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  1. A belated Happy Fathers Day to Mark! I hope it...

    A belated Happy Fathers Day to Mark! I hope it was a great one! :lemo:

    And Jo ~ I'm so sorry you were in the hospital! I wondered where you were. I'm glad to "see" you, and I hope you're...
  2. Hi All ~ A beautiful day here in Michigan. ...

    Hi All ~ A beautiful day here in Michigan. Kinda nice seeing it's April, and we usually are rained upon constantly in April. lol I'm going to have to call my 'lawn guy" and have him start...
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    I know this is an old thread, but i suffer from...

    I know this is an old thread, but i suffer from the same problem -- lack of sleep. Benadryl doesn't work for me, and I don't dare take Xanax because I became addicted to it years ago -- and I could...
  4. Hi Jo and Mark ~ I like reading about your...

    Hi Jo and Mark ~ I like reading about your families. Mine is so small that there's not much to write about anymore.

    My daughter Gina moved to Memphis, Tenn. about a month ago. It seems like 2...
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    Hello All ~ Gosh, this has gotten quite busy in...

    Hello All ~ Gosh, this has gotten quite busy in the last month or so! :glee: It's great to see people posting again.

    I'm having a rotten day, so keep your head down! lol :neglected: ...
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    Hey Dave --- Don't I WISH I was going to Tahiti!!...

    Hey Dave --- Don't I WISH I was going to Tahiti!! The furthest south I'm going to get is my basement. And it's not pretty down there. ACK!
    And by the way, I'm proud of you for passing the...
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    Bless your heart! There is something wrong with...

    Bless your heart! There is something wrong with that doctor! I'd report her to the State Medical Board and tell them exactly what happened! You should NOT have been treated like that. There...
  8. Hello all ~ I guess you could say Spring is...

    Hello all ~ I guess you could say Spring is TRYING to arrive here. We're under a high wind advisory with wind gusts up to 50mph until tonight. And boy are we getting it! The sun finally came...
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    Dave, don't you DARE open that bottle, or I'll...

    Dave, don't you DARE open that bottle, or I'll HAUNT you!!! And believe me, I can do it! You've got a few days under your belt -- keep it that way!

    And Mark was right - I'm a GM person. ...
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    DAve, I have some trouble with that too -- I have...

    DAve, I have some trouble with that too -- I have a cervical herniation, and I get some headaches, dizziness but my ears have never drained properly according to doctors -- so I have to frequently...
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    Sorry Dave --- But around here, Falcons were...

    Sorry Dave --- But around here, Falcons were seriously 'maligned.'. LOL Especially green station wagons! :disturbed:

    Nuts, the darn cervical is acting up today and I have the headache from...
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    Dave ~ You sold it for a Ford Falcon??? Oh...

    Dave ~ You sold it for a Ford Falcon??? Oh please tell me you didn't sink THAT low. LOL Good Lord, those horrible cars weren't worth the "tin" they were made of. My father was the cheapest...
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    Hey Dave ~ CONGRATS on ONE WEEK!!! That's...

    Hey Dave ~ CONGRATS on ONE WEEK!!! That's great! :glee: And there doesn't have to be slips. I never did, so lets just figure you won't either, ok? If you're as stubborn as I am, you won't...
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    Hey Dave -- Yuck, even as HEAVILY as I drank, I...

    Hey Dave -- Yuck, even as HEAVILY as I drank, I couldn't drink at breakfast time. LOL It was usually about 2pm before I'd pop a beer. Then I'd really slug it down, and have it gone in about 10...
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    Yeah Dave I had a few "weapons of destruction"...

    Yeah Dave I had a few "weapons of destruction" when I was getting sober, but I poured them out cause I knew what would happen. Something would trigger me, or the cravings would get too bad, or I'd...
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    Dave, whether or not you believe it, you DO need...

    Dave, whether or not you believe it, you DO need support. I wish you'd visit here often or talk with a member privately, i.e. Mark. It's hard to do this alone, and from what you say I doubt...
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    Hey Kerry ~ Long tiime no see! Where have you...

    Hey Kerry ~ Long tiime no see! Where have you been hiding? Where did everyone else go? Is there some forum somewhere, where they're all hiding? LOL

    Good to see you. I don't post here...
  18. Hey Big Joe -- Good to "see" you. Hoping...

    Hey Big Joe -- Good to "see" you. Hoping everything is ok with you. We're still freezing our fanny's off up here in the tundra of Michigan. I'm so tired of it. It snowed yesterday, but we...
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    Hi Dear Dave ~ Gosh, it's been awhile. Ya know...

    Hi Dear Dave ~ Gosh, it's been awhile. Ya know what you wrote could have been me some years ago. I couldn't find any end to my pain either. I went to 3 pain clinics, I had EVERYTHING done that...
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    Have you tried OpanaER? That works great for...

    Have you tried OpanaER? That works great for me. I haven't read your other thread, but if these are spinal issues, if you use it also with Lyrica, it's REALLY good. Lyrica by itself doesn't...
  21. Thread: Hello to all

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    A BELATED Happy New Year to you too Mark, and to...

    A BELATED Happy New Year to you too Mark, and to everyone else! I don't post here alot, but I read quite often. I just hope 2013 is better to us than 2012 was. The economy has GOT to get...
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    The sciatica doesn't have to be the sharp,...

    The sciatica doesn't have to be the sharp, shooting pains. You won't believe this, but I've had sciatica for 27 years now, and it's a severe constant pain that goes from the back, into the hip,...
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    David, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your...

    David, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear father -- such a remarkable man! And to be so active at his age -- what a blessing! He was an inspiration to us all!

    My thoughts and...
  24. Hmmm ~ Thats interesting. I switched from...

    Hmmm ~ Thats interesting. I switched from Methadone to Opana with NO trouble whatsoever. I just stopped the Methadone one day and went directly over to Opana the next. That was that. I didn't...
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    Hi All ~ I've been around since about '96 or so...

    Hi All ~ I've been around since about '96 or so on the old forum. I miss the 'old days' when it was so busy. So many of our people are gone now. I hope they've all "healed up" and are enjoying...
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    Hi Brion ~ I've been a member of the forums...

    Hi Brion ~ I've been a member of the forums since about 1998 or so, I can't remember for sure now. Poor old memory is gone. LOL So how are you doing? Hope things are going well. I'm stil...
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    I had one implanted a few years ago after the...

    I had one implanted a few years ago after the trial, and at first I thought it was going to work. But then it seemed that the stimulation was irritating the sciatic nerve even more. (that's why I...
  28. Hi All ~ More sun here. If I don't get some...

    Hi All ~ More sun here. If I don't get some gloom soon, I'm going to go crazy. I know most people think I am already. LOL

    Karen ~ Neurontin made me ditzy too. Why not ask your doc about...
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    Hey Joe ~ Do you remember me from WAYYYY back in...

    Hey Joe ~ Do you remember me from WAYYYY back in like 1996? I just was wondering if you did. I always signed my posts "Peace, Lee." I had to register as "Leeaelle" cause someone else had Lee...
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    This forum is acting nuts = pardon the double post

    This forum is acting nuts = pardon the double post
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    Hey Big Joe ~ So good to hear from you! I...

    Hey Big Joe ~ So good to hear from you! I didn't know you were going to have more surgery! I'm so sorry that it was necessary. I'm glad you're healing well, but don't push it. lol ...
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    Eva, contact your SENATOR -- don't laugh because...

    Eva, contact your SENATOR -- don't laugh because every single time I've contacted my Senator, he's come thru for me, and even when it has to do with something SERIOUS like this!!
    Give his office a...
  33. Hi All ~ Haven't posted in awhile. I'm sitting...

    Hi All ~ Haven't posted in awhile. I'm sitting in drought ridden Michigan, and flaking off as I type. LOL We're going on about 13 weeks of no rain! It's getting ridiculous! My lawn is so...
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    I haven't posted much to this forum, but i read...

    I haven't posted much to this forum, but i read all the time. I think what you did was a good idea. My granddaughter saw first hand how her Dad was killiing himself on drugs & alcohol for a 2 day...
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    Sweetie, I JUST saw this, as i haven't been here...

    Sweetie, I JUST saw this, as i haven't been here in awhile and I'm so sorry I'm late. Gosh I'm sorry you had to have surgery!!! But I'm glad it went ok, and that you're alright! I know that...
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    I have to agree with you Chris. When my daughter...

    I have to agree with you Chris. When my daughter and I talk to granddaughter, it's the same reaction. They get all this information at school, so having a conversation about it at home is just...
  37. Hi All ~ We got a few drops of rain today ~ we...

    Hi All ~ We got a few drops of rain today ~ we need it badly as we haven't had any real rain in about 6 weeks and it's REALLY dry! The lawn looks terrible, except of course the weeds! lol
    ...
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    Hey Ryan ~ I'm sorry I just saw this, but I'm...

    Hey Ryan ~ I'm sorry I just saw this, but I'm glad surgery went well! I'm sorry the treatment on the floor is so shoddy. But that's usually the case, at least in my experience. Seems like every...
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    Hey Hoban ~ How are you doing today? Are you...

    Hey Hoban ~ How are you doing today? Are you feeling ANY better at all?? I certainly hope so, but I know with the condition you have (leak) that it's probably not going to happen any time soon....
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    Hi Jolene!! Gosh, it's been a long time! I'm...

    Hi Jolene!! Gosh, it's been a long time! I'm glad you checked in! Glad too to hear that you're still able to work. Wish I could say the same. I'm like Mark -- each year, things get a bit...
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    It's true that there is a limit on how many ESI's...

    It's true that there is a limit on how many ESI's you can have in a given amount of time. And like Mark said, make SURE they use a fluroscope while doing it. You certainly don't want them putting...
  42. Hi All ~ The birds are all cheeping - they sure...

    Hi All ~ The birds are all cheeping - they sure get up early!!! My daughter made dinner last night and that was sure nice. I haven't had anyone make dinner for me in a LONG time, and it was a...
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    Hi ~ Polyneuropathy is a non-inflammatory...

    Hi ~ Polyneuropathy is a non-inflammatory disease of the nerves which is usually caused by "toxins." Of course WHAT toxins, remains to be seen. I suppose it could be medications, etc. I would...
  44. Hi All ~ Melanie -- Good to see you, but I'm SO...

    Hi All ~ Melanie -- Good to see you, but I'm SO sorry to hear you've been ill and also in so much pain!! I was SO hoping that you were doing better after the last surgery, but I see that's not so....
  45. Hi All ~ Another nice couple of days here. I'm...

    Hi All ~ Another nice couple of days here. I'm getting tired of sunshine. Yeah, you read that right. I need some GLOOM. A nice rainy day will suit me just fine.

    Mark ---Goody, another...
  46. Hi All ! Thought I'd drop in and say Hi. ...

    Hi All ! Thought I'd drop in and say Hi. Haven't been here in forever. Tried to catch up a little -- not too many posting here anymore.

    Things aren't too much different here. Still have...
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    Hi Hoban! I'm a little late in posting this,...

    Hi Hoban! I'm a little late in posting this, but I remember you!! I'm an oldtimer from way back, like Mark & Melanie -- and I too was hoping that your absence meant that you were doing well. ...
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    For my dear sister

    Dear Sue ~ You left us today, 3-29-12 after so many years of suffering. How we will miss you!! :blue: You had such a sad, tough life, yet you lived it with such grace. You were such a kind...
  49. Hi All ~ Been up since 4am, so I'm a little...

    Hi All ~ Been up since 4am, so I'm a little loopy right now. If I don't make any sense, don't pay any attention to me. LOL

    We're in for an ice storm tonight & tomorrow. Whoopee. Just...
  50. Hi All ~ We dodged the "big" storm that was...

    Hi All ~ We dodged the "big" storm that was supposed to dump 10 inches of snow on us -- we only got about 2-3 inches. How can they be THAT wrong? LOL

    Hey Jo ~ Boy when I was drinking, I...
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    Hi dear Jacquie ~ SO good to hear from you! ...

    Hi dear Jacquie ~ SO good to hear from you! And it's wonderful to hear that your hubby is doing so well. Gosh, he's been thru so much, as you have too. It was all so traumatic, and my heart...
  52. Thread: Do you sleep?

    by Leeaelle
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    Kate, yes I've had a sleep study, and they...

    Kate, yes I've had a sleep study, and they didn't notice any problems during the study. Evidently all was fine. But I still can't sleep. LOL I think it's worse now than it was when I took...
  53. Thread: Do you sleep?

    by Leeaelle
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    Boy I wish I knew what sleep felt like. LOL I...

    Boy I wish I knew what sleep felt like. LOL I rarely get sleep, other than a couple of hours here and there. Meds might GET me to sleep, but they don't KEEP me asleep. I'll wake up after an...
  54. Newcervie ~ I thought I was the only one who's...

    Newcervie ~ I thought I was the only one who's arm went cold when typing! I haven't got a clue why it does! It doesn't hurt -- it just goes freezing cold! I do have a disc herniation in...
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    WOW -- Congrats Teddiebears! That's a great...

    WOW -- Congrats Teddiebears! That's a great accomplishment! :D Keep on keepin on! I'm coming up on 19 years, God willing!

    Good to see YOU too Christina! :o Hope everything is...
  56. Hi All ~ We also had a "blizzard" that left about...

    Hi All ~ We also had a "blizzard" that left about 3 inches of that nasty white stuff. :blue: And the temperature is all of 9 degrees right now. ACK!!! :ambivalence: Now that's COLD. I knew we...
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    Hi Jim and everyone ~ I also post only...

    Hi Jim and everyone ~ I also post only occasionally, and I've been here since 1998. This forum has seen so many changes, and SO many have left. I wish they'd come back, but they probably can't...
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    Does anyone know???

    Hi All ~ Does anyone know if a vitamin deficiency can cause one's hair to fall out? I have had my thyroid checked and it's normal. My hair has been falling out for quite some time now, and my...
  59. Hi All ~ Thought I'd jump in and say "hi." ...

    Hi All ~ Thought I'd jump in and say "hi." Looks like it's gonna be a sunny day -- at least PART of the day anyway. Yesterday we got up to 55 degrees!!! I doubt we'll get that high today. ...
  60. Hi Brigette ~ I think I'd want to avoid any...

    Hi Brigette ~ I think I'd want to avoid any surgery at this point. The cervical seems to be stable right now -- nothing seems to be of IMMEDIATE concern. There was an article in the July/August...
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    While my kids & granddaughter are generally very...

    While my kids & granddaughter are generally very supportive, I frequently get "Let's go to ___________. You'll feel better if you just get out. " Good grief -- they should know by now that just...
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    Isn't life grand when you live it SOBER?? :D ...

    Isn't life grand when you live it SOBER?? :D I never knew I could laugh so hard if I wasn't drinking. LOL Haven't had a drink in over 18 years, and don't miss it one little bit! :o
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    Article on Epidural Injections

    Hi all --- I just read a VERY good article about cervical & lumbar injections --- and different kinds of epidural injections too. You can find it at:
    http://updates.pain-topics.org/

    I hope this...
  64. Hi all ~ Thought I'd pop back in since I'm up. ...

    Hi all ~ Thought I'd pop back in since I'm up. Our 6 inches of snow is almost all gone, since yesterday it got up to 44, and rained last night. That's ok with me -- except there's so much FOG...
  65. Hi All ~~ I haven't posted in a LONG time, but...

    Hi All ~~ I haven't posted in a LONG time, but thought I'd jump in and say "HI". I read back a few pages, and saw where Puddykat's SIL had surgery for cancer, and I'm SO sorry!!! I PRAY that...
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    Hi ~ I too was surprised that no one had posted...

    Hi ~ I too was surprised that no one had posted to this site. It was always so BUSY before!

    I recently was told that I "probably" have Fibro, and I'm not surprised. LOL It sure wipes you...
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    Hi dear Joe ~ I've been following your progress,...

    Hi dear Joe ~ I've been following your progress, and it amazes me how much things have changed since I became a spiney! I'm SO glad that your recovery is going well, and that alot of your pain is...
  68. Thread: Anybody home?

    by Leeaelle
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    Hi Annie -- Great to see you! And even greater...

    Hi Annie -- Great to see you! And even greater to hear that you're doing well !! You're so right -- we are ALL miracles. At least I know that it was a miracle that I got sober! LOL

    It's a...
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    Jeez Big Joe -- I just saw this and I'm shocked! ...

    Jeez Big Joe -- I just saw this and I'm shocked! I guess I didn't realize all the trouble you've been having! I'm so sorry this is going to be so complicated. But I hope you KNOW that you will...
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    Bless your heart Chris ~ I know how frustrating...

    Bless your heart Chris ~ I know how frustrating it can be. Thru the years, I've found myself feeling hopeless, but since I've been on an antidepressant, I don't feel so bad! I sure hope the new...
  71. Hi Jacquie ~ It's so good to hear your hubby is...

    Hi Jacquie ~ It's so good to hear your hubby is home. I'm sure getting away from that place will help him. I've been in a psych. hospital before, and it was certainly strange!!! I was glad...
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    Hi ~ I had that sensation too in the beginning. ...

    Hi ~ I had that sensation too in the beginning. I've found that the meds such as Topamax or Neurontin help to take care of the "crawling bugs." The meds took away all those weird sensations,...
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    Hi Deedeelyn ~ I'm so sorry for the loss of your...

    Hi Deedeelyn ~ I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear sister. The pain seems to never end. But you gave her a wonderful tribute here -- and I'm sure your memories of her will last a lifetime. ...
  74. Thread: Anybody home?

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    Hi All ~ I haven't been here in several days --...

    Hi All ~ I haven't been here in several days -- good to see that someone is still here! LOL I sure hope we can get this site going -- at least a little busier than it has been in the last few...
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    Hi ~ I've had the procedure done on the lower...

    Hi ~ I've had the procedure done on the lower back, and unfortunately I didn't have any improvement at all. The procedure itself was a snap -- there wasn't any terrible pain afterwards. It was...
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