Ok, I am grumpy.

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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
So my wife tells me when I get out of bed today.

And yep, she is right I am grumpy and I think I have a right to be.

Lets see.

I have been running around an 8 on my pain scale for the last couple of weeks, and I have doctors who are tip toeing around helping me with my pain and one is trying to push me into doing something I refuse to do.

I now have no insurance for the next 3 months or so which means I will most likely be without most of my medications for the next 3 months.

I feel the clinic my doctor(s) work for are holding my health care hostage as I am constantly having to fight with them over an 8 year old bill every time I need to see a doctor outside my home clinic or have a test run or procedure done that is outside my home clinic.

Yesterday I made a 330 mile round trip so my wife could go to an uncle's visitation. I don't have a problem with her wanting to go, but due to the weather we had to take her car since I didn't think my 2wd truck was the best option in the snow and ice. On the way there I discovered my wife never bothered to fill her washer fluid tank, check the oil recently, and I found a low tire. So I get to spend a lot of time mucking about with the car out in the snow and cold. Between that and her small car my back was really killing me. Then once there her mother is whining big time about us driving home that night to the point that I started taking it personally. So much I can't do or do as well as I once could but driving is one of the things I am still good at. I don't have well over 1 million accident free miles for nothing, and I am only 40. On top of that she started to make it sound like I was needlessly putting my family's safety at stake.

So we get home and within an hour I go to bed only to wake up about 3 am this morning in horrible pain and overall feeling like crap. about 6 am I finally got back to sleep and woke up at 2 pm this afternoon. Physically felt a little better, back to an 8 in pain, but it would seem I have a full blown head cold now. But beyond that I woke up to a house trashed out. It looks like my wife and son had a major party while I was asleep.

So yeah I am grumpy today. Anyone else think I may have a right to feel grumpy.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm grumpy too. We can be grumpy together. ;)

Tomorrow's a new day, though. I'm planning on being better tomorrow. Wishing you a brighter day come morning.


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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, Jim, you've got my vote!


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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope your head cold and grumpiness passes quickly. Everyone has a right to their grump days.

I hate sick on top of pain. Makes me extremely grumpy. I recently got over the flu and I was just miserable the whole time.

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   Posted 12/29/2009 2:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Jim! Yep!....we have those days every once in a while here too! I think if I had your problems all at one time, I would be more than just a little grumpy....I think I would blow! I sure hope you can find some relief for your pain first, and it sounds like you could use some need much needed rest. Lets hope tomorrow will be a better day for you my friend.


Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 12/29/2009 1:34:09 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/29/2009 3:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, life can really blow; I find it's best to let the feeling run it's course rather than faking it.

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   Posted 12/29/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm sorry you have so much going... and, YES, think you have more than enough reasons to be feeling grumpy!! I hate to hear that your pain levels are so high... and that you are facing a few months w/out most of your medications.

I hope your head cold passes quickly... and that you will find some reduction in your pain, somehow. Feel better...and know we are here for you...

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; I also have Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; etc etc

Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor; Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...

Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation

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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Jim,

You bet you deserve a GRUMPY DAY!!!! 

Its so hard for non CP, family and friends to imagine what we deal with everyday!  When someone makes that comment to me on my Grumpy Day,  I thank them for noticing and let them know that sometimes its just too much to bear!  Usually the reply is "oh I know, I'm sorry"!  My thinking is NO YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW!

Hope everything is better today for you!!


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   Posted 12/29/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep Jim, go for it..national grump day would be nice but, I'd need one every week...
My hubby snores and all and last night I woke him several times to please sleep on your tummy (when he sleeps on his tummy his snoring almost stops) but finally at 2 am I kicked him outta the bedroom, he got pretty loud with the snorin, so finally at 3 am got to sleep only to wake up at 6:15 am with kitties as he didn't feed them at their regular time...
So hey lets all be grumpy...
sure hope your week goes better...
* 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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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Go right ahead! We're not stopping you smilewinkgrin!


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   Posted 12/30/2009 4:45 AM (GMT -6)   
This could be defined as one of the seven dwarf syndromes. They have these syndromes for everything else so I am offically diagnosing you with dwarf syndrome grumpy. I am not a doctor and have never played one on tv but after visiting many on many ocassions, at times all it takes is throwing a dart at a medical book and saying, ah ha that is what you have. I would like to have one of the 7 dwarf syndromes called sleepy. Grab another dart.
I told my family I was wanting to star in a new movie. There was Grumpy old men, Grumpier old men and I thought how about Crabby old men. They thought I still had a way to go. Enough random thoughts.

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   Posted 12/30/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim if you feel it then it is okay to act on it. Nobody knows what we feel like until they experience it and that includes the grumpies. We all have them and it sounds like you had a reason to be grumpy. Take care my friend and always remember HW folks understand how you are feeling.
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