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   Posted 4/23/2012 3:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chronic Pain Family...

Well, it's Monday - lol - again :) Let us know how you "survived" the weekend.... and what type of week you've got ahead!

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   Posted 4/23/2012 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   


      ...well, I was enjoying my time off of work because of the tornado that hit my workplace....and thought it would be another week before we got called back.....but got a call to report back early on Friday. What a mess we have there! However, our building fared pretty well....and the machines were ok! yeah

    Mandatory overtime was set for us right away..and I was not so happy about that...but I'm glad that I have a job to go back to!

    Going to work while living with CP is not easy..and then to have a week off sure seemed like a tease to me....and made it hard to go back to work. I have always loved my job...but given the pain I endure gets harder and harder to enjoy it.

 I hope you all have a decent week.....and Tina,...thank you for posting these Survivor Monday's....we all appreciate it! wink

      SE wink

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   Posted 4/23/2012 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Aside from some painful tree trimming, I spent most of the weekend editing chapter four of my book. Last night, I made a pot roast and screwed up the second to last step.

It had been cooking for 4hrs and my wife accidentally shut off the timer. I was deep in the middle of writing and when I went downstairs, completely forgot to add the final ingredients: a bit of wine and tomato paste. Instead, I drained the liquid and put the roast in the oven for the final step. The result was a very bland dinner :(

I may also blame my omission on the BT meds I had taken from all the chopping I had to do. I've been finding myself more forgetful lately and I suspect it is my increased opioid use.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds: Ultram ER 300mg & 2-3x 10mg Hydrocodone daily. Oxycodone 10mg for BT. .25-.5mg xanax as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia).

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   Posted 4/23/2012 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Cognito,
I know what you mean about the forgetfulnes and the opiod use.  My forgetfulness is at an all time high.  It's nearing a ridiculous level!  I suspect, though, that mine is more than the med use.
My weekend was good.  I spent lots of time with my granddaughters.
This week, I plan to finish a baby blanket, that I have been promising a friend, and getting it out in the mail.  I also have two drs appointments.  One is mine and one is for my husband.
He had a stent put in his heart two weeks ago and has a follow up with his cardiologist.  Thank God they found the blockage before he had a serious heart attack.  It was a 90% blockage in the main vessel called the "widowmaker."  Oh gosh, I shudder to think of what could have happened.
The other appointment is for me to go to my respiratory specialist.  He had me do a sleep study last week and wants to conduct a 6 minute treadmill walk to see if I need oxygen during the day at times.  I think everything will be negative, but we will see.
Meanwhile, on Friday, I have a sewing lesson planned for my granddaugter, Kelly, who just turned 8 last week as well.  I bought her a sewing machine last Christmas and she is learning to sew very quickly.  I am very proud of her!
Well, thanks for letting me share.  I hope everyone has a good week and low pain this week.  God bless everyone.
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   Posted 4/23/2012 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Well it's Monday...I have a terrible stomach ache very stressed out about having to
inject the methotrexate (MTX) I don't know why this still gets to me, probably because it's been making
me so neaseated...(sorry about the spelling) going to try for .4 1/2 doc wants me up to .5 soon if I can
do's a med for rheumatiod arthritis...on May 7, 2012 I go for my bi lateral disc space injections...
sure hope those can help...Lower back...just so tried of feeling crapy all the time...just wish 1 person could
understand...and trying to spring clean house, threw a lot of used cut up coats, purses out yesterday and
got my Lionel train put up for now, but come Christmas it yeah, cause the train will be back out...
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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   Posted 4/23/2012 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Char, sweetheart,  I feel so sad that you are going through so much.  You are such a kind soul and have helped me and others so often on this forum.  I will say extra prayers for you, that you get through all your trials and feel stronger.
I know how tough life can be sometimes, but there are times when things seem so bad and it doesn't look like things will get better, but they do.  I am a lot older than you and I remember the really tough times I went through with my back when I was younger than I am now, probably your age now and things got better over the years.  I'm not saying that I am out of pain completely, but I have good days and I don't always need a lot of meds.  Go through all the tests and procedures.  Just show up and let God do the rest for you.
As I said, you are a great person and I know great things are in store ahead for you.  I am sending warm hugs your way.  God bless.
PS If you want to, contact me via email.  I will answer you back.
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Believe in yourself. Be kind to fellow humans and animals. Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.

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   Posted 4/23/2012 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am always grateful the weekend is over, hubby goes back to work and I can resume my scheduled life. Weekends he tends to invite people to come over and I am stressing with last minute plans and it gets pretty old when I have to remind people over and over that I just can not do everything.

I saw my GP today and he told me to let my body be my judge of how much I can do, I complained that I get the don't do this and that and then things do not get done and he agreed with me that I know my limitations.

I do not intend to overdo things but I do intend to get my home back from the bachelor pad it's been turned into. I guess I am really having the Monday blues, hopefully Tuesdaybwill be better.
Take care

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