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Sometimes life gives you lemons

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by xfieldok, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It appears my neurologist is 99percent sure I have myasthenia gravis. This explains why I haven't been able to talk or eat since before Christmas.

    I am not exactly happy about this, and now left wondering whether some of my symptoms were not actually down to diabetes.

    On the good news front, apparently they will have to stop offering me statins, so it's not all bad news.
     
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  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Oh Love, I am sorry.
    What a blow.
    What is your health team suggesting as the next step?
    I will tag in @JohnEGreen because he has MG too.
     
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  3. Kittycat_7_

    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    So sorry to hear,
    Take care
     
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Take it steady. Xx
     
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  5. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Oh I am so sorry to read this. Take care and lots of hugs x
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    So sorry to hear this, I hope they have a plan in the offing for you, take care xx
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you and hope you are able to get some relief. x
     
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  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    That's an exceptonally sour lemon, xfieldok. And not being able to talk or eat sounds very *****
    All the best and another hug from me!
     
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  9. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I see the neurologist next Thursday. His boss doesn't think I need to be an in patient for a week of tests as I have had these symptoms since before Christmas. My GP is fascinated, she hasn't had a case before, my dentist likewise. So I am making people happy.

    I don't get my first set of meds until next Tuesday because the hospital didn't have any in stock when I went. The neurologist is not happy about this, but what can you do. They can cause upset tummies so I will take them when they arrive, but if there are problems, I will stop taking them until after the hospital visit. Public transport and bad tummy = major problem.

    I have a leg of lamb in the freezer which is screaming my name. I am so tired of scrambled eggs and cheese.

    Husband is super supportave and the puppies are taking my mind off things.

    You all, of course are great :)
     
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  10. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Already spoken with @JohnEGreen and let me tell you, the hugs mean a LOT. Many thanks.
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have another hug in that case. Is there a reason the lamb can’t be brought out in support of the cause?
     
  12. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't eat meat or much of anything really. I am really hoping that the drugs will let me chomp my way through the leg!
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    :hilarious:
    If you can eat eggs and cheese, would it be possible to have your lamb finely ground and made into a delicious culinary soft juicy meatball of some kind?
    Or part of a stew like meal?
    I might be offering stupid ideas, but we don't know what exactly is the problem with eating.
    So I hope you'll forgive me if I only added to your lamb chop related frustration by making your mouth water with more stuff you can't eat... :hungry:
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @xfieldok,

    So sorry to read this. Have a big hug from me. Hope the medication will help soon.
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    HI @xfieldok, This is like being hit by a whole other semi-trailer !! My heart goes out to you.
    I hope the neurologists have given you some advice about when to take this new medication to try to
    prevent or minimise tummy upsets!! :):):)
     
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  16. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mincing this leg would be an act of desecration..

    Next time you eat something, try this

    Take a small portion of food into your mouth. Chewing not allowed. The only way you can eat is to use your thumb to force your lower jaw against the upper jaw.

    It's very tiring.
     
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    Rustytypin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I'm very sorry to hear this, my best wishes to you. It is good that your husband is supportive , he will be a great help to you in tackling this new challenge.
     
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    tayelola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry. Wish you well.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I am so very sorry to read your post about your new diagnosis. I've not heard of it before but just googled it and it sounds awful. Big hug coming your way. {{{{ hug }}}}

    Many many years ago my jaw froze - brought on apparently by stress so nothing as awful as you're suffering - but I couldn't chew for about six months. I remember living on thick soups, shepherd's or cottage pie, houmous, taramasalata, bubble and squeak, cauliflower cheese and eggs (and other stuff which is high carb like mushed up macaroni cheese).
     
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  20. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Chook I guess you have to go through something similar to appreciate what it's like. My appetite is appalling, I think it is because I only want stuff I can't have. I have mince and stewing meat defrosting, last night it was cauliflower cheese.
     
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