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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/17/2010 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
    If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum. idea   We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is pain involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.

     But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed...  turn   So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
(Happy Birthday Chutz!!)
     We made it. It is finally saturaday. I thought the week would never end. It was like being in the movie "ground-hog day". Only worse!
     Speaking of constant repeat.... There are times that I wish, I didnt have to say "I don't feel good" 40 times in a day. Times I wish they would hear me, truly hear me, the first dozen or so times, instead of needing me to repeat myself over and over. Maybe a little recorder on auto-repeat I could just play back to people that ask every 5mins.
     Come to think of it I wish I didnt have to finish struggling with getting in the car, walking, lifting, et al.  And never fails! Never fails! Someone will ask when I am done," Are you okay?". In fact, just bann them from ever being able to even ask that question would be great.  Did they not witness me struggling through the task at hand?? What kind of answer do they expect anyway?  "Im nothin but roses baby!" "I'm GREAT! When are we going hiking?!" ...sheesh  rolleyes  
     What is the one thing you wish didnt have to be a part of our already over extended , chronic pain filled lives? Whats the one pet peeve that just rubbs you the wrong way? What is that one little thing you wish didnt have to happen daily? 

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
Chronic Pain Moderator

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 7/17/2010 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I loved my job and love to work - I'm the Executive Assistant for an interesting group of guys at a national sporting goods company. I take care of their calendars, meetings, correspondence, travel arrangements, and expense tracking, as well as plan all the major events for the group. I'm on long term disability through work but I hope to get back to work soon.

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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   Posted 7/17/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
My biggest pet peeve is:
Everyone that knows me knows my situation....I don't complain often and sometimes (I mean rarely) I am unable to hide the pain....when I get the question "Whats wrong with you today"??? I picture myself throwing myself around them and pounding on their head saying WHATS WRONG WITH ME? WHATS WRONG WITH ME?......ahhhh felt so good to vent!!

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   Posted 7/17/2010 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
My biggest pet peeve in regards to any of this is saying to a doctor..."I have already been through the first 68 pages of the play book..what's next?" and they reply with a page 1 "idea".
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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