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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ex is here to help DD close the pool.. first time in 23 years I am not doing it.. ok with me,,
spending the morning on the phone with HR at work, insurance companies,etc..
trying to sort out which Rx meds I can afford to refill until Jan1,2012.

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NORASPAT 9/20/2011 7:38PM

    We had to have the pool guys close the pool again this year. Neither of us can handle it any more so we budget to get it done. It is not an inexpensive job and DH and I do all of the prep work and chemicals bit the bill was still over $200, closer to double that when we had to buy new least expensive cover and the extra chemicals they put in. I hope they got all of the water out of the lines, Glad you know what you are doing with it. HUGS LINDA, I hope the pain has eased since sutures are out. Take care. Lots of paperwork/. HUGS from Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 9/20/2011 12:46PM

    It's okay to let them close the pool. You don't have to do everything yourself to prove that you're ok. This time of year is tough on us, so sort out the meds issue and keep stretching now that you can't swim. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/20/2011 12:23PM

    Let me know how the Dr. visit goes today.
Hope you are feeling better!

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more pain

Monday, September 19, 2011

For some reason I am in more pain now than immediately post-op. Vicodin works like chewing gum: nothing. Using my tramadol for the pain,, takes about 2% of the top of the pain away,, tomorrow is suture-removal day,, I wonder if I am just being a big baby or just really underestimated the pain level this surgery entailed. One thing I am not, is a person that is too shy to ask a anyone a question who is performing a service for me. This neurosurgeon has been telling me he wants an MRI to see the extent of my spinal damage, other parts.. The rheumatologist suggested the same thing,, SInce it would be out-of-pocket for me, I have said no for over a year.. wondering...

One thing I HAVE noticed since surgery is:I CAN SLEEP ON MY RIGHT SIDE!!!!!! No pain, numbness, electrical shocks, throbbing or hot, stabbing pains on my right side. For some reason I did not ask enough questions pre-op about things that I would feel later. Usually I am extremely thorough about these things, carrying a notepad, research questions etc to an appointment... never again.. tomorrow I will be prepared...
I am just so blessed to have been able to have this surgery, regardless of losing six weeks income.

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MARTHASPARKS 9/20/2011 12:47PM

    I'm glad you are already experiencing positive outcomes from the surgery! Take care of yourself and keep us posted.

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OCTOBER2842 9/19/2011 9:39PM

    Good luck at the dr. tomorrow, hope you get all your questions answered

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NORASPAT 9/19/2011 2:28PM

    Linda, hopefully once the sutures are out you will begin to feel some relief, let's hope so for sure. Pat in Maine, Hugs. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ASPENHUGGER 9/19/2011 2:22PM

    Sending all good thoughts that your pain levels drop to tolerable! I've found that different pain meds work better for different things -- Vicodan (actually Norco) doesn't even touch my arthritis pain when I have a flare up, but Tramadol does help somewhat. I know the economics are daunting, but I sure think getting an MRI would be helpful!

Sending lots of love & white light to you!

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SHARON10002 9/19/2011 11:41AM

    Hope things go well at your appointment today. Hope you get some relief from the pain that you are experiencing. Try cutting back on sugar or caffeine if you do either or both of these as they stimulate the nerve endings which cause you to feel more pain.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/19/2011 11:23AM

    I'm glad that the apin on your side is gone and the numbness. that is a big plus for you.

when I ahve had surgery (2 on right foot, cochlear implant, band) All fo the surgeons except the CI surgeon kept in close contact by phone and/or by emails. I write my band surgeon often with questions. It's good to know. I also have her in clsoe contact on Facebook giving her great raves and reviews.

Hope things go well for you tomorrow. I'll be praying.

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EDITOR 9/19/2011 5:14AM

    Surgeries and pains are unknowns as far as I am concerned. We just can't desribe or abscribe them to anything but how our fickle body reacts. I pray that your pain levels decrease quickly and that your doctors treat you with respect.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Enjoyed the shower,,DD won three prizes, as usual.. wedding is in three weeks..
left house at noon, returned at six,, ran around a lot,, '
today we grocery shopped, am now doing laundry,, have venison tenderloin in crockpot..
bought some Odwalla fruit juice.. pure fruit juice,, absolutely delicious!!! Big treat,, got many bargains,,
will be getting flu shots in about a month,,too early to get them.. the later you receive, the better they work..

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OCTOBER2842 9/18/2011 5:00PM

    Lucky dd!! I don't usually win much at showers or parties but won some wine at my dgd shower. Neat

Granddaughters wedding is in 3 weeks on Oct. 8th. We should be partying about the same time.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/18/2011 2:38PM

    Now that juice sounds good that you got. I'm really not much of a juice drinker because it tends to bring my sugars up. Unless my sugars are low it's always good. real fruit is better. Now if i make a good smoothie... that's different. I agree with you about the flu shots. About October 5th I'll be getting mine maybe clsoer to end. We're trying tog et ashley on my insurance plan and my Dr. and we would get the flu shot together.
Have a nice day.

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MARYLQ11 9/18/2011 2:31PM

  Flu shots (myth)

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

got tire repaired, preparing to go to a bridal shower,, big day for me,, getting the hang of improvised showering for me.. using one hand is so gauche`, but no choice.. Tuesday sutures are removed,, hoping to have pool closed by then..

adding blankets to the bedsheets already! Brrr.. low 40's at night,, got to harvest my remaining berries and tomatoes...

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PICKIE98 9/18/2011 2:24PM

    yup!!I also have a recipe for green tomato jam,, uses green tomatoes, raspberry jello,, very easy and it tastes EXACTLY like real raspberries, looks like it too!! Freezer jam...
I have not made it since being diagnosed, but I am sure sugar free jello would work the same..

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/17/2011 2:00PM

Have a great time at the shower. I ahve a ? rfor you... Ifen if my tomatoes aren't fully grown and they are green maybe like a golf ball in size when they should be larger than that can yous till put them in a brown bag to ripen?

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busy day with my driver

Friday, September 16, 2011

salon day, shopping, new glasses,
tomorrow is bridal shower, tire repair, running around... better than work!

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KASEYCOFF 9/18/2011 3:00AM

    I must've missed something - who's getting married?

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OCTOBER2842 9/17/2011 7:03AM

    Are ya having fun yet?

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