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straydog
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   Posted 6/2/2012 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rose, just wanted to pop on and see how you are doing. Its been a good week or so since you have updated us on how things are going for you. I do hope you are having improvement even if its baby steps.

Take care.......Susie
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   Posted 6/2/2012 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Grandmaroses,

I was wondering how you are, too... hopefully, you are feeling better each day.... let us know when you can.

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   Posted 6/2/2012 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am here checking on posts every day but have not had a lot to say. The flexeril made me sleepy but I guess that's what I needed. I did nothing from the day I said I quit I did not do anything, no shopping for groceries, no driving, no cooking, no cleaning, and you can only imagine the mess, four in this household and hubby was working full time plus overtime and the boys were home in the evenings as well. I stopped making work lunches as well so after the first few days the boys went and hung out with their girlfriends. Hubby asked his mom to come help so I have had her staying with me and we get along very well.
Once she realised hubby inviting everyone over and expecting things to suddenly appear was the main reason I had over done things. I am actually doing better, but tomorrow will tell the story, as we had eleven people over today to see grandma. I cooked quesadilla's and tonight I am exhausted. We combined grandma's visit with 3 birthdays so instead of 4 gatherings we did one.
I sound tired and rambling please excuse me as I am so tired. I have a ceramic kitchen floor and standing on it most of the day, my feet are so sore, and my back is hurting but not so bad that I need a doctor. I can barely keep my eyes open so good night my HW friends.
Take care
Rose



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Blessedx8
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   Posted 6/2/2012 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Rose,

Good to hear from you.

Flexeril makes me really sleepy to... I had to switch because I would wake up feeling "hung over" from it... but it sure can give you some good sleep!

You absolutely need rest - so I'm glad you are getting some. So, so proud of you for sticking to the "I Quit", lol... You needed to do that for sure.

And, trust me, I CAN imagine the mess....! When I'm out of commission - I can truly see for myself how much hard work I put out - because it doesn't get done! I'm sure it's the exact way for you - because I know how giving you are to your family.

I'm glad you get along w/ hubby's mom... I get along w/ my MIL - in small doses, lol. (That sounds awful, I know; we are just two different people, though).

Anyway, I hope you get rest tonight... and I hope you do nothing tomorrow after having so many people over tonight. :)

We are all pulling for your recovery... Please keep us updated.

Night! --Tina
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   Posted 6/2/2012 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Good night Rose! Hope you get some rest!

It's always good to hear from you, and your support has been tremendous here on the forum trying to help others, and we thank you for that.

It takes a long time for a fusion to heal, so don't give up hope on a better outcome as time goes on.

Take care,

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   Posted 6/3/2012 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear from you, but no more over doing things, Birthdays can be put on hold as your
health is more important than anything, so go and get your rest and continue to do nothing,
you had major surgery and you need to let everyone know that, we luv ya a lot here
but yo need your health so I hope you'll get more resting until your doctor says your aloud to
do more...Hope your back is feeling better soon...Many Many well wishes and know we do
care a lot about you....Prayers, you'll be back and up soon but no more pushing it...
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grandmaroses
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   Posted 6/3/2012 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I am up and very sore today but not the gruelling pain like before so I think I dodged another set back. I did take quite a few breaks yesterday because my feet hurt from the ceramic floor if I ever get rich that floor will be gone.

This site is the best has the best people on it too. Thanks for caring so much. I will continue to be on HW because I like it here and I care about a bunch of my HW friends very much.

Thank you everyone it is so nice to be able to discuss pain issues without being judged by people who think a hang nail is a hand trauma.
Take care
Rose



Insulin Dependant Diabetic, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, IBS, Sleep Apnea, COPD, Spondylolistesis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fatty Liver, High Cholesterol

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   Posted 6/3/2012 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Keep taking it easy. It's no crime to take care of you for a change. Hopefully you'll heal up a bit now that you've slowed down.
I used to be on Flexeril, it made me tired until I got used to it. I learned to take it early enough so I didn't get the hang-over.

grandmaroses
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   Posted 6/3/2012 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I only have a couple flexeril left and still having spasms so I will be making another trip to see my gp. My surgeon appt is June 12 so my gp will have to write the presciption.
I am not doing anything until my surgeon gives me the ok, and I will be getting xray as well. |I know I should be off pain meds by now but I will be taking one tiny step at a time. I can walk around my house without walker and cane but when I go walking I use walker and I need it.
I wonder how long it will take to not feel the new parts? I feel like my bottom half of my body and top are working at different speeds if that makes any sense.

gangsterkathryn
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   Posted 6/3/2012 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to see that you didn't overdo it too much but that you enjoyed your family, still.

When I am recovering from surgery, I'm using you as a guide, haha! I have already learned from your experiences that I need to follow doctor's order and take it easy! I am going to have a rough time with the baby but I hope that I can do as you are now.

Good luck on your road to recovering and keep taking it easy!
Kathryn - 22 years old.
Mommy to Baby Scott - May 18th, 2011.

Accidents: Jan. and Oct. 2008, Nov. 2009.
Surgeries: Eye - 1995, Lumbar Laminectomy L4-5 - Feb. 2008, Cesarean Section - May 2011 and Gallbladder Removal - June 2011.
Current Medication: Generic Fentanyl 50 mcg/h patch every 72 hours (feels ineffective after 48), Meloxicam 15mg once a day and Generic Tylenol for breakthrough.

straydog
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   Posted 6/3/2012 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rose, so good to hear from you. Sounds like you may be starting to turn the corner again and thats good news but you still have a ways to go. I don't think you fully realized just how much your surgery took it out of you strength wise, so glad that you are resting and taking care of yourself. Even better to read you have some help at the house. You really need that.

I too have tile and wood floors and I cannot stand on them any length of time unless I have my good sneakers on that has a lot cushion and support. I have made the mistake many times of not having the right shoes on when I was going to be up on my feet and boy have I ever paid for it, lol.

Those muscles relaxers are going to be your friend from here on out. There will be times later on that you will need them and its always good to have some on hand.

Take care of yourself and keep us posted......Susie
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grandmaroses
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   Posted 6/3/2012 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Kathryn I hope you have a dr that tells you your limitations, mine did not say and the hospital said do not exhaust yourself, lol. The best advise I received from here and my mil.
Please take things slowly and I know its hard to do and when you are tired you are tired accept it and rest. I fought it and all it did was extend my recovery and the pain omg just rest.
I don't know what surgery you are having but with a baby call in help from family and friends, there is no way I could have had this surgery with a baby to care for. I do wish you the best.
Take care
Rose



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