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    Hi, ILoveHistory - sooo good to hear from you! I'm happy to know that you've had some relief of symptoms - remission is such a sweet word, isn't it? I'll keep you in my prayers as you face yet another new diagnosis. It DOES sound like you have excellent care, and that must be a comfort to you and your family. Being a Mom, I know how much YOUR mom must worry about you, though - I'll keep your Mom in my prayers, too!

    Post when you can - we always love to hear from you. You are loved here - part of the family, you know!

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    Hi Browneyedgirl53, Magistramarla and Mnjodette!

    Thank you SO very, very much for your kind words, concern and support!

    Yes, I like my Urologist very much. He is very kind and gentle and good at what he does...

    I will probably get my urine results back tomorrow, so will let you know...

    My Matric Dance (I think it's what you call 'Prom' in the U.S.A.) is coming up on Saturday 23rd February and I'm SO excited! My friend is partnering me and today my mother and I went to choose some material for my dress, which is being made.

    Marla: I sincerely hope that your appointment goes well! I will keep you in my prayers...

    Keep well!

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    Hi Everyone!

    My urine results came back clear, so that's really great!

    I have managed to go to school every single day for the entire day so far this week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), including attending a school function on Tuesday evening and doing community outreach for an hour and a half at a children's Orthopaedic Hospital today!

    I'm pretty cross with my G.P. Two weeks ago, I accidentally ingested a large amount of gluten, which I am violently allergic to (I have Celiac Disease). The next day, I began vomitting non-stop at 09:00 a.m. and only stopped at 15:15 because I went to my G.P. to get a Stemetil injection to stop the vomitting, otherwise it probably wouldn't have stopped! The vomitting was so bad that I perforated my oesophagus! :shock: Anyway, the injection was given into the upper part of my right buttock/very bottom part of my back. It would appear that my G.P. hit a nerve! Since then, I have been getting continually worsening pain in that area with erythema (redness) and severe itching. It is now sending sharp pains down my right leg (like sciatica) every time I move the leg! I don't know what to do about it?! Does anyone have any advice for me on what might help or what I should do?

    Thanking you all.

    Keep well!

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    Oh... ILoveHistory;
    Your good news was so uplifting and now, to have to hear of this bit of bad news. I have no suggestions for the pain, but I wanted to send you a hug and I hope that you get some relief from this new situation!! Perhaps someone else will have some ideas for you! I hope so!

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    Hi I love Histyory,

    There you are....so many ups coupled with so many downs. You hang in there well for all you have...hugs.

    Maybe I can help.. Sciatic nerve....Can you lay on you stomach and look like a pretzel?

    Let's say it is the right leg that is affected. Put a pillow under your the right side of your pelvis. Put the pillow so that you are tilted. Right hip higher than left. Now extend your right leg out like a frog, bent too and elevate, and stuff pillows under your thigh and knee.... the same height as the tilted end of your pelvis. That should provide relieve when done properly. I hope I explained it clearly.

    A body pillow works best! Or maybe a pillow may not be needed and just pivot your leg out while on your stomach....

    Keep working it into positon with the pillows or have you Mum do it, till you find relief.

    And another thing you can have someone do while in that position is to rub the cheek in the center with their fist, gently but firmly...moving the fist left right like screwing a bolt into the hole where the sciatic nerve is...it is deep in the cheek muscle.

    I used to sleep like that, and also I a massage therapist applied the fist method...but she would manipulate my leg like a bent frog leg while it dangled off the cot. Lifting it above the cot...what a relief. I had two lumbar surgeries, herniated disks. I have permanent sciatic nerve damage....it causes pain down into sole of my foot.

    Natural supplement for nerve pain, B6 and manganese. I also dosed with Gabapentin (Neurontin).

    Icing the area may help too...

    Hugs,
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    You poor thing! I've had sciatic pain, and what Oluwa suggests (with the pillows?) works really well. In fact, it was the only thing that really helped the last time I had a 'bout'. Give it a try - you might need someone to help, and keep experimenting with the pillow placement until you find the 'sweet spot' that will give you some relief. Sending you a big hug!!

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    Hi Everyone!

    Thank you SO very much for all of the hugs, concern and support!

    Oluwa: Thank you SO much for your suggestion about the pillows; I will try it as soon as I get home from school today and will let you know how it goes!

    I've managed the whole day at school today and am very proud of myself! Unfortunately, however, my school was having a VERY important Eucharist (my school is Anglican) today because our new headmistress was being installed (the Bishop came and everything!) and it was SO hot that three girls fainted (one girl quite badly) and I had a massive tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizure just as the Choir (I'm in the Choir) was processing out of the Chapel! I feel SO embarrassed! ops: I know that I couldn't help it, but still! The Chairman of the School Council had to pick me up and sling me over his shoulder to carry me out of the Chapel (I was also blocking the exit!)! ops: ops: ops: ops: ops: ops: ops:

    Keep well!

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    Believe it or not, sweetie, someday you will laugh about the memory of that incident. We are Episcopalian (Anglicans in the U.S.), too. Once, when I was out of town taking care of my mother, my hubby took all the kids (we have 5) to church on Christmas eve. The archbishop of the diocese was there. Jeff was an usher, but since our two year old, Meghan, was being so fussy, he was carrying her while he was ushering. Just as he was escorting the archbishop, Meg threw up all over his new suit! That happened nearly 20 years ago, and we still laugh about it.
    Keep your sense of humor, your head held high, and keep participating in life!
    Marla

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    You're welcome ILove HIstory.
    Did he swing you like a sack of potatoes?

    The "sweet spot" as Jody said. I hope you find it.
    Oluwa

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    Hi Everyone!

    Marla: LOL! :lol: That is SO funny! :lol: What did the Archbishop say? :lol: Wow! Five kids! That's really great! You must be a wonderful mother! I'd like four kids - two girls and two boys when I'm much older, but we'll just see what God has planned for me!

    Oluwa: Yes, he swung me like a sack of potatoes! ops: I was 'dead-weight' at the time because I still hadn't gained control of my body; I'm surprised that I didn't break his poor back! ops: :lol:

    Keep well!

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