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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 11/1/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Chronic Pain Family!
      It is a beautiful Monday morning! If you watched a spooky movies, handed out candy, took the little ones out Trick or Treating or had a quiet evening at home... I am sure you feel the same way I do. The day after Halloween needs to be a holiday. Never the less! 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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   Posted 11/1/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I am attending a funeral in about an hour for a lady at my church who fought a long battle with cancer. After that, I'm going to come home, have a nap and then do some crafting before picking up my hubby from work. He is going to be away most of this week in Ontario, so we're just getting that all worked out. His dad is there in hospital and not doing well, so Ray wants a chance to see him again before he passes away, which could be sooner than we thought.

Other than that, I see my regular doctor tomorrow to update meds, talk about the new diagnosis of diabetes and high cholesterol, etc. and the rest of the week is just working on crafting things and resting.

Big hugs to all, and I hope everyone enjoys as pain free a week as possible.

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

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 11/1/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
My Spouse I I loaded and unloaded 60 bails of hay into the horse trailer and then into the barn yesterday! OUCH! Today I'm misserable! It had to be done and I just couldn't let her do it by herself! She couldn't have stacked it up high like I did! So today it's hot showers, heating pads & the tens unit! Pain meds don't work on BoBo's like this! At least my achilles tendon didn't hurt much> My pain doc shot it full of a steroid cocktail last week and although it hurt pretty good for a couple days, it's fine now. Still swolen up but not hurting anything like it was. Now it's the neck and back. I had the tingling electric pains shooting down my spine last night starting high in my neck and blassting down to between my shoulder blades. I haven't had those type pains since I started taking neurantin about 8 months ago!!! Not to be outdone by the neck, my lumbar area is in a uproar too! Sharp stabing pains starting on both sides of the center and shooting down both legs>> Most of Y'all w/ lower back problems know exactly what I'm talking about!!! GRRRRR> I hate those pains in the azz!!!! I just hope this pain noncence doesn't interfear w/ my scheduled fishing trip Weds!!!>> Dadgummit!!! I needs my vitamin "F">> Fishing!!! The best mental health med I know of!!
Sure hope the rest of Y'all are doing better than me!!
Mucho love to All Y'all {Fam's & Friends}
Big loose wimpy hugs for all> Thats all I can muster today!
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 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
My plan's for this week is to try to get caught up on the house cleaning. We have a home visit from Chris's school coming up either at the end of the week or next week and really don't want it to look like we live in a pig sty. Of course I feel like I am taking 2 steps forward and one step back in all of this between the kid and my wife who both love to drop their things where ever the land and leave them there.

As of right now I have the bathroom, living room, and Chris's bedroom pretty well cleaned up. That leaves the back/laundry room, computer room and our bedroom to do. The laundry room and computer room are going to be the worst of it and is going to have to wait until tomorrow or Weds cause I am done in for today and hurting pretty good right now.

The only other thing this week is being glad when the elections are over as I am so sick of seeing all the bashing commercials and having the phone ring once or twice an hour with election messages.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 11/1/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I'm kinda bummed out as another B-day on election day. I have two doctors appointments
for this week and I'll have to start a new medicine for my RA, it's a sulfa medicine. My Rheumy doctor
sat with me last Wednesday, explain that there is no refuting the MRI findings (several) in that I have a lot of
joint damage in my hands and that the plan is to start a sulfa medicine to see I'll react to that, and
then to try to Methotrexate in the spring with probably going on something like humira (sp?)down
the line and I got a follow up in 8 weeks with him the doctor and not his PA..will need a lot of well wishes
that I'll be able to tolerate these medicines, everyone remember to get out and vote...
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Healing HUGZ to all)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Hope y'all get a low pain week
* 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 11/1/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been feeling good on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Today I was feeling great, that is until I fell today at recess! >:(
I was just walking along across the playground looking at all the children as they played when I felt my foot suddenly rock to the right. The next thing I knew I was landing on the ground on the left side of my body. I thought for sure I had broken something, but I just felt very achy all over. Later my back started flaring. Then my left shoulder started hurting. My arm started throbbing. And behind my left knee started hurting terribly.
It turns out that I sprung my shoulder and back of my left arm. Both wrists are strained as well. I broke a blood vessel behind my left knee (have you ever heard such a thing?). Also my right ankle is twisted slightly.
I'm sitting here now with a ice pack on my leg and wanting a Lortab so bad. I'm trying to wait until close to bedtime to take the Lortab so I'll be able to sleep tonight.
What makes it so bad it's tomorrow is physical therapy and I won't be able to do the left side of my body at all. I also see my back doctor on Thursday to discuss my progress. This will put a big kink in everything. :(
I think I will go to bed.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 11/3/2010 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   


         I find myself in an odd predicament My pain is spiking for a little over a week with new, troubling "sensation" in my thoracic area. It is a "pushing out" sensation. It lasts about an hour or so, 3 to 4 times per day. When it is "over / stopped" the area of "pushing" is very fatigued. Tender and sore. Strange to say the least. Of course, I do not want to see anyone until January.... Maybe I should make a log of it. Maybe I should put my big kid panties on and just call them.. smhair   It seem the reasons to contact them keep adding up. Pain increase, odd sensations, numbness. Frustrating.

     To add insult to injury I have been having tetanic contractions (tetany) again. My throat feels like I am crying and of course the 2 hour long stretches of random muscle groups contracting is annoying. I do however see the endocrinologist in a few weeks so that isn't a big deal. But, I know when I feel the "contractions" he fusses over me and wants to know why I didn't call and tell him. nono

     My hearing and vision doesn't "seem" to be worsening this last week. Down to 3 to 4 high pitched ringing tones in my ears but thankful I am finally accustomed to the new tone that came a few weeks ago. Also, my new "grey areas" and "spots" I am finally becoming accustomed to that as well.

     On a side note I went shopping the other day and while I was trying on new clothing I noticed my hip is much higher than it was. No increase in rotation to the rear that I can see... But it is defiantly higher. I also have another small fold of skin forming on my right side while standing. Used to be just two folds. I have had people tell me my deformity looked like it was getting worse (PT, Spine Spec, GP and social friends) for a couple of weeks (okay for a month rolleyes ). I just couldn't "see" the difference myself. Well, up until I was looking in the mirror with new clothing on. Funny how I never seem to notice thing with my own body until I am trying on new clothes, looking at new x rays or looking at a picture of myself. So very strange.

     This week is going to be busy so I hope I can push through the pain and discomfort of everything going on with my body. I have to decorate the inside of the house and begin making white chocolate treats. I start out with solid chocolate treats because they can be frozen. I am hoping on getting through at the very least 8.75 to 10.25 Lbs of white & light blue "speckled" chocolate snow flakes.

   Thats about it in my neck of the woods!


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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