All about me....Well, I'm 46 years age. Married three times (eeeeek!!!) and as the saying goes..."third times a charm." well, it was. My husband and I have been blissfully married for almost 14 years (this next Sept). We live in south central KS and have been here about 3 years now. Moved from WY where I was born and raised. Hubby on the other hand is a KS grown boy! We moved her to care for his mom and dad who are very sick. His mom has been diaganoised with Alzhiemers desease and is slowly losing her mind. Sad, very sad! His dad has COPD and they are both in their mid 70s.
We have three labrador retrievers, one of each color; Jazzmine is the oldest (12) and is a chocolate color, Shadow is a black lab and the middle child (11) and Remington (10) is the baby and he is a goofball! They have filled our lives with so much happiness that I cannot see myself without them, but since they are getting up there in age, I am actually looking at the reality of their mortality.
How I got to the CP part of my life....I was a Certified Nurse Aide at a local nursing home in WY for almost one year when one morning I went to get my residents up for breakfast. I was on my last resident when the woman slipped from my arms and instead of her falling to the floor I twisted (apprently just right) my back and caused 3 levels (L3-S1) to herinate. Went through tons of tests, shots, injections and medication in the first two months and since none worked I was forced to look at the real picture that I was about to meet a situation that I was not prepared for....unemployment!
In Dec. of 2000 I underwent a two level fusion and it seemed to do well for the first two years. Minimal pain and felt pretty good. Went to replant my strawberry patch and suddenly had seering pain down the left and right legs. Went back in and discovered that L-3 L-4 was now herniated. Underwent another fusion in 2002. But within 6 months I was reliving the exact same pain that I had before the surgery and the doctor discovered that the fusion did not take so they went in frontal and replaced the hardware and placed a plate at the front of my spine to help hold it.
So....ten years later....here I am!
Carmen~*~*~Chronic Pain Moderator
DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum, Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines, and Kids!!!
Meds- buprenorphene (Subutex) for chronic pain, Cymbalta, prilosec, Zyrtec, ProAir inhaler, and the best medication is my puppy, kitty, and 5 guinea pigs!!!
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Oh yes we have 5 dogs.Jilly-4, Jackie-2, Jackobe-2, Tiger-2, moo-cow-2 .They're Jack Russel's and Rat Terriers. Oh, and one cat Named Sassy we just rescued from a tree about 4 weeks ago. We think she is a Mancoon.She's about 8 weeks old and a pill butt..she thinks she's a dog. She wrestle's my two, and steals their bones. They are very patient with her , they know better.
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