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davedsel57 posted:
I have not posted on this exchange for a while but see that activity is picking up here again. That is a good thing.

My chronic pain levels are about the same - a '6' on a scale of one to ten, with some days near '10' due to weather and activity. The weather has been hot and humid in Western New York and I am very thankful that we have central air conditioning.

My wonderful wife is working on a re-decorating project the involves most of the rooms on our first floor. She is nearing completing with the help of a very dear friend, our eldest son and even from her dear disabled husband sometimes. All walls and trim have been painted and new vinyl resilient flooring is being installed by my wife as we speak. It is looking great. Then, we decided to make one further investment in our health and get LaZBoy reclining furniture - a sectional with reclining ends and a separate recliner - that is being delivered next Tuesday. It is the best furniture I ever sat in (in the showroom) and will be great at helping to relief chronic pain. We have recliners now but after only two years they are ready for the garbage. Being that there is a lifetime warranty on the new furniture this will hopefully be our last purchase for a long time.

We've been enjoying our gardens and ponds as much as possible this summer. Our pond is actually leaking and my wife (with some help from me and our son) will be re-building them in a few weeks. The home projects never end, it seem.

I'll be checking in on a regular basis again and hopefully we can continue activity and support on this exchange.

Have a blessed and thankful Thursday, folks. :)
Charl1942 responded:
It is nice to see you post here. I hope you will be back often. I have trouble sitting so I am limited to my time on the computer. I have lazy boy recliners too, but I can't enjoy them. I stand walk or lie down.

I love the picture of your pond. I know it is an upkeep. My FIL has a large one and stocks it with catfish. He has an aerator sprays up in the middle like a fountain. It is really pretty. My sis has knock out roses gardens and other flower gardens all around.

I understand what you mean by saying projects never end. We seem to work all the time and never finish. The upkeep of our yard is about 2 acres. Wow, that takes time and attention!

I am sorry your pains are so high all the time. Have a good evening and blessed day tomorrow everyone.
davedsel57 replied to Charl1942's response:
Hi, Charl1942.

Every time I see a post where you say you can't sit I feel so bad for you. I now consider myself blessed that I can get relief in my recliner. I have my PC and monitor set up right next to my recliner and it work well for me.

Thanks for replying and saying hello. I pray that somehow you will find enough pain relief to be able to sit soon.
bren_bren replied to davedsel57's response:
Hey there Dave, it's me, BrenBren (original creator of this particular exchange). My profile name and such may be different but this it howdy-ho, or so it goes; anyways, thanks, as always, for posting and keeping us up to date on your progress and condition.
I'm very sorry to see your pain levels so high as of late. But n'er to worry my friend, the seasons shall change very soon.
The humidity and heat are to blame for a spike in pain levels??
I'm in a similar situation to Charl. I cannot sit for periods lasting in excess of about 10 minutes. It's not fun. No movies, no dinners out, no work, no true play (my kid is not old enough yet for the Wii, but we're getting there). It's so strange how an injury or disease can change one's lifestyle so drastically. I used to play tennis and cycle over 80 miles/week. I just don't like the sedentary life and never will. I could enjoy being a movie nut, but since I cannot sit through many, my choices are limited. Not to beg for a cryfest here, I just wanted to vent.
Dave, you are a wonderful guy, and I hope to see you around here more often. I'm trying to get back in the "webMD" game, but sitting is a challenge.
ENJOY your new reclining features on your new sectional couch!
Peace, B
marilynk2 replied to bren_bren's response:

I,too, had been away for quite awhile but slowly have come back. My brother brought me a laptop for Christmas so I can lay down on my bed and prop myself with my pillows. My pain is uaually 8 when vertical as my DDD is so bad..reason i have lost 1 1/2 " in height in 18 months. My whole lumbar area is involved and moving south!

Insurance is nott allowing S-I joint injections and I had one last year. After 15 years they are now saying it is experimental! It worked and now my other butt is hurting real bad. I also can touch my lumbar area and feel the nerve pain go down my back...not cool!

Hope to see you back soon!

bren_bren replied to marilynk2's response:
hey there marilyn, I'm sorry to see that your injections are no longer approved. that is very difficult to deal with.

i've had some pretty intense pain levels and experiences with my dysfunctional non-empathetic family as of late; that too can keep one from typing.

best wishes, B
Charl1942 replied to bren_bren's response:
Hi Bren:
I am so sorry you are having to deal with all you are going through now. I trust you will be better soon. Please don't let others get you down. Easy to say, right?

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