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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 9/24/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Friends & Family,
 
     Most of us are quiet, and emotionally much stronger than those around us. It is one of the side effects of long term chronic pain. It isn't that it DOESN'T bother us. On the contrary, it does. A LOT! But, often times, we keep it all bottled up inside.
 
    Who better to vent to than those who know you best? This thread is for getting it all out. For venting.  It is important that we take the time to release the frustration... least we have a major blow up.
 
     This is where you can let it out. Once you let it go.. forgive and forget. As best you can. Get it out and take a deep breath. We wont take offense, we understand. Share it with us. 
 
smilewinkgrin

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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couchtater
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Nothing to vent today.
Except I'm mad at underthebus' hospital! >:(
Joy

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 9/24/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been away from the boards for awhile....

And since I don't have any vents right now..I will say that it's been so helpful to be out in the beautiful weather enjoying life each day...I figure I am going to have pain no matter what after all these years...so I can either be home and miserable...or out doing things that I love and rest on other days...

I have been enjoying...SE this is for you....motorcycle riding...as a passenger...and shhh..but it's a BMW touring bike..so nice and comfy!! very smooth ride...and my friend has been so great about my neck and being very careful...

But ohh....the joy it gives me....we go out to the mountains...have lunch...walk/hike around for a bit...and then come back...just heaven!!!

I have decided to figure out how to get some state assistance with health care but not do full disability...Even though my pain is usually between a 5-7 each day....I just can't give up the things that make my life worth living...

I am also looking for a part time job as I physically can't handle doing anything for 8 hours straight...

And even though I 'pay' for more activity with pain levels and being sore...My emotional and mental well being truly helps my 'dealing' with my pain each day...I am looking forward to working and being able to get out and enjoy more of my life...

I've been out walking for almost an hour each day with my dog....eating all organic...so back to my healthy weight when I was 20 something!!!

I really got down and more depressed after my divorce and last surgery...so I just kind of 'gave up' in thinking this is my life....but my PM is so wonderful to help me with my goals..Being happy and joyful is just as good as my pain medicine, PT, acupuncture, yoga, exercise, and all the other tools I use to help with my pain each day

Again..I know we all have different struggles and are at different points in our pain path...I just wanted to share that for me, I am so happy to choose "living" with my chronic pain..as opposed to my last few years which was just 'sliding...trying to deal' with it...

So...I stick my tongue out to my 3 surgeries and pesky brain tumor!!! You will not beat me!!! I will triumph over you!

Thanks for letting me share:)

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/24/2010 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Snowbunny! A BMW is not a motercycle! It's a Scooter! smilewinkgrin

Harley rules! wink

Well!....OK!....there all fun aren't they! smilewinkgrin Good to see you Bunny! Hop in here more often Please! smilewinkgrin

SE wink

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 9/24/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I know, I know...I gave him a very hard time!!! At least I have my Harley boots I wear:)..and the good part is since it's a touring one, it's very set up for a rider in back with good support!

.But hey...since I haven't been offered a ride yet from you...a girl's got to do, what a girl's got to do:)...

Missed you all too...I've been trying to read and catch up with everyone...certainly have had everyone on my prayer list for surgeries, recoveries, and day to day care:)

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/24/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
OK!....where you live Squirt! If it is close enough....I can pick you up! smilewinkgrin

Rough and tuff,

SE smilewinkgrin

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 9/24/2010 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohhh...I live in Northern Virginia...30 minutes outside Washington DC...

Are you actually riding again after your surgery? I know you were having a rough time recently...I hope things are getting better for you...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/24/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep! your right....I'm not ridding at this time, and it may be quite a while.

I'm in KS, so I don't think we can hook up smilewinkgrin

It is....good to see you again, and we always try to have fun here.

You take care!

SE

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Snowbunny21
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   Posted 9/24/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
OH well...but I appreciate the offer:)...I certainly hope you keep healing so you can ride again...

Chat later SE..

(thanks Dani for letting us take that thread off for a bit of ride...lol)
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

couchtater
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   Posted 9/25/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I just can't stand people treating people like dirt! Especially if I'm paying their salary they better treat me as a person with feelings not just patient #1123. There is such a thing as professionalism!
I'm sorry you had to deal with such a horrible situation, UTB.
(((((((((((((((gentle hugs))))))))))))))))))
Joy

tmjpain
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   Posted 9/25/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Snowbunny, you gave me a lot to think about after reading your post. Thankyou very much. I have been having such a hard time with my pain, each day is such a struggle. I've got lots of work to do!!

It's nice to see you can have so much fun with all the pain you have. You are an inspiration my friend.

Take care
SUZANE

One day at a time!!
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