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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,How are you doing? Im ok just trying to hang in there. I hope you have a low pain day.
Percocet,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis

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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thinking & praying for you hun!
Your buddy,
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm doing ok, Kara & Pete. Thanks for asking.
We house moved and during the move I did a lot of stuff - an incredible
amount for me. I usually go very easy on myself.
I did it because I couldn't take my husband doing all the work. I just couldn't
take it! We didn't have anyone to help us. (Movers took the big furniture)
I guess I was hit with Adrenalin or whatever it is that causes you to perform
when thing are difficult. It was like I was a mother lifting a
Volkswagon off her child.
The Adrenalin rush is over now. I'm back to Pain.
It made me think that the pain was in my mind. Maybe some of it is.
What may have happened is that I lost muscle when I wasn't pushed
to do physical labor. During the move I got stronger. I learned that
I can do things I didn't think I could do.
The move was H-E-Double toothpicks.
My latest absence was when the computer was in the shop. A handyman
was here working on electrical stuff and caused a huge power surge. I'd
touch the puter and it seemed dead. When it went to the shop, they found
that everything was just fine. They plugged it in and it was up and running.
That information cost us $75.00.

OUTLET. rolleyes

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   Posted 1/23/2009 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi pamela,I am sorry your in so much pain. I hope it eases up soon. I am the same but pain seems to be getting a little better. I hope you have a low pain night.
Percocet,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis

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   Posted 1/23/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonder woman, huh, lol. You are so right, sometimes when we are forced and have no recourse of any kind, we do find we are capable of doing many things we really thought we couldn't. I can't decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I guess it could go both ways.

I agree with you on muscle mass & tone. When we are having to baby ourselves, yes we do lose so much strength, I think thats why I push myself too hard.

Now is this the new place that was going to be less in rent and you were a little concerned about it in the beginning but then decided it would be a good move after all? Dang gal, as much as you have had to move you are going to wear your furniture out moving it from place to place. I sure hope you get to settle in spot for awhile. Hugs, Susie

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't want to move any more.
It's so lonely.
It's a pretty place ~ Kinda makes me want to go back
to painting.
Gypsy Pamela rolleyes

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   Posted 1/25/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes it is lonely moving from place to place. Well, you never really get to meet any neighbors that way. We moved all the time when I was a kid and I hated it. I have been in my home 20yrs and yes you can tell it by the crap I have accumulated. Garage Sale time,lol. But, I must have help with that sort of thing, thats where the daughter slides into the picture. She is great about helping me when she can. I don't ask alot because she works full time and has a husband and his 14 yr old daughter living with them. She stays so busy with the 14 yr old. They are joined at the Oh, they are 2 peas in a pod, even his family are just in awe of the love between these two. So that said, her inlaws all think she is an angel and its not just her Mom that feels that way.

I think painting is a true gif,t like people that are musically talented. You have that talent, please don't waste it. It may end up being the very best therapy in the world. I have heard people say this. I would think a person could maybe get lost somewhere in their painting, do you have that ability? I just know I envy anyone with a talent such as yours. My daughter has great talent in painting, she is very good w/oils & water colors. She was young and I did get her in classes at an early age when we discovered this. On several occassions I was able to get her in private classes and it was well worth it. I just wish she had more time for it.- now.

Go slow on getting your new home in order it will come together for you. Hugs, Susie

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   Posted 1/26/2009 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
awww poooooor Pam! All I can say hun is Been there done that Bought the Tee shirt and Moved on LOL I know how hard it is believe you me! Moving was the worst. But thank god everything is done...put away....unpacked. I can say that I am looking forward to planting my flowers this spring and enjoying my lovely flower garden in the front yard and my deck in the back.
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain


Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 1/26/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred -- "bought the tee shirt and moved on." Ha ha.

Yup, Susie ... moving is lonely. I got so dam depressed today I felt like putting
a chair by the fridge, climbing to the top and jumping off. I guess everybody
has refrigerator ideas from time to time ... if you get my drift.

On ward and forward I shall march along coping and hoping. No time for moping.

Yes, I got lost in my painting one time. WOW! I thought I had developed a new
yellow. I worked on it for a long time and was in a completely Heaven Space.
I looked at the painting the next day and what did I see ... Harvest Yellow from the
80's. It's the process not the product.

Be well, Y'all. I'll work on being more cheerful tomorrow.


Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.

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