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  • So very happy you have a date set and NO this is NOT your fault!! Doctors can be such ------ well you know what I mean but will not say.
    The main thing is you have a date set and are going to have help at last. I would go ahead and take a box of chocolates if you want. It would be appreciated but not neccessary.
    Hubby gets to be with you and that's wonderful. I woulld really hate for you to go this alone. This is not something a person needs to go through alone, you need hem there.
    Susan dear....stop beating yourself up. I prey this makes life easier for you. I know what you have been going through with your feet.
    I was to see my other PM next Thursday but have to depend on other to take me so had to change my date. Now I can't get back in to see hem until MARCH!! To say I am bummed out is putting it mildly.
    Will be thinking of you.Hugssss Patsy
  • depression is taking precedence over the pain. I don't want to deal with these folks. I don't want to try to work any more. I've already cancelled this week's appointment's for next weeks which I have had to cancel. My Husban and I were going to spend the wqeek between Christmas and New Years in St. Petersburg, Fl. (a friend was lending us their house). Now, I've had to cancel that so I can work. December is a very busy time of the yar for me. I think, at this point in time, my depression is worse than my pain. I don't want to deal with it anymore.
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  • Please talk to your doc about your depression. I am sure that you know that it is so much harder to get under control the worse that it gets.

    You know that I am your friend and here for you when you need me. I wish that there was something that I could do but I know there is not.

    Please post when you are able.
  • I hope you are feeling a little more collected today. I tend to agree with you, somewhere in mind and body you will see I posted the same. I have chosen to fight the depression more aggressively than the pain.

    I know how you feel (not that it makes it better) about time pressures, money, etc; It was all on my shoulders when I had mine done to. Thankfully mine did not run as close to the deadline as your is, but it still loomed over me. It would have cost me $2500 if mine had not been done, plus, quite possibly my job.

    Florida will wait for you, it's not going anywhere! I would not try to bribe the doctors office, just try to smile and be nice.

    I just had my Lamictal raised a week ago and I feel like I have taken speed and can't go to sleep. I was up half the night, my head is pounding. I am determined not to give up yet. In the time I have been taking it things have been better. The side effects have always backed off after 2-3 weeks, so I will hang in there!

    I'd also suggest that you let your mental health professional know you are really having problems right now.

    The holidays can be rough on us, lots of pressures.

    Oh, yeah, I wanted to mention. My SCS surgery was done without my wife waiting. She had to teach a class, she stayed with me till I was back getting prepped then left, taught her class and returned. Thankfully she was there by the time I was back out of surgery. Do you have someone close to you that will go with you also? My backup was my oldest son. I was to call him if my wife had not returned when I was awake.
  • I think it'd be best for your husband to be with you on the day of the surgery. As I recall, you'll probably be at the clinic for a couple hours or so for the trial and then you get to go home right after. I slept for a few hours after and then I tried to get comfortable but it was hard because of the buzzing and the unit on my back. It intensified when you lay directly on it, so that was a no no. The next morning I woke up with the spinal headache from hell and it stuck around for 2 WEEKS. Sorry, don't mean to scare you...I was reminiscing too much.

    Take some chocolates if you want, it requires hardly any effort and only good can come out of this gesture. Don't put any Coco Lax on it young lady! :D I like chocolate covered almonds with caramel filling if you must know.

    I'm sorry you have to put off the St Petersburg trip for now. I'm sure your friend will understand and let you have it later on when all your business is settled. Think about this- you'll have a better time later since the SCS will be implanted already and tweaked to perfection. Better pain relief is in order. Bon voyage! Take care sweetie :H
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  • I will let you all know more when I know more. I prey that it was not the depression that got to her. I will feel that I really failed her as a friend. She passed away 3 days after her final post above.
  • Thanks for the update. It's hard to know what to say at a time like this. My condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed.

  • I don't know what to say, I had shared email addresses with her, but only exchanged a few.

    If there was something more any of us could do, I do not know what it would have been.

    I am so very, very sad. I have so little to say, it hurts.
  • Please extend my sincerest condolences to Susan's family.

  • Susan has been in my thoughts daily and I have been so worried about her. That explains the strong smell of roses!! I always smell roses when someone I know passes away!! I only knew her on here.
    How sad we all are. At least she is now free of her pain but her family is not. God Bless them.
    In Tears
    Patsy W
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