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Scarred_for_life
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 12/23/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Sitting here thinking about having to put that turkey in the oven day after tomorrow and fix Christmas dinner and it got me to wondering how on earth I am going to make it through another holiday in so much pain! Luckily I have a hubby to help me make dinner but I wondered for those of my fellow pain sufferers like PA and everyone else who are alone for the holidays.....what are your plans? Going out to dinner? Family fixing dinner? Or are you just staying home and curling up with a good book and a turkey sandwich?

Anyway wanted to wish each of you a safe and happy holiday and I truly hope that each of you get exactly what you want from the big guy dressed in red this year Ho HO HO!

Love,

Scarred

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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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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/23/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
Thanks for thinking about those of us who live alone. it really is a different situation from many people I see posting here. Fortunately, I have a large extended family and we go to my cousins every year for Christmas Day. I do wonder, though, what I'll do one of these days when they start traveling or go south for the winter.

I wish peaceful holiday and peaceful heart to you, Scarred, and to all of my other friends here at HW!

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/24/2008 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks PA for answering my post. I was wondering where you were headed this year for the Holiday. It is great that you are not going to be alone for Christmas that really makes me feel so much better as I was really worried about that. I hate seeing people alone for the Holidays and think that it should not be that way. I've often invited friends over and so has hubby for Christmas dinner as they were not going anywhere for Christmas and were planning on spending it alone.

I'm up at 1:00am again in total agony which is really getting old! So I'm laying on the couch (not very comfortably I might add) reading through some posts and waiting until I can take some bt meds

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.


BionicWoman
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 243
   Posted 12/24/2008 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Over the last few years, I've settled into buying a pre-cooked ham for any major holiday dinners. There's a particular store here that sells the most amazing brown sugar glazed hams! I spend little bits of time making the potato salad, cole slaw, and all the other fixin's to go along with it, since they can be stored in the refridgerator for a day or two before the meal and I can take frequent breaks.

My family isn't really doing anything to celebrate this year. It seems like everything has just gotten to the point where we're all too tired to pretend our way through a holiday celebration.

Scarred_for_life
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 1559
   Posted 12/24/2008 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
That's too bad Bionic that you can't really celebrate the holidays this year. But at least you are prepared with a nice dinner :-). Hope it is a semi pain free day for you and Happy holidays to you and yours.

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.


kara487
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 12/24/2008 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I am going to my In laws for Christmas. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis


Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 12/24/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the best Christmas present of all this year, My two sailors are home on leave. Joe, my oldest is stationed in Bremerton, Washington and Pete Jr. in Norfolk, Va. They are both going on deployment in 09, Joe around the Paciffic rim showing the world our nation's power and Pete Jr. to Afganistan, Iraq, Africa, & the Mediteranian. They will be gone for 8 - 10 months so to have them here now is a true blessing! I have been tirelesly working to make thier leave a nice one. I asked for the time off but my Boss said I'd at least have to work the mornings this week which leaves little time for everything else. Like most Sailors, they have been up late partying at home with friends and Mom and since I get up at 4:00am there has been little sleep. On the pain front, it's getting really bad. I'm trying very hard to push through it but it is getting the better of me this time. I don't want to wreck Christmas for everyone so I'm trying to keep my mouth shut, my wife of 28 years hates to hear about my pains. I have to cook Christmas Eve traditional Itallian fish dinner tonight for everyone and my Mom then dinner on Christmas day. I'm just praying for the strength to make it through this holliday season. I have to just do it! I'm sure so many of you know exactly what I mean!
God bless all of you and Happy Hollidays to All Y'all!
Your friend,
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


tmjpain
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2022
   Posted 12/24/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a peaceful Christmas tomorrow. I hope you won't be alone and that you have some moments of lesser pain. I am going to church this evening and will make a special prayer for all those who suffer with chronic pain. Maybe someone will have a miracle tomorrow. Be thankful for every breath you breathe, and hug your loved one, tell them you love them.
 
Merry Christmas to all.

skeye
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 12/24/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
All my family is coming over here in a few hours. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! I hope it is a safe, enjoyable, and pain-free one!

Skeye
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