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Debilitating pain

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by IWannaBeInVegas, Oct 27, 2013.

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  1. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    So I think I've mentioned in the past that I have bad ankles, arthritis and other inflammation that at times causes debilitating pain, to the point I can't hardly walk from bed to the bathroom. What causes the issues is standing and walking long periods of time. Oh and it's this bad and I'm only 35.

    Having said that, is like insight on ways to still enjoy my trip. I know I can use cabs and the bus, I want to be frugal yet have a remarkable trip.

    Currently planning on stating at mlife properties but am also considering a night downtown as I enjoyed it a lot last trip.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear about that and I hope you can find something that gives you lasting relief and mobility.

    I've had/been having/continue to have health issues. I had another surgery this past July and complications are dragging out. I don't want to miss Vegas in March though. My pride wouldn't let me seriously consider this last year, but, screw it. If I need one, I'm going to rent a scooter in March. I'm cheap too, but, I think it would be worth it.

    Have you looked into a scooter rental for Vegas?
     
  3. Joe

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    I looked for a family member a few years ago and iirc they were about $10 per day. Some places deliver to your hotel. In the end they canceled the trip, so no recommendations.
     
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    I can relate. Yoga has really been helping me with managing my pain (hips to feet), but I'm not sure that's what you're asking.

    I think the best advice is to pace yourself. I have done lots of trips where by day 2 I was immobile and completely out of whack. Rest often, even if it's just 10 minutes in a chair somewhere, just watch the world go by for a few. Stretch, hydrate, take an anti-inflammatory.
     
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    The scooter is my last resort, I am hoping to find some ways to manage it. Sonya has good advice, the rest often which I plan on doing. Hey, I hear alcohol is a good pain reliever, maybe I will have to take up drinking for a trip
     
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    Depending on what meds you are taking, be careful with the drinking.
     
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    I am only 34 and i have a lot of major health issues that keep me down too but i managed to do 10 days in orlando florida without much alcohol.. Lots of frequent breaks, i also took a rest every afternoon and just went back to the room for a couple hours, even if we did not sleep. Do not mix alcohol with medication, it makes some ineffective and others it will have a reaction with.
     
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    I recently dealt with some horrible shoulder pain, rounded out terribly by foot and knee pain. My doctor prescribed gabapentin, which is used for nerve pain. (I can't take any of the traditional OTC pain meds because of stomach problems and the Vicodin/Percocet type Rx meds make me too spacey.) It is amazing how effective the gabapentin is. You will be spacey for a day or two, but not at all after that. This was originally identified as an anti-seizure medication, but is acknowledged as great for nerve pain.

    If pain management is not possible, I would jump on a scooter and enjoy the heck out of pain-free mobility. If you're traveling with someone else who can push you around, also be aware that most casinos (all?) have wheelchairs available for no charge. You will likely have to leave your drivers license as a "deposit".

    Good Luck
     
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    I second this advice and add take it before you start out for the day.

    I found my knee lasts longer if I take some ibuprofen when leaving my room in the morning before any pain starts.
     
  10. IWannaBeInVegas

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    This is what I do now , not always Advil, usually Aleve but something. I don't have rx drugs and would never mix them with alcohol
     
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    Hey Now!

    My Sweet Ti is getting her knee replaced in March. For our Holidaze trip in the meanwhile, I am getting her a Spa Pass at Orleans so she can soak in the hot tub and relax in between VP sessions.
     
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