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Board: Chronic Pain 03-24-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By cspineguy
Re: So tired of it!

Hi Gmak,
There hasn't been anything like clump of nerves on my MRIs. One of the most annoying things is having two different drs giving different reasons. One Dr who did an EMG, said it was carpal...
Board: Chronic Pain 12-05-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Miss my life before chronic pain

No need to apologize, as you are not whining. I am a man and can tell you I have more than one day of tears and out right crying not only over pain, but what it has done to my life. It kills me...
Board: Chronic Pain 10-24-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Do you wonder if or are you a burden to your family?

Hi Everyone,
Just an update.....went to the doctors today to go over my MRI's. The good news is nothing is worse with my cervical spine. The bad news they are recommending that I have surgery on...
Board: Chronic Pain 10-23-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Do you wonder if or are you a burden to your family?

Thank you for your kind words, it means so much to me. I also feel like we have a family here on these boards and the kindness of everyone has helped me so much.
Tomorrow I have two very important...
Board: Chronic Pain 10-21-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By cspineguy
Do you wonder if or are you a burden to your family?

So I say this, of course knowing my wife would totally disagree and remind me of all the things I do for her, but I cannot help my mind from going here.
Lately, I have had worsening symptoms, which...
Board: Chronic Pain 10-05-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,214
Posted By cspineguy
Another thing that really irks me!

One thing that has really been getting on my nerves lately. Is friends and family saying "I know someone who had similar condition to you and they are doing okay!"
Lately I've had this more and more...
Board: Chronic Pain 10-05-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,526
Posted By cspineguy
Re: 3-4 hours sleep nightly-at intervals,due to pain. So exhausted!

Sorry for all your pain and I can truly understand the issues with sleep. I too have similar problems only able to get to sleep 3 to 4 at a time. The only time I actually sleep more than that is...
Board: Chronic Pain 08-29-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Ways to cope and also a little update

Hi Gmak,

So glad you have had a little relief! Every little bit helps. I know things cause me pain too. Like yesterday overdid some things around the house. It put me in pain, but luckily...
Board: Chronic Pain 07-10-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,301
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Do you ever have moments...

Thanks GMAK
I know you can understand everything I'm going through as you have been going thru it a lot longer than I have. It is very frustrating, but it is good to get it off my chest and be...
Board: Chronic Pain 07-10-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,383
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Do family and friends give you endless advice?

Hi Kittkat,
Sorry to hear of your pain and the way some of your family treats you.
I know what you mean about the whole medication thing. I have family members who constantly go on the about my...
Board: Chronic Pain 06-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,580
Posted By cspineguy
Re: 26 and a hot mess!!

sgrams,
So sorry to hear about your pain. You are not alone, all of us who frequent this board have been dealing with chronic pain, some for a short time and some for many years. You will find...
Board: Chronic Pain 05-31-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By cspineguy
Re: I want my life back ... how about anyone else?

Hi gmak,
Thanks for all the kind words, I know you really get what I'm going thru as you have been dealing with this for so long. Had another bad night last night. We had thunder storms so I think...
Board: Chronic Pain 03-06-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,306
Posted By cspineguy
Re: We don't get no respect!

I am so sorry to hear of your accident and of your Moms. I so hope you both get the proper treatment and feel better soon.
I cannot even imagine how much pain you must be in and then to have to...
Board: Chronic Pain 02-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Chronic neck pain-no-help-lousy treatment

Just to add to this....many years ago I was dealing with chronic pracreantitus, and my current GI doctor wasn't doing much. My primary sent me to another doctor and he advised to write everything...
Board: Chronic Pain 02-24-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Chronic neck pain-no-help-lousy treatment

Hi petmomful,
sorry you have such a rude Dr. and bad staff, it stinks, as they are supposed to be compassionate, but so many are not.
I once had a pain doc who although was nice enough, was an...
Board: Chronic Pain 02-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,306
Posted By cspineguy
Re: We don't get no respect!

So sorry to hear that. I also had a very bad night was up since 2am and tossed and turned and finally got up at 7:30! Nothing helped, not heating pad, muscle relaxers :(
I hit some 7's yesterday,...
Board: Chronic Pain 02-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,306
Posted By cspineguy
Thanks Gmak, I know you understand. It is one...

Thanks Gmak,
I know you understand. It is one of the things I enjoy most about this board, having people who understand and that you can talk to, even is there are no answers, just having a place...
Board: Chronic Pain 02-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,306
Posted By cspineguy
Re: We don't get no respect!

So sorry to hear about the way you were treated in the e.r.
It is one thing when regular people don't get it, but when those in the medical profession don't, it is even worse.
For the most part,...
Board: Chronic Pain 01-25-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,306
Posted By cspineguy
Re: We don't get no respect!

Hi gmark,
For me it's comedies, as I don't want to see anything too deep, just watch something fun and irrelevant. Some of my go to are Big Daddy, The Hanger, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Back to...
Board: Chronic Pain 01-22-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,306
Posted By cspineguy
We don't get no respect!

So in quoting the late great Rodney Dangerfield, why don't we (chronic pain patients) get no respect?
It just feels like most people think either we are faking it or "man up" and deal with the pain....
Board: Chronic Pain 10-24-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By cspineguy
Re: I'm Tired

Gmak and Moldova,
You both inspire me so much. Your positive attitudes and how you show so much compassion to each and every member on this board.
I still consider myself new to this, as it's been...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-22-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,746
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Feeling useless!

Thanks,
We belong to the YMCA and it did help to get into the pool. Slept better and feel a little better this a.m.
Hopefully you do better a get some rest.
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-21-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,746
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Feeling useless!

That's interesting. Wonder if something external caused it. I know weather has a lot to do with me, but yesterday was a nice day in my area. Who knows maybe it's solar flares!
Had a tough night...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-20-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,746
Posted By cspineguy
Hi liveoutload, Yes some days are worse than...

Hi liveoutload,
Yes some days are worse than others. I had a tough afternoon with flare ups and high spike in pain.
Kind of killed my day!
But this board does help and knowing others go through...
Board: Arachnoiditis 06-08-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Can "muggles" really know how we feel?

Hi Gmak,
It is so "funny" to listen to someone tell you they know how you feel because they had a few days of pain. I just try to let it roll off now when I get the "I understand lines" from...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 05-11-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,746
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Feeling useless!

Hi gmak,
Boy you hit the hammer on the nail (funny the one thing most of us can't do now!!!), I too am at the mercy of my pain and every holiday, birthday, and event are subject to how I feel. Each...
Board: Arachnoiditis 04-12-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Can "muggles" really know how we feel?

Just want to throw this out there.
Thanks everyone for the responses today. I have had a really bad day. Was up most of the night in pain, and as usual spent my week suffering throughout each...
Board: Arachnoiditis 04-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Can "muggles" really know how we feel?

So sorry for all you are going thru and the lack of support. As I posted, i have similar issues, although my wife has been great! My family has not. Christmas of 2011 was awful. I was so hurt...
Board: Arachnoiditis 04-12-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Can "muggles" really know how we feel?

Dear RachelinAZ, I am so sorry for what you are going through and that you don't have the support. I am lucky in my wife gives me unconditional support and has been my rock through all this. But I...
Board: Arachnoiditis 04-06-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Can "muggles" really know how we feel?

If it's one thing I learned this past year is I have to do what I have to do. Aside from the pillow, at work I have a neck heating pad that I use almost all day around my neck while I work. When I...
Board: Pain Management 11-22-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,201
Posted By cspineguy
Re: Tens unit?

Thanks for your advice Daffydolphin and gmak. I'm going to keep working with it over the holiday and weekend to see if I can find the right setting and place that helps. Hopefully it will help.
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