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I know I have been away for a while, but would like to hear more from everyone and how they are doing. I am back and making it a point to log in to this site, to take time for myself and care for myself.

How is everyone doing?

Hope everyone has a safe and great weekend!!

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I had my shot in the back on the 8th of May. It will take two weeks before I can say if it worked or not. So far not as much hurting so hope that is a good sign. I will talk to the doctor around the 22nd and see what will be next. Hopefully it will be good. They said maybe another shot to boast the first one otherwise will think surgery. I won't do that till the end of summer if it happens. Lets cross our fingers and hope it doesn't come to that.

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Hi, Well the 30th is finally here and I see the back doctor. My regular doctor did send a letter out saying the MRI they did back on the 5th showed degenerative changes in my back and a narrowing of the area where one of my nerves exits the spine on the right side. So will see what Dr. Beck will say on Monday and what they can do to release the pain. Will let you know what I find out that day.



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Hi girls! I have 3 degenerative discs and have had low back pain for most of my life. I was in a car accident when I was 17, I am now 57 so there it is. I was on Vicodin for years and finally took myself off of it. Then I started hurting really bad again. I went to a new doctor and he put me on Gabapin (not sure if that is how to spell it) and Tramadol. We'll see if the combination works. I also have fibromyalgia and adrenal fatigue so life is hard, as I don't have to tell any of you.
I am a christian and praying helps. I know that surely there are more of you out there that hurt worse than I do so I can't be on a pity party. I hope to share ideas and hopes with you with so please lets get to know each other. I tend to get grumpy at times with the pain, how about you? emoticon
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5/20/11 2:37 A

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I was wondering how do you all push pass the pain when it is constant and extreme - I am bothered by it 24/7, but when it is in the extreme stage how do one push in spite of and how do one stay out of the defeated hole that tries to overcome one at that moment? Just trying to stay afloat.

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1/11/11 12:02 P

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hey what's up?

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Not so quiet anymore....

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11/18/09 1:36 P

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Ok y'all... it's been too quiet for too long.
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11/11/09 3:06 P

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Hello, hello... any team mates out there?

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11/9/09 11:25 A

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11/6/09 11:15 A

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not a good day but my worries are nothing like those of the families at Ft. Hood. Sending prayers.

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11/5/09 11:46 A

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11/4/09 1:43 P

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Hey all, I'm back from Pittsburgh with an additional 2 lbs aboard! urgh. Well, things are really getting busy as we prepare for our family to converge upon us this month for the Thanksgiving holiday and going into Christmas season. All of a sudden its just a little over a month till Christmas and that's when hubs and I leave for our trip to Africa! My head is spinning.

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Welcome, Nancy!

So... my son, Bren, has gotten the thumbs up from the dr. to return to sports. The only caveat is that FBall coach has to agree to move him off line to a position least likely to be tackled/contact. Coach is having him be kicker and Bren is actually doing quite well! Tomorrow will be first game he gets to play in since injury.

I just wanted to let everyone know the tango dancing is still tops in my book! I'm doing more of it than walking any more. However, I need to add the walking back into my routine... along with some light weights training. I am such a slacker these days. The cold dreary weather is putting me into hibernation mode where all I want to do is sleep and eat!!! That's not good.

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Good morning everyone. Does anyone have just backache! No reason for it at all except for an original injury about 15 years ago. Nothing showing up on MRI? I feel as if I am the only one. OH dear am I putting this on the wrong thread? I started of just trying to chat which is difficult when you dont know anyone and then I thought of my back ache and then ............ Oh well - hello everyone my name is Nancy if you dont already know that. I live in Dundee, Scotland and I know that in Alabama I am 6 hours ahead of them! Anyway enough from me.

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9/25/09 3:44 P

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I hope Bren continues to be ok and get better every day. Oh and No more backache DVD arrived yesterday.

O Jesus, Who hast said "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be be opened to you." Through the intercession of Mary, Thy Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayers be granted...

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9/25/09 3:24 P

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Hey Trish, I'm with ya... the fear is partially self preservation, I'm sure. As for the Spark videos, I've pretty much approached all with caution starting slow and modifying as necessary. I think SF has done some of them too. Usually, I do one of each exercise very slowly then at a more moderate comfortable pace to feel what muscles and body parts will be most affected. Then I adjust, continue or abandon the exercise accordingly.

So, last night my baby (16 yr old son, Bren) took a major hit during a tackle at his football game which landed us in the hospital over night. We thought he may have had cervical spine injury and/or concussion so he was immobilized for about 6 hours while they did various scans. He was released this morning around 3... concussion. We're part way through the afternoon and he seems to be doing pretty well; still groggy and a bit sore. I've been watching him and waking him every hour or so to be sure he's coherent and thanking God each time Bren responds. Looks like we'll be following up with a head trauma clinic this next week... I didn't know we had one locally but I sure am glad that we do!

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I am scared to try those videos. I am taking private Pilates lessons and she is very pleased with the improvement in my flexibility. I still remember with vivid pain the back spasms of last Fall when I returned to work. I had to reduce my work week to only four days. So far this Fall, the four days a week has been fine. I still do the hot tub daily and that has helped a lot. I was a 4-5 miles a day runner prior to the accident. So I really miss the extra cardio, too. Who has had success doing the videos with Spark that has back pain? I'd love to know. If lots of you are successful, maybe I will be bold and try some.


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9/23/09 11:56 A

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I still waiting for my DVD to arrive in the mail that has some guided stretches for back problems. Today rehab tomorrow just one of the Jillian M. challenges

O Jesus, Who hast said "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be be opened to you." Through the intercession of Mary, Thy Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayers be granted...

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9/23/09 11:33 A

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You're welcome!

So... I did do some of the exercises from the video, in moderation and with caution. My muscles definitely feel worked but my back is holding up just fine! Woohoo! I think my tango lessons last night probably helped to gently work everything back into place. emoticon

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Oh yes I would love to do a killer workout and I have not given up hope. Just a bit more healing is required and working up to it physically. I really thank you for sharing this information.

O Jesus, Who hast said "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be be opened to you." Through the intercession of Mary, Thy Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayers be granted...

01-01-09 = 184 lbs.
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9/22/09 11:47 A

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Hey all I am wondering if I am the only one with such a ridiculous dream... Do you ever dream/wish that you can do some real kick butt exercise? I was reading through some of Coach Nicole's blogs and found one from July on Jillian Michaels' The Great 1 Month Shape Up. www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbdCT4cI6WY
Don't get me wrong; after spending a month unable to move due to a back injury I am entirely grateful to be as able and limber as I am at this point. However, I was once a ballerina, a jazzersize fiend, I was fit. Inside of me there's this woman just wanting to 'do' these things, including the crazy rockin' exercises in this video!
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Road Trips can really be hard on the back sometimes. I'm glad you found some relief.

O Jesus, Who hast said "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be be opened to you." Through the intercession of Mary, Thy Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayers be granted...

01-01-09 = 184 lbs.
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9/21/09 11:24 A

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Good to have you with us JAZZYDOC!

I just returned from a weekend road trip from Wisconsin to Louisiana (16 hrs each way) for my brother's wedding. On the trip down there I thought I wouldn't be able to maintain my composure when we made the 13 hour mark... there was no way I could sit stretch or move and I was going totally crazy! However, once I was there I spent time in the hotel pool doing a couple laps (I'm not a swimmer so just the anxiousness got my heart rate up!) and I took advantage of the treadmill. Though my eating didn't help my weight loss cause, my back actually didn't give me much trouble at all. The ride back home went much better. I convinced my family to do more frequent and longer stops and that helped.

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I just wanted to say goodnight to all. I'm feeling a bit better. Going to climb in bed and snuggle with DH and my ice pack.

O Jesus, Who hast said "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be be opened to you." Through the intercession of Mary, Thy Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayers be granted...

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9/8/09 11:54 A

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Well the bus is kinda bouncy and kind of tricky with the back. Mostly it's affecting my neck area. Today I'm going to buckle down with some yoga and strength exercise to see if I can combat the bouncy bus!

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9/1/09 1:09 P

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Its the first day back driving bus for the school kids. My bus is an older more bouncier one than I had last year so I hope it won't negatively affect my back. The kids I had for my morning run are all great! I was just so happy to meet them all and can't wait to meet the afternoon group. I like that I have an actual schedule once again... not that summer was at all bad, just that I do better with Spark when I'm on a schedule.


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Hello ANGELGAL01,

Glad that your back..Thats what I thought too, thanks :)

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8/31/09 9:44 P

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Hey there... Well, Sonia I think the ball thing at the end of your tail bone is just that: your tailbone. It can be a bit sensitive. I know mine can be at times.

So the camping went pretty well; my back held up anyway! I made sure that I loaded and unloaded my car in small trips. I had a mat to sleep on which was some help but next time I might opt for an air mattress or cot. Even though I took along one of our chaise lawn chairs for sitting by the fire and sleeping on if needed, I stayed away from sleeping on it due to the stormy weather. Didn't want to attract any lightning bolts. emoticon

When I came back from camping I was out the very same day hiking hills then tango dance lessons the next night. Perhaps the constant movement is helping keep my back mobile. It is a bit inflamed but not much more than normal for all the activity level. Just happy to be moving!

Well, off to bed. Big day tomorrow: I go back to work driving school bus.
Good dreams everyone!


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Peace and Love,Sonia

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Hey guys I have a question........I just discovered a small ball on my lower back, like where your tail bone is does anyone have this too?? It hurts when you push on it.

You cant see it on the skin unless you slightly roll your fingers down my back.. little worried here.

any feed back will be great.

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Hello Everyone...

Whats going on? New month is coming any new plans??

I am going to TRY and do my Wii everyday at least once. Depends on how much I can move that day...I have been doing good, had to stop working out for a while (BUT) can start again, really slow. So whats going on with you guys??

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8/17/09 9:54 P

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The amusement park was awesome fun. We actually didn't really have problems with our backs. Only one ride that we went on was questionable and left us with bit of head ache (Iron Wolf Roller coaster). I do think that Thursday's gardening still has hold on me as my lower back is aching. I just keep telling myself this too shall pass, as I know it will. No signs of it being serious; just achy.

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OMGoodness... I may be doing myself in! Now that GDubs is feeling better we're busier than ever. Today the hubs took both soldier kids to the Brewer game so I stayed home to work in the yard. I cleared our back hill and put in yet another perennial garden (about 29 plants so far). It took me about 5 hours total... I logged 4 of the hours in my cardio.

Tomorrow GDubs and I are hitting Great America; just the two of us. He and I used to have little amusement park dates at least once per summer when he was younger so we're both very excited. I just don't know how my back will hold up to all this!

I'm already pumping the ibuprofen... I know I'll take something stronger at bed time and ICE, ICE, ICE.

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8/8/09 3:39 P

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Bladder infection cleared up just in time to be tip top shape when my soldier arrived home for his visit. We're cramming a year's worth of visiting in these next couple weeks.

I can't believe you all start school so soon! I don't even head back to pick my bus routes until the 10th. School here starts Sept 1. That's soon enough for me, thank you very much!

Hey has anyone ever had a reaction to DPT immunization? Guess who did... moi! (while fighting the bladder infection) and I am still nursing a very sore shoulder/arm. It has even been radiating into my neck and back. Urgh. I feel like a sissy... never had such problem before. And, I do have to go in for additional immunizations in preparation for the Africa trip. Think I'll ask to get them in my bumm instead. LOL If I can't sit after at least I'll have to be up on my feet so perhaps I'll do some exercising.
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emoticon for nearing your goal and emoticon for bladder infections. Sorry to hear you have been ill. I'm off to Missouri today to collect my youngest. Can you believe that high school starts here in Mississippi next week??? August 6th to be exact. Man, this summer has whizzed by for me.
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Sooooo that back issue was superseded by a wicked bladder infection that has totally kicked my butt. So much so that it had me in bed with fever, chills and all that sort of good stuff for a few days. Now my back is aching just from trying to convalesce. Yesterday I felt relatively good and anxious to get moving. Did a 20 min hike to dog park, 20 min back and I did some reverse runners lunges. That was it for the activity but it still felt great.

So glad to be back. Even more excited about my weigh in! Look at my tracker gang... I'm within ounces!!!

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Ouch! Hopefully tomorrow will be (was) better. I can't stay in bed for more than about 8 hours because I can't hardly move. I end up in a straight back chair with firm support when my back gives me trouble.

We've had cooler weather this week - a cold front from maybe Michigan?! My tomatoes are loving it!
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Edited by: SFLEMING3 at: 7/21/2009 (19:34)
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So today... spent horizontal. Back hurting like a dickens. Lots of ibuprophen, ice and rest. Tried a brief but sort of strained walk this morning to see if the movement would help but just too inflamed, I think.

Tomorrow is another day.

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Yeah...but you are a lot closer to your goal than I am! Sorry to hear about your soldier. Our prayers and concerns are with each and every one of them.

Summertime seems to have everyone online a little bit less - I am hopeful that they are outside getting some exercise or at least fresh air.

I just said good bye to a friend and co-worker that is moving to Michigan State this week. Your gain is our loss.
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Hey all been "unavailable" on SP lately as I've diverted my attentions to my soldier having a tough time in Iraq. The stress ramped up my back pain but thankfully I've been able to keep moving and keep the pain level at bay with Ibuprophen.

I hope everyone else is making good progress toward agility and good health. Stick with the program gang it really works!
Teresa

ps - congrats on the loss SF! If I could loose that much I'd have surpassed goal weight loss. I envy you.

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I've made some progress thanks to all the good gardening and yard work I've been doing the past 2 weeks - down 4 pounds. I just need to update my ticker.

I ate at a Japanese steak grill last night and I couldn't even eat half of my meal. I can't hardly remember when that happened! I had leftovers for lunch today and it was great! Scallops and calamari.
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I'm alive... just sayin'!!! Anyone else? How's everyone else doing... making any progress? Any roadblocks?

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SP boards are garbled with graphics today... can't read the posts! Ho hum

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Newsflash!
I was able to download the picture under our team photos! Near the top of the team page where it has News, Announcements, etc.
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SF... "page could not be found" Wish I could help you with plugging in a jpg but I've yet to find a way myself.

Oh there was reference to an inversion table again! So I just have to find someone around here with one that I can try for myself.

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https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_photo_ga
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Copy and paste into your browser - last picture in my photo gallery (I knew I had a good excuse...)


Don't know if you can get to this or not but I thought it was funny...
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Does anybody know how to paste a jpg into a post?

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Oh bed time is such a glorious time every night ... once they're down for good, that is! emoticon Thanks so much for the advice. I have to remember the stretching. It does make such a big difference. My chiro printed out a list for me again the other day ... per my request. It's been years since I had a list but just wanted something easy to grab with different stretches. And since all the kids are in bed now, maybe I'll give the inversion table a whirl. Some days it feels great, some days not so much. But it will stop me from having that second Skinny Cow I keep thinking about. There, I said it so now I can't do it! emoticon

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Hey Ghine... good to have you on the team. Any time you need to vent just have at it!

You really have a full plate, especially with two 2 yr olds. Wow. It must be glorious when the kids go down to bed for the night! LOL. I remember those days. Best thing I can suggest to you is to gently move and stretch throughout your day and especially at the end of the day before bed... have a good slow stretch. I find it a great way to get 'control' of myself, calm my nerves and reduce the compulsive reaching for food.

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Hey guys - I'm kind of new to the group but this looked like the right place to come and 'vent' when needed. I don't really want to even go into all of it except to say that ... my back hurts!! emoticon

It's nothing new. I just get so frustrated sometimes with all that needs to be done and then what I can actually get done. I work a full time job and have a 6 year old and two 2 year olds. So resting is really difficult to come by for the back. But I'm trying hard to break that vicious cycle of hurt then eat, then feel guilty then eat, and so on and so forth. Anyways, I just wanted to chime in with this discussion and maybe see how many can relate and any words of encouragement? Thanks to all! Ghine (rhimes with lean :)

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When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I am very grateful to be having a slew of "good back days". It has allowed me to get lots of garden projects done and to make the most of my final days of school bus driving.

The reason I decided to post this is because I truly believe part of getting and staying well is tied to having a positive attitude. Being grateful is about as positive as it gets!

Wishing everyone a positive, pain-free weekend!

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good to hear from you SF... Montreal? Shoulda told me, I'd have met you there! Although I'd rather wait till the weather is a tad warmer. Well, live it up on your vacation!

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Still on vacation...
Just wanted to let the team know that I have just gotten back to my Mom's after being at a meeting in Montreal. I have 4 more days of vacation before heading back south. Sorry I haven't been posting more but I am not near a computer every day and I have a lot of e-mail to catch up with and a lot of SparkPeople mail as well. I have been keeping up with my water intake and walking A LOT but I'm afraid my eating is more than usual. I don't think I have gained a lot weight so that is good.

Wishing everyone a great day and a great week!
SF

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Still no one posting????

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Where have all the Sparkers gone?!

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Margie, though I've often wondered and thought about acupuncture pain management... I've never tried it. Mostly because my insurance wouldn't cover it. Have you felt any relief or do you feel about the same?

Sonia, thanks for the Mother's Day wishes. That was very sweet of you! (I'm a bit behind on posting, I guess)

I did a stupid thing on Saturday: I lifted, loaded, unloaded and dragged two 40lbs bags of potting soil. Then Sunday I was digging in the yard and I played DDR with the kids.......wow, I'm still trying to recover. I keep saying to myself, "how could I be so stupid? I certainly know better." I think the nice weather makes us irrational! LOL

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emoticon Okay, I am going to sound off, you guys can be my sounding board. Or bored whichever way you want to look at it. Yesterday I went in to Advanced Pain Management for the acupuncture appointment, then her surprised me with trigger point injections, About five of them. They hurt worse than the acupunture. Not only that, I walk out of the office with a purple lower back, due to the anticeptic they use. I go back in two weeks for another round. Yee haw! Not only is it acutpuncture, they are doing electrodes with it. So it feels like thump thump thump. What a way to spend twent minutes emoticon
Can anyone tell me if they have had this? And if so, has it worked for you? I am on maintenance only right now. I am soooo looking forward to doing this for God knows how long. The only saving grace I guess is, is that I don't have to pay for it. The other car owners auto insurance has to pay. When they pay. They prefer it to go to collection, then I have to have my attorney get on them to pay it. What a wonderful world we live in. Sorry if I have depressed anyone emoticon

Just needed to vent.
I am feeling much better now. emoticon
I amglad there is aplace to talk about the things that are bothering us, and to people who understand. emoticon

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emoticon Its Mothers day!

This means if your a woman, we are allowed to do nothing today emoticon so don't worry about anything, its your day emoticon Tell your boyfriend/hubby/lover to get up and remind them its your day! Even if you have no kids, (that's ok) emoticon your still a mom in my eyes, you may have a pet (that's a mom) or if you don't have that your still a mom how, outside creatures emoticon like emoticon , emoticon , emoticon , emoticon , emoticon , emoticon ,the list goes on. I find any excuse to do nothing and get full attention all day long,lol...until midnight tonight emoticon

So have a great Sunday if your emoticon opps wrong one,lol. I ment emoticon . Hugs Sonia

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I've been a little stiff from the first 4 days of bootcamp but it's a good kind of stiffness indicating progress in me getting back into shape! Glad that your marathon gardening and garage cleaning didn't have serious consequences. Maybe I will be inspired to tackle my garage....
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Still nursing the back after the weekend... but keeping moving just the same. Walked allot and tried the elliptical yesterday to see if that would help me limber up. It feels like it helped some so maybe doing more of the same today.

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Saturday I blew my own mind! Put in 12 hours of gardening and cleaning out the entire garage (hasn't been done ever since we moved in 7 yrs ago). I was very proud of hubs and my teen son for their patience with me and for their efforts to help. We were all pretty wiped out after that and both hubs and I were hitting the advil/ice packs pretty heavily afterward.

Yesterday was our anniversary so I spent no time on SP or even thinking of SP! It was a lovely day of relaxation. Today it's back to business though!


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