~ Monday Morning Roll Call (update please)

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 1/31/2011 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Chronic Pain Family!
     It is another beautiful Monday morning! With a little luck you are one of the people who got a decent nights rest to kick start your morning. If you are among the many who were unable to rest last night, hopefully at some point, you can sneak in a nap or some down time. Regardless which group you are in or how much rest you were able to get.... 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. Even you old time veterans who are lurking.
How are you feeling?
What has your pain scale today?
What are your major plans for the week?

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 1/31/2011 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   


Good Morning,


Can I start off this morning??

Well, as I just posted in my update, I'm still in a lot of pain from my fall, I am starting to think it's more than just a bruise or something. I've made a doctors appt so I will hopefully get somewhere today, even though I know its only the start.

My pain scale, I would say last night was a 7ish for me, almost unbearable and I kept toying with the ER trip. The wait along was what kept me from going. I think it has toned down a notch to perhaps a 6.5 right about now, it is dominating my senses for sure and causing me to think unclear. The concentration needed to work is way off, I'm really going thru the motions at this point.

My plans for the week are to get this figured out, if I find out it is only a bruise or something from the fall then so be it, I will be forced to wait it out. If I find out it's more than basicaly the same but just knowing I'm not crazy will be a help. I want this pain away so I can have my work week and work accordingly. My fibro is more than enough for me to manage with work and home on a weekly basis. I sure don't need anymore. I know that no one asks for more.

I know this much...people that have constant chronic back pain, if I did not sympathise enough before....my GOD I do know, I don't know how you go thru this day in and day out. But then again I do, what else is there except to keep on keeping. I sure hope others are able to give a better report for the day/week

Gental hugs to all!!


**Not sure if I make sense right now cause I feel so not myself, so sorry if I babbled**




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   Posted 1/31/2011 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all...how was everyone's weekend? Mine was boring as usual...sat around, coloring, playing on FB, watching TV...oh, I watched a great movie...The Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman...Great...and another movie 127 Hours...very dramatic...

So???? What did you all do?

Spinal Stenosis, DDD, DJD, HBP, Type 2 Diabetes

Methadone 120 mg. X daily
Oxycodone 30 mg. 5 X daily
Lisinopril HCTZ 10/12.5 2 X daily
Novolin 70/30 insulin 75 units 3Xdaily
Novolin R insulin 1Xdaily
Novolin R 0-50-0-0

That's all....but OMG!! isn't that enough?

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   Posted 1/31/2011 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
My week will be spent trying to keep myself from getting sick!! My husband has been very sick with an upper respiratory infection for two weeks. This man never gets sick but he went down this time and was very ill. He is still not out of the woods totally, still coughing quite a bit.

I woke up today with a scratchy throat that feels irritated, a cough, ears popping when I blow my nose and just not feeling great at all. I do have antibiotics to take which I started after eating something this morning. I tried so hard to avoid being around him but I had to be because he was not able to do much for himself for several days. I have sprayed and wiped everything with Lysol, lol. My biggest problem is being on oxygen due to problem lungs and on crohns medications that weaken the immune system so, it does not take much to knock me down.

The big surprise may be snow on Tuesday. We are going to be under a winter weather advisory tonight, wind chill putting it in single digit numbers and possibility of sleet, ice and snow. And to think it was 75 degrees out Sat/Sun./ I have daffodils sprouting up at good 8 inches, lol.
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/31/2011 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been dealing with a major toothache for the last few days...it started about 2 weeks ago, I saw the dentist and they thought they might need to do a couple of root canals. I am TERRIFIED of the dentist and I take Valium before I go, even if it's just for a simple cleaning. With this toothache though, I practically begged my husband to call to make another appointment for me!!

I was sent to a specialist and he indicated that the tooth is too far gone for a root canal and pulling it is the only solution, so tomorrow morning, I will be downing my Valium and off I go. Thank God my hubby will be with me to hold my hand. Literally.

Outside of the dental pain, my overall pain has been at it's usual steady 4 and that's by taking the breakthrough meds every 5 hours. My doctor was away for most of January, so it's time to book an appointment to see her. I've also injured my knee somehow, so I'll need that looked at.

Yesterday, all the family was over - both my kids, their respective partners (and the son of my daughter's boyfriend who is 13, and a really neat kid), my niece and hubby and I - we were celebrating my son's 29th Birthday. I can't believe I'm the mom of a 29 year old...it's crazy! He's all freaked out by the fact he's going to be 30 next year...which means I will be 50! Wow, does the time ever fly by quickly!!

So, that's life at the moment. I haven't been around very much here as I've been dealing with a lot of personal stuff, but I am sending good thoughts and healing wishes to everyone!

DX: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Type 2 Diabetes, Reynauds, Visual Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Hard Start for IV's, Unable to vomit due to surgery.

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine + Vitamin D + Multi daily

Joan M
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   Posted 2/2/2011 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
had to move the car in the snow today. it was very painful and tiring. shoveling snow, etc.

noticed that my walking was very bad on monday because i had been in pain and was tired. i walk on the rubberized track at the y because it is icey outside.

it is very hard for me to keep my balance with tendonistis of the foot and the ankle. hope things will improve.

being sick is boring and frustrating and scarey. am worried they won't approve of more therapy. think a lot of these docs are into "power" trips.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 2/2/2011 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I found out workman's comp approved only two more days of therapy yesterday. :(
My shoulder still bothers me some, but is feeling much better. The ultrasound therapy is helping my foot. I hope I'm well by the time I leave therapy.
I do have issues with one of the exercises he has me do lately (Shoulder pinches). It seems to set off muscle spasms in my back around the T4-T5 area.
My father had a major fall on Monday and fractured his L1 vertabrate. He's creeping around the house supported on two canes.
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