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Shoulder pain/ trigger finger.
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01/13/04 01:28
Patty Rogers

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Shoulder pain/ trigger finger.

I am in shock. I have had, at least 3 trigger finger surgeries. I thought this was, a tendon, from the trigger finger. It did not go away. I went to the Hand Surgeon, today, and he said it it Dypuytren's Disease. What Now? He said " Use my hands, and use them as much as possible. Now, I have shoulder pain too. Don't know if that is related too , or not. I have what to look forward too? Steriod shots, and then, when that does not work...surgery that lasts only a couple of years? You know, I think...things could be worse. I will have to live with this.

01/13/04 01:37
Patty Rogers

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Ancestery

I am, from the ancestery of the Northern Europeons. I am a Scot. I guess this is being called the Viking Disease. I think, if some of you, really have not resurched your backgrounds, you just may find, somewhere in there, that you are from that background. I have done extensive resurch on mine, and found, I did not have a clue, where I really came from....but, this Is from Northern Europeons... I am a Scot myself.. and that is , right in the ballpark. If this is called the Viking disease, it is Right ON......

01/15/04 01:19
Patty

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acceptance

You know, What it comes down to, is acceptance of a disease. You don't have cancer. You deal with the cards dealt to you. I was in a panic yeasterday, but, I come from a long background of Spinal Problems. If this is the worst I have to deal with, with DD...then so be it.At least, I am alive and otherwise healthy, baring other health problems. But, this is not going to kill me. DD is not a life threating problem. What if you had Rheumatoid Arthritis? You would have ALL of your fingers clamped to the palm. Count your blessings from God. This is not, the worst thing that can happen to you in your 50's or 40's, or 60's. It could be, alot worse.

02/03/04 01:41
K

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new diagnosis -today

My husband, 35 was just diagnosed today. Where should we go for more information? I am a nurse, and I don't want to overwhelm him with too much information - (I had never heard of it before but now I am researching.) I guess all the doctor told him this afternoon was that it's degenerative, progressive and there's no cure. But from the articles I read on medline in the last hour today - it looks pretty promising (as to being able to live a full life.) Wondered if any of you could give me some of your personal experiences - and I will tell Peter to come here and read them..
and yes - he is a viking too - Swedish ancestry from Minnesota, USA

02/03/04 01:44
A.M.

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Dr Eaton~sq~s Website

Go here...www.handcenter.org

That website is very easy to deal with...great photos....easy reading...very relaxed...explains everything well....My husband had NA in Switzerland two years ago. DC is back (mildly) we we have decided to see Dr. Eaton for a check up.

Take care.

AM

02/03/04 01:05
Tom M

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Related problems with dupuytren~sq~s

K
It is understandable that initially it can seem overwhelming -- "degenerative", "no cure", can be disheartening. But, if you read through the various discussion threads posted here you will find that Dupuytren's varies greatly from individual to individual, and that there are ways to obtain relief. In some cases it moves rapidly, in others it progresses very slowly. While there is no "cure", NA is now available in the US, should that be necessary.

In any case, good luck to you. Don't hesitate to post questions here -- and also share any positive developments.
Tom M

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