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Old 11-14-2017, 07:46 AM   #241
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emgreen, good luck with your surgery. I hope it's successful. I totally understand your concerns about pain meds. Oxys are nothing to fool around with. But I think with your awareness and commitment to recovery, you should be able to use them responsibly.

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Old 11-14-2017, 08:34 AM   #242
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It's Monday now...& my shoulder surgery is Thursday (life as I know it willl change Thursday morning -- no driving for 4-6 weeks, etc.). I've tried to block it out, I'm now three days out. I've heard different things the about pain level after surgery & about Oxy, a big factor is how much pain I feel. I've never abused my meds or other pills, but the opioid thing has to be taken seriously...But we've discussed that on here before. I guess I just wanted to vent!
I drove mostly one handed and used both hands on the keyboard within a few days so I could pay bills and feed children (I am an hourly contractor, so time off comes out of savings). I hated the sling; it had a spacer to keep me from resting my forearm against my gut. I could move the arm around in a limited range of motion without any load on it a couple of days after surgery. I am not sure if yours is more extensive (mine was two bad tears and lots of bone spurs and "loose matter") or if your doc is being conservative, but by 4 weeks PT was starting to involve some effort.

I hope everything goes well.
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Thanks for the good thoughts & experiences splitimage & UpDownAround. I especially liked your progression of recovery, UDA. Thanks, both.

GF asked me to rake the leaves today, but told her I was taking a "day off" since my surgery is Thursday. Tomorrow I have an appointment with my T & have to get my hair cut short so it's easier to wash. I feel kind of guilty (should I?), but I've been traveling around the house, looking for potential problems using one hand. Also, I have a stick shift on my car, so really won't be able to drive for 4-6 weeks. I just feel so unmotivated & in need of time alone with two arms! Oh, well. A lot of folks have it far worse.
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Well my girlfriend and I both ****ed up this weekend, went on a crystal bender :/ So today I told her I want to quit crystal and gave her an ultimatum. Me or meth. And she couldn't decide. So I'm moving out.
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Well my girlfriend and I both ****ed up this weekend, went on a crystal bender :/ So today I told her I want to quit crystal and gave her an ultimatum. Me or meth. And she couldn't decide. So I'm moving out.
I hate to hear you are having personal turmoil over it, but I am glad to see you are serious enough about your recovery to take that step. It bodes well for you.
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You probably have mixed feelings at this point, Jess. I think it's cool that you're ready to do something about your problem.
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I have this biggest headache on earth...i was trying to get my friend Luka to answer his door I banged on it like 4 times within an hour....to give him coffee it pissed me off so I came downstairs...and am on the computer...I saw my PDoc today and she said she couldn't take away the past diagnosis BS and i said that was the old Laura....not the new one....that was me when I was drinking. If we want to get technical then give me that crappy diagnosis and be done with it because it doesn't serve me only serves you and ultimately you. I choose you for your expertise in the field of Psychiatry because my previous one kept saying she was going to retire like every month, that put me into a tight situation. And I choose you because I knew you would do me no harm!

Anyways...enough of this tiring day and working with professionals who don't own their own shiznat!!!

I know who I am that's all that matters not what some stupid diagnosis says on a card or a letter head.
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Well my girlfriend and I both ****ed up this weekend, went on a crystal bender :/ So today I told her I want to quit crystal and gave her an ultimatum. Me or meth. And she couldn't decide. So I'm moving out.
I can only imagine how hard that was and is that she couldn't decide, and I hope that you aren't beating yourself up. I also have hope that this will be the beginning that you need to really get a good start in being clean! Be gentle with yourself, you are making good decisions, even tho it may seem different.
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I've been hanging back in the shadows for a while, watching, reading, seeing everyone's lives go on day by day. Sorry I've been absent. I had been good, keeping to my "two". Well, not tonight. I just want to be surrounded by friends right now. I feel I don't have any. It's been my own struggle in my head, but I feel that any forward momentum is starting to turn against me. Good luck on your surgery EmG; Greentires, you are consistent, and make me smile with your posts; UpDown, same, thing, your consistent posts and triumph over your struggles gives me hope; Jess Lynn, I hope you do get a chance at rehab next week and that you and your GF find consolation and sobriety; and all the others, keep it up...it makes a difference more than you know
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I'm glad you've been able to stick to a few. Do your binges ever bring problems of any kind? Just wondering. Something to watch, maybe...

Thanks for the good luck wishes. My surgery is tomorrow. I'll try to expect the best.
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