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   Posted 3/16/2009 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
It's 3:48am here in KS and yours truly has been awake since 2:30am. eyes Why? I was having such a wonderful dream when the dream changed and I found myself being stabbed with knives in my legs and lower back! Of course I immediately woke only to find that my pain had worked its way into my dreams!! God I hate it when this minute I am on a beach somewhere enjoying some fruity drink with an umbrella in it and listening to the waves crash against the shore and the next minute my pain sneaks into my dreams and kills my wonderful stress free lounging!

Plus my ears are still tender, but that's my own darn fault. Seems Friday I got a wild hair up my toosh and thought "Gee lets get our ears repierced!" Sure enough everytime I lay on them or catch them on my clothes they pull and then I get a startling pain from my ears. I've had them pierced since I was 13 years old but, in the last 4 years I haven't worn many earrings because I am allergic to gold so I left them out. Musta been too long cause they closed So I decided to get them redone and got titanium studs which seem to be much better and I'm not getting the itchy, sore, reddened ears like I do with the gold. At least I can be thankful that they don't hurt as bad as my back and legs do. smilewinkgrin

Anyway.....just wanted to see who else was up. Anyone?


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   Posted 3/16/2009 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
You are not alone. It is now 2:00 AM here in Oregon and I had a very long day so sleep is not in the cards. I have been wandering through threads and making a few comments. Like normal, I had to work when I was to be off. Normallly that does not bother me to much but I am tired. I put in a total of 8 hours in the office and it messed up my timing on my meds so I am in for the long haul tonight. Now that I am settling down and don't have the distraction of work, the pain is starting to call my name. I should be in good shape for my new doctor in 7 hours. By the way, what beach were you on? You mentioned the umbrella. I read something this weekend about how to surprise people. They mentioned the next time you have to give a urine sample, carry one of those little umbrelllas with you and drop it in the cup. I can't wait.

Post Edited (fatherjohn) : 3/16/2009 3:39:06 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Once more, your sense of humor tickles my funnybone. What a pleasant addition you are to this forum!

Sorry you guys are up in the wee early hours. I was awakened at 7 (too early) by my husband who is on a rant about members of the family not acting the way they should. Truth be told, he needs to go back on the cymbalta for his depression. He took himself off of it around three months ago and admittedly, he says he is feelling more depressed now. So hopefully, we can get that started back today.

My tooth was pulled last Wednesday and had a very bad infection, so I am getting over that pain as well as my usual fibro pain in my lower extremeties. The overcast skies do not help!! No no it doesn't look like good beach weather here today. I live in the middle of Florida in Ocala and I am one and a half hours away from the coast in either direction, west or east. I haven't been in a while, so maybe hubby and I can take a drive there before it gets too darn hot. But not right not, the spring breakers are there and that is not fun for me right now. Although I do enjoy people watching very much.

Ok, you all take care and get to feeling better. Thanks for letting me share on your thread! God bless.
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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had a couple of teeth yanked (both molars) and the experience was a unique one. I will have to share it at some point. The pain was intense but as you said, nothing compared to the constant, unending pain in my back.

I am so jealous that there are some of you on here that live in FL. I have family on my fathers side down in GA, AL, MS and FL. We used to visit all the time but since my father died, sadly, we have fallen out of touch. I am up in MI and I do not do too well with winter, especially since I have hurt my back. If I didn't have a shared custody agreement with my daughters mom, I would move south in a heartbeat. Sadly, neither of us can move more than 100 miles away from the others home.

At any rate, think of us poor folk freezing up here in MI!

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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
AHHHH fatherjohn you are too much!!! ha ha ha. My brain is a bit fuzzy...just took my morning meds and I'm waiting for it to kick in. Suppose to be in the 70s today so that will be nice. I don't know what beach I was on but it was sooooooooo nice! Warm sands between my toes, you know the kind that is so fine that you just wanna dig your toes into? A comfortable lounge chair with all kinds of fluffy pillows to prop me up with and a yummy tropical drink in my hand in one of those fancy glasses that are frosted and have etched butterflies on the sides. Man it was such a nice dream and so vivid that I could almost feel the warm sun shining down on my face.

*sighs* ohhhh to be on a beach.......maybe its time for a nap and I can get that place back he he he.


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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean about your dreams.
My dreams are where I live the life that I once had.
I can run, play sports and have the fun that I once had in life..
Thats if I get enough sleep to dream..

Its nice here today in Minnesota might even get to 60!!
Got a doctors app. to try to get a med increase and find an replacement for
the lidroderm patches that are not working at all..

Again thanks for letting me join you guys in this wonderful site!!
Hope everyone has a comfortable day!!

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   Posted 3/16/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the beach this last August, and I miss the sand in between my toes. The only problem was that to get from the camp sight to the beach you have to climb up a steep hill made of sand, and it was even steeper coming back from the beach, it hurt my legs and back so much that I only visited the beach a couple of times cause it was too much pain for me. It's times like that when I really hate myself for being in chronic pain, and it made me depressed that I couldn't run to the beach when my kids wanted me to, and they got upset at me. We even did alot of sight seeing i n the nearby towns, which was crowded, ad I remember wanting to cry cause my body hurt so much. We're suppose to go back this summer, I just hope I'm not in as much pain this summer, which of course is looking very doubtful. Life's just not fair!!! And I have those dreams all the time where the pain creeps into my dreams. I think it's my medication that causes me to have very very vivid and realistic dreams, where I can feel everything, it's creepy!!!

I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain (possibly turned to arthiritis from lack of treatment), Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic, had glallbladder stones at 14yrs old, gallbladder removed at 15yrs old, 2 severe car accidents in '05
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday for pain, Cymbalta 60mg @ night for depression & Fibro,
Lyrica @ night for Migraines and Fibro, Treximet as needed for Migraines,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed for Asthma Attacks.
Chocolate as needed daily
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas but going to college Spring '09 to be a nurse
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   Posted 3/16/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I sometimes hate my dreams cause they can be so vivid that I sometimes wake up thinking that I am still in the dream. Running my car off the road, walking through the woods into a beautiful field of flowers, stalking an elk (LOL), playing in the water with my labradors. It's all so real in my dream world that I have had fights with my husband in my dreams and woke up so mad at him! Then he will laugh and say something like "It was only a dream silly!" which then I feel like a jerk for being mad at him to begin with LOL. I think its the Lunesta that makes me dream like that but then again sometimes I think it isn't cause I've always had strange dreams since I was a child. I think the weirdest one I ever had was I was being chased by gigantic cotton balls smhair Now THAT was weird!!!!! But I haven't had one of those dreams in 35 years LOL!

Anyway....I found the muscle (or should I say creativeness) to paint a bit today!! It's so beautiful here that I have opened the house up and got the creative juices flowing. So now I am taking a break and letting my paints dry so that I can go on :-)

Hugsss to all

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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
What nice dreams! I wish I dreamed. I don't. Or at least I don't remember my dreams, unless it is a horrific "pain dream" like Scarred had. Sometimes I cry in my sleep because the pain is so intense, that's usually when I dream that someone is stabbing my eye as well. I too was up until about 4 am last night (what else is new?), but not online, as our internet has been unreliable lately & I didn't have the patience to keep running back downstairs to restart the wireless modem. Sometimes I think I am afraid of sleep, because sleep does not bring relief. If anything, the eye movements of REM sleep are often more painful for me (I always tend to wake up in pain right after entering REM sleep). I desperately want to sleep & need to sleep, but I dread the pain & the restlessness.

Scarred, I remember how those studs that they use to piece your ears can really hurt your neck behind your ears! The ends of them are so sharp, they tend to dig in, especially while sleeping! I know they say not to change your earrings for about a month after getting the piercing, but you might think about putting on a regular pair of studs, rather than those sharp sharp ones if they are hurting your neck at all!


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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Scarred, how I wish I would have had one of those little umbrellas today. I hate it when they tell me that I have to go to the bathroom and I them that I don't and then they say you have to and I say again I don't. That little umbrella would have been just perfect.

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   Posted 3/16/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish for all of us sweet dreams tonight....filled with warm beaches and umbrella drinks and a flying carpet or two gliding by!

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