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Author Topic: Father Time sneaked up on me again!  (Read 3174 times)

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Offline aztecan

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Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« on: May 17, 2009, 10:27:06 PM »
I was preparing my evaporative cooler for the summer today and managed to do myself an injury.

I was lifting up the cooler to remove the canvass covering it has during the winter when something went wrong.

I felt a kind of rippling in the area of my chest/abdomen where i have been experiencing pain from time to time.

Then, before I could react, there was a sort of snapping feeling and stabbing pain. Now, it hurts to move, hurts to breathe, hurts to cough, etc.

It feels rather like a broken rib, but I doubt that is what it is. I think I just sprained a muscle or pulled a ligament or something.

I'll drop by the doctor's office tomorrow in case they need to know about this latest escapade.

I just installed that cooler last year without incident. But this year, I haven't been able to keep working out like I did last year thanks to may nasty reaction to the statins.

It still amazes me at times how things are interrelated. I take HIV meds that cause or help to cause hyperlipidemia.

I exercise to help combat this and take statins to lower the lipid levels. The statins cause painful side effects (elevated CPKs) and the deterioration of my muscles.

I stop the statins and manage to avoid kidney damage resulting from the elevated CPKs, but also must stop exercising because of the damage the elevated CPKs have done to my body.

So, now, the lack of exercise has left me a 180-pound weakling who can't even lift a swamp cooler without hurting myself.

Of course, last night I was reading a news story in Positively Aware about how HIV accelerates aging, so this latest turn of events couldn't have come at a worse time.

On top of that, my garden isn't anywhere near planted. It is going to have to be a slow but steady week of planting, weeding, etc. probably in the morning, when its still cool.

I guess I had better get my tired old butt back to the gym as well.

(((GENTLE HUGS)))

Mark

« Last Edit: May 17, 2009, 10:55:21 PM by aztecan »
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
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Offline BT65

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 10:53:03 PM »
Oh dear, Mark.  I hate sharp, stabbing pains.  I hope you didn't do anything that needs attention (that you're not getting). :-*    Please take it easy and let your body heal.
  Hugs,
Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline anniebc

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 05:18:36 AM »
Quote
I guess I had better get my tired old butt back to the gym as well.

How about getting that Butt to the Doc's..we need you to look after yourself, let us know how you get on and please take care until then.

Big (Gentle) hugs back at you
Jan :-*
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Offline bear60

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 08:11:35 AM »
Mark...I hope no real damage was done but you do need to consult your Doc..... as has been said.
My two cents: next time get someone to HELP you. Asking for help or realizing that you need help is a big step to take and one which you may have to deal with.
But good luck
Joel
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 12:48:10 PM »
Dear Marcia:  please find yourself a houseboy

Thinking of you,

Miss P
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 07:10:13 PM »
Dear Marcia:  please find yourself a houseboy

Thinking of you,

Miss P
Yes , with big bulging biceps, to help you lift things ! Hope your doing OK Mark. So, what the doc say? !!


((HUGS)))---Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline Robert

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 01:01:15 AM »

warm hugs to our old friend mark.

phyllicia is right.  I'm sure there is some nice young man from your agency (one of your clients ?) looking for part time work.  You need the help, that's for sure, and I can't think of a better person anyone could work for. 

(Just to let you know, I'm doing some long-term planning myself.  I'm working on a young buck I met in Hawaii about 9 years ago.  He wants to come live with us.  As soon as he gets out of prison I just might take him up on it.   8) )

robert
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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 02:41:58 AM »
I erased many a lude comment before I decided on simply, I hope you feel better soon!

Hugs,
AA
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline aztecan

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009, 09:52:01 AM »
Dear Marcia:  please find yourself a houseboy

Thinking of you,

Miss P

Well, one of the heroin addicts I exchange syringes for gave me a wink and a hug the other day - but I just don't know. He is awfully young. ;)

Aside from that, I saw the doctor yesterday (he was in Las Vegas Monday). I have a strained muscle, as I suspected. He said to take it easy for a while and to not do crunches at the gym until I am sure I can do them without making things worse.

I actually feel better. It isn't paining me too much, well, not as much as it was. So, there is hope for the garden this year after all! ;D

I do have about a dozen full-length railroad ties to move, though. Hmmm, maybe a houseboy is in order.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 12:11:14 PM »
Glad it's not anything too serious honey.   Take care of yourself.....

we ain't as young as we used to be (by any STRETCH of the imagination!).   It's funny, in my mind sometimes I still feel 30-ish.   Then I glance in the mirror.....

mucho hugs,

Alan  :-*
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Father Time sneaked up on me again!
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2009, 05:51:46 PM »
Mark,

Glad to hear that your doing better !! I've discovered as I am getting older, that its's the ankles, that seem to give me the most  problem. They just don't have the strength for support, that they used to... And I will feel and hear the Ripping /stretching sensation. I am ever so careful these days ! One mistep, and I know somethings going to happen.

Take care- Ray

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

 


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