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Mrs. Dani
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2787
   Posted 8/30/2010 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Chronic Pain Friends!
      Well it is another beautiful Monday morning! Though I would love nothing more than to fast forward to Friday.... 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 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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Screaming Eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5005
   Posted 8/30/2010 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Well....I had a good last week....until Friday evening...and then it was down hill with the back pain again. I was supposed to work this weekend, but called in and said it wasn't happening.

I have been in bed since Friday evening, and have taken off today as well. Its just that silly cycle that I seem to go through with the healing process....so don't worry..I will be fine.

My spirits were lifted by reading all the post this weekend....new members coming on board...and I must say the newest one is already supporting our members! (Grainofsalt) wink


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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 8/30/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I just had bloodwork done this morning (routine) for the Endocrinlogist, will get the
report back in two weeks, it was fasting bloodwork which I hate...(I like my PopTart in the morning)
I see my PCP tomorrow (not feeling good, still have a cough), will get a rhizotomy done
for my lower lumbar on Thursday, so I'll probably not posts on Thursday or Friday...
(it depends on how I'll feel and I'll need to ice my back) and I'm still dreading the rheumy
wanting to put me on Methotrexate (probably be in October as that's when I see him again)
Just depressed over all, never ever thought I'd be on a anti- cancer med (methotrexate) before I
turn 45....doing my best to get over this...going to be okay, I know...
Sure Hope everyone else is going to have a great week....make it a great week folks....
healing hugz y'all.......................
* 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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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 1097
   Posted 8/30/2010 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm trying to pace myself this week. I have an AquaSize class tonight, a physio session tomorrow afternoon and a couple of get togethers for the rest of the week. I may try to get an appointment with my doctor for this week, but more likely for next week instead. I need to talk to her about making more changes with my meds...and finding out what's behind this new pain in my finger joints.

Hope everyone has as good a week as possible. I pray over this group daily and I hope that somehow, in someway, you can each feel a touch of comfort in your heart.

DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily

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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 594
   Posted 8/30/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, as most of you know....things have been kind of rough lately! I am just hurting so much and so tired and so scared.....but I stopped the prednisone! I took my last one Saturday night! It has just made me feel worse! My back is killing me and my knees are starting to hurt.....as bad as I feel, I am ready to just get on with it! Come on flare do your thing! LOL! Seriously....I really just want to get this over with! Anyway....wishing everyone the best!

Also....sorry for not responding to all of you very much! I miss you all so much! Just feeling lousy! I am reading and keeping up to date.....just do not feel up to responding!

Take care everyone!
Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

morning joy
Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 8/30/2010 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone, It is a fall like day here in Southern California around mid 70s I would say. I really like the Monday roll call and the messages that I just read. I have only been on the sight for about two weeks now. I am ok. The pain level is up today but I went to lunch with a couple of friends just to get out of the house. It is supposed to get hot here again, however. I hope you all have a good week. Take care. Until next time.

morning joy
Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 8/30/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I hate people that say stuff like that. You need to do what you need to do for yourself. I hope you feel better soon.

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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 8/31/2010 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
This weekend was a bit rough for me, but it wasn't all bad. On friday night, I performed a show with the rock band I'm in (guitarist) and it felt great to go up on stage and actually play your own material. I think covers are a lot of fun, but nothing beats playing guitar lines you actually came up with :)

Saturday and Saturday night were both quite painful. During our band's performance, I try to keep the energy flowing so I move around a lot. Its not like I was jumping off 3 foot ledges or anything, but its possible I might have leaned backwards a few to many times (the bulging disc is aligned with a nerve so that if I lean back too much, the hardened gel touches the nerve (atleast this is what my doc told me) and can inflame it more.

Sunday Morning at work, my pain was pretty bad, so though I rare use the max allowed dose of my medication, I decided to Sunday. I started feeeling very strange and out of it, and my speech slowed down, reaction time slowed, feeling of being watched, and mild breathing issues. Well after drinking some coconut water I started feeling better, so I thought it would be a good idea to have an energy drink that was vitamin loaded and fruit based with caffine added to fight out the sedation/fatigue. Well I didn't read the label carefully because it contained grapefruit. I went from feeling better to feeling awful (as I struggled to remain awake and each time I closed my eyes, I almost immediately started having closed eye hallucinations). Thankfully after about an hour and a half, this passed.

Today has been a mixed day. I've been very busy at work so even though my pain is there, I just really haven't been focused on it as much. However, the pain is usually more centered in my back and buttocks, and today its running down the back of my leg with the worst of it between the knee and butt.

However, this week I have off all except for 1 12 hour shift on thursday night, so I'll have some needed off time coming :)
MRI revealed a bulging disc w/gel lost at L5 and showed the bulge touching nerves, causing sciatica. Diagnosed w/ Arthritis which is responsible for joint inflamation pain. Treatment: Nucynta 50-150 mgs every 6 hours (schedule II narcotic, Mu Opoid agonist and NE reuptake inhibitor), Celebrex 100 mgs, Klonopin .5, Epidurals, Radio Freq nuerotomy (sept 8th, 2010)

Monty's Mom
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 664
   Posted 8/31/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a successful Mary Kay party for my niece on Sunday, and supervised peach jelly making with my boys and fiance too for Christmas. Those were my only good times. Things rapidly decreased from there. I ended up with kidney stone pain again, still had to keep my Gastroenterology appointment yesterday, and there are some improvements there. I lost 11 pounds in 6 weeks. Small victory there. My mom took me to Panera bread for Bread Bowls in celebration!

I had a big disagreement with my fiance last night, and feel lousy about it. What can a mom and soon to be wife do when there are things to be done, and men depending on her even when she can barely walk? Still waiting for the kidney stones to pass. UGH!
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw

Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and a kidney stone! Wait, future medial transcriptionist I must say ureteral calculus!
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