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    Thanks again for all that info and i looked up both links and on the sjogrens link it mentioned Neurogenic bladder,so i looked that up and that tablet the gyno gave me called Oxybutynin hydrochloride is given for that condition but it was stopping me from weeing and causing more leakage, i've added that tablet to your thread so you can see it and really i should'nt have tried it with me having liver trouble, it says alot more onthe link.

    Someones got to start helping me with this, everyday constantley wearing a liner and it does get depressing.

    Love Terry xxx
  2. Terry,
    Yes! Both of my calfs are rock-hard and painful. Now, the muscles behind my thighs (quads?) keep spasming and tightening up.
    I saw my specialist for the spasmodic dysphonia and he suggested that it might be related - gave me some info on Dystonia and something called Hereditary Spasmodic Paraplegia. This was interesting to me, since my auntie had muscles that tightened up like that.
    The other thing that my good Texas rheumy mentioned is polymyositis, which BonusMom is looking at, too.
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    Hello Marla,

    I did some looking and reading it's the scleroderma causing my calfs to swell but it gives you the affects like DVT and my god it is painfull. xxxx
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    Hello Marla,

    You have alot of the same dieases as myself have your ever had you calf down blow out and go tight, it's not affecting my feel just from the calf to the ankle on both legs and going all tight, it's really painful.

    I hope your keeping fine in your wonderful world. xxxx
  5. Glad you enjoyed. We had fun at Tahoe.
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    Hi Marla I love your pics! I kept looking at them! Beautiful!
  7. Linda,
    I know that it is really difficult to stop doing what you love, but sometimes it is just time to re-invent yourself.
    I was so sure that I wouldn't get away from teaching. I thought that I might do some subbing or tutoring in my new state, but it just didn't happen.
    I've thrown myself into other interests, and I'm having a ball - never bored.
    When we move back to Texas, my grandson wants to learn Latin, so I'm planning to teach him on-on-one, since his school district doesn't have a Latin program. Hillary and I are planning to coach him for state competitions, so I will get re-involved in Latin in the state, without the stress of classroom teaching.
    There are always ways to stay involved in life - just seek them out.
    Good luck, and LISTEN to your body.
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    Thanks Marla for your advice. I don't like coffee, in fact I hate it. But at times when I have it, I really notice a difference. I suppose it could be called self medication. So I will grit my teeth and drink it, like I do the fish oil and Prednisolone. They all leave a horrible taste in my mouth. I am seeing my rheumy this Wednesday, and I will let him know AGAIN about the difficulties I am having at school. If he asks me AGAIN if I need to teach full time I think I might yell at him, "That is what keeps me going everyday". I think I was pretty clear when I phoned him 5 weeks ago asking him to help me to walk because I will have to take sick leave, and I don't want to mope around the house miserable. I will know when it is time to cut down, he has no idea how much working and keeping busy takes our minds off the pain.
  9. Hi Linda,
    Sorry that I've been AWOL again. I've just now read this.
    I guess that I did much the same that you are doing - too much coffee and chocolate. Unfortunately, I'm way too fond of both. There were always chocolates available in the teacher's lounge. I was the coffee queen for our department. I had a fancy coffee maker in the lounge and I always kept the Starbucks coffee and creamer stocked. I would drink hot coffee in the morning, and switch to iced coffee in the afternoon.
    The caffeine and the adrenalin kept me going.
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    Hi Marla, I am trying my best to enjoy life just as you are. Life really is such a blessing, and there are so many things to do, but we tend to do things a bit differenty than others do, especially teaching. Just a quick question. When you were teaching, was there anythng successful that you did sometimes after lunch just to give you a boost of energy. Some days, especially when I have a free period, I just collaps mentally, and find it hard to teach the last lesson of the day. If I teach all day there doesn't seem to be too much of a problem because the adrenalin of teaching keeps me going until the end of the day. But when I manage to sit down, it really hits me big time. The only option is to overdose on chocolate, lollies and coffee, all of which I am not fond of.

    Ok if you do not have any solutions, thank you for listening to my sooky lala.....
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