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Chicken on ice....

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I hate to put ice on my neck and back...call me a chicken!!!! However, this morning the neck and headache are back full force so I will soon be a chicken on ice.

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DJS-DEBBIE 11/7/2010 10:18AM

    You should try heat. I have read that ice is only good for the first 24-48 hours of injury. After that, heat is better.

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BROOKSPOND 11/7/2010 10:05AM

  Have you tried heat instead of ice?

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SKOOLNURSE1 11/7/2010 9:10AM

  Sorry, I know it's uncomfortable. But if it works that will be amazing. Think of the end result, not the process.
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MARITAK 11/7/2010 9:02AM

  Hope it works for you. My husband refuses to ice any pain or injury too:)

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MEANCARLEEN 11/7/2010 8:54AM

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Pain in back, neck back and right ankle....

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Tried to go swimming again but my back was too sore....I did whirlpool and back was so bad I had trouble getting dressed and undressed. I will try again to go to the swimming pool tomorrow and will limit my time in bed to 8 hours tonight. I recall having back pains before and was unable to lie in bed more than 5-6 hours at a time. Then I had to get up and walk around.

One of my spark friends thought I might need to see a chiropractor. I used to see a chiropractor but lost my faith in them as I actually got better after discontinuing monthly visits for several years. If I don't feel better by Tuesday I am going to give my orthopedic doctor's office a call and see who they would suggest I see. My knee doctor doesn't "do backs" so I will have to see someone else at his office. I see a second doctor for my feet there and my custom made orthotics don't seem to be helping lately, so I will need to see her again and see what she suggests.

I am going to go to work Monday morning unless I have more spasms in my back and/or neck that would make driving difficult.

At least I have an extra day to rest this week (plus that extra hour for daylight savings time changeover!!!! emoticon)!!!

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 11/7/2010 5:43AM

    I am having back pain, too. I am not sure what the cause is - I am thinking mostly stress. I do know the 'new' thinking is that too much laying down is not good for back pain. I am going to try some gentle stretching today to see if it helps.

I hope you figure yours out soon!

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MARITAK 11/6/2010 9:47PM

  I am sorry you are still in so much pain. Ice often helps me to loosen spasms in my neck and back. All chiropractors are not created equal. I swear by mine, and if I have a migraine 1 adjustment to C1/C2 clears it. Same with vertigo. However my sister has one that doesn't seem to help her at all.
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DKELLEY35 11/6/2010 8:24PM

    At one time I was having back spasms because of an injury, and the thing that helped the most was ice massage. I would freeze little dixie cups of ice and my DH would rub them over and over where the spasms were occuring they really helped.

I hope you get some relief soon.

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MSLZZY 11/6/2010 8:03PM

    Hang in there and I hope you get some answers soon. HUGS!

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Saturday errands to do...

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Would like to "take it easy" today but have to do some errands and straighten up the living room and kitchen.

I still have headache off and on and think it is sinuses/neck and or combination of several things including a lingering migraine..... I think I will try some Tylenol Extra Strength and later after I am not driving I might try some leftover pain pills.

I definitely will try to go swimming today. Yesterday I got to the gym and my neck went into spasms while I was putting on my swim suit so I only steam roomed and whirlpooled and did a few exercises in the whirlpool.

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MSLZZY 11/6/2010 6:22PM

    Just a thought-you might want to consult a chiropractor. When my oldest DD has migraines, it
means a bone has shifted in her neck. Usually she goes in for a treatment and the migraines stop.
HUGS!

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CATLADY52 11/6/2010 5:28PM

    I feel for you with the headache. emoticon

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/6/2010 12:58PM

    I hope so also. Your plan sounds good. emoticon

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Called in sick today.... still have headache and feel all wrung out...

Friday, November 05, 2010

I slept and woke up, ad nauseaum...kept waking up in spite of my CPAP. I called in sick at my usual wake up time of 5:00 a.m., fed the cats and went back to bed for about 3 more hours. I think today is just for resting and sparking.

I had someone suggest the migraines could be hormonal but I am not on hormones and I am postmenopausal. My best friend thinks it is stress as I do have a fair amount of stressful situations in my life at present.

Whatever it is, today will just be a "me" day and resting time to collect my thoughts and pay some bills since today is payday.

Thanks for comments on my recent blogs from Spark Friends.

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MARPET44 11/6/2010 7:28AM

    I hope you had a restful "me" day. You have been under a lot of stress and it takes awhile to recover from your knee surgery. Hope all is well today. Have a great weekend.

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MSLZZY 11/5/2010 9:39PM

    Everyone deserves a "me" day! Hope it gets better tomorrow!

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CATLADY52 11/5/2010 6:08PM

    Good for you. emoticon emoticon

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/5/2010 2:18PM

    emoticon Staying at home is the best thing you could do, I think.

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JEANUT 11/5/2010 10:14AM

    Sorry to hear you are still having headaches.
Try to get some rest sweetie.

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MARITAK 11/5/2010 9:59AM

  Thanks for the update. Rest well today. emoticon

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Had to leave work early due to migraine...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

First I had the scintillating scotomata and then a headache hit. So as soon as I didn't feel dizzy I drove home and am resting in my recliner, sparking...and resting...I don't know if there is a connection, but last night I slept 11 hours and felt almost drugged in the morning and had trouble waking up....Perhaps getting too much sleep was a contributor to having a migraine....I can't think about that too much right now...still have headache and probably should just shut my eyes and rest....

  
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PICKIE98 11/4/2010 6:10PM

    Been there, doen that for years, UNTIL I STOPPED TAKING Premarin, estrogen therapy!! Turns out, all those years, it was hormonal,, I did not connect the two until after I made the decision to stop taking it, but within two weeks I realized, no more headaches!! I used to get them about four times a month while taking it,, they lasted three days, I could not see out of one eye, vomiting and nausea, in bed 24/7 never again ahd one after.. talk to your doc and see if it is hormonal

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MARITAK 11/4/2010 5:34PM

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CATLADY52 11/4/2010 5:33PM

    They sound terrible, migranes. I've never experienced one but I can try to imagine. Sounds miserable. Hope you feel better. emoticon

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JOFOR15 11/4/2010 5:17PM

  Sorry. I remember my migraine days. They weren't fun.


Thank GOD I do not get them anymore!

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MSLZZY 11/4/2010 5:06PM

    DD1 has migraines and she's a teacher. How she does it, I haven't a clue. Rest those eyes and hope you feel better tomorrow. HUGS!

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