Dear TRS 1960, Thank goodness for this site, because I am looking for information like everyone and certainly have not thought of every answer.
I admit, at times I am lazy. I feel better and then want to put a bit of energy towards something other than thinking about my pain. Then I get worse, hurt so much, I can't look for answers for my problem. I can be such a dummy, at times.
I know I am having an awful week, thus unable to sleep due to the low barometric pressure in my area of the country this week. First, very cold snowy days, and now I can hear the rain and wind outside the back door.
Too many sleepless nights this week, and I know the sleep deprivation only adds to the pain.
Thanks for all the tips. Even when you are discussing other topics, some of the info relates back and gives me ideas, which can help.
Take Care, AprilRose9
P.S. Your daugter, yeah #16 is lovely, fierce, strong and she looks like a very hardworking, talented athlete. I can see why you are a proud parent.View Thread
Dear TRS 1960, Sometimes I am not very good at getting my point across and I think I failed when I posted this rant.
My M.D. is o.k. and I would not leave based on his current tx, but I object to the staff in his office and their indifferent attitude towards the patients.
Funny, I was taught to treat patients with kindness and respect. My feeling is if they do not like working around patients; go work in a big box store.
Having a week with nasty, increased pain. Wanted to explain why I haven't checked in much with you, but you have been in my prayers,(you and your family), for all the financial strain and others to get better for the family.
Dear bj1208, Good suggestions. As someone with SI joint pain, I am guessing you feel many of the same limitations I feel on an almost daily basis. I thought I was in pain when I had back and bilateral leg pain. The SI joint pain and the increased leg pain that has come with it, is so much worse than I had previously experienced. You think you are in pain--until you are REALLY in pain.
I have noticed all the good work and time you and others put into this site. Thank you.
YI was awake all night, yet again this week, due to SI joint pain. Does anyone have any suggestions to get comfortable at night? Hour after hour, my husband is sleeping soundly and I am trying my best not to disturb his sleep.
Can't sleep on my left side, nor the right and still too painful to sleep on my back. I have had so many sleepless nights in a row. Any suggestions would be appreciated.View Thread
Dear TRS 1960, FINALLY finished the book you recommended over a month ago. I will probably give a longer review than you wish, but buck up because I, as ever, am full of opinions on this subject.
1.A good overview for the lay person. When I was in school.(now stop with the Donna Reed style jokes), my then boyfriend was finishing medical school. We had studied together for years, so we talked about what clinical rotation we were on at the time and he often looked over my textbooks. He remarked at the detail nursing students studied vs. medical students and felt we learned just what they learned, but just a little less detail of study. With human anatomy lab, anatomy and physiology the overview for most of the book was a very basic review. It never hurts to review and glad I read everything page for page.
2. I related mostly to the story of the woman loosing her arm to a passing car doing a side swipe to her vehicle, and the subsequent visit from her husband the first evening of her accident.
3. I liked the last chapter the best and wish he was still alive and I could applaud him for his stance concerning the lack of money going in the direction of pain research.
4. The number of back surgeries done in the USA is disconcerting. I would have to look this up and see how he arrived at the prcentages given in this section of the book. I took a few brief notes as I read, but they were only a few words, page numbers or paragraph references.
5. It is too long to write this part, but I liked the first ENTIRE paragraph, last section of it, on page 163.
6. Thank you for the recommendation and I would like to read some of his other books, containing more detailed information on the subject of pain.
Hope all is well. Didn't check in yesterday, in the first place, you don't need a creepy stalker and in the second place, I was feeling the cold weather front in my area. Picture a larger version of Peyton Place, with long, cold, snowy winters. It is in the teens and at the "0"-feels like stage.
Hope I checked the right area for the photographs. I looked at the Banquet 2012 slideshow of stills. Do hope I went to the area you wanted me to check out. They are AMAZING! To see the color, composition catching the action, the athletic nature of the sport amid the beautiful backdrop of the area, the dark and light catching the expressions on the faces and even the muscles in their strong legs. All of these lovely, strong athletic women must be so happy to have the photos to capture their hard work, relationships and remember later what they looked like in their teens. Trust me as you age, even if you were never vain or thought you were pretty, you wish you had a record of you with a low percentage of body fat. I used to run 5-6 miles a day, was a gymnast and foil fenced in college, only to have very few photos of me during that time. Thanks for sharing the photographs. Is the pretty young lady, with the stunning reddish hair, your daughter?
Take care. Will check back in in a couple of days and see how you are feeling. When I don't see anything posted, I assume you are o.k. AprilRose9View Thread
Dear TRS 1960, You don't mention if you are feeling any better, but you gave me alot of info, so I hope that means your pain level is down a bit.
Well someone is quite angry with me and I am sorry I took the time to try to help. Big waste of my energy. Kill the messenger when you do not like the info. Stupid me! I thought when someone requested to hear from others on this site, who had previous experience with womething and wanting feedback, they would be prepared to hear the good and the bad. I do think people should ask for what they really want, and in this case, someone wanted their hand held, and nothing more. Oh well, we are all different and I just happen to like making decisions based on the most information at hand. While I am sure, you and I will have differences of opinion, I appreciate your sticking up for me. Enough said, on the issue.
Will look up your photographs. What a lovely thing to do for your girls, their teammates and the parents. While they love having them now, it will be more precious as the years pass to have the images of their talent on the field.
I have to apologize again, for all the silly mistakes I make. My husband cannot believe you have the patience to read through my mess. He has shown me how to set up the area to write and paste, so I have an area to check my mistakes, but I use it so infrequently, I forget how to do all the steps.
Your goals as parents, are wonderful ones and I am sure your daughters will be grateful as they make wise choices for themselves. Having an education and career is imperative, especially with all the inconceivable events which happen in our lives. Mine is nothing like I had wanted or expected for myself. Use me, as a cautionary example to your daughters; do not take these routes. Having wonderful, caring and devoted parents is a gift all children wish they had in their lives. I kind of raised myself and you can tell how that worked out for me.
Going to look up your photographs. By the way, my book did not arrive and I had expected it last week. Unable to track the package, so will have to contact the seller. Looking forward to reading it.