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Old 09-16-2013, 03:07 PM
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I didn't mean to come across as insensitive to your situation. If I did I apologize.

Hope you are still deriving the benefits of the massage.
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:32 PM
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I didn't mean to come across as insensitive to your situation. If I did I apologize.

Hope you are still deriving the benefits of the massage.
Oh mate no no no! You didn't come across in that way at all! Sorry if it seemed I was being unkind to you, truth is I was just agreeing with you and expanding upon my situation. I'm trying to be careful as revealing my condition may make it easy to identify who I am when combined with the other info. Well I guess you would have to know me personally but as I have said before I'm trying to keep this alcohol issue to myself so I have to be a little cryptic about things.

But hey man you never come across as insensitive. To be truthful you are one of the people that has really helped me on my sober path. If I could repay you I would believe me

You carry on being great!
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:31 PM
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You repay me in more ways then you know, Davey.

You're a jewel.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:13 PM
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Ok updates. The pain clinic talked to me via a phone consultation. They have taken onboard my idea of temporary pain relief when I need to do things. This will be a highly restricted medication at a maximum of 10 doses per month (at my request) to avoid any kind of drug abuse. They wanted to talk to others before they gave me anything which I really understand but I'm looking forward to pain free times with friends.

Of course when I do stuff pain is a lot worse during and after so this will give some of my life back where I can do things but I'll be in agony the next day. It's a trade off, but one I'm willing to make.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:42 PM
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Wait, so you'll only have them for times when you are socializing but not for days you have to do things like dig out the garden?

I don't think I'm quite understanding, Davey.
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They'll be used at my discretion, so going out with friends or digging the garden it doesn't matter, I'll pick the best times to take them. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:00 AM
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Makes sense. I don't know why that was so hard for me to figure out last evening.

I'm really happy to hear things are moving forward.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:37 PM
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How's it going, Davey?

Hah! I actually got to you at a decent hour on your side of the pond...I think!
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:29 AM
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How's it going, Davey?

Hah! I actually got to you at a decent hour on your side of the pond...I think!
Alive and kicking still. I've been a bit busy the last few days so didn't get chance to respond really, but yeah doing ok, still sober, pain isn't too bad, so things are good, relatively speaking of course.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:14 PM
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I'm not good today. I had to do a few things and now I'm in a lot of pain. I must admit if it were not 1am I may have ended up buying alcohol. I managed to hold out but right now it's 1am and I can't sleep. I'm at the limit of my medication, I've tried a hot shower and rubbing deep heat into my muscles. None of it is helping right now.

Guess I'll just have to endure it and hope tomorrow will work out. I lifted some heavy stuff today, it had to be done, no one else around to help. It's annoying that I have strength to do things but suffer afterwards. I'm scared of sleeping because tomorrow will be so much worse.

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Old 09-30-2013, 05:18 PM
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Hey Davey. So sorry to hear you're having a hard go of it.

Did the Pain Specialist prescribed the additional medication for you yet?
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:21 PM
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Just popped in to be inspired.

Mission accomplished.



I'm sorry to hear the pain came on strong, Davey, but glad to hear you're taking care of yourself. Hope you get some relief soon.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:21 PM
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Hey Davey. So sorry to hear you're having a hard go of it.

Did the Pain Specialist prescribed the additional medication for you yet?
They are still deciding on this one, should hear back in the next week. I've been doing a few things which have to be sorted before winter, but that's put me into a bad position atm. Still at least it's done and we're ok for this winter. Too many people neglect their homes and it results in damage long term.

All pipes have been lagged again, that's a side project but glad it's done as last year we had one burst and fixing it was a nightmare as it didn't have a cut off valve.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:53 PM
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Davey..you should maybe consider yr fab expettise in pain recovery section too...i so think yr posts would help many there..u r such an inspiration huni..keep it up..i wish u well ..hugs cleo xxx
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Hoping to hear a decision regarding the painkillers this coming week.

Caught a bad cold though, which makes things ache on top of the usual pain so dealing with that. But hey that's just a part of life I guess.

Doing ok lately, very few cravings for the demon drink, but of course we're coming up to Christmas and new year which will be the real test.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:51 PM
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You are right, I have come a long way. From someone who was drinking every day, often stupid amounts, then to someone who tried to trick himself into thinking he could have the occasional drink (seriously lol) to the realisation I must stick to a sober lifestyle. And I stuck to it for a period of time that I just hadn't been able to achieve for years. My health has improved, at least as much as it can and my mental wellbeing is very much improved.

I'm going to keep aiming for a sober life, the important thing is I am committed, there is no going back to that stupid drinking I used to be into. It wasn't a good way to be.

Davey, you'll make it thru the upcoming Christmas and New Years both, dude. You really have come a long way with yourself. Awesome! Just like this post from you back in August shows!

As I deal with my own pain troubles I do better with all that knowing there are guys just like you Davey doing the right thing about their pains too.

Great updates!

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Old 10-09-2013, 04:08 AM
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Davey your doing really well to cope with all this. I don't doubt it must be really hard but you have a level head and it's guiding you well from what I've read keep on. I hope you get a good decision from the medics.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:36 PM
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I have not heard about my painkiller updates yet, tomorrow is Friday here so if I have not heard tomorrow then I'll have to phone back on Monday to chase things up.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:22 PM
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Why wait until Monday, Davey? I'd give them a call tomorrow and follow it up with a call on Monday if things still seem unresolved.

I think you've been extremely patient with this whole process but really need the relief.

Heck, you know best. I just hate thinking of you being in all that pain and pushing yourself too hard...again.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:57 PM
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Why wait until Monday, Davey? I'd give them a call tomorrow and follow it up with a call on Monday if things still seem unresolved.
Oh now look, I'm English, we basically invented queuing, so I'm giving them a chance to sort things out. Ok but in all seriousness I'm a difficult patient for them due to my illness and repeated fears of addiction to opiates so they're trying their best. If I had not told them I was scared of addiction and made it really clear then I imagine right now I'd be on copious amounts of morphine and that would be the end of it.

I will phone Monday as I didn't hear today. I imagine it's a bit difficult to find something that has a short action under my circumstances and specific criteria. Most people likely can just follow their instructions but I'm so scared of addiction I put several obstacles in their way. They are doing their best, it's not their fault I'm causing trouble lol.
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