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5/19/12 9:04 P

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ALONG WITH MY LEFT KNEE BEING IN MORE PAIN THRU THE DAY, I AM ALSO FINDING HERE RECENTLY THAT I AM WAKING UP THRU THE NIGHT AND IN THE MORNING IN MORE PAIN THEN USUAL GETTING OUT OF BED. IT IS LIKE WHERE EVER MY BODY IS TOUCHING THE MATTRESS, IT HURTS. DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENCE?

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5/18/12 2:24 P

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I've heard that too, but when I tried one... emoticon

WE're all different. It takes some trial and error to find what works for each of us... so it was worth a shot...

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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5/18/12 1:56 P

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I swear by 100% is the temperpedic beds. I have tried egg crate foam pads, different mattress including trying to find my number and my pain levels were half after the tempurpedic mattress

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5/17/12 9:02 P

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I sure know how you feel Carol. I am having new problems with my knees, especially my left one. I am not happy about that.....but what do you do. Right?

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5/17/12 7:58 P

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Thank you for the advice. I wonder if the store would allow a long nap to try it out LOL. If I ever learn how to put pics on my computer I will share. emoticon emoticon

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5/17/12 10:32 A

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The only way to know about the eggcrate foam is to try it, since we all react differently... rather an expensive experiment though--you could try 'taking a nap' on one in a mattress store...

My suggestion? Knock off the yardwork! LOL

Sounds funny, doesn't it?...but seriously--THREE HOURS?

With fibro, I don't know how you'd expect that not to affect the joints and muscles in exactly the way you've described.

I myself have some real issues with moving and not moving... too much time at one activity, and the muscles in use--or NOT in use-- begin to seize or cramp. I live with a technique called PACING, courtesy of my stint in a MindBody Institute class on stress reduction. I now have a timer, which is preset for 10 minutes. I work for ten, rest for ten (or twenty, depending on the day! lol), work for ten... I can't do anything for more than ten minutes without paying a price--that includes sitting and resting! LOL I started with only five. I felt like a jack-in-the-box, always sitting or lying down and then popping up again... but it worked. And I added a minute here and a minute there--and when I tried to go past ten, I could do it but I experienced the "oops I over-did it" consequences, so I dropped back down to ten and that's what I do.

It's quite amazing, really, how much you can do in little spurts like that... LOL

The point I'm trying to make here, is that just because you CAN do three hours doesn't mean you SHOULD.

My advice? Cut back. Break the activity into smaller components. Take the time in between that you need, to let your body do what it needs to... Take that break, whether you feel like you need it or not. It's kind of like a sunburn, you may feel just a little sting when it happens, but if you don't get out of it, it's going to get you later.

The compliments you get on your yard are NOT going to make up for the pain you're putting yourself through, or the necessity of medicating because you made that choice. You are a smart person, and you already know you can make better choices.

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P.S. When you get that yard done, send us pictures--but don't break yourself in the process, okay?

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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5/16/12 11:30 P

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I have been getting a lot of low back and hip pain lately. I have been doing a lot of outside yard work for about 3 hrs. a day. My pelvic and hips and upper thighs feel like they want to break. I have been taking more vicoden then normal which I do not like to do. What I want to know since I am a belly sleeper would an egg create pad help or make it worst on my pressure points. Please help. emoticon emoticon

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