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Old 08-25-2012, 10:37 AM   #5141
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Ouch, sorry to hear about your pinched sciatic nerve, msmofet!...do you know of anything which gives relief, or helps heal it? I have a neighbour with the same thing this week. Hope it's not contagious....
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #5142
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Sitting here with a PITA literally. I have had a pinched sciatic for a week+.
Hoping I can get some help making a chocolate pound cake.
Oh, Ms M, I really feel for you. I have had scatica problems for years. Not fun at all. Wish I was close and would happily make your pound cake!
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #5143
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Thank you so much
My sciatica is caused by my shoes. I started wearing the Sketchers Tone-Ups, no more sciatica.

I can always tell when I'm wearing the wrong shoes for my activity. A lower heel than the front of the shoe is better, at least for me.
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My sciatica is caused by my shoes. I started wearing the Sketchers Tone-Ups, no more sciatica.

I can always tell when I'm wearing the wrong shoes for my activity. A lower heel than the front of the shoe is better, at least for me.
My sciatica is triggered by repetitive motion. When I was apprenticing at a catering company my main job was the sandwich station. At the beginning and end of my day I had to make sure all the meat and cheese were stocked up and this could mean being at the old and stiff meat slicer for at least an hour at a time. Then I would be doing my sandwich orders which would start coming in at 9 am and would need to be done before 12. We did them assembly line style and so more repetitive action involving the back (leaning over and lifting up). Now, anything I do regularly can trigger it on either side.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #5145
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My sciatica is triggered by repetitive motion. When I was apprenticing at a catering company my main job was the sandwich station. At the beginning and end of my day I had to make sure all the meat and cheese were stocked up and this could mean being at the old and stiff meat slicer for at least an hour at a time. Then I would be doing my sandwich orders which would start coming in at 9 am and would need to be done before 12. We did them assembly line style and so more repetitive action involving the back (leaning over and lifting up). Now, anything I do regularly can trigger it on either side.
36 years of standing on concrete...now that I have a mostly desk job I can switch out shoes a bit more often for variety. But, if I was back on the floor, passing medications, I would have to wear the right shoes every day.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:19 PM   #5146
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Got up, made brekkie in bed for my honey, had a bath and now I'm ready to head to a yoga class to deal with my ouchie back. I didn't get there a couple of days ago and I think my body is in rebellion!

When I get home I think I'll pop over to a friends house to see how her new kitchen looks. Then I'm going to laze about the house and pretend there are no chores beckoning me!
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36 years of standing on concrete...now that I have a mostly desk job I can switch out shoes a bit more often for variety. But, if I was back on the floor, passing medications, I would have to wear the right shoes every day.
Yes, this was on concrete as well. And I really needed new work shoes. The doctor said also that 25 years of working in an office and wearing 3" heels didn't help either! Now it is flats with orthotics.
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I am getting ready to meet my best friend at a local tea room for morning tea and crumpets! We love the place because we can just go and gab and the atmosphere is great with old teapots and cups! I really need this!
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #5149
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I am getting ready to meet my best friend at a local tea room for morning tea and crumpets! We love the place because we can just go and gab and the atmosphere is great with old teapots and cups! I really need this!
I wish there was a place like that around here. Have fun!
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...and index cards...especially for Medical Terminology...they make perfect study materials, flash cards.
I have a French press, and a large double wall insulated cup :) I'll need it!! My classes start at 6:30 am. Never been a big highlighter user. I've never gotten the concept of highlighting the important stuff. Isn't it all important?? Also, I did some medical terminology back when I took my nurse's assistant course, so hopefully at least some of it will be review, and I have a flash card app on my phone. It has thousands of pre-loaded flash card sets that you can download and edit to make sure they are correct and have everything you need. Although again, writing stuff down helps me memorize, so I might go back to the home made cards. We shall see. I have 14 credits from doing college classes in high school, which miraculously all count toward the prerequisites I need for the ultrasound program. AND I even got A's in those classes, which is just perfect. They only take 12 people a year into the program, so it's very competitive. You get points for your grade point average, 2 points for a nursing assistant class, 3 points for an AA degree, etc. If I get 4.0's in the rest of the prerequisites I have a chance of being accepted, but if I don't, it should only take one more semester to get my AA, and then I will apply again. I can look at how many points I have on the scale, and know exactly what I need to do to be more competitive. It's going to be a challenge keeping my grades that high and working at the same time. That's the part that makes me nervous I think :) if I can't get A's in all my classes I pretty much screw myself. Another thing to be nervous about is that my physics class from high school expires in two years. So if I don't get in, and that one expires I'll have to take it again before I apply again. If I can get my AA by taking summer classes I just might to make sure I get in the first try... That would take away the issue with my physics class.
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