HI,ALL I HAVE ENJOYED THIS SITE VERY MUCH BUT HAVE A QUESTION I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYONE ASKED I HAVE HAD 53 SURGERIES ALL BUT 3 ARE NOT RELATED TO RA DEALING WITH A BAD ONE RIGHT NOW HAVE HAD MY LEFT ELBOW DRAIN 13 TIMES,DRAINAGE TUBES PUT IN AND LAST THURS.HAD THE BURSA SACK REMOVED AND NOW FILLED UP AGAIN HAS ONYONE EVRY HAD THIS PROBLEM THANKSWow, Sandy! You're a trooper having been through so many surgeries! Can't say I've had that issue or anything like it. I'm sure someone on here has had something similar or knows someone who has. Here's to healing as quickly as possible *cheers*
sandy i'm so sorry to hear you've been dealing with. I retain fluid in my elbows but not to any real extent. I hope things start to look up and this drain does the trick....what other surgerys have you had?
-JessTHANKS TO U ALL,I HAVE HAD BOTH LUNGS OPERATED ON FINGERS,WRIST ELBOWS FEET YOU NAME IT I GOT IT,HAVE TO KEEP A LIST SO DRS.DON'T TRY TO TAKE LIGAMENTS WERE THEY'VE ALREADY TOOK THEM LOL,I CAN STILL WALK SO THAT'S A GOOD THING IT COULD BE ALOT WORSE I GUESS,I DON'T FEEL PAIN ANYMORE IF I DO TYENOL WORKS,I HAVE HAD THIS FOR 27 YRS,SO USED TO IT BY NOW HOPE TO MEET SOME NICE PEOPLE IN HERE IT HELPS ALOT THANK ALLI'm looking at getting my bursa/sac removed from my left hip. My Rheumy has ordered an MRI and then will send me to an Ortho. I've had it drained twice this year and it did nothing for the pain. I'm hoping it will help with the achiness and weakness I'm having in my left hip. I hope your elbow sorts itself out soon.THANKS PAM,I SURE HOPE THEY FINE SOMETHING SOON THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE FIRST OF SEPT.MINE DOES HAVE PAIN JUST A BAG OF FLUID THANK YOU LOLYeah the bursa on my left hip has this big sac of fluid that keeps filling up, they drain it and inject cortisone but the only relief I get is actually the anesthetic that they put in with the cortisone, when that wears off, its back to normal (ie: pain).Mine has been a problem for a couple of years off and on but the past 10 months pretty much constantly.
Hi Sandy and Welcome to the forum.
I also have fluid and nodules in my elbows but not to the extent that you do. They both come and go. At one time my RD was thinking about draining my elbow but meds kicked in and my elbow got better. I'm really sorry about the surgeries, I can't imagine what you've dealt with in 27 years. I've had RA for 10 years but not to the extent that you have. Take care and keep us posted on your progress. LindyTHANKS LINDY,I HAVE GOTTEN THRU ALL THE OTHER SURGERIES JUST FINE BUT THIS ELBOW HAS BEEN THE WORSE I GO BACK WED,WILL LET U KNOW WHAT I FIND OUT THANKS AGAIN SANDY
my dad had both bursas removed from both elbows. He injured them when he whcked them on an airplane door when he was jumping out of it during Vietnam. I guess when the plane is crashing you don't worry about things like keeping your elbows in.
Anyway once they were removed he didn't have any further problems with the fluid accumulation. Since the surgery was so recent it may be related to surgical swelling but if I were you I would call the dr
THANKS BUCKEYE,I HAVE CALLED THE DR.AND HAVE AN APP.ON WED IT LOOKS LIKE THERE ABOUT TO PUSH ALL THE STAPLES OUT SO HAVE TO BE CAREFUL TIL I GET THERE TOMMORROW.I WONDERED THE SAME THING IF IT JUST WASN'T FROM THE SURGERY HOPE THAT'S ALL AND THHEY CAN DRAIN THIS AND BE DONE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS SINCE SEPT.1ST THIS SURGERY IS THE ONLY ONE I HAVE HAD TROUBLE WITH OUT OF ALL OF THEM.WILL KEEP U POSTED THANK YOU SANDY
WELL HI ALL JUST WANTED TO GIVE AN UPDATE,THEY ARE STILL HAVING TO DRAIN THE ELBOW TWICE NOW IN A WEEK THE DR.TOLD ME NOT TO GET TO EXCITED HE SAID SOME STILL HAVE TO DRAIN IT AFTER THE BURSA SACK IS TAKEN OUT.THIS IS NO FUN FOR SURE THE INFECTIONS GONE AND GLAD TO GET BACK ON PREDISONE TERRIBLE FLARE BUT I'LL MAKE IT ALWAYS DO THANKS SANDY