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Margaret

Right upper abdominal pain

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Hi Margaret,

 

With you ( and your persistence) in Gareth's corner, I see that this will soon be conquered (the cause of the pain) and treatment in place.

 

Waiting to hear results of the CAT scan :emoticons-group-hug:


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

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Hi Everyone,

 

I need to add to the *Chronicles of Gareth.* :unsure:

 

His CT scan this past Wednesday put us back to step one....or two. His pulmonary doctor did chime in on Tuesday and said he *thought* it was probably pleurisy that is the culprit. Gareth has been complaining all along that *monia back.* He told me that after you have pneumonia several times, that pleurisy is common. Well, why didn't his primary care physician know that! :emoticon-dont-know: He also said it won't always show up on X-rays or scans but is by *process of elimination*. I guess that is why they all *practice medicine.* :excl:

 

The CT scan did show *edema around the small intestine* but I will have to wait till next week, when the Gastro doctor gets back from vacation, to discuss the significance of that. Of course, I just HAD to Google that! Scleroderma is listed as a possible cause. We shall have to wait and see what the doctor says, though.

 

Take care, Everyone.

 

Margaret

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Pleurisy? Ow~ Poor kiddo, not much fun for him. How does his doctor propose to treat him?

 

Warm hugs to you both,


Jeannie McClelland

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Margaret,

Sending best wishes toward Gareth. :emoticon-hug: A friend of mine has Lupus, got an upper respiratory infection that turned into pneumonia and then to pleurisy. Her doctor told her that was common in lupus and scleroderma seems to have so many similarities.

 

miocean


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Morning Shelley,

 

He appears to be feeling better. He doesn't have the grimacing look on his face all day and rarely wants pain meds. He does sit around most days, though, holding his side, and doesn't want to go to work, yet. :emoticon-dont-know:

 

Have a good day,

 

Margaret

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Hi Margaret,

 

Glad to hear that Gareth's feeling a little better now. :emoticons-line-dance:

 

I do hope he'll soon feel well enough to go back to work.


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