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Mrs. Dani
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 1/3/2011 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Chronic Pain Family!
 
 
     It is a beautiful Monday morning! Start you engine folks! It is going to be a busy beginning to another new year! 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.
 
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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Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 1/3/2011 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Not feeling good and woke with a fever this morning...
will get to post but might be slow so keep that in mind...
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Healing Hugz to All)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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* 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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damouthy1
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 663
   Posted 1/3/2011 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine has been off the charts. I have so much swelling going on I can hardly move. Hope everyone else is doing better and having a low pain day.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 1/3/2011 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Foot, knees, shoulder, and elbow are all achy today.
I did get good news from the orthro today...my rotor cup is not torn after all...It's just tendonitis. I start PT for it as soon as WC okays it and sets it up for me.
Joy

Vannie
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 795
   Posted 1/3/2011 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
My pain level has increased since it turned cold, and since I can't take Plaquenil any more. I see the ortho on Wed to set up an appointment for another steroid injection in my left hip. I find this very strange, but now my right hip has developed the same symtoms, just not as bad. I have hip bursitis and Iliotibial Band Syndrome.

I was in so much pain last week, I almost went to the ER. I called my NP and she got all over me for not taking my pain meds on a regular basis. She was always telling me to take as few meds as possible. Now she is telling me to take the pain meds on a regular basis. Rheumy is out of the country until the middle of January, so I am taking one day at a time.

I am better since I have been taking pain meds regularly.

V
Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Prednisone, Lexapro, Cardizem, Lisinopril, Advair, Lipitor, Vit D, Joint Supplements, Soma, Tramadol, Fish Oil Supplements
Be Kind To Others For Everyone Is Fighting Some Kind of Battle

caligirl2001
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 1/4/2011 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Lousy. 'Nuff said.
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety, Non Celiac Gluten Intolerant
Current medications: Topamax, Maxalt, Lotrel, Wellbutrin

Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 1/4/2011 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
How am I feeling? Depressed.....not only do I have SAD (MI has had almost barely any sun these past few weeks) but I can't take narcotic pain meds to help with the pain (allergic reactions). So I've been trying to get thru the days as best as I can.

My hands have been swelling on me again and my knuckles have been red and achy. Not to mention the rest of me feels like I am stuck in an 80 year old body. :(
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
~Left sided Uc-'92**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**
Colazal(9 daily)/6mp(50mgs)/Bentyl-Prilosec~allergies-Singulair/Zyrtec~Reynauds Syndrome~OA-Tylonel Arthritis~Scoliosis~Sacroilitis~Dry eye-Restasis/GAD - Klonopin (.25mgs)

Joan M
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2052
   Posted 1/4/2011 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
hi...slightly hopeful but scared to meet the new prime care doctor. hopeful my orthopedic doctor will help me, confident my podiatrist will help me, not happy about meeting "another one" in terms of prime care doctor. i absolutely need to have a prime care doctor for high blood pressure meds.

the office however seemed polite and intelligent and i was able to register on line. the previous doctor was terrible on arthritis/orthopedic but quite good on asthma. at least he had one good thing but his staff was rude and vulgar and he seemed to care more about them than me. i am one tired person dealing with the capital region of rudeness.

new doctor is female and will perhaps be more sympathetic about bladder issues. who knows???????????

TroubleMaker
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 119
   Posted 1/4/2011 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Well let me see.. today I'm partly cloudy with a chance of sun LOL... It's been one of those dang days.. well weeks.. well hell YEARS LOL... they are sending me back for another nerve block wooo hooo aint I just the luckiest girl in the world... NOT... I really dont think its gonna work. The last one did for ohhhh 4 days maybe.  So I'm lookin at a $1000.00 bucks after the insurance pays.  The neuro I was seeing sent me to the pain clinic and its their idea to do it.  The PA at the neuro's office informed me that they are surgens and just dont give out pain meds. GRRR I was soo d*%$ mad at her I could have chewed up steel and spit out nail for ya.  It made me feel like I was just out for meds and I have no problem with my back or anything.  It's all in your head.. blah blah blah... But any who... I go on the 14th for the block and I'll let ya know how it does....
 
Passing everyone soft hugs and will post later
 
Trouble

Rhaevin
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Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 230
   Posted 1/4/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
On the pain scale of 1-10 I'm probably at an 11, have been since the cold snap. Extra blankets at night, crochet fingerless gloves a size small for compression in the day time, TENs unit when I have the few moments to sit still and enjoy it.

Counting the days till my appointment with the shrink. Last year I failed two nerve blocks, which at least gave a diagnosis and a course of treatment. Basically a spinal cord stim unit is my only hope to combat the pain and maybe.... MAYBE wean me off my drugs a bit. However at the same time I got my diagnosis I was told I was permanently disabled. Got approved for SSD and then promptly lost my state Medicaid; No Insurance is not good for chronic pain people!!!! Spent 10 months only going in once a month to get narcotic perscriptions. $50 for a piece of paper, $80 for a month of pills. =( Got my insurance in November but then my pain doc said he didn't want to do the surgery cause Medicare only covered 80% of the costs. *blink* I'm sorry, this is my only option and you're saying you don't want to do it unless I have supplimental insurance?!?! Where I live unless you're over 65 you don't qualify for supplimental insurance. Guess what, I'm only 37. Argued about finding a new doc if he wouldn't do it, got him to agree. Need to shrink appointments first; first one was to establish a file ($150), second appointment is the actual test to prove I'm mentally capable of handling the concept of having a spinal cord stim (another $150). Once results are in I can schedule my trial unit implant. But until the 16th of this month I just have to hope that the light at the end of the tunnel is a break from the pain, instead of another head-on with another "train" in my life.

I'm still bitter about my exhusband leaving me, even after he knew what he was getting into. He knew! But the first time my pain got in the way of his happiness he screamed and yelled at me; it was all my fault. Give up the stuff that causes me pain. Wait, I've been told I have to fight my condition otherwise I risk progressing to stage 3. As if the fact that over 3 years it's spread from my wrist to my entire right arm (did I mention I'm right handed?) isn't bad enough. Now I have to fight the pain, I have to use my arm or risk having it amputated. My husband is here telling me to give up doing stuff that causes me pain, cause when I'm to sore and tender to touch, and if he can't hold me at night well then it's obviously the end of the world. He left me, we got divorced. My family would beat him to a pulp if given half a chance, and the betrayl I see in my son's eyes every day sears my soul.

For the last year, since it was November of '09 when I got my diagnosis, all I have said is I just want my stim unit, I just want to give this a try in hopes it works, in hopes I can get off the narcotics a bit, in hopes I can resume a bit of my life once again, in hopes that for a change my life won't be governed by my pain and when I need to take my next dose. Maybe I'll be able to drive again without fear of vertigo, or nerve attacks where my nerves feel like they're on fire in my arm so that I have to stop my car unless I want to cause an accident, maybe I'll be able to take a trip, maybe I'll be able to skip a dose again. All I know is I will forever hear my doctor's voice in my head on that fateful day: The life you knew is gone. I'm now a 37 year old single Mother living with my parents because heaven knows I can't make it on my own, and no one wants me.

Trouble, you're lucky -- they did the nerve blocks on me last year with no real success other then to help diagnosis what was wrong with me, and to what degree/stage I was at. I wish you the best of luck and success for your injections. Think positively!
Originally injured 10/26/2007 - Initial diagnosis; Tendonitis
Spent next year seeing specialist after specialist; Bone, Muscle, Hand, Chriopractor, Physical Therapist...
Went through a battery of tests, multiple MRI's
11/16/09 I was finally diagnosed CRPS - Stage 2
Permanently disabled and on Percoset for pain.
Hoping 2011 will see my spinal cord stimulator unit finally implanted.

antbuggey
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 594
   Posted 1/4/2011 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Bad! I have a cold that I can't shake....it has been weeks! Feel half way decent one day and then feel like a truck ran me over the next! Pain is not as bad in my joints....but my back is killing me!! I am hoping 2011 is a better year for all of us!
Rheumatoid Arthritis, 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

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