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Old 09-12-2018, 09:36 AM   #11
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Steve,
Thank you for sharing this and you are in our prayers to find some solutions to the chromic pain and mobility issues.
I have a similar experience having been diagnosed with a rare arthritis when I was 32. It went into remission but came back 5 years ago at 57. I too am in the journey to find solutions to keep my pain levels and mobility at a manageable level.
You need to be so thankful that you appear to have insurance to pursue what you are pursuing, I’m not so lucky.
You bring up some good trailer issues that over the years here I’ve tried to share as well with folks who are trying to decide on which model. It may not seem like much to pick a bigger trailer when ur health is OK, but things like washing, waxing, stairs, maintenance all get more demanding when the health goes south.
If you would like to pm me, I’d be very interested in following your progress with these treatments.
God bless.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:57 AM   #12
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Hi: SFDavis50... A wise person once said "Getting older isn't for sissies". All the more reason for getting an RV while you can still use it!!! Sounds like the Dr's are using WD40 for your aches and pains. Hope it benefits you. Alf
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:54 AM   #13
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I can eat Poutine but I need to limit my consumption of carbs to keep my blood sugar down so I may order the Poutine with just two fries and a lot of meat and au juice instead of gravy.

While I consider myself a basket case orthopedically I do manage to go hiking every week and on Sunday I did two miles near Rabbit Ears Mountain and another two miles in Steamboat Springs with a soak in the hot springs pool on Sunday evening and Monday afternoon. Figured it couldn't hurt since I'll be stove up for a few weeks after the procedure. Today the doctor sucked a lot of fluid out of both my knees and now I feel like Tigger. No pain and the rubbery feeling is gone. My back still aches but it doesn't feel nearly as bad as the description of my MRIs.

If I was my MRIs the words degenerate, degenerative proliferation and cyst would be the most common description of me. I wouldn't even be worthy of Poutine.
Just caught my attention when you mentioned Steamboat Springs . Did the soak in the springs last Thursday and stayed for a week at Steamboat springs . Was a new adventure for us 👍🏻Pat
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:59 AM   #14
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i did stem cell treatment for my horse after his surgery not sure it helped but i think he was miss diagnosed. I am getting some kind of injections in my SI joint next week. The pain has really been slowing me down. Planning on fox hunting (no animals actually chased or harmed) this winter and riding 3 -4 hours often at a fast pace all winter. I fell off my horse a couple weeks ago and broke a rib making everything i do more difficult but its finally healing - yes i was riding bareback at night on the beach and my horse spooked and some liqueur was involved but i did have cloths on so i am growing up a bit....
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:20 PM   #15
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Fox Hunt, your post gave me my morning giggle, thanks.
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:41 PM   #16
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While we are on the topic of health problems, here is a little bit of my story. A year ago In July, I was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disease. This was treated with platlets and blood transfusions and this Spring I was well enough to go farming for 3 weeks.

This July, a routine lab test showed this had progressed into accute myeloid lukemia. I was told to start treatment immediatly or have only 3 weeks to live. After some new experimental drugs and 5 weeks in an isolation unit, I am now in remission.

The next step they want to do is a stem cell transplant to put it away fo good.

We agonized a lot about selling the trailer, but with than gone so is a lot of hope. I’m looking forward to farming and camping next spring. I have a few weeks coming up in the hospital again but after going through the chemo, i’ll handle it. Loren.
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:47 PM   #17
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all the best to you ! tough road ahead but hopefully you will be camping and farming next spring!
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:54 PM   #18
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A quick footnote to my story. The only one on this forum aware of my sickness was Iowa Dave, and last fall he so generously offered to come down and help me get the trailer in storage or any other help I might have needed. That is the kind of people that are on this forum. Loren
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:58 PM   #19
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It warms my heart to hear that! Many years ago I had stage three breast cancer my friends/family really supported me. I was and am very thankful for the people in my life.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:27 PM   #20
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Just caught my attention when you mentioned Steamboat Springs . Did the soak in the springs last Thursday and stayed for a week at Steamboat springs . Was a new adventure for us 👍🏻Pat
Steamboat Springs is a three hour drive for me. I have camped several times up at Rabbit Ears in the Dumont Lake Campground. Several good hiking trails and they are at 10,000 ft. altitude. We missed the Sandhill Cranes this year, hope you saw them. Also there is a new Alpine Coaster which I want to try but I totally forgot about it this trip. I'll have to go back soon. I go to the downtown pool mostly. There is a beautiful hike up the Hot Springs trail to Strawberry Hot Springs, though.
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