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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/20/2011 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Sunday Koffee Klatch
     If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum. idea   We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is pain involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.

      But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed...  turn    So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
Daily Question:
What kind of bed do you have?
(air, water log, pillow top, plush, foam)

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 3/20/2011 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
A double bed with a pillow top mattress, 'zoned' pillow electric blanket (the blanket is split into 4 zones that I can control independently of each other), and when I need it, an electric throw rug... I get chilly in case you couldn't tell ;)

I usually have it all to myself, except for the odd night when my doggo climbs up and won't get off *laugh*
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

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   Posted 3/20/2011 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Queen sized pillow-top mattress with a tempurpedic topper over it. Over that I have a "bed warmer" that is usually set so one half of the bed is a bit warmer then the other half. A micro-bead pillow, a feather pillow, a tempurpedic pillow, and a regular "medium" firmness pillow; usually only two at a time on the bed, though the feather pillow gets employed usually just for my arm. Normally it's the micro-bead and the tempurpedic as my nightly pillows.
My three cats appreciate my choice in bedding, and love the soft down comforter I have combined with the bed warmer on those cold nights. Thankfully they're usually nice enough to let me in to bed, but then once I've settled down for sleep they all assume their own positions. My son's white fluffy, bi-eyed princess likes to sleep next to my right side and makes a wonderful arm rest. smilewinkgrin   My chubby little tortie likes to sleep against my left hip. And my tiny tuxedo toe monster (she's a Polydactyl kitty) either sleeps across my shins or curled up with my tortishell kitty. The sound of their purring is always the last sound I hear before I slip into slumber.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 3/20/2011 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Ours is a what they call a Tempur-Pedic Split King (Allura model) I went ahead and bought all the bells and whistles, complete with motorized and vibrator settings.

Our Split King is actually two twins matched together, and this has come in very handy, especially after my back surgery. Yes it cost lots of money, but for us, it was worth it.

One other thing I wanted to mention, is that if you have a back problem,.....there is a good chance that you may be able to write it off as a medical expense. My surgeon wrote a script type recommendation for it, and we were able to write it off.

There are lots of good beds out there, so I'm not going to knock any of them...it will always be a personal preference, decided by comfort and cost.

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