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chronic pain and travel



  • dilauroddilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,813
    just further along the total recovery cycle for Spineys.
    Straker, it does hurt to hear the different things you take on and which gives you pain. But your pain, is something we can share to everyone on Spine-Health.
    Things that are know to create problems, you can let people know first hand. And to me, getting up front first head information and knowledgeable is so very important
    Thank you for allowing me to get to know you
  • Talk about adding insult to injury...
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  • You know... I really do admire you for putting forth the effort to see your daughter.

    We (your Spine-Health family) know... how much pain you battle with and I'm so sorry to hear your trip was miserable. I was hoping to hear some good stories.

    I'm glad you made it home safe and you didn't find yourself in a strange emergency room due to a slip or a fall.

    Keep up the good communication with your daughter via phone, internet, text messages, etc. Although she seemed preoccupied with her teenage stuff... she saw you on that couch and I'm sure it hit her heart. I can guarantee before she falls asleep each night, she thinks of you and will always remember this trip you made to see her.

    You're a good father, Straker.

    Rest up in that recliner and vent whenever you need to.

    Hope your pain subsides real soon.

    Tammy >:D<
  • your recliner, did you get yours fixed yet Straker? I sure hope so...
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
  • Straker - sorry that the trip really presented some obstacles for you. Unfortunately or fortunately your story may help others - being prepared for in increase in pain while on a trip - and making some plans ahead of time. There is nothing worse than trying to solve a problem in the heat of the crisis. I am so much more clear headed, if i plan before the emergency happens.

    Our family is planning a camping trip near NY city at the end of the month. The drive is what I am most worried about - it hurts to be in a car for long periods of time. This trip should take @ 8-9 hours. Sleeping on an air mattress, may be something else I need to think about too.

    Thank you for sharing your story - you got me thinking too - oh and my meds will be up near that time....i will need to plan ahead for that too

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  • Hey Straker,
    I'm not laughing at your pain...just picturing you lying on your ex-wifes couch...for days....
    I know what you mean about the traveling,I am supposed to be going on a little trip to the bay area(SanFrancisco)next week,it's only 400 miles and I will not be sleeping on anybody's couch,but,I don't know if I can do it! I hurt so bad right now,it takes me a couple hours in the morning to get it together...but my niece is traveling 900 miles to get to where I am,so she can go on this trip,my daughter is so excited,my husband's been working bookoo overtime,and he's wound so tight anyway,maybe it will calm him down a tad,so....I think I would feel worse if I told them all no.So I will probably the long run it will probably be worth it.
    I can be in pain there,or I can be in pain here,what the heck...maybe some good seafood is what I need.
    Take care and enjoy that new chair...Sagehen
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  • I'm sorry the trip was such a bust. I know you were disappointed. Being able to IM you daughter must help you stay in touch tho.Isn't technology amazing :O) My son and I IM each other most nights, even if only for a short time. I'll bet you're looking forward to the new chair! Did you fly? One thing I have discovered when I fly from Oregon to Florida, clear across the US. Always multiple stops. I always request a wheelchair at the gate. They take you and any carryon luggage to the next gate you will be flying from. I used to feel funny about asking, but not anymore. Airports are so big, and I can't get from one gate to the next quick enough, or if I do manage to, I suffer for it. Flying when your neck and back hurts is not the best way of traveling. Take care friend, and hope you feel better soon.....haven't seen Ming lately either.

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