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[FONT="Arial Narrow"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Red"]Hi Ladybug :),

How are you feeling today? Today I feel great, which surprises me b/c today is day 3 on my current patch and usually on day 3 I experience some nausea and pain b/c the fentanyl in the patch is no longer at its peak, it's on a downward spiral, meaning I can experience mild withdrawal symptoms. At my next appt, not until 03.14.08, I plan to ask my doctor about applying a new patch every 48 hrs instead of every 72 hrs. I have learned alot about how the patch works from the chronic pain veterans over on the PM board..they have been patient and answered all of my questions...there are some wonderful people over there...I don't know what I would have done without their help. I am getting use to the patch...every day is a better day, in fact yesterday I did not experience any nausea whatsoever...it was a nice day...LOL...unfortunately today I had 1 small nausea episode, but 1 episode is nothing compared to what I went through last week! My doctor is still prescribing for me 3 percocet a day for breakthrough pain, when I was still on oxy I would take pecocet to take the edge off my severe pain, now when I take a percocet it actually takes most of my pain away...it's so nice to have my pain under control most of the time...I had gone so long without my pain being properly controlled that I think I forgot what it feels like to not be in severe pain all the time...Ladybug, it's wonderful and I know you'll find out for yourself very soon, I just know it!

How did you get your RX account reactivated? What pain med are you taking? I'm glad you have something to take, something has to be better than nothing. Your pain must be bad if you're using them, I know all about your crazy high pain tolerance....I also know what you mean when you say the pills make you groggy and feel out of it but don't touch your pain...that sounds so familiar to me. I can't wait until you see your neuro on the 17th, you do still have the same appt, right? I'm still praying he's a great doctor - a great surgeon w/a great bedside manner.

I knew you had to be southern...I could tell by the way you word things...lol, have you always lived in NC? Is it warm there? I bet you have a tan all year round. I live in Ohio...the weather is never predictable here, 1 day it can be 60 degrees and the next it's in the 20's and snowing. Considering how big the United States is, we aren't that far apart, maybe when it gets warmer outside, you can open a window and smell my coffee brewing...LOL.

I'm glad you and your family haven't caught the flu bug, I hope you don't...I wouldn't wish that on anyone...my grandparents live in Florida during the winter months (like every other elderly person) and they both caught the flu this year, my grandma said alot of old people have the flu down there this year.

I was sad little E was sick at his birthday party too but there was one moment from his party that will forever replay in my mind...first let me explain that E's not the type of child that is deliberately always trying to get your attention, he is instead more of a loner and a thinker...at his party, I will never forget the smile on his face when my husband was holding his Elmo cake in front of him with his birthday candle lite, and everyone was singing 'happy birthday' to him...it was such a priceless moment...you could tell he was in awe, he couldn't believe everyone had stopped what they were doing to sing to him...I may not be able to do many of the things with my son that other mothers can but I can make my son feel like he's the greatest little guy in the world, no matter how disabled I am...maybe God slowed me down on purpose, maybe so I wouldn't be one of these mothers that is too busy to pay attention to their child...I don't know...I'm still trying to figure the why part out. It still was a great party, even though everyone took home the flu bug...what a gift that was...luckily no one in the family is holding a grudge...LOL.

I think I've figured out how I'm going to go about getting MY records from my former neurosurgeon. I have a few more things to work out tomorrow before I'll bore you with the details, but if all goes well, I think I'll be able to prove his office never lost my file and I'll get my copy of it...I just would like to know why his office doesn't want me to see my records...it doesn't make sense...I'll update you tomorrow unless it turns out to be a flop, then I'll still tell you so we can get a good laugh about it.

I'm so glad I'm getting back to life as I know it. I missed chatting with you so much! Keep me updated.

Take care,
Hey Scrappi,

Im fairly good today. Kinda achy and stiff, but nothing I cant deal with. It rained here yesterday..too warm for snow. lol. But its gonna be kinda cold today and tomorrow...with temps around 40 with 25-30 mph winds.

I dont wanna be cremated either. But I never thought about your philosophy of it..lol. I like that!

We kinda live on a farm..lol. Its 16 acres of farm land. But its not being used for anything now. My hubby and his father used to grow 50+ acres of tobacco (on his dads land too)..of tobacco up until a few years ago when it phased out so bad, and no one could make any money off of it. Now our cash crop is sweet potatoes. We usually have about 2 acres of it. I used to help him...but now....I cant! My hubby grows about an acre of vegetables during the summer...but he gives most of it away...he just LOVES farming and growing things.

I just LOVE your question..LOL. Kin Folks = relatives...LOL. I have relatives in Cincinnati. And yes, I did get a laugh out of that one! :D

I guess the strongest narcotic I have ever taken is Percocet and Tylenol with Codeine. They make me groggy as well. With the Tramadol, Im supposed to take 1 every 8 hours...but thats like taking nothing at all...so I take 2 of them. As far as surgery pain..I dont let that scare me. Between the laparoscopies I had for endometriosis, Tonsillectomy, and hysterectomy...none of them were painful as everyone told me it would be. lol. In fact, hours after my hysterectomy, my dr asked me "are you SURE you had surgery today??!!"...I laughed and told him that I was beginning to wonder! That was with nothing more than Ibuprofen that they gave me every few hours, which I didnt even think I needed that! I was driving myself to the dentist one week later to get that darn tooth pulled that got infected...and they were AMAZED that I was out and about by myself..lol. I told them that the tooth pain was by far worse than having the hysterectomy!!

I hate to hear that you had a rough time getting pg..then a rough pregnancy when you finally did conceive. wow. But, I guess it was all worth it in the end, huh? Thankfully, both of my pregnancies were good....it was the delivery and after that got me. With my first, they gave me too much epidural..which made me sick and weak....to the point to where they told my hubby that if things didnt progress within a certain time frame...he was gonna have to make the decision as to whether to save me or the baby. With my second..things went great with delivery....BUT...3 weeks later I nearly died due to a severe infection from not having all of the afterbirth expelled from my body. Now that was rough!!

I cant wait to hear about your medical report ordeal. I'll be watchin and waitin for it....lol. Have a good day.