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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
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. 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 an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


ryand
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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Pete. I wish I could write more right now, but hang in there friend. You aren't alone, okay?

I'm going to try to pull myself together and drag my sleepy head into work, but my mind will be in Scarred's convertible fighting Pamela for the front seat. Why don't you join us?

Ummm..... and I PROMISE (!) not to torture any of you with my singing.

smilewinkgrin

Sending lots of sleepy hugs your way, Petesky. smurf
Ry

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 1/29/2009 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Come on Pete jump on in and I'll take ya for a spin in the Corvette. We'll head down to the beach and check out the surf maybe pick up a couple of ice cream cones for that added comfort food then head for the drive in for a little movie My treat! What ya say? Pleassseee?


Hugssss feel better.



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). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

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


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/29/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Everyone, just a big fat blob of self pity here, I shouldn't have written!
Pityful 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. 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 an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


uniquelyme
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   Posted 1/29/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Pete. I am right there with ya today....Nothing is going right, my son (15) is being a BUTT!! And nothing is helping...
We can be depressed togerther, but only for today...Tomorrow will be better...

Me.
 

 Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Bipolar, GERD

Hemi-lamenectomy, Spinal Fusion

120mg. methadone daily, 60mg. oxycodone daily

 


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/29/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I should be glad I'm still working! I had all my overtime an som reg hrs. cut yesterday and the unemployment line isn't far off. I hate to get political but, why is it in this country that the peiple who do everything right and obey all the rules are the ones who end up at the bottom every time. I NEVER lived above my means, never drove new cars, saved and made double payments to pay off my morgage for a house that is worth nothing now because people who bought houses they couldn't aford broke the bank who never should have loaned them money in the first place! Now, they are getting bailed out by our government and the foreclosures on those houses are being poseponed and the government is going to buy up all the bad loans. WHO's HELPING POEPLE LIKE ME??????
NOBODY!!!!!~ It really sucks whats going on in this country! Instead of the crooks going to jail where they belong, they are getting bailouts from our government! YES I AM DEPRESSED and in Godauful pain today!!!
Sorry for the babble, I can't help it!
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. 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 an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


Chartreux
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   Posted 1/29/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
and on top of it all a guy that failed to pay his taxes is now
head of the treasury department, how unfair is that???
It is all so frustrating Pete, for those of us who try to be honest.
Seems like justice is blind as well...
I'll keep you, Pete, in my prayers and offer you up some comfort,
maybe we all should pitch in and really buy that cherry red corvette of Scarred's
and take a real joyride, sure sounds nice scarred!!!
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Lindaloo
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Aw Pete,

I hear Ya buddy, This economy is enough to make anyone depressed. But hang in there. At least you still have your job and I will pray for you that you continue to have it.

I suffer from depression myself and know what it is like to be down and feeling totally crazy so you have my sympathies. I'm glad you posted and shared how you were feeling. It's important and I'm also glad that you know you have friends here who care about you.

Gentle hugs,

Lindaloo
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/29/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Ryand, I'll sit in the backseat and you can sing all you want and as loud as you can! I don't mind at all! Scarred, I'll go anywhere you want in that converable with Y'all and I'm buying the icecream and anything you want at the movie for everyone, tickets too!

Uniquelyme, Sorry your son is a butt, I had two who are OK now but when they were younger, I know just what you mean! Come w/ us to the movies, my treat!

Chartreux, when I win that new powerball here in Fla, we'll all be driving red convertable corvettes! Thanks!

Lindaloo, Thanks so much for making me feel welcome and one of the family! It means alot to me!

Y'all in your own ways have helped pull me up out of the toilet I was in this AM. I just got back from the Doc's office, a surgin in Boca. My boss keeps teling me if I don't get this belly button henia fixed, I'm a dead man! He scared me into going to the Doc who did his last year! So next Weds. I will not have an "outy" anymore hopefully!

Thanks again :-) to all of you!

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. 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 an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


PAlady
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   Posted 1/29/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Pete, I'm chimin' in a bit late but thought I'd offer a barter. You give me a warm place to sleep with NO SNOW and i'll drive down my very own corvette and take you to Tampa for the SuperBowl. Of course, there's one condition - you have to root for the Steelers! Or at least not root against them!! smilewinkgrin

I know how it feels to get those job changes and such. I got laid off late in 2007. I guess I was right at the beginning of the recession. Lucky me!! Thank goodness they're extending unemployment, although I don't think it's going to do me much good except give me a little more time to make peace with my physical health. Anyway, it's like a punch to the gut and it's darned scary when you are laid off or get your hours cut in this climate. The only thing that consoles me is that I'm not alone. What's happening to you isn't your fault. It's so much bigger than all of us. So we'll just take off in our corvettes together! A whole convoy of us! And we'll meet up on the pier in Santa Cruz. How's that?

I am glad that your boss is helping you get healthier. Good for him!

And you've always got your family here! yeah

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 1/29/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Whoa!!!!! Char!!!!! Hey girl how about you bring that Corvette over to my house and I'll keep it safe for ya!! he he
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). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

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


skeye
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   Posted 1/29/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,

I'm so sorry that you are having an awful time with things lately. It is horrible how pain affects us & our lives on so many different levels. I wish I could say something really great to help cheer you up, but I'm not feeling too thoughtful at the moment. Just know that we are here for you, you're not alone!

hugs,
Skeye

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 1/30/2009 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean Pete. Its crazy what the economy is doing right now. Hubby's once thriving 401K has lost around 21,000 dollars in the last three months! That's our retirement money that we had planned on for when he retired from John Deere. We will never get that back and it scares me to think what will happen to this world in the next century. But as my daddy always said "if you can't do anything about it then your just spinning your wheels thinking about it." He was right. I have no control over the economy or the Government and can't do anything about these things so there is no need to worry about them. All I can do is try to keep our finances on track and keep us going from pay check to pay check with a little left over for our fun.

Hubby has two days left of vacation....he's spent all of his vacation days either going with me to family emergencies or to doctor appointments and now I'm worried about that as well. By the time its time to really get serious about this Stimulator (that is if it happens you all know my feelings on holding faith in that can of worms) he won't have any more time to take off with pay and will have to take it off on his own time. God we can't afford that! Plus if it happens that this does happen it'll be after March which will be impossible for him to get time off because they will be going to full days 7:30am to 6:00pm and if its in the first part of July I'm really in trouble because they will refuse him any time off then with harvest coming at that time and they work from 7:30 to 9pm 7 days a week for two straight weeks.

I've been seeing my doctor every 6 weeks which is different then my last doctor whom I saw every 3 months. ACK! Stress level is going up! Breath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

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


Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 1/30/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
PA, Sorry I didn't get back to you w/ such a great offer> I had to sleep and work and such. What a waist of good time! Anyway, when I was a kid and living up north, there was a guy named Tom Dooley on TV who used to do commercials for Florida and he would say "Come on Down! So Everyone come on Down! I have an emty lonely house here! But it's across the state from Tampa. My double wide "Jerry Springer Special" on 5 acres where my wife lives is only 1 hr north of Tampa! We could go there but there's less room! Scarred, you can ride shotgun in the Vette on the way down! I know what you mean about the 401 K crapolla! I almost fell out of my chair when I opened the statement last week, lost $46,000.00 last quarter and that was one of 3 I have. I can't wait to get the other statements!! So I guess I'll be working till I drop!
Skeye, Thanks for the post. Ya know when I was in the Doctors office last night for my pre-opp physical, I was reading in one of those Dr. mags about chronic pain & depression, it said that both travel the same pathways to the same area of the brain and how closely they are related. So there is a physical as well as an emotional reason they are conected. Thats why sometimes anti depression drugs help pain in some people!
So there are some big warm fat guy hugs waiting for Y'all when you get doun here to Sunny S.E. Fla. We broke a record high yesterday, it was 85 degrees! But the cold Yankee front is coming through today and tonight it's going to be in the 40's! Back to work now>>>>
Your Sorry-*** Buddy,
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. 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 an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


PAlady
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   Posted 1/30/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Pete, you didn't expect warmth when the Steeler's are playing, did you? I mean, they have to stay in condition! LOL

Driving across Florida - hey, piece of cake. Better than driving across PA! We'll make it just fine!!

And you're absolutely right about the CP and depression physiology. That's why it's almost inevitable that anyone with chronic pain (chronic versus acute, which is time-limited) will develop depression. I mean we've got enough losses in our lives to cause depression, but even without those our bodies would likely create the feeling because of the neurological pathways.

See ya soon!!

PaLady
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