Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself

Posted by Kelsey Mohring @kelseydm, Apr 27, 2016

Welcome to the new Chronic Pain group.

I’m Kelsey and I’m the moderator of the group. I look forwarding to welcoming you and introducing you to other members. Feel free to browse the topics or start a new one.

Why not take a minute and introduce yourself.

@hazelblumberg

I developed earaches in September 2016. My primary care found no ear or sinus infection and sent me to an ENT, who diagnosed TMJ pain. I went to my dentist for help. He gave me weekly anesthesia shots into trigger points (OUCH!) and exercises to do, including massaging the trigger points and opening my mouth as wide as I could numerous times in the shower while my face was warm and wet. (I have been wearing a night guard made by my dentist for over 20 years; he replaces them as they wear out.) The pain continued and only got worse; it was at the top of my head, in my ears, in my jaw, above my palate (as though I’d eaten hot food). My dentist sent me to an oral surgeon, who did 360-degree x-rays and found no joint damage. He told me I was therefore not a candidate for surgery (YAY!) and prescribed Flexeril, a muscle relaxer. The pain only got worse, and I continued to wake up in the night with horrific pain. Ibuprofen didn’t even touch it.

My dentist then sent me to a physical therapist, who didn’t listen to a word I said. I came in on a “good” pain day: my pain level was about a 5 out of 10 (10 being the worst). After his examination and showing me how to do various exercises, he triumphantly told me that my pain level was now reduced. I said “No. My pain level is now about 7.5.” He said he didn’t believe me. He attempted to push me to go to his outside clinic to get “magnet therapy,” and he tried to push me to see a friend of his who is a naturopath. Two days after this session, I was still in excruciating pain and doubt I’d ever return to this physical therapist, although he had me schedule 4 more 1-hour sessions with him.

I called my dentist again, and he called in a prescription for Tylenol plus codeine, which I can take every 4 to 6 hours. My dentist seems to have no further solutions for me.

My primary care is currently out of town, but I will see her when she gets back (in August); she may be referring me to a pain management specialist, which my dentist recommended–however, my dentist refuses to give me a referral to such a specialist, even though the specialist will take referrals from dentists or doctors.

I have been treated for many years for clinical depression and panic/anxiety disorder by my psychiatrist, and the meds have helped me immensely. On Monday I see my psychiatrist for my usual 6-month med check, and I’m going to ask him for help with the terrible TMJ pain. I have also had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome for a long time. The fibro pain has greatly lessened over time and hardly bothers me, but the CFS continues.

The TMJ pain makes it difficult to concentrate. I’m self-employed, and I enjoy my work. But pain gets in the way, as it does in every single situation: work or pastimes. My dentist mentioned massage therapy, but I’m in too much pain right now to try it. Another friend mentioned using a TENS unit. I feel as though I’m not living; to be in constant pain is hardly living, at least to me.

Any other suggestions? Would a TENS unit help? I’m more than willing to purchase one. I’ll try just about anything to be pain free. Sometimes I am pain free. But I spend about 2 weeks out of every month in serious pain. I am feeling very discouraged.

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That is not stupidity. It is only a more honest name for the disorder known commonly as Amyloidosis. It is when bits of protein are manufactured improperly by the liver. Then the kidneys cannot wash them out of the blood, and they die in the blood and are buried (deposited) some improper place in the body. In the heart, or the nerves, or the brain, or bones, or eyes, or pancreas, or whatever. When they are buried between good cells, they throw the processes of the body askew, and create a mess. For instance, when these fibrils (protein pieces) a buried between nerve cells, they can short out messages, and the heart might not receive the message from the brain to beat. Depending on the particular mis-folded protein, one may end up with things such as lupus, Light Chain Amyloidosis, Crohn’s, or any of a thousand other types. There is a great organization with a fine web site, http://www.Amyloidosis.org. My own type Primary Systemic Familial LiteChain, apparently produces maybe about 3 cases per year per million people in the US, and about 1/3 of these are actually diagnosed before death. It is usually diagnosed sometime after the 70th birthday. Most often after death. Mayo Minnesota is the leading MFDPDD center in the world. MFDPDD http://bit.ly/1w7j4j8

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@boourbonman

I promised you all I would let you know when I got approved for Medical Marijuana. Judi and I did it. We then went down to Edgewater FL. and got two 500 mg bottles. $70 each. So we were suppose to start with 5 drops (each drop is a mg.) three times a day and slowly work up to 10 drops 3 times a day. Do the math. 16 days for $70. We are both at 5 drops 3 times a day and no relief. I sure hope it starts to ease our pain. Will Keep you posted.
Hoot

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Peach, I think that all animals are such intelligent little–or big–beings. (We humans aren’t always.)

I love the sound of hummers zinging around overhead. Yes, they hang around our empty hummer feeders and tell us that they’re empty.

The cats love to watch them from indoors; our cats are indoors only. Our tiny Yorkie is also fascinated by them. Our big dog is less than enthusiastic. Give her a treat, take her for a walk, give her a ride in the car, and she’s thrilled out of her mind. She’s somewhere between 16 and 18, and she’s a lab/hound mix. She’s been with us for about 5 years. The Yorkie is 12, and he’s been with us for about 4 years. The cats are all rescues and seniors, as well, except for one FIV+ cat who’s about 5 or so, and who was going to be euthanized at a local shelter for being FIV+. His “owner,” a school teacher, left him outdoors all of his life, where he was no doubt beaten up by other cats and thus became FIV+. He has scars all over his sweet face. He’s just a big, huggable guy.

We lost our 18-year-old Persian boy, Red, about 2 weeks ago; he’d been with us for the last 14 years. I still feel that I see his sweet little self out of the corner of my eye. I work at home, and if I didn’t have the critters around, I’m sure I’d be very lonely.

Hazel

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@hazelblumberg

I developed earaches in September 2016. My primary care found no ear or sinus infection and sent me to an ENT, who diagnosed TMJ pain. I went to my dentist for help. He gave me weekly anesthesia shots into trigger points (OUCH!) and exercises to do, including massaging the trigger points and opening my mouth as wide as I could numerous times in the shower while my face was warm and wet. (I have been wearing a night guard made by my dentist for over 20 years; he replaces them as they wear out.) The pain continued and only got worse; it was at the top of my head, in my ears, in my jaw, above my palate (as though I’d eaten hot food). My dentist sent me to an oral surgeon, who did 360-degree x-rays and found no joint damage. He told me I was therefore not a candidate for surgery (YAY!) and prescribed Flexeril, a muscle relaxer. The pain only got worse, and I continued to wake up in the night with horrific pain. Ibuprofen didn’t even touch it.

My dentist then sent me to a physical therapist, who didn’t listen to a word I said. I came in on a “good” pain day: my pain level was about a 5 out of 10 (10 being the worst). After his examination and showing me how to do various exercises, he triumphantly told me that my pain level was now reduced. I said “No. My pain level is now about 7.5.” He said he didn’t believe me. He attempted to push me to go to his outside clinic to get “magnet therapy,” and he tried to push me to see a friend of his who is a naturopath. Two days after this session, I was still in excruciating pain and doubt I’d ever return to this physical therapist, although he had me schedule 4 more 1-hour sessions with him.

I called my dentist again, and he called in a prescription for Tylenol plus codeine, which I can take every 4 to 6 hours. My dentist seems to have no further solutions for me.

My primary care is currently out of town, but I will see her when she gets back (in August); she may be referring me to a pain management specialist, which my dentist recommended–however, my dentist refuses to give me a referral to such a specialist, even though the specialist will take referrals from dentists or doctors.

I have been treated for many years for clinical depression and panic/anxiety disorder by my psychiatrist, and the meds have helped me immensely. On Monday I see my psychiatrist for my usual 6-month med check, and I’m going to ask him for help with the terrible TMJ pain. I have also had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome for a long time. The fibro pain has greatly lessened over time and hardly bothers me, but the CFS continues.

The TMJ pain makes it difficult to concentrate. I’m self-employed, and I enjoy my work. But pain gets in the way, as it does in every single situation: work or pastimes. My dentist mentioned massage therapy, but I’m in too much pain right now to try it. Another friend mentioned using a TENS unit. I feel as though I’m not living; to be in constant pain is hardly living, at least to me.

Any other suggestions? Would a TENS unit help? I’m more than willing to purchase one. I’ll try just about anything to be pain free. Sometimes I am pain free. But I spend about 2 weeks out of every month in serious pain. I am feeling very discouraged.

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Oldkarl, thank you for letting me knkow what MFDPDD is! I had no idea!

Hazel

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@hazelblumberg

I developed earaches in September 2016. My primary care found no ear or sinus infection and sent me to an ENT, who diagnosed TMJ pain. I went to my dentist for help. He gave me weekly anesthesia shots into trigger points (OUCH!) and exercises to do, including massaging the trigger points and opening my mouth as wide as I could numerous times in the shower while my face was warm and wet. (I have been wearing a night guard made by my dentist for over 20 years; he replaces them as they wear out.) The pain continued and only got worse; it was at the top of my head, in my ears, in my jaw, above my palate (as though I’d eaten hot food). My dentist sent me to an oral surgeon, who did 360-degree x-rays and found no joint damage. He told me I was therefore not a candidate for surgery (YAY!) and prescribed Flexeril, a muscle relaxer. The pain only got worse, and I continued to wake up in the night with horrific pain. Ibuprofen didn’t even touch it.

My dentist then sent me to a physical therapist, who didn’t listen to a word I said. I came in on a “good” pain day: my pain level was about a 5 out of 10 (10 being the worst). After his examination and showing me how to do various exercises, he triumphantly told me that my pain level was now reduced. I said “No. My pain level is now about 7.5.” He said he didn’t believe me. He attempted to push me to go to his outside clinic to get “magnet therapy,” and he tried to push me to see a friend of his who is a naturopath. Two days after this session, I was still in excruciating pain and doubt I’d ever return to this physical therapist, although he had me schedule 4 more 1-hour sessions with him.

I called my dentist again, and he called in a prescription for Tylenol plus codeine, which I can take every 4 to 6 hours. My dentist seems to have no further solutions for me.

My primary care is currently out of town, but I will see her when she gets back (in August); she may be referring me to a pain management specialist, which my dentist recommended–however, my dentist refuses to give me a referral to such a specialist, even though the specialist will take referrals from dentists or doctors.

I have been treated for many years for clinical depression and panic/anxiety disorder by my psychiatrist, and the meds have helped me immensely. On Monday I see my psychiatrist for my usual 6-month med check, and I’m going to ask him for help with the terrible TMJ pain. I have also had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome for a long time. The fibro pain has greatly lessened over time and hardly bothers me, but the CFS continues.

The TMJ pain makes it difficult to concentrate. I’m self-employed, and I enjoy my work. But pain gets in the way, as it does in every single situation: work or pastimes. My dentist mentioned massage therapy, but I’m in too much pain right now to try it. Another friend mentioned using a TENS unit. I feel as though I’m not living; to be in constant pain is hardly living, at least to me.

Any other suggestions? Would a TENS unit help? I’m more than willing to purchase one. I’ll try just about anything to be pain free. Sometimes I am pain free. But I spend about 2 weeks out of every month in serious pain. I am feeling very discouraged.

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I, too, keep a list in my purse of all current meds – OC included. Also lists what I am allergic to and my known medical issues.

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@hazelblumberg

I’m sure your summers must be killers! Do you have the humidity that we do here in Florida? Being inland, we have very little breeze–except if a hurricane is passing through–which just intensifies the misery. I do indeed miss winter. I’m originally from Utica, New York, smack dab in the middle of the snow belt. And yes, I really do miss snow at Christmastime.

Hazel

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@oldkarl

When we moved from the Willamette Valley over to central Oregon, our one regret is that the drive to the coast is much longer, so it’s not a day trip anymore. Driving along the Oregon Coast, it’s just one beautiful view after another.

We enjoyed our cross country road trip in the fall of 2015, when our daughter lived in NH. What a beautiful, diverse country we live in. The only bad thing about the trip was the pain in my feet.

Jim

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@hazelblumberg

I developed earaches in September 2016. My primary care found no ear or sinus infection and sent me to an ENT, who diagnosed TMJ pain. I went to my dentist for help. He gave me weekly anesthesia shots into trigger points (OUCH!) and exercises to do, including massaging the trigger points and opening my mouth as wide as I could numerous times in the shower while my face was warm and wet. (I have been wearing a night guard made by my dentist for over 20 years; he replaces them as they wear out.) The pain continued and only got worse; it was at the top of my head, in my ears, in my jaw, above my palate (as though I’d eaten hot food). My dentist sent me to an oral surgeon, who did 360-degree x-rays and found no joint damage. He told me I was therefore not a candidate for surgery (YAY!) and prescribed Flexeril, a muscle relaxer. The pain only got worse, and I continued to wake up in the night with horrific pain. Ibuprofen didn’t even touch it.

My dentist then sent me to a physical therapist, who didn’t listen to a word I said. I came in on a “good” pain day: my pain level was about a 5 out of 10 (10 being the worst). After his examination and showing me how to do various exercises, he triumphantly told me that my pain level was now reduced. I said “No. My pain level is now about 7.5.” He said he didn’t believe me. He attempted to push me to go to his outside clinic to get “magnet therapy,” and he tried to push me to see a friend of his who is a naturopath. Two days after this session, I was still in excruciating pain and doubt I’d ever return to this physical therapist, although he had me schedule 4 more 1-hour sessions with him.

I called my dentist again, and he called in a prescription for Tylenol plus codeine, which I can take every 4 to 6 hours. My dentist seems to have no further solutions for me.

My primary care is currently out of town, but I will see her when she gets back (in August); she may be referring me to a pain management specialist, which my dentist recommended–however, my dentist refuses to give me a referral to such a specialist, even though the specialist will take referrals from dentists or doctors.

I have been treated for many years for clinical depression and panic/anxiety disorder by my psychiatrist, and the meds have helped me immensely. On Monday I see my psychiatrist for my usual 6-month med check, and I’m going to ask him for help with the terrible TMJ pain. I have also had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome for a long time. The fibro pain has greatly lessened over time and hardly bothers me, but the CFS continues.

The TMJ pain makes it difficult to concentrate. I’m self-employed, and I enjoy my work. But pain gets in the way, as it does in every single situation: work or pastimes. My dentist mentioned massage therapy, but I’m in too much pain right now to try it. Another friend mentioned using a TENS unit. I feel as though I’m not living; to be in constant pain is hardly living, at least to me.

Any other suggestions? Would a TENS unit help? I’m more than willing to purchase one. I’ll try just about anything to be pain free. Sometimes I am pain free. But I spend about 2 weeks out of every month in serious pain. I am feeling very discouraged.

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Jim. I also have a long list of meds I take even my over the counter meds and the ones I have a reaction to. Pretty soon i will be carrying a portfolio of my medical history. Good luck to you.Marie

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@hazelblumberg

I’m sure your summers must be killers! Do you have the humidity that we do here in Florida? Being inland, we have very little breeze–except if a hurricane is passing through–which just intensifies the misery. I do indeed miss winter. I’m originally from Utica, New York, smack dab in the middle of the snow belt. And yes, I really do miss snow at Christmastime.

Hazel

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@hazelblumberg @oldkarl Hazel, I’ve never lived in Florida, just visited there a couple of times, but I am with you. I would not be happy with the weather there. I too do loved the calming presence of the beach but you can’t just spend all of your time there. I do love New England but as we age the snow is getting to be a pain in the neck, it’s not like when we were young and snow meant skiing!

Karl, Oregon sounds great. A couple of years ago we did a west coast vacation with friends, starting with Vancouver, then Seattle, our friends went on to Portland but we had to visit my step son and his family in the SF area so did not get to spend time in Portland. Our friends loved it there.

If we ever leave this area it will probably be to go south somewhere but not further south than VA or NC.

JK

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@hazelblumberg

I’m sure your summers must be killers! Do you have the humidity that we do here in Florida? Being inland, we have very little breeze–except if a hurricane is passing through–which just intensifies the misery. I do indeed miss winter. I’m originally from Utica, New York, smack dab in the middle of the snow belt. And yes, I really do miss snow at Christmastime.

Hazel

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@jimhd Jim, what part of NH is she in? Have we had this discussion before? We live just outside of Manchester, in Bedford. It’s a nice town.
JK

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@boourbonman

I promised you all I would let you know when I got approved for Medical Marijuana. Judi and I did it. We then went down to Edgewater FL. and got two 500 mg bottles. $70 each. So we were suppose to start with 5 drops (each drop is a mg.) three times a day and slowly work up to 10 drops 3 times a day. Do the math. 16 days for $70. We are both at 5 drops 3 times a day and no relief. I sure hope it starts to ease our pain. Will Keep you posted.
Hoot

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@blindeyepug When you say that doctors are “independent contractors” I am not sure if you are saying they work for themselves, that’s what it sounds like. Around here almost every PCP is actually employed by one of the hospitals. I wish they were in private practice because as hospital employees when a patient of theirs is in the hospital that patient’s care is handed over to the various hospitalists — whomever you may get, varying even daily.
I have been agonizing about changing my PCP, he does not seem to be into doctoring anymore, but changing is difficult because any of the doctors who are half-way good are no longer accepting new patients. There is one doctor whom I hear good things about and he is independent because he is a concierge doctor but being that, insurance/Medicare does not cover the yearly fee to be be part of his practice.
There are number of locations of Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinic in NH, at least four that I can think of, affiliated with Dartmouth College/Mary Hitchcock Hospital. Not one of them is taking new patients!
JK

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@boourbonman

I promised you all I would let you know when I got approved for Medical Marijuana. Judi and I did it. We then went down to Edgewater FL. and got two 500 mg bottles. $70 each. So we were suppose to start with 5 drops (each drop is a mg.) three times a day and slowly work up to 10 drops 3 times a day. Do the math. 16 days for $70. We are both at 5 drops 3 times a day and no relief. I sure hope it starts to ease our pain. Will Keep you posted.
Hoot

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@jimhd Forgive my poor memory, please. Would I be correct in assuming that if you are taking Generlac you have cirrhosis as I did? Yes, I believe Generlac is the generic name and lactulose is a brand name, or possibly the reverse.
Having had a transplant I thankfully no longer take lactulose but when I did take that vile stuff I never tried it with chocolate. I would mix it with some flavored soda water, that helped. It still upset my stomach though, and if I ate an egg afterwards I got really sick.
Chocolate does make everything taste better — my favorites are very dark, and white. Not a big milk chocolate fan.
JK

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@colleenyoung

Hi all,
I’m Colleen, Community Director and part of Connect’s moderator team along with Kelsey. I want to say a special thank you to @leh09 @19lin @seanbeck @suebreen54 @mlemieux @ladyjane85 @lolomarie @zjandre @briansr @salena54 @sharonmay7 for all your contributions and making new members feel welcome.

Cheers to continued connecting on Connect.

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@marield65 I thought the current knees lasted longer. That’s a good question for me to ask my ortho.
JK

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@hazelblumberg

I developed earaches in September 2016. My primary care found no ear or sinus infection and sent me to an ENT, who diagnosed TMJ pain. I went to my dentist for help. He gave me weekly anesthesia shots into trigger points (OUCH!) and exercises to do, including massaging the trigger points and opening my mouth as wide as I could numerous times in the shower while my face was warm and wet. (I have been wearing a night guard made by my dentist for over 20 years; he replaces them as they wear out.) The pain continued and only got worse; it was at the top of my head, in my ears, in my jaw, above my palate (as though I’d eaten hot food). My dentist sent me to an oral surgeon, who did 360-degree x-rays and found no joint damage. He told me I was therefore not a candidate for surgery (YAY!) and prescribed Flexeril, a muscle relaxer. The pain only got worse, and I continued to wake up in the night with horrific pain. Ibuprofen didn’t even touch it.

My dentist then sent me to a physical therapist, who didn’t listen to a word I said. I came in on a “good” pain day: my pain level was about a 5 out of 10 (10 being the worst). After his examination and showing me how to do various exercises, he triumphantly told me that my pain level was now reduced. I said “No. My pain level is now about 7.5.” He said he didn’t believe me. He attempted to push me to go to his outside clinic to get “magnet therapy,” and he tried to push me to see a friend of his who is a naturopath. Two days after this session, I was still in excruciating pain and doubt I’d ever return to this physical therapist, although he had me schedule 4 more 1-hour sessions with him.

I called my dentist again, and he called in a prescription for Tylenol plus codeine, which I can take every 4 to 6 hours. My dentist seems to have no further solutions for me.

My primary care is currently out of town, but I will see her when she gets back (in August); she may be referring me to a pain management specialist, which my dentist recommended–however, my dentist refuses to give me a referral to such a specialist, even though the specialist will take referrals from dentists or doctors.

I have been treated for many years for clinical depression and panic/anxiety disorder by my psychiatrist, and the meds have helped me immensely. On Monday I see my psychiatrist for my usual 6-month med check, and I’m going to ask him for help with the terrible TMJ pain. I have also had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome for a long time. The fibro pain has greatly lessened over time and hardly bothers me, but the CFS continues.

The TMJ pain makes it difficult to concentrate. I’m self-employed, and I enjoy my work. But pain gets in the way, as it does in every single situation: work or pastimes. My dentist mentioned massage therapy, but I’m in too much pain right now to try it. Another friend mentioned using a TENS unit. I feel as though I’m not living; to be in constant pain is hardly living, at least to me.

Any other suggestions? Would a TENS unit help? I’m more than willing to purchase one. I’ll try just about anything to be pain free. Sometimes I am pain free. But I spend about 2 weeks out of every month in serious pain. I am feeling very discouraged.

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@jimhd Jim, is Clonazepam similar to ativan (lorazapam) at all? I had a prescription of ativan for a while and only used it to quiet my mind at bedtime. I was going through a very stressful time when I first got it but then things got better and now I probably average one a month or less. I only take that one when I go to bed if my mind is whirling around even more than usual, so I can get some sleep. For instance I know my mind will whirling the night before I get my knee replacement in October, and also the night before we leave on our much anticipated vacation. Vacations are actually considered to be traumatic according to some articles I have read. Once I am there and have all the necessities there, I am fine, thankfully. It’s the pre-leaving that gets me stressed.
My current doctor gave me my last prescription for 10 lorazapam in December of 2015 and then put in my medical record that I was depressed and anxious. WHAT??? I hesitate to request more even though he would have to know I do not take them regularly.
JK

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@boourbonman

I promised you all I would let you know when I got approved for Medical Marijuana. Judi and I did it. We then went down to Edgewater FL. and got two 500 mg bottles. $70 each. So we were suppose to start with 5 drops (each drop is a mg.) three times a day and slowly work up to 10 drops 3 times a day. Do the math. 16 days for $70. We are both at 5 drops 3 times a day and no relief. I sure hope it starts to ease our pain. Will Keep you posted.
Hoot

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@hazelblumberg I initially did not want a smart phone either but then there was so little else to choose from I eventually capitulated. Now I love my smart phone. First, I wear hearing aids and the reception on my cell is 100% better than on my landline. I now have hearing aids where the conversation is streamed directly into my hearing aids so that is even better than my old hearing aids that were better on their own than my landline.

I am taking many medications now, at many different times of the day. With my smart phone I have alarms set for each medication — 9 settings and that does not include an antibiotic I am currently taking 4 times a day, but I do also have a setting to remind me to pack my morning medications because I generally leave the house before taking them so I bring them with me.

I never initiate facetime but if I ever have grandchildren (my son and daughter are apparently late bloomers when it comes to that, they are 35 and 37) I will be happy to be able to see them.

I also like the fact that when I am in a waiting room I can use my phone to entertain myself, not with games, I do none of those, but reading news, email or other things. I will not read magazines in doctor waiting rooms or other waiting rooms because they do get germy and being on immunosuppressants I am very susceptible. Speaking of which, the germiest place in a restaurant is the menu for that same reason.

Also, if you are looking for directions when you are driving you can look them up on your phone. Considering how reluctant I was, now I love my phone.

Once you have a smart phone you can’t help but love it. I just got a new Iphone 7.
JK

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@boourbonman

I promised you all I would let you know when I got approved for Medical Marijuana. Judi and I did it. We then went down to Edgewater FL. and got two 500 mg bottles. $70 each. So we were suppose to start with 5 drops (each drop is a mg.) three times a day and slowly work up to 10 drops 3 times a day. Do the math. 16 days for $70. We are both at 5 drops 3 times a day and no relief. I sure hope it starts to ease our pain. Will Keep you posted.
Hoot

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Hi, JK. I’ll have to check to see what Blindeyepug means by doctors as independent contractors. I consider my doctors and dentist to be MY independent contractors. I hire them when I need them; they’re not permanent on-staff employees of mine. Anyway, that’s just my feeling about them. I understand what you mean when you say that your PCP doesn’t seem to be into doctoring any more. That’s how I felt about my dentist. He was phoning in his performance from far, far away, and he just didn’t care any longer.

Hazel

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@colleenyoung

Hi all,
I’m Colleen, Community Director and part of Connect’s moderator team along with Kelsey. I want to say a special thank you to @leh09 @19lin @seanbeck @suebreen54 @mlemieux @ladyjane85 @lolomarie @zjandre @briansr @salena54 @sharonmay7 for all your contributions and making new members feel welcome.

Cheers to continued connecting on Connect.

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To content, I never asked my Doctor that. He is a great surgeon but not very talkative and I really never thought of it. That would be great if that were the case. My next appointment will be in October, I will ask him. Thanks for the info. Marield65

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