• Join our community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

  • Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsSubscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes
0
maggiesimpson

Anyone In The Twin Cities Able To Give A Ride Monday Morning?

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I hate to ask, but circumstances changed and now i may be without a ride this coming monday. my husband is supposed to do it but he may not be able to because of work. I am a bit leary to ask strangers, but if none of my friends can do it then i am out of luck. i am getting a colonoscopuy/endoscopy so i don't know how long the whole thing is. I might be able to get a ride from the hubby in the morning and then have to find one home. This is in the twin cities area.

If anyone is interested let me know. I can email more specific info. I would be more than happy to compensate you for gas and time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


There are a few places you can call to see if they can help with this. In most cases the person who brings you is not allowed to leave during the procedure and they will not let you go in a taxi etc.

Call your local hospital and see if they have voluteers, Red Cross may know of someplace or someone, Catholic Charities or another local church may also have a resource they can link you up with. The Office of the Aging may even have a program that has volunteer drivers that may be able to help even if you are under retirement age. If you have a local college that has Human Service classes or a Nursing program they might be able to help find someone.

If you have neighbors you speak with ask if one of them might be able to help. I was in the same situation when I needs a bunch of teeth pulled. I finally broke down and asked the woman who lives across the street. We only had a say hello it's a nice day sort of relationship before that but now we talk and help each other with shoveling snow and yard work etc. I lost those teeth and gained a freind that my usual shyness had kept from me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks so much for the advice! I will check into some of these. My husband sort of blind-sided me with this, so I was scrambling to come up with options. I may possibly have a coworker who can pick me up, but I will have to check on the clinic's policy about whether or not my ride has to be there the whole time. I can't imagine anyone wanting to wait for as long as these tests will take. Now I at least have some more options, though. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks so much for the advice! I will check into some of these. My husband sort of blind-sided me with this, so I was scrambling to come up with options. I may possibly have a coworker who can pick me up, but I will have to check on the clinic's policy about whether or not my ride has to be there the whole time. I can't imagine anyone wanting to wait for as long as these tests will take. Now I at least have some more options, though. Thanks.

Most times the procedures don't take as long as you would think. I was in and out in about 2 hours and almost an hour of that was waiting to get into the procedure room. It is good also to have someone with you as it can be hard to remember what the doctor said after you wake up and he/she comes in. You may still feel a bit loopy when you leave and do keep in mind you won't be able to drive until the next day so plan ahead for anything you might need.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      108,926
    • Total Posts
      943,556
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      67,169
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Momagainsthexane
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Diagnosed at 57
    • Lex_, Again I am afraid Ennis_Tx is right here. Ennis_tx eats right and is eating all the right things and still has to take/supplement with Magnesium. The magnesium is a clue?  We need magnesium to make energy. I like to say as chlorophyll is to photosynthesis for the plant so is Magnesium for/to the Animal(s). Meaning we will run down without it. It is said "we waste away without enough Magnesium" Dr. Carolyn Dean wrote the book "The Magnesium Miracle" because people genuinely feel terrific when they take it. they are able to make energy again and function properly but the question remains  why? are we low in it the first place if we need it so much. Iron plays the same role in the blood/respiration but people still get IDA. It turns out low stomach acid limits our ability to absorb Magnesium and Iron. see this link about the role of gastric acid in Iron absorption. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7286584/ How do we know this.  . . well it is has been studied and proven. look no further than the FDA box warning on PPI's entitled "FDA Drug Safety Communication: Low magnesium levels can be associated with long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitor drugs (PPIs)" https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm245011.htm now this takes about 6 months of use to become low in magnesium but being low in stomach acid limits our ability to absorb Magnesium and why many people have to take it at 2x to 3x the RDA to get the desired effect. In fact the FDA says only stopping PPI's will reverses this condition.  Obviously  taking higher amount of Magnesium can help alleviate some of these symptom's but only raising the stomach acid will completely alleviate the condition. quoting "Although both patients' hypomagnesemia partially resolved with intravenous replacement, in both cases discontinuation of PPI treatment was necessary to stop ongoing symptoms and to stop magnesium loss." Hypomagnesimia is critically low Magnesiums akin to IDA. here is a thread about IDA and why this is so . . .  low stomach acid leads to low Iron levels. I think it will help explain why Celiac's often have to take Magnesium to help with their chronic fatigue symptom's. I hope this is helpful but when I helped my stomach acid levels my Magnesium begin to be better absorbed from the food I was eating. Nuts are good Magnesium sources especially Cashews and Almonds. So is chocolate hence Ennix_tx cocoa nibs etc. . . ***** this is not medical advice but I know taking Magnesium Citrate helped my energy levels. posterboy by the grace of God, 2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things”        
    • Lots of people are diagnosed after 50 according to this https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3227015/  
    • Smaller meals throughout the day should help. I had the same problem but if it keeps up you may need to see the doctor again and get surgery. Anti-acids may help out too. It's been about 10 years since I had mine. Good luck.
    • Nobody posted anything on my profile that I'm aware of but it wouldn't let me get into it. My email got hacked though right around the same time so I just figured it was connected. I'm not exactly Y2K ready. This is the first computer I ever bought and I still have a flip phone. Maybe it's not connected. Don't really know. 
  • Upcoming Events