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Started by upanddown on 11/20/2012 3:05pm

Maybe we could start this blog for no specific reason other than to encourage, advise, vent or visit. To laugh, cry or just share everyday things that we go through.
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sounds good to me,,,Ill B the first by starting with,,I went to do some last minute shopping which turned into a three hour ordeal as I chugged along the store with the intensions of getting just a few pies,,but 209.00 later,( why do the prices seem to go up for the holidays ?). I woke up today saying I can do this,,,well, I thought wrong. As we all have said we will B paying for it later,well later cant wait,,Im paying for it NOW, and the zinfindel doesnt seem to B helping and nor do the meds.Why cant they just come up w a majic pill. Ive already exceeded my monthly dosage which brings me to B short again by 2 weeks. They prescribe these Mickey Mouse dosages that do squat.And you have to love it when you pick them up and the pharmacist looks at you like a drugie and tells you to B careful w this they R strong.My new PM doc is still only allowing me one narcotic @ 4 pills per day,Every hospital Ive worked at PM meant one 12hr med 2x daily and pecocet 5/325 two tabs evry 4-6 hrs for breakthrough pain..Ive moved my appoint up 2 weeks , so its 2morro to show him my new reports and that Im in exruciating pain, and that the percocets @ 4 tabs a day just isnt cuttin it.. I could understand if we were walking around like zombies and drooling but we're not,,Over time your tolerence gets higher, not to mention the increase in pain because my spine is CRUMBLING like sand,I always get so anxious B4 my appointments, Its so degrating,and embarrising,,having to ask (plead) for help for something stronger,,and as always (havnt found one yet) that understands and changes meds or increases dose,I end up running out and of to the ER I go cause I cant bare the pain.I guess Ill find out 2morro..Hope everyone has a somewhat comfortable evening..Rene :)

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Hey Janet,,Where R all u guys,,is everything OK. How was your holiday? I havnt heard from You,Trish Lorine,,Dana I heard from yeasterday. Where is everyone,,Im lost without U guys,,havny heard from anyone since thanksgiving eve. Im starting to get a complex. I cant keep up w/all the newbies asking questions,,I need the resst of the Spinettes,lol..,I guess I'll just wait somemore,,but U guys R killing me,,All my friends have left me in the dust. Would someone please come out n Play..haha..Im gonna strt talking to myself soon..Miss everyone of ya's. Love Rene :)

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You're barely gonna start talking to yourself Rene? Come on now, you're starting to fall behind, lol. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, I'm not exactly one of the "spinettes",but wanted to say hi, regardless, everyone will pop up soon. My moms is still in town and was hoping to be here for my surgery, but you know how authorization with insurance goes, so it looks like I might be driving myself home after surgery, lol. We did alot of cooking though, cookies, pies,yams,rolls,potatoes, turkey, . Even though the girls did most of the cooking, I had to feel useful and did my part, paid for it like usual, but all worthwhile. :) Have a good night. !!!!

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How ya doin Justin? So does this mean U dont have a surgery date or was it just changed?Im sure mom is dissapointed too that she cant B there. I hear ya on the overdoin it on thanksgiving,,im a hurtin pup also,,But it was well worth it. Now comes xmas,,I did all my shopping on amazon,,saving my energy for the eve and the day. Another 2 day cooking and eating fest.The eve is bigger,,its an italian tradition,12 fishes to B cooked for each apostle,,so its more work,,The day is more layed back,kind of like a normal sunday dinner.what R your plans? did U get to your shopping yet? Just think after the surgery youll B good as new.Keep us posted as to when it will be,your in my prayers,,your are part of the spinettes,,we forgot to tell you were actually called Spine and the spinettes,,lol,,,stay positive,,TTY soon Rene :)

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Spine and spinettes,huh? Lol that's a good one . Already done with christmas shopping, that's crazy, I haven't even started: ( I hope the disability kicks in and sends back pay cuz if not, my daughter may have a pretty sad one this year. They told me they should have an answer last week, and doc was also supposed to rush his report out by last week as to get my surgery authorized for today, but with everyone having a short week, I didn't get any news. Guess I'll find out today as soon as everywhere opens. Christmas eve is bigger in Mexico also, usually all big parties and traditions happen on eve rather than christmas day. I got used to it, but thanksgiving I miss having the family all together at grandmas place, so it was cool to have mama down with us at least. She wants to fly back tmrw and asked if I wanted her to come back down for my surgery. My wife can't cross the border yet, we had problems with her papers the first time around and have to start all over, hopefully next year. We've been putting it off. So yeah, we don't really have anything planned yet for xmas but its coming around soooo fast. Hope you were able to get a good nights sleep yesterday, :))

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I'm back...
Thanksgiving, my husbands family has more than their fair share of crazies, omg! And to think I gotta do this again next month! ( I'm going to need more than ativan for that.) The wine didn't help me either Rene, not when I'm hurtin' that bad, add in being over tired and stressed, well, you know what I'm saying. So here I am at least 10 pounds heavier and feeling like hell and you go and mention you're done with xmas shopping! I'm thinking about hiring a professional xmas shopper. ( Is there such a thing?) I guess it wasn't so bad, I realized that even in my doped up condition, I'm one of the more rational people in the family. (Maybe that's why.) So come xmas, I'm going to be armed and ready...lol
So, how many of this little spine family have their trees put up? My tree has been in the attic with the spidies, so I'm not looking forward to getting it out of the box.
Rene, how did your Dr. app go?
Justin, Immigration is a lot of red tape isn't it. I came over from England in 1980 and I bet it's worse now. Hope you get that surgery soon and feel better.
Well, I think it's 5 o-clock somewhere so I'm going to have a glass of wine soon and maybe think about getting dressed (or not)! But I'm going to stay in this universe and see what I've missed. Hope to read more from you soon,
Janet. :)

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Thanks Janet, and surprisingly our tree is up and decorated. :D and yes the immigration ordeal sucks. In a way its my fault cuz I crossed my wife myself illegally back before 9/11 and it was easy then, and we were so frustrated, my daughter was born in the states , so when I filed her papers, they realized she had crossed illegally and we hired a couple different lawyers who screwed us over, so we lost interest in a way, but have to start from beginning either way. For the past 6-7 years I've been crossing the border every day for an almost always 7 day work week, and that gets old quick. Waking up at 2:30,3:00 just to get to work by 6 and still be late sometimes. So now I'm the illegal one living in mexico, lol:)

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Does anyone know of any remedies for bone spurs on heels of feet, my poor mom goes through so much pain, but just rather deal with it than go get injections,etc. I'm gonna take her to see a specialist today, as they are way less expensive here

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Bone spurs on feet...the only thing I can think of before she goes to the Dr. is the heal inserts for shoes that a specifically for heal spurs. You may have to get them from a podiatrist to be any good though.
Those are long hours you travel/work...I can't sit in a car for more than 15 minutes before my left leg in numb and back is in spasms. So I don't drive anymore, probably one of the reasons I'm such a homebody. (Literally!)
Oh the TREE, dang it...I'm passing that $ onto the kids and hubby. I'm still recovering from Thanksgiving!
Keep posting,
Janet. :)

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Thank you, we'll find out hopefully something for her today, she already wears only certain shoes, but I doubt they are from a podiatrist, so if needed I'm gonna tie her up, and take her in.

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Justin, lol. Yep, tied up parents always goes down well. I hope she finds some relief soon. And you too. :)
Janet. :)

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Momma is sooo stubborn, I made the appt, anyway and gonna drag her down there around 1:00. And yes that border wait of 2-3 hrs, can be extremely hard, I haven't crossed only when necessary the past 4 months, but when I do and finally get outta the truck my leg is numb,and whatevers not cramps up really bad, almost like someone smacked it with a small sledgehammer as hard as they could, not to mention my back. Even if I have an appt. later in the day, I'll get to the border in the early morning so as not to take so long sitting uncomfortably. Take care, relax and have a good day. :)

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