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#1 Clementine

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:52 AM

I have a concussion right now and I am wondering if this will "turn on" the scleroderma. I have noticed the last couple of days that my hands are a lot puffier and not so easy to make a fist. Other than that and the headache I am fine.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:03 AM

Hi Tangelo,

I'm sorry you have a concussion. It probably wouldn't "turn on" the scleroderma. But you might be taking medications that are causing fluid retention, or being less physically active, which can also cause fluid retention. Even though I have no medical training at all (and I am often wrong!), I think odds are pretty good that your hands will return to (fairly) normal as you recover.

I burnt my hand on the oven yesterday, and within minutes both my hands swelled up and thus curled in, just as a simple reaction to the inflammation. Today they are better, and returned to their mostly fairly normal state. The same things can happen to me from having too much salt, or inactivity, or some meds. But it is just a temporary thing, and not a steady progression of the illness affecting the hands, per se.

So, keep an eye on it (like, how can you miss, eh?!) and tend to the concussion, looking forward to feeling a bit better in the near future.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 08:19 AM

Oh Tangie, I am so sorry! How on earth did you get a concussion?

Love the new picture. Wish it were bigger so I can get a good look at your man! :)
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 12:02 PM

Sweet, you are the only one who is truly sweet. You get the big picture. None of the rest of us can get ours to that size. How did that happen. Being on the board has its rewards I guess. Jennifer what happened? Tell us the truth no fabrication. Ok! you can make up something if you want. But, we need a good story. I hope you are feeling OK by now. Sheryl
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 01:48 PM

Hey Tange,

How did you get a concussion?!

I just posted about my hands puffing up these past few days. No rhyme or reason. They have been relatively normal all summer. I was thinking weather changes. Just grasping at straws....

Take care!
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:13 PM

Hey Sheryl,

Actually it was a fairly close up picture, and it ended up WAY too big a file to put on here, so our handy dandy friend Shelley, cut it down to size for me and put it on here. :) Go ahead, take a new up close picture, I bet Shelley could take care of it for you!
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#7 Clementine

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:23 PM

I fell down the stairs to the basement and landed on my head. My husband called 911 because I blacked out. Thankfully, he was there and he took great care of me. I love him. I have always been afraid of falling down our stairs, as I am wobbly and also have that oxygen tube following me everywhere. I just have a headache, hematoma and body aches...LOL...other than that I am fine.

Barefut, my hands are really puffy, not to mention my wrists are sore from the fall. Shelley told me ibuprofen can cause puffy hands so I bet that is what mine is from.

xo,
Tangelo

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 05:28 PM

Jenn what happened! I'm so worried! I hope your doggies kiss you all better.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

Tangelo,

Well thank goodness you were not hurt worse! No broken bones. That's good! Thank goodness your hubby was there too!

Did you go to ER or did they take care of you at home?

So glad you're alright!

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:54 AM

ER. I guess if you black out it's best to go to hospital and have a scan.
See how bad you fried your brain :) I am not really wobbly, but I tend to lose my balance a lot.
Thanks everyone.
Jen