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Getting weaker and in more pain..

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Hi all, no time to post photos right now :(
I am very frustrated right now -for two days I have been unable to get into my Hotmail account :( Its the only one I have as I had to shut down my yahoo one that got hijacked :( I have never had trouble with Hotmail before. I have been eager to make contact with my new rheumy. He insisted I e-mail him after I got my blood tests done so he could confirm my e-mail and here it is not working for the first time since I opened it back in 1999!!!
The physiotherapist really worked me over today. She tried a maneuver that made her think now that my arm issue is partly originating in my neck. She pressure pointed all over in my shoulder and neck area and boy, did I have to grit my teeth. She wanted me to tell her if anything she did affected my elbow, but truth be known what she was doing was so intense I forgot all about my poor elbow lol. After this treatment I was sore all over in addition to my elbow. The pain ease spray did not last nearly long enough!! I did end up with better control over my elbow, but the pain was still there. I spent a miserable evening sitting playing bridge when all I wanted was to be home lying in bed :P price of physio went up and is now $60 for only a half an hour.
I did enjoy my trip to the Mineral Springs Spa in spite of the intense elbow pain rendering my arm useless for three days -trying to get in and out of a tight women's bathing suit, prepping my meals (I stayed in a kitchenette light housekeeping cabin) and struggling with a sticking door were all challenges I had to overcome. Learning to be really good at using my left hand and arm only..The massage was a let down -did nothing for me. I think she was too gentle, worried about all my health issues. I felt no more relaxed then when I went in -$88 wasted there. The cabins were separate from the hotel, so I had to walk through the freezing rain and high winds to get into the hotel proper then struggle with a heavy door with a smooth round metal knob. But the great bed, best I have ever slept in, was worth the effort -in spite of the pain I was able to sleep an average of 5-6 hours a night with wake ups, far more than at home. It was a posturepedic, and at first I thought it would be too soft which is bad for a sore back, but it was perfect. I never woke up with back pain.
The weather is here right now is horrible, cold, rainy near freezing. Does nothing to help my condition. Tomorrow I finally get my new orthotics. Hoping like Hell this is the final answer to continued foot problems.
I feel I am getting and weaker and in more pain daily. I have to wonder if this is the result of the new unknown arthritis that is attacking my shoulders, lower back and feet. Ironic the RA would be under a semblance of control while this new one rages on.
I will look forward to the Friday Zumbathon, as it for a charity dear to me, breast cancer.
I will also look forward to Cabela's Lady's day Out which Mom signed up for with me.
One bit of great news -my brother got hired on with a long time reliable computer company that was one of the first started in the our city and has a 100 employees! Ironically, it was in an area he has no expertise and needs training for!! This interviewer put the kibosh on the other interview he had in the same company for which he had experience for -unreal they would not hire him in the field he knows well!!
I hope everyone has a good Thursday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LJR4HEALTH 10/5/2013 5:26PM

    emoticon sorry to hear you are having so much more pain

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BTRTHANEVA 10/5/2013 7:22AM

    As Rosanadanana used to say, if it's not one thing, it's another.... But UNCLE already with your body causing you so much angst!!!

OK, so I'm out of the loop (again). Guess I need to catch up on where you are! A new rheumy, a cabin, the most comfortable bed (yay) and a great physiotherapist session (I'm channeling the positives here). So after I clean my house and wash my rugs, I'll be stopping back to catch up on your prior blogs...

Take GOOD care!!!

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RASPBERRY56 10/4/2013 4:50AM

    Sorry you're struggling so much - maybe at some point you can consider getting one of those beds for your home!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/4/2013 2:25AM

    So sorry you are dealing with so much pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. So happy you were able to get some sleep. What an amazing mattress!!! My DD has one and she loves it too! Sure hope you enjoy the Zumbathon. I just completed a 5K for the Cure.
Prayers, blessings and hugs,

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  I am sorry for your struggles and wishing for must needed relief emoticon

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PCOH051610 10/3/2013 9:05PM

    Oh Linda I hate to hear that you are hurting so much!

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KIMBERLY_Y 10/3/2013 9:01PM

    Sorry to hear that your spa retreat was not relaxing! I hate when the therapist is too gentle too. I hope you feel better soon.

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TINAJANE76 10/3/2013 8:26PM

    So sorry to hear that you're in so much pain. I hope that you're able to get some relief soon and that you can continue to keep your spirits up.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 10/3/2013 8:01PM

    I'm sorry you're having so much pain. Hope it gets better soon.

I'm glad your brother has been hired. Jobs are as scarce as hen's teeth here in the states.

Sending my prayers for healing and thoughts your way.

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WATERMELLEN 10/3/2013 7:48PM

    The weakness and pain sound really grim. I am so sorry that you are having these ongoing struggles: you bear them so bravely.

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1BEACHWALKER 10/3/2013 3:50PM

    That is great that bed gave you a good sleep. You should look into that mattress! I have 4 inch mattress topper that is memory foam and that really helps me sleep with the pain I have!! I will check out that mattress myself next time.
Sorry about the pain and weakness! Hang in there. Sounds like the physio will help you. It always hurts at first, like with the chiropractor. You need a few more visits to feel the benefits. I was wondering about the neck. That happens with me and my arms too.
Take are and stay warm! emoticon

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GIANTPANDA 10/3/2013 3:23PM

    emoticon I am so glad you have a comfortable bed and am hoping the pain is better soon. Good news about your brother's new job!

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CRYSTALJEM 10/3/2013 3:18PM

    Sending lots of hugs and warm weather! That pain is sure a pain! Hope you get more relief soon. I hear you about increased costs. Chiro fees hit me not that long ago along with an increase in a drug cost. Who needs money anyway! Have a better day. CJ

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JUNEAU2010 10/3/2013 3:17PM

    Great news for your brother! I have heard good things about Posturepedic (sp?) - thrilled you got some sleep.

Once again, I wish I had a magic wand for your pain...

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EFFIEANNIE 10/3/2013 2:06PM

    Glad you found a comfortable bed. Now you know what to get when you get a new one. Sorry about your pain issues. Hope you get it controlled soon.

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TEENY_BIKINI 10/3/2013 1:27PM

    Oh, hugs sweetie. Sending big hugs. I hope the orthonics work out too. Feet problems are a bear. I am having surgery on my bunion next year so I am all about the feet now.



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LESLIES537 10/3/2013 1:09PM

    Maybe you can look into one of those beds for your home. Just a thought. I'm so sorry to hear that you are struggling with your pain and elbow. Hang in there, my friend! If anyone can do it, YOU CAN! emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 10/3/2013 11:15AM

    It sounds like you could use a new bed at home!

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HAPPYSOUL91 10/3/2013 9:07AM

    Hope you feel better soon and get to the bottom of this new pain. You are amazing how you keep going even with the pain.

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ROCKPORT9 10/3/2013 8:57AM

    You are amazing! With health challenges, computer find a way to keep moving and things to be glad about. Bless you! Laurel

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JANNY316 10/3/2013 8:53AM

    Hoping your health improves quickly. This disease can be so frustrating. May you have a blessed Thursday.

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SMOCKON 10/3/2013 7:06AM

    Gentle hugs for you, my friend! I hope your new doctor can provide some help.

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MJREIMERS 10/3/2013 7:06AM

    I wish the spa experience was better, but I'm glad you could get a good nigh sleep. I'm not sure how you do it, but it shows what a strong woman you are!! Hang in there and know that positive energy is coming! emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 10/3/2013 5:48AM

    Awe, sorry the spa experience was so bad. Must be so difficult with your arm, then add the e-mail problems so frustrating. Have fun at the zumbathon that should cheer you up. emoticon

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HAPPYNOW26 10/3/2013 2:50AM

    emoticon for you
and this is for Zumba emoticon
and for the Cure! emoticon

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BJPENNY70 10/3/2013 2:13AM

    I really hope your healthy improves. You are amazing!

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