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Blessedx8
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   Posted 5/14/2012 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Chronic Pain Family,

Please check-in and let us know how you are doing.... how you "survived" the weekend.... and what your plans are for the week ahead.

Take good care...
--Tina
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My faith and family sustain me even on my worst days... as well as my wonderful friends here at HW.

Health/Pain Issues - too many to list; feel free to ask

Retired Mom
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   Posted 5/14/2012 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello CP Family,

Well, another weekend has gone by...with a lot of family involved and yet we still managed to have a pretty good weekend LOL.

We made a brief trip to visit my "new" granddaughter (step-daughter's child) at her home (which is the first time I have been there) and had a rather pleasant afternoon.

Pain has not been my friend lately and my aches and pains have been about more than i can stand. I sooo look forward to having my cleaning lady come and help tomorrow, but I feel like I'm about to break in half with pain and I know I'll be up doing things too. I just have to get the house back together from the "rebuild" and I'll be able to relax some.

Somehow some of my MSContin seems to have come up missing over the period I have had people in and out of my house and I don't know if I will be able to make it to refill day. I pray I can because I don't know what I will do without the added pain control. I also can't figure out where the medicine went.....it has been under almost complete security and I have NO idea who went in my purse and took the pills. I keep hoping there was a mistake and even called the pharmacy (mom and pop type) to ask them to check their pill count. They know me well and know I'm not the kind to do that so were glad to help, but their count was fine. I would do the police report, but I don't know what to put.....there were too man people here over the last month with counstruction, painters, plumbers, cleaners, carpet installers, and family. I know I didn't double take them because I keep exact records of when I take what...period!

So...the weekend has had its ups and downs. Family has been good, other things not so much...but the pain just won't let up right now and I could use a pain break for a while.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day!
Failed TLIF L5-S1, Miltiple Bulges/Herniations, Scoliosis, Pituatary Disorder, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery, Failed Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (now trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendonitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, & Vision Issues

Chartreux
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   Posted 5/14/2012 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Momto8kids/ Tina
Thanks for doing these every Monday.

RetiredMom, I hope you can find your medicine and maybe start calling
some of your family members and let them know you miss placed your
medicine and need it back immediately, or ask if anyone saw who got near
your purse, but you do need to do something, get security cameras up
and see if you can nab the person.

I went to puck blueberries on Saturday, the blueberry bushes here are tall, 6-8
ft tall and I didn't have to bend over to pick them, it was fun but tiring, my hubby
got a lot and boy are they sweet. This week I have 2doctor's appointments
eye doc is one. Hubby has news from work which is so so for now and will posts about it later.
Hope everyone has a low pain day, well wishes to all...
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tmjpain
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   Posted 5/14/2012 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had my mom visiting all week, she leaves tonight. I will miss her so much. I love her company and it kept me from thinking of the pain.
I had a beautiful mother's day celebration with hubby, my mom, my two boys, J. girlfriend and two grandkids, Starr and Kelvin. Lots of flowers and choc, movie pass, yoga matt.
I have been feeling quite off for the pass two weeks and i think it was the Fentanyl patch I was trying. My depression was not good, I was waking up every hour......and it did not help my pain. So I'm done with that. No more meds to try just grin and bare the pain.
Having a root canal on Wed. YUCK!!
And hopefully some scrapbooking.
 
Have a great week everyone.
 
Suzane

cogito
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   Posted 5/14/2012 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
It was a busy family weekend, as it was both my wife's birthday and, of course, Mother's Day. On Friday, I had my MRI then my wife and I went out for dinner. Her dinner ended up upsetting her stomach so I fed her crackers and ginger ale that evening. I also stayed up late (4am) on Friday working, as I didn't get anything done that day.

On Saturday, I was in charge of buying a new grill and Wal-Mart had a well reviewed one for a good price. So, I took her SUV to the store and had a few people help me get the 150lbs box into the back. At home, it took about an hour to assemble (with help from a friend). By the end, needless to say I was in a lot of pain and took some oxycodone. We then had dinner (which I cooked) and had to lie down 2/3 through because it was too painful to continue.

My wife, though, had a very nice birthday and noted it was one of her best for years.

On Mother's day, I slept late while my wife and her mother spent the morning together. I had a lot of correspondences to take care of for work, and otherwise spent most of the day reading. It was an overall low-pain day, but I suffered with a headache through much of it.
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).

Blessedx8
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   Posted 5/14/2012 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Chart.... thanks for the "thanks" :) It's really no problem, though, as I enjoy hearing how everyone is doing.... and the weekly "update" had been requested by many members.

RM... I'm sorry about your medication that is missing. I literally cannot imagine taking someone else's medication. Are you missing a couple of doses - or a good deal of them? Anyway, that's terrible! When's your refill date?
Moderator - Chronic Pain Forum

My faith and family sustain me even on my worst days... as well as my wonderful friends here at HW.

Health/Pain Issues - too many to list; feel free to ask

crampygrammy
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 5/14/2012 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I spent a pleasant Mother's Day with my husband. My adult daughter lives too far away to visit, but her phone call brightened my day. Although we email back and forth frequently, hearing her voice is always so wonderful.
I managed to get through another day of chronic burning pain in the upper left quadrant of my abdomen. Most days the burning is constant -- but I had a few episodes (admittedly only a few minutes at a time) of no pain at all yesterday. For me, that made for an excellent day indeed.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 5/14/2012 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Saturday was ok. We didn't do much.

Mother's Day was horrible. I felt so depressed and left out. We stayed at home, but all I could think of was our babies all day. Jerome went and got a cake at the grocery store, and that helped a bit for a little while.

I hope you all don't laugh. I have one of the dolls that looks just like a real baby. She is the size of a premie. I got her up on the couch. Jerome tried to find her clothes, etc. in the extra bedroom that looks like a tornado went thru. I wasn't satisfied that he didn't find much, so I went in, and found just about all of her stuff.

I was wondering why I have been hurting so bad today. That's exactly why. My back has been killing me all day. I just realized. I'm paying for doing that yesterday :( It's a shame that we have to pay the next day for doing things the day before. My back doesn't like bending over, and least to say, I did a lot of it yesterday.

I hope that all the mothers here had a good Mother's Day. I really believe that Jessica (my baby doll) helped me thru the day.

Take care all. I love you all my friends.

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
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