7850. judithathome - 3/9/2013 8:53:06 PM
I just called Keoni in and showed him the xrays...I said "That's Wabbit's foot!"
Sorry, it brought a grin....
Dang, woman....that's some serious stuff you had done!
7851. wabbit - 3/10/2013 12:21:41 AM
It was long overdue. I'll be able to wear real shoes (no heels, of course).
The surgeon told me it took 3-1/2 hours and that healing would be 4-6 months. I'm at three months now. I asked them to take photos during, but nobody did. Maybe next time. He x-rayed my right foot a couple weeks ago, and while it was the less painful foot for me, it's the more involved surgery for him.
7852. thoughtful - 3/10/2013 9:51:29 PM
Wow that's something! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
7853. alistairconnor - 3/13/2013 6:34:22 PM
Crochet hooks eh?
7854. thoughtful - 3/29/2013 4:39:59 PM
J@h, how are you feeling these days....are you finished with all the treatments?
7855. judithathome - 3/29/2013 6:33:13 PM
Yes, no pills to take, even! All I have left is follow-up visits to the oncologist every four months.
Just waiting for the pool weather to hit...shouldn't be too long now!
7856. anomie - 3/30/2013 3:15:28 PM
Great news, Judith.
7857. wabbit - 3/30/2013 8:30:39 PM
Excellent news JaH, I'm very happy to hear that!
7858. thoughtful - 3/31/2013 4:45:53 AM
That's wonderful news!
7859. judithathome - 5/11/2013 7:38:17 PM
Arky, did you ever do immunotherapy for your allergies? I had testing done and it has been recommended to me.
Need to talk to my oncologist first (on Monday) before committing to it...one year is quite the commitment for that many shots!
7860. arkymalarky - 5/11/2013 10:04:37 PM
it depends. Is a real pain and I quit doing it even though I think it might have been working. because I'm allergic to so many things, I have to get shots in both arms which is 34 dollars a week when you're on a deductible insurance like I am.you need to commit at least an hour of your time kama because you probably wait 30 minutes to get in and you're supposed to wait 30 minutes after they give it a shot. A lot of people don't, but its not a good idea to leave before the times up. Really if you're having symptoms, the best thing to do is stay on a regular antihistamine that you take everyday and deal with your symptoms. After your a kid not a kid anymore I don't know the shots are really worth it.
7861. arkymalarky - 5/11/2013 10:05:40 PM
kama! Haha! Maybe iPhone is better voice to text
7862. arkymalarky - 5/11/2013 10:07:03 PM
and of course if you have the option, try to avoid the triggers. Since I'm allergic to the planet, that's almost impossible for me
7863. arkymalarky - 5/11/2013 10:45:26 PM
I forgot to mention that I was going to have the school nurse give me my shots but after my allergist sent the liability waivers the superintendent overruled it.
7864. arkymalarky - 5/11/2013 10:47:01 PM
Mine is supposed to go three years. Maybe when I retire
7865. judithathome - 5/12/2013 9:15:09 PM
Well, I don't know if there are different shot therapies or not but the guy who did my tests and would be in charge of my case said they would teach me/Keoni to do the shots ourselves at home. They are more like pinpricks than "shots" per se. Actually, this would fall on Keoni because I'd have to have them in my right arm only and I'm right-handed. (can't have shots, etc. on the left side due to lack of lymph nodes on that side since surgery last year.)
Maybe I'm hesitantlogy because I have so few actual allergies and they are milder than yours were. I'm not having even half the symptoms I've seen you go through.
I think I will see the onco doctor and then tell the guy at my doctor's office that she advised against them...ha! I should have just said I wasn't interested in doing it when I had the tests done...but I was too chickenshit to do it. Plus you're sitting there with test results showing these numbers and you start to think Oh Wow...I'm ALLERGIC!
7866. judithathome - 5/12/2013 9:17:06 PM
Okay, the -logy belongs on "onco"...I could SWEAR I revised that correctly! Guess not.
7867. arkymalarky - 5/12/2013 9:31:25 PM
I wouldn't be allowed to do my own until I got on maintenance, which being 3 years is probably never going to happen. I just don't see that it would be worth the trouble and expense when antihistamines are cheap, safe, and work great for most things.allergy treatment is about symptom control, so if you can do that without getting shots to me that would be the least annoying alternative.bad as I am,I don't see doing the shots anytime in the near future
7868. judithathome - 5/14/2013 6:25:20 AM
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she recently underwent a double mastectomy, after learning she has a gene that predisposes her for breast cancer.
7869. judithathome - 5/15/2013 7:02:14 PM
I passed on the allergy shots.