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Calcium Lump Removal

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I am seeing the consultant about removal of three calcium lumps on my knees on Thursday - have to say they are the least of my problems and it really is more about vanity, however they do bleed when I catch them

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Hi Tina,

 

I do hope that your consultation for your calcium lumps goes well on Thursday. Even though you've got other Sclero issues, it's still nice to get some of the problems resolved and the lumps must be very painful when they bleed.

 

Do post again and let us know when you have the operation. :)


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I have thought if my finger is still mucking about next year I thought, you know. I will ask to have the end removed or end of my finger chopped off .

Maybe that would be the end of a sore finger that has to be covered up :emoticons-line-dance:

 

But how many more lumps am I growing? :great: Ha ha I will end up with stumps :lol:

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Hello Tina

 

I hope the removal of the calcium lumps goes well and they don't return. What other scleroderma related issues are you having at the moment?

 

Take care.


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Hi

 

I had the lumps removed three weeks ago. They were much worse than first suspected. The whole of the right patella was covered with calcium? whatever causes the lumps. I had the left one removed under local anaesthetic but I had to have a femoral block for the right one. I was not allowed general anaesthetic or a spinal as I have pulmonary hypertension.

 

Just had the stitches out yesterday - neat job.

 

Tina

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Hi Tina,

 

I'm pleased to hear that you've had a successful operation to remove the calcium lumps. It's a pity that the right one was troublesome but hopefully now they won't return and you won't have any further problem from them.


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Hello Tina

 

I am glad the calcium lump removal went well and hope that you get permanent relief. I'm sorry you have pulmonary hypertension, are you symptomatic?

 

Take care and keep posting.


Amanda Thorpe

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Hi Amanda

 

Yes! although my PH is not as bad as many people, I feel it has affected my life quite a lot. I was a fit and active person, when a couple of years ago my scleroderma went into overdrive causing the PH. For almost a year I couldn't walk up stairs, carry bags etc then I was finally diagnosed and given Ambrisentan. This has improved things quite a lot, but I will never be as fit as I was. I can now walk my dog again (slower than before)but not sure if I will be able to do agility with her again. We gave up our narrowboat as I couldn't manage - but now have a static caravan - as someone posted on one of the other threads - if you get lemons make lemonade!

 

I try to remain positive, but just had a bad day today - couldn't do as much in the garden as I wanted. Does anyone else find bending down a real problem?

 

Sorry for the moan

Tina

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Hi Tina,

 

I read somewhere that bending down does cause problems for those of us with pulmonary hypertension and I'd sure agree with that. I've learned to do backside gardening - a week ago my hubby and I decimated (pruning with attitude) an overgrown stand of junipers and despite a bad back and wonky shoulder, plus all the purely sclero woes, I think I held my own, at least until it came to standing back up! :lol:

 

Feel free to have a moan whenever you need to - it's good medicine and everyone here will be mentally muttering "did that, got the T-shirt."

 

All the best,


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Hello Tina

 

When I was having symptoms of heart failure last year I found that I couldn't breathe properly if I bent over. I'd be as out of breath afterwards as if I'd walked up the stairs.

 

Take care.


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