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(update) Kathy Baker: Crest

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#1 Judy Devlin

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 02:22 AM

(Update) Kathy Baker: CREST - Systemic Scleroderma Two weeks later I was back in surgery where he amputated the entire index finger...


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#2 debonair susie

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:35 AM

Thank you for posting this information about Kathy, Judy.

Kathy, having seen the photo of your finger, I cannot EVEN imagine the severity of pain you had to have gone through :o OW, Ow, ow....

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 06:51 AM

Thank you for updating us. Kathie is a very strong woman and my heart goes out to her. I am so glad to hear that it has final healed and she is off all pain meds.

Best wishes to you, Kathie
Take care and stay warm,


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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:26 AM

The photo of your finger looks just like my toe. They will be operating again this Thursday due to bone infection.

I've been on Zyvox for the last three weeks. I've gotten vaginitis, thrush and diarrhea for most of that time. Yesterday, I developed a UTI infection and will be going to the doctors for treatment of that and pre op work up today for next Thursday's operation. I stopped taking the Zyvox as I anticipate the general practitioner will be prescribing something else for the UTI.

For a while, I would just st and cry.....now I sit, take a deep breath and laugh a little....it somewhat eases the frustration.

Believe me, I'm feeling a good portion of what you've been through. blessings and I hope all is well with you now.

It is what it is...........