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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 4/14/2011 1:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thursday 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 do you sit in / use to make it comfortable to sit down?
(Sofa and heating pad? Massage chair?)

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 4/14/2011 3:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I need very soft and warm, and when my body (mainly my legs) spasms I need something that will support me in odd positions -

Lots of pillows in all different shapes and sizes - I have a body pillow (about 5' long) a big 'V' pillow and also a big pillow for my legs I made myself, which is filled with soft toy polyfill rather than the usual heavier pillow or cushion materials. Throw in wheat bags, a heating pad, electric throw rug, electric blanket... anyone sensing a theme here? ;)
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

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 4/14/2011 4:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Boy I wish I had a massage chair. at least a reliner. i sit on the couch and tough it out. We have had the couch for about 4 years. I'm heavy and the bottom of it is starting to go down into itself. I do use a thing where you sit on and it has like 5 different buttons so you can push a button for heat and it'll heat up like a heating blanket, and you can massage yourself at different places with the other four. I also have a heating pad, but it won't reach our plug in that's in the dining room just around the corner from the couch.

CRPS those pillows sound wonderful. I bought a cushion to put under my bottom at church and it didn't work very well. I took and put it behind my back and it did work enough for me to sit thru about 1 1/2 hours.

I thought about sticking the cushion in the couch under my butt and see how that feels.

This is getting long so i'll go now.

Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 4/14/2011 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I sit in a recliner rocker. Most of the time it is in the reclining position. i need my legs up to relieve the lymphedema in my affected leg. It recliners backwards really far so it is almost flat and I can fall asleep in it. It is easy to get out of it also.

thanks for listening.

Soft Hugs

crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 4/14/2011 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I use my sofa or recliner with lots of pillows and my heating pad. It depends on the day. Our recliner is old and second-hand, and the foot does not go down easily and it is hard to get out of.

Hope everyone has a good day!
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw

Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, arthritis, kidney stones, depression, 9 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions. Fentanyl patch, Vicodin, remeron, trazodone, dicyclomine, Miralax, Colace, Multivitamin.

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   Posted 4/14/2011 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Mostly a la-z-boy rocking/reclining chair with a heat pad always in it,
in case I need it. in the computer room a leather high back swivel chair
that has a slight tilt and a blanket, gotta keep the computer cool.
* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
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