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#1 Colleen



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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:58 PM

HELP! I read this blog all the time to get helpful tips and knowledge about our disease. Here's my twist. I've been on line a bit can't find any info.

I have CREST with pulmonary fibrosis, PAH, and a pacemaker. In Dec. I was diagnosed with stage 1-2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. I had been on cellcept since the previous Aug.

I started chemo mid january. I saw my schlero doctor. yesterday. She said I have aseptic fingers, probably caused from the steroids you get right before the protocol. She's doubling my revatio. She said it's like a pre-gangreen.

This is scaring me. Any ideas, info?? Thanks.

#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:23 AM

Hi Colleen,

I'm sorry you have so much going on healthwise. Do you think she meant "septic fingers"? That would make more sense. Septic means infected, whereas aseptic means not infected.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 01:26 AM

Sorry to hear about your fingers Colleen. I'm sorry I don't have any information for you but maybe one of the members here can help you.


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Posted 08 May 2008 - 01:12 PM

Hi Colleen

Sorry, I don't have any information on that either but like Karen said, I'm sure someone will.

That's interested Shelley, I didn't realize that either.
Sending good wishes your way!