Jennie048

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  1. I just signed up over there too!
  2. I twitch under my eye - which is really annoying....
  3. Glad to see the site is back up too! Always great support on this site!
  4. Jennie048

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    I also had a basal cell removed from my back with Mohs surgery and the procedure itself and recovery were very easy...I also go for 6 month check ups and I agree with you I think it is good to be a little paranoid.
  5. I’m sorry your mom is going through this and I think you are doing awesome for putting things in perspective as skin cancers caught early are very treatable. I’ve had a basal cell removed from my back with Mohs surgery and keep up with my skin checks every six months. I also agree that we probably won’t ever be cured of HA but will have to learn how to live with it the best we can. I work hard at trying to keep it at bay by trying not to Google and over react and if I truly have something that needs to be checked out I go to the doctor if needed and that seems to eliminate my HA as I trust my doctors. I also keep up with my physicals and checkups which it seems you do too. I think having HA keeps me on this schedule of making sure I get my check ups done and for that I am thankful as some people are not so good with regular doctor check ups.
  6. Thank you all for the replies -- the support here is always great!
  7. Coming here and trying to remain calm. For the past few days - have noticed slight blood color (aura) around the stool - bowel movements have been normal - going once a day. Had a salad on Tuesday evening that had lots of roasted beets in it -- ate half that night and then half the next day, Wednesday. Has anyone had this type of thing happen after eating beets? I just had a colonoscopy done in the spring and one benign polyp was found but doctor couldn't see a small section on colon and he wants to do another one this fall with a different prep- which is scheduled for September just so he can see everything and then if all is well - he won't need to see me for 3-5 years for another one. So trying not to panic -but could definitely use some support -- I'm hoping what is going on is just from the beets? Help.....
  8. Thanks for responding Bin - I definitely agree I overfocus when I’m anxious. Not really paying attention to the area anymore as the focus is now on my allergies which are in full force with itchy eyes and sinus pressure - those I am used to dealing with.
  9. Trying to keep calm here as things have been going pretty smoothly and trying not to overreact. I notice yesterday that my right side of my clavicle feels different than the left. It feels a little more bumpier -- I don't feel any actual lumps on the collarbone - just feels more veins and different than the other side which the bone on the left side is very smooth. Also to note, my right shoulder area - the muscles in my shoulder and neck area are sore as I work out daily and lift weights a lot so I wonder if this could be affecting it as well. Just wondered if anyone else had something similar? Not sure if its always been like this as I've never really noticed -- but now since I've felt it - I feel hyper focused on it and trying not to feel it so much so I don't irritate it. Any thoughts are definitely needed.....thanks in advance.
  10. Thanks lugrad91 for your reply...the support on this site is wonderful!
  11. Thank you for your reply -- it made me feel much more calm about the situation.
  12. I often feel sick at work - mine is focused more on lower right back and side/sometimes stomach pain....it seems at work especially when I'm not very busy -- I tend to over focus on it...when I leave and am at home or doing other things...I rarely notice anything.
  13. I get this a lot with two of my middle toes on the left foot -- it seems to always feel numb when I wear a certain pair of sandals.
  14. So finally settled down after getting the call back to go in for more views during mammogram but luckily got the all clear which was a big relief. Now of course starting to focus on other fears. I've had on and off fears of pancreatic and stomach and colon cancer for a long time. No history in my family and never smoker, etc but it can always happen, right? I've had floating stools on and off for many years - normal color and size always, normal bowel movements and no oily substance associated they just float -- I had colonoscopy just a few months ago - which they did find one polyp (benign) - which was removed and also noted mild diverticulosis...afterwards talked to doc and mentioned floating stools and he did not seemed concerned and said floating stools are of no concern unless there are other symptoms. I also about a year ago asked an online doctor about floating stools and he said the same thing and said they are of no concern and are usually due to diet...which I do try to eat very healthy - lots of salad, veggies, oatmeal. and fish (mostly salmon). I was fine for awhile with those answers from the doctors but now my lower back and right side area has been painful...but I have been increasing exercises and am doing lots of ab exercises and my back feels better when I stretch it and yesterday - the back seemed to really hurt worse when I was doing a class and we were doing really high inclines on the treadmill -- which seems to hopefully point to muscle related....I have a follow up with the gastro doctor just to talk with him as I've never really had much chance to talk with him as I saw him only briefly after colonoscopy, my appointment is in early June -- so I will bring up these concerns with him. I'm asking for any thoughts and support - thanks in advance.....HA sucks!