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My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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soo glad I still on the team with u

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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Neither this team nor my 'all screwed up team' has a lot going on, but I have decided to just go down to one fusion team. So I will be sticking with 'all screwed up'. I know that some of you are there to and maybe we will communicate there. I don't see much in the way of leaders here anymore.I will try to stop by at least once a week on the stop by chat area. If I don't see you on that team and I can help in anyway , just send me a private mail. Best of Luck.

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1/1/13 8:47 A

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2 ALL amy ur new year b filled w many blessings

I have found that walking irritates my back but the bike whether stationary or bicycle it doesn't irritate me as much

when I do certain exercises my back goes numb not sure how long its been going on cause I didn't know until I went to wipe sweat off my back & realized that I didn't really feel the rag so when I realized about the numbness dr said not to worry right now but to keep a record of it in case it gets worse so now I find myself checking my back while exercising

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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Hi everyone and hope you all had a great holiday season. I watch my great nephew who is 6 during hunting season and he figured hey I have a cold and I am sure my Aunt and uncle want it. 2 weeks dry cough and laryngitis and so on and I missed work and ate stuff like soft cookies and tons of soup and lets not forget the cure all fried chinese food! Lol. Well I stayed the same weight thank goodness over the holidays but I should have done better and now of course I feel like why did I do it. But tell you all what over a week I sat and took the cold medicine and only walked one day and took time off from work. I did not sleep well at all but my back did not hurt much at all and the nerve pain wasn't there. I started eating right, and working out a few days ago and I can not straighten out after sitting and my back and hips hurt like crazy and the nerves are burning at night and cramping of my calf is back waking me up when I doze off. Now I know I need to exercise but MY BACK DID NOT HURT AS MUCH FROM NOT DOING HARDLY ANYTHING.I was happy at that and now the pain is back and I do walk videos, a Richard simmons video and ride an exercise bike and my doctor said this shouldn't be the cause of my pain. So I wonder what is up with this picture if I am exercising and stretching why does this cause such pain afterwards and during? I think these doctors and surgeons need to see a shrink. Well I am going to continue with my life style change and wonder why I am not losing hardly at all.19 weeks and I have lost 16 pounds. I guess when then said it comes off slow after 50 years of age they sure weren't kidding!

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I do hope it isnothing. Keep us posted.

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12/26/12 8:51 A

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been going to the gym for 2 wks now ride my bike there

i m waiitng 4 a call back form my surgeon cause the other day I noticed something n not sure how long it been going on - I went to wipe sweat off my back & realized that my back was numb around the surgery area not sure how long it been going on n if I didnt wipe the sweat I would never have noticed it went away but now I keep checking it n it seems to happen anytime I stand to long or walk - praying its nada

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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12/9/12 11:04 A

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u r right we do know r bodies better then any1 n I hate yes I hate when drs dont want 1 listen cause I"ve had a few of them I know wat I'm feeling

I miss working n financially we would b better off if I could @ least get part time but its just not possible especially when I mad days like today its the pain n inflamation in the legs, bak n arms
yesteday I couldnt deal w being around ppl I wanted to just smash things everything was making me snappy

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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12/8/12 8:12 P

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Hi emoticon ,

That hip pain may indeed be real and from the hip. I ended up with severe greater thochanter bursitis in both hips after how bad I walked from my back from surgery. Also I had the sciatica going through the piriformis muscle getting impinged there as well. I don't recommend a piriformis resection because I got worse after that.

Also were you say after a while you swear you have bone grinding on bone. That is a possibility too. Two different surgeries in my past were for facet joints grinding against each other causing severe pain. It took one year of 6:30 am appointments before the doctor finally heard what I said from the beginning that as I walked you could hear the bone passing each other. Finally one day, he had me remove my shoes and then he was entranced with it all. I had to undergo a worthless surgery of a psoas muscle release to prove what I already knew, that it was indeed my spine not in my hip. In fact, I just learned when out in CO, that my psoas muscle is now severly atrophied.

So I am just telling you, no one knows your body better than you do If your hips are giving you a lot of pain ask either your ortho of internist to check your greater trochanter for bursitis. I got injections the day they diagnosed t inthe office. I now take celebbrex daily and put on lidoderm patches over each trochanter when I go to bed and wear them for 10 hours. I still am in severe pain but most of the time I can get it under control between the oxycotin and percocet.

I also wanted to say that I certainly understand that people can't stop by daily. I certainly don't. I was just pointing out that people like you and I should be proud of ourselves for not bailing, doing our best even if it isn't what we expect. You are doing great tracking, that is 90% of it in my opinion. It makes us aware.

I am so impressed with you that you push through the pain and work. I understand that life probably doesn't give you much in the choice department. I am lucky that my parents were able to keep meon, both living with them and on their insurance for life as especially now I couldn't work no matter what. Be so proud of what you are accomplishing and I look forward to reading your posts when ever you get a chance. Enjoy the holidays, hopefully with friends and family.

Kimberly

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I am still here but I wrote on my blog that going to work coming home by 5pm,making dinner, doing dishes,playing with dog and exercising it's almost 8pm and I just am in pain and watch tv and fall asleep. I am not a morning person I get up at 5:45 am drink a cup of coffee get ready for work and it's a 35 minute drive. At work by 8am and have tea and breakfast and I check work emails and start at 8:30. So this time of year I always have a hard time with spending time on the computer. I do track and record exercise and try to read a random blog to keep in touch. Some days I check to see if you all checked in. Weight coming off so slow it's heart breaking. Going threw my change of life and take 1800mg of Gabapentin and just had my 7 month check up. Doctor says the medicine is making my weight come off this slow but keep up trying to lose weight. I am going back to have nerves retested as they are worse in my legs. They are concerned they my have gotten impinged in surgery and a new mri. They are worried that more of my back is messed up or the nerve impingement or last but not least maybe i am really slow healer! Well the bone has grown back and the hardware isn't bent! I told them since I do not want permanent disability they need to fill a script for pain meds as I am going to work and resting.PLEASE, has never done anything for my back. Pelvic tilts and sideways motions kill me still and walking after awhile I swear I feel bone grating and I have spasms and I keel over with pain. Same pain in butt like a foot kicked me and they left there steel toe in me! LOL. My hips hurt and my left leg is bothering me more than it did presurgery. I said doc do you think this has been my whole back right along falling apart and you aren't checking enough? Well of course not he says but even the ortho doesn't want to me there as he said with the nerve doctor your back is bad go back to neuro. Oh well I came home and cried I can not afford another surgery and I am living off credit cards and I really need to be more positive with life, Well take care how is it going?

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12/6/12 9:26 A

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I think if I didnt stay on sparks I would have gained back even more weight then I did after my surgery
not to mention I love m spark friends some of the best relationships I have r on here

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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12/5/12 9:41 P

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Definitely true. Come January 1 and everyone pops up with the coming years resolution. Those that will make it are the people who stay with Spark losing and gaining, tracking and doing what they can. I am proud of all of us who haven't given up on ourselves amist all the seasonal activity and how we keep plugging away at the new lifestyle not a resolution.

Yeah us!

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12/4/12 9:51 P

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I think this time of yr ppl get busy n forget to take care of themselves

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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Seems pretty dead. I guess that either means every is doing fairly well, or that the team has very few members still on spark.

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still here

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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Is anyone still on here.i havent been here in while.

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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A BLESSFUL THANKSGIVING TO ALL

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My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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11/12/12 11:06 A

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ty

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
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Wow, you really were lucky to get out of their safely. Glad the sun was 'shining' on you within the awful storm.

I also am not much of a people person. I have a very close small family and that is who I spend my time with.

Glad you are happy being on one floor now. Enjoy your new home.

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Maga,

we actually packed the truck during the hurricane

I havent met anyone around here yet my granddaughter n hubby have (I'm not much of a ppl person)
my bac is ok the nerves in my neck hurt me more these days but anytime I do too much my bac still tells me & not so nicely either

I have been fighting fo r my disability for 2 yrs now; basically I live off my dad until hubby gets a job but we r full time caregivers 4 my dad who is an amputee confide to a wheelchair w limited use of his left arm



I really pray u find ur balance n i know its hard but dont push too hard
u have come along way always remember that

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I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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Maga,

I am glad to hear you sold and left your home before the hurricane hit. O am sorry for all your former neighbors, it is a very tough situation.

I hope you quickly make new friends in your new state. How is all working out with your back? Do you need towork or are you retired?

I have been trying to do more and I can't. I have been in severe pain for two weeks and finally by Wednesday, I wasn't covering the pain so I had to stop pretendingI could do more than I can. I am doing just a few exercises and have cut my walk from two 25 minute walks a day to two 10 minute walks. I hope to get more improvement and get back to were my life is two smaller time exercise sessions and my 25 minute walks aith maybe a 20 minute grocery store outinga couple times a week. I hope eventually things will change because mentally living this life will be tough to wrap around. I really can't sit comfortably at all, I can eat out for about 45 minutes but not to be able to enjoy it. I'll see as time goes on.

As for Paggy, the best that ways I know not to rupture more discs is to avoid stressing them. Avoid canterleevered positions, use proper body mechanics andremember that the next level is always weaker. Just use caution, avoid fast,twisting moves and pounding of the spine.

Edited by: ONBEACHSIDE at: 11/11/2012 (16:40)
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sorry to hear its been a rough time for both of u but praying it gets easier
n Beach I'm always glad to hear from u no matter what

as for my sold the family home then got hit by the hurricane n lost the tin roof n a tree hit the bac of the house lucidly for us it was no longer our problem
ohh and I moved 525 miles from Jersey to North Carolina we only know 1 person down here my lil sis n she lives about an hr away
we now live ina mobile home so everything is on 1 flr much easier 4 both me n grumpy (my dad)
so its me hubby grumpy n my 7 yr granddaughter La who I raised up until I had my surgery last yr


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My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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hello..have been mia .I need to be on site to hear how to prevent more spine -disk rupturing.Always afraid I will put another one out.

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I have VERY mixed feelings about being home.

Yes, it is nice to see the house is still here. I was happy to get back into a queen sized bed instead of the twin . For me, unfortunately, that is where it stops.

Being away for therapy, renting a house, therapy was the goal. Mom was even going to therapy for her back. Dad had nothing that required his attention. The problem definitely does not have to do with attention. I actually would not mind walking by myself.

What it is- I see how much needs to be done and I am so very far from being able to anything. I am feeling more depressed than the whole time in Vail. There I only saw progress since there wasn't much to be done. If you recall, just before this happened two years ago we were still building the house. The kitchen had just been finished with the exception of installing all the pull out doors. Just before leaving, Dad had to pull up the carpet and put in wooden floors. He got my areas completed so I could get around. He still has that to finish. I had been doing the trim work. That which I completed had to be removed for the new flooring. He still has to finish what I did and what I still have to do. I used to mow and trim the yard and tend the gardens, he now has to hire someone because he is afraid he doesn't have enough life left to get it all done.

I am so far from where I was before surgery- ready to die. I now have a life to live. It just is so far from the life I used to have. It will take some time to be able to find happiness with the life I have had restored. I had no idea how much was at home to make me realize how far I am from being a useful member of the family.

Maga, you are probably sorry you asked but thanks for doing so.

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10/13/12 9:26 P

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so how does it feel to finally b back home

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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Thanks, I got home safely and got out of CO in the nick of time. I too, as I am sure many others with back and joint troubles, are not fans of the cold weather. It was funny in that the morning I left, there was no snow in Vail but about a half mile before getting to Vail Pass there was snow along the road. When we got down to Golden and then Denver there was snow- not a lot but snow none the less. We had planned to stop a lot to walk and the temps were in the 30's with the Canadian air mass and the walks were far and few between.
I started with therapy here today. They agreed to once a week since I have so much equipment at home and they think I have a good head and understanding of the back. As I should since I have dealt with this for 34 years.

I hope you have handicapped parking and can park near an indoor mall to be able to get into warmth ASAP. Take care.

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Have a safe trip home and glad to hear your success. as the weather is turning cold here in N.Y. my pain is increasing and the doctor said sorry and i wont leave my family or my new granddaughter for a warmer climate. So any how if the pain gets worse I should go back. Seriously as if I wouldn't go back and complain! Take care everyone.

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Hi. Is the pain kind of at a status quo nowor do you have good and bad days.

I have my last pt appointment in Vail Colorado tomorrow. We mail out the last of our boxes tomorrow and will start the four day drive home Friday morning. I have mixed feelings about being done here. I have made a lot of progress. I say I am about at the midway point. I am about as far away from the worst i have been as I am from the best that I was two years ago.
Meredith, my therapist, took it slow and orderly. She is basically just giving me he advice to try things and see how I feel before continuing or taking a break and retrying them before giving up on anything totally. She seems to think I will eventually get everything back but she told my mom that it would likely take another 1 1/2 years to make the progress seeing that I didn't walk at all for 2 years. She admits that it is hard for me to believe that since I feel my body as it is today.

I did find a therapist who uses the pilates reformer and swiss ball. I told them that I would have a therapy request for both those pieces of equipment. I will start the Wednesday after I return hopefully just once a week. I mainly want to make sure that my form is right as I use my reformer at home.

So a new time starts back home in Florida and time will tell what changes ultimately.

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hi everyone

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Kathy, I am so sorry that the pain is as bad as before surgery. Has it gotten worse since returning to work? Are you able to do light duty or are you letting yourself do too much, which is easy to do. Do I recall correctly that you do not take pain meds? If that is the case, have you thought of asking for some pain meds?
emoticon emoticon You are doing great with the weight loss. Just do your best remembering that two pounds is a lot for one week and if it drops to half a pound a week that would still be magnificent.
I do hope that things for you and your pain do find a point of improvement. It is tough when you need a job for the health insurance yet the job is too demanding too early physically. When do you go back to your doctor? He hadn't wanted you to return to work as early as you needed-right? I hope I am keeping it all straight since I was obviously too lazy to go back and reread before answering.
I am glad you are feeling like you are getting some friends on the different teams. Often I think it is easier to be more honest with folks we do not know face to face. I am enjoying the time talking to you. Take care.

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I wish you success Kimberly. So sorry if it involves more pain as if this group needs more pain. I am amazed that I lost 2 pounds this week and cried as the pain is just like before surgery but I to kept going, You all give me so much hope and yes I feel tears coming right now because I never thought and a healthy life style site I would meet such good,understanding and caring FRIENDS! Even if Never meet you all face to face or even one person I hope that no one minds being friends long distance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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u r an angel amongst us

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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Thanks, I hope they work as well. At first it seemed as if the doctor wasn't optomistic enough to try them. After talking about when the pains started and his examination, he seemed to think it was worth a try. I agreed especially after learning that there are no other possible alternatives to try. So if nothing else, this experimental procedure has bought 4-6 weeks of hope for improvement. He had warned me how painful it would be and I didn't find it painful at all. He said I would get worse before getting better. I woke up yesterday morning, as I said in no extra pain, but my legs didn't work well at all. I was back to worse thn when I arrived for therapy. Luckily, by the afternoon, a switch flipped, andmy walking went pretty much back to normal. So a short scare and now wait and see.

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Kimberly I really hope the injectons help. I need to go get that yapping, dog he must be stuck. Then I need too go back to my mail and regain the food channel new team

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I love snow cover peaks

yes I occasionally do try a few of the dishes n Iove learning new ways 2 cook things that I already make

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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Kathy, Golden is a lovely community. My Mom's brother and sil and nephew and his wife have also settled into Golden.
This morning I saw snow on some more peaks and we are getting calls for rain/snow showers throughout the week-no accumulation.

I just returned from a new doctor. He just did platelet rich plasma injections (prp) into the hip flexors. It will be 4-6 weeks before we will know if it helped or not. I'm into my final two weeks in Vail. It will be hard to go home and yet good to go back to my own home. So,I am down to 5 more PT appointments. I will have some restictions for the rest of the time here due to the prp.

Maga, do you try many dishes from the Food Network?

Katy, are you around now?

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Love any food channel but I never have all the stauff to make things! Kimberly my mom lives in Golden!

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ty I m just trying to find things to b interested in n figure since I watch so much food network y not find other ppl 2 chat w about it


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I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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Maga, cool to see you started a new team for Food Network Addicts. I'll need to check it out as well as the food network. I watched it religiously 12 years ago and hardly ever since. If I get some time I'll check it out.

WTG taking on leading a team!

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this is my favorite time of yr with all of the colors

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I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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Kathy, I am Kimberly, feel free to use my real name if you would like. Do let me know which name(s) you both prefer to go by while on the board.

Sounds like you had a nice walk. I am a bit envious. The colors are at peak now in Vail and I look up onto the mountain trails and think how nice it would be to go hiking. This will likely be my last time in the mountains as I leave in October. The first snows have occured in the higher elevations, about 2500 feet higher than Vail Valley.

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Kathy my name is Marcia pronounced marsha yes like the brady bunch song

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I am sorry if I did not tell anyone my name is Kathy. And if I forget your names sorry again.

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Yes it seems like I join a team and I don't do big crowded teams to much and after I join they shut down! So I agree where is everyone? Well here is a nonback comment. I walked the woods again tonight with my husband and dog "Chico". It is so beautiful under the pines and the fall colors coming out and the fall smell. It was wonderful!!!!!!

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YOOOU HOOOOO! Anybody around? I know that Orange and I have communicated lately. Katy is involved in work. But I hope people start popping in since it feels as if this team isn't too busy anymore. I recognize that most folks think they have to talk about back problems here but just saying hi or what fun thing you may be up to is welcomed. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I know the path of not "looking" as if there is anything wrong. I wasn't obvious until two years ago. I had left college 15 years ago due to pain. I then went back to a local university, George Mason University. One day a guy in a wheelchair chewed me out for parking in handicapped.I yelled back that if the doctors would cut the nerves to my legs then maybe I would be in less pain them him and I would happily trade with the guy. I remember calling home in tears. People make great assumptions and they need to learn to bite their tongue. I had surgery again a few years later and bought about 20 years of not using handicapped parking.

Hopefully you can ignore people who critisize you because they do not know any better. It is good if you are getting relief from the gabapentin. Any pain relief is better than none.

Take care!

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It sounds beautiful! Sorry about your abs it is good we have etch other as not to many people understand. Everyone says I don't look like I have pain. Sorry I will get a neon light installed on my forehead. My nerve pain hasn't been as bad now that they maxed out the gabapentin. I am sleepy but can't stay asleep. Oh well it could be worse as they say. Keep up the pt someone else sent me a note saying it's been over 6 months and they see some improvement. So I will learn to go slow. OMG I bent over from sitting on tub edge to put on my sneaker it pulled my back, I gasped in pain and opposite leg got a charlie horse I thought the charlie horses from my back and swelling where gone. I guess that was where my ROM has lessened. Doctor warned me I would lose range of motion. to lean over and put on shoes there was no give at all in my back! Well have a great day and week talk to you later

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I was in Golden Friday. I saw snow on some mountaintops and the colors are beautiful on the drive down from Vail.

I've worn hardbraces formed on me four times. The first times I wore it for a year and my stomach came out very strong - totally unexpected from most. This last one, I wore for three and a half months and I feel as if my core is non exisitent. But this time I started with a year of not even being able to walk so a lot of my muscles had been destroyed by surgery. I can't even feel my core working very much even into my fourth month of PT. It is frustrating since before the problems. I was well on my way to six pack abs, they were very defined. But, alas- no more ;(

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I wondered what happened to everyone on this site. Staying on program and working all those hours is great news and I do bet Colorado is great my mom lives by Golden and I went one week to visit years ago and would love to go back. Did any one ever wear a hard back brace for three months and notice stomach is even flabbier than when I weighed 60 pounds more than I do now? Take care ladies

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I do love it, I love a job that keeps me busy. I bet you will be glad to get home. I had a moment and t hought i would stop in bbl all have an awesome day



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Sorry you are keeping so busy. It does seem as though you are much happier with this new job.

I am down to my final three weeks here in CO. Tomorrow's high is 49. This is the first really cool weather since I have been here. Brrrrr! The trees are gourgeous all bright yellow and orange in contrast with the deep evergreens.

Take care all.

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Hey ladies sorry to be missing in acting, this new job is kicking my butt busy. and for the next 6 weeks they are doing maintenance on the nuke plant we call it an outage. so my work is doubles an i am working alot of over time so working and sleeping and STAYING ON PROGRAM just thought i would check in and say hi. missing you all



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Hi Katy and Orange,

Katy, glad you are doing well.

Orange, I don't know about the knot. I do know it can take years for the nerves to heal, which is not what you want to hear.

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Does anyone get like a knot in the back of their calf ? My right leg which is worse with the nerve damage then my left, both of which get quick cramps any time during the day or night,has been very sore and when I step I feel the tightness. It has been humid and rained all night. My back and legs are killing me. I am moving slow and slept bad and had crazy dreams. Every time I have more pain than I guess I can take I have bad dreams and then I wake to find my legs or leg burning with pain. I will ask my doctor but they usually say well nerves take for ever to heal and so on. But it doesn't help that it hurts to walk and to function like a so called normal person. Hope everyone else is off to a good day

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Thank you my husband says my boss just can't say ok his job is to make it seem hard as he doesn't need the whole work force on light duty for every little ache. Well I also enjoyed the weekend went for a trail walk where there are only a few hills and we bought a log splitter. We heat by wood and we have to borrow every ones log splitter but we have been waiting weeks and no one shows up with the splitter( we always pay cash to use it). So we went to sears and bought the last one. It is nice as my husband got a lot done and I was a wonderful supervisor or so I thought until I got the stare down from my husband and he said "You better go rest your back!" lol So I walked around with the dog. At least he doesn't talk back about my supervision skills.

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Well I figured we needed a new board to post on the other one was getting quite full.
I am well, been busy washing the car, working in the house and yard over the weekend and of course napped LOL love my naps.
Well its monday Payroll Days ick
Orange glad to have you participating and chatting with us. I think your dr can over ride your boss, not sure you can get fired for not being put on light duty but i am no expert, i would check the laws in your state. Good Luck.



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