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#1 dslymtch

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 07:35 PM

Hello Everyone,

I'm from Australia-62 year young wife, mother, daughter, sister etc.

I'm due to have my 2nd operation for a mass on my spine due to Scleroderma and was wondering if anyone else has experienced this? I've had crest for 2+ years now have systemic Sclero.

Life sure has changed but I'm doing okay.

Hugs to all,

Dsly

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:18 AM

Dsly,
Welcome to the forum. I am sure you will find a lot of answers to your questions. Is the mass on your spine calcinosis? I hope your second surgery solves the problem.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:03 AM

Hi Dsly

Welcome to this helpful and informative forum. :bye:

I do hope the surgery on your spine is successful; I'm afraid I can't advise as I don't have any experience of your problem although like you I have Systemic Limited Sclero; unfortunately mine has affected my lungs.

I'm looking forward to reading your posts. :)

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#4 dslymtch

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:46 PM

Hi Miocean,

It is written as synovial osteochrondromatosis? Last time it was on my lower back encasing the sciatic nerve and was almost completely removed.

This time it's on my cervical spine and doing a good job of wrapping around the nerve exiting from c7 and affecting my arm.

My legs don't move as good as they used to, due to nerve damage with the back operation.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:49 PM

Hi Joelf,

Thank you for your welcome. Sorry to hear about your lungs.

How does this affect your life? All my internal organs are good thus far.

Have a good day,
Dsly :thank-you:

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:40 AM

Hi Dsly,

Welcome to Sclero Forums! Synovial osteochondromatosis is a form of soft tissue calcification, which is a form of calcinosis. I mention that because many people here will be able to relate to calcinosis. I'm sorry you need to have another surgery on your spine. I send best wishes to you for a successful surgery and recovery!

Meanwhile, you have graduated from the Welcome forum into the Main forum now, so I am moving this topic there.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:05 AM

Hi Dsly

Thanks for your enquiry; :thank-you: I have received excellent treatment in the form of 6 cycles of IV Cyclophosphamide which did a lot to remove some of the inflammation on my lungs. Sadly they will never be perfect but I still manage to have a fairly good quality of life despite the fact that I am now absolutely paranoid about catching chest infections which always now go straight to my lungs. :unsure: :(

I'm very fortunate that I don't (as yet!!) have the gut involvement that some members have to deal with; I'm not ecstatic about my lungs being damaged but I don't think I could deal with bowel problems!! ;)

I do sympathise with your back problem; it sounds as if it's very painful. Here's hoping for a successful outcome to your surgery and a good recovery. :)

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:14 AM

Hi Dsly,

I have the lung involvement. What were you original symptoms for the back problems besides pain? I am curious because I can not stand very long before my back knots up and I have to sit down.

My daughter is checked periodically because she has Osteochronditis. I never connected this to any disease. She had one removed from her knee and one in her uterus. I guess I will have to do some reading.

Please let us know how you are doing. Welcome to the group.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:16 PM

Hi Dsly,

Somehow I missed you sneaking into our forums, without giving you a proper welcome! I'm sorry that your CREST has has been causing such problems with your spine. I've never run across anyone with this particular problem before. I do wish your up coming surgery to be a success!
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:59 PM

Hi Dsly

Sorry to hear that you need yet another surgery on your spine. Just wanted to wish you good luck too and a speedy recovery to go with it. I hope you keep us updated on how you are doing. Take care.
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:10 AM

Hello Dsly
Good luck with the spinal surgery.
I have a cyst on my spinal cord, called a syrinx, also at c6 - 7. The doctors haven't told me if its related to my systemic sclero. My internal organs are all affected by the connective tissue thickening, but I'm a lot better since diagnosis and starting on Cellcept (Mycophenolate mofetil) just over a year ago.

Let us know how you get on.
Hope you send some warm sunshine our way soon. Its too cold in the uk!
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