OMG! Thanks to each of you for the welcome as it is always nice to "meet" new friends! As CPers it sees we tend to lose far more then we gain some days.
I recall early out when I became unable to do all the things I use to do and couldnt do the run around town thing like I use to how "friends" seemed to drift away. It use to bother me at first but then I realized the few who stuck with me over the years thru the battle were far more important then the any who fell to the wayside.
Gramps, I spent a good deal of tie reading your posts in the week or so before i actually registered here and gathered you would be a good source of info. Many thanks to you all those who are here to help folks along their journey in this sometimes hair raising life known as chronic pain!
Hopefully I can make a difference to someone sometime as well.
Volfan, nice to meet you as well and I worked with alot of EMTs as well as paramedics over the years and the EMT progra was taught at a vocational level and was only a 15 week course but boy soe of those guys were way smarter and faster to get things then soe of the 2 or 4 year paramedics. Most of them supplemented their time doing search and rescue and volunteering at so many things they picked up far greater knowledge then what was taught in classes.
I a a firm believer in experience versus learning! Especially when it comes to human nature as I have found so many ties each case is individualized and you just cant follow any kind of protocol. Live and learn.
Thanks again to all for the warm welcome.
Thanks for the welcoe Chutz! I sure hope I can take as much as I can give here as almost every step of this CP life from having to accept that I was to getting my SSDI has been backed and supported by online friends as well as the mass amount of imformation gathered here and there. Had it not been for web sites and supports forums I am not sure how I would have made this far in this CP thing you know?
Being new to CP was by far one of the most difficult things or times in my life ever and sad as it is so many have no good support in real life out there. Being able to go somewhere and vent and ask questions and get real answers,and someties to just to being there is the number one most important part of accepting and living with CP isnt it?
Thanks again and everyone here has been so kind and warm in their welcome I already feel at "home" here. Thats a WOW as I belong to several forms and have found myself visiting only here for the past few days!
Thanks for the warm we;come TexasJen! I know there were days early out I would have lost my mind if I had not found online support since I sure didnt get any from home!
Looks like you and I have alot in common other then the married part( mine ran for the hills) after I became a CPer and that happens so so much doesnt? Anway I have 2 dogs as well as 2 cockatiels and went yesterday to look at a Macaw someone has for sale and will make a decision today on whether I am up rehabing this 12 year old wonderful bird! He was gorgeous but has been abused in his short life as well as totally ignored by his current owner due to her work schedule and has started acting out in ways that may or may not be reversed for him.
He literally is eating her out of house,woodwork,couch,books,pics, he is really really bored and somewhat angry I would say due to his aloneness hours.
Anyway, just thought I would share that bit with you and a little leery of him and how he might react to other birds you know? He is a really good deal for me anyway although my kids think plunking down a grand on bird and all his accessories is nutty of me. I have gained so much therapy from the others thru the years they have no understanding and my 2 babies are worth far far more to me then money. All in all the grand for a 3 grand bird not to mention the other grand worth of housing is a deal.
Thanks again for the welcome!