I feel much better when I managed to get chores down and go for walks!

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   Posted 7/2/2011 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
 I find it hard to pace myself ,so I tend to over do it and end up in alot of pain! I guess it all comes down to balance. I have so little energy now!I need to slowly build it up,I think  a daily routine and taking meds at the same time everyday ,it might help ! Hope everyones having a good day ,where I live its so nice and sunny today,that always seems to motivate me till the pain takes over.I sure don't have the energy I use too!! takecare everyone

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   Posted 7/2/2011 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my sore2long, sounds just like me.  I get up at 5:30 am everyone, (I set my alarm) take my morning meds and lay back down for at least 1 hour.  By the time I get up at around 6:30-7:30, my meds have started to work and I am ready to the day.
Now of course things happen some days that throw me off my schedule but for the most part, thats how I start my days.
ery s
It has taken me until the age of 58 to realize I need order in my life, my very best friend in life has always been a list maker, I have definetly taken a page from her organizational skills and made them my own.  We each have our own way of getting things done, but I find with some order in my life it is so much easier to get the things done I need to do. 
One big reason is I have short term memory loss, and I can tell you that is no joke, some mornings I can barely remember my own name.  Ok I may we exaggerating, but it is a terrible thing, losing or not remembering things you have done your whole life.  It is actually very terrifying at times.  But one hurdle after another, it takes time, but time is one thing I have a lot of.  So on I march, taking in one thing at a time.
I am so sorry, here I am once again babbling on and on, my children tell me that going on and on like I do is embarrassing to them, but what am I to, thats who I am.
Well here is hoping you will feel better very soon, and remember, whatever you dont do, it will be there in the morning.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

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   Posted 7/3/2011 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I am in complete agreement with Pebbles225 taking your meds at the same time every day is a great way to get organization in your life at least as a start. And as Paula states, it is important to ensure that your medication levels stay even in your system to keep your pain levels more balanced, so you will not experience that up and down "yoyo" effect that so often accompaines one that is experiencing pain. I fix my  meds a week in advance, and each daily container has four separate compartments for four different times. I have a clock  alarm that slides over each daily container and it has different settings so an alarm will go off each time, when it is time to take my meds. This is all pocket size, so you can take your daily container wilth clock alarm with you! At the end of the day you just slide the clock alarm off the empty container and slide it on to the next one! It is really handy, and it is so much easier this way and you don't  miss or forget to take your meds, even if your doing something (like shopping or something) I have had mine for years and, I continue to use it faithfully! Just a thought to possibly make  bringing  some order in to your life, just a little easier!
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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!
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