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obs, i'm so sorry about your rib going out due to allergic coughing... we are so fragile yet so strong.



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I agree with 5 Tig... think about adjusting diet before starting statins... if he doesnt want you to start right away... that gives you time to adjust and maybe not need them (hopefully) 

5 ... so glad youre healing up.. cant wait to hear about all the foods youre had to be deprived of that you may be able to digest soon

I had three days of dramatic allergic coughing from some chemical in the environment/air.. and I coughed a rib in my back out of whack  I couldnt even stay lying in bed this morning...Luckily my sweetie gave me a massage and it crackled and popped and pain level dropped significantly 



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tig, can you change your diet instead of statins? oatmeal, fiber , fewer fats?

i hope your tests are ok tho

 

i took it real easy mon,tues,wed and today i did some laundry and moved around more. i'm being careful about lifting, pushing and pulling, but there's no way i could get out of bed without some painful difficulty; so i tend to stay in or out of bed longer that way.

i do see  why they give us a cpl weeks off from work tho. i'll make sure of that!

i decided not to take the pain pills since it only hurt when i moved and was sleeping well. and i didn't want the side effects of pain pills, including sleeping even more.

be well friends. be back soon to see how everyone is doing.

 



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Keep up the TLC, 5, it’ll make your overall recovery, much smoother. Now is the time to take special care of everything!

My doc appt went like I thought it would. He was skeptical of the triglyceride level, but barely. Wants me to start a statin, but not right away. Hard on the liver, but so is a heart attack. Thinks there are some hip issues (duh), X-rays to follow, as well as a cardiac and lung scan. At least I have something to do for a couple weeks. Oh boy, deductible and copay time!



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sticker,obs,tig

thankyou for the wellwishes and encouragement.

yep, water and broth and toast right now...some oatmeal ,applesauce and baby sweet potato......plus rest and tv. 

i do get up and move around every so often.

my medical team was super...even the last nurse who told me to stand up bent but straighten up once i get up so i don't walk bent...that was good advice since my muscles were stabbed also

it was like a symphony with grace....so much better quality than the the harvoni clinic guy ...but he had a good place in my life too.

i'm so glad it's over and now i recover ... no lifting over 5 pounds for 3 weeks to keep from getting a hernia..that makes sense.  i willl prob go back to work after 2 weeks. will know after next tuesday when i go for post op.

stay well friends.

 



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Good going 5!  Keep up the good work and take it easy.  How long is the recovery supposed to take? I hope you are feeling much much better soon, champ.

 



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Glad that it went well 5! We are so often told that, its a common procedure, doctors do this, all the time but it doesnt feel so reassuring when YOU are the one going under the knife. I am happy that it was successful and take it slow and easy during your recovery.



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Yay 5.  so glad it went smoothly and you are home resting and healing.  

good riddance to that silly old gb

as Tig said........ stay hydrated  and take it easy  



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Excellent report, 5! Get some rest and stay hydrated. Good night! 



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it's all good news .

didn't feel a thing, they gave me relaxing meds b4 and the whole team came in to see me b4 the op.

i discussed my antibiotic fears with everyone

i was home by 11 am and have been dozing on and off.

when i first woke up it hurt and i let them know, about 7.5 level, got a little more pain meds but was at max since my breathing was too relaxed... soon tho the pain level went to  5.5, and then 4.5, [i love thoses halves.ahhahaaha ]

lucky it only hurts when i move . i get up now and then and have been icing. i just took an ibuprophen to see if that works; i dont think i'll pick up the pain pills at this rate [kim has vicoprophen if i need an eighth of a pill later.

can't lift anything that might give me a hernia; so far no cake , just toast and broth.

now for some tv after lovely toast and broth dinner

thanks for the support friends.

oh and of course, the best news is the fibrosis didn't interfere with the laproscopy , maybe he'll even let me know how my liver looked .

be well friends, gonna just chill now



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Hello 5,

I trust all went well, but will reserve telling any jokes that might cause laughter! I do have compassion for the ill, injured and newly repaired. Seriously, I hope things went as expected and you’re home resting by now. The bloated feeling will take a day to go away. They blow you up like a balloon and some of that gas is left to be absorbed. All normal stuff. You’ll be feeling better in no time! 


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here i go friends i'll leave my gallbladder with the hospital and i'll come home. i'll check in soon



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and oatmeal is supposed to help too , i eat that everyday with some sweet potato baby food mixed in....very good and healthy



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Tig --- thinking of you and hope the test results improve and that you can have an uncomplicated diet to follow,,,nuts, fruits and vegetables,,,a bit of meat if you want,,,nuts, fruits and vegetables,,,a piece of fish...nuts fruits and vegetables, repeat..

 

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Tig

Some of that would have to do with what you ate the day before. Ahhh.. years ago my triglycerides were high doc told me to watch what I ate. Night before my next blood test

I looked at the clock and finished lined in a bag of jelly beans. Needless to say I had to be re-tested triglycerides came back 1800. Watch that starch and sugar Bro.



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Yes, fasted for 14 hours before they finally drew them. I’m not a breakfast eater anyway. I‘m expecting a repeat and see what’s going on. It’s time to get serious about a few things! I’ll try anyway, lol!



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tig were you fasting when you did your labs? or were you eating more fat in your diet recently? like over your vacation?  it must be cos your gallbladder doesn't cry anymore , i'm hoping i don't go crazy with the food once it's out.

i find that labs do change quick due to diet :( 

anyway, we know you got this and that you'll be getting better labs soon.

yea, wouldn't it be funny to bring the gallbladder home? that way i can say i still have it but it's not causing me any trouble

for sure cheddy i heard that over 50 thing too from someone. and it's amazing how many of us took our hepC tx in our 60's! and are feeling ok .

harry, can you get the nicotine gum? maybe start chewing those little cocktail stiraws? 

i called in sick to work today, it's prob allergies from getting things cleaned and ready but i'm just taking it easy and using more nose spray [it's ok to adjust the dose to the symptoms for me ].

take it easy friends, we must keep ourselves going forward with this health business

i will update soon.

 



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Hey Cheddo,

I was kind of surprised myself. Thought the usual would be out, but not my triglycerides and cholesterols. This was a retest for the ones drawn a few months back! They forgot to do several things and wanted them done ahead of next week’s annual. The direction from here is to be determined.

I’m not perfect, but I don’t go out of my way to trash myself or my health, so when you (we) hear this kind of stuff, it reminds us of the need to keep working hard at not only staying healthy, but to avoid the things we should! I’ll make a personal note to self... wink



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Tig,

With a jump like that in 3 months, is it possible that it can jump the other way in 3 months? Have you repeated any labs? What is your next step? This is terribly disturbing news.  We want a healthy Tig.

5,

Gall bladder be gone. You don't need that malfunctioning unit. Good luck with your operation. I hope you feel better very soon.  Do let us know.

Harry,

Good luck with quitting smoking. It's hard to believe that something so unhealthy can be pleasing, too.  Old habits do die hard.  I hope you find some new ones that make you proud.  Stay cool down there.  Last year was a tough one.

Iris,

How sad it is to lose a kitty.  I'm very sorry for your loss. 



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Hey 5,

Ask your doc to save your GB in formaldehyde. Then we can start a new “Show n Tell” section, with pictures!

You will feel much better after that unruly thing is gone. It was like night and day for me. No more sharp pains, diet conflicts or worries about keeping it happy on a daily basis.

We’ll be here waiting for the good news! 



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Oh my, my friends. I remember my doc telling me that after 50, taking care of your body is a full time job. But look at us. We face each challenge one step at a time. I'm going to change my Happy Dance to a Healthy Dance for a while. Let's get to the bottom of these issues and keep on moving.  More on all of this when I have more time.

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Harry wrote:

Hi 5, good luck with the op,my wife says she feels so much better after getting hers done , you will be looked after.


 thanks harry , this feels so soothing to read

 

Yes OBs, i got the house over prepared , but it's the transition to the colder weather so it will be easier to bag the clothes up in a few weeks anyway , and i'll have lots of broth and frozen cooked chicken so don't have to think about that for a few weeks either



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Tig,thanks for your reply ,I find it really helps getting info from someone who understands ,instead of trying to talk to my Dr ,who looks like just walked out of med school and doesn't really understand our situations or really cares that much ,I'm sure my Dr would be lost if he didn't have a computer in front of him!IV usually got to remind him what's going on and who I am in fact kinda reminds me of a robot ,I remember when I was a kid how drs use to do house calls and seemed to be a bit Careing ,oh well times a Changing as Bob said, anyway take care Tig ,good luck with everything ,you sound like a tough ol' bugger ,best thoughts from down under,

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Awww Tig 

sorry to hear about your blood tests...I sure hope it can be managed with food/diet.  

 

hurray for still being SVR

Let us know what Dr says when you have your follow up visit.

 

Harry..more power to you and yes avoid the news

5_ sounds like youre all ready and set and soon will feel ticketyboo 



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tig, sorry to hear about your sad labs :( . i hope they normalize without meds..

i watch my sugar and fats and salt; this high maintenance lifestyle is nOt fun



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Hello Friends,

Just got my latest viral load results back. Still undetected, after 6 years! AST: 14 ALT: 15

The rest isn’t so good. Something caused my Triglycerides to jump waaay up, Cholesterol way up, Glucose, too. All in 3 months. Looking at the bright side, at least I’m still SVR! I’ll get the word next week, yikes.

Stay tuned for more drugs and diet restrictions...  eyeroll



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Hey Harry,

You need to bring that question to your doctor before undertaking any new drug regimen. The incidence of immune system failures being responsible for HCV relapses isn‘t high, or we’d heard about it, a lot.

There are many things out there that are hard on your liver. Some of the biologics prescribed now are stressful on the immune system. Whatever it is, always discuss it with a liver specialist that’s aware of your history.

Continued luck on the cigs!

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Hi Observer, yes quitting cigs is probley hardest thing IV tried to quit,I find it relaxing ,IV nearly succeeded but still not completely given up,whenever I have slightest stress I start thinking cigs, still trying.gotta not watch the news I think.

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Hi 5, good luck with the op,my wife says she feels so much better after getting hers done , you will be looked after.

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in todays news for me is .... my gallbladder gets removed next monday the 7th.

i saw the surgeon today again and i sure do like him. he's also a vascular surgeon so that's a plus

of course i have things all planned out and set up around my house to make it all easier. home made plane chicken broth in the freezer, easy to eat foods, clothes washed and bagged for both sun & mon after the special soap. 

moved other stuff around to make it easier to get to .

i do have to change my sheets on sunday so i can jammie up after the hibiclens and slide into bed [their instructions.... they are serious about keeping risk low for infections at the hospital].

and i have my list of yes/no antibiotics for the anesthesiologist. [recommended by the good doctor]

i'll be his first patient of the day an it will be in ithe hospital since he has other surgeries in there that day; the hospital has valet parking so that's also a plus. it is planned to be an outpatient surgery; if the liver fibrosis causes drama i'll be right in the hospital already. but i'm seeing this as a simple operation to set me free from that little bloated uncooperative bag.

i got all my preop done . on sunday nite and monday morning before surgery i have to use Hibiclens which helps to cut down infections.  i show up at 6am for a 7:30 surgery.... i'm so glad this will be done.

the 2 gals who did my paper work both had their gallbladders out too so that was fun to discuss it.

for the rest of the week i will try not to think about it too much except to stay organized.... i'm keeping busy but healthy .

so glad i caught that uti via that yearly exam

of course i am already wondering when i can get on the laptop after surgery

preparation for this will be like thanksgiving dinner i think.... all that prep and then it's all over in a few hours , but i can then recover in peace and harmony in front of the tv with pain meds for the first cpl days..... and walking off the gas also.

one of the gals that did my paper work had part of her colon removed so this doesn't seem so dramatic, still special but easier.

so, i will udate everyone on the morning of, and then as soon as i can afterwards

 

 



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Wow youre quitting smoking...Im impressed.  I have always rolled my own ciggies and bought organic tobacco..they go out (so I have to relight them and they last a long time) when Im painting and at most I smoke 6 a day...none of my Drs have hassled me about it...

I figure with all The things Ive had to sacrifice because of food allergies Ill be damned if Im going to give up ciggies as well... I know our Canuck quit ...

my husband occasionally uses ventalin  for mild asthma but I dont know about all the other ones...

Im surprised you dont notice a difference after 3 weeks of that inhaler with the steroid..did the Dr say how long before you should notice any improvement? 

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Sorry don't know what happened with message I was doing ,will try remember in this, observer yep been attempting the qui,gong it does seem relaxing try to do few times a week ,I'm trying to quit the cigs atm so it helps,in the message that I was sending I mentioned that I think Australia has most expensive cigs roughly 50.00 dollars a packet of ready rolled or 50.00 for roll your own 25 gram pack sure makes it easier giving up, wow those tornadoes you people get are wild , luckily that's one thing we don't get here so far, great reading your messages everyone ! I'm not sure if I mentioned that I have atouch emphasemia also asthma overlap some people get when get older apparently,my Dr has just realized that he has been prescribing a inhaler to take for emphasemia ,with ventolin when needed smoke from fires ah sprays ect but he forgot asthma medication to take when needed ( great)anyway he has prescribed a inhaler called pulmicort turbuhaler steroid inhaler twice a day, can't say I feel much difference yet it's been 3 weeks, Tig maybe you have heard of this med?I was reading on line about it says can cause infections an weakens immune system,I just don't know if it would be a good thing to take after doing the Epclusa treatment ,if anyone has any experience please let me know I'm so sick of meds,my Dr has gone on another Holliday so I can't ask him,sorry if IV gone off topic ,take care all. No one seems to know much about liver treatment here and I don't want to take something that causes infections ,haven't much faith in my Dr. Take care

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When we were little kids our mom would send us to the store to buy her cigarettes...hmm     there was no such thing as a nonsmoking section of a restaurant, people smoked in movie theatres, hospitals, and even airplanes (except during takeoff and landing) 

harry, keep yourself hydrated and do your exercise indoors...have you been able to do anymore qigong? I try to do at least 5-10 minutes on the days when I dont feel like doing it, and 20 minutes or more on a good day.

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that is so right harry, i laugh when i see an old show where everyone is smoking in hospitals

now the vapers are getting a clue, i'm glad they will at least have some regulations eventually.



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Hi 5, obs ,Tig ,Ched ect,sorry if forgotten anybody else's name maybe bit of brain fog going on ,it's early Sunday morning and no I'm not coming down,(like they say in the song I think ) sounds like you people understand the fire smoke situation ,think spring time is usually good ,but seems to be getting shorter each year unfortunately, I think it's great the younger generation is concerned about global warming ,our politicians should learn from them ,anyway just a short hello ,hope everyone going ok , hopefully we will have mild summer ,air con is expensive here,we have 2 fans that help a bit, still getting tingly numb fingers and aching joints plus tired a lot,but no virus anymore so far, I forget sometimes that getting older usually means aches and pains as well, guess that's normal,we were brought up with cigarette adds and movie stars smoking remember a guy riding a horse with a cigarette ,they Evan sold cigs at hospitals lol like what chance did we have?? Anyway take everyone ,try an stay well , still haven't Hoodie mentioned hope she is well ! Stay cool !!

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harry, i hope you are able to manage well with all of this



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Hi Harry 

3am? 

Nice to hear from you, I miss Hoodie too

After 2 horrid summers of wild fires that made for beautiful sunsets but kept me hiding inside and hovering beside my air purifier ...this summer BC didnt get any thank gawd.. and now we are starting our lovely rain forest rainy season..smile yay 

so sorry youre dealing with smokiness ..its scary and can be so bad for health.

 

 

 



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Hi Harry,

Good to hear from you Brother! How's life treating you these days? I hope you're getting some relief down there. You've gone through enough. We've got yearly problems with smoke and wild fires here, too. Stay inside and avoid the smoke at all costs. Lots of carcinogens in it, not to mention the chance of severe lung irritation.

Crap on TV, you say? 600 channels and there is either nothing on or they want to charge you extra to "stream" it. Give me a break...  I feel your pain!



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Greetings all it's 3am Saturday morning here,hope things. are going good for all the survivers out there ,I was thinking about Hoodie how she was going ,hope all ok,warming up here smokes been bad plus dust storms ,time for another coffee then might see what crap is on TV,so sick of reality programs.

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that's about right obs , whack a mole ahhahahahaha 

i too am thankful that i don't have hepc anymore and i can juggle all this other stuff just fine, ; everybody has stuff 

 

 



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I often refer to the ongoing changing health issues Ive had thanks to 32 years of living with hep C as wack a mole....my knee stops hurting then I get bruises everywhere then then I dont ,  then I get diarrhea but just for a day then I get sciatica, pn and tinnitus and on and on.... oh well.............

much better the alternative and so much less drastic then pre-treatment/pre-cure.smile

sure hope the gb surgery fixes you up a bunch 5

 



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hi tig and cheddy,

i agree, the GB should be easy compared to all this.

at least i am prepared to sleep on the wedge pillow when i get home from that , it will be outpatient, half an hour then recovery from anesthesia, then home to my bed.

cheddy, i don't think the back is related to anything except moving wrong for too long... cleaning out closets and house work and then sitting up in the wrong position :(  , once i got o. n the therapy of heat/ice , using the wedge pillow long ways to recline rather than sit it started to heal slowly enough where i could start stretching the muscle around the vertebrae

i've had this before but it;s been awhile since it was this bad... last week my neck went out from sleeping wrong, now this....it could all be from compensating one position for another....but the neckk is nearly well and the back has about a week to go i think

all the nerve pain seems to have calmed down too....and for sure, these bodies are sensitive sometimes.

i've got all my magnets on as well as having used ibuprophen and the ibuprophen gel, heating pad and cold paks..... and mainly taking it easy, puttering around is ok and i can go to work tonite.

 

and i feel i got a practice run on how it might be with the GB recovery.

i'm thankful i don't have many obligations so i can always take time to recover.....still wish the body was a bit less fragile



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Hi 5.  Well, you got one problem solved. Glad to hear. How is your pain level now? Low back pain and pain down to the toes could be a lumbar issue?  Is it related to the GB?  These bodies are so complex.  I never understood why I had such hip pain when I had HCV.  I'm just glad it went away after treatment.

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I’m glad that’s all in the rear view mirror, 5. You were down with that irritation (to put it mildly) for too long. The GB will be the easiest and shortest procedure of them all! They’ve got that down to an art now. I spent one night in the hospital. What have they told you? I wouldn’t be surprised if they do them on an outpatient basis now. Whatever it takes to save their money! 



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thanks C,

yep , all done with that segment , time to get some things done before the gallbladder goes bye bye.... pre op and another dr's appt, then oct 7th GB moves out.



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Ya, was wondering how it was goin.

Glad you got that bout of treatment finished and that uti wiped out. : )  C. 



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all tests came back normal.....nothing more to see here

i'm glad i survived the macrobid pill and went on to use the bactrim DS easliy.

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oh, i actually did not sleep much last nite... 

i have been sitting watching tv or sleeping and my hips were hurting cry, so much that i had that weird nerve pain down to the toes on my left foot

so.... i took advil and used the ibuprophen gel on my lower back. i never know if it's my back or neck, but all i have to do is move a little and the tingling toes go away.

i was gonna try to work but after all that and all the other i felt crappy so took the extra day the doc gave me.

i dozed lightly for a cpl hours then got up and around cos i had to move the bod, not much, just puttering , folding laundry, doing a few things in the kitchen

don't like taking the advil [ibuprophen] cos it adds to bloatedness along with the antibios.... omg, these bodys are not kidding around....

but i dont' seem to feel as bad as i did, gonna make sure i sleep tonite even if i have to take a 2mg. valium; i can't go thru that when i have to work.

i hope to feel good at work cos some money would be nice too , if not i'll get out early



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found some good probiotics, slow digesting so it all gets to where it's supposed to go... yay, they'll be her sunday



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