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Posted by flygal (480 posts)
Oct 19, 2014 2:46 AM

Can't believe it but I did the triathlon this morning and finished!!! I dedicated it to all of you, struggling as I do, with chronic pain. Thanks for all your good thoughts.

Posted by nita6142 (4 posts)
Oct 20, 2014 8:45 PM

Congratlations, Flygal!

Posted by jinglepaws (220 posts)
Oct 20, 2014 10:05 PM

Quite the accomplishment! You should be very proud, congratulations. So, do tell, what's the next challenge I am sure you already have in mind?

Posted by flygal (480 posts)
Oct 20, 2014 12:06 AM

Now that my legs have proved their endurance, snowboarding is next on my list. Can't wait as it was one of my favorite activities prior to injury Flygal

Posted by gooneybirds (77 posts)
Oct 21, 2014 7:56 AM

Congrats! You are the winner that I told you that you were. Now that you did what seemed like a maybe, you can go on to accomplish another goal. Keep looking forward and trying. If you fall, just get up and dust yourself off and try again. Dee

Posted by ggerbrandt (142 posts)
Oct 22, 2014 11:52 PM

Snow boardiing??? Girl, you are amazing! Wish there was snow in the Sierra. But the lakes in the Shaver, Wishon, and Courtright areas are really down. Hope!

Posted by joanned (18 posts)
Oct 22, 2014 3:54 AM

Congratulations!!!! You are such an inspiration to all of us who come to this site. Were it not for you, there wouldn't be a site anymore. You and Gary have held it together and it seems to be coming back and hopefully it will eventually be as good or better than it used to be. Joanne

Posted by gooneybirds (77 posts)
Oct 25, 2014 4:21 AM

How right you are.....if it wasn't for Gary and flygal this site would have been gone. They are the reason I am still around. Dee

Posted by flygal (480 posts)
Oct 26, 2014 11:36 PM

I am sure Gary appreciates your cudos, as do I; I want this to be the site it was before (seems so long ago). If any of you know of others with chronic pain, please let them know about this wonderful site. I plan on staying here until the keyboard is pulled from my cold dead hands (kind of like my remote and IPG: you can't have it, not for anything or all the gold in the world. I have my life back again, and am not willing to trade it for anything).
Sometimes I read on other sites where newbies (few months into SCS) feel totally let down as they are not totally pain free, having problems, etc. I feel sorry for them, as they must have been given the impression that the SCS would be an instant cure for their pain, and now want it out. If only they could understand that the SCS, like a good marriage, takes time and work. If you can't get it right, maybe revision surgery is needed? But don't give up that fast, right?
done bloviating :) now back to training for next impossible thing on my bucket list...

Posted by 28561pt@gmail.com (11 posts)
Nov 20, 2015 7:17 PM

I need help, and I mean I need it NOW!!! I have been in various stages of pain since the age of 2 years. I contracted Polio at the age of 6 weeks. Pain Haas run my life since before I can remember . My mom and dad got me through the first 4 years, then I took over the management of my my life. Pain levels have continuously increased since that age. I have had 34 surgeries in my 68 years on this planet. I have turned down eight to ten others. I am beyond tired, more exhausted each week. Now I am going through pain like I have never experienced before. So now I am considering the pain stimulator implant. I have no clue what I need to do, if I can even handle this at my age and in this state of weariness.






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