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Blessedx8
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   Posted 6/18/2012 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey CP Family,

It's Monday.....again, lol. Check in when you can and let us know how you are doing.... how you "survived" the weekend.... and what your plans are for the week ahead.
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/18/2012 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   

 

   Good afternoon Tina! smilewinkgrin

      I have really been struggling with this Fentanyl patch, but think I have it figured out. The matrix type was not working, and the gel type really needs a good clean area, free of body oils, and placed as tightly as possible for full contact to the skin. Finally, I'm getting some relief here, but do still think a dose increase is needed as suggested on one of my post.

     No big plans for the week other than to get as much comfort as I can get with these patches. rolleyes

  Have a great week!

       SE wink


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Weekly Quote!

"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/18/2012 11:26:25 AM (GMT-6)


Blessedx8
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   Posted 6/18/2012 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mikey....

Sorry you are struggling.... I've had a few rough days, too.

I'll post more later when I have a moment to actually think!

:) --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

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/18/2012 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
 
   ..seems like when you get down and bad with pain...I do as well! eyes rolleyes eyes smhair
 
          Hope you get to feeling better real soon!
 
 SE wink
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Weekly Quote!

"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."

Chartreux
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   Posted 6/18/2012 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my xrays done on Friday 6:30 p.m and they did hurt. Then yesterday made it thur an asthma flair, happened out of the blue. Wednesday is my cp visit, wish me luck, now to rest up as that flair yesterday took a lot out of me. And computer is not up yet looking for case fans, good quiet ones...
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Kaely
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   Posted 6/18/2012 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Very rough weekend, hoping the week is better.
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C6-C7

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 6/18/2012 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I survived the boys' birthday party, with 32 guests showing and a lot of help from family and friends. It was a wonderful day for it too, but overdoing it has taken its toll. I feel pretty bad, so I am resting. The boys have dentist appointments on Wednesday, and the rest of the week is free and open. Lots of time to rest and recover. I hope everyone else had a good weekend, and that there are low pain days to come for us all.

SE, I hope that you find the patch brand and strength that works for you. I have always had the plastic tape-like kind from Mylan, and you are right about oil free, hair free skin and be on smooth skin. I also have trouble if its on an area that has a lot of movement.
Tina, I hope you feel better and rough times are short.
Kaely, I hope this week is an improvement for you.
Chartreux, I hope that rest brings improvement, and that the doctor's appointment goes well.

Mindy
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw
Pelvic adhesive disease, endometriosis, history of adenomyosis with hysterectomy, ovarian remnant syndrome, IBS, SI dysfunction, arthritis, fibromyalgia, kidney stones, depression, and anxiety with panic attacks.

flower123
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   Posted 6/18/2012 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. I don't have that much to do this week. Right now, I'm in bed, and my hubby is taking care of our little son. I'm watching "50 First Dates," which I've seen before, but I still love it! I do have to go to physical therapy, and I would like to go shopping for some clothes. The bottoms of my feet have been burning lately, and it's been hard because I have to lift my little guy (who isn't that little anymore) a lot (Tina, you are Superwoman!).

Besides that, nothing much is going on...ready for the summer!

stingray
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   Posted 6/18/2012 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't post often so I hope no one minds if I post here. It's been such a rotten week. The pain clinic I waited a year and a half to get in just wiped their hands of me after trying 2 injections without success. When I asked if they did more like manage pain medication or can offer any other treatments to deal with the pain the doctor just said no. He said to forget about looking for a cure and just learn to live with it. Not the kind of answer I was hoping for after a year and a half wait.This weekend was Father's day and was hoping for a relaxing weekend but it just wasn't meant to be. I had to attend a family function and ended the night with my youngest daughter having stomach pains and spent the next 6 hours in the ER only to be told she was fine and come back if things get worse. I know I have a lot of things to be thankful for but some days it`s just so hard to see it. Sorry didn't mean to ramble on. Anyway thanks for letting me get that off my chest. I hope everyone is doing well and wish you all the best. Thanks.
Stingray
Chronic Back Pain, Anxiety, A little Depression, Left foot problems...foot growing in length and big toe growing out sideways, Osteoporosis,11 surgeries total..right foot twice, right knee 3 times, right elbow, throat/neck, spinal fusion, left elbow, left knee, currently deciding on whether to have surgery on left foot.
Meds: Oxycodone, Oxyneo, Clonazapam
Birthday July 18th

snorkels
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   Posted 6/18/2012 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Had a really rough weekend, pain awful at the moment, meds are not taking edge of like it was, plus I'm feeling really low, teary, so alone etc.......Anti-depressants Dr gave me on Friday are making me feel weied, I'm hoping this only for short term side effect.

Much love & blessings to you all
Snorkels

Ps: sorry for moaning

flower123
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   Posted 6/19/2012 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Stingray,

That's terrible! Is there another PM doctor you could see, and maybe find out beforehand if they manage medications, and do other things besides shots/telling you to deal with it? Sometimes I wonder why some doctors even got into medicine in the first place.

Six hours in the ER! It's so hard to see little ones sick:( I hope she is better. I'm sure that was tough with your pain as well. I'm glad your daughter is okay. I'm sorry that you're having such a hard time.

Snorkels,

I'm sorry that you're having a difficult time too. Yes, I think that antidepressants can do that, and also they can take a few weeks (if I remember correctly) to really help. Maybe someone else can chime in about that. I hope that you feel better soon, and they start to work.

Hugs,

Flower

justanotherday
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   Posted 6/19/2012 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
We had a busy weekend here. Hubby decided that it was time to clean out the shed. I think its a bigger mess now than what it was to begin with.

The kids have been out of school since noon last Wednesday and I'm already hearing "I'm bored" Its going to be a very long summer.

Well I got a call last Thursday from the neurosurgeon and they wanted me in that day. I was told that my compression fracture at T12 is the least of my worries. I have to go back in on the 25th for an EMG. Not sure yet what's going to happen after that gets done.

Getting a list of chores for the older kids to do today. I don't want them being bored. lol Taking the youngest with me for my follow up appt with the surgeon. Not sure yet if he's going to drain the seroma thats formed under my incision yet or not. My PCP feels he's going to due to the size.

Guess I better going motivated and head down to Portland.

I hope everyone has a great day!

stingray
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   Posted 6/19/2012 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Heather
I really appreciate the well wishes. I hope your doing okay. Talk to you soon. All the best...Stingray(Randy)
Chronic Back Pain, Anxiety, A little Depression, Left foot problems...foot growing in length and big toe growing out sideways, Osteoporosis,11 surgeries total..right foot twice, right knee 3 times, right elbow, throat/neck, spinal fusion, left elbow, left knee, currently deciding on whether to have surgery on left foot.
Meds: Oxycodone, Oxyneo, Clonazapam
Birthday July 18th
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