May 21, 2009 at 11:47 pm #1236482
is trying to sell you something (from princess bride – saw again the other night)
this year has been mostly good – not always feeling good, but focusing on doing as much as i can & trying not to let myself get too run down while still trying to be active
mostly working & have lost about 12 lbs since peak weight in jan
felt yucky for a couple days – also the recent dental work didn't work & became increasingly obvious that a root canal is coming over the last week or so
yesterday thought i had a kidney stone – lower back & right side abdomen very painful all day
some nausea, dizzyness & headache, but i kinda have that most of the time anyway & am pretty much used to it
well, this morning both sides lower back very painful & all around the abdomen same – feels like a burning, sharp pain all over
so after seeing dentist, spent some time with doc, then some tests & maybe more tests tomorrow before and/or after root canal
so far she thinks we've ruled out kidney stones & kidney infection, but she mumbled something about gall bladder and pancreas then walked off, writing in the file – said to do these tests (some basic blood tests & i think amylase, that she didn't think i needed an operation at this point, but if it gets worse to not hesitate in getting in) – more tests likely tuesday if it's not worse, otherwise i guess try to squeeze me in tomorrow or something
it is basically impossible right now to find a comfortable position sitting or horizontal – standing is sorta okay, but i'm also really, really tired, as i've not slept much last few nights
i have vicodin, but it didn't help much for the back/abdomen yesterday – does seem to be helping a little bit tonight…May 22, 2009 at 12:32 am #1502945
@tallblokeLocale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Sorry to hear you are feeling unwell Cary, it's hard to stay positive when you are short of sleep. Maybe try a herbal remedy for pain and insomnia? I'm sure you know which one I mean. ;-)
A good way to get the lymphatic system working and help with kidney processes and back pain is to do gentle waist circles with your feet together and keeping the head still. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth and imagine you are being held up by a thread from the top of your head to heaven.May 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm #1503051
Sorry you are feeling yucky.
PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TAKING ANY NEW MEDICATIONS.
I work with the troops that come back from Afghanistan and Iraqi that are suffering from PTSD. One of the problems associated with PTSD is sleeplessness or restless sleep. We try Ambien CR Oral, Klonopin Oral, Lunesta Oral, Rozerem Oral and when all of these fail we have good luck with simple Melatonin. Melatonin can be found at most drug stores over the counter. There has been considerable research done on it.
Like you, I have lived with pain for many years. I was injured a number of times during my military career and the VA throws vicodin at me by the bottle full. They do not take long to become ineffective if you take them all the time. I hope you get feeling better soon.
Here are just a few journals to look at if interested.
Sleep and Hypnosis ( Full text )
Publisher: Küre Iletişim Grubu A.Ş.
Place of publication: Istanbul
Sleep medicine reviews ( Full text )
Publisher: W.B. Saunders
Place of publication: [London]
Sleep & Biological Rhythms ( Full text )
Sleep Medicine Clinics ( Full text )
Journal of sleep research ( Full text )
Publisher: Published on behalf of the European Sleep Research Society by Blackwell Scientific Publications
Place of publication: Oxford
The Open Sleep Journal ( Full text )
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
Place of publication: [Hilversum
Behavioral sleep medicine ( Full text )
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Place of publication: Mahwah, N.J.
Sleep medicine ( Full text )
Place of publication: Amsterdam
Sleep ( Full text )
Publisher: Associated Professional Sleep Societies
Place of publication: Westchester, Ill.May 25, 2009 at 6:41 pm #1503473
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Sorry you're having all this come down at once. None of them are individually much fun. But, all together?
I hope you get feeling better soon. I am looking forward to seeing you at Bear Lake.May 25, 2009 at 6:46 pm #1503475
I agree life is a pain, but it's better than the alternative…May 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm #1503483
despite the high cost of living, it's still pretty poplular
also something like:
life is full of misery, loneliness and suffering – and it's all over much too soon
it's not that i'm afraid to die; i just don't want to be there when it happens
i am at two with natureMay 25, 2009 at 7:28 pm #1503489
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Get better soon.
Sounds like my gall bladder symptoms a few years ago. I just ignored it until the pain finally became excruciating. Didn't know what was wrong, and my wife rushed me to a hospital. Emergency gall bladder surgery ensued a few hours later.May 25, 2009 at 7:30 pm #1503490
don't know if it was gall bladder or what it is/was
is much improved, though still a little tender
we'll see this week if anything turned up in the blood tests – hopefully it was something transient that doesn't come back. i don't like pain much.May 27, 2009 at 9:30 pm #1504022
@davidpcvsamoaLocale: East Bay, CA
Glad to hear you are feeling a little better. Continue to take care of yourself. I wish you a full recovery and hopefully this will just end up being one of those unpleasant but passing experiences.
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