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Old 08-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #21
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Sending prayers for your wife Johnnie36. Very familiar with MRSA....
Let us know about the tests....
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:45 PM   #22
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So sorry you have to go through this. I'm sending positive thoughts and wishes. I have many relatives with Type II diabetes, and many of them pulled through stuff like this at much older ages than your DW, so keep the faith.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:51 PM   #23
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Johnnie, my thoughts are with your DW, you and all the family. Hang tough and be strong, she needs that right now.

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Half the battle is figuring out what's wrong. I wish you and DW all the best.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:03 AM   #25
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MRSA is very difficult to eradicate, because all the usual antibiotics don't work. Many people are "colonized" with it on their skin, that is, it's there, but doesn't cause symptoms. Sounds like DW has symptoms, and her other health problems don't help. If she needs to be hospitalized for any reason, this may mean isolation (to prevent other people picking it up).

Wishing you both all the best with this difficult situation.
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So sorry to hear about your wife's condition. You just have to take things one day at a time and remember to do some things to take your mind off the problem.
Remember that you need to stay in good shape to be strong for her.
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Johnnie, I am wishing the best for you both. Don't forget to take care of yourself as well.

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I am sorry to hear about your wife's health problems, Johnnie. I'll keep you both in my thoughts.
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Hi Johnnie,
Of course, I will send my positive thoughts and prayers your way. +1 on taking good care of yourself.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #30
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Prayers definitely work and she'll be in mine!
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Johnnie,

I'm also a not a religous person and I lost my wife to cancer 1 1/2 years ago. I will keep your wife in my thoughts and hope it all turns out well.
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I'm just seeing this thread and sorry to read of your wife's problems. Hopefully she will get a better report after her shots. Keep us up to date. Prayers sent.
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She had the blood work Monday and the results came back this morning; however, the physician is not in today and the results must be given by the physician directly to the patient. Have to wait until tomorrow. They've ordered a CT scan, had to get OK from insurance and now she has to have a blood test in order to do the scan "with contrast".
DW is getting very upset with all the tests. She hates this stuff and if I didn't do the leg work it wouldn't get done at all. I'll keep you posted.
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DW finally had the blood work completed and tested negative for MRSA. I think she jumped the gun a little saying she was "diagnosed" with MRSA. They might have suspected MRSA and wanted to prove or disprove it, but it didn't come out that way from her. Anyway, she was cleared of MRSA. Still has to have the CT scan for lupus but it requires more blood work first and she wants to wait till we get back from our trip to NC.

Thanks for all the imput on the thread and for your concern.
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What a relief that must be, Johnnie! I am so glad that she doesn't have MRSA after all.
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I am not a doctor, but I sure do not understand how a CT scan can tell one anything at all about lupus.
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I think I have to agree with LOL!'s comments here. Lupus is an auto-immune condition...and normally ANA blood work to used for diagnosis.
Glad there is no MRSA ! That is wonderful Johnnie.!
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I am not a doctor, but I sure do not understand how a CT scan can tell one anything at all about lupus.
Neither am I. A search on "CT scan lupus" turns up many references, some of which seem to be saying that one reason CT scans are done is to rule out other causes of symptoms which may, or may not, be caused by lupus.
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Johnnie, I pray for your wife and you. May God bless.
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Johnnie, just back from travel but saw your post. All my best wishes.

BTW, I don't see any connection between the mastectomy and her lupus. These are complicated diseases where typical Google searching sometimes just adds to the chaos. Hopefully you have good doctors you can trust.
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