About Me: Female, 43, Barrow, AK, member since Jan 2013
I have been married for 14yrs.and have 4 wonderful daughter's.I have had pain in my legs all my life,but was told it was growing pains.I was in and out of foster homes and then I lived with my Dad and stepmom until I managed to run away from their abuse when I was 14.I
[More] ended up living with my sister at age 17 and got my GED at 18.I ended up working a lot,then met the love of my life.We sure have had our ups and downs ,but somehow God has kept us together. My husband now has to support us totally,since I found out after a bad fall at work on ice that I have a tethered cord,DDD,mild scoliosis,arthritis,hypnosis in my neck,tested positive for HLA- B27 and have symptoms of ankylosis spondylitis,have slipped discs L4,L5,S1,also nerve damage in both legs,high arches,plantar fasciitis that is painful,actually on different ddays I have pain in different areas and I just wish I could feel better and not depend on medicinesmedicines to g et me thru the day.I am taking Ibuprofen 800 mgs. 2 times a day,daily vitamins,vitamin D with oyster shell,Glucosamine Chondroitin,Colace,Omeprazole,Valium,Fentanyl Patch 100 mcg.every 48 hrs.change it,Oxycodone 5mg. I was given 6 a day but now I am tapering down to 4, then 2, then done.I am also going to be tapering off of the Fentanyl Patch and am very scared! I have been put on Lyrica and this is my fifth day on it. I was supposed to be taking Amitriptyline,but I couldn't wake up to take care of my 3 yr.old and thankfully I told my husband to help me if I get too tired or drowsy.So, I am just taking my Lyrica and am very tired on it but at first I had gotten energy and that was awesome! I am seeing a wonderful counselor that is helping me with post traumatic stress disorder,depression,marriage problems,etc.With the last session it was great! She had me do a relaxation and breathing CD while I laid down and listened to it and I fell fell asleep! I know that I can get better,but it's going to be challenging!
Just a quick note to say hi! i noticed you heard from cindee could you please pass a note telling her that I pray she is ok and that she can send me a note just to let me know she is ok ive been checking everyday but feel releived that she has been back online send her a hug her friend IVY
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