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Todd Simpson
post Jan 5 2019, 01:58 AM
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Very sorry to hear this sad.gif I suffer chronic pain myself from breaking my back twice! I actually died in both instances and was brought back. I consider myself the "twice blessed man" as a result smile.gif It's hard to explain chronic pain to folks who don't endure it. I do endure it so I get where you are coming from. I hope that you find a solution. Until then, your GMC family is here for you!!

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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Jan 4 2019, 05:17 PM) *
Not posted on GMC for a while but still visit regularly. A have always suffered pain for along time in ]]all my body and recently its got alot worse. The pain preventing me from playing guitar the way I

would like to mainly stems from my shoulders down my full arms and into both hands . I have constant tension and sharp pains in my arms. My both hands have become constantly swollen and extremely tight feeling. Trying to straighten my hands out a can feel a lot of resistance. My hands seize up and also get sharp and throbbing pains in them.A struggle to sleep at night with how bad the pain gets. Then in the morning getting up for work I struggle to get out of bed because my full body is in pain. I work with tools for my job so this makes everything worse for my hands. Sometimes at work I struggle to open my hands properly.
Being going to the doctors and getting loads of blood tests. Am seriously hoping a can get something sorted in 2019 and enjoy playing guitar without being restricted. Am only 28 and used to exercise regularly and be in good shape .Now after doing a days work a come home and sit on the couch and struggle to get up of the couch and always feel tired.
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post Jan 6 2019, 08:30 PM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Jan 4 2019, 01:17 PM) *
Not posted on GMC for a while but still visit regularly. A have always suffered pain for along time in all my body and recently its got alot worse. The pain preventing me from playing guitar the way I would like to mainly stems from my shoulders down my full arms and into both hands . I have constant tension and sharp pains in my arms. My both hands have become constantly swollen and extremely tight feeling. Trying to straighten my hands out a can feel a lot of resistance. My hands seize up and also get sharp and throbbing pains in them.A struggle to sleep at night with how bad the pain gets. Then in the morning getting up for work I struggle to get out of bed because my full body is in pain. I work with tools for my job so this makes everything worse for my hands. Sometimes at work I struggle to open my hands properly.

Being going to the doctors and getting loads of blood tests. Am seriously hoping a can get something sorted in 2019 and enjoy playing guitar without being restricted. Am only 28 and used to exercise regularly and be in good shape .Now after doing a days work a come home and sit on the couch and struggle to get up of the couch and always feel tired.

That sounds absolutely terrible. I hope you can get to the bottom of what is causing this soon and get on a path to some relief and a speedy recovery. The best of luck to you.
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post Jan 6 2019, 09:09 PM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Jan 4 2019, 09:17 PM) *
Not posted on GMC for a while but still visit regularly. A have always suffered pain for along time in all my body and recently its got alot worse. The pain preventing me from playing guitar the way I would like to mainly stems from my shoulders down my full arms and into both hands . I have constant tension and sharp pains in my arms. My both hands have become constantly swollen and extremely tight feeling. Trying to straighten my hands out a can feel a lot of resistance. My hands seize up and also get sharp and throbbing pains in them.A struggle to sleep at night with how bad the pain gets. Then in the morning getting up for work I struggle to get out of bed because my full body is in pain. I work with tools for my job so this makes everything worse for my hands. Sometimes at work I struggle to open my hands properly.

Being going to the doctors and getting loads of blood tests. Am seriously hoping a can get something sorted in 2019 and enjoy playing guitar without being restricted. Am only 28 and used to exercise regularly and be in good shape .Now after doing a days work a come home and sit on the couch and struggle to get up of the couch and always feel tired.



I really hope you find something to sort this out very soon buddy. Keep us updated.

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post Jan 7 2019, 08:19 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 5 2019, 01:58 AM) *
Very sorry to hear this sad.gif I suffer chronic pain myself from breaking my back twice! I actually died in both instances and was brought back. I consider myself the "twice blessed man" as a result smile.gif It's hard to explain chronic pain to folks who don't endure it. I do endure it so I get where you are coming from. I hope that you find a solution. Until then, your GMC family is here for you!!

Todd


Hi Todd

Breaking your back twice.Thats extremely unlucky. A could imagine the pain that you endure with that. I get what you are saying it is difficult to explain it to others who dont experience it. At work when I feel really bad a get the impression from my work mates that I am putting it on. It can be frustrating.



QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jan 6 2019, 08:30 PM) *
That sounds absolutely terrible. I hope you can get to the bottom of what is causing this soon and get on a path to some relief and a speedy recovery. The best of luck to you.


Thanks Rich. Am hoping so to. I cant wait to be able to practice guitar without feeling pain again smile.gif

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jan 6 2019, 09:09 PM) *
I really hope you find something to sort this out very soon buddy. Keep us updated.

All the best.


Cheers Phil. I have the doctor phoning me on Tuesday. He says he is going to send me to the hospital to see a specialist. I will make sure to keep you updated.
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post Jan 7 2019, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 28 2018, 10:17 AM) *
It's a funny old world. I wish I had the energy/motivation/concentration/initiative to practice 1½ hour 4-5 times a week. I easily have that time. I could probably practice 5 hours a day or more, as for me time is not the issue.

While I hate making mental health related struggles an excuse, it definitely is a hindrance and a struggle. And even NOT making it an excuse is a hindrance in itself. It can be difficult to sometimes accept the situation you are in or the circumstances that have brought you there.

Might as well make it clear, as I'm starting to come to terms with wanting to be open about this, despite my mom saying I should not tell anyone. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia about 6 years ago or so, probably suffering with symptoms for a longer time of course. It's not only a struggle with yourself, which is probably the biggest struggle, it's also been a struggle with the world around you in finding understanding, breaking down wrong notions (I'm not dumb, I'm not a wacko mass shooter and I do not have several personalities (schizophrenia is often confused with split personality disorder)) and the system (job center, local authority/municipality). If I wasn't already drained by myself, all these things around me just eat up an already small amount of energy. That's just one side of it of course, but the one relating to music and energy to practice/play the most.


Yes well done sharing - secrets like these don't tend to age well. The more your friends/environment know about you - the better they can understand & support you.


QUOTE (Rated Htr @ Dec 29 2018, 10:05 AM) *
I've tried many times over the years to play more guitar and only recently I found out what is at least part of the reason for me to have kinda quit so many times, including from GMC regular activity.

I've been diagnosed with OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder). In short, it has made me a lot more rigid and demanding than most people naturally would, even those who claim to be perfectionists. This "disease" is way beyond what normal people think perfectionism really is. I expected so much from my playing, from my activities related to music that it got to so many points that I would naturally just shut down, disappear and not pick up the guitar for a long time.

Luckily, I've always had passion, which is something that's also rare for OCPD people to experience since it's more about achieving rather than enjoying the process.


I don't think I qualify for the OCPD diagnosis, but I am constantly disappointed with my playing. It almost never happens that I record something and then am happy about it.

I have decided to make it a habit anyway: I record everything I have been working on, and try to share as often as possible anyway. It is extremely painful - but I have found it helps me progress much faster.

QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Jan 4 2019, 10:17 PM) *
Not posted on GMC for a while but still visit regularly. A have always suffered pain for along time in all my body and recently its got alot worse. The pain preventing me from playing guitar the way I would like to mainly stems from my shoulders down my full arms and into both hands . I have constant tension and sharp pains in my arms. My both hands have become constantly swollen and extremely tight feeling. Trying to straighten my hands out a can feel a lot of resistance. My hands seize up and also get sharp and throbbing pains in them.A struggle to sleep at night with how bad the pain gets. Then in the morning getting up for work I struggle to get out of bed because my full body is in pain. I work with tools for my job so this makes everything worse for my hands. Sometimes at work I struggle to open my hands properly.

Being going to the doctors and getting loads of blood tests. Am seriously hoping a can get something sorted in 2019 and enjoy playing guitar without being restricted. Am only 28 and used to exercise regularly and be in good shape .Now after doing a days work a come home and sit on the couch and struggle to get up of the couch and always feel tired.


Sorry to hear this man! Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.


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post Jan 8 2019, 05:20 AM
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Came to this topic to complain about my tight schedules and ended up reading stories of serious health related issues. Even though I know health problems are something everybody will face, there's also plenty of nasty luck here. Best wishes and high success to all of you.
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post Jan 8 2019, 06:26 AM
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It's awful when one is suffering and trying to hide it, then lets it slip, and because one is not bleeding from an open wound on one's face, folks tend to dismiss it as "ah he's fine" sort of thing. As a result, folks with chronic pain tend to try to hide it as best as possible. I am really sorry to hear your work mates are not more sympathetic. I had the same issue in my old work place. Some days I had trouble even standing up for any period of time. Then I'd be asked to walk across campus just to check a faculty computer that would not print. Typically, it was user error and would have been fixed by a reboot. I would get excuses such as "I didn't want to reboot as I had not saved yet". To which I'd ask, "why not just save" and I'd get" I wasn't done yet". At which point my head would nearly pop off. "you can't save until you finish? Why?" of course, asking college faculty "why" usually got me in trouble with the Dean/Chair of the dept. Ahh work life. smile.gif I feel your pain and my heart goes out to you.

Do you have any idea what the source of your pain is from? What's causing it? Forgive me if you wrote this already and I just didn't see it.

Breaking my back twice was back luck indeed. I can still walk though and I"m not dead!! So I count myself blessed.
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Jan 7 2019, 03:19 AM) *
Hi Todd

Breaking your back twice.Thats extremely unlucky. A could imagine the pain that you endure with that. I get what you are saying it is difficult to explain it to others who dont experience it. At work when I feel really bad a get the impression from my work mates that I am putting it on. It can be frustrating.





Thanks Rich. Am hoping so to. I cant wait to be able to practice guitar without feeling pain again smile.gif



Cheers Phil. I have the doctor phoning me on Tuesday. He says he is going to send me to the hospital to see a specialist. I will make sure to keep you updated.


IT's always good to gain some perspective. When I'm feeling sorry for myself, I just go to a chronic pain forum for a bit and read a few posts. I've got the best luck/situation of all time compared to many folks in the pain forums. It usually makes me count myself among the lucky few and get's me back to working on things wink.gif

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QUOTE (Bluesberry @ Jan 8 2019, 12:20 AM) *
Came to this topic to complain about my tight schedules and ended up reading stories of serious health related issues. Even though I know health problems are something everybody will face, there's also plenty of nasty luck here. Best wishes and high success to all of you.
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post Jan 9 2019, 08:20 AM
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Sorry to hear this man! Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.


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[quote name='Todd Simpson' date='Jan 8 2019, 06:26 AM' post='765003']
It's awful when one is suffering and trying to hide it, then lets it slip, and because one is not bleeding from an open wound on one's face, folks tend to dismiss it as "ah he's fine" sort of thing. As a result, folks with chronic pain tend to try to hide it as best as possible. I am really sorry to hear your work mates are not more sympathetic. I had the same issue in my old work place. Some days I had trouble even standing up for any period of time. Then I'd be asked to walk across campus just to check a faculty computer that would not print. Typically, it was user error and would have been fixed by a reboot. I would get excuses such as "I didn't want to reboot as I had not saved yet". To which I'd ask, "why not just save" and I'd get" I wasn't done yet". At which point my head would nearly pop off. "you can't save until you finish? Why?" of course, asking college faculty "why" usually got me in trouble with the Dean/Chair of the dept. Ahh work life. smile.gif I feel your pain and my heart goes out to you.

Do you have any idea what the source of your pain is from? What's causing it? Forgive me if you wrote this already and I just didn't see it.

Breaking my back twice was back luck indeed. I can still walk though and I"m not dead!! So I count myself blessed.
Todd

Yeah its true Todd. People dont understand it unless its a physical thing they can see on someones body.

About 9 month ago a had a blood test and they told me that I had a underactive thyroid. Its basically a gland that regulates all the workings in your body. I take tablets daily and get blood tests every 6 weeks to test my level but recent blood tests have being ok although I am feeling the worst I have ever felt. I spoke to the doctor yesterday I am going to see a specialist at the hospital.They are going to be testing for something called addissons disease. So its just a waiting game to see when I get my appointment.

I have being taking stronger painkillers which have had absolutely no effect.



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