Well back from ER...again

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mama6
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   Posted 8/6/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I had to put up all the deliveries I mentioned on my last post because they were to the roof and just as wide. I couldn't even get into my storeroom. I needed to go in today but took some great advice from golitho, and took it easy today(I don't like taking off, i figure if I do it gives way for my staff too..). I just didn't go. Last night my sciatica was acting up and I tossed and turned til after 3 to try and get comfortable so I could sleep. I felt better today, so when the kids got home we played and made silly faces with putty..it was a lot of fun. After I made dinner though, I couldn't get comfortable it kept hurting so I went to the ER.(my 12 year old even offered to go with me :-) ) Well long story shorter, they said I really messed it up this time and need to see a specialist, ugh. Another round of predisone and some pain meds. My daughter thought the Dr. said I broke my back...she is so dramatic sometimes..wanted to know who would make their dinner. Then she quickly gave me a hug, and said I mean I love you mom. I'm not going to take the pred. or pain meds until tommorrow. Even with the pain i was in a pretty good mood and wanted to finish it that way with the kids. I came home and they had cleaned the house.Such good kids,most of the time.(They were fighting an hour later) So we snuggled in and watched some disney, and they went off to bed 30 minutes ago.
 So what should I expect from the specialist?The Er. Dr. said it's like chronic herniation(no longer acute) with the sciatica. Since I was born with spinal bifida..the milder one..she said there would be more involved. My joints aren't hurting as much today though.Great. Just in time to see the new Rhuemy. eyes Have a good day!! Pain free, hopefully. Hugs Heather
Mama6

MIKEL99
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   Posted 8/7/2010 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Heather , Sorry you had such a rough time of it last nite , but good job going to the ER and not fooling around with it . Please try not to overdo it Sweetheart , I know you love the kids and God bless you for that , but you need to look after yourself in order to be any good to them . The fact that your mood was good in spite of it is a testament to you character , your some amazing lady !!!Take good care of you please , we're all supporting you and thinking of you . I hope all goes well !!! Lots of Luv Mikel
HIV+. meds - epzicom, Kaletra . oxycontin as needed , indothemiacin . hip replacement surgery scheduled for August 23rd !

Áthas
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   Posted 8/7/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
How many kids do you have? I hope it's better today and that you will be able to sleep well tonight. :-)

mama6
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   Posted 8/7/2010 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Mikel,
With all that you are going through, it is a true inspiration to me that you are always such a support to everone. I kept the mood going today(somewhat by force..pain was high), and offered to take the kids to the movies. Only the two youger ones wanted to go so we went to see Shrek 4. We had some great laughs...it made for a good Saturday. I am determined, when I get off here, to get my house organized before next week..but I do not plan on overdoing(better said than done, I'm sure) turn Thank you for your support and I am here for all of you as well. I hate that we all have to endure this pain but I am so happy I stumbled upon this site. You all trully lift my spirit and help me everyday. Have a good day!! Pain free I hope. Heather yeah
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

mama6
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   Posted 8/7/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Athas,
I have 6 altogether. my husband and I have 4 jointly. We met in 6th grade and dated for 2 years after that. Trully puppy love. Then, due to age and immaturity, we started dating others. We both had our first children far too young, and by other people. He was 15 and I was 17. We lost touch and by pure coincidence ended up with the same best guy friend. He wanted to date me and by accident brought us back together, at age 18. 17 years later here we are. Sorry I went way off rolleyes . I do that sometimes. I hope you are enjoying this site, it is wonderfull because of everyone here. I slept good last night, and hope to today. Thank you. I hope you are having a pain free day as well. Heather turn
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

Áthas
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
That's a nice story, mama6. And yes, I do like the site.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/9/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Evening Mama6! I don't think we have been formerly introduced, and I was a regular here for several months before my back surgery, but I have been trying to catch up on some of the new members that I have not had a chance to meet.
It sounds like you are a very hard worker and take pride in it as well. One thing I noticed, is that you're very much a family oriented person, and you have a very innocent way of inviting us right into your home to meet the kids :)

I'm a guessing you have met momto6boys?.... Soon to be momto8? :)

I just wanted to say hello to you, and we are glad that you choose HW. This site, and this particular forum, was a turning point in my life as I became desperate for answers on my condition. I knew it was the right place right away, after reading some of the post, and realizing "Thats me!" I had never heard the term Chronic Pain until I had found this site.

Needless to say, there are wonderful Moderators and members here, and one quickly realizes you have a new extended family.

Take care, and we hope that you find a solution to you're back problem. Many of us here know full well how debilitating it can be.

SE:)
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mama6
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   Posted 8/10/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
SE,
Thank you for the warm welcome. smilewinkgrin I have really enjoyed meeting everyone that I have so far. This forum seems to be such a supporting , wonderfull place to come to. It has really helped me vent and feel a connection to others that have some of the same conditions and diseases as myself. It is hard for the dear people around me because they really don't understand where I am coming from, although they are very supportive, just the same.
Yes, I tend to trail off into stories of the kids and such. I think for me part of it is that's all I've known since I was 17. Being mom. My kids surprise me so much sometimes. If you read the statistics on kids coming from teenage moms it's not good. My kids, to me of course, have shot that statistic out of the sky, and are really quite remarkable kids. In spite of growing up with there mom. turn
I hope to talk to you often and welcome back from your back surgery. I hope you are doing so much better. I think I read a post of yours recently, saying you had taken a turn for the better. I hope you continue down that path. Take care and gentle hugs!! Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/11/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   

 

      Good morning mama6!

     It is nice to see a young parent that is close to their children. I'm 54, and mine moved out of the nest.

      I did go through a very bad Divorce about six years, (there all bad) and the result was a daughter who disowned me. She has the Grandkids, so needless to say I do not get to see them. One of them, I have never seen and am not really sure of her name. I do not pursue her or my daughter in secret, as I honor their privacy.

       My Daughter did do a sneaky thing to me, and while I was photographing local sports children, she snuck my Grandchild through the line up, and I took his photo. I never recognized him. One of my employees was processing the product line, and saw the last name on the paperwork, and we soon realized what had happened.

      Cute little boy he is! :) I'm hoping that when he grows up to be a young man, he will come and look me up. I just hope it isn't too late :( I can only guess that my daughter did this, because she wanted the boy to have something from his Grandpa. A piece of History I guess. She knew that I was selling the business soon, and took advantage of the situation while she could. I'm happy about it, and never thought I would be photographing my Grandkid through the sporting organiztions I served for 15yrs. We took around 7000 sports childrens photos every year, and I worked a nother full time job on top of that.

      Now, I'm remarried, and Whew!....three more children!....one 9yr, 16yrs, and 20yr who is expecting anyday. We deal with ADHD and an Alcoholic father (theirs, not me)...and it has been interesting to say the least :)

       It all wears this old man out! :)

    Luckley, I married a wonderful woman though, and as I have said here before, we are madly in Love, to the point I cant wait to get home to see her. A bit of an age difference, but it seems to be working for us. :) :)

       So there you go!..... now you know a little more about me. I will certianlly try to keep up with your post, and look forward to visiting with you again.

    Good Health to you my friend!

      SE:)



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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 8/11/2010 9:07:15 AM (GMT-6)


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/11/2010 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
 
      Well....Shoot!.....isn't life funny!........just got off the phone with the wife, and Water Broke for the daughter!
 
       Their on the way to the Hospital! :)
 
       SE:)
 
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mama6
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   Posted 8/11/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  SE,
Oh congradulations!! I am so excited for you! Hopefully she has an easy delivery.
My husband has been through some of the same stuff with his daughter. She is 20 and he has not seen her since she was a toddler. He used to buy gifts for every birthday, christmas, Easter, and what not. We kept putting them away. Everytime her birthday came around I would make a cake and we would sing for her. All the kids would jointly blow out the candles for their sister, and make a wish to get to see her. It has been so painfull for my husband that after constantly searching records and the internet, 2 years ago he all but gave up. The mother of his daughter did not like his mother because she is an alcoholic, an extremely mean one.
Thank you for sharing your life with me. I am so happy you found a woman that makes you feel that way. Every woman should have a man like that. I hope some day your estranged daughter realizes what this type of anger does to everyone involved and allows you to be part of her, and your grandkids life. It would be such a shame if she didn't.
Good luck with the new grandbaby and post all the info soon. Congrats Gandpa..I can't wait(well I can a little wink  ) to be a grandma!! Take care Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/11/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Mama6! It's a Boy! yeah turn smilewinkgrin

Take care, and it was so nice visiting with you today!

SE:)
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mama6
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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Congradulations!!! How big was he? I have three boys, my girls were born the "BIG" ones. I hope your daughter had an easy delivery and that she is feeling ok...probably as soon as she saw his sweet face she forgot the pain. I only remember mine when they are a pain..haha! Have a good one. Heather turn
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   

 

     She went in at 2:00PM and the little boy was here by 9:00pm or so last night.

   I believe he is 6.10lbs....and he is coming home tonight to stay with us! :)

     Humm!.....guess that means the wife won't be sleeping with me! :(

      Everyone is excited to say the least! :)

 

             SE


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mama6
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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow,
By most terms she didn't have long labor....of course when your going through it, it doesn't seem that way. Your poor wife..but I bet she's estatic just the same. It's so nice to hear good news. You guys try to get some sleep and enjoy that baby!! yeah Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

Lindaloo
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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news! and congratulations! I'm so happy for everyone.

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tmjpain
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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Michael, maybe you can introduce me to the new baby on skype?? Enjoy rocking him tonight!!

hugs
One day at a time!!

SUZANE

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   

 

    Mama6....I did not mean to hijack your thread here. It makes me feel bad, and I should have posted this somewhere else.

     Sorry,

 

     SE


"Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."

mama6
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   Posted 8/12/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
turn  SE,
Don't even give it a second thought. Baby's are such an amazing gift. They bring such joy and help us forget some of the pain that we are going through. We are all so happy for you..post away my friend. I don't feel hijacked at all..I feel blessed that you let us share in your special moment!! Heather yeah
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

golitho
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   Posted 8/12/2010 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Heather, I'm glad you took my advice, but it sounds like you did some damage anyway? sorry I've had a busy week and haven't checked out HW for a week. Slacko I know!
Hey Michael, congrats on the baby! Grandad now! How amazing is that. My daughter is turning 17 this weekend, one of the reasons I have been so busy, shes having a big party. But I can't imagine being a Grandma, must be wonderful to say the least.
I went back on my pain patch, trying Norspan this time, I'm so glad I did, I feel much more able to cope with everything. You just don't realise how tiring pain is, until the edge is off it.
Well just thought I'd pop in and say hello, golitho
 
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