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  1. Wow

    That's a loaded question. Our conditions differ. The pain differs. The response differs. I never sleep more than two hours at a time and my schedule varies. I just go with the flow and take it...
  2. I am removing my response as I fear this subject...

    I am removing my response as I fear this subject is too controversial for this site if not a violation of TOS. Everyone have a great day.
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    Hi Linda

    Gee, for so long you were all pain and no diagnosis. So discouraging. I am glad you have gotten some relief. Are you still with the in-laws? It's hard to believe so much time has gone by.
  4. BTW

    For those who have tried the Neti Pot and given it up quickly because it is awkward or you don't care for the sensation, use it in the shower and let the saline wash down the drain. That irritating...
  5. Given the pay scale and travel pay based on gas...

    Given the pay scale and travel pay based on gas prices that are three years behind, it is no wonder that Home Health agencies have a difficult time attracting decent employees. Many aren't even CNA...
  6. I am in no big hurry to leave. As long as I am...

    I am in no big hurry to leave. As long as I am allowed to live in my own apartment, with dignity, I will gladly tollerate the pain, regardless. We all have our pain monster stories. :tennis: If...
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    Don't be in a hurry to ditch the pain meds as...

    Don't be in a hurry to ditch the pain meds as there is a certain amount of pain, not discomfort, that goes with the actual implant and many of the surgeons do not prepare you for it. If the leads...
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    Between chronic pain and the spinal board, there...

    Between chronic pain and the spinal board, there was always someone(s) on the board to talk to durring those long painful nights. There were often night owl threads that were down right crazy. I...
  9. I just saw this post for the first time and...

    I just saw this post for the first time and thought to myself, I wonder if she was checked for a sinus infection My pain doc . put me on Musinex once when it was indicated. Gargle with salt water...
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    I think that most of the time, you have been in...

    I think that most of the time, you have been in here with some variation on Alex. Clouds has been here forever and I first remember him from the original depression chat room. Quite a few took...
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    The original chatroom format worked better for...

    The original chatroom format worked better for most folks. The only serious drawback was that one could flood the individual chatrooms by hitting a post with "enter" over and over. Each room seemed...
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    She SAID she didn't want kids but I warned him...

    She SAID she didn't want kids but I warned him that he better do something permanent because I knew she was just saying that to please him. I also had a feeling that there would be a quick pregnancy...
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    There are quite a few old timers that come in...

    There are quite a few old timers that come in frequently and keep up with how everyone are doing but don't post and then there are others who keep changing names every year or so for personal...
  14. It sounds like this is being downplayed

    There have been two hospitalized pain patients in S. Central KY and KY is not listed as one of the effected states. Spooky.
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    What a wonderful family of critters. Does the...

    What a wonderful family of critters. Does the cat rule?
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    Hugz for the furbaby. Heaven bless the "on the...

    Hugz for the furbaby. Heaven bless the "on the ball", caring sitter. Hang in there as you are probably "suffering" more than the critter.
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    I have signed a release for Pain Man and my...

    I have signed a release for Pain Man and my primary to consult with my pharmacist.................Mom and Pop shop. Both doctors said with all of my problems and meds, they wanted his input as a...
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    I go back to 1995 when I hung out in the...

    I go back to 1995 when I hung out in the depression chat room for several years before things got crazy in the chats and moved over to the chronic pain and spinal boards. :friendly_wink:
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    Thanks. I just finished a long response and it...

    Thanks. I just finished a long response and it disappeared. Grrrrr. Oh, I should never have entered into a committed relationship with my ex. I didn't listen to that small inner voice that told...
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    Darn it, Lee. You have had more than your share...

    Darn it, Lee. You have had more than your share of medical failures over the years. Your current med cocktail is doing the job, isn't it? I keep asking for magic pixie dust but Pain Man doesn't...
  21. Do a web search for Yakima fruit paste. I have...

    Do a web search for Yakima fruit paste. I have misplaced my recipe. I also add a handfull of dried apricots to the traditional recipe. Best wishes for some good relief.
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    My meds are pretty complicated and Pain Man is...

    My meds are pretty complicated and Pain Man is constantly calling my pharmacist when making changes. Years ago, I asked him why and he said the pharmacist knows the meds better than he does. He...
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    Mark, I am glad things are looking up. It's...

    Mark, I am glad things are looking up. It's great that you can access massage as it really helps some conditions. Loving family certainly helps. Love those hugs. My grandkids live two hours away...
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    I have had my trial and psych eval. Both went...

    I have had my trial and psych eval. Both went well and I am now waiting for an appt. to see the surgeon who will be doing the implant which is an outpatient procedure. The hospital is two bumpy...
  25. My doc puts everyone OUT because he says he...

    My doc puts everyone OUT because he says he doesn't want a paitent bouncing around on the table and running the risk of a perferation. Makes sense to me.
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    When Medicare, Medicaid, DEA come in, they...

    When Medicare, Medicaid, DEA come in, they randomly pull charts. It wouldn't look good if a pain doc had been treating a patient for several years and never did a random screening. I get tested...
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    They do a trial with the device strapped to your...

    They do a trial with the device strapped to your side, first, to see how effective it will be for you. It might be your answer. A 50% reduction in pain is considered sufficient to go ahead with the...
  28. I want to give a loud YES to Steve's...

    I want to give a loud YES to Steve's recomendation that customers try to use small Mom and Pop pharmacies. I gave up on the "big boys" 25 years ago. I thought bigger meant better but my experience...
  29. Thread: We're back!

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    Congrats!!!!!

    So glad this crash was just a bump in the road, comparatively speaking. I doubt that it will be the last one. Let's get real. The bottom line is that we shouldn't panic if it happens again. ...
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    After 30 years of spinal trouble, there isn't a...

    After 30 years of spinal trouble, there isn't a noise that surprises or alarms me anymore. Currently, I am hearing something that sounds like castanets. I think it is all of that...
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    I was dxed with Fibro in 1976 when it was called...

    I was dxed with Fibro in 1976 when it was called Fibrocytis.........by the few doctors that accepted it as a legitimate condition. I was dxed by a military doctor. After moving, I had a string of...
  32. Hey There Joy

    I don't walk much anymore due to spinal damage. I have at least one fall a week when I try to be Wonder Woman and walk to the bathroom or kitchen. I sure miss aerobic walking as endorphins are my...
  33. The closest hospital to where I live will call...

    The closest hospital to where I live will call and pay the cab bill if you have been admitted to the ER, seen by someone and dishcharged. I live across the street from the hospital and had to go in...
  34. I have been dealing with chronic pain since 1976...

    I have been dealing with chronic pain since 1976 and live alone. The mulitple problems continue to go downhill. I can deal with the pain, one way or another but my kids know that if the day comes...
  35. Twice, I had problems with my spinal surgeon...

    Twice, I had problems with my spinal surgeon playing games with my meds. I told my pain doc and he hit the roof. The last two times I had to have surgery, he arranged to have one of his friends...
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    Hi There!!! I go back to 1995 so I do remember...

    Hi There!!! I go back to 1995 so I do remember you. I have been inactive here for a very long time. I re-register once a year, get caught up on how certain individuals are doing, then ride off...
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    While not an Obama Care fan, I can't put the full...

    While not an Obama Care fan, I can't put the full blame of where we are on his desk. Our coverage has been going downhill for ages. Ten years ago, I could be put in the rehab hospital for a tune up...
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    I had to crawl through all of the hoops to get...

    I had to crawl through all of the hoops to get approved for a spinal cord implant, to include a letter from PT stating that it is ineffective. Now I can't get approval for ANY kind of PT unless I am...
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