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Secong P/T Appt

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Had my 2nd Physical Therapy y appt today and boy boy do I hurt. Therapist put me through the wringer today and topped thing off with a deep tissue massage. Nice but it hurt too. She said I would be sore tonight and she is right. I have been noticing some improvements in regards to mobility and pain over the last couple of days though so I will take this as a good sign. emoticon

No news from the daughter. Oh well.

Both of my doctors postponed their appts that were for this week until the 18th and 26th. Have to wait few more weeks to see how the kidney is doing. Don't think it is doing so hot. I have been so tired lately even though I have been sleeping with the help of my pain med and muscle relaxer. DH says it could be these meds making me feel extra tired but I am not so sure. I guess we will see soon.

Not much else so will wish all of you a happy rest of the week and weekend. Happy Aungut Sparkies!!

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CBEVNOW 7/30/2014 3:36PM

    hang in there, keep on thinking of your self also. We must take care of our self to try and be healthy. emoticon emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/29/2014 11:24PM

    Hope you continue to see progress!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2014 9:03PM

    Glad that the PT and massage help.


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LKWQUILTER 7/29/2014 6:55PM

    Glad the PT is helping you Sallie. Just emoticon . I know when my dh has had to take muscle relaxers and pain pills, he is lethargic and tired. Hopefully that is what is going on with you.
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First P/T Appt

Friday, July 25, 2014

Had my first P/T appt today. After a complete assessment, Grant, my therapist says my hip pain is most definitely a pinched nerve, between my 4th & 5th vertebrae. It can be healed but it will take time. I have the next 4 weeks scheduled with him plus exercises and walking to do daily at home every 2 hours than we will re-access at the end of the August to see where we go from there. He definitely wants me up sand moving which I understand so I will have to work through the pain and not focus on it. I am praying for healing, increased mobility and less pain. Will see what the coming weeks bring...

Prehaps this is just what I need to get back on track with the weight losss too. the last several months I have been just coasting along and the weight loss has stopped. And that is NOT a good thing. Definitely need to get things moving again.

Had my first nasty moment with the daughter today. emoticon Things have been going so well between her snd me . 7 monhs... It wasn't major but enough to let me know not to let my guard down just yet. She wanted me to sort out her son's toys and clothes for the new school year, etc. I normally will do this for her as a favor because I am the organized one in the family and actually enjoy doing things of this nature. This week however I have been feeling a bit bedraggled (super tired and yucky) so I postponed it to some day next week . I called her today to tell her that I only had next Friday available for next week due to doctor appts, P/T, etc. She replied that Friday doesn't work for her so I told her to think of a day that would work for her for the following week to which she said I wasn't being understanding??? and hung up. I called back and said,

" Hold Up, I'm not being understanding? I am the one in daily pain (hip), dealing with stage 4 kidney disease and all that goes with it, a husband who is abusive and so much more and yet, I agreed to do a favor for you by cleaning up and sorting your son's toys and stuff and I'm not being understanding. Yeah, Okay I get it. Bye! " And I hung up.

I was miffed to say the least but down right refuse to be dragged back into this nasty behavior of hers where she once again tries to make me feel guilty for things that are not in my control or uses her "busy life" as something that is more important than anything I could be doing. I was willing to do something nice for her but she needs to also understand that my daily schedule, health, existence, whatever is just as important as hers.

Here's to the NEW ME! One lesson I have learned the past 7 months is I won't be a door mat anymore. If she wishes to return to her formal self, so be it, but it will be a lonely road for her.

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CBEVNOW 7/30/2014 3:33PM

    You must take care of you FIRST. CKD is a very serious Disease, and some people don't care if you have it. You did the right thing , I think she should be trying to help you out sometimes. Stay calm, stress hurts our whole system. emoticon emoticon

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It's Thursday, I Think

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The past week has been a blur. Pain Med and Muscle Relaxer are to blame. They knock me out so all I do is sleep. At least I am pain fvree right? Physical Therapy begins tomorrow morning. Oh boy! Hopefully it will help and I can wen myself off this little devil soon.

Got to see the grandson on Tuesday for a bit but not so much far since I just watched him and DH have fun. I couldn't participate. What a drag! The grandson came by again yesterday but our daughter sent him off with Dan ( her live in boyfriend) instead of leaving him here because DH thought it was a good idea at the time to yell at his grandson sand call him a liar in front of his mom. Well, that went over well. emoticon

I swear I don't know what has gotten into my husband but he is so mean to everyone lately not just his usual target ME. Now even to our grandson. DH was angry that our grandson had told his mom that he almost got hit by a car the day before when his Pepa (DH) took him bike riding. So he yelled at him that what he had told his mom was untrue and that he was a liar. He made our grandson cry. I was sitting in the rocker on the front porch when this incident occurred and what my grandson said was fact but DH wouldn't accept responsibility for it. The incident obviously scared our grandson enough to where he felt he needed to tell his mom about it. So he did. DH on the other hand has a lot of faults,will not listen to anyone and makes mistakes. This rubs everyone that is ever around him including his own family the wrong way. In turn DH won't accept his part in anything he says or does. It is always someone else fault why things happen, never his. This is one of his major faults. Anyway all this did was drive a bigger void between us and now it is affecting our grandson. Its times like this I wish I could leave but I feel trapped (financially and medically). Living with DH is very nearly undoable. I am feeling very stressed out and emotionally wrung out at the moment. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

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CBEVNOW 7/24/2014 7:45PM

    so sorry, don't know what else to say. emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 7/24/2014 7:43PM

    Oh boy, Sallie. So sorry this is what you have to live with. Poor little grandson! - just trying to be a good boy and tell his mom, which was the correct thing to do. I am sure your DH never meant to endanger the little guy, but just glad it was an "almost" accident!
Hang in there and I'll be praying for you!!

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LKWQUILTER 7/24/2014 12:20PM

    Hope you get to feeling better Sallie Don't know what to tell you re dh. emoticon emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 7/24/2014 11:25AM

    There is lots of help out there--you just have to reach for it.

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PUPPIES4ME 7/24/2014 11:06AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

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2nd Set of X-rays Results

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pain Meds are GREAT!! 2 days of no pain and much sleep. These babies along with a muscle relaxer just knock me out! Physical Therapy begins in a week. Praying for improvement. Second X-rays showed no breaks or anything else so doc is still going with Pinched Nerve or possibly Muscular. ?? Whatever it is I hope it heals SOON.

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RURAL3 7/20/2014 10:38PM

    glad you can at least sleep. What changed doctor's mind? I thought he said no meds because of kidneys.

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CBEVNOW 7/20/2014 9:13PM

    Wishing you the best.

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LKWQUILTER 7/20/2014 4:20PM

    Glad the meds are helping. Being in constant pain is not good for you mentally or physically. ((HUGS))

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2014 11:43AM

    I hope so too! HUGS

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Return to the Doc

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Back to the doctor today. Hip Pain increased dramatically this morning! More X-rays scheduled for tomorrow. Pain med on order but hasn't come in yet. It's going to be a looong night. emoticon

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RURAL3 7/17/2014 9:15PM

    I am sorry Sallie. My prayers are with you for comfort and healing.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/17/2014 9:09PM

    Awwwww, so sorry and wishing you all the best tomorrow.

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LKWQUILTER 7/17/2014 8:43PM

    Praying you have some relief tonight and find out just what is going on Sallie. ((HUGS))

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