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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 8/27/2008 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Here I go again thinking! You know me guys and gals I am a huge book of knowledge when it comes to questions that I feel should be a good topic for discussion for HW forum. Well today is no exception and I was thinking as I lay in the tub this morning at 1:00am trying to get rid of the cramping pain in my left leg, how am I suppose to deal with this move if all I can do is lay there and cry when I am in so much pain?

So my question today is this......How do all you CP'ers deal with the everyday strifes of life? Driving.....shopping......talking on the phone (there I feel like an idiot since I seem to repeat myself at least three times)......kids......cooking....cleaning......you know the usual stuff that we normally have to do every day. How do each of you cope with trying to get through each day with your normal schedule?


Hugsssss


Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 8/27/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
Well, for me living alone, if I don't do it it doesn't get done. And that means a LOT of stuff doesn't get done. I cringe when I look at my house, but I have no motivation to really do anything about it, plus I know how much I pay when I try. And for me, I've got no back up at all, so if I'm hurting and in bed there's no one to get me anything to eat. I guess that's why for me I do less and less as a way to preserve the little energy I do have.

It's a lousy way to live life.

PaLady

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   Posted 8/27/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I take each day at a time, and go from there.. My morning routine, I try a warm to hot bath to help soothe the muscles, then I use aspercream applied topically, then take morning meds. I put off household chores or delegate them to hubby or daughter if its really a bad day for me.
I'm getting to the point of almost asking for back surgery...
Lots of soft hugz to you...
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ladyred
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   Posted 8/27/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Well for me and granted I am new to CP, I take one day at a time and set weekly goals that I would like to get done and I make them realizable for me.  I used to be a neat freak and I have had to let that one go.

I bought a planner so that I can keep up with my doc appointments and work and try to schedule everything somewhat spaced out so that there isnt so much on my plate in one day.  I have found if I try and do to much in one day I pay the price and out for a week.  As silly as it sounds I am also starting to schedule in time for rest.

It is so hard to do anything in the mornings for me because I usu dont get any sleep at night and if I do Im usu falling asleep at about 3 or 4 and have to get up at 5 to get kids off to school.  So im usu trying to go back to bed in the morning if I dont have to work.

I have givin up on keeping my house the way I used to even with 4 kids to help clean it up...it just doesnt stay cleaned ever so I have let that go because on the scheme of things we all have to pick and choose our battles and I choose to pick the ones that will at least pay my bills or something that I have to do with the kids.
 
And I repeat myself all the time as well.  I talk with so many people all the time that I just cant keep up with whom Im talking with about, sometimes I wouldl like to make a recording and just push play lol.
 
Lara

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   Posted 8/27/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   

For me all I can say is God definately had a plan.  I do not know how I would do it if I had kids. All of you that do get my kudos(imagine me owing with both arms raising up and down).  I can't have kids due to my disease and my husband knew that when we got married.  about 2 years before I got real bad we looked into adoption, but during the process, he got transferred and then I got real bad and we never transferred all the paperwork to the new state so we put it off and thank goodness.  I have my 4 dogs, but they can stay home alone when I go into the hospital.

As for the day to day stuff, like Lara, I can't do more than one major thing a day.  I've learned to schedule things apart and not too much in any given week.  And the house I've just had to let go.  I really enjoyed nesting and keeping my home up, but I just can't do it so I've learned to let it go.  When we lived in Al, when I first got really bad, my husband tried to keep up with the house work but he absolutely hated it so when we moved back home to Fl, he got me help two times a month.  Now between us we can keep it manageable. 

And with the rest it gets done when it gets done. I feel bad about it, but it is what it is so we try to make the best of it and have fun.  Just like the other day, we went out for breakfast and had some shopping to do and we got stuck in the remenents of faye. Torrential down pours and we got soaked. At one point my hubby said something about this being a pain in the neck and I said hey, at least we are out living instead of me laying in bed listening to the rain.  I'd rather be out in it any day!

Melissa


CRANKY 1
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   Posted 8/28/2008 12:04 AM (GMT -7)   
PALady said...
Well, for me living alone, if I don't do it it doesn't get done. And that means a LOT of stuff doesn't get done. I cringe when I look at my house, but I have no motivation to really do anything about it, plus I know how much I pay when I try. And for me, I've got no back up at all, so if I'm hurting and in bed there's no one to get me anything to eat. I guess that's why for me I do less and less as a way to preserve the little energy I do have.

It's a lousy way to live life.
I couldn't have said this more perfectly myself.  CP has a way of preventing you from being able to do the things that need to be done.  Gosh, I wish I could look around my apartment and put things away and clean things up just by looking at them.  Where's Samantha Stevens when you need her?!!!  What frustrates me the most is that it doesn't have to be this way.  A couple of weeks ago, I had a small prescription of Percocet, and it was the first time I was comfortable enough to get up and move around.  If I could have the Percocet on a regular basis, my quality of life would be so much better.  Heck, I'd actually have a life.  What frustrates me to no end is that when I explain this to my PCP, he just says that he's not comfortable keeping me on such a STRONG (oh, please...give me a break!!!) medication on a regular basis.  I guess in his mind, being in pain is just tough luck, as taking a narcotic medication on a regular basis is patently unacceptable.  Geez, almost makes me wish I had something terminal.
 
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  • Current Meds: Prozac, Klonopin, Atenelol, Stadol Nasal Spray, Lortab/Percocet, Trazadone, Buspar, Protonix, Tramadol, Visteryl, Carafate Suspension, Co-Q10, B2(Riboflavin), Remifemin(Black Cohosh)
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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 8/28/2008 2:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok so here is my story;

Hubby does all the mowing, trimming and watering of the yard. With the exception of the roses and flowers outside he is pretty good about that so when I am having a good day I try my darnedest to get out there and help him by pulling the weeds on the flowers got some lovely roses this year and deadheading the roses as well as feeding them and making sure they are well tended to. The Vacuuming and dusting is split, days when I am ok to do so I vacuum and dust when I came (whomever invented swiffer dusters should get a big hug from em I can tell ya that LOL). Dishes are usually hubby's job as I cannot stand to do them along with the cooking even though I have been known to cook a meal or two if I am having a good day.

Since the house has been on the market however I have done more then I should but I feel that since hubby is working that I have to pick up the slack there and refuse to allow people planning to buy my house to see a pig pen when they walk into my door (I know PA and Ry your going to yell at me but what am I suppose to do here?). I tried to get my neighbor over here to help me but she is in her own little world and is ignoring my calls for help so I have picked up the slack and done what I can to get the house in order so that it can be shown.

We are hoping if everything goes as planned we will be out of here by the 15th of September and into our new home by the 25th of September. Hubby's family called last night excited that he is coming back to KS and is ready to help out in any way they can to aide us when we get there it will be nice to have family around to help us when we need it. Three of them are in KC. A sister in OK a Brother, sister and mom and dad fifty miles to the west so not far away when I need them. I know I will make new friends and am excited for this move to happen soon, all we are waiting on is the house to sell so that we can get the moving van and get loaded then its see ya to WY and hello to KS!

love ya all and gentle hugs

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


Lynn
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   Posted 8/29/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Each Sunday evening I make a long list and a short list of goals for the week. It's a great week if I start on the long list and of course it goes without saying it's a bad week if the short list isn't completed. I do extremely little out of doors until the cooler weather comes due to COPD and the oppressive heat and humidity which is by definition the South Carolina Coast between May and October.
I try my hardest to, at the very least prepare the evening meal for our family. I love to spend time in the kitchen.
Best of Health
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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 8/29/2008 3:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynn and everyone else; you all will be happy to know that as of this evening (Friday) I will be officially starting on my quit! I am not doing this for hubby, nor for anyone else. I am doing this for me because I feel that if I don't do it for me that I will eventually fall into COPD alike to my dad and several other family members that are now plagued with this disease and will not be of any use to anyone. So I am on my last pack and three quarters and will let you all know how it goes.

I know I can count on all of you to cheer me on through those rough spots and have made myself a list of reasons why I am quitting along with a list of treats for myself at certain stages of my quit. Once I am at the three year mark like I was last quit I won't be going back and that "Nicotine Monster" had better watch his step with me on this quit cause I will be watching for his every move!

hugss

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


Tirzah
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   Posted 8/29/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scarred!

Just wanted to wish you luck with your "quit" -- not that you need it. I know you are a strong person & will be very successful.

take care,
frances

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 8/29/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
This is a great topic. I read every single one and it seems like I want to respond
to each. Ask questions? Get more information on how I can do it. We are all
struggling along with the same kind of problems and it feels good to have company.
"We're all in the same boat. Let's keep it afloat."
My main thing in life is to get ME done for the day. Shower, hair, make up, fairly
nice clothes ... that sort of thing.
I'm married and I know how depressing it can be to not look good. I'm always
wanting my husband to groom himself.
This is a self-esteem issue. If I go around looking like a street person all day, I
can get very depressed.
The next thing I do is try to be "nice"
These two are really hard for me.
I will be back to this thread. It's fascinating.
Pamela Neckpain
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx
Spondilytis
Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia
Bulging Discs
Spinal Stenosis
Scoliosis
Osteopenia
Chronic Constipation (Take meds that solve that problem. : ) )
Carpel Tunel Syndrome
Prolapsed Bowel and Bladder (Doesn't cause much problem)
Attention Deficit Disorder
Depression and Anxiety


CrohnsPatient
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   Posted 8/29/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Cranky why dont you bring up going to a pain management dr to your PCP then if he doesnt feel comfortable? And just because you go to a Pain specialist does not mean that you have to get narcotics when you go at all.

Three are different procedures you can be on. And that PCP needs to re-evaluate what pain means, and in his hypocratic oath he did say he would along the lines of try and keep his paients reasonably out of pain. And he's not doing it at all. I dont understand how he doesnt give you anythign at all but yet agrees you have chronic pain?

Please respond to this Cranky, and Sorry I didnt answer much of the question but I do think Cranky needs some advice obviously, and might need advice on how to find a NEW PCP because thats ridiculous.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 8/30/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I've realized that my life isn't normal. We have moved to a new town
and there is no way for me to meet new people. I've had to really change
my life. I like TV and that's fortunate. I listen to books on tape.
My husband cooks and does the kitchen. After that, I just go about one
day at a time.
It's getting really hard for me to get around. My neck hurts and forcing myself
doesn't do any good.
I am sad because my condition is not acceptable to my grown up daughter.
Anyway, I hurt emotionally as well as physically. Many of you have the
same problems, I suppose.
It was just six years ago when the first thing I would do is put on my running
shoes and go out for an hour's walk. I'd come home with a bouquet of wild
flowers and get stuff ready for dinner, and clean the house. So so so much
has changed.
Tomorrow is another day. I'm going to TRY just a little bit harder.
Pamela http://www.healingwell.com/community/emoticons/shakehead.gif

Do you see a blue head gif shaking back and forth? I have a Mac and I can't "see"
the emoticon.

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 8/30/2008 10:03:00 PM (GMT-6)


PAlady
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   Posted 8/30/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Pamela,
No, I don't see the emoticon. I just see a text description of it. Not sure what to advise you as I have a Mac, too. I'd read the Help section and see if anything is said about types of computers, etc.

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 9/1/2008 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't see it either Pam. How weird. Anyway know what ya mean there are days when I too just have to dress up put on the make up and look my best. But for the most part its the bare natural look on my face even though I try real hard to hide the bags under my eyes.

Have a LPD everyone

Scarred

P.S. I'm on day 3 of my quit! yay!
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


ryand
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   Posted 9/1/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred:

Way to go on day three of your quit campaign! turn We're cheering for ya! smilewinkgrin I don't know what it's like, trying to quit an addiction like smoking, but I can only imagine that it must be very challenging. I admire you for being brave enough to take it on - especially in the midst of the huge life change you are going through right now with your move. I hope that at the times when it becomes hard to stay the course that maybe we can encourage you enough to help you through those moments. Keep at it, Scarred! You CAN do it! You CAN! yeah

Ry

p.s. Pamela... I think you are getting the html text for the emoticons b/c you are trying to drag them into the message box. You need to just click on the emoticon you want and they will pop over. You have to have a flashing cursor in the message box first, then just click once on the emoticon from the left side box and it should drop the emoticon into your window. This is just my guess - it seems like the issue I was having when I first tried to use them. Otherwise, PaLady's advice to use the help option is your best bet! :-)

PAlady
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   Posted 9/1/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Scarred, Congratulations on Day 3! yeah As one who used to smoke 3 packs a day (I quit in 1990 and it's veyr, very tough, but possible!), I know it's not easy, especially with all you're going through. I hope you're using some patches or something to help you out with the withdrawal, because it's not only physical but then the psychological habit. With the stress of moving it may become too much to do without some help to get you through the next few weeks. So don't be afraid to use patches or anything else. They didn't have them when I quit, but I'd have used them if they did. yeah

Good luck!

PaLady

Meezermom
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   Posted 9/1/2008 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys! I am rather new to chronic pain and getting used to the idea that no one can or will help me... Is it always so hard to get drs to listen to you when it is chronic pain? I had a carpal tunnel and 4 trigger fingers done in my right hand three or four years ago and it was great but the middle finger started to trigger again a year ago.... I can deal with it. However my left hand was starting to cause trouble and went back to the same surgeon. He is excellent and I trust him. Got set up to do a carpal tunnel release, ulnar tunnel release and then repair damage to my wrist that was broken 19 years ago. It was always very painful..Post op was a problem as I was getting a reaction to the sutures (absorbable type) so went to see the dr after 4 days. The surgeon was out of the country and I saw the fellow who was involved in my surgery. He removed the surface sutures and put steri-strips on and said to start using my hand carefully and not lift anything to heavy! I returned to the hand clinic two weeks later in severe pain (level 10 or higher!) and was put on a TENS unit. I was asked why I was not wearing my brace and I told the therapist I was not given one and she gave me and 'oh no' and called my dr. I was seen by him later that day and he asked me about the brace and what was going on... I found out at that time I was supposed to be in basically a soft cast for 6 weeks immediately following surgery! Needless to say damage was done and the surgeon re-operated 6 months later. I now have no more than 35% use of my hand and am a chronic pain patient. I get NO medication or anything. No help and no suggestions. I was sent to two different pain management drs who are only interested in doing pain implant in the spine! I cannot have it done as I have a brain tumor and the pain drs don't want to hear it.... They have no interest in giving me any medications at all. It's the implant or nothing. The hand surgeon will not return my calls. I am starting to wonder if my drs think I am looking for attention however, I am getting close to my 5 year anniversary since lung cancer, I have the brain tumor, migraines as well as chronic occipital pain and no dr can figure that out! Since my lung cancer I have had 15 operations and another this Friday for possible BC! Yes, I hurt, all the time and no one listens at all. When I had the lung resection I was sent home with plain Tylenol.... anyone got any suggestions for me??

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 9/2/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for your kind words and your great support. Yes it is very tough quitting this habit that I have been inflicting on my body for the last 24 years. The physical addiction of smoking goes away within 7 days of quitting but the psychological withdrawal lasts forever. It's kinda like being a ex drinker.....you can never ever take another drink again. Smoking is the same way. Sometimes you'll get a wiff of the right brand and it'll drive you mad and other times it'll make you sick to you stomach. My dad has been an ex-smoker for 11 years and he still ever now and then yearns for a cig. The cravings do subside but every now and then they will flare up after many years.

Anyway, enough about that part of my life. Hubby and I over the weekend decided to set a move date, after he spoke with his brother extensively and it looks like our move date will be the 21st. We will pick up the u-haul on the 19th or the 20th and spend the day loading it then off we head down the road. Now this is whether the house is sold or not. Hubby decided that he got the feeling from his brother that they were beginning to get in a hurry so that is the reason we set the move date. So it looks like I am going to disappear on you for a little while, but I shall return as soon as I can :-).

Gentle hugs.

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 9/2/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with everything, Scarred! We'll be cheering for you!

PaLady

grannymac
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   Posted 9/2/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all, I see all the emoticons - and I have a mac - OSX (10.2.8). turn

You should see a turning , smiling face at the end of the sentence.

As for pain meds, I guess I was lucky to get docs that weren't frightened to prescribe narcoties, and who were willing to do so and didn't tell me my pain was all in my mind. A lot of docs today are scared of prescribing strong narcotics...with the war on drugs being aimed more and more at 'legal' drugs, they're under the microscope...for they often prescribe higher doses to chronic pain people than they do to the regular people.

I have a pain pump, and am very, very happy with it. Yes, I still have pain, but it's reduced bya bout 60% from what it used to be!

Scarred, I'm so proud of you for quitting! IF you should have any symptoms of copd, like shortness of breath, coughing, etc., imeediately go to your PCP and get a referral to a pulmonologist so you can start treatment early. I'm an x-smoker - quit in 2003, but unfortunately, due to smoking plus radiation to my right breast, GERD and other unknown irritants, I'm paying the price - instead of COPD, though, mine might be pulmonary fibrosis - a bit more serious (life-span is 5 years) and the only 'cure' is a lung transplant at this time.

Meezermom, I'm sooo sorry to hear what you're going through. By BC, do you mean breast cancer? I'm a 7 year survivor...you've made it through lung cancer and brain cancer...you can do it! As for pain control, I'd find another...do you have a major teaching hospital in your neck of the woods? That's how I found my pain control docs.

Scarred...everyday stuff? Well, I thankfully have my daughter to help - when she does...I have to push her a bit to do stuff - and she still hasn't done the dishes (its been a couple days now) and I'm getting to the point where I'm gonna do them. It's not pain now that prevents me from getting around and doing stuff (well, sometimes it's pain, when it's a particularly bad day and the pain goes down my legs) it's my lungs...I get really short of breath with the slightest provocation (see above). Seriously, you just need to take it one step at a time. I find that if I pick up stuff as I'm going from room to room (I have a 14x50' mobile home)...starting in the bedroom where my computer is, and just simply pick up stuff that's landed on the floor, take a bag with and pick up trash enroute then part of the stuff is done. Dishes, mopping and so on are different things that I just haven't had the oomph to do. Like a lot of you said, you just close your eyes and pray no one comes over!
rolleyes (do you see the emeticon just to the left of this?)

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 9/3/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks PA! I have only about 2 boxes left in the kitchen left to pack and the Kitchen is done. The bedroom is all going out to the camper (or at least the clothing , computer, and small things are). Everything else in the bedroom is pretty much packed. The living room is finished completely along with the hallway. The bathroom will be the last to be packed some will go out to the camper and some will be packed. The back bedroom has another 4 boxes to go and that all will be done tonight as soon as hubby brings me home some more boxes.

It's been real funny how all of this packing has been transpiring. Hubby sets out a chair for me and hands me nick knacks that need to be wrapped and sets paper beside my chair to wrap around them. Then I sit and wrap the fragile things hand them to him he places them in the box until the box is full and off we go to the next box. Same goes for the drawers, he puts them on a table in front of me high enough to where I don't have to bend over and I go through the drawer and put them in piles go don't go. Works out pretty good and I feel like I am actually helping with the move. Yesterday I was sitting at the kitchen table wrapping the dishes and handing them to hubby who put them in the box.

It's going well and I have been on the phone each day trying to get thing organized with the mortgage company in KS....the real estate company....and other things. So its coming quite well together and looks like I won't be down to long after we get to KS, probably about 2 weeks. we have 4 days to find a house after we get there to find a house before hubby goes to work then two weeks before we will get to move into our house.

anyway, I'll be on and off until the 19th. Sending gentle hugsss

scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Meezer,
What a story you tell!
What state do you live in?
I think you have been burned by having the wrong doctors.
Can you find another?
Could there be anything on your medical records that scare doctors off?
We have no privacy at all. Everybody knows everything
thanks to our great computers.

Pamela Neckpain confused

I wish we had a separate thread for Smoking. I'm thinking of quitting
my weird Nicotine habit.

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 9/3/2008 11:05:08 AM (GMT-6)


PAlady
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 9/3/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
Happy and safe travels to you! It sounds like you've got a great system going with hubby for packing and such, and soon you'll be off on your next life adventure! Can't wait to hear from you once you get settled!

Pamela - there are some websites specifically to help you quit. I can't remember the name bit I think one is iquit.com but I don't know for sure. Do a search through the American Lung Association or American Cancer Association. i'm sure there websites have links to credible programs, and some places that will have chats and forums like this, but just for those who are quitting. Good luck!

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 1559
   Posted 9/4/2008 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
PA; Yeah I've been using quitnet.com which is a great site that has helped me in the past when I quit the last time for 3 years. Today is day 6 for me and I'm beginning to feel a bit better so I think I am going the right way with this quit. 17 days left until the big leave day and things around the house are winding down as far as the packing go. We have little left to pack, the shed is about full with boxes and the only thing left is a few dishes that were left for our use during the last few days and the hunting gear as well as the big furniture and getting the important things out of the safe.

Now I am working on other things getting my records in my hands so that I can hand deliver them to a new doc and preparing for doc appt on Friday. I will ask my PM doc's PA if I can get one more script from them to tide me over until I can get into a new doc then once I am down in KS I will be looking for a new doctor. Anyway I am ready for this move to get over with so that I can get over with so that I can enjoy my new life in KS. I will be off and on until the 19th so please keep posting to me all.


gentle hugs

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.

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