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  1. My Dearest Sweet Susie:


    After talking to you on chat last night and having my daughter come home from college, what more could I ask for! ;) :happy-day:



    What a relief!!!! As each day goes by, hoping you'll feel better. Have a nice get together with your loved ones throughout the holidays. :happy1-by-lisa-volz:


    Take "special" care & warm hugs



    With Love,



  2. Hello Jo, Sweet, Amanda & Buttons, :)


    The last time I was weighed is visiting my rheumatologist July of this year. I was very pleased at the results. (96 lbs. a petite person & only 4'10"). Unfortunately, it gave me the excuse to eat a little more than I should. :( Now I'm afraid to weigh myself. Oh no!!!! I will avoid being weighed until I see my pulmonologist in Feb. 2012 and try to behave which won't be an easy task. Lol


    Take care all & hugs



  3. I don't know if this would be considered a hobby, but I love to socialize whether it being chatting or skyping with on-line friends. :emoticon-dont-know: A gift of gab. :P


    I enjoy reading the daily newspaper, novels, (1 of my fave author is Jodi Picoult), listening to classic rock and putting together large quantity jigsaw puzzles. :)



  4. Hi Jo,


    Not sure what happened, I made a comment on Zumba, but it disappeared. :(


    I commend you for taking this up. Before Kendel went off to college this fall, she was trying to pursued me to joining her amongst other young skinny 19 and 20 year olds. I don't think so; I am also uncoordinated, but I do love the Latin music, it's upbeat and peppy.


    Enjoy and have fun! Take care and (((hugs)))



  5. Hi Shelley,


    In Susie's chat this morning I made a comment to her and Jo, "I love the new look of the forum!" I'm excited to peruse over it. Thank you very much for working so hard and diligently for this new and exciting transformation. I would also like to thank other people who also worked with Shelley. I deeply appreciate it. :thank-you:


    Shelley - :you-rock:



  6. Hi Jo,


    Congratulations on your second anniversary! :emoticon-congratulations:


    I am honored to be your friend and you have helped me with medical issues when I was worried and didn't know what to do. You eased my anxieties. :emoticons-thankyou: Thank you my "dear friend" (((HUGS)))



  7. Hi Fragiledancer,


    I was diagnosed with diffuse systemic scleroderma in 1998 and my rheumatologist prescribed Prilosec once a day which I was continually having problems with indigestion. Then she increased it to twice a day,. It worked for a short period of time then lost its effectiveness. I was on it for six months, switched to Nexium once a day, then increased it twice a day and to this day, have not had any issues, except the annoying and tiresome ongoing cough. :(


    Best wishes on your results of your endoscopy and PH tests.


    Take care :)



  8. Hi Vickie,


    I will be thinking positive thoughts! :emoticons-i-care:


    Please let us know how you're IVIG treatment went today.


    Take care and gentle hugs, :emoticon-hug:



  9. I love all types of music.


    For a group, I enjoy Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx Supertramp, Pink Floyd, a few Rolling Stones, Doors, etc. There are more, but can't come up with them.


    My favorite musical is Sound of Music, Julie Andrews is awesome!


    Fave male is John Denver and Neil Diamond


    Fave female artist is Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion.





  10. Hi Jeannie,


    My 10 1/2 yr. old female Yellow Lab, Sunny would be in heaven catching carrot pieces or anything else she can get her paws into. :rolleyes:


    Thank you for sharing. :thank-you:



    Annie :VeryHappy:

  11. Thank you so much for responding Jo, Buttons & Susie. You all have been so very helpful to me and I deeply appreciate it.




    Jo - I will be reading the Digital Ischemia you provided. My rheumatologist suspects it is, but wants to be sure, so she felt the x-rays would be conclusive.


    Buttons - I feel my rheumatologist is an expert when it comes to various types of scleroderma. She is a research scientist specifically for scleroderma so I feel that I'm in very good hands with her and I trust her, most importantly, my husband Mike has high regards for her also.


    Susie - Oh my goodness! Am I ever relieved! I've lost sleep over this since I've spoken to the hand surgeon. It is nice to have a second opinion and know that my rheumatologist is an expert in her field when it comes to scleroderma.




    Special hugs to you all! :emoticon-hug:



  12. I saw my rheumatologist today who I see once a year and she is all for botox if it's warranted for sores that are big and will not heal. I thought I had a calcinosis on the tip of finger, but she feels it's ischemia, or some other type of sore, not calcinosis. She ordered x-rays on each hand taking three different images. The sore is not big enough to have the botox and for the ulcers on the knuckles the botox is not effective.


    I am relieved that I do not need the botox and hoping the sore will not become worse.