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   Posted 8/10/2011 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone

I told you all that I would let you know when we got our air conditioner. Well, it came today. Jerome hooked it up in the bedroom since we have the sliding glass door in the living room. It feels so good in there. Mother Nature decided to cool it off here yesterday, just when we were about to get our A/C. It only got up to 74 yesterday after all those weeks with 80s and high humidity. It's only 73 right now, so I don't know what she's trying to tell us. :)

As far as me, I got a phone call today from my doctor's office, and my vitamin D level is low. The nurse told me that the doctor prescribed me 50,000 IU of Vitamin D. I'm supposed to take one tablet/capsule (which ever one it is) once a week for 2 months. I still have to pick it up at the pharmacy.

I've been having a lot of pain today. This afternoon it looked like it was going to storm and then the clouds would leave and then come back again. I'm wondering if the weather is causing it. I'm so tired of being in pain every day. It's so frustrating.

Everyone take care. I hope you're all having a low pain day.

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 Mar 2011
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   Posted 8/10/2011 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad you got the air conditioner, mother nature sometimes has a very strange sense of humor.  But at least you got it.
I really know what you mean about the pain, it just is to much sometimes, I wish for 5 minutes without, just 5 minutes, but its not going to happen.   So on we go, dealing with it day after day taking meds that make it at least sometimes not so bad.  Not so bad, what a way to live huh.  But I will keep on keeping on, I know others are worse often than me.
Take care, hope you are feeling well today.
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 8/10/2011 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Loretta...Thanks for the update on the A/C...Yea...go figure the weather changes as soon as you put it in! LOL...

Thankfully we are also getting a reprieve in temps and going down to mid 80's from being in the upper 90's so many weeks. We broke the record for the hottest July in history for our state!..

I'm glad that it is a pretty easy fix to get those Vitamin D levels up...My mom has had to do this a few times over the years..

There are some new studies through the Mayo clinic about chronic pain (neuromuscular functioning) and low Vitamin D. The study showed that patients who had inadequate levels of Vit D actually took twice the amount of pain medicine than those with normal levels. As well as a correlation between body mass index and those with low levels. As Vit D is known to promote bone and muscle strength and overall sense of well being.

I think it's so important for those of us to get regularly checked for our levels of B, D, watching our Calcium intake...potassium, glucose levels to monitor for pre-diabetes...All the things that may fall by the wayside because of our focus on the larger issues of our main source of pain.

I hope that with the A/ can get a better night's sleep and that just maybe with the added D you can lower some pain even just a bit..How great would that be!!

Sending you hugs (( ))
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(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
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