hopefully I will soon know whats what.So sorry this was so long,its just that I needed to get this off my chest how scared I am with my husbands diagnosis,etc.He's always been there for me so now its for each other I take care of him as well as he takes care of me.We will get through this as we have all our other challenges.Hugs and smiles to all,and a smile even for MYSELF Mary- La.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 12:39 AM

Hi Mary,
Hugs to you and your hubby! It sounds like you have have quite a ride and are still on for a bumpy ride! Hopefully they will be able to get your hubby's diabetes under control. Please let us know about your tests.

I hope you are feeling better soon! The stomach issues are the worst. :(

Hugs,
Lisa
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:52 AM

((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))
Sorry to hear about the hubby and all the stuff going on with you still. I hope the classes help the hubby develop a diet that he can live with and that really helps keep him stable. A dear friend of mine struggled with that for a while after his Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, but now is doing very well. I sure hope you can get that digestive tract in line soon. Sounds like the doctor is really trying to help so hopefully y'all will find a solution.

You and the hubby will be in my thoughts.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 04:58 AM

Hi Mary,

It is good to hear from you, but I am sorry it is with all of your bad news. I am so sorry your husband has now been diagnosed with diabetes. I certainly hope the class helps and you can get it under control with diet alone!

Wow! I can't believe your SED rate jumped so high! Yikes! I sure hope all of the tests you have scheduled can show what is going on and you can get appropriate treatment that alleviates all of your GI issues. Please make sure you post and let us know what your tests show. You and your husband are in my thoughts and I am sending you lots of hugs!!

Warm wishes,
Heidi

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:13 AM

Hi Mary,

Sorry to hear of your many difficulties.

Regarding SED rate, if mine goes as high as 80 I usually feel so ill that I can hardly get out of bed - so I can't imagine 131! I hope they continue to monitor it, since it is a non-specific test (could go up for any kind of inflammation, even something as simple as a virus [though I'm not a doctor]).

Warm thoughts and best of luck,

Craig

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:58 AM

Mary,
Wow! You have got a lot on your plate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I send good vibes your way. :D Take care of you and your husband.
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:16 AM

Hey Mary,

Thanks for taking the time to get us up to date. I'm so sorry for all that you are trying to deal with right now. When it rains it pours!!!!

One thing at a time girl. You and your hubby will both be in my thoughts.

Sending positive vibes your way.
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:53 AM

Mary,

WOW- your plates are full! I'm sorry to hear about everything, but glad you can come here and get it off your chest. It really helps. Sometimes it seems like these forums and the great people who post are the only real support some of us has. The information is great and having the ability to sound off really helps! Your hubby sounds like a wonderful supportive guy and between the two of you, there is nothing that you can't handle!!

Best Wishes!
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 09:25 AM

Thanks so much all of you for your nice replies.I know this is the one place I can come where everyone understands the problems and we help each other cope.I will continue my 'one day at a time' thing thats how I cope besides having my friends here to help.Hope all of you are well and have a nice weekend.Smiles Mary