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   Posted 8/2/2011 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I know that many of you are struggling right now and want to send my love and support to all of you. I apologise for not answering each of you, but my typing ability it a bit limited at the moment.

I'm not sure how often I'll be posting or in chat - at least in the near future - the CRPS has now spread back into my left hand and arm very aggressively as well. I've also hurt my back and low BP/syncope issues have gone out of control and I've fainted 23 times in the last week shocked I landed badly on my back/side and several times very hard on my bum. Now got a lot of pain round my thoracic/ thoraco-lumbar spine, lots of muscle pain, what I'm starting to think may be a cracked rib... shakehead Have to talk to my cardiologist again because this isn't the first time I've injured myself.

So, much love to all of you. I do read often - and I'll post when I can.

CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, 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 8/2/2011 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
    Morning laura! wink
         I'm sorry you are having a difficult time of it there. Please know that we will be here when you feel up to shareing with us. We certianlly are concerned about your recent health problems, and hope they improve quickly.
     Most of us know what it's like to head downhill with these issues, and one does not feel like posting when this happens. shakehead ....Right now, it's important that you focus on yourself...and hopefully your Dr's can find a solution, so that you can get back on your feet.
    I'm personally Praying for you!...and feel free to visit when you can.
       Take care,
 SE wink
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   Posted 8/2/2011 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello again Laura, count me in on those prayers, each day I will light a candle for you and pray that things may turn around for you.
Please take care of yourself, its bad enough to faint, then to injure yourself, awful, its not like me, I am clumsy and sometimes try to go to fast, thats when I lose my balance and my dignity.  I dont know which hurts
I will be praying so very much for you, take care of yourself, post when you can and when you feel good enough to.  We will all have our thoughts with you.
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 8/2/2011 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry things are rough for you, I'll keep you in my prayers
with hopes things will get better for you very soon...
lots of well wishes, prayers and healing hugz
* 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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   Posted 8/2/2011 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laura I'm so sorry that you fell and hurt yourself. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. You take care of yourself and post when you can. I sure hope you feel better really soon.

love and hugs
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

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Date Joined May 2011
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   Posted 8/4/2011 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laura, so sorry you are feeling bad. I am just starting to return to my "normal" pain levels. Trying to gradually pull myself back to reality because school starts in just over a month, truely not an easy thing to do at this point.

I really do hope things calm down for you soon!

Laura, I have an OT question for you if you are feeling up to it, you can click under my name to email me.

Big hugs,
DX: CRPS, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1, hardware removal and removal of scar tissue. SCS trial successful awaiting placement.
MEDS:To many to mention, changes every week it seems.

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   Posted 8/4/2011 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laura...I'm a newbie here but I feel like I want to reach out and hug you.  I'm so sorry about your health issues and I hope you feel better soon.  Take care.
((((((((((gentle hugs))))))))))))

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   Posted 8/4/2011 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laura, I don't think we've met before but wanted to say sorry about your increased pain levels and health issues.
Take care

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