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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 6/17/2010 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I'm Ditzy75 and I'm new not sure wot I'm doing but that's me most of time   :-)   well I'm 35 told I have Lumbar Spondylosis, facet joint dysfunction I have had it for 10 yrs only been diagonosed in last 4. I have chronic pain in my lower back, buttocks leg foot up spine and shoulder and neck, I get numbness pins and needles and my left leg often gives way I usually walk with a crutch but do have some good days. I have just come off morphine and on to Lyrica 300mg twice daily plus co codamol and cymbalta for my depression. I can't work as there is no job I can do I need to move about sit stand lay sleep alot...  mad   . I'm going through a divorce and live with my new partner whom I love dearly only thing that keeps me going. I get so down and lonely !!!
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Post Edited By Moderator (Dani Henson) : 6/17/2010 10:08:05 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/17/2010 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ditzy75, and welcome to our family. Sorry it was pain that brought you here, but that's what brought most of us here! I am fairly new to this forum myself but this is a wonderful place to be. If you are looking to vent or just to know that you are not alone in your struggle. I hope you stick around! Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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   Posted 6/17/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ditzy75, and welcome! So sorry for your pain and the other sruggles you are dealing with! This is a wonderful place to be! Everyone here is like family and some of them are family....LOL! My sister is damouthy1 that posted above me! This group is full of amazing people who understand and will be hear to listen and help you through some of the tough times! I am also pretty new here but they have all helped me soooo much! Stick around, you will be glad you did!

Take care of you,

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/17/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
   Dear Ditzy,
     Good morning! Welcome to the Chronic Pain Forum! My name is Dani and it is VERY nice to meet you. I think you will find this is a great place for those who suffer from painful chronic conditions.
     I am sorry that it took you so long to get a diagnosis. The thought of you having to sufffer that long before anyone heard your pleas for help is frightening. Add in the recent job loss and divorce proceedings and... you must be exhausted from it all.
     You didnt mention why you went off your meds? Was it a decision that you and your doctors came to? Or was it because the side effects were interferring with your daily life? I worry because you have very painful conditions that will require treatment and pain management.. probably for the rest of your life. shakehead
     ..speaking of pain management.. Have you seen a pain management specialist to see if they can help you to find solutions with less side effects? If I am asking silly questions I am sorry.
     I did want to stop by and welcome you to the family thou. And let you know that I am VERY glad you found us  :-)   stay strong and hang in there!
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 6/17/2010 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ditzy75

And welcome to HW..i also am pretty new to this site as well...Im very sry pain has brought you the posts above me..pain i believe has brought most of us here...This is a wonderful site with people that actually understand your pain and offer advice and support despite the pain they endure themselves..pain can take alot of things from you...but one thing it didnt take is the hearts of these people here...They have helped me very much .. this last month or so..listening to me vent and complain..offering an ear and support and advice...So please stick around you will be thankful you did

Best of Luck and hope your pain gets less for you


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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 6/17/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ditzy75  Welcome to the chronic pain forum.  I'm glad that you found us but I'm sorry that it's chronic pain that brought you here.  You have found some of the most wonderfully supportive and caring people on the internet.  Take care.
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 6/18/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, welcome, welcome. I too, want to congratulate you for finding this forum. As the others have said, this is the collection of the most wonderful people in the world. I hope you find this site as rewarding and comforting as I have as well.

Please continue to post and let us know all about you and get to know each of us.

Have a low pain day.

Co-Moderator Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Forums
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.

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Total Posts : 9607
   Posted 6/19/2010 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a good forum with a lot of good people...
Hope you'll like it here...
and I hope you can get a low pain day soon...
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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   Posted 6/19/2010 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ditzy!

Wanted to stop by and say Hello and welcome! I'm sure you will find this forum family to be very supportive and compassionate. I know they have helped me through so many hurdles even when they didn't know it.

Hope you have fun on your picnic!

Warm hugs,
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

(> <) Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

White Beard
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3602
   Posted 6/21/2010 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Donna

Welcome to Healing Well Chronic Pain forum, It does sound like you are having a rough time of it, but it is ok to come here and vent your frustrations, your among friends here that do care about you! We all have our "Ups and Downs" in relationships, and it is not pleasant but we one way or the other we manage to get through it! and you will too! Just remember, we are here for you! to listen and give you our support! So Please just know that you are not alone, when you are here! We are all here with you!

White Beard

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/21/2010 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
   Dear Donna,
     Good evening *warm hugg* It is good to hear from you. I am glad you stopped by. Hopefully, you will be fast asleep right now..but I worry you probably arnt. I am so very sorry your life is in such a whirl-wind. Isnt it awfull how emotional pain can make your chronic pain feel even worse?? *sigh* Good news is that the CBT will help. I loved mine. I was worried and scared at first, you know all the taboo around psychology... but it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I hope your experience is good too.
    I am so sorry your family is torn and worse, are placing such a heavy burdon on your shoulders. Have you ever thought about family counseling with your daughter and brother? Or maybe start up a once monthly activity that involes all of you getting together for a day? Like a family BBQ, or maybe a "movie and brunch" day? I can tell plain as day that the turmoil between you, your daughter, brother hurts you alot. I am so sorry *warm huggs*
     Your fiance sounds like he is afraid of what is going on with you. I remember how scared my husband and I were when I first became sick. I just wanted to run away, and be hugg and loved all at the same time. He wanted to fix it and make it all "Ok" somehow. Finally one day I said "I NEED you to hugg me and love me even when I am pushing you away! Can't you see I am scared?!?!". When is the last time you and your finace sat down and enjoyed one anothers company? Like a date night or "saturday night out"? Or sat and talked about what you really "need" from him to feel better? Ways that he could really "help" you? Sorry for all the questions. I know you have alot on your plate right now..But, I want you to remember that chronic pain changes who you are as a person, and sometimes we need to get to know our loved ones all over again because we ourselves have changed into a different person.
     Most of all I want you to know that you can do this. Your life has you going through so many changes all at once, but with your drive, and dedication you can get through this! One step at a time, one deep breath at a time. Please know you are in our prayers here. Stay strong!
*warm huggs*
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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