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Feb 29, 2016 1:28 PM

Hello my wonderful pain family. I'm sorry but today is my day to unload my burden. I have, as most of you know, taken two bad falls in the last week. Well, Saturday night I was having these horrendous sneezing fits and had them yesterday as well. When I sneeze, it's VERY strong and I never sneeze less than 6 times in a row, barely getting a breath in between. Well, this morning I got up after 2 hours of sleep and I have this horrific pain that is positional and when I move my head to the left or lift my left arm, I get a stabbing pain behind my scapula, runs right up into my shoulder and neck and my ribcage is killing me. I had pain management this morning and he examined me and thinks that I either cracked a rib (I also get the same pain when I take a deep breath and the pain is in my shoulder and neck), or that I am having a spasm issue that is causing pressure on those nerves and making it hurt. He put me on a steroid pack and told me to call back and come in if the pain didn't improve in 3 days or if it gets worse in the meanwhile. I can (and do) deal with a huge pain load that tends to hover around an 8 but this pain is even worse on top of the pain I already have. I try never to post here about my pain because I feel like I need to be here to help my CMP family members, no whine about myself. I just wanted to let you all know what's happening and that if I'm not on much today or tomorrow, that's why. I hope that you are all having a peaceful Monday with less pain. Sending you all lots of love and gentle {{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Feb 29, 2016 1:56 PM

You have as much right to whine as anyone else sometimes it does help. Me am feeling fragile at the moment as it will soon be my parents wedding day and dad passed in late October he took me to all my appointments. I sure hope you can get the meds and help you need. My GP is a really great person unlike my previous GP who said is in your head. Try and relax and get a nap I know not always easy when in pain. Hope things get slightly better for you.

Feb 29, 2016 2:04 PM

Alwayz,I love ya and you are not whining!You are a tremendous value to this forum and all who enter. I sorry you are hurting and I expect you to medicate yourself for pain and dont move/don't talk/don't laugh/ don't run up and down those stairs/ so basically just sit or lay there...don't move...(giggling) well that's wasted advise...cuz I know you. Please my friend, do try to be gentle with yourself today. You are important to me and all your Catchmypain friends. Love, Terri

Feb 29, 2016 2:16 PM

I am so sorry that you are going through this! I hover daily at about an 8 as well. Spent the past 10 days at about a 9-10! Today I am at a 10 due to my previous post "OMG

Feb 29, 2016 2:18 PM

That wasn't supposed to post yet... I totally get where you are at. Soft gentle (((hugs))) πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’πŸ’ž

Feb 29, 2016 2:21 PM

Sorry you're suffering so. I wish there was something I could say or do to make it better. I've fractured a rib coughing before it's awful. One thing I can suggest lay on the side that's fractured when you lay down. It helps with the pain, it helps your rib, and it makes it easier to get up.

Feb 29, 2016 3:22 PM

We have already discussed this miss lady so I'm.not gonna embarrass you in front of the class...ha...( shaking my head in disapproval)..!! But iii so sorry your hurting and I'm gonna say this group this family is two way street. We lean on each other . I hope u r able to get some help with dad so u can just rest up and let the steroids work. And please don't for to eat with tbsf med especially. We don't need u getting any tummy issues from that.

Feb 29, 2016 5:19 PM

Thoughts are with you!

Feb 29, 2016 7:03 PM

AlwayZ, sharing your pain is not whining. We all have it, some days worse than others. I'm so sorry you are hurting so badly. Please take care of yourself and just rest. Keep us posted when you can, but don't overstress about us. We have each other. And we're lifting you up in prayers! Big hugs my friend! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Mar 01, 2016 1:13 AM

Alwayz, stop that whining. Put some dirt on it and get up. Just kidding. I figured you didn't have anyone around to do that to you so I would tease you. I am sorry that you are feeling bad today. It sounds like you are going to feel bad for a few days if those ribs are cracked. I feel bad for you. I have never hurt my ribs before so I can't even imagine what that feels like. The only thing I have had in that area is pleurisy but I don't think that feels near that.

I think Terri is right. You need to rest and take it easy if you can. I hope your mom and dad don't have any appointments in the next couple of days so you can stay in. I hope you have a friend that lives around you that can pick up something for you if you need it.

You need to remember the wise advice you give everyone about ranting. You tell them to not worry about it and that that is what we are here for. If you really feel that way which I know you do, then you should not worry that you think you are whining. You are always giving of yourself and that is making everyone here feel good but imagine how they would feel if they can add some happiness to your day for a change. It is just a thought. Just know that you are being thought of. Best wishes.

Mar 01, 2016 1:26 AM

Alwayz, you probably just need to have a good poop! (Snickering)

Mar 01, 2016 6:54 AM

Alwayz, I just saw this post and you said that your doctor mentioned that you may have a a cracked rib but yet he didn't send you out for xray's? Am I the only one who finds this Disturbing? I am worried. Alwayz please go to an ER to get an x-ray done. This reminds me of Eddie Ray but without the swelling. I am truly worried about you. I f I had your email address I would be emailing you the same thing out of love. Praying for you my friend! Don't ever worry about letting us know your in pain that is what we are here for it's a 2 WAY STREET my friend. Love, gentle hugs and prayers my friend!
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Mar 01, 2016 10:44 AM

Thanks everyone for your words and prayers... Profiler, I stopped whining and threw dirt on it but it didn't work.. LOL!! 😜 I called the doctor this morning because the pain in my ribcage is just slightly worse... I went right over and I DO have a cracked rib and as you know, they do nothing for it. As for the neck and shoulder, there is inflamed areas in spasm so he said he wants me to take the Zanaflex every 5-6 hours today and lay in a bed so my spine can decompress. I appreciate all of your hugs and prayers and I send my love and hugs back to each and every one of you. I'm going to take my meds and I'll be off to sleepy town in a while from the Zanaflex. I'll be checking in as I can.. {{{{Hugs}}}} πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Mar 01, 2016 9:21 PM

I love this forum! I am so happy I found it! All the negativity I deal with everyday... It's SUPER nice to come in here & feel the cyber hugs all around!

Mar 02, 2016 2:28 AM

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Mar 02, 2016 7:58 AM

Thanks Profiler!! I feel the same about you and am wondering when you're going to join us in the fire circle.. You would have so much fun and be laughing every day!! So, you need to give me your FB info so I can put you into the group.. {{{{Hugs}}}}πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Mar 02, 2016 9:33 AM

Alwayz, I am sorry I am just reading your post from Monday. If there is one thing I know about our community is that any day, anytime you need to complain, express yourself, vent, celebrate, or just ask questions this is the place you can do it without fear of judgement or people who aren't empathic to your situation. I am sorry you are dealing with a new source of pain. I pray that God will provide you with relief "suddenly " and that you will get the rest your body so desperately needs. Gentle hug!

Mar 02, 2016 10:13 AM

MySistersKeeper, I really appreciate the well wishes. I love all my peeps and know the once in a blue moon that I whine is acceptable.. LOL!! I'm over it, dealing with the pain and trying to follow the doctor's orders to rest. Sending gentle {{{Hugs}}} right back to you.. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Mar 03, 2016 1:50 AM

Two falls in a week? I hope you consult a neurologist, that sound like possible ataxia (balance issues)

Mar 03, 2016 2:27 AM

I am so sorry. I can only imagine. I've had bruised ribs, pleurisy, and managed to pull every rib muscle, and lately most of my nerve pain has been in my ribs, but damn. That sounds incredibly painful dear. I send air hugs because they can't hurt. I get the feeling you might possibly be stubborn like the woman I see in the mirror every day, and she's awful at following doctor's orders. So I wish you luck with being less stubborn than she is. Rest and heal friend.

Mar 04, 2016 9:53 AM

What is the name of the FB group? I would love to be a part of it!

Mar 04, 2016 11:03 AM

Autoimmunerrr just give me your FB name and I'll add you to the group..

Mar 05, 2016 2:27 AM

Laurie, what is your profile picture look like so I add the correct person? Where are you from?

Mar 05, 2016 2:45 AM

Alwayz please add me too. My name is Anitra Williams born Philadelphia Pa. Terri is my friend on fb also. My pic is me and my daughter.

Mar 05, 2016 2:56 AM

Anitra, you're added to the group. You can now join us in the fire circle

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