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Date: 17.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi Angela, read in a post somewhere on here(cant find it, so writing to u directly, read that U have Gastritis, How did yours come about? i,e. pain? of yes, what was your pain like? did they do an Endoscopy? and what did they Tell U about it? i,e, is it with u for life? does it go? or ur on the meds they gave u for life? found Out I had that few weeks bk in Hospital...pain was Horrific, like labour pains, just b4 the baby comes out! couldnt eat etc, due to pain........Larfing here to myself, cos im thinking, 'bet i got the wrong gal' lol...tc Jill x
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: Angela

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hiya Jill, Haven't been on here for ages, and just noticed my name.
Yes you have got the right gal lol.. I did have gastritis. I dont really know if I still have it or not cause I never had any pain or anything, my doc sent me for an endoscopy because he thought I had a bleed in my stomach due to my blood results.I wasn't given any meds for it.
I think it was the pain killers and anti inflammatories that caused it, but I dont take them anymore. I assume it gets better in time unless it gets aggravated by anything.
I do have what feels like a babies foot stuck right under my right rib, that drives me barmy its gets really uncomfortable when I sit down, and after meals I notice it,and I am having that checked out at the minute but they aren't associating it with the gastritis, the specialist thinks it could be something to do either with the large intestine or my gall bladder, (it never piggin ends does it ) lolxx
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi Angela I get wot you just described as a babies foot under yer right rib,seems to pop out and very uncomfortable. My doc thinks it might be a hernia, lets know how you get on with yours please! tcxx
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi Guys, was frigging sick again yest with stomach, whether it was Gastritis, or Gall Bladder issues, had Endocsopy, revealed Gastritis, and scan showed GallBladder with stones inside, and Angela and Lynn the way u describe the 'babys foot' is how it is for me, but recently been getting a painful stabbing in the GB area,which is under the right rib. Also gals, do u get pain that goes around to your shouulder Blade? Anyway, becos of yesterdays Nitemare, I rang the Surgeons secretary and she brought my April appt to 29th March at 10,,so over the Moon!

Lynne and Angela, do u have to watch what U eat? I cant eat how I use to, as I suffer terrible stomach pain(not belly ache) like labour condtractions, Nitemare!! anyway, roll on 29th march!! Also chased up my spine op appt and Mri Neck results.... and hoping to get appt thru soon Jill x
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Date: 19.03.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi Jill no i dont have to watch what I eat,Dont get that pain round the shoulder blade either. the pains in your stomach realy do sound like Gastritis. My daughter had it last year she had a bleed in the stomach, through anti inflamatrys (soz cant spell that)Thank god they brought your appt forward you cant keep having that pain!!Lynn x
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Date: 20.03.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi Lynn thanks for your reply, wown your daughter must have been in agony with a bleed like that? they did tell me too that it was prob the meeds that caused it, sdo im taking Omeprazole, wow that med is amazing, however, altho I tend to agree with u(got colonoscopy in april...HELP!!!!!! lol) I also gettting the stabbing pain under the right rib and around to under the shoulder blade, which is a typical sysmtom of GB probs...oh well will c, Lynn did ya daughter have to take special meds, watch what she eats......everytime I have a meal, pains, so all i can do is at the mo, eat Granary bread and jam...that goes down without any pain......hmmm think i cld live on granary bread and jam/honey....mind u, think the bread is bad for me LOLOLOl.... Also Lynn the sysmptom of GB is pain where u said, under right rib, and around the shoulder blade, or up over the shoulder....r u getting that Hernia sorted??
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Date: 20.03.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi jill yes daughter was in hosy for about 4 days ok now thank god. Hope they sort you out soon jill.. you realy have been through the mill lately, pain must be awful(((hugs))). Daughter did have to watch wot she eats and cant ever have anti inflamatrys again.And i have to go back to gp if it doesnt settle down I take Lansoprazole and they are brill good luck on the 29th. tc Lynnxx
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Date: 20.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi Lynn thanks for your reply, my pain in gall bladder has been stabbing again, barely eating, just nibbles, like Granary Bread and jam...weetabix with water(alergic to dairy products)...so boring...oh well, will c....hope ya ok Lynn and also, is your daughter doing Ok not taking the anti Inflams?remind me, does she have Arthritis too? tc jill x
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Date: 21.03.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi jill you must have lost alot of weight? not being able to eat properly. I dont think I could cope with that pain all the time.You realy have got a strong pain threshold. Daughter has got FM realy bad some days and is waiting 4 a diagnosis, I think she has pa, but wot do i know... Im only her mum..ha ha.tc lynnxx
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Date: 21.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi Lynn sorry to hear that, us mums know best, if U think she has it, mb she does, unfortuantely, but sdome docs that dont get it, say its fibromialgia, assduming u mean5t that wehen u said she may have fm? those symptoms of Fm r so like arthritis...dont know how they can tell difference between that and artha..... anyway...prayers coming your way and some hugs for u and your daugthter.....I have lost weight, seesm I can only eat porrdige at mo, sloppy like soup, hate soup, so got some granary bread in with all the pumpkin seeds etc, with Jam....lolol I do have a high threshold re pain, cos at the mo, my left knee keeps giving way, and its apinful to sit, stand, and in bed, turning, agony....knews it needed doing, but it seems like it has come on quick, the pain etc, worse than ever b4.....will c what they say....lolol im due to have a spine op as I said lots times, but im thinking IF my knee keeps giving way and the amount of pain its giving me, think I need my knee done first perhaps LOLOL
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Date: 21.03.2010
From: Angela

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hiya Jill and Lynn,
Lynn I dont think what I have got is a hernia, but you never know lets wait and see, I am waiting for a scan appointment, and I will let you know.
Jill I do watch what I eat. I went for a food intolerence test last week, and I am intolerent to all dairy products, wheat, spuds, mushrooms,pineapple sugar and loads more. So I am trying to cut them out, and see if it makes any difference, also I am hoping it might help the RA as well.
I think your stabbing pain could be to do with the stones in your gall bladder. I am sure I have read that it causes pain penetrating through to the shoulder as well. Why dont they take them out? I have a friend who had hers out she had key hole surgery, she was back and full of beans in no time.
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Date: 21.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi Angela thanks for your reply.... yes that is the symptoms im geting , stabbing in the GB, sonetimes an aches, but since coming out of Hosp, im getting more stabbing pains, whereas b4 was an ache, but also the deep 'contraction' like pain, directly in the middle of the top part of the stomach is also a symtom and radiates arounf to shoulders, and shouldr blades, which it is....seeing surgeon 29th march(only waited 3 weeks to see him at GP urgent request) never seen a surgeon taht fast b4, usually 3 months earliest ive ever seen a surgeon as new patient, also ive done a lot of reading, and ppl taht r in pain 19 out of 20 get it removed, becos teh stones can travel and be life threatening if it goes into the pancreas, and becos of crap Immune system, due to our meds, I cant let this go on, knowing my 'Luck' they wont stay put! so I will insist that I want it removed, My GP is on my side, and agre3s it should go, Keyhole is the way to go, some ppl have an Inflamed GB, they wait for it to settle down, but in some emergencies, they have to do Open surgery, which I dont ewant or need, bigger op etc, and recovery.....anway, How r u doing Angela, things calm joint5 wise, and meds ok? Jill x
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Date: 21.03.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi jill yes I did mean fibromialgia, as far as I know the pain is just as bad as artha... sorry you cant eat properly jill! and it sounds to me like you need that knee done asap... sending you (((hugs)))tc lynnxx
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Date: 21.03.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Hi Angela thanks for the reply, wen you have your scan please let us know how you get on. let us know how you get on with your new diet.. tcxx
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Date: 21.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Thanks Lynn,

I do apologise to all our lovely members, Ive been Prattling on alot about my probs, but Ive gota be honest, I cant believe since getting my MRI results on my spine last may/june that I was told rotten news, that I need yet another major friggging spine op, took it on the chin after a few weeks, but gobsmacked! Then in Nov, MRI on shoulders, was told wld need Impingment ops on both(some of u may well remember me talking about it) My bio nurse rang me and told me what the rhummy saw on MRI scan and she told me she wld refer me to shoulder clinic. During that waiting period, got my head around the fact I might well need my shoulders done again(two ops in 2007 ish for impingement) But when i got there, my Surgeon for shoulders and rhummy there, told me that he cant operate as its not the Bone this time, its Tendon degeneration, nowt he or anyone cld do(MTX and BIO meds dont help Tendons, soft tissues etc) I sobbed in that room, went away, again Gobsmaked that so much wrong is happening to my stooopid body. At that same time in shoulder clinic they wanted MRI on Neck, meanwhile had to go to seee my Spine surgeon(YUM) to talk about my op and get on the waiting list for spine, but he said No, Need MRI on neck(as shoulder surgeon and rhummy thort i had Possible trapped nerves in my neck(Great I thought, Here we go again) spine op delayed(and in between had car crash and whiplash)Dizzy due to whiplash, couldnt eat due to nausea and being in bed as dizzyness too bad, kept stumbling about!

Then I get admitted to hosp with severe tum pain, after 7 hours, they tell me its Constipation!!! well I was a little,but they didnt listen to me, then 2 weeks later rushed into hosp by GP and most of u know they discovered ¦Gastritis via Endoscopy(terrrilbe experience) and scan on GB to reveal stones.......so meanswhile, im waitng to see Stomach Surgeon, Spine surgeon for results on Neck, and to get consent form filled in for Fusion in lumber region.

Had regular check up with Bio Nurse when seeing my Bio Nurse, told her about my friggging knee(had athroscopies on them 2003, 5 weeks b4 spine op) No cartledge in both knees, was the result!! so they grind on bone....But becos so many corrective surgeries since 2003,(7 ops from 2003to 2007, my knees have been forgotten about.

During 2006 had two separate ops on Right hips, and other day Bio Nurse asked me what I wanted to do about my Knee,?? and I Said "Nothing," spine surgeon says "one thing at a time"...but something else always Happens, which results in a frigging Op! and further delays for previous damage....so this New stomach rubbish going on and GB, Ive had enough.

I know I cant have spine op b4 the Gall bladder, and I know I cant have spine op unless I have my left knee done(synovitis flowing in both) so baiscally, Ive had enough, I made the mistake in 2003 to have both knees arthrocopied, and 5 weeks later, spine op, BIG mistake, knees hadnt recovered, and back was awful! and it seems Im probably faced with it all over again! also my spine op will (for me) take up to 9/12months to recover from, and meanwhile my stoopid knee is getting worse, ages ago they talked about possible replacement, but ¦I cant bear to think about that at this time, But I know I need another MRI on both knees, takes time etvc, and Im needing my spine op, I should have had it by now, but becos of everything, keeps getting delayed thru my own stoopid health probs!!

Ok will stop rambling now, guess I have had enough of appointments, surgeons,waiting lists, times, and Pain! Oh did I mention that Ive got to have a Lovely Colonoscopy too 17th April, sat at 9.30....fabulous!

guess u cld say im fed up.......x ps sorrry post so long, not sure y im even saying it all....think my body is overwhelemed with the amount of surgery, and im slowly going Mental!! id cope so mucyh better if there was space in between all the ops and procedures, but it isnt like that for me.... just sick of it all x
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Date: 22.03.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Jill.. I am gobsmacked I just dont know wot to say!! HOW THE HELL do you carry on like you do! with all your problems i feel like a fraud. Your there for everybody with advise kind words, support,no matter wot pain yer in yourself Irealy wish there was something Icould say or do, to make you feel even the tiniest bit better... I know you dont want any sympathy, But I realy do feel for you...((((((((HUGS))))))).tcxx
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Date: 22.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

Its all happening one after another isn't it. No wonder your heads all over the place Jill! i'd say youre pretty entitled to moan as much as ya like lady!

Hope youre ok today : )

xx
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Date: 22.03.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

lynn and Verity, truly didnt type all that yest to get attention, sometimes, when I write stuff on here, i re read what ive typed the next day or two later and think to myself "blimey Y did I type that schhhhmuck!!" lol....and im feeling that again.... thankgs gals for understanding, guess mb thats what im lookin for as oppossed to 'attention'....had three appointment letters all arrive at once!, thats what got to me, surgeon for GB, Doc 4 Colonoscopy, and then my usual follow up appt for Rummy Bio nurse(whos fab) already made a phone call to surgeon sec for GB probsd, and got it brought forward, but eeing all three leters from the hosiptal arrive on the door mat, was unbelievable, that made me realise so much, and how much i am angry and Pi**ed off!.....OK feel a bit better today becos for the first time since sept 2009, my son that has been off school for a year and half, went into assembly for yr 7, History, and English!! so im a very proud mum, However, altho he did enjoy it, hes in a strange mardy mood, think its been quite an event for him, dont thin k he will go back tomoz tho,even tho he saw his old school m8s, all that has been a terrible worry too, and got a huge panel meeting about my child with psychiartrist(she said he has School Phobia/Anxiety, and the tutors from his school, and the people that r giving him home lessons, via a teacher and computer work/live lessons......None of this worry has helped my health, I know that much......anyway, Love to U all, stay well, and now off to get my gorjus daughter from work(will sneak a ciggie in the car on the way) I deserve it!! love J
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Date: 22.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Message for Angela/Gastritis

i know you didn't write that for attention silly! i know what ya mean about typing and then thinkin what! its all ok when ya in the bad mood but when i perk up i feel embarrassed lol

Howcome your sons been off school for so long? (if ya dont mind me asking). i absolutely HATED school! because of the arthritis I spent a lot of my school time sitting in the library having work brought to me. i became totally reclusive and got terrified of socialising. Looking back Id say I was in a pretty depressive state. Managed to catch up a bit during the last two years after having steroid injections in my hips, knees and wrists. It gave me so much confidence. it was like a mini miracle! Its great that your sons anxiety is being acknowledged. How is he at home? Sorry Jill, just tell me to bugger off if im bein nosey : )

Hope ya enjoyed ya crafty fag, sometimes i think its the only thing that keeps me sane lol

All my love
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