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Old 03-31-2015, 06:30 PM   #16621
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I owed taxes too but sent them off today.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:32 PM   #16622
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Today I spent hours icing my neck and an hour in PT. I'm having some nerve issues and was in so much pain of late, I can barely do anything! Yesterday was the first day without pain meds, but still not out of the woods. I also need to do exercises for my terrible posture. I find those extremely hard having spent 55 years slumped over!
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:34 PM   #16623
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I went to the dentist and got that root canal done early. I called and got the date moved up because few things are less fun than waiting for a root canal and I just couldn't take the tension any more. It was quick and easy, and I feel so much better already.

Right now I'm thinking that modern dentistry is right up there with indoor plumbing as far as my favorite aspects of living in today's civilization.
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Gumby - Good for you, I am waiting until the last minute as I owe Uncle Sam.
I owe too, but I'm flying to Italy on the 11th and there is much to be done between now and then, so I wanted to get this off my "to do' list.
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I'm feeling pretty good about my insulin pump as well, W2R
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:43 PM   #16626
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Oh Gumby, you just made me very jealous! Buon Viaggio!
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:53 PM   #16627
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Today I spent hours icing my neck and an hour in PT. I'm having some nerve issues and was in so much pain of late, I can barely do anything! Yesterday was the first day without pain meds, but still not out of the woods. I also need to do exercises for my terrible posture. I find those extremely hard having spent 55 years slumped over!
Sorry to hear that, nerve pain can be so incredibly nasty. Glad your off the meds too, congratulations! PTs a real pain but I just experienced my first episode of pain that didn't come from trama. Tells me I need more PT.
Had a cervical epidural last week and off 60% of meds. The PT stinks but when I can go back I have to do it. I too spend 30 years at a desk hunched over. Thought when I quit working with my back I'd wouldn't have posture issues, ha what a cruel joke. Hoping your well soon.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:00 PM   #16628
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MRG, hoped the epidural helped. I was in unbearable pain, pain like I never imagined. Sure put a damper on my free time and enjoyment of life.
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Sorry to hear that, nerve pain can be so incredibly nasty. Glad your off the meds too, congratulations! PTs a real pain but I just experienced my first episode of pain that didn't come from trama. Tells me I need more PT.
Had a cervical epidural last week and off 60% of meds. The PT stinks but when I can go back I have to do it. I too spend 30 years at a desk hunched over. Thought when I quit working with my back I'd wouldn't have posture issues, ha what a cruel joke. Hoping your well soon.

I'm in the same boat and have been for nine years. I also had a cervical epidural two weeks ago and am going through PT. With permanent nerve damage in my spine its a routine I'll be familiar with the rest of my life. Surgeons don't think surgery will help much and insurance companies get more stingy every year with treatment options. Pain meds help between injections, but I hate using them. Most recently I've been taking Cymbalta but I'm not a fan and will probably stop soon. It helps the nerve pain but has too many side effects. Good luck to you!
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Yesterday I finished and filed taxes for my MIL and for myself. We were waiting for a missing 1099 for MIL, and had a question about some rental unit expenses on our return. Got the answer we hoped for and ended up owing about $1300 less than we otherwise would have. Yay!!!! I e-filed both of those but will be mailing in my state return (with a small check) tomorrow.

Yesterday and today was the beginning of THE BIG BATHROOM REMODEL. (All caps because this is a long anticipated very big project for our master suite.) This has meant a lot prep work clearing out the closets and vanity, etc. The only thing that will stay operational for the remodel is the toilet. In the meantime I'm using our outdoor shower except on early mornings (when it's too cold). Thank goodness the weather is nice. I could use our hall bathroom - but I really don't like the idea of sharing a bathroom with my icky sons. (They have coodies.) We've got the vanity gone/out... the shower and shower pan removed, a former closet (future home of the new double vanity) removed... and walls opened up. Elder son and I helped with the demo - but the plumbing will be all hubster... I'll help with painting and tiling when we get to that point.
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Very nice to have a completely unscheduled day for a change. After morning walk and breakfast, I decided it was time to plant the seedlings I'd bought at the farmers' market (they needed to get a bit bigger so I left them in their pots for 2 weeks). Tomatoes, parsley, and basil. Pruned some perennials while I was out there.

After catching up on a lot of back e-mails, finished up my mother's final tax returns. At least I thought I did - not long after submitting them through TT, I got a "rejected" message. Resubmitted and waiting to hear back now.

Went grocery shopping and then decided to enjoy the rest of the beautiful afternoon on the patio reading magazines and playing iPad games. DS called for a long conversation about his trip to NYC last week as well as career thoughts - very nice.

Had a glass of wine while cooking seared tilapia over spinach-tomato-orzo - DH pronounced it "yummy". Score one for the chef!
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:17 PM   #16632
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So sorry Dash man.
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Procrastination paid off as I received a corrected 1099 from Vanguard today. I am almost done with my tax return though, I just need to enter a couple more K-1s. Looks like I will be getting some money back this year.


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So sorry Dash man.
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Luckily few people ever have to understand what happens in these type injuries. I'm in the same way, surgery is not an option.

LinCella, yes the epidural helped greatly. I understand about 50% respond positive to them. As you know that "special pain" will give you the courage to say "I don't care, just do something".
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Luckily few people ever have to understand what happens in these type injuries. I'm in the same way, surgery is not an option.

LinCella, yes the epidural helped greatly. I understand about 50% respond positive to them. As you know that "special pain" will give you the courage to say "I don't care, just do something".

Life goes on and we learn to live with the pain. I'm very fortunate to have found good doctors who understand what is going on. I get pain meds just by asking, though they were reluctant at first until I earned their trust by not over doing it. I've pretty much decided to stay where I'm at for a while because of these doctors, though a warmer winter climate is tempting. DW is always supportive and that is the most important thing needed to keep a positive outlook.
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Life goes on and we learn to live with the pain. I'm very fortunate to have found good doctors who understand what is going on. I get pain meds just by asking, though they were reluctant at first until I earned their trust by not over doing it. I've pretty much decided to stay where I'm at for a while because of these doctors, though a warmer winter climate is tempting. DW is always supportive and that is the most important thing needed to keep a positive outlook.
Dash man, here is a book I am currently reading about neuroplasticity. It describes how our brains can adapt to various challenges, including pain. You might find it interesting.

http://www.amazon.ca/Brains-Way-Heal...6107979&sr=1-1
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Dash man, here is a book I am currently reading about neuroplasticity. It describes how our brains can adapt to various challenges, including pain. You might find it interesting.



http://www.amazon.ca/Brains-Way-Heal...6107979&sr=1-1

Thanks! I'll check it out.
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Dash man, here is a book I am currently reading about neuroplasticity. It describes how our brains can adapt to various challenges, including pain. You might find it interesting.

http://www.amazon.ca/Brains-Way-Heal...6107979&sr=1-1
I'm halfway through that book too. Just fascinating, and highly recommended even if you're not a chronic pain sufferer.
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Gumby - Good for you, I am waiting until the last minute as I owe Uncle Sam.
When I owe I file early electronically but set up a payment for April so I can be done.
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Dash man, here is a book I am currently reading about neuroplasticity. It describes how our brains can adapt to various challenges, including pain. You might find it interesting.

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Thanks too Meadbh.
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