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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Love that commercial!

My 6yo walks around all day every wednesday saying....What day is it???? HUMP DAY!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:58 am 
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I have been feeling more stable on the sub. Went to an NA meeting last night for the first time in 2 weeks. I didn't speak because i am shy.

Went to work yesterday for half a day. I am so backed up there...going to be hard to catch up! Also saw the specialist yesterday & I like him. I did have to wait more than an hour to be seen & i told him my time is also valuable & if he always runs an hour & half late I will need to find someone else. He explained a surgery ran longer than expected & said he will tell the front to book me either first patient of the day or first pt after lunch. I asked to be called if he runs late so i can adjust when i leave WORK to see him. If he wasn't such a nice guy with several great references i would have left.

I have zero cravings & actually haven't had a craving since i started the sub. Again, the only reason i took the norco was for pain. Stupid to do but anyone that passes a stone knows the pain.

After scan he will discuss options. I will also get a second opinion because i have learned it's the right thing to do.

So, feeling better overall. Hope things settle down in my life so i can make changes now that i am more clear minded.


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:33 am 
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Today is Friday & I am not going to work. I am blessed that my son has asked me to go to Ultra sound that should tell us sex of the baby. I am excited! Of course his GF made the appt at 1pm-right in the middle of the day so it doesn't pay to go to work ( we have to travel about an hour) LOL

I went to work yesterday & made it the whole day but i am drained & exhausted. I now have a nasty head cold. I got home around 8 pm & was in bed by 9 pm. I am pretty sure I got the cold from being in the hospital twice. There are full of germs.


Hoping this is the end of my "bad luck" run!. If we do find out the sex i will come back & post it. I have two granddaughters but I honestly just want a healthy baby...my son will be happy with either also.


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:43 am 
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Oh how fun!!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day with your family!

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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:36 am 
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Oh how fun!!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day with your family!

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Thank you Q-house! I am happy my son's GF invited me. I was actually in the delivery room with my other granddaughters. I am hoping I can be there for this baby...It is such a miracle!


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:56 pm 
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It's a BOY! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Yay! Another penis in the world.. just what we needed.

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(j/k.. CONGRATS!)


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:56 am 
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Tiny

Thats what i thought to myself LOL I know his GF was hoping for a girl. I told her "if" they have more children & the next is a girl she will have the Big Brother to watch over her.

I am very excited, I love baby's! It's weird to be a grandmother though...I don't feel old enough :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:17 am 
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CONGRATULATIONS Tiki!!!

How awesome for the entire family! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:34 pm 
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I love little boys!!! (Maybe because that's what I have!) Congratulations to you and your family! I have two grown step-children and they have given me 4 beautiful granddaughters. I'm so lucky, but I do wish for a little boy baby too.

I'm with you about not feeling old enough to be "Gammy"! I remember when my step-daughter first got pregnant when I was 35. My thought was, "I could still do that!" But once those kiddos started calling me "Gammy", I got over feeling too young and just enjoyed it. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:22 am 
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Thank you Q-Horse, Karen, Amy & Tiny

I have one girl & two boys & the boys were much easier then the girl LOL I am excited to meet my grandson! Everything is going well, he is developing properly & will join us sometime in Feb 2014.

Now my update, I am feeling much better on the sub. Though i liked the kidney doctor very much, his staff is unacceptable to me. I am STILL waiting for a simple prescription for the CT Scan. I am allergic to the dye used "with contrast". The stupid script just needs to say CT Scan w/o contrast & they can't get it right. I have given them 5 business days to correct it & they have not so i scheduled an appt with another doctor. That is this Friday at 9am. I cannot keep waiting for the CT scan & there really is no reason expect incompetence that i have not had the scan yet. Cranky Me! I tell everyone to advocate for their health care. No one knows you better than YOU. If you think something is wrong it probably is so we all need to advocate for ourselves. Karen knew something was wrong...thank goodness her health care providers followed up.

Well, time to get ready for work. Hope everyone has a great day!


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:50 am 
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My goodness, nobody in this world is as frustrating to deal with as doctors offices!

I'm glad you are feeling better on the suboxone! Now if we can just get you're kidneys straightened out you will be golden!

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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
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I wanted to check in & say Hello to both the "old" & new posters. I am doing much better - it is about 30 days on sub. I didn't have an easy transition but stuck it out & am feeling better!

Still dealing with the kidney issue but overall feeling much better than I did 6 weeks ago & that's a big plus for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:28 am 
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I'm so glad to see your update Tiki!

I'm sorry to hear your kidney issues are still there...what the heck???? Can't these doctors do something for you?

Well, at least the suboxone issues are leveled out for you. That's one less thing to worry about! I'm so happy you stuck it out and are feeling better!

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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
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Thank you Qhorsegal! I just wanted anyone new who read my thread to know i stuck it out & feel ok. Some transitions are easy & some, not so much LOL It really had very little to do with the sub & more about my kidneys.

It's not the doctors that are slow it my crappy insurance! Every test the doctors want has to be pre-authorized & instead of "authorizing" the expensive test I have to have other tests before i can get the test the doctors really need. It makes no sense...the insurance will pay more for tests not necessary, go figure.. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
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Glad you're doing well Tiki! Hope you stick around and keep updating ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:14 am 
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Good Morning (for me anyway LOL)

First I want to wish everyone here a very Happy Thanksgiving and/or Happy Hanukkah!

Second I want to say I am feeling much better now. I can laugh again & cry, I just feel more "normal"

Thank you to everyone who helped me with suggestions about adjusting my dose & finding the right dose for me.

I would never have made it without your support!


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Tiki, It's great to hear that you're doing well!

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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
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I can't believe it's a year since I posted! Well here is an update with the good, bad & ugly LOL

After I got stable on 10 mg things were great. I was out living life again. I do continue to see my addiction therapist but that is the only recovery I have done for a few reasons.

In August 2014 my life spun out of control and I am a "control freak". I had to go to Florida to help my elderly Aunt & Uncle. My Aunt had 5 sons and all of predeceased her. Two from drug overdoses. I am the "one" who helps with wills, insurance etc. They were both ill and I needed to set up home care etc While I was in Florida my son found out his GF was abusing their 4 month old son & he left her & filed for sole custody. She filed bogus charges against him & on Aug 5 the court removed the child from both of them. I had to leave Florida early & get to back to NY to file for emergency custody. The lovely Judge gave me 2 days to get home & allowed another family member to take him for "48 hours" then he would be placed in foster care. So I got back, got custody.

Some of you know I have chronic pain issues so having a 22 lb 4 month old to carry around & care for while working FT was/is not easy for me. I started to increase my sub dose to cover the pain better. Now I am abusing and/or over using the sub. I am an addict. I need help & support again.

At our last court date it was determined that I will have joint custody with my son. He is also on suboxone. He can not live with me yet but they did give him unsupervised & unlimited visitation so he can really help me now. The mother is on dope again and has true psychiatric issues and was abused & neglected as a child. She has seen him for 18 minutes (on thanksgiving) in 6 weeks. The court is taking it really slowly because apparently that's what family court does. I had to get an attorney and he is wonderful to me but can't tell me when my son will be able to move in.

So I have been humbled by my addiction again and need to get back to a good place ASAP. Sorry this is so long..just barely covers the basics.

I have been taking 32 mg a day & today am going to take 16 mg and hope for the best. I am so scared I am going to be sick and not able to take care of the baby.

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 Post subject: Re: Started Sub Sunday
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Goodness Emily,

I'm so sorry that everything went so crazy for you. It's really scary how quickly we can go from being in a good place, to having our addictions out of control again so quickly.

The good thing is that you recognize that you have been abusing your subs. And, you may know already from reading here, that it probably won't be too hard to get down to 16mg per day. Keep breaking your dose into 2 or 3 times per day for your pain, but you shouldn't have any WD. It certainly won't hurt to take it a bit more slowly. Maybe try going down by no more than 8mg first, then see how you feel. Since you have been in "addict mode", it might make it easier if you take it slower. Our brains have a way of convincing our body that we need that extra...even when we don't.

I can totally understand how this happened to you. But, it really shows why it's so important to keep up with our recovery with something other than just taking our suboxone. That's something that I haven't done enough of myself, so this update is a bit humbling for me as well. I hope that you are able to get this thing back under control. Keep posting here, and see if you can fit some kind of recovery work into your very busy schedule. You have to keep yourself healthy if you are going to be any good for your sweet grandbaby and your son.

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