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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
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You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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358486 tn?1294776388
01/11
You deserve a big bear hug!   hi just wanted 2 see if u r still around??? i hadnt been on in a yr but I am back!!  Would luv 2 hear from U!! God Bless :)
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358486 tn?1294776388
09/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey Lady,
R U still around?
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358486 tn?1294776388
10/08
Just a quick note to say hi!Hey Lady, What kind of surgery did u have at L5-S1? I aws told a couple of days ago that I definetly have 2 have surgery!! He just isn't sure about the details yet, cuz my insurance is refusing 2 pay 4 the scan I need 4 another 6 months!! Can u believe that?? I'm in so much pain, it's ungodly!! He also told me ..if they keep makin' me wait much longer I could end up with permanent leg damage in both my legs!! Best Wishes,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
10/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey girl, glad ur feelin a li'l better! that is my latest problem..L5-S1, gotta go see a surgeon about it next week! Best Wishes,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
10/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey Lady, I'm back!! I've been without a computer 4 awhile! Hope u've been doin' ok, I'd luv 2 hear from u!    Hugs, Brandy
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209384 tn?1231168306
09/08
You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Am praying things are going better for you.  Would love to hear from you again.  Dac
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536293 tn?1233252389
06/08
Just a quick note to say hi! msfergy  ty for the note. I don't have any nodules on the backs of my legs, but do have big ones on side of leg where i put my leg up and cross it over the other leg.  So it is possible that you have the same thing, they do come where pressure is put.  I hear alot of times people with RA have them and don't even realize that they do.  Keep an eye on them because they can get very large. I find they are painful when bumped or pressure put on them.
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Avatar universal
06/08
Just a quick note to say hi!  Good to hear from you. I hope everything work's out for you and you can get back to life as it once was... I wasn't going to say normal because I sure don't know what normal is. It's been about 8 week' since my surgery and I was hoping the pain would almost be gone by now. I had my spinal fusion (L5S1) and thought I was doing the right thing, now I wonder. The pain does come and go but the last 3 day's have been horrible. I start physical therapy next tues. and hope I can bear the pain of it. I can be cranky and my husband just doesn't understand how frustrating it is not to be able to do thing's that I once did naturally. Sometime's I wish the shoe was on the other foot. Let me know how every thing turn's out for you and take care of yourself.   April
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168348 tn?1379357075
05/08
You deserve a big bear hug!
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168348 tn?1379357075
05/08
You're in my thoughts --how are you these days?  An old post appeared from 2007 that you did and I wanted you to know I [ wave ] hello! Cheryl Thyroid
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422104 tn?1209763904
05/08
Just wanted to check in, sorry I haven't written you sooner.  How are you feeling?

Sue
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358486 tn?1294776388
05/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey Lady, how r u doin'? I haven't been on 4 awhile, I'm trying to move! My legs r freakin' killin me! My pain doc just kinda blew me off when I asked him about AS last week! My surgeon said he thought it could be possible & it would be a good idea to check it out & was gonna give me a refferal, but then he went back & talked with my pain doc & that went right out the damn window!! So, I don't know, I just want to find out was is actually the root of all this damage & freakin' pain! Well write me soon! Hugs, Brandy
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422104 tn?1209763904
04/08
I have no choice!  I am divorced and need to work to support myself.  Moving back to NY was a BAD move $$$$ wise but I had no one down there as a support system.  My whole family is here so here I am. I'll write you over the weekend, have to go to work!!  TGIF!!
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422104 tn?1209763904
04/08
Hi msfergy,

Thanks for your note, I have not had any side effects yet.  I saw the rheumy Fri. and he wanted to take me off the Enbrel and  put me on Remicade or Humeria.  I asked him to give me another month on it.  Well Sat. morning I woke up and could not move, long story short I am having a huge flare up that has not let up since Sat.  I just e mailed the doc and asked him if we can switch to the other drug.  I am at my wits end, everyday tasks are getting more and more difficult to do.   Do you feel like the Enbrel is working for you, I sure hope so.   Stay in touch with me!   Someone posted a book suggestion, "The Autoimmune Epidemic"  I just started reading it and will let you know if it's worth buying.


Sue
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope this injection works 4 u honey!! hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey girl, I haven't heard from u in awhile, r u ok?  I sure hope so! Well I go back to my pain doc & to my neurosurgeon tomorrow morning, I'm kinda nervous really!  I woke up this moning at 3am hurt'n like hell, it really sucked! I laid there for 3/4 hrs before I could get back 2 sleep! Write me soon so I know u r ok! Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey girl, how ya feelin'? I'm not too bad today, yesterday was worse! I went & looked at a house today, think I'll be moving about 10 days! Thats gonna be hard, I'll just have to supervise I guess! Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. Hey girlie, was just thinkin' 'bout ya! Hope u r feelin' ok! Have u got any effect from the enebrel injections? At the base of my neck, that hump I have now seems swollen & hurts & pain runs through my shoulders & my arms also! SUCK! Best Wishes Baby, Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!Hey girlie! I'm ok, that sciatic pain has come back the past few days and scince yesterday its bad as hell!! I go back 2 see my pain doc on thur & I see my neurosurgeon too! I don't know I really wanna talk 2 someone or be tested actually 4 AS before I agree to the fushion surgery that it looks like I need! My si area is flarin' up again some ,but it is still better than before I started the meloxicam! Hey, remember when u 1st asked me about swellin n' stuff in my neck, well yesterday it fely all swollen & sore at the bottom of my neck & it hurt like hell, & my spine from there all the way to the bottom of my shoulder blades, it really sucked! I have a big knot/humo at the base of my neck, that wasn't there 10years ago..I don't know! Hugs, Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey girlie, I was readin' more about AS & u know all the symptoms I got,I was on this page about diagnoses & it said of course physical exam,x-rays, blood tests..which I'm yet 2 have the last 2, but it says that positive reaction 2 NSAID's is another thing they look 4 in diagnoses & I do now have that! I'm gonna talk 2 my pain doc about it agan next week, & ask him about Enebrel! Hope u get some releif somehow honey! Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! I hope maybe the merve block works 4 u too honey, I just know they never do me! Well sometimes for a couple of days! The Meloxicam is an NSAID'S..non steroidal anti-inflammatory med! Its made a really big difference for me! Of course its not like I'm pain -free or anything, but the difference in my SI joint is like night & day, 4-real!! Make sure u ask him about it! It doesn't sound like ur pain specialist is listening to u much! I think at the point that me & u r at dealin' with pain, u really have got 2 have good communication with a doc!!Although I know thats hard 2 find 4-sure! I'll be pray'n 4 ya! Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!Hey The med I got last week was Meloxicam by Mobic, it is prescribed 4 AS, I think u should ask ur pain Dr. about it, it has helped my greatly, I'm really amazed! Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!Hey the arthritis med, meloxicam by Mobic has helped my SI area tremendously! I really can't believe it, I have seen my pain doc for over 4 months every week to 2 wks for si pain-nothing has worked..nerve blocks, radiofrequency,..nothing! And now this..it's freakin' amazin'! I'm so happy I wanna hug him when I go back, but then again I think damn it said right on the mri 3 months ago that I have facetal arthropathy(degenerative arthritis of facetal joints of spine) in my lumbar..why the hell would he think maybe  there too? Duh! He's never done an SI MRI ! I guess we're both kinda frustrated with our pain docs! I really do luv mine, that just irritates me! write me as soon as u can! Hugs, Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!Hey Sweetie, a nerve block will not start working until after 24hrs, sometimes 48! But I still would look forward 2 it, they never work 4 me! I hope u get what u need! Is this pain doc new? Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey girl, do u take any arthritis med 4 the arthritis in ur spine/si area? He put me on Meloxicam, I think it has helped a li'l bit! My si area is better this past 4 or 5 days than it has been in months, don't know if it is from last nerve block or this med, maybe both??! How r u feelin' today? Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!Yeah, I've had so many I couldn't count..seriously! Many never worked, some 4 a couple of days, some about a week! Thats the best result I've ever had! Hope u get better results! Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
You deserve a big bear hug! Hey lady, I'm so sorry to hear u r feelin' so bad! I hope tomorrow is better 4 u! U r in my prayers! Big Hugs, Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! How r u feelin' girlie? Has your enebrel injections helped ur pain? How many sugeries have u had? have u had any Fushion surgeries yet? I had 1 in Oct in my neck, but the lumbar one they r talkin' about sounds alot more complex! Have a great day sweetie! Wish'n u the best, Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey girlie, fix'n to go see my doc! I wanted to do yoga, but I can't ever get better enough to do so!! Yeah, I have it, but I forgot my damn password! ****!! I'll try to figure it out, talk to ya when I get back! Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hey girlie, I went to ball practice & I just got back from pickin' my boys up from boy scouts! And startin' to hurt quite a bit myself, wondering if I ain't really gonna regret all this in the morning! I hurt so damn badly when I wake up! It's totally horrible, I hate 2 wake up in the morning!! Do u have that problem 2? Hope u have a good night1 Hugs,Brandy
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!Good 4 u babygirl! God, that sound fun..wish I could do that!! I luv to dance!! Hey, get this..I decided the same thing!! My daughter's got ball practice tonight, I've got curlers in my hair now& just got done putting on make-up! They say..Great minds think alike!! LOL!! Best wishes baby, Brandy    HUGS!!
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358486 tn?1294776388
04/08
You deserve a big bear hug! Hey lady, I know u have to need a hug! Hey, I still wanna know more about the vibration stuff u talked about, please message me as soon as u can ! big hugs,Brandy
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