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Re: Doctor visit


Kitty: Have you seen the heat therapy patches? Self adhesive with
pockets of activated charcoal that are warmed by your own body
temperature...stay warm for up to 12 hours and unlike heating pads they
don't continue to get hotter as the night wears on (and therefore they
can't cause burns like heating pads). When I was having back spasms
(it's a nurse's occupational hazard) a couple months ago, a friend of
mine suggested these and my gosh, was I surprised at how well they work.
Like you, the pain was worst after I had slept because my back muscles
cooled down and stiffened up without movement, but I found if I wore one
of these while I slept...ooh! what a difference. There's also capsaicin
creams, which contain a hot pepper derivative that are somewhat cheaper
and do basically the same thing, although IMO not quite as well. Walmart
pharmacy carries both. I think the patches are around $5-7 dollars for 2
one time use patches, so kind of expensive, but even if you only used
them once or twice a week, you'd probably feel better for a couple of
nights of uninterrupted sleep.



Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Wed 07/21, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 10:59:28 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Doctor visit

Thank you all for your concern. I guess I'm just sort of from the
same<br>school John is. Tough it out. I do not like the idea of forever
medication.<br>I've been on Naproxen, though, since about October and
the Chiropractor<br>said, not now, but down the line, it would be good
to get off of it. I think<br>an occasional trip when I can afford it to
the chiropractor would be my best<br>course of action, as well as
working on the stretching every night. Really,<br>I am fine all day,
just a vague, dull ache in my arm during the day if I<br>even think
about it. The problem is mainly at night, so if I can work<br>around
that, I shouldn't have much of a problem at all.<br>You know, I feel
pretty guilty whining about this. I know many of you live<br>with many
more health difficulties than I do. We all have aches and pains<br>and
learn to deal with those that simply cannot be fixed. We simply
learn<br>to accept and adjust our lives to continue doing the things we
enjoy. I'm<br>not missing out on a thing - except a bit of
sleep.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
"Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 7:40 AM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Doctor
visit<br><br><br>> That was my first thought too Pam.... but knowing a
gal who did have<br>> this type of surgery, I doubt Kitty is bad enough
to warrent it at this<br>> time. It's not a nice - oh, I feel better-
surgery for a long time.<br>><br>><br>> I am with Kitty, that the
surgery is not needed now... maybe in the future<br>if she continues to
jump/turn after those cats :)<br>><br>> I am just glad she had it
checked out.....so she knows where she stands<br>> on the issue.... not
that we really have anything to say about it....<br>> but I am not known
for keeping my thoughts in my head :)<br>><br>><br>> Donna<br>><br>> >
That's it?? Don't turn your head too fast?? Hmm, methinks I'd
find<br>another neurologist. That's not much of an answer.<br>> ><br>> >
Pam Evans<br>> > Kemp, TX<br>> > zone 8

A<br>> > ----- Original Message -----<br>> > From: Kitty<br>> > Sent:
7/20/2004 11:29:56 PM<br>> > To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > Subject: Re:
Re: [CHAT] Doctor visit<br>> ><br>> > > Nothing to be done about the
discs. The neurologist said to just not<br>turn<br>> ><br>> > > my head
too fast.<br>> ><br>> > > Kitty<br>> ><br>> > ><br>> ><br>> > > -----
Original Message ----- <br>> ><br>> > > From:
<gardenqueen@academicplanet.com><br>> ><br>> > > To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> ><br>> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 10:00
PM<br>> ><br>> > > Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Doctor visit<br>> ><br>> >
><br>> ><br>> > ><br>> ><br>> > > > I'm glad you finally went. Been
concerned about that! What about<br>that<br>> ><br>> > > disc
problem?<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > Pam
Evans<br>> ><br>> > > > Kemp, TX<br>> ><br>> > > > zone 8A<br>> ><br>> >
> > ----- Original Message -----<br>> ><br>> > > > From: Kitty<br>>
><br>> > > > Sent: 7/20/2004 9:52:28 PM<br>> ><br>> > > > To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>> ><br>> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Doctor
visit<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > I finally went to a
chiropractor because I awoke with horrendous<br>pain<br>> ><br>> > >
Sunday<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > night.<br>> ><br>> > >
><br>> ><br>> > > > > She did a little adjusting, mentioning that
shoulders aren't her<br>> ><br>> > > favorite -<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > take more time and work to untighten - and that my
shoulder and<br>arm had<br>> ><br>> > > some<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > very tight areas. Said the trouble is and will always be
the<br>protruding<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > discs in my neck
that cause the shoulder problem that makes the<br>muscles<br>> ><br>> >
> ><br>> ><br>> > > > > tighten in my upper arm. She did make it feel
better; I<br>felt/heard a<br>> ><br>> > > couple<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > of crunches. She didn't want to do too much the first
time as I'd<br>never<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > been
"adjusted" befor

e.
Said to call when I felt I needed more.<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> >
> > > Meanwhile, she explained that the pain occurs when I'm
asleep<br>because<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > muscles tighten
when you sleep. (I'd've thought they'd relax<br>then.) She<br>> ><br>> >
> ><br>> ><br>> > > > > said, when you want to untighten, you stretch;
when you sleep you<br>might<br>> ><br>> > > toss<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > and turn but mainly you're stationary. So, I am supposed
to<br>stretch<br>> ><br>> > > before<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > >
> I go to sleep and maybe eventually I will finally sleep
through<br>the<br>> ><br>> > > night,<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > >
> > first time in 4 months. This was way better than going to a MD.<br>>
><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > >
Kitty<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > ----- Original Message ----- <br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net><br>> ><br>> > >
><br>> ><br>> > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 8:30 PM<br>> ><br>> > >
><br>> ><br>> > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Doctor visit<br>> ><br>> > >
><br>> ><br>> > > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > ><br>> ><br>>
> > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > And what did the doc say about your arm
Kitty?<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > > Jim, they put me on Vioxx for my back, because it was
the best<br>at not<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > upsetting
your stomach, it just made my esophagus<br>bleed..........so<br>> ><br>>
> > now I<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > take it only if I
desperately need it. And it doesn't do much<br>good. A<br>> ><br>> > >
><br>> ><br>> > > > > > massage and stretching and exercise do much
better.<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > > Andrea H<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > >
Beaufort, SC<br

>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > >
> > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > ----- Original Message
----- <br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > From: "Kitty"
<kmrsy@comcast.net><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > Sent:
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 8:01 PM<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > >
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Doctor visit<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > >
><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>>
> > > > > > Yeah, those ads make me think I'd better not get sick.
The<br>meds<br>> ><br>> > > will<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > >
just<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > > make me worse off. Note
that liver problems are often a side<br>> ><br>> > > effect.<br>> ><br>>
> > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > > Kitty<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > >
> > > BTW - To those who expressed concern....<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > > > I did go to a chiropractor today for my arm.<br>>
><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > >
> > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > > ----- Original Message
----- <br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > > From: "james singer"
<jsinger@igc.org><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > > To: "Chat"
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > > Sent:
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 6:02 PM<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > >
Subject: [CHAT] Doctor visit<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > >
><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>>
><br>> > > > > > > > I watched a lot of those ads on the TV and they
told me to<br>ask my<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > > > doctor
for Nexium, or something spelled more or less like<br>that.<br>> ><br>>
> > So I<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > > > did. And she said
"Why do you want it?" And I said, "Because<br>I<br>> ><br>> > >
want<br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> ><br>> > > > > > > > headaches and nose
bleeds."<br>> ><br>> >

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