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8 hours ago · Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours in COVID-19

@bookysue, Hi there. Thank you for MR Word info. I have a hard time staying focused on games right now. I will give this one a try. Any tricks and trips. I hope you are feeling well and keeping calm.
Be safe and protected.
Chris

1 day ago · burning after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Good evening @angviv, Am I reading this correctly, you are waiting for a year or so for the nerves in those areas to regenerate. That may be what is causing your discomfort.

However, I would suggest that you get a bit of an understanding of fascia and how it works in your body. The fascia is almost like a thin sheet over all of your body parts including muscles, bones, vessels, etc. It should remain fluid and move gently in and out of areas within your body. When it becomes "stuck" or restricted, the pain accompanies that area until the restriction is released. Fascia is created in layers. I mentioned that because sometimes when you get one layer unstuck, you encounter another one. Let me give you a couple of links to more information.

https://myofascialrelease.com/

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myofascial-release-therapy-mfr-for-treating-compression-and-pain/

Has this added to your knowledge of what is going on with your knee? What other questions do you have? Are you taking any medications specifically for nerve regeneration or pain?

Be safe and protected.
Chris

1 day ago · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

@sjhedcon, In response to your question about any experience with CBD oil, yes I use medical cannabis for pain management. How would you see CBD oil helping you? For pain? for relief from numbness or what I call tingles and needles? The products in legal states are tested and comply with regulations for being able to do what they say they will do.

My strong recommendation would be to not start with the corner CBD trailer or anything that is on the street or online unless it is legal and has both dosage and frequency recommendations. Secondly, you will have to be willing to experiment and select products that work. If you are with a pain management provider or other dispensary pharmaceutical assistance, then they will help you get started.

There is absolutely no need to get high in order to have relief from pain and discomfort. Here is the link to a pretty heady article that has some helpful hints. Please do note the section on hemp.

https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/patient/treatments/marijuana-cannabis/navigating-cannabis-options-chronic-pain

And here is another publication with valuable data, "Leafy". I subscribe to "Leafy" online and find that it keeps me up to date.

https://www.leafly.com/news/cbd/cbd-vs-thc

May I suggest that after reading the information in the suggested links, you let me know how you want to start. I will share what my regimen is at this point and help you develop a daily protocol. I also feel that for the best pain relief you need only two distribution types, tinctures and topicals. Gummies and other edibles are quite inconsistent in my experience.

May you be free of suffering and the causes of suffering.

Chris

2 days ago · Mild Cognitive Impairment (Mild Neurocognitive Disorder) in Brain & Nervous System

Good cheery morning to you @emyliander. How nice to see your message when I sat down at my computer. Thank you for staying in touch.

We are watching the wood ducks come up the creek. The river is high today. And my chipmunk is learning tricks today. So spring is coming and we are watching it every day. My life partner does love those chipmunks so sometimes we just sit on the front porch together and watch them play. It was actually 60 degrees yesterday.

I am sorry for your "oops" in the kitchen. Since I try to stay out of that room, that hasn't happened to me. Here is one to add to our "oops" list. I thought I could manage a frozen pumpkin pie so I placed it in the oven. When I checked on it, I turned it so the other side would be in front and it slipped and fell down the back of the oven. It took me days to get all the pumpkin pie out of the oven. So….I have never tried it again.

My anxiety when I can't remember is becoming a critical issue when my life partner gets anxious. Just putting the online list together is challenging. I have to figure out how the software works, and how the categories are lined up. So….we did a trial run and managed to get it done. He doesn't understand that they may not have the 1-gallon tubs of chocolate chip ice cream. We got through it but not without some less than cozy moments because of my MCI. We shared our feelings and pledged mutual support one more time.

Have you ever used CALM for meditation and to clear the mind? At the end of each session, there is a message. I share those with my family, especially my OCD granddaughter.

I am still concerned about your medications and supplements and the possibility that interactions can contribute to foggy brain. If you can't get to a clinician to help you, you might try your pharmacist. Mine has been helpful.

Here's a tip or two……when you have time…..go through an old photo album and share some memories. Can you include your daughter at some point?

You're still on my list…….
May you be content and at ease today.

Chris

3 days ago · Forteo vs. Tymlos in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Good evening. If you are having difficulty getting your Tymlos pens, needles, and alcohol prep because of the COVID-19, this is good news. My pharmacist started the search after being told it was on back order. Then my endocrinologist got in to the hunt and found some at another town. She also increased the RX to 3 pens because of the difficulties with deliveries at this time.

I also spoke with one of the nurses at the manufacturer. She was very helpful. In fact, everyone was so kind and concerned. I even got call backs. They don’t want any patient to be without their medication. So hats off to the team. The 3 month refill will arrive Friday and take me out 90 days.

Do let me know if you need the links and phone numbers. Both Forteo and Tymlos are “specialty” medications requiring a different level of order processing.
May you be content and at ease. We are here for you.
Chris

4 days ago · Terrible reaction to Gabapentin 300mg cap in Chronic Pain

Oh my, oh my, oh my. You just made my day. Gorgeous. I will share them with my meditation sangha. And you, one of the most responsive and creative writers with an acknowledged sense of compassion and loving kindness, along with my mentor colleagues and family of Connect members, give meaning and purpose to my life. Thank you.
Chris

4 days ago · Night pain in Chronic Pain

@jmb73, And I agree with @lorirenee1 My first medication was gabapentin. I was already using medical cannabis for pain, That is still my guarantee for restful sleep.
Be safe and protected. Chris

5 days ago · Mild Cognitive Impairment (Mild Neurocognitive Disorder) in Brain & Nervous System

Good evening @emylander, thanks for the good cheer. How did you know that I love red wine?

I am just thinking about you and wondering how things are going during the CORVID-19 crises. Are you sequestered and free from threat of the virus?

Are you noticing some MCI situations? I do. I have also succumbed to some pretty high anxiety including electrical shocks and tingles all over my head. I have to stop what I am doing and take 10 deep breaths.

Baby steps just mean that relationships are quite challenging especially when there is a medical condition involved. I have unwittingly let my frustration and anxiety spill over a bit the last couple of days. We just got our groceries delivered and sort of had two opinions about how to sanitize them. That's all done and we needed a break from solving problems and now from each other. He is string trimming on the river bank and I am writing to you. Perfect.

What I do know is that family members, especially males. want to fix you. And when they cannot, they become a bit unglued.

If it's ok with you, I am going to put you on my "message list" so that I can check in every once in a while. You can always let me know what's going on and how your days are going as you climb your uphill battles with the house, the move, and the memory. We will just work around this horrific pandemic.

May you be content and at ease.
Chris