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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

this week has been full of medical appts. At my infusion today I asked if they would measure my height. I have lost 2" due to the fusions I have had. that's seems to be a lot, but there is no disk space anymore I guess. I thought my slacks were getting long enuf to walk on. Ha.

  
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ARMYMOM46 6/3/2010 11:16AM

    I know what you mean my medical appoints i am the same way. But I can't understand why you lost hieght after a fusion. I have 16 back surgeries mostly consinting of fusions and loooking at another one or two and I have not lost any of my hight In fact I gained 2 inches in hight cause b back is more stragter with all the fusion.

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DAISY443 6/3/2010 7:37AM

    Hmmmmmmm! Glad I didn't lose 2 inches with each of my fusions-I would be 4'10" and I am already vertically challenged. Good luck with shortening you slacks!

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MUSIC66 6/3/2010 1:06AM

    did,nt know that could happen.

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LMSTRAW 6/2/2010 10:56PM

    I didn't realize fusions would make one shorter. I've had 2 in my neck, guess that accounts for my 2" drop!


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BLAZINGPHOENIX 6/2/2010 10:47PM

    Ouch...losing height is no fun! Stay healthy though, ok?
Lorraine

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Spark Goodie points.

Friday, May 28, 2010

I won 100 of these on today's wheel, First time. Yup.

  
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    Wow, 100 points! The most I've ever gotten is 20!

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WhooHoo

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Found the Keys, Thank God. Yes, it helps to recall what I was doing and all that. Except that I can't even tell you what I had for breakfast on any day. My memory just isn't there. Stress relief, part way anyhow in finding them.

  
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UpDate

Sunday, May 23, 2010

It has been awhile since I have been on here. LIfe is chaotic at the moment. I lost my car keys somewhere, and am without wheels. This is major when I have dr's appts 2 hours away. So I have been tearing the house apart trying to find them. If I don't find them I need to have the car towed to Bemidji and re-programmed for another set of keys. And I need the car by Wed.

Then my best friend was just diagnosed with a brain tumor and I have been trying to help her all I can. Life is not easy at times. Lots of stress at the moment. Well, really, I can't recall when there has not been stress in my life over something or other. One Day at a Time works very well here. So does Keep it Simple and Easy Does it.

  
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SPWHITESTONE 5/23/2010 4:20PM

    Sending you good wishes for the coming week!

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NUTNFANCY 5/23/2010 9:48AM

    With God's help we can do anything and that means also overcoming stress. I hope you have found your keys by now, did you look in the fridge, lol! Don't laugh, it happens. Always try to go back in your mind where you leave something, when was the last time you used them and then what did you do or where did you go after, are they in the pocket of the last thing you wore. All of these things are things I try when I have lost something.

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SARAHTAIT 5/23/2010 8:56AM

    Sounds like one day at a time is about all you can definitely handle!!! Hope you find those keys-what a hassle!!! So sorry about your friend-she is blessed with a great friend like you to help her out though so that is great. Hope your days get calmer!!

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DAISY443 5/23/2010 6:24AM

    Hope you found those keys! So sorry about your friend, she is lucky to have a good friend like you. Stay strong! emoticon

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Sleep Problems

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oh my Yes, I have seen a dr about this restless leg thing. Yeas ago I had to do a couple sleep labs and they told me that's what it was when I wasn't sleeping. I have been on all sorts of pills fo rit. The latest is Requip and Neurontin . Now I have not slept for a couple nights and these legs even want to go during the day.

I did call and have an appt. for 11 am this morning. Years ago Quinine would do it for me, but is so much worse since all the surgeries I have had. I used Melatonin also and that worked except my legs would still go all by themselves, and I still would not get a good sleep.

Thanks for all the kind words, It helps to know someone is out there who cares.

  
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ANGEL1066 6/7/2010 12:09PM

    My legs want to go all over at nite also. I use an office chair for them at night, the kind that rolls & twirls on a post, with a back & arm rests. I pile pillows on its seat & across the back, giving me 3 or four heights & lots of angles for my crazy legs to choose from. I use it for TV watching too, which also helps me sleep - reruns, as another recommended. My crazy legs can change positions easily without hurting achy joints too much & waking me up. So at least the rest of me can sleep fairly soundly while they are out dancing. Cutting down sugar consumption has also helped. Chocolate is my downfall, but I switched to as dark as I can stand &less satisfies me better now. It is actually good for you, in small quantities with little sugar. Try the chair as footrest thing, it may help. Good luck!

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SHARON19553 5/11/2010 5:37PM

    I also have a hard time sleeping, they want me to do a sleep study saying it is probably restless leg syndrome, i already know it is, as they go when I am trying to sit still. Good luck, I was told to try melatonin but haven't done that yet. Hope you figure it out soon.
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SARAHTAIT 5/11/2010 10:29AM

    I can relate-I have restless leg syndrome also-mine even go during the day.....always bouncing my legs.....found it on a sleep study. Seems to wear me out while I sleep. Bless your heart for all the meds you have tried that are not working....

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DAISY443 5/11/2010 10:13AM

    Hope your doctor has some great advice for you! Hang in there! emoticon

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BREWMASTERBILL 5/11/2010 9:47AM

    I don't know much about anything, so take my experience for what its worth, but I too had some serious sleep problems about 5 years ago. I fight using drugs with all I have, so I didn't see a doctor, but I tried to retrace my steps back to the time when I didn't have sleep problems. It was a combination of a few things.

1) Caffeine. I started drinking coffee at night. My sleep problem didn't happen immediately after drinking coffee at night so it wasn't immediately obvious that that was a culprit. Cutting that out helped immensely. No caffeine after noon for me.

2) Work related stress. I gave myself a year to make changes to reduce stress. Admittedly, I'm still working on that to this day, but it is a lot better, and I sleep a lot better as a result.

3) Bedtime preparation. I used to be able to leap into bed and be asleep before my head hit the pillow. Now I have to prepare. For me, it's the TV. TV is so mindless that brain just sort of buzzes out and I find myself asleep. Hint: Don't watch anything interesting, watch a rerun or something boring, otherwise you'll want to stay awake and see how it ends. :)

4) Cardio. Cardio also seemed to help when done at night. But I understand that for some people it can keep them up. So you'll have to see how it works for you.

5) Herbal tea. 2 cups of chamomile tea a couple of hours before bedtime seemed to help.

6) Whiskey. Yep, when all else failed, a shot of whiskey would do the trick. Fortunately, I haven't resorted to this in over a year!

I would say that I listed those items in my order of importance/preference.

I hope some of this helps.

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