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(WebMD)   Restless sleep linked to widespread pain in older adults. Most commonly when your wife smacks you in the head for tossing around in bed all night   (webmd.com) divider line 12
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2014-02-15 10:11:33 AM  
Great, just great. I don't sleep well because of widespread pain. I don't sleep well, so I'm going to experience more widespread pain. More widespread pain won't allow me to sleep well. I guess I'm never going to sleep well. Wow, now I feel depressed. Maybe it'll just make me want to sleep all day, but I won't be able to due to the aforementioned. I think I might go crazy.
 
2014-02-15 10:26:55 AM  
So I'm having a nightmare about endless halls of cubicles due to the maze at work, then she tries to wake me and wham, elbow to her face. Years later I recognize that activity as part of an interventionist bias, but the biatch earned it.
 
2014-02-15 01:41:00 PM  
Wife slaps me for occupying one inch more than my allotment of 1/10 of a king-size bed? Perhaps. Kids crawling in at 3 AM and proceeding to sleep crosswise with my daughter's feet alternating between kicks to my neck and kidneys? Definitely.

I sleep WAY better on the couch.
 
2014-02-15 01:58:46 PM  

jjwars1: Great, just great. I don't sleep well because of widespread pain. I don't sleep well, so I'm going to experience more widespread pain. More widespread pain won't allow me to sleep well. I guess I'm never going to sleep well. Wow, now I feel depressed. Maybe it'll just make me want to sleep all day, but I won't be able to due to the aforementioned. I think I might go crazy.


You should chew some valerian root.
 
2014-02-15 02:05:26 PM  

Charlie Freak: Wife slaps me for occupying one inch more than my allotment of 1/10 of a king-size bed?


Yeah, I have a permanent crease in my arm from hanging it over the sideboard.

/And some covers would be nice, too
 
2014-02-15 02:28:56 PM  

jjwars1: Great, just great. I don't sleep well because of widespread pain. I don't sleep well, so I'm going to experience more widespread pain. More widespread pain won't allow me to sleep well. I guess I'm never going to sleep well. Wow, now I feel depressed. Maybe it'll just make me want to sleep all day, but I won't be able to due to the aforementioned. I think I might go crazy.


Yes, that is exactly the way it works, unfortunately. I'm only 47, but I have severe chronic pain from a back injury. Three surgeries only left me in more pain and now the daily handful of morphine and percocet no longer do a good job dulling the pain. Ironically, the pain killers not only make me tired, but contribute to insomnia. Last night I finally feel asleep at 5:30am after tossing and turning for hours because of the pain.

  Unfortunately when I am awake I'm so damn tired, from three lack of sleep and the decaying effects of the morphine. Its a vicious circle and the doctors haven't a clue as to how to fix it.

 Agreeing with the conclusions if the article. Take care of yourselves, be careful of what you do as an injury can destroy your life. Oh, and battling depression becomes a daily fight.

/lack of sleep gives me plenty of time to read Fark
// they put me on amphetamines to wake me up. Took two months before they didn't work any longer
/// tolerance sucks. I just had fall bladder surgery and the surgeon couldn't dull the pain from the incisions because I was so t tolerant to opioids. Felt like my stomach had a knife in it.
//// On the plus side, I have a wonderful and understanding wife and good friends.

/complaining rant off
 
2014-02-15 02:34:56 PM  

OBBN: jjwars1: Great, just great. I don't sleep well because of widespread pain. I don't sleep well, so I'm going to experience more widespread pain. More widespread pain won't allow me to sleep well. I guess I'm never going to sleep well. Wow, now I feel depressed. Maybe it'll just make me want to sleep all day, but I won't be able to due to the aforementioned. I think I might go crazy.

Yes, that is exactly the way it works, unfortunately. I'm only 47, but I have severe chronic pain from a back injury. Three surgeries only left me in more pain and now the daily handful of morphine and percocet no longer do a good job dulling the pain. Ironically, the pain killers not only make me tired, but contribute to insomnia. Last night I finally feel asleep at 5:30am after tossing and turning for hours because of the pain.

  Unfortunately when I am awake I'm so damn tired, from three the lack of sleep and the decaying sedating effects of the morphine. Its a vicious circle and the doctors haven't a clue as to how to fix it.

 Agreeing with the conclusions if the article. Take care of yourselves, be careful of what you do as an injury can destroy your life. Oh, and battling depression becomes a daily fight.

/lack of sleep gives me plenty of time to read Fark
// they put me on amphetamines to wake me up. Took two months before they didn't work any longer
/// tolerance sucks. I just had fall gall bladder surgery and the surgeon couldn't dull the pain from the incisions because I was so t tolerant to opioids. Felt like my stomach had a knife in it.
//// On the plus side, I have a wonderful and understanding wife and good friends.

/complaining rant off


Yeah, yeah. Preview is my friend. Sorry, I was too slept to proofread.
 
2014-02-15 02:51:16 PM  

OBBN: /complaining rant off

Yeah, yeah. Preview is my friend. Sorry, I was too slept sleepy to proofread.


FFS... I don't even ....

 
2014-02-15 11:16:04 PM  
More likely I'm causing pain to others if I'm restless in my sleep.

I've been known to wake up fighting...
 
2014-02-16 01:46:54 AM  

OBBN: jjwars1: Great, just great. I don't sleep well because of widespread pain. I don't sleep well, so I'm going to experience more widespread pain. More widespread pain won't allow me to sleep well. I guess I'm never going to sleep well. Wow, now I feel depressed. Maybe it'll just make me want to sleep all day, but I won't be able to due to the aforementioned. I think I might go crazy.

Yes, that is exactly the way it works, unfortunately. I'm only 47, but I have severe chronic pain from a back injury. Three surgeries only left me in more pain and now the daily handful of morphine and percocet no longer do a good job dulling the pain. Ironically, the pain killers not only make me tired, but contribute to insomnia. Last night I finally feel asleep at 5:30am after tossing and turning for hours because of the pain.

  Unfortunately when I am awake I'm so damn tired, from three lack of sleep and the decaying effects of the morphine. Its a vicious circle and the doctors haven't a clue as to how to fix it.

 Agreeing with the conclusions if the article. Take care of yourselves, be careful of what you do as an injury can destroy your life. Oh, and battling depression becomes a daily fight.

/lack of sleep gives me plenty of time to read Fark
// they put me on amphetamines to wake me up. Took two months before they didn't work any longer
/// tolerance sucks. I just had fall bladder surgery and the surgeon couldn't dull the pain from the incisions because I was so t tolerant to opioids. Felt like my stomach had a knife in it.
//// On the plus side, I have a wonderful and understanding wife and good friends.

/complaining rant off


I've seen commercials for some kind of spinal laser surgery for that.
 
2014-02-16 03:01:37 AM  

Sim Tree: OBBN: jjwars1: Great, just great. I don't sleep well because of widespread pain. I don't sleep well, so I'm going to experience more widespread pain. More widespread pain won't allow me to sleep well. I guess I'm never going to sleep well. Wow, now I feel depressed. Maybe it'll just make me want to sleep all day, but I won't be able to due to the aforementioned. I think I might go crazy.

Yes, that is exactly the way it works, unfortunately. I'm only 47, but I have severe chronic pain from a back injury. Three surgeries only left me in more pain and now the daily handful of morphine and percocet no longer do a good job dulling the pain. Ironically, the pain killers not only make me tired, but contribute to insomnia. Last night I finally feel asleep at 5:30am after tossing and turning for hours because of the pain.

  Unfortunately when I am awake I'm so damn tired, from three lack of sleep and the decaying effects of the morphine. Its a vicious circle and the doctors haven't a clue as to how to fix it.

 Agreeing with the conclusions if the article. Take care of yourselves, be careful of what you do as an injury can destroy your life. Oh, and battling depression becomes a daily fight.

/lack of sleep gives me plenty of time to read Fark
// they put me on amphetamines to wake me up. Took two months before they didn't work any longer
/// tolerance sucks. I just had fall bladder surgery and the surgeon couldn't dull the pain from the incisions because I was so t tolerant to opioids. Felt like my stomach had a knife in it.
//// On the plus side, I have a wonderful and understanding wife and good friends.

/complaining rant off

I've seen commercials for some kind of spinal laser surgery for that.


Yeah, they do and I've been hearing that its quite successful. Unfortunately I'm disabled now because of the injury. Because of that my insurance is Medicare. The doctors who do the laser back surgery don't accept Medicare. For them to do the surgery on me requires an upfront payment of $20,000, not something that those of us relying on disability have in our savings account.

  I wish I could swing the cost of the surgery. Besides being out of pain, maybe could return to the workforce. I miss working more than anything. But, some things just aren't meant to be I guess. Who knows, maybe the Laser Spine Institute will change their policy and eventually take Medicare. And if they do hopefully I'll still be young enough to go back to work.

 Thanks for taking the time to mention the procedure its a great thought.
 
2014-02-16 09:24:34 AM  

OBBN: Sim Tree: OBBN: jjwars1: Great, just great. I don't sleep well because of widespread pain. I don't sleep well, so I'm going to experience more widespread pain. More widespread pain won't allow me to sleep well. I guess I'm never going to sleep well. Wow, now I feel depressed. Maybe it'll just make me want to sleep all day, but I won't be able to due to the aforementioned. I think I might go crazy.

Yes, that is exactly the way it works, unfortunately. I'm only 47, but I have severe chronic pain from a back injury. Three surgeries only left me in more pain and now the daily handful of morphine and percocet no longer do a good job dulling the pain. Ironically, the pain killers not only make me tired, but contribute to insomnia. Last night I finally feel asleep at 5:30am after tossing and turning for hours because of the pain.

  Unfortunately when I am awake I'm so damn tired, from three lack of sleep and the decaying effects of the morphine. Its a vicious circle and the doctors haven't a clue as to how to fix it.

 Agreeing with the conclusions if the article. Take care of yourselves, be careful of what you do as an injury can destroy your life. Oh, and battling depression becomes a daily fight.

/lack of sleep gives me plenty of time to read Fark
// they put me on amphetamines to wake me up. Took two months before they didn't work any longer
/// tolerance sucks. I just had fall bladder surgery and the surgeon couldn't dull the pain from the incisions because I was so t tolerant to opioids. Felt like my stomach had a knife in it.
//// On the plus side, I have a wonderful and understanding wife and good friends.

/complaining rant off

I've seen commercials for some kind of spinal laser surgery for that.

Yeah, they do and I've been hearing that its quite successful. Unfortunately I'm disabled now because of the injury. Because of that my insurance is Medicare. The doctors who do the laser back surgery don't accept Medicare. For them to do the surgery on me requires a ...


I think you should look into getting yourself some Obamacare, so you can get the surgery you need. You can have both Medicare and private health insurance. Assuming your household doesn't make big bucks you'll qualify for a subsidy to help pay for the monthly premium. They can't deny you coverage even with your pre-existing condition, and they can't charge you more because of it. Plus, your maximum out of pocket costs (the most you pay towards health care each year) is capped based upon your income. Premium rates/ affordability really depends on where you live and your income level, but it sounds like you need to look into it if you haven't already.

If you're one of those people who have some objection to Obamacare due to politics or morals then I say STFU and go take care of yourself. Decent human beings who pay taxes to help fund Obamacare subsidies are happy to contribute to improve someone's quality of life. Just get over yourself and your principles if you're one of those people.
 
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