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5 months 1 week ago #28254 by Johnno
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Hey Ange,

What a girl ! are you still in hospital ? Try to keep in your mind they have gone into an area which has muscles,nerves ,tendons etc these would have all suffered trauma so try and bear with it and find a way to be as comfortable as you possibly can , listen to your Dr and Physio ,Physio will bloody well hurt but they know what they are doing .
I had a discectomy c5/6 the same as my father in law ,I did the exercises he didn’t ,I have fairly full movement he doesn’t , my brother in law had a hip replaced same as father in law again he didn’t do the exercise and he has to use a walker plus canes , b-in -law is back at work after four weeks in pain but it is improving daily so don’t give in , fight like the devil and what they have done is stronger than what you had just a little less flex.
The love of my life had fusion done 25 + years ago and we had two more children and is relatively pain free , she does exercise daily .
I use her treadmill daily for about an hour but she says laying down isn’t exercise so I need to work out whether sitting is exercise .
Cheers and if your still in hospital do you want a visitor or two and will you be fit for February 6th for a coffee meet

Johnno

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4 months 3 weeks ago #28321 by Wendles
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No, so definitely no.
We can work so hard at pacing, doing our physio, taking the million of tablets, using distraction, hot packs, cold packs all the tools we use to keep our pain at a steady level but it just takes one think to make it all fall apart. This flare-up is so much worse when I know that the event that caused it will happen again in 2 weeks and I can do nothing to change that. The pain in my head is like several men with sledge hammers plus the added feeling that both jaws feel swollen. Oh just shoot me now!

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4 months 3 weeks ago #28325 by jo.m
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Hi Wendles,
I'm so sorry you are having a rotten day :(
Flare ups are the pits and they remind us that our chronic pain is a long term problem that we have to manage, yet how we manage it can change for no apparent reason!!!! It is very frustrating. I hope that in the next 2 weeks what ever caused the flareup does not do it again.

Big Hugs to you and hope tomorrow brings a brighter day and you find your 'smile' again!!

Jo :)

"Just thinkin' about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow 'til there's none

When I'm stuck with a day that's grey and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say, oh

The sun will come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on
'til tomorrow, come what may!"

Annie - The Movie

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4 months 3 weeks ago #28328 by Mango
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Hi Wendles,

You and me both, buddy. I feel your pain and frustration. Your head sounds like how mine feels on a good day. And sadly I have no tricks to offer. Other than the things you already know how to try. And I feel the frustration of the never ending, all consuming, seemingly pointless process of getting from one minute to the next.

I also feel the reason for your flare up and being unable to avoid it. I have that with every dental visit. Yet I have to keep on top of my teeth (long story) so I suck it up and go and get it done. Even though I know it means two weeks of pure misery. In fact I've just recently had the latest round done. So I am all good for six months until my next check up.

Having said that please find something to make you smile internally. I know smiling externally hurts right now.
On a side note, I absolutely LOVE your profile pic. Everytime I see it it makes me smile internally. I am a horse nut. When I was younger I was a complete horsey person. Infact my original injury was from coming off at full gallop, face first into a tree. (Had a helmet on) Anyway, I love your profile pic, and going off that I am going to share all my horses. They have all long since passed.
The big black mare with the white blaze was my fave. My god she was awesome.
Anyway I hope you get an inward smile from my former charges.
Mango xx

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4 months 3 weeks ago #28329 by Wendles
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Thanx Jo
Yes the a flare up can really bring home that we must work at keeping CP at an even level. I am afraid to say the next event will have the same response, going to the dentist is an all time danger zone for me. It is usually only every 6 months but i need some work done this time. My poor dentist hates it as much as me i think lol
Yes a smile to be found tomorrow
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4 months 3 weeks ago #28330 by Wendles
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Hi Mango
Thanx for my smile moment. Yes horses definitely work for me, though I am on strict instructions from my specialist not to touch any. Something about 5 of my injuries being from horses (one wasn't). :cheer: My first was off a horse at a gallop but onto hard ground and fractured my L4-5. We make a good pair. lol

Yes the dentist is a place of torture when you have neck and jaw problems but I must to keep the teeth health. It is frustrating is feeling no control over the flare-up, I can treat the symptoms but it will happen no matter how well I have been maintaining my CP. Now it feels like I have to start all over again, that I have no control or have gained anything with all the work.

I know I shouldn't be so hard on my self but I hate it when the CP wins!
Wendles

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