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I've not been around, I apologize

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  • Offline TamiW
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I've not been around, I apologize

« posted: 2 years ago »
I just wanted to apologize for not being around lately. I think a number of you know I've been dealing with some health issues. Nothing serious, but it takes a lot of mental energy, and things have been worse the past 6 months. So I'm sorry that I just have been here.

This past week has been particularly bad! I went for an epidural steroid injection for my back, and it hurt like hell. I'm maybe starting to feel a little better after that, but it comes and goes in waves. I'm also a big wuss, and where I think most people would just power through it, I'm not built that way. ;)

I just wanted you all to know I don't mean to be absentee. I'm hoping I can get things under control and make sure I'm around more often. The good news is that while the injection really hurt, I've had some positive signs come and go in waves, so I'm hoping things will start improving.
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Re: I've not been around, I apologize

« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
I am sorry Tami that you have had to deal with such things.  Those of us that have enjoyed good health thus far sometimes take it for granted.  I have family and friends who have not been so fortunate which has sensitized me to how it can infringe on one's life.
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« Reply #2 posted: 2 years ago »
Well put vlangel! We send support Tami and love. It us hard to imagine dealing with so much pain every day.  Wish there was a cure.  I just got out of ICU for the third time this year for MG crisis.  I feel like your sister in misunderstood illnesses.  But I do not deal with any pain like you, that takes a lot of courage. 
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Re: I've not been around, I apologize

« Reply #3 posted: 2 years ago »
Tami, I know what your back pain like as I too have the problem.
Unfortunately for me, pain meds don't work, pain clinic treatments of lidocaine have no effect, and when they tried the epidural of corticosteroids they couldn't get the epidural in place. The spine has all collapsed together so that I've already lost over 3" in height.
I'm amazed at what you do accomplish as it's far more than I know I could do.
I've had to shut down all my reef tanks because of the deterioration and I'm hating to admit that at some point I'll have to stop the seahorse hobby as well.
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« Reply #4 posted: 2 years ago »
Sorry to hear anyone is hurting . Best wishes to all who is.