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Unread 07-19-2005, 09:44 AM
Home and in major pain

Thanks everyone,

I am taking it pretty easy. I did get out yesterday and went to register for my classes. I had to go but regretted it very much. I was in so much pain by the time I left, I had to pullover on my way home to toss my cookies. Not fun. When I got home I crawled into bed and tried to sleep but that didn't happen either. I need to take a placement test to get out of taking Bio and Chemistry so I am laying in bed studying for that . I figure I will go over to school on thursday and take the test.

Question...Any body have issues with telling the difference between night sweats/hot flashes and a fever? My normal body temp is only 95.4. (my drs. Love me) I am cold most of the time (freezing) but since surgery, I am freezing and sweating profusely (the temp here has been close to 100 and I sleep wearing flannel jammies and cover up with a blanket and down comforter, my husband thinks I am nuts). I take my temp but nothing above normal. I am wierd I know but last night, I was so cold and sweating so bad that I could literally wring out my jammies. I may just call my dr today but may just wait. I am to the point now I don't want deal with drs and garbage and just deal with the pain.

Okay enough of my whine. I am going to crawl back into bed and study. Thank you everyone for your support and kind thoughts. s to all of you!
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Unread 07-19-2005, 03:00 PM
Home and in major pain

I don't think I recall ever hearing anyone who was having hot flashes and/or night sweats talk about being cold. Everyone tells tales about throwing off covers, tearing off clothes, etc., often to the annoyance of sleeping partners. Of course, your situation may be different due to the fact that your body temperature runs differently than most.

I know how miserable cold sweats can be. I hope you get feeling better SOON.
Unread 07-21-2005, 02:45 PM
How are you

Sally, how are you doing? Haven't heard from you lately. slt
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Unread 07-21-2005, 08:06 PM
Home and in major pain

Hi all,

I am still here. I am still in pain but have been trying to keep busy so I don't dwell on it. Lets just say it hasn't been an easy trying to get back to life. I see my dr on Monday at 1:45.

I have been doing some soul searching this past week about my new career choice (nursing) and have decided that it probably won't happen. I registered on monday, couldn't get the classes I needed so thought I would take a placement test to get out of taking them. Missed testing out by one measly point. I can test again and thought I would do it Monday before my appointment, then I looked at the program requirements and notices they added another whole term. Due to my husbands disability and not being able to work and me carrying the health insurance and the only one working, becoming a nurse isn't realistic at this time. I would basically have to quit working for three years. I can't do that. I have bills and I have to have health insurance so, after thinking real hard and discussing it with my DH I am going to stay with teaching and retire in four years. As you can see I have had a lot of thinking to do and worrying about the pain was not on my agenda. Tomorrow I will withdrawl from school and concentrate on healing and work on getting my life back. I figure I need to start enjoying the time I have with my husband and son and let my daughter be the nurse. I see a few non-scheduled sick days in my future and some get away weekends with my husband while he still can get around.

Thanks for listening to the whines, vents and life altering changes I have been yacking about. You all are so awesome. You have been so supportive. I would love to personally hug everyone of you but will have to settle with me sending you all tons of s via technology. Thank you all for being there and just for understanding.

Unread 07-22-2005, 12:35 AM
night sweats


i had night sweats after 2 c-sections--Soaked the bed with
perspiration, and of course, woke up cold. Lasted only a week or so.
Definetely not the same as hot/cold menopause nights---
Hope you're better soon.
Unread 07-22-2005, 08:43 AM
career plans

Sally, I'm glad that you posted, I know everybody else is glad to hear from
you as well. I am so sorry you are still in pain, I know the feeling. It is so
disappointing when You're hopes are high that there will finally be a resolution. I think that what you said about changing your career plans is
right on target. I am a dental assistant, and it is hard physical job, I have
5 more years(I'm 55) before I can retire, and I won't get much in the way
of money, but I can keep my insurance, and I probably have to continue to
worksomewhere, but I am out of there the day I can retire. It has been hell hanging
in there with this condition, and 5 years is not a real long time, but when
you feel bad is seems like you just can't do it. You are not old by any means
but you are going into the latter stages of your life, and with a disability.
Nursing is a very demanding job, and I know that you are probably a very
strong person, but with all that is on your plate, why not just try to enjoy
the good days you have, give yourself a break! Enjoy your life as much as you
can, do the things that you like to do, and enjoy your family. I hope you will
feel better soon. I too appreciate all the sisters, it has been a God sent for
me, having this support, and I have learned a lot from this site. One of the
things I have learned, is that this pelvic thing is just very complicated, and
nobody knows for sure what is causing this pain. But hopefully there will be
answers down the road. I don't know how you've stood this pain without
pain meds, that is the one thing that has helped me keep my sanity. Good
Luck to all, and hang in there.
Unread 07-22-2005, 10:10 AM
Home and in major pain

Thanks Susan,

I just withdrew from school and am now cleaning out my closet and going through all of my clothes and will be making a trip to Goodwill.

I was up most of the night, nausous and cold again and sweating like a piggy. I feel better now but "Hurt" as usual. I have dealt with the pain this long, I don't know what I would do with out it. I am going to go to the gym tonight and meet a friend and walk a little on the treadmill. I would much rather swim but was told I couldn't do that for another week. I have learned to grin and bear it.

You are so sweet to care about me. I now we can relate with the pain issue. I don't know if taking meds would help. I am not one to take meds unless it is absolutely necessary. Then they usually end up having to be IV's since my body doesn't like the oral stuff. Pain and I have become good friends and now I am guess I will have to make it part of my family. I will do what I can when I can and slow down when it gets to the point it makes me sick. One day at a time! Thanks for supporting me!! s

Unread 07-24-2005, 06:36 PM
Home and in major pain

Sally has anyone ever suggested that you might have an enterocele, rectocele
or cystocele? I had 2 surgeries before anyone found it, and I had to finally
go to a pelvic floor specialist. But mine was very painful, and I have pain now
but I think mine could now be a rectocele, because of my huge colon, there
is just no place for it go I guess, but all that stuff in there collapses, and puts
pain and pressure. I going to go to a colon rectal dr, and just hope and pray,
someone knows something. It is amazing that I saw 11 medical professionals and had to exploritory surgeries, and no one found it.Hope you are feeling better. You can't assume that a surgeon will find this stuff just becauce they are right in there. It took that pelvic guy about 5 minutes, with a simple exam.Stay in touch, I think of you often.Slt
Unread 07-24-2005, 06:47 PM
Home and in major pain

Hi Susan,

No one has ever mentioned those but I will definetly brin it up tomorrow. What are the symproms of those. I have heard of them but never really even thought of them. I will check the resource page and on line. I will post tomorrow when I get home form the dr. Thanks sending s your way.


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