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Back Problems board


Welcome back, Deb! I know how hard it is to try to put the pain in the back of your mind, but unfortunately, like you mentioned, it seems our backs do run our lives most of the time. We just have to get used to living our lives in a different way so that we can get the most out of it.

I'm doing okay ,i've been posting, but lately i've not seen too many to answer that I have much knowledge or experience in. And sometimes, I just can't think of the right things to say. I guess since i've been taking lyrica and soma for several weeks now, it seems to be helping somewhat. Last week I went to a former co-worker's for lunch, so did not take my meds (as they make me loopy & I had to drive). Well, then I knew, at least, the Soma was doing something for my cramps & spasms b/c while not on it, they attacked with a vengeance. I still get them anyway, but not as viciously. But nothing is really helping my hip/pelvic girdle pain while walking. And the Soma does not help the cramp-like pains in my rear & thigh backs that I get when walking. Other than that, I am just waiting for the end of April when I start training thru Voc. Rehab.
How sweet you all are! Thanks for the warm welcome back. I have missed you all so!

Hey Schragie...how are you girl? Yes I can't wait to get in a house with a master on the first floor. Some nights I'm almost tempted to sleep downstairs rather then climb the stairs to bed! Two movies? I'm impressed! But as you say sometimes it's worth the pain you know you'll have after! Thanks for all your support my friend!

Moldova....yes the grandkids keep me going also! What would we do without them? I hope they get your meds all worked out and your pain decreases. You are such a wonderful support to us all. Hang in there!

Billy Boy...hey buddy, thanks for your kind words. I hope your pain continues to improve...keep up the walking!

Baybreeze....how is it going with the job hunting? What are you training for in the Voc Rehab. I'm so glad the Lyrica and Soma is working so well for you. Is your buttock pain just below the cheek?

Emily...What a nasty week-end here!! This weather definitely makes me hurt worse. The new nurse case manager has only called me twice since she was assigned to me. I haven't had any appts for her to go with me. Dr. Irby is contacting another neuro for me to see. They wanted to try one more steroid injection but I have already had three so no more for me! I'm afraid of all the steroids! I'm glad the Cymbalta is working so well for you, I wish it had been as good for me! Any news on your diability case?

I have this sore/painful spot about an inch to the right of my incision from my laminectomy. Any ideas what this may all be about.

Sleep well my friends!

Deb
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Baybreeze....how is it going with the job hunting? What are you training for in the Voc Rehab. I'm so glad the Lyrica and Soma is working so well for you. Is your buttock pain just below the cheek?


I have this sore/painful spot about an inch to the right of my incision from my laminectomy. Any ideas what this may all be about.

Sleep well my friends!

Deb


Deb - job hunting is not going so well around here. From my entire company, the only ones who've found jobs yet are our Acctng Dept's and HR, no one else has. People aren't even getting call backs from resumes sent out. Actually I finally got ONE call back the same day I got all signed up for school, so I told them I couldnt right now. I'm going for health related administration since there are tons of jobs related to that where I live.

My buttocks pain happens in different areas. I get pain kind of right in the middle of each buttock on each side; when walking, I get cramp-like pains in the middle to outer part of each side; and sometimes I get these flare-ups, which just started again 2 days ago, where I feel like I was kicked by a horse full force right in my sacral & tailbone area. It feels like a very deep large bruise around the area. (Plus I get pain all up my spine and feels like in my entire pelvic girdle area)

Im not sure about the sore spot on your back, perhaps it could be a spasm? Does the area feel like a little knot? Or really hard?