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Sniper
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   Posted 1/11/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
 I hurt my back lifting something I had no business trying to lift,,Yeah Yeah ,, I know better but I thought I could do it anyway. Anyone else have a hard time admitting that the old body just wont do what it use to do. I seem to be always pushing the envelope just a bit more than I should and pain is my reward. My doc has warned me about this but then I dont have anyone handy to help with the chores that need doing and ,,OK I know,,if I cripple myself then I will have to wait or not do these things at all. Getting old ain't that bad but getting decrepid really sucks..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


auntkay
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   Posted 1/11/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Amen to the last sentence!

gachrons
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   Posted 1/11/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
So You do have backbone .. I know sometimes it is hard and temptation is hard to keep in check just had my share of the whoo hoo's too today, car wouldn't start, and so off to the nieghbours for some help. Thank goodness he didn't live any furthur away. So then I spent a hour reading and hooking up a trickle charge to keep the battery happy. All I can say it better be happy when I get up tomorrow. Do you need to get your back looked at and is it going to keep you down in bed for awhile? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


FallColors
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   Posted 1/11/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, we should all know better!! But why do we do it?! I keep telling myself there are no awards for self-inflicted wounds!!

Hope it is all better tomorrow!!
Diagnosed early 2007 with rectal Crohn's.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulas with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP.


SydneyJo
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   Posted 1/11/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday I actually ran with my dog - what was I thinknig - today I feel like I was in a prize fight - that will teach me! It sucks that we can no longer do the things we used too and Sniper I blame the disease not age lol.
Jo

Sniper
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   Posted 1/11/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
No , I dont think I need a doctor to tell me how dumb I was and give me muscle relaxers to put me in dada land. I will just have to be a lazy lout for a few days. Too bad the TV has such crappy programs. Today I just took it easy. Helped my wife in the kitchen. Homemade kumquat marmalade. We do this every year and give it as gifts. Its real labor intensive ,slicing and removing seeds cooking and jaring but its not real hard physical work and I can stop and rest when need be. Guess by now you have guessed that I dont do ,,rest,, very well. I'm ok for any chore above waist high but if I have to bend, thats a big no no. All the spurs I have down my back bone are fighting to see which one can nail me first.Its a shame when your own body turns on you. Trouble is in a few days I will start to feel better,,a few more and I will feel brave,,a few more and I will do something stupid again and so the circle goes.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


randynoguts
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   Posted 1/12/2009 3:36 AM (GMT -7)   
ifeel your pain! litteraly! i had to go pick up an auto part friday.. front axle for my blazer... in a crate... weight is near 600lbs... now me with my Homie along for company i get there and am expecting them to use a hoist to get it in my truck.. but Nooo, the young guys want to lift it in. they say , hey theres 4 of us counting you! i say thats only 3.1... but they dont get it. i explain the hernia thing and if i drop dead to call my wife.. so we/ more they lift one end onto the tailgate and then we/ more them again lift the heavy end up and push into the truck.. well i made a good show of doing my part but i can grunt and make faces with the best of them. so basicall those 3 guys lifted 550 lbs while i steadied the remaining 50 and acted like i was doing my full share.. but my arms do hurt in the bicep area! so maybe i did more than i thought? so now it sits in the bed untill my BIL come next weekend and we use my engine hoist to get it out.. :-)
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Ouch is right!!! Thank goodness I have my big strong healthy husband to do those things for me now. My old bones and joints just can't take much anymore. Sending healing thoughts your way.

Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Sniper
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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Geeeez Rando, hope BIL is going to put it on for you. Crawling around under a truck trying to work overhead is not the most body saving exercise either.
Nanners, sometimes my wife forgets I'm not the big strong husband of long ago and me being me,,I forget too...Thanks for the healing thoughts. I will add moist heat to them.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


randynoguts
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
sniper, i guess i shoulda' said i was picking up the old one from the place, that installed the new one. they put the old one in the crate for me.. so im just gonna keep this one around for parts and such..
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gachrons
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad that your wife knows how to keep you on kitchen duty when needed and hmmm sounds darn tasty down there. You are a man of many talents I must say and I bet that big load you were struggling with was probably pushing yourself out of nappy land. Randy has a crate to admire and extra parts so sounds like he's good for now .He better not be putting homie under any stress and doesn't even mention his cold lately hmm seems he must be feeling better and it has left us to wander about him...Starting to envy Nanners and her strong man.. Well be good for today and hope you get better soon. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


randynoguts
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
gail. no the cold is still there though much diminished.. on the down side i think! maybe by next week no more ...
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LMills
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper...you sound just like my dad...he is a civilian flight instructor in Kirkuk, Iraq, and he also writes for the base news paper there. That being said, he decided to lift a huge stack of...something...one day for some printing without the electric lift and hurt his back in a way that he said 'the pain was so bad I literally thought I was going to die.' And what has he done for it? Well, it was four months ago, there are no proper doctors that can treat it, and he can't leave until March 6 if he wants to get paid so he's been on pain killers and seems fine with it until he comes back for treatment -__-
I sincerely hope you are taking care of yourself at least! And if you're on the same path as him then tsk tsk shame on you!
Just take it easy yeah?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 20 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Margie11
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in that cycle where I feel good a day, and mess the next three up by trying to be wonder woman. I keep trying to balance things out. I am lousy at this. I can't hold it against my family when they think I am faking or should do more."Yesterday Mom cleaned the whole house and moved furniture all day, and today all she wants to do is lay around". There attitude is an extension of my own denial. They are playing the same old record in their heads that I am."Mom used to do everything for us, what is the matter with her anyway". "She was fine yesterday, and she doesn't look sick." I tell myself "This is a four hour job, what's wrong with me". "I used to work and stand on my feet for 18 hours at a time". 

              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You 
 
 Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
                                                Margie11


auntkay
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   Posted 1/13/2009 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey sniper and randy i'm with you both when it comes to the bad old back.Mines been acting up and very painful since june. I'm doing the epidural injections and not real sure this is helping all that much and when i do get relief it's short lived. My pain management dr. has mentioned the s word ummm twice now.So i'm off to abuse this old back once more and it doesen't take much to do that. Take care and try to take care of your back.
Kay

Sniper
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   Posted 1/13/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Auntkay, I worry about back surgery because I know some who have had it and are worse. Right now mine is doing better as long as I dont try to sit down. Somewhere between standing and sitting there seems to be a catch that sends me right back up on my feet. I can avoid it if I turn sideways and move slowly but there are times when sitting quickly is a must.
Margie, Wonderwoman had some powers most dont have. I am sure of this though. If you could wear that suit like she did you would have all sorts of help doing whatever you need to do.
Lmills I am taking it easy but its not easy to take it easy.
Rando, glad your not crawling aroung under the truck with Homie. One hard push and you could have an out of body experience. Heck , I worry when they dont shut the stop off fast enough after my infusion. It starts to draw back and I tell the nurse I dont want to be sucked back into the bag..
Gail, sorry to spoil your vision of me trying to get up from bed, but, that big load I was hauling was a bag of wet sand that only weighed about 80 pounds. Just think, I use to throw these things all day long for protection and now one of them most does me in. It aint fair..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Margie11
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   Posted 1/13/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper,
I have no problem getting help when I need it. It's the accepting help part that does not set well with me.


              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You 
 
 Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
                                                Margie11

Post Edited (Margie11) : 1/19/2009 3:48:56 AM (GMT-7)


Sniper
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   Posted 1/13/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean. I have trouble with that too. I have good neighbors and I dont mind doing anything I can for them and vice versa, its just that I hate to ask. Makes me feel old and feeble somehow. I may be a bit too independent but thats who I am. It bothers me that people would have to carry me to the grave so I am going to be cremated and no flag and taps and guns either. I did a few of those type funerals in my day and its hard on the families and friends. Burn me up and throw my ashes to the wind. If Im lucky I will fly in some polititions eye and cause great irritation. Its only fair that I return the favor.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


snohare
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   Posted 1/18/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
eyes Your cremation idea is great Sniper, but they would just grit their teeth and then walk all over you like you were dirt...
smilewinkgrin Still, growing old beats the alternative. rolleyes (So I'm told, but never by anyone who has actually tried the alternative.)

vietvet
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   Posted 1/18/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
wellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!! looky who has risen from the ashes so to speak! did you get a new computer for Christmas, i hope? there are a lot of folks gonna be pleased to see you back on site, sno.........as am i.

vv

broomhilda
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   Posted 1/18/2009 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Is anyone going to ask Randy to finish his story? What happened exactly to the axle anyway! Did you get a little cocky 4-wheeling or were you trying to find a bathroom and took out several objects that got in your way?

Sniper- Getting old is NOT for sissies! I'm too stupid for my own good. I have a sensitivity to products with Benzene in them. Well...the other day after my shower and a body full of lotion (complete with benzyl alcohol in it) for my alligator skin...I realized after about a five hour flare up what had happened. Now I'm rather good at beating myself up and telling other people how not to do such a thing...so are you gonna listen to me and rest? I'd send you some monkeys to help you out but all they do is lay around here and eat all day! Maybe I need to get them some peanut butter paste!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.


straydog
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   Posted 1/19/2009 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Could not have said this any better myself Sniper. I have had 5-6 days of low back pain-doing very well. What do I do, I decide to vacumn the kitchen & living room tonite. One room is tile, the other wood, no heavy pushing like if it was carpet. What happened, nearly finished with the kitchen all so proud like, then it hit, went from standing straight to bent over, now incredible pain in the low back and left leg. Why in the hell did this happen, I am livid. So, I take a Dilaudid, I take a muscle relaxer, its 1:30 in the morning, I hurt like hell, I am watching the clock for the next pain pill, I hate that, I despise that. I have done so well with my pain pump and have not taken oral pain meds and tried to let the pump take care of most of the pain, and here I sit. Oh, I am just livid and really hacked at myself...........Susie


randynoguts
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   Posted 1/19/2009 3:01 AM (GMT -7)   
brrom, funny you should mention it,, it was unloaded from the truck tonight by my BIL and nephews. such helpfull guys! put down some 2x4's and plywood took the tailgate off and slid it down onto the driveway.. . how it busted, was i assume a bearing went south and took out the hub and spindle causing great noises from the underworld to come forth when driving... coulda been flying monkeys, but i never saw one.
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snohare
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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
nono Broomhilda, I think the last thing you want is peanut-butter powered monkeys flying about above you... think about it...contamination + flight = carpet bombing with a product that would be coming out changed in subtle but very dire ways...! eyes shocked
Having said that, if you were an employer wanting to speed up loading/unloading outside, I think it would work, and the overheads would be peanuts> smilewinkgrin
Anyway, sounds like Randy's driving skills had....excuse me !...ahem, no bearing on the matter....
turn (Although maybe he was bushed.)
I ain't got one new computer vv, I've got two, but only new to me - and I still have Broadband that keeps trying to kick me off ! So don't be too surprised if I start snailmailing posts to these threads, via Santa Claus' mail system. (What, didn't you know that his whole delivery system was the prototype for the internet ? yeah)
Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread here folks, but I just wanted to remind you what different kinds of pain there can be. devil

Sniper
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   Posted 1/19/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Sno, feel free to highjack a thread of mine anytime you wish. Also I've missed your wit and wonderd what goes on in your part of the world. You must give a full report.
Ive been trying to take it easy Broom but my back pain just keeps monkying around with me. I see the doc in two days but know what he will say. You have AS you cant do those things anymore. Right now I find no place that does not hurt, lying down, sitting or standing. The most difficult thing to do is ,,,the paper work ,,, and lately there is lots of paper work to do. I am begining to think that what I really need is a short rope and a long drop.
By the way Sno, speaking of rising from the ashes, Old VV can barely keep his head above the snow. Perhaps you can light a fire under him..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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