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Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by pk_powell, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Today I went and seen a pain management specialist.He put me on another kind of muscle relaxor that he says I am to take 3 times a day.This will depend of course as to how drowsy they make me.I shall attempt them tomorrow and see,I refuse to be sleeping all day.He wants me to go in the morning and have an x-ray of my right hip and also a CT-Scan with contrast of the abdomen,because something is causeing me to have a terrible catch in my right hip and as yet no one knows why.So at 6:15AM tomorrow I am to start drinking a big bottle of Orange flavored Gatorade that has been mixed with a small amount of clear liquid that is the contrast.I guess the contrast is horrific in taste and they thought orange flavored gatorade would help me to drink it.Then November 7th I am to go take a nerve conduction test on my right hip and leg.Then I have to wait until December the 8TH before seeing this doctor again.Just wanted to let ya all know,I'm still with Curves and Weight Watchers,he is the second doctor to tell me to stay at Curves,he wants my muscles to get strong and supportive.So if I'm not on that much please bear with me.I'll check in when I can.
    Sister Pat:big_smile:
     
  2. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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    gl tomarrow pk thoughts n prayers are with you
     

  3. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Thanks for the update,best of luck. Keep us posted as much as possible.Prayers being said for you and the family.
     
  4. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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    my prayers are with u PK...good luck
     
  5. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Just a short update,if any of ya all get told that they need a CT Scan of the Abdomen with contrast.Hopefully they'll give ya a little brown bottle of clear liquid.If they do,definitely go and purchase a 64 ounce bottle of Orange gatoraide.It does mask it quite well.I guess alone it is quite horrific,but with the Orange gatoraide it's not bad at all.Just my opinion.:big_smile:
     
  6. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Sounds like you are not having alot of fun lately. I have had the nerve test done twice. If it is the same one it is not much fun. I am pulling for you! Hang in there it's got to get better.
    Bill
     
  7. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Went and had the test done doctor gets results in the morning,then Nov 7Th at 12 noon I go for nerve conduction test.Tech doing the test this morning thought it was kinda redicioulous to have a tummy ct scan with iodine and contrast because my hip catches but doctor was adamant that she perform the test but it was clear she did not understand why,especially when she found out I wasn't having stomach problems.Oh well we will see.As soon as I know I'll post!:big_smile:
     
  8. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Pat, thoughts and prayers are sent from us to you and your family. Keep us updated. And hope all goes well. God Bless, Sister.
     
  9. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    Hang in there Pat cause the Lord will hold you up and he don't dish out what you can't take with his help
     
  10. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    Praying for the very best outcome for you, Pat.

    Carolyn
     
  11. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Pat, we are still praying for you and that the doctors will find out what is going on and be able to help you.
     
  12. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Good luck Pat.Thoughts and prayers from Missouri.
     
  13. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    Good luck PK, The CT scan will tell 99% of the story, and the EMG test will show how far the damage is. I've had both, and the EMG test isn't that bad, I do hope you get some closure. I'll keep you in my prayers.
    Later Andy
     
  14. chattycatty

    chattycatty New Member

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    Pat: So sorry to hear about your health difficulties. I will continue to pray for you and hope that everything comes out okay in the end.