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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/29/2010 8:02 PM (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. 
                                                                      smhair smhair smhair

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 10/29/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I was having a very low pain day yesterday and I had to go to PT. I was doing great until I stepped wrong getting off the glute machine. It was just a small stumble, but it put me in a spasm that prevented me from doing anything else.
Stupid glute machine!

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   Posted 10/29/2010 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm just dang tired of hurtin, but at the same point would not wish this on anyone!
Darn it....
* 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 10/29/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My big vent this week is that I am still hurting worse from my last go with PT and it has been months. I knew from the start it wouldn't do any good but trying to be cooperative patient. Lends credibility in my life to the saying of how no good deed ever goes unpunished.

Every time I seem to start to get things under control with either my pain or my diabetes these doctors come along with something to totally screw me up again. Makes me wonder what ever happened to the "do no harm" part of the Hippocratic Oath.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 10/30/2010 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Ugh. Having trouble sleeping:( I'm so tired of being in pain ALL of the time. I'm tired of it. It's a lot and sometimes I get so frustrated because there are so many things that I wish that I could do but that I can't do. I know that I need to focus on the positive, but it's hard sometimes.



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   Posted 10/30/2010 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sick and tired of waiting months to get an appointment date to see the Orthopedic Surgeon
I'm sick and tired of having new health problems crop up every time I turn around (diabetes now on top of my pain issues, plus high cholesterol)
I'm sick and tired of these ridiculous hot flashes and the massive sweating that goes with it
I'm sick and tired of not being able to get enough sleep to feel refreshed
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.

There. That should do for a little while.

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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   Posted 10/30/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
PAIN! I am so tired of hurting! It feels like it is just consuming me at times! I have had many breakdowns in the last couple weeks, where I just start crying and can't stop! One of the Koffee Klatch topics recently was to use one word to describe yourself....I sat there staring at my computer and finally asked my sister.....the sad part was when she said "Pain", she said before this I would have said "Happy" but not anymore! That is terrible! I will see the rheumy on November 9th and I know the medicine won't help immediately...but I at least have some hope that there may be some relief coming! I have tried to spend more time on here because a wonderful friend and brother (Mikel) told me not to isolate myself! Anyway....thanks for listening (reading)! Love you all and wishing you all a LPD!

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

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   Posted 10/30/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, this isn't really about pain, but here I go.

I have one more veterinary school application to finish (due Monday). Because of all my issues of late, I haven't felt well enough to complete it until now -- so, yes, I waited until the last minute. I was planning on finishing up the application Sunday & then submitting it via the internet. Well, on Thursday I accidentally knocked my laptop off my bed while reaching for something. The computer seemed fine, until yesterday. As it turns out, the fall damaged the hard drive & it has to be replaced. Of course, the apple store is out of hard drives & can't fix my computer until Tuesday.

Yes, I can use a different computer (as I'm obviously doing right now), but all my information for my application was stored on my computer. Fortunately, I have it all backed up on an external hard drive, but I had no way to access that information without another mac computer (all the other computers in the house are pc's & my external hard drive is configured for macs only). Fortunately, I brought my external hard drive with me to the apple store & they let me use one of their computers to access it & pull off the files I needed, but UGH this is all just SO FRUSTRATING.

The only good thing is that my computer is still under warranty & all the repairs will be free. I am so glad that I purchased the extended warranty when I got my computer 2 years ago. This is already the 2nd time the hard drive has had to be replaced (died the first time at 2 mo old -- due to some manufacturing flaw) & my battery charger died this spring, so that warranty has already paid for itself several times over.

ahhhhhhhh! okay, that feels a little better. Thanks.

chronic retrobulbar eye pain, Asperger's syndrome, probable bipolar II, severe depression, & anxiety

recently implanted with a neurostimulator with leads on the supraobrital & infraorbital (ophthalmic) branches of the trigeminal nerve, resulting in a 50% decrease in pain (yippee!)

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 10/30/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
When I am here, I'm afraid I already vent a lot.Here goes again, My purse was stolen a couple of weeks back, it had all my meds and my cell phone(no credit cards or cash although that would have been tons easier to get through). I was at a loss. The officers gave me a police report and case number to give to my Dr.'s so they would replace my meds. My Rhuemy did but my pr. dr didn't. My pr. dr was the one who gave me the meds for pain. I was in so much pain I went to Urgent care. The Dr. didn't come in for 45 minutes and basically accused me of being a drug seeker. I had to go 14 days before my meds were up for refill. In those days my pain levels just kept going up. Now here I am plaing catch up, still. It just keeps getting worse with no end. I still haven't gone to the gym, in almost a week. I can't. My Daughter 8th b-day was today. 3 1/2 hours of that and I am dead on my feet. I woke this morning with a migraine I thought would actually kill me it was so bad. My hands are swollen 3x the size as usual. My feet feel broken, I'm at a limp walk. I had to go back and forth up stairs for the party..it was torture. I put a smile on and she had a great time. I will be heading to bed early tonight and staying there until it's time for trick or treating tommorrow. Sorry, it was such a long vent. I'm just so over this. I'm miserable and making everyone else that way. Take care all!!
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Rhuematoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months

Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol, Hydrocodone,Nabumetone-nsaid,methocarbamol-muscle relaxer

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

Retired Mom
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   Posted 10/31/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
confused  I'm sick of hurting all the time.  If it's not one thing, it's another.  I know I did some of it to myself when I elected to have bladder surgery, then have bi-lateral carpal tunnel surgery on top of the back pain and fibro I already have.  I hate taking the HGH shots and have had to stop until my hands heal because they make me swell so badly and they make CT much worse, but I need the meds for my pituatary gland to function better.  I feel like a mess!!!!  I can't hold my blow-dryer and I can't wear my clothes (if they have waist bands of any real sort) because of my back.  I have thousands of dollars of clothes in my closets I can never use again and I'm feeling like I've gained a ton since my my back surgery almost two years ago!  I'm also scared to death about this next week (multiple Dr Apts/Lawyer apts) and about the SSD hearing this month.  I'm a grouch and I'm sick of it!!
To top it all off, I had a new mattress delivered and installed last week in our guest room (for me) and the IDIOT would not listen and kept pulling on the bed post of my antique bed.....so, he broke the wooden rail and then left.  I had to go back to the store and beg for a rail and he gave me one an inch longer....stupid!   It did turn out that I remembered an extra one I had in a storage building I saved from destruction about a month ago (belongs to my step-father and was left in the Mill House to ruin because his kids don't like antiques).  My little girl and my nephew fixed it for me, so the day was actually saved thanks to an 8 and 10 year old and somebody's "junk".
There......vent over!!  I'm trying really hard at home to get my act together and help my husband instead of making life more difficult for him.  I have to remember that he and my daughter are prescious gifts (though I would have given him back one day last week nono ).
Thanks for the vent area....it really does help sometimes to get it out and let it go!
Retired Mom

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   Posted 10/31/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm with you guys too! Just sick and tired of pain no matter what i do there it is. It's there to always disrupt your life all my waking moments and keeps me awake alot.Last week it became so severe had to take a trip to the ER. I'm like Ms Bunky too all these hot flashes to go along with the pain ugggg!! I'm always breaking out into sweats when will it all end!!! Okay thats enough ranting i hope some of you have a better week and many lpd ahead.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 11/1/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
   ....I am sick and tired of seeing people "Text - phone" while driving. Do they realize they are driving a potentially dangerous piece of machinery? A single accident could hurt me in irreparable ways. I tired of seeing the young drivers of my neighbor hood texting while driving and speeding through the neighborhood. If I see it again, especially from the young 17yr girl at the far corner of the street, I will have no choice but to have a frank conversation with her parents.
     Also, I am really fed up with finally getting a "doctor vacation", just to have something "go wrong" that needs medical attention during my "break". It is like my body knows when it is a bad time to have something go wrong, and then...
              BLAM! How's that?!?!?! You only THOUGHT you were going to get a doctor break!
      And last, but not least.. I am tired of clothing not fitting right. Tired of not being able to find good winter skirts. My hip is hiked up, rotated to the rear of my body, and I have little "folds" of skin over lapping on my right hand side now. I am getting pretty angry about it all. I wear skirts quite a bit because they are the only things that fit and feel comfortable. It would be very nice if I could get better selection of skirts and heavy winter skirts. I know it is silly, I know it is just "vanity" ... but I need to look and feel good, not just physically.
      okay.. there, that felt better.
*warm hugg*
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

Chronic Pain Moderator

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   Posted 11/1/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just tired of my Doctor not believing I'm in pain. Had my EMG last week and it showed no real nerve/muscle damage. yay. I mentioned my neck pain and that the pain between my shoulder blades still crops up. he said continue on the foam roller and PT exercises. He said that he doesn't think my neck pain is facet pain, whatever that is, and that it will go away on it's on. He set a f/u in 4 weeks. On the drive home I thought of all sorts of things I meant to say/ask, so I wrote him a letter when I got home and mailed it. I told him that the foam roller is fine for the shoulder pain, but does nothing for my 24/7 neck pain. I ask if I should see a chiropractor or accupuncure person....basically asked if there was ANYTHING I could do to helpe aleviate the pain.....hopefully he'll call this week.

Thanks for the vent space!
protruding discs, c-4, c-5 and c-7 with spinal cord impingement, which is causing numbness, pins and needles and peripheral pain.arthritis of the left knee

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 11/1/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
OK, here's my rant>>>> OH POOP!!!
That's all I have to say about that!!!
Luv Y'all>
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

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   Posted 11/1/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I want to burn all little sticks!
I'm in double dose pain today all because of a little stick no bigger than my finger.
I tripped over little tiny stick today on the playground. Now the entire left side of my body is in a lot of pain. I feel so bruised and battered!
If I was a cussing type of person you would see a long line of assorted symbols. Mainly I just want say, "shoot a monkey!"

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   Posted 11/1/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a grouch for a neighbour, she is really jealous that we renovated our home and has parked her old ute outside our door for 3-4 months now. Its just such a pain to have to go round it to unload shopping and 3 kids all the time, as well as the fact my feet hurt so it makes me have to walk further as well.
I can't believe she can be so spiteful for so long! We live in the inner city so parking is a hard to come by, but the fact is she is not using this old utility, she could easily park it down a side street where there are no house frontages to annoy anyone with her stupid car...
Its raining today and my daughter called in sick from school, so it particularly annoyed me, to have to go and pick her up and then double park to drop her close to the house. Really irritating. golitho shakehead
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