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Jul 10, 2018 · 5 abdominal aneurysms repaired in 1984. L2 Paraplegia after surgery. in Aortic Aneurysms

There were two approaches to repairing the aneurysms unfortunately I was quite sick so there was only one option and that had only a 3% success rate. So lucky to be here! I started an organization SCITCS 31 years ago. See AlbertaSCITCS Facebook and scitcs.org.
Swollen feet due to PAD and of course sitting for 34 years, hot weather contributes as well. Unfortunately people comment which can be embarrassing. “Better to be looked over than overlooked” I think! Thank you for remembering and enquiring. Very kind of you.

Feb 19, 2018 · 5 abdominal aneurysms repaired in 1984. L2 Paraplegia after surgery. in Aortic Aneurysms

Hello everyone. I have an annual ultrasound and so far so good. I have used a manual wheelchair since 1984 following the surgery. I did not lose sensation. I get terribly swollen feet. The swelling used to really go down overnight now just a little. However as soon as I put my feet down we are back to square one. Probably due to sitting and poor circulation. I put my shoes on before I put my feet down! I am not in any pain except a little from rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. I count myself very lucky and I enjoy life.

Apr 9, 2017 · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

Between two to three years. I was advised it can reverse if taken for a short period of time. Fortunately it did and I have remained on one tablet a day from two daily.

Apr 9, 2017 · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

I have my eyes tested annually as a result of a change in one eye my dosage of plaquinil was halved and has remained so.

Mar 22, 2016 · Arthritis and Joint Conditions in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Thank you for sharing. I really appreciate it
Louise

Mar 21, 2016 · Arthritis and Joint Conditions in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Have rheumatoid arthritis in my hands I am using a low dose of paquinal and shots of cortisone.
However I also use a manual wheelchair so it is almost impossible to follow any and all advice to rest and preserve the joints