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Armetta Needs Prayers

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Just wanted to let you guys know . . . . Metta broke her arm earlier this week. Because Arizona is getting ready for the "snowbirds", doctors are taking vacations, etc., and she still hasn't been able to see an orthopedic surgeon (they want her to see one that specializes in elbows). IF she has to have surgery, they told her it would be "when they could squeeze her into the schedule". Her advice, don't f***ing retire to Arizona!!!

Therefore, she won't be able to post, answer PM's e-mails, etc... She's having a LOT of trouble with trying to type.

If you want her address, PM me and I'll send it to you . . . . .

In the meantime, though, she needs lots of hugs and prayers sent her way . . . .

Love & Hugs to all,

Lynne


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Oh! That is most unfortunate. Poor Armetta, I hope this can be resolved soon. And, what are these "snowbirds" that are causing the delay?


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Oh no! Poor Armetta :(

Thanks for letting us know, Lynne. :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Yikes, praying for Armetta.

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Oh no :( poor thing (sounds painful :o )

Hope she gets it sorted ASAP and on the road to recovery.


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

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Tell Armetta we are praying for her.

So, what do you call a person from Florida who gets a summer place up north??? That's what my grandmother and grandfather did!! I've always called them "reverse snowbirds", but I don't know if there's a real term for people like them.


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Snowbirds = More Mature folks from Northernly locales that travel south (normally Florida, Arizona or So-Cal) for the winter as the cold "disagrees" with them.

Snowbirds make a plethora of Dr. appointments and often crowd the Casinos and buffets :)

oh yeah.....I forgot about those. Thanks for clarifying, I thought it was a sports team for a minute but it is too early for spring training. :huh:


SUSIE

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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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I dont know Armetta well, but I am feeling for her pain. I hope she gets this resolved quickly. Darn snowbirds.. I know up here in NJ it gets a lot emptier during those winter months.. once spring arrives the traffic is horrible!!

Please let Armetta know that I am thinking of her also and wishing her a quick recovery


Stephanie

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OH METTA, YOU DIDN'T :(:(:(

I am soooo sorry. I hope that don't have too much pain and really hope that you can get some relief SOON!!!

I will send you all the funnies that I can find to cheer you up :)

xxoo

Lisa


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Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Our thoughts and prayers will be with Armetta as well.

Is she is Arizona? Whereabouts. We are heading to Tucson in a few weeks.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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this will be short, as 1 finger typing is the pitts, i fall off of a ladder in the garage, monday morning and missed the bottom step. i was lucky in that, by the time my head hit, i already had other parts of my hitting the concrete floor first. it is cracked right below the joint and that has about a 16 of an inch separation. if they don't need to pin it, then i might be able to get the cast on tomorrow. if a pin is needed, then they have to fit me into their operating schedule.

i do not understand why the snowbirds can't do their medical before they come here and not overload our doctors and hospitals. i am not thinking kindly of those people at this moment.

i am on pain killers big time.

my hubby was angry that i had gotten on the ladder. he has told me for three months, since i have had worsening neuro problems, to stay off of the ladder. he did not think it was broken because i still cooked a 1 handed dinner. he felt i would be crying, etc. if it was broken. i have been married to him for 43 years and he never realized that i have a high pain tolerance - what a dork lol. i have to say that now he has respect for what i have had to indure in the past.

thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. i need the prayers just to get this in a cast.

thank you lynne for caring and posting this.

andrea, we live in a valley far west of phoenix.


"Throw yourself a pity-party and you'll be the only guest." - Earlene Fowler

Diag. Celiac Disease by positive blood test 2/03/2004

Allergies - corn, soy, casein, egg whites and wheat

Morphia Scleroderma

Osteoarthritis

Hypothyroid and Hperthyroid

Essential Tremors

Asthma

Migraines

Fibromyalgia - diag. in 1978 when they called it Fibrositis

PAD Peripheral Artery Disease

Angina and Atrial Fibrillation

Gluten Ataxia

Vitiligo

Scoliosis of the spine (caused by malabsorption and it is horribly painful) This would be enough reason for someone to go gluten free.

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Holy cow Armetta--I can't believe you're not even in a cast yet :o This is awful :angry:

I didn't realize all the visitors from the north created such a problem with your medical system there. Something is definately wrong with that <_<

I feel like coming down there and going upside someone's head :ph34r: Painkillers--no, you should be in a cast. I'm sending the best I can--hugs and prayers and positive thoughts that you get seen by the right people very soon.

Take care :)

Do not even consider answering--you need to relax and save your strength ;)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I agree with Patti.

Sounds like you are a bit far away to stop off and visit. :(


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Metta! Don't make me come down there and give you a whooping! What the bleeping heck were you doing on a ladder??????? GRRRRR! I'm thinking it has to be your left elbow, as your right elbow is probably has so much strength in it from years of "exercise"......... :rolleyes:;)B)

Those darn Snowbirds - I mean, c'mon! Booking all these appts? Whaz up with dat? :huh:

Do you guys consider only Canadians snowbirds, or also people from the northern states?

Hugs and hope you get it resolved reeeeeel soon!

Hugs.

Karen


Karen

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endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

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Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

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HI Armetta

Patti wrote me and told me to ck the forum as you'd broken your arm.

thanks Lynne for posting.

Agree,,,WHAT WERE YOU DOING ON A LADDER???? BUT I KNOW , I DO THE SAME THING AS WE WANT THINGS DONE, RIGHT?????

SO SORRY. YOU'VE HAD YOUR SHARE OF GRIEF..HAVING BEEN ON MUCH LATELY SO THOUGHT THINGS WERE GOING WELL WITH YOU.

PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF AND PRAY YOU CAN GET IN TO SEE THE DR'S SOON.

HUGS pRAYERS AND LOVE

JUDY


Judy in Southern CA

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ugh! armetta, I hope you're feeling better soon.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

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Yikes Armetta, that doesn't sound good! I understand about the terrible pain a broken bone can cause, I broke my right ankle four and a half years ago, and I was in awful pain for weeks. I hope you get it casted soon, that should help the pain at least a little.

Darn Canadian snowbirds (I can say that, I am German :P , and I LIKE Canadian winters, anyway)!

Make sure you don't hide all the pain, so your husband (friends, neighbours, kids, grandkids) will want to take care of you and pamper you! And don't cook, for heaven's sake, let others do it. It's too complicated with only one arm, and you need rest to heal.

I will pray for you as well.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

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Armetta, sorry to hear about the break; hope you get relief soon.

I didn't realize that Snowbirds took going to different doctors so casually; yeah, why don't they visit their home state doctor before taking their extended vacations.....

Karen:

Here in NJ if you are from northern or western NJ and you take a day trip to southeast Jersey by the seashore the seashore residents call you "Bennies" which is a mean slur (although I don't get it....). South Jersey people do not like the residents of their own state using "their" beaches (in many cases they are public beaches however or owned by the State of NJ). You're not a "bennie" if you rent a room or house for a week or more; it's just the daytrippers they don't like (supposedly these daytrippers aren't spending enough money while they are down there for the day - but that's not what I remember when I was daytripping there. We'd go to restaurant, go to board walk and spend a lot of money on rides and snacks, pay for parking, etc. So these towns ARE sharing in the spending wealth. Sometimes you'll see signs that say "Bennies Go Home." - D.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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all of your prayers an well wishes must have worked. i don't need it pinned, nor did i need a cast. they put it in a removal splint. this is so neat. they wet this pad and form it to where they want the angle to be and then wrap it in an ace bandage that has a velcro closure. after 2 hours it then hardens and keeps the shape. i am allowed to remove it for showers only, which is awesome.

i have to get another x-ray next friday and then see the doctor the following monday.

he said that we had been putting the ace bandage on and holding the arm in the right postion as it is healing in the proper position.

because of the deep cut i got during the fall, i have to take anti-biotics, which is a pit. it is not infected yet, but he does not want it to.

i am to stay on pain pulls until i don't need them anymore, which i hope is soon.

thank you all for caring.


"Throw yourself a pity-party and you'll be the only guest." - Earlene Fowler

Diag. Celiac Disease by positive blood test 2/03/2004

Allergies - corn, soy, casein, egg whites and wheat

Morphia Scleroderma

Osteoarthritis

Hypothyroid and Hperthyroid

Essential Tremors

Asthma

Migraines

Fibromyalgia - diag. in 1978 when they called it Fibrositis

PAD Peripheral Artery Disease

Angina and Atrial Fibrillation

Gluten Ataxia

Vitiligo

Scoliosis of the spine (caused by malabsorption and it is horribly painful) This would be enough reason for someone to go gluten free.

Ocular Myastenia Gravis

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Armetta, great you don't need it pinned or need a cast - but still a pain eh? :(

Hope you heal really quick , put your feet up and let your dear hubby do the chores !! :)


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

Nikki

Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)

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That's pretty good news Armetta, considering. Take care! :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Wow, Armetta, glad you were able to get it taken care of so quickly!!!

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