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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning my friends.  I do hope this morning brings each of you lessened pain and happy thoughts. smilewinkgrin   Sorry I have not been posting for awhile, I have been busy trying to get ready to leave for Cheyenne and keeping touch with everyone on that end to see what I need.  Mom is doing fine, she got out of ICU a couple of days ago and it looks like she will get out of the hospital about tue or wed.  She will be coming home with o2 as well as a walker.
 
She's excited that her daughter is coming to help her too. turn    Oh gosh ya'll I had a horrible thing happen to me a few days ago.  I went to get my husband a pop at the local convenience store.  Paid for all that I got and could have sworn I had taken my wallet to the car with me.  Well, I didn't notice it was gone until I had gotten home.  When I realized it was gone I returned to the store to see if I left it there, tore through the car to find it but it was indeed GONE!  Now at this point I'm not only panicing, but I am also mad as hell at myself for losing it.  When the two of us realized it had been stolen, I called and went down tot he PD to place a report; then it was scrambling time.
 
I called SS to get the paperwork for a new card, called the two credit cards that were in there, Drivers licence (thank god they were open on friday!) to get a new dl...plus called my bank to let them know the wallet was stolen and that I needed a new debit card.  God talk about a terrible thing to happen to ya!!!  Okay so all the while, I'm thinking it was just misplaced and that it would turn up by a good sameritan that found it right?  Until last night that is....
 
 
Last night I recieved a phone call from a young man that had found my cards from my wallet strewn on the ground behind our local grocery store.  Suddenly I felt violated and very, very unprotected!!!!  I don't think it set in until this guy found my stuff strewn all over the ground.  In my mind I was still thinking it was just a stupid lost wallet that I had been so stupid to leave laying about.  But now the surreal idea that someone who I did not know took my wallet and went through my things that were very personal to me!!!  I'm a little scared to even trust people anymore bacause of this.
 
Anyway, I have to take the things that the kid found to the PD today so that they can possibly catch the scum that took my wallet. *SHIVERS*
 
Okay so that was my weekend!  Hows about you all....have a good weekend?
 
Hugsssssssssss
 
Scarred
 
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P
 
Two level fusion on S1- L4 in 2000. One level fusion on L3-L4 in 2003 and revision on L3-L4 6 months later.  This led to a diagnose of failed back syndrome, nerve pain and Chronic Pain. Two bi-lateral patellar realignments on both knees last one in 1988.  Overall...I'm in great health. 


punchfit
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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scarred,

Great to see you back on board, alot of posts that have been great.

That is just wonderful that your mum is doing great!and will be home with you shortly, so exciting
Gee you must have been a ranting wreck with the whole purse ordeal, crap i would be to.

I agree its a real personal violation, and especially finding the cards not far from home, i too would have feelt the same way in PANIC MODE, did you lose my money?
What a terrible ordeal,

You could almost write a book over your weekends events! unbelieable.

I do hope they proccecute the scum, you must feel very anxoius and aggitated, please try and calm down and relax as much as possible, but its a terrible ordeal especially in the circumstances with your mum and family, soething you just did not need to happen

Wow my weekend was definatly quiter than yours.

Anyway as long as your Mum is sfae and well and will coming home shortly that all that matters.
Nice to hear from you Scarred.
Cheers
Leisa x Puchfit

Blessedx8
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   Posted 12/7/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,

Oh my goodness, that IS scary about your wallet - and, as you said, such a personal violation. I'm sorry with everything else you have going on, that you had to deal with that!!

I'm glad your mom is doing better and about ready to leave the hospital. That's great news!!

Glad you posted... but sorry for the whole wallet thing... !

--Tina
Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; I also have Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Addison's Disease; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; etc etc

Meds: MS Contin (480mg daily); Dilaudid (8mg/3x day); Actiq (1200 mcgs/1x per day); Soma (3x day); Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor and on the list goes...

Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/7/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
   Scarred....I'm very happy that your mother is doing ok now! Thats great news! I know what you mean about the horrible feelings after someone has taken a wallet.....it's so madding! Have a wonderful day! ....and keep posting! :)

PAlady
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   Posted 12/7/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
I'm also very happy to hear things are going as well as can be expected with your Mom - maybe even better than that.

I had my purse stolen once when I was in my 20's. I was, of course, young and stupid and was dancing at a bar and left my purse at the table. I had my car keys and everything. Even had to get a locksmith to get into my car and make new keys. But was does feel unnerving is that this person knew where I lived, and even had a set of house keys! I was in college then, living with a group of people so of course we had all the locks changed, but it took me awhile to not stay awake at night wondering if someone would break in.

One thing I learned is to never carry your social security card in your wallet - unless you have to put it in for a specific purpose on a given day. However, that was way before the days of the internet. Now I feel like everyone has all our information anyway. To tell you the truth, it feels like we don't have much privacy left, it seems to easy for people to hack into systems where our info. is stored. For example, the debit card that held my unemployment money (how the state dispenses it) was hacked into. And even my bank had to give out new debit cards to a whole bunch of us customers once because of hacking. Don't know if all this makes you feel better or worse, but in a sense we've all been violated!

Hugs,

PaLady

mrsm123
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   Posted 12/7/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
Make sure that when you leave for your trip, that you let the police and neighbors know that you will be gone and to be extra watchful of your house and yard.
My husband and I were robbed one night when I went to a school fundraiser and he was at work. I had also lost my wallet a few days before this happened ( at least that's what I thought) and the police believed that whoever took my wallet also robbed the house. Thankfully, they only took jewlery , my two sewing machines and a few other things, but missed our lock box with the more important stuff.....
Sandi
PS I am glad to hear that your mom is doing so much better and will be able to come home soon. That's really good news .
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too


straydog
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   Posted 12/7/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
So gald to hear that your Mom is doing so well. That is a tremendous relief in itself. If only we lived in the perfect world where some nice person would have said I found your wallet and appears all is intact,,yea right, lol. Since I have broken my arm I stopped carrying a purse and carry only my driver's license and debit card and whatever cash on hand. I have grown use to this freedom and doubt I will carry another purse again. Very nice having it all tucked in a pocket in my jeans. I normally only do this at Christmas when out shopping but have decided it is easier to manage this way. But, a purse, cane and oxygen tank was too much with one hand, lol. Hope you have a good visit with your Mom & sister.
 

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 & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. 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 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


BigLucy
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 413
   Posted 12/7/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I also had my wallet stolen, exactly like PALady (what were we thinking leaving our purses alone????) and ever sense I've had this weird thing about always knowing where my wallet/purse is at all times--it's like PTSD or something. Money is not as bad is all the other stuff, credit cards, bank cards, license, what a pain.

O.K. mrsm123, seriously, someone broke into your house and stole sewing machines? Is there a big market for those? It's not like you can trade them for street drugs or run fast with them in tow--I actually laughed when I read that.

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/8/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Well at least I am not only the only one who has had problems. It seems to me that ya just can't trust anyone now adays ya know? Mrsm, I am so sorry you got robbed! Man that always scares me. Hubby will be home, as he has to work while I am off taking care of my mom, so the house won't be empty. I have heard of people's accounts, cc and banking, being hacked into and that scares the crow out of me. To think that we now live in a world that human beings aren't thinking about what is right. Only what they want. It's mind boggling! I've always been a trusting person, but after what happened over the weekend, ain't no way I am being that trusting again. I've always looked for the good in people and now that it seems not anyone can be trusted, it makes me nervous.

What really got to me is the fact that its the Holiday Season! What happened to being a caring person? I tell ya CPers.......those days are long gone!

Hugssssssssss

Scarred
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P
 
Two level fusion on S1- L4 in 2000. One level fusion on L3-L4 in 2003 and revision on L3-L4 6 months later.  This led to a diagnose of failed back syndrome, nerve pain and Chronic Pain. Two bi-lateral patellar realignments on both knees last one in 1988.  Overall...I'm in great health. 


privey
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   Posted 12/8/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
In June of 2006 I had open heart surgery in Topeka. My family (husband and two daughters) stayed the night in a hotel located on one of the major roads, in front of the mall in Topeka. When they woke up the next morning to come to the hospital they went out to the vehicles, mine and my husbands to find that both had been stolen. My purse was locked in mine with wallet, check book, debit and credit cards as well as clothing. The vehicles were locked and they broke the window in his Yukon and the keys to my van were in his compartment between the seats. They found his vehicle about 2 weeks later and it was in okay shape mine wasn't found for about 6 weeks and the insurance had already settled on mine. After that...I don't trust a thing!

bsjaguar
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   Posted 12/8/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred, when do you leave to head to your moms? Hope you have a safe trip and a nice visit with your mother & sister. Drop us a line if you have internet access there. Sounds like you will get along just fine with your mother, I think you'll be surprised how well she will be feeling since her heart is pumping better.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


PAlady
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   Posted 12/8/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
You know, I think we have to be careful about overgeneralizing in the negative direction. Don't forget to count the people you know and strangers you walk by everyday who mostly are and have been trustworthy. Are there people who are going to commit criminal acts? Sure. But that's not the majority. Being careful is one thing we all need to do, but there's only so much we can do and we can't prevent all "stuff" from happening. Such is life. But let's remember most people are trusting and good - at least that's how I choose to look at life.

PaLady

bsjaguar
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   Posted 12/9/2009 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
One thing that always blows me away are ladies that put there purses in their shopping carts then walk away from them to look at something. I see this all the time. It would be so easy for someone to walk by and just take it before the person even knew it was gone.

I'm like Straydog. I don't carry a purse anymore either. The only things I carry are my debit card, library card, and drivers license, oh and can't forget my chapstick. With a purse I tended to lay it down to look at something and then forget I laid it down.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/9/2009 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree PA. For the most part most people are honest and I am a quite friendly person and will strike up a conversation with just about anyone. I figure I have to make friends around here and I really want to, but to do that I have to talk to people and get to know them right? The cops that took my statements thought its likely that the theft was a juvenile, which we all know there are some kids out there that are just plain bad news. I've been watching the checking acct and savings and so far no wierd purchases have come through. Even my drivers licence number was changed. But since I got most of the things back I'm really not worried that someone would use it.

Bs; I leave tomorrow morning at 6:45am from Wichita airport. I should arrive in Cheyenne by 10:05 and will spend some time with my sister that morning as she has to attend her daughter's christmas program. Then I'm off to mom's where I probably won't get out much. LOL Mom has cable internet so I will be able to keep in contact with ya'll while I am up there.

Sis told me to pack for winter and of course I have. I know what WY weather is this time of year and though KS (with the exception of the upper parts of the state) have now had their very first snowfall and cold temps of the year......WY has been seeing snow since October. As well as the colder temps. So it's not like I don't know what I need to bring for WY weather this time of the year LOL. Anyway, the two of us girls have came to a final pack that even though we don't see eye to eye on alot of things, we are going to pull together for our mom and keep our arguements and fights (boy can my sister fight!!!) out of mom's earshot. I want to keep her calm and stress free and if that means I have to ignore my sister's comments then like the commercial I saw on tv a while back says "I can't hear you!"

I head for Wichita today for a pill check so that I can refill a couple of medications a little early this month. I will run out of my two pain meds on the 18th so they are going to give me an early refill for both. But.....apparently they need to do a pill count to do this. Now I've not had this problem before with my old doctor so I'm gonna ask a question for anyone who has been through this.

Is this normal???

Oh hey....went to my ortho yesterday. Bad news from that side of my pain my friends. Apparently I have torn my meniscus and they are going to do an MRI. This will be followed by an exploratory scope on the right knee to fix whatever the problem is. Ugggggg!!!!

Okay gang....I've said enough for now LOL. Have a great day all and if your in the eastern half of the US.....stay HOME!!!! Baby its cold outside!!! he he he

Hugsssssssssssssssss

Scarred
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P
 
Two level fusion on S1- L4 in 2000. One level fusion on L3-L4 in 2003 and revision on L3-L4 6 months later.  This led to a diagnose of failed back syndrome, nerve pain and Chronic Pain. Two bi-lateral patellar realignments on both knees last one in 1988.  Overall...I'm in great health. 


bsjaguar
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   Posted 12/9/2009 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred, I take my pill bottles with me to every appt at my PM because that was requested by them on my first visit but they never look at them, but I still have them if they ever do. Maybe they are just checking due to refilling early.

I've had laproscopic surgery twice for torn meniscus on the left knee. It's a very simple procedure, they so put you out for this. I have two small .5" incisions on the front of the knee cap. After the surgery I used a walker (easier than crutches) for about a week. For the first few days stay off it as much as possible, keep leg elevated and use ice to control swelling. This was important because my surgeon said it needed some time to heal before walking on it. Your surgeon will give you instructions to follow but this will give you a general idea of what to expect.

Scarred don't freak out if you develop a large golf ball sized lump in the back of your knee that hurts. I did freak out when this happened but it is called a Bakers Cyst. Found out we have these cyst all over our bodies but they aren't noticeable until you have a trama in the area. I didn't have this with the first tear but did with the second one. Just a heads up!
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


Chartreux
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   Posted 12/9/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
I'm so glad your Mother is doing so well...and I'll continue with the prayers for you and her...
Lots of soft hugz...
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