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   Posted 4/16/2012 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chronic Pain Family:

Happy Monday!

Let us know how you "survived" the weekend... and what you've got going for the week ahead....

Have a good week all!


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   Posted 4/16/2012 1:04 AM (GMT -6)   
This weekend, for me, exemplified the "ups and downs" of my health issues...

I've been exhausted the last few days because one of the girls has a severe case of chicken pox (meaning #2 will have it here sometime soon) - the nights have been miserable.

On Friday, I spent the morning at the hospital having testing on my heart. I came home - completely wiped out. Every single one of my symptoms were flaring. My husband came home early so that I could sleep for a couple of hours in the afternoon. I went to bed that night and slept harder than I have in probably a year. I was delirious w/ exhaustion and pain.

So - I anticipated that I would be out for the count this weekend. Surprisingly, though, yesterday was ok and I got some things accomplished. Today was even better. I spent the morning doing things w/ my family... the afternoon getting things ready for school... made a great dinner... gave three of the boys haircuts... etc.

I AM thankful for days like today - don't get me wrong. But, because they don't happen all that often, there's a bit of sadness knowing how good things could be, if my health/pain issues weren't such a force in my life.

The week ahead - Spring Break is over and school starts again. Another PM appt on Thursday (every 2 weeks while my meds are being changed up). And just taking it day by day and seeing what life brings this week, lol.

:) --Tina
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   Posted 4/16/2012 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Monday Morning all! wink We hope you all survived the weekend! shocked

….Well our weekend was full with excitement….but first I wanted to report on my Epidural relief!……I can't tell for sure yet! LOL…but I do think it is starting to help some…..I need a few more days and I will have a better idea then.

….as many of you know we had severe weather right here in the midwest…Tornado's and all. I believe we had over 100 reports right here in KS….but not sure exactly how many actual Tornado's there were, but let me tell you….it all started at 11:30am Sat... to about 3am the next morning. While we dodged them here at the house….Deborah's Aunt got hit and lost their farm to one of them. Thankfully no one was hurt though…and that's the good of the story. She is my favorite relative of Deborah's…and of course she thinks the world of me…as I tease her quite a bit. (no kidding)tongue Somebody loves me!tongue

My place of employment did not fair so well, and took a direct hit late Saturday evening…and sustained major damage… much so,... that all operations have been suspended. We went and took a peek at it that evening as soon as I heard the news on it….what a mess…and it looked like a war zone! shocked

Given that it is the largest employer right here in Wichita KS, with over 7000 employees….the impact is great on families that depend on income from there. So far, they are telling us to remain at home until they can assess the full impact of the damage and decide what it will take to repair,…how long, and when operations can resume. I can tell you that many families are worrried…..and Deborah is wondering just how long I will be pestering her at home. smilewinkgrin

All in all…we consider ourselves very lucky…as the Tornado was only a cat #3…and at least there is something repairable there….and the site did not get wiped clean as many tornado's do. However there are many families hurting around the city that did not fair so well. Our prayers are with them! Not one death occurred in Kansas through all of this…that was wonderful news…but still many will have a burden for quite a while as they clean up and rebuild.

This next week will be spent catching up on odd and ends here at home, and I will try to enjoy my time off….but with a little apprehension of what is to come in the next few weeks concerning employment, if,.. and when it returns.

Take care, and have a wonderful week! Pray for my wife!…she is going to need it! tongue tongue

SE wink
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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 4/16/2012 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
With us living in Pennsylvania we had a few stray light showers Saturday which didnt interfgere with dirt track car racing sat and sun. I went to sundays race with hubby and by 9:00 pm I was paying for it. Pain was up to a 9 and pills couldnt get ahead of it. But I saw good racing which I enjoyed.

I slept a light sleep last night no deep REM for me so when I got up this morning the pain was at an 8. We went out to brkfast, I [acked his lunch and started a load of wash and made the bed.

I have PT 3 times this week and then no more outpatient therapy. Cant afford it.

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   Posted 4/16/2012 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
The weather has been beautiful here the last few days, I think they said in the upper 70's lower 80's today. And no Patriot's Day storm this year.

The kids are all home on spring break this week. They will all probably kill each other by Wednesday.

I had RFA's done at C2,3,4 on the right the end of last month and am finally feeling like getting stuff done. They've dulled my headaches some but its still there. I go back and see the doc next week.

We managed to get part of the garden tilled over yesterday. I really need to get the rest done, my peas should have been planted yesterday so we can have them for 4th of July. Doesn't look like the rest will be tilled until Friday. Hubby wants to build a new deck on the front of the house today.

Think we're going to have a little BBQ later seeing as though its the last day of the holiday weekend.

Nothing really exciting here. Taking the kids later this week down to the Museum of Science in Boston.

Guess I better get going, time to wash all the kids bedding today and get it out on the line.

Screaming Eagle, hope everyone is okay out your way. I was watching the news and saw all the damage from the tornado's.

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   Posted 4/16/2012 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I survived but I feel like I have been run over by a convoy of trucks.

Yesterday I spent the day driving around the area collecting roofing materials that people were kind enough to donate to me so an attempt can be made to patch my leaking roof. All in all I moved at least 6 bundles, 5 of which were still wrapped. (A bundle weighs between 60 and 90 lbs depending on the quality of the shingle).

The good news in all of this is that I don't have to move them again. My oldest son is going to be coming over later in the week to move them from the truck to the roof and then he is going to be doing the actual repair work. All I will have to do is supervise. The best news is that I collected enough to fix all of the leaky parts of the roof. One area is really bad and the other areas only leaks during really, really heavy rains. The repairs only have to last about a year, year and half at most when we will be able to afford a new roof. We are looking into a grant though to get at least 1/2 the roof done sooner, but the repair work can't wait any longer.
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   Posted 4/16/2012 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   

We just got over Spring Break here - and my kids, too, were killing each other by Wednesday, lol. I think taking them to the Museum of Science is a great idea. That's what we did, too - my husband took Thursday off and we went out on a family outing.

Hope you survive the week! --Tina
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Health/Pain Issues - too many to list; feel free to ask

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   Posted 4/17/2012 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
We missed the bad storms here in SW Missouri. It rained with thunder and lightening but nothing severe, which we are thankful for.
I spent the weekend mostly in bed. I have Celiac Disease along with other issues and somehow I got glutened on Friday or Saturday. So I was down for the count. So not much got done here. My husband and daughter were able to go about their things, but I spent the days in bed with Gas-X and Peppermint Tea.
Finally feeling better today.
So this week will be getting all the things done that didn't get done over the weekend: returning library books, going to the post office, getting groceries.  All the fun stuff!! At least our weather is beautiful right now.

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   Posted 4/17/2012 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Finally, finally off the antibotic and things are going good so far, fingers crossed,
and I found the cross-stitch charts on ebay...with a few modifications of
my own it'll turn out great, and yeah I modify some charts and pull different
colors and use silk threads as they don't hurt my hand as much as cotton dmc...
bummer is back to the methotrexate next doctor's appointment
this week and after the next mtx (methotrexate) need to schedule this new procedure
for my back...where they target the disc space themselves...
Many many well wishes to all....
* 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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