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anice
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   Posted 7/28/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
It has been raining here for a couple of days. My pain is so bad it is about through the roof. I hurt so bad, it has me nauseated. The pain is in my lower back,left hip and buttock. I am just miserable... As long as it's raining, I'll be hurting. I've tried all the things I know to help, and no help at all. I am having a hard time walking through the house today. I won't be walking for exercise today,due to the rain. I'm doing good to just plain walk!! It just amazes me what kind of impact the weather plays on the body. Sorry to complain. ..
 
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Centurion45
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   Posted 7/28/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I can identify, it has been raining for 2 months, with a part day here and there of sun, then the clouds roll in.

And Wed morning a couple weeks ago, I reached over to turn off the alarm clock, swung my legs off the bed and eased up and felt my facet joints crack. Within seconds, I was nauseous and pain ramping up like nothing I have had in a year. That was a rough couple of days.

Thankfully - These last 2 weeks, I have been able to move a bit and the facets have stopped thier issues. I am back in remission again, now just have the chronic pain to deal with.

I hope you feel better having a chance to chat about it.
25+ Years, Sciatica, Lumbar back pain, Severe Stenosis L3-L4, DDD, Chronic pain - because the acute pain was never treated, Duh!


infinite
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   Posted 7/28/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi anice,
I can totally relate to that type of pain!  It seems like there is no relief and you just have to ride it out - which is the hardest part.  Makes one blue on a gray, wet day. 
 
I don't see your post as complaining, I see it as sharing - and that is what we are all here for, to share.  The best part is, *we* understand!
 
I hope the skies clear soon for you and you get some relief!
 
N8

PAlady
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   Posted 7/28/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice,
It's definitely not complaining. Can you take NSAIDS? (advil, etc.) Sometimes I find that taking a couple of advil when the weather is like that helps more than the narcotics. I usually do it in between my percocet dose, but I don't take them very often.

I absolutely notice the weather, and the good part is the past two days I have only taken 4 percocets when I normally need 6. And all I can think of is the weather has been relatively stable and warmer. As soon as a rain front roles in, the relief comes to an end.

Hugs,

PaLady

anice
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   Posted 7/28/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
PaLady, Thanks for your reply. And yes, I do take Advil. I also take Mobic(anti-inflammatory). It hasn't touched this pain today. I can't take another percocet for 2 more hours!!! I am just absolutely miserable today... I seriously am considering canceling the PT for tomorrow. This rain is suposed to be here all week. And every since I had the surgery, every time it rains, I feel like this. I am having trouble walking through the house today. It feels like I've been beaten with a baseball bat on the hip and back...Nothing I've done has given relief today. And I tried to nap a little,but couldn't sleep due to the pain. I'll wait until morning before canceling PT. I hate to cancel it, but seeing that I am barely able to walk,PT seems kinda out of the question. I don't think I will see much of an improvement overnight...We'll see. I know PT is important. And I do it. But I really am not sure about tomorrow...
Anice

White Beard
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   Posted 7/28/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady
How are the NSAIDS with your stomach? and with Barretts? Is it OK to take them? I was just wondering about it, as I know they are very hard on the stomach. I know they do work very well for bone and joint pain, for me, I have been told to stay away from them because of my UC, and I have had problems with ulcers before, so I avoid the NSAIDS!

anice you are right about the weather, my knees are good predictors of the weather! I have had surgery on both of them, and prolonged rainy weather will really do a job on me! Then it is time to get out the Ben Gay and elastic knee supports! And the back is a whole diffferent story! I am really bent over then, and the cain is my rock!

Remember no one here, complains, or vents, or rants, or even rambles, we all just openly share with our family members here, ........ our, thoughts, our feelings, our joys and happiness, and our pain and our sorrows! And we trust that our family understands, because they do! That is what makes our CP Forum so Great!


White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
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   Posted 7/28/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
I take the NSAIDS very rarely. I used to take them a lot a few years ago, before I had any halfway decent pain management, and then my stomach kind of gave out and I knew not to take them. When I do, I take the gel coated ones. But I probably only take a couple maybe once a month. I had to stay off of them before and for 3 months after my fusion surgery, so I got used to going without them then.

PaLady
p.s. White Beard didn't mind you asking at all. Fact is, I don't think I've had any since the Barrett's was diagnosed. I've got my hands full trying to figure out this low acid, low fat, low everything diet I'm supposed to keep to! smhair

Post Edited (PAlady) : 7/28/2009 7:41:03 PM (GMT-6)


White Beard
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   Posted 7/28/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady
Thank-You that helps relieve my mind on that one! Smile But when I seen your post I just had to inquire! Hope you didn't mind!

White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/28/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Anice,
 
   Good evening *huggs* It is good to see you again. I hate that your pain has increased, you have alot of pain already without the rain. I hope the joint pressure eases up some what. You know im awfull with medicine names.. But I think what PALady says might be true... I take one called Relofen, sometimes it is called nabumetone. All I feel now is the "pressure" "pushing out" sensation. That is it. I donno know thou, just a thought.. Im sure your probably pretty gosh darned tired of new medicines right now! *huggs*
 
      I just finished the most wonderfully .. fantasy? epic love romance? By Diana Gabaldon. Oh I felt at times like I was there! Silly to love fictional romance, but *shruggs* Have you read anything new latly?
 
*Warm Huggs*
     dani
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And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
smhair  The weather .....  can be your bestfriend or your worse enemy ... smhair
 
aches and pains come and go in waves
 
I never know what I want.  If its too hot I want winter to be here but then winter makes the bones hurt.  Can't win for losing sad
 
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anice
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I am still miserable. I couldn't take a nap today, due to the pain...I did try though. I hope I can sleep tonight. It stopped raining for now. But the pain hasn't eased up at all. I have also been nauseated the entire day. Thanks for letting me vent,again...
Anice

PAlady
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice,
I hope you can get a little relief and rest. Sometimes all I want to do is curl up under the covers and if you can that's not such a bad idea.

Seems like we're all related to goldilocks - want our weather not too hot, not too cold, but just right!

PaLady :-)

anice
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't know the impact that rain has after surgery. My husband says that it might be similar in cold weather. That gives me something to look forward to...PaLady, that was cute about Goldlocks. It made me laugh, I needed that one. I sang with my daughter today"rain rain go away"!!!

I am going to take a long bath in a few minutes. I hope it helps.Then the tens unit,then heating pad, then the "stinky" cream. Hopefully, I'll be able to sleep after all that. I did all that earlier,didn't help.Percocet usually does help with the pain, atleast some. Today, it was like taking a piece of candy...
Anice

Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/28/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck.  I do hope you find some relief soon!  Please keep us posted.
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golitho
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   Posted 7/28/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I was going to say heat thats what I do on cold or wet days. Get all my joints warmed up, it takes the edge off to get me moving. Plus wear layers, I don't know what temp it is over there, but when its cold I wear a thermal layer to insulate against the cold too. I hope the bath and heat pack helped, best wishes, golitho

edt
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   Posted 7/29/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Anice,

I hope you feel better soon....I CAN SO RELATE TO WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH....we are in Monsoon Season here in AZ, normally I love this time of year...unfortunately the humidity is at 57% with temps between 110-115 and NO RAIN...let just say it feels like an explosion in my body can occur at any second!

I have been reading all the posts just don't feel up to posting!  I hope you find relief soon and know that my thoughts and prayers are with all my friends here on HW!!

XXOO
Patti


PAlady
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Patti,
I wondered how you were doing. Hadn't seen you post in awhile! I sure hope you feel better and that it doesn't take your body exploding to make that happen!

Hugs,

PaLady

Hara
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   Posted 7/29/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
HOT!HOT!HOT! Hhhherrre.. OMG! It's way to hot here in Washington especially in Tacoma. I found one little clip on fan at Big Lots this morning and that was it.
 
I'm really stressing out. My blood sugar is whacked out with this heat, drinking water is not really helping my blood sugar stay at a normal leavel. The heat is not doing anything for my pain either.
 
HARA

PAlady
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   Posted 7/29/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I heard that Seattle hit a record high temp. today. For a change yesterday and today, we got into the 80's and it felt like summer had finally arrived. If only the scientists would figure out how to spread weather around the globe more evenly!

PaLady

Hara
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   Posted 7/29/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
That's what my son says to .... Right now I really want to be in Montana it's only about 67degrees.
I'm dieing from this heat and I think one of my 6 fans is going out... OMG! Well it's old I half expected it to be next on the dieing list. I managed to find a clip on fan this morning at Big Lots.
 
HARA

PAlady
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   Posted 7/29/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you're without air conditioning, right? I don't know how I'd survive that kind of heat. I think I'd try to go somewhere with A/C - maybe a library or something. Sometimes if it gets really bad here for a few days they open up shelters where people can go, but that happens here more in the winter than the summer!

I hope it gets back to a reasonable temp. for all of you suffering!

PaLady

anice
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   Posted 7/29/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
It stopped raining late yesterday afternoon, more last night. It just now started raining again. We almost made it a whole day without rain. Now it is coming down real hard. I know this whole week it has rained. My body isn't taking it too well. I am hurting so bad, it is almost unbelieveable how bad...And I contribute it to the rain, well storms we've had. I know I didn't hurt this way last week. The temps have dropped. It has been in the 80's instead of the upper 90's and 100. That is the only good part. I am ready to see some sun again. I can't take much more of this high pain. There is no relief at all. None of the things I've tried have helped any.

I did go to PT today. I almost cancelled. I was just hurting so much, I didn't think I could do it. But I did. I almost cried at a couple parts, but I told myself I had to do it. It might eventually help me if I keep at it. And the rest of the day, I've done very little. Husbands kids are coming in a little while. That will be bath and bedtime with a book for me. I don't deal with them when I hurt or don't want to.
hehe Actually he does the majority of everything when they are here. It's hamburger helper for supper tonight. That is something we aren't too crazy about very often. But it's quick and easy.And it makes alot. We have to make 2 boxes when they are here. Teenagers eat alot!!!lol
Anice

PAlady
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   Posted 7/29/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((((((Anice))))))))))))

I hope you can get some relief and some sun! I know it helps me, too. It was cloudy and rainy here today. Supposed to get a little sun tomorrow, then back to rain. Yuck.

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 7/29/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anice,

I hope you are feeling better tonight! It's been raining here practically non-stop since April. We've had no "summer." Usually at this time we are in the 90's with moderate to high humidity, and the occasional afternoon/evening thunderstorm. Instead, we've been in the 70's (sometimes not even that) with 100% humidity and constant rain & thunderstorms. This week is forecasted to be in the 80's (with more rain)! That's a shock! It is so horribly sticky here! I miss the dry heat in Portland. It was great. It was 105, but it felt like 80/85 to me, because of the lack of humidity. This sort of weather sure does a number on our bodies!

hugs,
Skeye

Hara
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   Posted 7/30/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Where do you live Skeye?
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