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    04-26-2013, 06:49 PM
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Sorry I can't offer any advice but I so hope something can be done to ease the suffering you're going through.
I've lived most of my life with lupus related rheumatoid arthritis that can go from really mild to severe to the point that I just want to sit and cry all the time.
Steroids and massage help me a lot.
I hope the surgery will work and you can get your life back.
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    04-27-2013, 06:07 PM
Green Broke
Thanks JayDee....I am doing ok. Not in pain but it sucks not to be able to feel your feet and to have shocky feelings running around your body. This corset sucks too!!
    04-28-2013, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by QOS    
Thanks JayDee....I am doing ok. Not in pain but it sucks not to be able to feel your feet and to have shocky feelings running around your body. This corset sucks too!!
Just a thought - I get pins and needles and a numb feeling from Vitamin B12 deficiency (don't know why I have that) - taking a high dose seems to get rid of it. I started out with injections then found that the ones that dissolve in the mouth work well. If I stop taking them then the 'sensation' soon comes back
Tough about the corset with summer heating up, that's not going to be fun is it
    04-28-2013, 12:37 PM
Green Broke
Vitamin deficiencies is one of the things they tested me for when I started with the electrical shocks and numb feet. So ready for things to be healed and take an hour long bath!!!

I sometimes take an Aleve for minor pain so I am ok as long as I am not turning or twisting which is a no-no.

I miss my horses more than I can say. Can't wait to see them. It will probably be next weekend or Monday a week before I get to see my boys. Sigh.....
    05-01-2013, 04:21 PM
Hope you heal soon, and a corset would not be fun in the heat.. I have had xrays, but they don't surgery until you are a 3 on the scale, ins wont pay,
And I am only a 1. I just got over this flu again, stomach and fever, so whatever you do, don't get that ! I also use the salonpas patches which helps some.
    05-03-2013, 02:37 AM
Green Broke
I am sick of staying inside. I get out a little but not much. I should be released to at least get out and about Monday. I told Hubby I wanted to get some light walking shoes and join the local wellness center and swim. He said "that is too much ... too soon and to wait a little longer til I am stronger. Sigh. I don't want to overdo - everyone tells me not to overdo and that they did and regretted it. I don't want to regret anything so I will continue to do some but not too much.

I was sick Tuesday and was throwing up...oh yay. NOT!!! I feel better though and will feel better when I can get out and at least hug up my horse!
    05-03-2013, 12:14 PM
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I don't know what to say - other than sending you hugs
I think I'd be wanting to do some light walking too
I've now found that my father in law has spinal stenosis (amongst all his other ailments - don't know how I missed that one!!!) They say he's too old to operate on but advised him to go swimming and join a Gym with a physio. Instructor which he did and still does every week - alternates each day and he says its improved him a lot.
Is it the Aleve that's upsetting your stomach - doesn't agree with me at all. I think Celebrex is less harsh but on prescription only
Bending and twisting is BAD - I lift hay and shavings bales, garden, push a loaded wheelbarrow around and the 2 times I've inflicted excruciatingly painful damage to my back has been loading the dishwasher in a rush. My farrier did the same thing loading their washing machine - he must be a good husband as mine doesn't even know how one works!!
    05-03-2013, 02:32 PM
Green Broke
My hubby doesn't either!!! I know the bending and twisting is bad. I will keep that at a minimum for quiet a while. I did my horses feet myself and so I know that is out for a long time. I will have to have the stables farrier do their hooves probably until the new year at least. I hate that - I like doing their feet and it saves me money because I have two horses!

I will just have to take an extra cake every 6 weeks to pay for their feet!

I took the medications on an empty stomach but I think I had a little bug. A bunch of folks in my family had it and it was just going around. I didn't do anything that I didn't normally do everyday but it only lasted one day and I was fine.

My blood sugar is good everyday now. Woot!!! After my first MRI and the ER doctor put me on steriods I went to the regular dr. She said I was diabetic but my 1AC was only 6.3 Three other doctors have said "I don't think you are diabetic - it is the steroids!" But just in case - I am taking meds for it and cut out sugar. I have lost 20 lbs which is wonderful. Need to lose way more than that but it is a good start!
    05-07-2013, 12:00 AM
Green Broke
Went to the doctor today and I am doing well. I will see him again on July 1st and perhaps then I will be able to ride!!! I certainly hope so. I will be walking everyday and will start swimming in a week or so.
    05-07-2013, 10:44 AM
Green Broke
Hope you keep feeling better as time goes by-healing is a slow process. Congrats on the weight loss-that will help your back also.
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