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mom9mom
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   Posted 12/5/2008 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
nono   nono nono nono I did more house work today then I do on most days ,so I hurt more then most days.It made me start thinking what household chore makes you hurt the most?For me it is vacuuming it is the number one on my list even if it is just a little job so I dont do it very often.Number two is if we have alot of dirty dishes to do,If its just a few like half a sink full its not bad but if its a whole sink or two boy do I hurt when I get done.Most of the time I dont do much and it makes me feel bad that my kids have to do so much but I guess I cant chang that.Any way what house hold chore can you not do because of your pain. nono nono nono nono
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.


kara487
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   Posted 12/5/2008 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Mom,vacuming makes me hurt more.
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Red_34
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   Posted 12/5/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Laundry is the only thing that I found that doesn't cause my back to spasm. I sit when I fold them but I don't put them away. In fact, I have a large table downstairs that holds all our baskets and if the kids need any clothes, they go downstairs to get it out of their basket or they sometimes put them away themselves. The one chore that I can not do at all is clean the bathroom especially the toilet. Just the act of bending sends my back into a painful spasm. I came to the conclusion that there are just some things that I can not do and I can't help that. So my kids are at an age where they can definately help and I don't feel guilty about it because they live here too and they can swing their own weight. My son is 17 and my daughter is 13.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 12/5/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Housework is one of those dirty words around here, lol...Anyways take it as easy as you can and
yes it helps to have a teenagers help. My house is cluttered right now as we get a lot of college flyers
in the mail for my daughter, certainly could do without some of those, Housework is hard even when your in good shape
But for us with chronic pain it's a big fight as to what gets clean, I'm good as long as we have a clean table and
clean dishes...everything else can wait till it needs it...we can only do so much...
and like a advise columist said when people come over, just ask if they came to visit you or the house.
No one should judge a book by its cover, just do the best you can.
Lots of soft hugz and a shoulder to cry on if you need it.....
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kttn251977
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   Posted 12/5/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't even do it anymore, believe it or not my husband does everything. He's a great man- works all day & comes home to help me with chores & even cooks. (though he loves to cook) I just can't do it anymore, when I do feel up to it I am in bed for 3 days in tears. I'm lucky to get a 30 minute walk in each day. Just seems unfair dosen't it? 31 & I can't even do the laundry. (sighs) But, I am blessed to have such a wonderful guy. But, I have a maid service come each month for about 2-3 hours to get the hard stuff, bathrooms, kitchen, fridge & oven, windows & ledges, baseboards, fans- those type of items. They even will go outside & clean my porch & patio furniture! Have you considered a maid service? Usually you can find an independant for about $15 hr. I pay $30 for 3 hours but the business is owned by my aunt. The thing I like about a service is they are liscensed & bonded, which is a big comfort. Not that I am hiding the crown jewel in my home..... but you never know. But take it easy either way, I know it is so very hard..... I am almost OCD when it comes to clean. But it is not worth further injury..... for no reason at all. ((hugs)) I know it can be very depressing, I feel worthless sometimes cause there is so little that I can actually physically do.... but even my husband has to stop me because he knows how much I hurt afterwards. At least we are not alone.
RX's: Oxycontin 80 MG 2x's daily; Dilaudid 8 MG 4xs daily; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Restoril 15mg 1x; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
"The most critical choice you'll ever make is the one you make about what you're going to do with this. The past is over. The future hasn't happened yet. The only time is now."
- Dr. Phil


deb in indiana
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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 387
   Posted 12/6/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I do it cause it helps me limber up in the mornings and get the stiffness out .

mom9mom
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   Posted Yesterday 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Deb I use to be like you to but now its alot worse.Before if I got up and started moving around (I use to walk about 5 miles in a day for my job) then I would be O.K. tell I stopped for to long.Now I get up and move a little in the house so that I am not to stiff but if I do much more then that I just plain hurt like heck.I dont go out to much because I cant walk to far or to much.I use a cane all the time.I don`t need it as much now as befor but with out it I walk way to slow and I am scared that I will fall because of my hip.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.


lakewinds
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 12/10/2008 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Just the thought of any type of house work at all what so-ever starts noticeable pain. At 17 had riding accident and chronic neck and back pain since just getting worse. I started getting cleaning help at my very first apartment that was a studio. LOL I would rather do anything else then housework. I have to pay the cleaning gal out of my measley social security check. That is my contribution to the household so I can feel like I hold my own weight around here. But hubby should pay. I am a high maintence woman I guess. LOL
Sincerely,
Knitwit (I like to "knit" and I 'm told I'm a quick "wit" at times.)

ekkorose
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 329
   Posted 12/10/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Dishes are all but impossible for me to do. For some reason standing and bend like that puts me in tears almost every time. As for laundry, I just hate doing it. I would rather clean the cat box then do laundry.

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kttn251977
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 12/10/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Laundry..... I'd rather wear my clothes until they walk off on their own that all that bending & stuff..... I hear ya. Laundry & dishes are a no-no for me!
RX's: Oxycontin 80 MG 2x's daily; Dilaudid 8 MG 4xs daily; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Restoril 15mg 1x; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
"The most critical choice you'll ever make is the one you make about what you're going to do with this. The past is over. The future hasn't happened yet. The only time is now."
- Dr. Phil


PAlady
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   Posted 12/10/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL, Kttn. That's about how it is with my bed sheets. I'm embarassed to tell anyone the last time I changed them! The absolute worse for me is the vacuum cleaner. And any kind of bending or twisting motion. And now I've got these mice coming in closets and such and have to try to get back into corners on my hands and knees. I keep avoiding it. I'd get another cat if i could afford the food and vet bills.... and I could bend over to change litter.

It never ends, does it?

PaLady

mom9mom
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 12/11/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the post. Nit wit I just love your name.Knit would not fit me but the wit would.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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