Debsbears

Joined: 04/27/2012
My Story:
I'm 56, I have 2 children and 2 grand children. I live in WI.

Health issues: Raynaud's phenomenon, Kidney dysfunction (stone maker), type 2 diabetes (in remission), PFO (hole in my heart), PE (pulmonary emboli), TIA's (mini strokes), PH (Pulmonary Hypertension), Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, I have spinal and cervical stenosis, 2 total right knee replacements, esophageal dysmotility, LVDD, POTS autonomic dysfunction, sleep disorder w/ brain arousal's and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), and Fibromyalgia. I have recently been diagnosed with chronic iron deficiency anemia.

I also have RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Disorder). Due to my Autonomic dysfunction I have had to have 4ft of my colon removed May 2010. I am a 17 yr breast cancer survivor. 2011 had a 7 vertebrae neck fusion done - 2 rods and 12 screws held my neck together, my neck is completely fused so on 09/13/12 all the hardware were removed.

I came to WebMD to get more info about my health in Oct. 07 when I was diagnosed with Diabetes T-2. My Diabetes is in control currently not taking meds for it.

You can find me on a few different Exchanges. As well as my blog.

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Reply: Indentation on my lower right calf
Francinew2 I have idiopathic edema meaning unknown cause. Water retention throughout my...More
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.



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I'll be signing off tonight
So that I can get ready for my surgery on Wednesday. My recovery will be a long one so I...More
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.



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Reply: Does anyone know - - -
NutriJoy, I am currently on a low fiber diet - limited to only 15gms a day my dr. says...More
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If having an ileostomy will change my blood sugars? I can't find any info on this. I just...More
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.



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Reply: I will be Taking a break
Sorry I said 7 week clear liquids before surgery. It is 7 days of clear liquids.
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.



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Reply: I will be Taking a break
Surgery is scheduled for July 10th. I guess in my case it is called an ileostomy because...More
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.



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Shocking results
I am surprised at my A1c from 6/17/13, why? I have been on lots of antibiotics, steroids...More
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.



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I will be Taking a break
I just found out I will be seeing my colon surgeon on Tuesday because I am in need of...More
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.



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Reply: Vitamins and Red Meat
1. the only ones I take are the ones my doctor says I am deficient in - B-12 shot once a...More
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.



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Reply: Diabetes and Weight Loss
I totally agree with what the others have to say about we need to eat what works for us. ...More
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.



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