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Friday, March 28, 2014

Oh I am so so tired............ sleeping in the lazyboy for 4 nights is not conducive to a good nights sleep along with a very sore tender arm. But I did sleep last night much better and my arm is doing a fair bit better, not a lot of ROM opps Range of motion but not as much pain. I had a dr apt to get a prescription filled, and he had my xray and blood work back. all blood work is good other than my C reatactive protein is very high which just means my inflammation is high in my body. Well no surprise to either of us with my shoulder, elbow and my reg. issues. He was also glad I had the apt as my xray was back. I don't have nay noticeable arthritis in that shoulder, but at this time have acute tendonitis with multiple calcium calcifications, which he thinks 2 of them burst. He said that is extreme pain... so yea.
Now his answer was cortisone injections and or oral. I have nixed him on the injections numerous times and he said this time I would like to see something asap and I cant do an injection till tues. so I agreed when he said you have to decide to do something so opted for oral... so off celebrex, on my nexium and then oral cortisone for 5 days tapering 5 more days then off nexium 2 days after. Okay fine. not happy but I have to do something.
I am going to check more info into L gluteamine or whatever after I am done this as abetter inflammation helper.
So just lost 5 lbs and now on something that is notorious for wt gain, oh well I know I can lose it and hope to not even gain in first place! I wil do this, take care of me and get well again.
I have a great helper, hubby has done it all for me, dress me, make meals, etec. but lol can't put an elastic in my hair to hold it back when I was sick. Too funny but oh well. I am hoping to have a shower in the am. and will see if he can dry my hair with the dryer. lol that I know he can. Feel bad as his stress is super high and he is worn out too. Had to get my 88 year old dad drive me to dr today as hubby had an apt with his councellor at same time. So all is well that ends well. Not happy with meds, but happy with no arthritis at this time and that it is feeling better.
Okay now off to get my meds and some gas for snowblower as it is to storm yet again perhaps! lets hope not!

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    I occasionally have to take steroids and I hate it too but it really does help. I hope it gives you some relief. emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 3/30/2014 5:10PM

    emoticon A good partner makes a big difference! Feel better soon.

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NEW-CAZ 3/29/2014 4:14AM

    At last you have some treatment Cinders, just because the side effects are notorious for weight gain doesn't mean it will affect you like that. But if it does, better to get well then concentrate on the weight. emoticon
Have a great weekend emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/28/2014 7:01PM

    happy no arthritis and a cure for your pain the weight will come off later but you will feel good in the mean time

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LILYDOG11 3/28/2014 5:57PM

    Glad you found out what it is that's half the battle. emoticon

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SEATTLE58 3/28/2014 4:10PM

    Good to hear no arthritis in your shoulders. So sorry that you've had so much pain, but that you're doing better. emoticon I know all about weight gain because of Prednisone, and I trying so hard each day to lose it, with no luck, but won't give up! And I know that you will too! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 3/28/2014 3:32PM

    Hi Cindy .. Glad you saw doctor .. Great news no arthritis .. Don't worry to much about weight gain with Prednisalone .. Better to be pain free than a little weight gain ..I use Prednisalone for asthma.. So have gained quite a bit recently as had a nasty few weeks with asthma and two courses of Prednisalone ..
All well now and working at getting this weight off again .. Thinking of you .. Love susie x emoticon emoticon emoticon

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tues duty dr visit this eve

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Well that was painful...he asked the reg questions and such then said can you take your top off. well it was a pullover and I got it on this am. well OMG he watched and I had Mur come in and holy sugar... PAIN. so then he felt it and said hot, so okay something is inflamed. I said I am tired of my muscles hurting. he said well how did you fall again. I don't know. kind of long for that but could have done something that aggravated that and now it is hurt. he wants blood work and exray as soon as possible cos of the storm. he said can you put your arms out in front well I got about an inch and I screamed, so to the side no not at all, can you and he sort of smiled, put them above your head NO. which he knew watching me take my arm out of my top.
He did say could be arthritis in my shoulder but this isn't that pain which he also acknowledged. Said could be a calcium buildup like a cyst and may have burst. and he did say another thing which has totally slipped my mind. Murray doesn't remember cos he was busy remembering the name of the meds I had at home and which one to take. he has me on narcotics for pain and on 2 clelebrex instead of 1. He will call when he gets the results or if not better by next week come back.
I will say that since 3 pm when I iced and took the Tylenol it is 100% worse. Really really bad, I can't move my arm more than 1/2 inch from body, putting it down is hell and then feels as if it is loose hanging. he moved my shoulder as much as he could to ensure it was okay but said I didn't get a good range of motion cos of your pain. Best if feels is if I take my other arm and lay my sore one on the table, and then lean back a bit. but then if it moves it is bad............
oh well will keep you guys informed.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/27/2014 7:56PM

    take care and hugs

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GRLTAZ 3/26/2014 7:23PM

    Cindy, sorry for all the extra pain you are having. I hope it feels better soon. Be careful with the Celebrex. It is known to cause ulcers so just stay aware of how your tummy feels and watch for black stools so you can tell doc if it occurs. Rest up.

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SUSIEPH1 3/26/2014 3:27PM

    So sorry Cindy that you have to endure so much Pain .. I am very worried about the Celibrix .. It's a very dangerous drug .. Perhaps ask your doctor if there is anything else you can take ..
Love Susie xxx

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LILYDOG11 3/26/2014 5:34AM

    I thought of you today with your pain. I had my own pain today, I had a reaction to some new medication I was having and It made my whole upper body hurt Chest was tight, and abdomin got hard, I was that way for 4 hours I took the only pain releiver I had in the house 2 aspirin, but just had to wait out the meds as it ran thru my system. So today I have to call the Doc and let them know I can't take that medicine. I hope your pain decreases Prayers going your way. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 3/26/2014 4:38AM

    oh babe, you're really going through the wringer emoticon
hope you get something to help- and soon emoticon emoticon

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DS9KIE 3/26/2014 12:07AM

    ouch...I hope you get to feeling better

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COSMIC_ENERGY 3/25/2014 10:41PM

    I hope it's something "fixable" and soon!

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    I hope they find out what is wrong soon so they can get some treatment going. emoticon

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EJB2801 3/25/2014 8:47PM

    I am so sorry to hear about this awful pain!

Just a few years ago I had terrible tendonitis in my arm. It woke me up from sleep. I am a musician, so I couldn't work other than to teach, and that was pretty ineffective without being able to demonstrate. With the pain, believe me, I didn't feel like moving anyway. In fact, I caused the injury from moving heavy equipment as well as music stands and then playing piano a LOT and LOUD the next day.

Besides resting the injury, I found that moist heat helped me more than ice. It took a while to heal, and I went to physical therapy to learn ways to keep it from re-occuring.

I definitely feel more empathy for professional athletes with tendon injuries now!

I hope you will get relief and healing very quickly. Meanwhile, be good to yourself!

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RAPUNZEL53 3/25/2014 8:44PM

  Hope you feel better soon!

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MOnday monday

Monday, March 24, 2014

Well better than the past 2 days, may even try to get in the tub this eve for a soak. So cold today, really bitter winds, but we are waiting on the storm of the winter even though it is now spring!? nothing new we always get a winter storm in spring. lol
May go visit the grands tomorrow. Was talking to them on the phone, Thomas says HI Nana, are you coming over to play in my room? bring pepe, no not today maybe tomorrow. OH okay bring pepe bye... ohoh love you lots nana! Eva Hi papa, ( hi eva it is nana) Oh hi nana are you coming to play. lol tomorrow oh tooooo morrow. lol they are sure groing and she is so smart and quick.
So today my leg and arm hurt but not constantly like yesterday, had a dentist apt and lol kept bringing my leg up cos if I laid back it hurt. Rubbing my thigh and then my hand got sore - we both sort of laughed. She is a great hygienist and we always have a good chat.
Not much more, eating well and on plan, losing and feeling good. Have to try to get more exercise than just walking but my arms are too sore to do wts. even 3 lb yesterday I wasn't even able o lift my arm by itself so not messing with them yet.
Okay off to check out stuff and then off here and think I may clean my craft desk and perhaps put the paper stuff away for while and get out some material.

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GRLTAZ 3/25/2014 6:24PM

    Good job doing what you can ! Enjoy the kids. They sound like a hoot (energetic).

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SUSIEPH1 3/25/2014 2:55AM

    Hope you feel better soon Cindy .. Your Grandies sound gorgeous .. Love Susie xxx emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/24/2014 10:20PM

    Your grand children are so cute. I love hearing about them. I'm glad you are doing better. I'm sick of winter. We may get a little snow but I'm praying it doesn't happen.

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DS9KIE 3/24/2014 8:30PM

    cute kids

woo hoo on the weigh loss

It was snowing today, I couldn't believe it

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/24/2014 6:47PM

    Cool and great news on the weight loss. Thomas and Eva are so cute

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LILYDOG11 3/24/2014 6:39PM

    Your Grands so cute !! Have a great evening

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NEW-CAZ 3/24/2014 6:21PM

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Wow over a week and no blog!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Well lets say I am not here as often as I have been.... been busy doing Trim Healthy Mama, and losing wt and feeling full and satisfied. But the past 3 days the pain has been wicked.... I have new pain lol it is in my thigh, and my shoulder both my L side and feels as if someone Hit me hard with a hammer and left a very very sore bruise. I havent' any idea what happened, I didn't bump or fall etc. and itisnt from my fall 2 wks ago as all that is on the other side and nearly gone! So my thigh is so sore I cant sit, and walk is okay if I am slow but sitting no matter on what or how is bad, as is laying down. It doesn't feel sciatica like but when I stand still like at counter or just standing, I feel my thigh tighten and the pain then nerve pain inmy foot. my arm on outer side upper arm has the same bruised feeling. So wondering if this is fibro... cos isn't arthritis. Anyway got my 10,000 steps yesterday but was hard, today just making it too. But that's okay I only want to get to 10.

Would love to have a bath, but can't lower myself in or get out without my knees cos both arms hurt. Golfers elbow is getting better since using the nitroglycerin patches but still sore at times. I feel ike trying anyway so sore.

Sun shone today, was cold but nice. Snowed laast night and this am, we went in the yard, and then I held onto the fence all the way down the hill for dear life as was all frozen slush as it snowed last eve early. Got there stayed in the field she got no walk.LOL got home and was 700 some steps usually over 15 or 2,000 for our am walk lol . Melted later and we went for a very slow walk. I hope whatever this is leaves. I think I did mention spring for past 4 years hasnt' been nice on my body. And we are in for a wicked snow storm middle of the week. rain, snow, wind a noreeaster........ no wonder I hurt.

But been doing well and in good moods for most part. A spat with hubby but that is over and fine lol Hoping to find some new sneakers on sale as can't afford 140-150 a pr for New Balance that fit my crazy foot. darn.......

Okay gotta go move as hurting to sit, walk and then going to bed. NIGHT all. oh down 5 lbs!!!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/24/2014 6:50PM

    Be careful with your walking

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NEW-CAZ 3/24/2014 3:34AM

    emoticon for keeping on the move Cinders, know it's hard but if you stop you'll cease up.

Keep up the good work, and enjoy your week emoticon

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LILYDOG11 3/23/2014 11:38PM

    Glad you're getting around some. Sorry for the pain, I can't get in and out of the tub very easily either so I just do the shower, it's walk in and I don't have to lift the legs which is a blessing. I live in Florida so I wear closed toe sandals with socks (Long Story). I hope you sleep well tonight. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/23/2014 10:16PM

    I love baths and hate when I can't have them. Sometimes my hubby has to help me in and out of the tub.

I love New Balance too but have found some other ones that work. Like Sketchers and Saucony.

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SUSIEPH1 3/23/2014 9:03PM

    Cindy darling .. You are a trooper ... Love that you push yourself through the pain to move!! .
I do the same my friend ... We must move to live xxx . Bobby drags me walking every morning and I guess Allie does the same xx
Thinking of you my lovely friend .. Keep moving !,
Love emoticon emoticon Susie xxx

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Saturday a few things to do today

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Well I am hoping that this day gets going better than it started. I woke with a lot of back and sciatica pain and not keen on that sticking around. We have to go to one grocery store as it is tax free day today and we need the big bag of dog food, don't think anything else that we need will be taxable as I try to make most of my own cleaning supplies etc.

I also plan to go to bulk barn and use the coupon and get what all I need there. Going to buy some turmeric. Hoping it is platable as I really really don't like curry, but may be drinking this golden milk drink anyway as is so healthy and good for pain and inflammation. Will see but says you can also add to your smoothies so can always do that, in with my spinach and cucumber and 1 fruit with my yogurt and almond milk.

Head isn't too bad, a lot of brown and green now, the purple is slowly fading. I have been putting witch hazel around and on it 2x day, mum swore it took bruising down fast or stopped bruising so that is what I will try. And actually for a week tomorrow it is pretty good. I am a very lucky person I didn't hurt more or worse.

So off to get a nice hot cup of my green tea and figure what all I need at bulk barn!

HUGS and hope you all have a healthy and happy day - both are within our grasp!

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DS9KIE 3/18/2014 10:14PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/15/2014 10:39PM

    I'm having some major arthritis pain too now in my right hand and left ring finger and left knee. I just have to ride it out. It will pass.

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    I have read that about turmeric and am putting a bit on my lunch salad. It does have a bitter flavor so I put it in one spot, stir around and eat like medicine! Surely would be easier to take in a capsule BUT I had my son bring me some and do not want to take more capsules than I already am! Surely putting in your smoothie is a good way to make it more palatable.

Hugs from too far away!

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SUSIEPH1 3/15/2014 11:41AM

    Thinking of you my lovely friend .. Sending lots of healing vibes and loving gentle hugs xxx emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 3/15/2014 8:14AM

    You'll get there Cinders emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 3/15/2014 8:06AM

    Be a VICTOR and not a VICTIM! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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