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momtofourangels
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   Posted 8/20/2011 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone heard from Tina (momto8kids)? I'm so worried about her. I so pray that she's just resting and getting better. I sure hope that the blood transfusion is helping her.

Take care everyone

love and 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

Blessedx8
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   Posted 8/20/2011 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Miss Loretta....

I just am getting on here for the first time in almost a week.... and it was so nice to see your post to me - thank you!!

For me, it comes and go.... I'm trying to stay positive, but I've had my moments of feeling sorry for myself. I'm usually not like this.... but I just feel like I already endured so much - and how much more do I need go through? I've accepted the chronic health issues.... the chronic pain.... I really have. But now to have this other mess on top of everything else??? I feel like I can't catch a break.

My newest blood work shows that I dropped down to an 8 (my hemoglobin). Not good.... I was up to a 9 from a 7.3 after the blood transfusion; but a drop isn't good. I'm calling my doctor on Monday and seeing how to progress. I can now tell when I need blood. The weakness washes over my body.... I sleep at night (where usually I am an insomniac) - but it's not a restful sleep. I feel like I could stay in bed for a week - and still not be rested enough. Ahhhhh. Just so darn frustrating.

This comes at a time - of course - where school is starting.... the girls are starting to walk and wearing me out just from that..... and I just don't need this! I want to bury my head in the sand - but I can't do that. So, I have to haul myself from doctor to doctor - which I don't have time for either.

(Can you tell I'm in a "non-positive" mood? I'm sorry to vent; I really am). I know things will get better; my faith is strong and I've seen time and time again - when I've been at my worst - that I do improve. I'm just frustrated.

But I'm here..... my laptop was out of commission this week so that was why I was absent. But I'm back around and will post as I can. I miss you all and think of you often.

How are you?? Anything new?? (I haven't read all the board yet....so bear w/ me!). Love to you all.... and, Loretta, thanks for checking on me. You are a very good, caring friend.

Love, Tina

momtofourangels
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   Posted 8/21/2011 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tina It's so good to see you here again. I was sure hoping that the blood transfusion would have helped your hemoglobin go up and not down. I know it has to be so frustrating when you get sleep, but then you don't feel rested from it. Does your doctor know what is causing your hemoglobin and other blood work to be so messed up?

Sweetheart please don't apologize for venting. If anyone deserves that, it's you. Vent all you want/need to. You won't hear me complaining.

I sure wish that we lived close to you so that we could help you. (((((((((hugs)))))))) I'm so sorry that you're feeling so bad. I'm so worried about you/

I bet it's really hard now that the babies are starting to walk. I'm sure they wear you out. Do you have anyone that can come to your home and help you with them? Please ask for help if you need it. There is nothing wrong at all with asking for help.

I know you've been pretty busy getting the boys ready for going back to school. When do they start back?

I'm happy that you got your laptop fixed. I know it's hard when you need the support, and can't get it.

I understand why you're feeling the way you do. You have been thru more than I would have ever dreamed of going thru. I sure wish your doctors could get some of your problems straightened out, so you wouldn't feel so upset and wondering why you're still having to go thru so much. You sure deserve to feel better,

As far as me, there's nothing new. The same old pain. It still hurts worse at night. I've been hurting pretty bad all day. The weather lady said that it is supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow, so I guess I should be called the weather lady. I haven't called again to make an appointment with the pulmonary dr yet, because I can't find the paperwork they sent me to fill out nor the catscan CD. I've gotta get my tail busy Monday.

Well, this is really long. I better go for now. You take care. I hope you're having a low pain day and that you feel better all over.

love ya my friend

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

Retired Mom
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   Posted 8/21/2011 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Momto8,

I've really missed you so much (and Loretta too of course), but I wanted to give you some words of encouragement as you have given me so many times. You WILL make it through this...it is but a small step in the long walk of your life. You have two children who just got Baptised and you were there to see it. I am a Christian, but I don't make it to church like I should. I know in my heart that you were given these children because you were the one God chose to bring them in to this world. I know your girls will give you so much love and care as they grow that the had days will be a distant memory before long. Don't get me wrong, I remember how it was with my daughter. Like Loretta, I lost several, but I was blessed to have this magical creature who is growing into adulthood before my eyes. She is a shining light in my life (except in the tween moments) and I can always depend on her to give me a smile when I need one most.

There are many people who don't understand how much love can heal us. I know that you are loved...no matter how many days that your boys are "just being boys" and your girls are "giving that girl defiance" that little ones can.

I wish there were a way I could take away the pain and the stress that you have, but I would not have changed meeting you for anything (even if it is only online). I feel like there is something that you give here that noone else can duplicate. Perhaps it is just that you have so much to overcome and yet you support the others that need it.

I need to check on the others, but I wanted to give you the support and feelings of kindness that you have entended to me (and so many others).

Rest well my friend and take lots of pictures. In six months these special moments with the girls will be gone and the boys will be older and wiser and you will see you and your husband in their smiles and you will smile at the antics of the age.
TLIF L5-S1/failed, Pituatary disorder w/HGH deficiency, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery & Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Pre-glaucomic, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (surgery related trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendionitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet & much more.....

Blessedx8
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   Posted 8/21/2011 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi my wonderful friends,

I've sort of run out of steam after posting some.... so I'm going to write more tomorrow. But I wanted to let you know that I SO appreciate your words of caring and encouragement. It is this exact reason that I come back to this forum time and time again, even though my time is extremely limited. You guys have been my life-line MANY times - and I love you for that.

More tomorrow - but I wanted to say THANK YOU.

Love, Tina

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 8/22/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tina!!!! Hang tough old Girl!!! You can Do It!!!!
Love Ya> Your old Friend,
Pete
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

tmjpain
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   Posted 8/23/2011 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
How are you feeling today my sweet pea? Oh how i wish i lived closer to you so i could come over and help you. Now if it were between 1979 to 1986 I lived in Alberta and would have been close then to come for a visit, LOL. I miss you terribly and pray that you will soon have some better hours in your day.
You are in my prayers dear friend.

Love, Suzane

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/23/2011 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
 
      Morning Tina! I was wondering how the Dr appointment went yesterday? What did the Dr say?...and are you still seeing the Heart Dr as well? I know your way overwhelmed with everything, and I'm still scratching my head as to how you do it. shocked
 
     I wish you well with everything, and I know the members here would help in any way they could if we all lived closer. We do support in spirit to the max, and in sincerity!
 
     Take care, and visit us as much as you can, but bottom line is take care of yourself first!
 
     SE wink
     
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flower123
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   Posted 8/29/2011 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Tina,

I couldn't find another update on how you're doing (have a ton of pain right now, so didn't look for too, too long...) but I've been thinking of you.

How are you feeling? Did they find out exactly what is going on?


I'm doing okay. Have had a headache/neck pain for a few days. Pretty tired still. Back to work this week. Please pray for me:)

Anyway...thinking of you, and praying for you.

Love and hugs,

Flower

p.s. please excuse spelling/grammar issues:(

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/29/2011 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Evening Flower!

I got a quick email from Tina tonight, and I see that she also post on another thread, and she is still experiencing some health problems.

She could use the extra prayers at this time, as some of the issues are serious.

Sorry,... I don't have anymore information, but the email did not indicate excatly what those health issues were. I do think they are related to the blood test, and the numbers not being good.

Hopefully she will feel better in the next week or so.

and of course we will pray for you as well Flower! wink

Take care,

SE
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flower123
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   Posted 8/29/2011 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, SE:) I really appreciate the update. How are you doing? I hope that you are well.

NiNi53
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   Posted 8/29/2011 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Tina, please just read, dont worry about answering, I am praying for you each day all day.  Matter of fact, the Big guy said to me, cant you find someone else to pray for, I said no way, Tina is the person who needs those prayers the most, so just get her better and I will leave you alone for a while.
 
Seriously, I wont say I know how you feel, but please, please fight, you are tough, you know you are.  Even if you feel like just oh forget it.  No, you cant, get back up, dust yourself off and keep on keepin on.
 
Take care of yourself girl, you have so much more to do.
 
Kathy 
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

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/29/2011 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Flower, tomorrow is my appointment with my PCD to check out my sleeping problems. While I don't expect big things to happen, I do hope he will order a sleep study. It sure would be nice to feel refreshed in the morning, and get a full nights sleep without waking several times a night. Maybe it wont be nothing, and I really do not want more med's to take at all.

Thanks!

SE wink
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 8/29/2011 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michael My thoughts and prayers are with you during your appointment. Please let us know how the appointment goes tomorrow.

love and 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

flower123
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   Posted 8/30/2011 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
SE, my prayers are also with you. I hope that they give you a sleep study. I have had a few friends and family members who have had them, and they can really make a difference once they find out what is wrong. Could you possibly have Apnea? That can make you feel like you never sleep...like you're always sleepy.

Hugs,

Flower

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   Posted 8/30/2011 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
 
      Morning Flower!
 
           I'm not sure what is wrong with me, and the sleep problem....but I was up at 2:30am this morning just like many nights..and never went back to sleep. I'm not sure what a good night's sleep feels like at this point anymore, as I have been this way for a very long time.
 
    It could be a number of things,.... none of which I think is any good. shakehead   Oh well!...we will see in a few days....maybe it will a very simple fix...... Not likely, but optimistic! wink
 
  SE
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 8/30/2011 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tina We haven't heard an update the last few days. I hope you're not any worse. You take care. We're all here for you.

I'm still praying for you. Love ya my friend.

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

Blessedx8
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   Posted 8/31/2011 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,

I laugh at myself because I just realized I'm still "logged in" - like 5 days later. That shows where my mind is yeah

Loretta and all - You've been so faithful in your thoughts and prayers.... and the encouragement keeps me going. "Thank you" sounds so insignificant.... but I do thank you w/ all my heart.

I've still been really fighting my health. I have yet another doctor appointment on Friday... we'll see what they say. I just haven't been the same since my blood transfusion and I think I'm heading that way again.

Of course - when you mix in health issues w/ someone who has depression - it makes for a delightful mix....NOT. I just want to stick my head in the sand and have it all go away. I'm crying over stupid things that normally I would just blow off (I know a couple of you are shaking your head "yes"). :) I also know that many of you understand this - so that's why I share.

My brain tells me that this is just a moment in time - and in a few days or weeks.... things will be much better. But it's hard to connect your mind to your heart. My heart tells me it's just too much and I want to get in bed, pull up the covers and just stay.

So - that's my update!! I know it's depressing. I'm sorry. Again, I know I'll bounce back soon enough. I do think of you all on a daily basis. I try to read every few days; usually it's every day - but I just haven't had the energy for anything. But please know you are in my heart and I wish you all well.

With love - Tina

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   Posted 9/1/2011 2:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tina Please don't apologize for complaining. That's what friends are for. We're still here for you, no matter how long it takes for you to get better. How is your blood work doing? I sure wish it would all straighten out so that you could get your energy back and the depression would get better as well.

You can write me an email any time that you want or need to. I'm always here for you.

Have the boys started back to school? The kids here start back next Tuesday. How are those precious babies doing? I can't believe they're almost a year old already. How time flies.

Well, I'll let you go for now. Take care. I sure hope you're having a low pain night. Love ya.

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
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