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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 9/1/2009 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else feel that some days our bodies are just plotting against us?? I am used to my "regular" pain. Yes, it hurts. Yes, it is irritating. Yes, it is life-altering. But at least I'm used to it. I know what it is and after many years, I've learned how to deal with it. But why does 'new'  pain have to pop up?? I have had a few really bad days of my ARD lately. In fact, the flare-up lasted longer and was more intense than usual. But ok, I handled it. Well, right before it reared its ugly head, I got tendonitis/bursitis in my wrist and the bone on the side of my wrist hurt ALOT and swelled up ALOT. Then the ARD flared. By this morning, it had eased up. Within one hour of that pain being under control, my right lower jaw and ear exploded with pain! I have 2 teeth that I need root canals in and I have been battling infection on and off for about a year (just cannot afford a dentist). It just seems like my body is bound and determined to stay in pain - it  doesn't care where, as long as it's somewhere!
Brain to wrist: "Ok, ramp up the tendonitis"
Wrist to brain: "Roger, that"
Abdomen to brain: "Feeling ignored down here!"
Brain to abdomen: "Roger, sending pain signals."
Ear/jaw to brain: "Come on, what about us??"
Brain to ear/jaw: "Got something special for you guys - BZZZZ!!"
Oh man, I am losing it.

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 9/1/2009 2:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Splash, I sure do understand. These days a hangnail can make me scream. And it does seem our bodies (at least mine of late) keep layering on new things to "challenge" us. Like a part of me is saying ok, she's used to that now, gotta give her something new to learn to manage! GRRRR!!

And what is it lately with all of us and dentists!??? I can tell you one dentist NOT to go near, and I know Susie can add another name.

Gotta get the vampire squad organized again!

If you're losing it, I'll find yours if you find mine! LOL


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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 9/1/2009 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I completely understand. My feet have been killing me lately. I am used to my usual pain too, but when other parts start to act up it feels awful. I'm sorry you're in so much pain.

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   Posted 9/1/2009 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Know exactly what you mean Splash. The EPA and the city forced us to replace our old clay tile sanitary sewer line with a new plastic one so now our yard is a mess. Thought I'd go out and rake some of the dirt off the lawn (no bending over so what could it hurt). Oooh, been paying for it since. My hands have been giving me issues too here lately. Can't seem to do much where I use them and they hurt for days.
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3

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   Posted 9/1/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   


Sure can relate to what you wrote.....whats even worse is when we haven't done anything different and the PAIN is unbearable for no apparent reason shakehead



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   Posted 9/1/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
You know, I hate that everyone here is in pain too, but it sure does help knowing that I'm not alone. Those who don't live with CP, no matter how much they love us or care, just don't understand. Even my mom, who would love me if I were I serial killer, doesn't understand and gets irritated that I always "seem to be in pain." Yes, I'm a good actress, but a mom ALWAYS knows!
Oh, I forgot to add to my previous rant that, not being used to this tendonitis thing in my wrist, I picked up a 500lb container of cat litter (ok, it was 20lbs) with that hand and the pain shot up into my elbow! So know THAT pain extends from elbow to wrist. rolleyes   And of course there is still the ever-present DDD ache/stab/throb in my neck. Oh well.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh do I know this scenario!!!

Brain to Left Leg: "Let's give her a jolt of sizzling pain clear to the pinky toe."

Left Leg to Brain: "Full force now!"

Back to Brain: "Hello??? Is there something wrong here?"

Brain to Back: "Oh ya go! Have some muscle spasms."

Right Leg to Brain: "Hey! You know I feel left out!"

Brain to Right Leg: "Oh don't worry I haven't forgotten about you! How about a nice sizzler down the front?"

Right Leg: "Oh that feels do good!"

It's never ending!!!! If it isn't my back.....its my legs and if it isn't my legs its my knees (had 4 surgeries to correct dislocating patelas a long time back) and if its not that its something else. It gets really irritating.


What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P

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   Posted 9/1/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, ditto to what PaLady said on the layering effect, I am battling cellulitis in my legs. Get one thing settled down and another pops up. Oh and the dentists, I cannot write those nasty words here, its not allowed.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1670
   Posted 9/1/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Feel we're all in a similar boat, I woke up not with my usual leg/hip/ carpel tunnel but with a raging headache and stomach cramps. Sorry to hear about your bursitis, rest is the best treatment for it, but the only thing that really seems to knock it on the head for me is cortisone shots, I get 5 weeks of ache instead of crippling hip pain. Seems to knock out the inflammation and the heat from it but your teeth/ ear sounds like you need that dreaded D word we all don't like around here. My heart goes out to you, Splash, golitho

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 9/2/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
The tops of my feet started to hurt a couple of weeks ago and a said something to a good friend and she said "how do you know they hurt you take so much pain meds?" It did make me think why is it before all the CP if we broke a bone or sprained an ankle we got pain meds and then stub our toe it didn't hurt so bad. Cause we were taking pain meds for the acute injury.

Now we feel it all!!

Why is that?

Kidney Diseases and Disorders
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........

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