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   Posted 5/11/2011 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
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CRPSpatient
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   Posted 5/11/2011 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Buttercup,

I can't begin to imagine your fear right now, but I'm sending healing thoughts in your direction *gentle hugs* All the best with your treatment.

Laura
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.

White Beard
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   Posted 5/11/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Young Lady (buttercup) your going to have a very very rough time of it for a while, and I am sure this is really  terrifying for you! But now is the time for you to gather up all your internal strength and fortitude and be strong and have faith that this is all going to work out alright!  Chemo can be very very difficult, but it is not impossible or unbearable, and with your strenght and faith you will do fine! You have you own family and friends, there to love and support you,  and you have all your chronic pain family here that wants nothing but the very best for you and give you all our prayers and support!  I have never had to have chemo so I can not empathize with you, but I  am very intimately familar with most aspects of cancer treatment as early on in my nursing career I use to work on an Oncology Unit in a hospital, so I can very much Sympathize with you! You are young and I hate to hear that you have to go through all this, but always remember to keep your faith and a positive attitude, no matter what, this is something that is just so important, and like most things in life attitude is everything!  
 
buttercup I wish you well! I will keep you in my prayers!
 
White Beard
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

momtofourangels
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   Posted 5/11/2011 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buttercup. I've never had to have chemo myself, so I don't know what it's like. I just wanted to let you know that like White Beard said, your chronic pain family is here for you. I'm sending warm healing thoughts your way. I will praying that all goes well for you. I know you have to be really scared. It is good to hear that the pneumonia is getting better. You take care and keep that positive attitude that you've had.

love and big soft hugs
Loretta
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
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

_Dex
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   Posted 5/11/2011 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey I'm doing my induction chemo at the moment for AML, guess I'm a couple of weeks ahead of you. I always found the first (when you don't know what to expect or which pain/nausea meds will work for you) and the last chemos (because of the cumulative affect) the worst. Mostly it's just a lot of time sitting around doing not much. And I figured I could do that. I also find it easier letting everyone else doing the worrying haha! Good luck

Chartreux
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   Posted 5/11/2011 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Buttercup,
everyone here will gladly donate strength to you, so in spirit you are not alone...
Prayers, well wishes and many healing hugz, you will get thru this as you are
so very strong....keep us posted when you can...
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tmjpain
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   Posted 5/11/2011 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   

 

         Oh my sweet Buttercup! I know you are scared right now sweetie. That was a lot of info

         the doctors gave you today and it's frightening to take all of that in. But you know what,

         since we have met, I know what you are made of and you will make it, you will pull thru

        this with flying colours. So keep as positive as you can, sleep when you can, keep your

        faith and do it one day at a time.

        I love you tons babydoll!! Email me whenever you want to talk as I am here for you.

  Love

  ----Suzane  xxxxxx
 
 

Lindaloo
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   Posted 5/11/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Buttercup,
 
I completed 6 months of chemotherapy for endometrial (uterine) cancer this past year and I can tell you it can be overwhelming.  BUT, for me, remaining positive was what got me through it all.  I tried to see the bright side of everything.  If I was weak, I said, well at least I'm not nauseous.  If I got the headache on the first day, I said, well at least it only lasts for one or two days and no longer.  Find the bright side of anything and everything and that will keep you going, sweetheart.  I will pray for you.  Don't worry too much.  Take each day as it comes and try not to get too overwhelmed.  You have been through a lot.  Keep it as simple as you can.  I am with you in spirit.
 
God bless.
 
Lindaloo
Co-Moderator Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Forums
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

Backpain Sara
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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 5/11/2011 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buttercup-I know it's been an rough week for you now getting over pneumonia. I'm praying everything will go well with your chemo treatment. Only post when you're able and get yourself strong and I'm thinking of you. You will get through this. You take care. Sara
Chronic back and leg pain. Degenerative disc disease for 3 years and unable to work since injuring my back. EMG/nerve test shows peroneal sciatic nerve is being irritated from L4-L5 disc area. Meds-Oxycontin, Cymbalta, lyrica, flexeril,Wellbutrin, Oxazepam for sleep. TX-facet joint, trigger point, nerve block and epidural injections every year x 3 years with temporary relief only. Did PT.

flower123
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   Posted 5/12/2011 3:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buttercup. I just wanted to tell you that I will be thinking of you, and keeping you in my prayers.

Hugs,

Flower

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 5/12/2011 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
          Hello Buttercup!
 
                We will be thinking of you today, as you start your long road of treatments.
 
           Hang in there, and do check in with us, when you can.
 
       SE wink
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Chartreux
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   Posted 5/12/2011 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
thinking of you and have said some prayers...be strong hun, luv ya
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