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Old 04-01-2004, 03:30 PM   #421  
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Kirsty, When you go to WW, ask about the pain killers you take. I had to take some last year and they made me show a weigh gain, even though I was OP the whole time, and WW told me that I would show a loss when I finished them, and when I was done I had lost eight and a half pounds. Now I know you are showing a loss since you've been dieting, so that's good, but you might find that some of the pills are harbouring the losses......just a suggestion though.........keep your heat pad on luv
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Old 04-01-2004, 03:52 PM   #422  
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ta brit ill ask about that and if they do the doc will hear me he tells me to lose weight and then gives me weight retaining pills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2004, 04:34 PM   #423  
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Poor Kirsty what has caused this problem? is it a degenerative spine thing or something? or have you been injured? i can't understand why he would want to take 2 discs out what would that help? i'm a nosey and diazepam?? thats what you needed to fly i took lorazepam to get me through a couple of flights what are the tranq's for? if you take enough of those you won't be bothered about the pain anymore i took one when i was flying back to England and i lost my return ticket before i'd even left mind you, i'd had a few beers too but i was'nt scared to fly!

Chris, when you eat something and then discover it has a load of calories in it do you think that it did'nt taste as good as you thought it did? i find i do now if i'd been ignorant of all the cals it contained i'd have gone on thinking it was good
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well heres for nosey cat as you will be able to tell from my speling im fully medicated now
i slipped a disc when i was 18 but they decieded that i was too young to have a slipped disc and put it down to a pulled muscledue to my work{i was an auxilliary nurse in a nursing home}so by the time they fully investigated it when i was 27 the damage was bad i had the lamanii of my 5th disc removed to ease the pressure on my spine but my main sciatic nerve is shot to **** and i have spinal damage which results in weakness in my legs and arms bladder problems and numbness in some of my fingers i also for my sins have arthritis in my spine knees and hips and suffer from thin bones that snap easilly coupled with the fact that i fall on my face regularly im in great shape the diazepam is to relax my muscles they tend to spasm and the reason the doc wants to take out another 2 discs is that they are ready to prolapse and the hip is full of arthritis
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:20 PM   #425  
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Kirsty, take some more meds poor you what a lot to contend with at such a young age my ex had a hip replacement when he was about 30 and my MIL had one last year but she's 75..she's glad that she did now tho' because it was that bad that she was walking lop sided they've come a long way tho' and her scar is very tiny compared to the one my ex had
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Kirsty, My hubby has two degeneritve discs. he just went through a whole bunch of docs and they said they'd take em out but he'd probabaly be in more pain than now, they advocate regular exersise for him and walking, but he is in agony when he walks for a while as all the pressure seems to go on his back. He opted out of the surgery cos he's scared, and says he'll deal with the pain. He has a back brace too, which is like a big boned old fashioned girdle...dead sexy I can tall ya......hahaha. Makes him look thinner when he does wear it though, as it sucks his little beer belly in
Cathy, yes I do feel that way when I find out the point count on something I thought would be so worth it. I still can't get over the fact that a little cupcake cost six points. Before I ever went to WW, I had no clue about fat content and such, I just ate and never thought about it (which is prob the main reason why I'm fat). And now I'm a maniac for reading labels, counting the points on a product, before I decided to buy it.
Did I tell you, I turned down an offer of cadbury's mini eggs today? I'm very proud of myself, very proud indeed.
Nearly time for ER, it's a new one, YAY!
See you all tomorrow.........
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Teel - the ladies (and ? men) from the focussed site are wondering if you know there is a new site -around the world in 80 chicks. Happy 2Bme has done this and all are thinking of you.

See you there (when my nail varnish dries).
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hi brit i know that two of the women that had surgery at the same time as me both felt immediate relief they tell you that you might still be in the same amount of pain because they cant tell the nerve damage until they get in there but if i hadnt the nerve damage ive got i would definantly get the other two done as it stopped the pressure when i had my first one done {just not the pain} and if hubby hasnt got the numbness and the pins and needles and the spasms and the uncontrollable jerking then i woul consider it before it ruptures which sadly is what mine did
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HELLOOOOO!!!!!
I am returned!! Thank you so much for all your messages via Simon, he was quite bemused I think as he had never come across this site before...him being a tall thin male...
I will catch up with all the posts and come back later.....bye bye.
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Teel, welcome back luvey. Hope you are feeling better. We missed you! Just remember to take it easy and be 100% soon Your friend Simon is a dearie for letting us all know about you being in hospital. What a dear lad Hope we didn't scare him too much by our e-mails.

Kirsty, thanks for the info, I'll pass it on to hubby. Although he was told if he had the surgery, he'd be put on home duty as he'd have to rest for two months after, and to be quite honest, I don't know if I can play nurse for that long with him around, bless him!

I bounced out of bed a short while ago, even though I didn't get to bed until well after 12, but I think I'm so stress free at the moment, that it's really helping me sleep a better sleep in less time. Not too impressed with the spring weather here though, it's dull and rainy, breezy and cold......brrrrr. Am ready for another great OP day, making that gain of mine go away.

Have a good day everyone
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hi all TEEL glad your feling a bit better and please pass our thanks to simon BRIT you would not believe what you are not allowed to do imagine your just three days after your op and youve just stated walking again and the physios come and give you this sheet of what your not allowed to do number one{ and a good one for hubby }dont sit you put thousands of pounds of pressure on your spine when you sit and sitting with your legs up is just as bad no sweping no hoovering no picking things up no mopping and no trying to put your own socks on now that all made perfect sense to me but then you get no skydiving ,no contact sports {especially rugby} norock climbing no hand gliding {something to do with the pressure no swimming for six months minimum stairs {again i can see the reason }no horse riding no dancing {until you get your staples out} the list was endless and heres me in a bed just praying for a wheelchair so i could go to the smoking room for a fag i would have laughed but it was too painful i think i still have all the bits and pieces lying about somewhere i must look them out for you any way feeling slightly more human today probably to do with the fact ive slept all day now if sleeping was an exercise id be doing loads
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Welcome Back Sheila we missed you!

Hi from sunny Victoria its a beautiful 16 degrees here and i'm full of the joys of spring just walked/jogged 3mls and i'm feeling great got the washing machine going and i'll be hanging the laundry out for the first time this year, now that must be something to celebrate Oh Yes! i've just looked at the weather forecast and its sun all the way i should really make a start on the rock wall and see if i can get any flowers to grow in it this year before that horrible scotch broom invades it again. Car needs a good wash too
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hey cat my windows need cleaning and the dogs and kids need a run down the beach and ive got a plie of ironing if you need something to do
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Nice Try Kirsty
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hey youve got more energy than me hey ive got a question when did it become a crime to get what you want? i aws sitting today {well lying actually}trying to work out what i wanted from my weight loss and i could think of reasons for my kids my dh and even the dogs but when it came to me i drew blank and then i dawned on me that i stopped thinking about what i wanted ages ago because i stopped doing what i want and did what was best for everyone else and i really cant figure out why is it something that happens when you become a mum or a wife or just when you get older i ca ditinctly remember being really selfcentered when i was younger so where did that go ? when did the words i cant be bothered or maybe later go ? see i came on here to shift some weight and for some reason my brain has started working again and im having to rethink lots of things like my life i dont want to become unfreindly i want the old lady downstairs to come and ask me to fix her telly and i want the girl in the bottom flat to ask me to show her how to unblock her loo and the old man next door to find his water valve because hes got a leak {all tonight} but do i need a me ?maybe i havent worked that bit out yet
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