Taking time for the important things~

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   Posted 12/24/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all of my Family!

This morning I'm frantic and have been that way for several days. Like the rest of you pain seems to rule my life and I have a limited amount I can do each day. I've been borrowing into the future day after day and now I'm way in 'debt'. You all know how that goes. Pain levels are out of sight, headaches that won't quit and all I want to do is sleep. I have been taking things off my "to do" list for Christmas to the point it just breaks my heart. I have a house full of family coming over at 4PM. My house is in shambles, I haven't wrapped one gift, some aren't finished assembling, and I'm to the point of tears from all of this and pain, of course. Plus hubby and I are both on antibiotics for upper respiratory infection. Did I say the house is a disaster?

So, when does the fun start? Well, it starts right now! I decided to sit here at the computer and thank all of you for what you give to me each and every time you leave a message, send me an email or come to visit in the chat rooms. Without you my life would not be near so full or heartwarming. Instead of starting my day frantic it is way more important for me to remember what is truly important. It's the people in my life. The dishes will wait, the clutter will get put away and the food will get prepared, but if I forget you then all of the rest of it isn't important.

Warmest Holiday Hugs,

I put a title in the subject line, Chutzie!

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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/24/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Chutzy! I will be one of many to say Thank You for all that you have done for us this past year! I think I can safely say, that we all love you for it, and we care deeply for you as well. I sincerely hope you get to feeling better soon. Don't worry about getting everything ready and perfect for Christmas, as I'm sure your family will understand. Take care my friend, and remember to tap me on the shoulder for any help you may need this next year.

Screaming Eagle & Deborah

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   Posted 12/24/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
     Dear Chutz,
      Let me at those dishes and ill get em done in a jiffy! *huggs* You fill my life with happiness and joy! I hope you can accomplish everything you want to have done! *warm huggs* from all of use here in New Mexico!



Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood



White Beard
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   Posted 12/24/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   

You know......... you are my Hero! For those of you here on this forum that didn't know, Chutzie is the one that introduced me, and invited me to Healing Well and the Chronic Pain Forum! Because of her I have found a family that I can share with, and who understands, Yes because of Chutzie I have met all of you! And that means so very very much to me! Thank You and Merry Christmas to YOU Chutzie and Merry Christmas to all my family here at the Chronic Pain Forum!

White Beard

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   Posted 12/24/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I know exactly what you are talking about...right down to the messy house. tongue

I have been wondering where you have been the last few days and I was hoping that you were having so much fun and feeling so good with the holidays that you just didn't have time to do any posting.

I am sorry that you are feeling so much stress and hurting much more than usual, but I am glad that you took a step back and are trying to relax.

It is sad sometimes that we get so caught up in things this time of year trying to do this and do that and do something else that we forget that this season is suppose to be all about love, magic, and peace and not about gifts, food, and all the other baggage that society tries to tell us we must include.

So with that in mind Chutzie. May peace and love be unto you and bring with it the true magic of the season.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 12/24/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Chutz I can identify with everything you listed I don't know when my home has been so cluttered and I have been so disorganized. All I can say is what gets done gets done and what doesn't OH WELL. Who needs wrapped presents anyway as long as the little one are wrapped the big kids can pull their out of a sack. Merry Christmas and have a Happy Holiday Season "Big Hugs" everything will be wonderful because you are together!!!! That's what counts.....

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   Posted 12/24/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Chutzie and everyone,
I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I know that lower pain levels aren't in most of our cards over the coming days, with family, visiting, cooking, cleaning, wrapping and cleanups ahead, but I also know that the warmth in your hearts will be shared with those that you love and those that love you. I count all of you among those that I love and I hope the feelings are mutual.
ENJOY those smells, those songs, the chaos, the clutter and the visits with loved ones, and when it is all over, come back and tell us all about those wonderful times shared with loved ones.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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   Posted 12/24/2009 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Awe Chutzie, you just described my feelings to the letter. Oh that awful overwhelmed feeling. But as usual, we always somehow manage to eek it out one way or the other, how I have no clue. I have been in a tailspin the past two weeks, I swear to ya, I think my head is doing 360's these days. I finally today just said enough. I have worn myself to a frazzle which means I lose out because I am too tired.

Its 9:30 Christmas Eve and I still have a couple of presents to wrap, the rest goes in those wonderful gift bags. I have a sink full of pots and pans soaking in hot water & soap. They will keep a bit. I refuse to stay up all night tonight. Somehow, I must go to sleep, thats something I do not do well at all.

To you wonderful Chutzie and the awesome bunch on this forum a very merry and peaceful Christmas. 

Now, for the shocker, I am having my first white Christmas in 42 years and I feel like a child watching the snow. It started around 10:30 this morning and still coming down but much slower. It is beautiful outside, bitter cold and windy. I plan to go outside one more time before I go to bed tonight and soak in the beauty.

Peace & happiness to all.



crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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   Posted 12/24/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
AWE, Thanks Chutz...Hope you have a wonderful Christmas...
with low pain levels...soft healing hugz...
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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