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anice
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   Posted 7/31/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi friends, Something good just happened to me I want to share with you. I just got a call from a counselor at PT. She said my therapist asked her to call me. She said that she wanted to offer her services. She said that sometimes problems or issues can effect the results of healing and of PT. Anyway, I made an appt. with her for next Thursday after my PT session. I am looking forward to it. The best part is that there is NO copay for this service. She said the cost is absorbed in the other fees. This is good news for me. I have been debating off and on going to counseling. This sounds like a blessing to me.
Anice

Blessedx8
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   Posted 7/31/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that is a HUGE blessing, Anice! Dealing w/ long-term pain/illness is tough; I think just having an outsider to talk to is a wonderful thing. The great thing is that it isn't costing you anything extra. That's great news!!

--Tina
I'm a Christian wife and mom to six boys, ages 5, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14... I've been ill/disabled since my last child was born in 2004...

Chronic Pain Issues: Severe neck/back pain; chronic migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, burning nerve pain in hands, arms, feet
Diagnosed with: POTS/dysautonomia (heart condition, nervous system disorder that has my whole body out of whack: heart rate, breathing, pain issues, body temperature issues, etc); CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Addison's Disease; Central Sleep Apnea etc etc
Meds: MS Contin (480mg daily); MSIR (15mg/6x day); Soma (3x day); Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan; Effexor and on the list goes...
Past Meds: I've been on every pain med there is... Oxys, Dilaudid, Duragesic patches, Actiq, Fentora, Methadone and so on... I've also tried almost every muscle relaxer, nerve meds, sleep meds, etc.
Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation


PAlady
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   Posted 7/31/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice,
That is great!!! And if you can do them as sort of a one stop shop - even better!

I also think it's a great way to integrate services that really should be integrated.

It's just wonderful news and I'm so happy you shared it with us!!

Hugs,

PaLady

anice
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   Posted 7/31/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you. I really do think this is a great opportunity for me. And I am actually excited about it. I do know emotions do have an impact on our physical health and recovery. It may help me. Lord knows I can talk!!! And I have plenty to talk about. I'm thinking she may regret this once I get started!lol
Anice

LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/31/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm happy for you!!! You needed something good to happen.

Laurie
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


Stella Marie
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   Posted 7/31/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful. I know that the co-pay on physical therapy makes it almost cost prohibitive for many patients. If you have to pay $20 three times a week for weeks ---boy does it add up fast.

I very happy for you. PT is so important for good health. Next thing you know you will be doing all kinds of yoga positions (just kidding)! Go forth and stretch my friend.

That sure is good news and thanks for sharing it with us.


Stella Marie

Co-Forum Moderator for Chronic Pain

Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”.  Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain,  spasticity, central apnea, collagenous colitis, pain, swallowing and respitory  involvement,  Implants: intrathecal pump  & neurostimulator.  Extra features: O2 & wheelchair

 


White Beard
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   Posted 7/31/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   

anice

I can't tell you how happy I am for you! That indeed is good news! You know there is so many facets to pain and its management,  it is good that you can get this one addressed, this has the potential to help you in so many ways! Thanks for sharing your Great News with us!

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


LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/31/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah   yeah yeah yeah    <<<<<<<<ME doing the happy dance for Anice.
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


anice
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   Posted 7/31/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I find that I am in a better mood today. That really is a rarity!!! Due to this pain, I find that most days I am in a not so good mood, on edge and have to have extra patience dealing with the children. My son is still at my aunts house(he's been there a week yesterday). Today I feel a sense of hope. I haven't had alot of that lately. Just the idea of getting to finally talk to someone about how I feel, how this pain has changed me, and the stresses that I face, it does give me hope again. I feel so blessed for this opportunity. And she called me, out of the blue. I wasn't expecting it. That is what makes this mean so much to me. I am having a hard time emotionally. I am so tired of hurting. It has been going on for so long. And it effects everything I do, everything I am. With my pain being where it is (hip and buttock), I can't do anything very long. Sitting is even a challenge. I can't sit very long at a time because of this. I have to get up and move around a little. And I am very disappointed. I really thought having the surgery was going to bring an end to all of the pain. I guess I was wrong. I have to keep telling myself that it may not always be this way. I have to remember that I have learned it can take up to two years for the nerve to heal. But it is hard. I keep wanting so much for it to be over. I do the PT hoping it will help. I walk because I keep thinking it will help. It is hard to keep doing these things, and still hurting...I won't give up. I won't allow myself to give up. But it does do something to you emotionally. This pain makes it so hard to stay focused on today and not allow myself to let my mind get away from me. Anyway, I know I need to talk about this to someone. It may help me to deal with it better than I am doing. I do have hope for that. I want to do my best. I want to be my best. And I know that I do need help with my emotions. I am really glad about this. I am looking forward to this.
Anice

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/31/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
    Fantastic news!!!
     *high five*
 
 
 
*huggs*
dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


PAlady
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   Posted 7/31/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice,
I don't think I realized how much stock I had placed in my fusion surgery being a success until months later, when nothing was changing. Some part of me assumed that surgery would fix things. Even though I didn't want to go through it - and all the healing time - subconsciously I just figured at least things woud be fixed and I could move on with my life. So I think there's a special, deeper disappointment that comes with a major procedure not working the way we thought it would. All the other surgeries I ever had in my life fixed the problem, so I had no reason to think different of this time. I believe I'm still trying to accept that it hasn't worked, as it hasn't been quite two years yet. A part of me still thinks, maybe...

Now your situation may have an entirely different outcome, and I hope it does, but still not having the pain go away shortly after surgery is still a disappointment. I hope the therapist can understand that aspect.

I really think my depression deepened after my surgery. Of course, I was also laid off and that added to it. I'm kind of rambling but I think I'm trying to say something along the lines that we may have higher expectations for surgery than we even realize at the time.

I am so glad you will have this therapist to talk with! It's also a good sign the way she called you. Sounds like she will be understanding and compassionate.

Hugs,

PaLady

uniquelyme
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   Posted 7/31/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
That is wonderful....just curious though...is this a therapist for CP patients?  My Pain Dr. talked to me about seeing the therapist at the Pain Management Office, one that specializes in Chronic Pain... I guess it's because we have a whole different set of issues that we deal with on a daily basis..anyway, right now my insurance doesn't cover it so I have to wait until the beginning of next year...
 
I hear that it really helps.  Not only with the psychological issues but also with the actual pain.  Anything that helps the pain is well worth the effort.
 
So, good luck.
 
Me.

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen                                                                   

 


anice
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   Posted 7/31/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure if she specializes in chronic pain. I guess I'll find out when I go next week. All I know is she is a counselor and works at the physical therapy department. I don't know what her credentials are. But I will find this out when I go.
Anice

LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/31/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Rhonda....
 
Your office has a therapist???  I wonder if mine does???  It might be something to look into,  I had never thought about seeing someone to support me while I go through the CP.  I saw one after my mother died for grief therapy...
 
Hmmm something to think about.  Anice you are so lucky I would be watching the calender till the day of the appointment... yeah
 
Laurie
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


Chartreux
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   Posted 7/31/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats and I hope you like this therapist!
now what about a relaxation cd to listen to at night, I found
a store that sold authentic indian flute music, has no talking
and helps to play it at night...
HUGZ
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LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/31/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey I love the weather CD's.  Storms, raining, thunder I love those  yeah yeah yeah
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
              Moderator
 
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


skeye
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   Posted 7/31/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Anice,

That is great news! I hope that his councilor can help you out! Depression & chronic pain go hand in hand, and they each have a way of making the other worse!

hugs,
Skeye
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