Finding it hard to pick myself backup!

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   Posted 8/22/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
 I was going good for a few days ,probley over doing it !The pain hit so bad the next 2days ,I hardly got out of bed .It scares me how bad the pain can get,I had to take the max pain meds and Im still sore.I force myself to get up inspite of the pain.Yet days like today the pain controlls me,I find it hard to stick to a walking routine ,I have a treadmill,yet Ican't force myself when the pain is like this!I find it so hard to start back into a rountine after having afew days of bed rest.I do know the 1st step is the hardest!Ihope tomorrow will be better ,take care

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   Posted 8/22/2011 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Sore one the hardest things to learn when dealing with CP is how to pace yourself to avoid the over doing scenario. It kind of like going two steps forward and three backward. But seriously, if you can try to remember to pace yourself it really makes things a lot easier all the way around.

I hope you get to feeling better.
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   Posted 8/23/2011 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh how I can relate! It's like we have to jump in and do everything NOW because we feel better then WHAM we are out for the count.

I hope you are feeling better today!
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   Posted 8/23/2011 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahhh sore, so sorry you are not feeling so great. That's one thing i have learned is to take care of me. My pain is bad enough as it is and I just can't bare any further increase. Just do a little at a time or each day do one thing. I hope you are feeling better today. I have been in a down mood also the last days. I saw in another post you are in canada. I believe you told me already but with my bad memory, well, i can't remember. LOL. I am in Ontario.

Big hugs for you and take care of you as you are important.

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   Posted 8/23/2011 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone ,it sure helps me understand myself better with all the advice !I'm feeling a bit better and even though its been 2plus yrs of CP,The fact its progressive makes it hard to know my own limitations.Also I have been pushing myself and realize little victories are better than pushing yourself ,so the next few days your unable to move and scared to try stuff again in fear of it happening again!Lucky for me I see the surgeon this week ,I sure hope,the TOS surgery gets booked this visit.I will update on friday.Take care everyone ,from michele

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   Posted 8/23/2011 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sore, I know what you seems like when I am having a *good* day, I tend to overdo things. Then I pay for it the next day by having a bad pain day. I already know that's what I am facing tomorrow, as I have been busy today trying to get the house cleaned. I have learned, however, to pace myself and only do a chore or two a day, so I am getting better with that. So just try to remember to SLOW it down a will all still be there tomorrow, lol.

Take care,
DDD, 3 bulging lumbar discs, bone spurs, facet joint arthrosis/sclerosis, osteoarthritis
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