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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/12/2010 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
     Well it is another beautiful monday morning! Though I would love nothing more than to turn on my heating pad, and snuggle up to a good book... it is monday. There are tasks to complete, jobs to do and appointments that need to be kept.
    Often times we are so busy supporting others that we often forget to update about ourselves. So, before we get too wrapped up in starting out the week... please, stop by and let us know how you are doing. Even if you are in alot of pain or not in much pain, give us an update. We want to know how you are doing.
What are your major planns for the week? How are you feeling & what has your pain scale been like over the weekend?

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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   Posted 7/12/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dani Girl , Well my weekend was a bummer , I woke up Saturday with congestion in my chest  and a sore throat , GOD just what I DID NOT need , darn it . So i've bee n home trying to get better , I need to get some anti-biotics tomorrow most likely , see the darn Doc , Geez does this junk ever let up ? Couldn't go out or hang out for the weekend  and I'm very frustrated about this , every time I think I've made some progress with my health , Bang !  Something else hits me . GEEZ MAN !!!!! Thanks for listening , Dani this was a great idea ! Mikel

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   Posted 7/12/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Geezee...last week was a ringer for me...and I'm so tired today...
Had a mri of my hands done and let me tell ya that hurt me so very bad, and then
I had physical therapy afters and well he only did the ultra sound and tens with heat,
and on Saturday we got Jazzi up to UNT (Houston to North Dallas) and slept badly at
the hotel in Dallas it hurt my neck and we drove home on Sunday and I'm
trying to rest up, everything hurts today...well on Friday I go for a Rhizotomy for my lower
back on the right side and the next friday the left side will be done, he's not using steroids
at all for any of this, so just wish me luck, I really don't want to do this...rhizotomies don't
really help..but he said "it was expected" (PM doctor said this, so I gotta follow proto call)
I sure hope y'all have had a good week...low pain days, low pain days okay for everyone...
* 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 7/12/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmmmmm, well I've been pretty down for a week now, lots of crying about this constant severe pain!! The pain has been horrible. But yesterday I did have a little breakthrough spirit lift in that I got in my craft room and started to organize. I was quite excited. We'll see what happens today, but now there is a real mess throughout the upstairs rooms and hallways that i better continue the clean out. I do a bit then rest in my bed. I always have ice on.
This week I have appt. tomorrow with massage (i go every Tues.) orthodontist for my braces check, and the lady from my church comes. I think my hubby is taking me camping for wed and thurs. and friday i have a craniosacral appt. I also have an invite to a cottage for the weekend so we'll see what my head tells me this week. Lots going on but my motto continues of one day at a time. It's all i can do.
I am trying to stay positive to get the endorphins flowing.

I hope all my friends here have a good week.
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since 2000.

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   Posted 7/12/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm still recovering from Friday's surgery, but I'm improving with each hour. My surgeon told me that I'm not allowed to work this week, so I'll be stuck at home. After a week at home already, I'm getting bored. I should be working on my vet school apps & studying for my GRE's, but I haven't quite felt up to it yet. It's like I feel well enough that I don't want to just sit around, but not well enough that I want to do anything. Hopefully I'll start tomorrow. I am also starting a GRE course on Friday. What fun.

I see my neurologist tomorrow morning for my 6 mo follow up. My sister is going to come & take me to and from the appointment, as I can't really drive yet & the appointment is a good 40 min away.


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   Posted 7/12/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone....it has been a rough week and feeling pretty cruddy today... again! I am just trying to get through to my rheumy appointment next Wednesday! I know that, even then, it won't just be some miracle doctor's appointment....I wish!!!...but at least it is a step! I wish that I could be waiting in the exam room and when the door opened the angels sang out "aaaawwwww" and the doctor had a halo and wings and was surrounded by a shining gold aura...all he does is hand me a prescription and says, "This is the answer to everything wrong with you, and you will feel the results within 15 minutes of your first pill! Go home and don't worry about calling me, because you WON'T have to! Oh yeah.....and the pills are FREE!!" LOL!! And then I could send all of my dear friends/family here to my doctor and we could change the forum to "Life After Chronic Pain"! If your gonna dream.....dream BIG!!

Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers! Wishing you all a decent week ahead!

Take care,

Retired Mom
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   Posted 7/12/2010 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
It's been a drama packed week here and the nerve ablation is starting to wear off (in only 6 months) so I'm kind of down about that. Pain scales are way up again and I'm walking more like a duck every day. I'm sick and tired of the family drama, but happy to say that some of it may be letting up. I'm also happy to say that I'll be getting in (finally) with the reumy after so many months wait. By the end of the month I should have at least a few answers...I hope.

I'm also stuck with an additional child for the forseeable future and not really happy about the situation. I know my psych is going to flip when I tell him that I'm keeping him, but I honestly felt a moral obligation to take him out of harms way and this is the only way I could really do that. There were no other answers this time....so I'll just chalk it up to that. Everything happens for a reason, I guess.

I'm still looking for answers with these hands and so I haven't been posting too much lately. Hopefully the reumy will find an answer and a magic pill like Beckey is getting. Then I can join the new life after CP group too!!

Hope everyone has a happy week!
Retired Mom

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   Posted 7/12/2010 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
This weekend was lousy. I did not do much, feel like doing much and still don't.

I have had a total of about 5 hours of sleep since last Weds which is when I ran out of my pain meds. Spent all night Thursday in the bathroom sick and hurt too much since then to get much sleep. I didn't realize how much worse my back was feeling from that worthless physical therapy until I ran out of pain meds which I can't get any more of until the 20th, unless by some miracle my wife's doctor agrees to see me and will give me a script.

Because of the pain, my blood sugar is way out of whack again. So I am not feeling real good about that. I have doubled my insulin intake and it is still running too high. (I keep telling my wife the day I finally die the first person she needs to see is a lawyer and sue the hell out of these doctors. No I dont have a death wish but their BS and stupidity is taking a toll on me).

Then on top of all that I have had a massive headache for the last 3 days. I already know it is a combination of not getting enough sleep, too much stress, and the sudden withdrawl of my pain meds.

Needless to say I am also currently battling a wave of depression. Not so bad I need emergency intervention. Just bad enough to make me wonder why I even try to get healthy and feel better when everytime I make a step forward something happens to drag me 3 steps back.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 7/12/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
It amazes me what we all deal with week to week.... we have our own TRUE "reality" show... and somehow we keep going day to day...

Jim - I'm so sorry you are going through withdrawal - I really, truly am. There's been a few times in my life (due to being on a trip and not receiving my meds, and a couple of times, because of a doctor's mistake) that I've gone through that - and it's honestly hell that I wouldn't wish on anyone in the world. I really hope you feel better.

Everyone else - I sure hope you feel better - and thanks for sharing your updates.

As for me, I'm at 25 weeks+, still on bedrest, and still the same. Trying to get to 32 weeks.... so what? Only 7 weeks... 49 days.... of trying to deal w/ this miserable pain on a daily basis. In a perfect world, I'll try to get to 34 weeks - but I'll be happy with 32 weeks, consider all issues. Any continued prayers are greatly appreciated. There are times when I feel like I'm losing my sanity. Thanks.

Take care all... --Tina
Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.

MAJOR surprise - Pregnant, w/ twin little girls (after six boys). Due Sept, 2010. Praying they are healthy. YES, you can have chronic pain AND have a successful pregnancy - not easy, but it can be done. :)

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   Posted 7/13/2010 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Let's see....

What are your major planns for the week? ~ As little as possible but that hasn't worked for the last 192 weeks either...lol

How are you feeling & what has your pain scale been like over the weekend? Rotten and nearing 12 out of 10. When I fell 2 weeks ago I bruised up my right upper arm area. The pain began to ease up in about 3 days so I began to use it gently. But over the past few days we've been helping kids move and as grandma I was the one to "have to"...lol watch the baby, and sometimes the older brother. After lifting and playing for a few days knowing that it made my arm hurt even more, today I woke up to excruciating pain! I just over did it and the darn strain/sprain/whatever is worse than when I fell. So, I'm done until it heals up. I do hope I can keep this promise....

If you're going through hell, keep going.

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Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

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   Posted 7/13/2010 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

I've actually been away for the last few days. My husband and I flew from Calgary to Winnipeg to attend the wedding of dear friends. It was a short trip, but so much fun! The wedding was beautiful - very simple, but elegant. These two friends are working as missionaries in Mexico, helping to start up a new church as well as to "fit" into Mexico's lifestyle. That's where they met as well, so it's like a full circle.

I felt well for most of the trip, except for messing up a bit on my meds (the times to take them, from the time change and being so busy). Once we got home (at 8am - we had to be up at 4am to fly), I laid down for a nap, and basically spent the rest of the day sleeping off and on. My pain levels were really ramped up, but this morning, I feel back on the right track.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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