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Unread 04-25-2007, 07:14 AM
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Hi Nan, I noticed you saying that you do not sleep. I was the same way I tried everything over the counter but finally started taking Ambien CR. I haven't gotten such great sleep with dreams in a long time. You do have to make sure that you have the 7 to 8 hrs for sleep and or rest. You will tend to forget things if you do not. Its weird like that. I don't wake up groggy at all. I was so miserable and couldn't function because I wasn't getting the right sleep. Aches and pains were worse because of the tossing and turning from not sleeping well. Well back to my sewing, working on a prom gown its a pumpkin orange. EEK See ya
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Unread 04-25-2007, 07:22 AM
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I know this may sound strange to some but I found that sleeping in a larger room with a high ceiling helped me IMMENSELY! I had major sleep problems when dealing with a severe depression. At the time I moved into a townhouse and the master bedroom had cathedral ceilings. Suddenly I was finding that I slept through the night. Now that I've moved into a house with the bedrooms in what used to be the attic, I find that my sleep problems have returned to some extent. Melatonin helps most nights, but some times it seems NOTHING allows me to relax... unless I go to our family room which is a huge room over the garage... I can nod off there in no time. So maybe check your sleeping space and see if there are changes you can make to free up some chi and make the sleep experience more healthy for you. (if I'm sounding a bit "out there" I guess sometimes I DO get in that place sometimes!).
Unread 04-25-2007, 07:35 AM
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Hi Everyone.

Madeline/Theresa - You don't sound out there but you are making me laugh. I actually have cathedral ceilings in my house and it does not help. I had tried the melatonin and does help a bit. I am really awake bec of all the back and leg pain. I can't wait for the shots that I start May 7 and will be really disappointed if they don't work. It was weird last night my dh just touched me on the left side of my lower back and I yelled out. My kids and dh were like what happened. I had gotten a sharp pain in my lower back on the right side. We are thinking it is really a pinched nerve bec of the way the leg pain is. I know losing weight would probably help but with so much pain and lack of sleep it does not leave me a lot of energy to work out. I have been doing a little exercising and trying to watch what I eat but it is not enough to see real major weight loss. I have tried the ambien and gave me a really weird reaction so cannot take it.

I actually was out food shopping already this morning. Believe it or not it was the first time I have done it since surgery by myself. My leg is killing me but my incision is all pulling more than I expected but that might be also the carrying of the bags. I did not overdo it and will have to go again but still had about 8 bags worth of food. I guess I should have posted on the other thread about the first time going food shopping.

Madeline - I know you are nervous but starting a new job but I know you will do great.

I'm with you Theresa I am not so sure about the color of the prom dress but everyone has their own taste. I am sure it will look nice.

Hugs to everyone.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 08:17 AM
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My dr als said something about the melatonin but I forgot ** much he said to use. He told me to use it right along with my ambien. Oh I have to sleep with a fan blowing full force and loud. I also since surgery and the heart attack cannot stand to have my face under the shower water for too long. It makes me feel like I am out of breath and can't breath. Nan, its still early yet you will probably still get those pulls when doing things. Its a killer. When I sleep at night I take the ambien and a hydrocodone plus a lyrica all because of pain in the legs. The lyrica is helping a lot. The dr thinks it may be nerve pain now because the hydrocodone dosen't take the all of the pain away.

Yeah this is a pumpkin color orange and I just can't get into it. Just have to press it now and then its finished. I'll start my dd and the flower girls dress tomorrow I guess.

Ah the weather is SOOOOOOOOO Nice.
Unread 04-25-2007, 08:33 AM
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Hey girls!

I had to laugh at the sewing, I can't sew or keep flowers alive. My husband says it's my job to fix the cars, mow the lawn, and take out the trash because he cooks, sews, and gardens.

Madeline, congrats on the new job! I know it is nerve wracking but it is also sooo exciting.

Poco – I am with ilv2so. I finally gave in to the sleeping pill Lunesta. I don’t take it every night but it works so well. I didn’t take it last night and I didn’t fall asleep until 4am

Well, I have had a heck of a time with the thyroid issues. The thyroidologist will not see me without a referral from my GP. My GP will only refer me to an endocrinologist. After two days of searching I found that there was an endocrinologist, without the thyroidologist specification, in the same office as the thyroidologist. I have a appointment August 20th but I am on a waiting list. I am just bummed because I am worried about more growth and after reading up more the thyroidologist is an endocrinologist they are just more specialized in the thyroid. The endocrinologist specializes more in hormones and diabetes. However, my doctor will not budge. For those of you who pray, will you please pray for me?

Unread 04-25-2007, 08:50 AM
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Oh my Gosh Bookah212 that is terrible. These dr's and insurance companies just fool around with us. Its our health and everyday is a detriment to our recoovery and healing process. Aren't there any university hospitals around you? They should know how important this is. My surgery for the hysterectomy was delayed three times and was getting ready to go for a forth. I flat right out said no this has got to get done. I was so afraid of cancer etc. So the surgical scheduler squeezed me in and we got it done. Thank heavens no cancer. I know drs are booked up but if they cannot see you right away then refer you to someone who can. Good luck and hang in there. Its frustrating I know.
Unread 04-25-2007, 09:01 AM
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Bookah - I'm so sorry. I can't believe your dr is saying no to you. I really have to wonder what is wrong with these drs. Would they want a dr saying no to a member of their family. I am so sorry you have to wait till Aug to see the dr. Possibly once you see him he can call in the other dr for a consult? Do these drs understand you are concerned about having cancer and waiting 4 months is not a good idea? I will absolutely say a prayer for you. Also is it possible to change your primary dr and then get the go ahead from the new dr to see the one you really want to see?

Theresa - I am also taking skelaxin and oxycodone and all it does is take the edge off so that the pain is bearable. I actually need to call the dr to let him know these meds are not working. Talk to everyone soon.
Unread 04-25-2007, 09:06 AM
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Hell-o all and good morning!!

I am in the new home..almost all unpacked.
I had to get the dreaded dial-up for internet..no dsl available here. I forgot how much I hated dial-up!!!! O well, atleast I can get on-line!!
The move went quickly..we were all moved by Saturday afternoon. We went back and cleaned the old place on Sunday, did carpets, washed walls and floors, all that fun stuff.
I haven't checked all the posts since I have been gone, takes to long with this connection, so I hope everyone is doing well.
Well, off I go to unpack some more.

Unread 04-25-2007, 09:10 AM
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Thanks girls.

Poco - it is a very long story but our house was damaged in 2003 by some roofers that didn't tarp our house before a storm. Think New Orleans in Michigan. The environmental agency here in town said until the mold is taken care of no one can live in the house. We have been paying a mortgage since November of 2003 for a house we can't live in or rent out while our homeowners and the roofer's liability insurance stare each other down. My exposure to the mold the first 5 months after the initial damage (I stayed in the house for a few weeks then I was back and forth to check on thints) caused me to have asthma and two bouts of pneumonia. We are fighting for medical and construction reimbursment and I need my GP on my side for the case. Otherwise I would have run a long time ago.
Unread 04-25-2007, 09:12 AM
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So glad to hear from you. I wish you lots of happiness in your new home and I am very happy to hear the move went so well. We just got the cable modem around Christmas time and what a difference. I know it is tough going back to dial up. Talk to you soon.

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