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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/11/2010 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Chronic Pain Friends!
      It is a beautiful Monday morning! Even though my nose is partially frozen and my toes are covered in ice...  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. Give us an update. We want to know how you are doing.
What are your major plans for the week?
How are you feeling? What has your pain scale been 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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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 183
   Posted 10/11/2010 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
it has been awhile, i finally have a daigose central pain snydrome, from my brain injury that i had in 1991. it took alot of years testing, i never gave up searching. and i was on here alot crying and searching for what was wrong with me. went to texas this summer drove down and back saw alot of pretty contury but not as nice as here boy had true mexican food in elpaso. cant find that stuff around here. and no problems or break downs on are trip, now trying to learn how to put pitures on are computer. welcome to the new pepole and is very nice to be back. prepackey

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9661
   Posted 10/11/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Nice to meet you prepackey, I hope you start a new topic about yourself
to reintroduce yourself...
I have a emergency dental this morning as a tooth has been bothering me,
I just hope it needs only a filling, it's very sensitive to cold and I usually refringerate
my water, so ouchie... (sp?) on that...other than that going to try to start fall cleaning
so I can get ready for cookie baking....and thanks to dani will be making my chocolate chip cookies
using gheradeli semi sweet chips this year instead of nestle chips (so sorry my spelling is off)..
Hope everyone gets a low pain day...
so does anyone use a cleaner for a self cleaning oven????
* 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"...


Elite Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 10/11/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm doing well. My pain level has dropped a great deal since Thursday. I'm hoping it's connected to me starting to take fish oil. (fingers crossed)
I've got to see the PT today and I'm going to ask her if she had ever hear of such a connection.

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 1097
   Posted 10/11/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
We are having our family Thanksgiving dinner today (the holiday was yesterday), and my hubby and I are celebrating 16 years of sharing our lives. I'm cooking dinner (with hubby's help) and it's all been worked out in stages so I don't overdo it. I'm actually going to go and rest for an hour in the next few minutes.

Yesterday, Ray and I drove to a small Alberta town called Caroline (about 2 hours northwest of Calgary) where we went to church in the morning with a lady who was in Theology classes with Ray for 3 years. She's interning at this church, so it was great to see her. We went out for chinese food after (best I've ever had, hands down!) and then we headed about 6 miles out of town to a camp called Camp Caroline (so original), to witness the wedding vows of a very dear friend. It's her second marriage, she has two kids (10 and 8) and her new husband is just a great guy, so it was a real treat to be a part of that.

So, the last few days have been very busy. I'm not in tons of pain, my meds seem to be working well, so really...it's just the same old stuff for me.

I hope everyone has a great week. I'm not sure how much I'll be on here over the next little while. I've got a lot of orders for the tile coasters I make, so I've got to get started on the decorating of them (each set is unique). Hope everyone has as little pain as possible this week.

Big hugs!
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

Screaming Eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5005
   Posted 10/11/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
   The last few weeks have not been fun, and I feel that I'm undermedicated. However; as I have said before, every once in a while I have a good day. This is one of them! After a rough weekend with pain, I woke up this morning in almost a pain free state. Really no need to take pain meds today, and no desire to, as I feel great! I know the pain will cycle back in soon as it always does.
   I just wish I knew why this happens. It still gets my hopes up that my recovery will be a good one, but then my pain returns, and I think it will always be this way.
     The pain in my neck has returned, but nothing like the pain I suffer in my back. I truly feel wonderful today. What a relief!
  SE wink

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3089
   Posted 10/11/2010 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, to top off the horrible last couple of weeks that I've had, I got really sick this weekend. We're pretty sure it's ehrliciosis, as I had an acute high fever, horrible headache, joint aches, vomiting, coughing, the works & had been out in the woods hiking a lot a few days before (and pulled a couple ticks off of me). Ehrliciosis is one of the (several) diseases carried by deer ticks & can actually be fatal if left untreated. Fortunately, I started taking antibiotics within the first 24 hrs. I've been on the doxycycline now for 2 days, and I feel a thousand times better. I definitely still feel off, but it's nothing compared to Friday/Saturday. What horrible timing though, it was a GORGEOUS weekend (cool, blue skies, leaves almost at their peak color) & I had really hoped to do a lot more hiking with the dogs.

Ticks & tick-bourne diseases are huge problems here for both people and animals (I live in CT, the "home state" of Lyme disease). I've had Lyme disease multiple times before, but this was the first time I've had one of the other tick-bourne diseases -- let's hope it's the last time too! I haven't felt that sick in a long long time. Thank goodness I'm on the mend!


Monty's Mom
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 664
   Posted 10/12/2010 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
This weekend was rough pain-wise and things are still up in the air. PM doctors in our area don't prescribe meds, they only inject meds or make recommendations to other doctors. It feels like a wasted appointment now. Still having little relief with the tramadol and Vicodin, so praying that the appeal to my insurance goes through approving the fentanyl patch I was using. Still helping my fiance interview and job search too. Trying to hand in there through the toughest times, but there are days that I wonder why I try.

Congratulations Pam on your 16 years together, that is great!

Good luck with the cookies Char! Skeye, I hope you continue to feel better. You are right about tick borne diseases not being something to mess with~

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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