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Chutz
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   Posted 4/7/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are joining us for the first time...welcome aboard! We love having everyone join in...it's just more fun that way. If you are new to this part of the Chronic Pain forum then here's what we do. Each day we post a topic to discuss at our Koffee Klatch. So, what's a Koffee Klatch??? The dictionary definition is "A casual social gathering for coffee and conversation." Well, you choose your beverage and time and we'll be here with a topic of conversation each day. We promise not to talk about pain and misery...we have enough of that already. So please join us whether you just joined or have been here for many years. Everyone is welcome and treasured!

So.....this might make you think a bit...What are three adjectives which describe you? Yikes!! smhair No please be kind to yourself. Tell us something good that describes you.


OK, this IS hard cause I'm still thinking...lol shocked OK, here goes and you may not believe some of them but they really are true. Remember we only see each other here online and we all are likely somewhat different in person. For me the three words would be:

Vulnerable
Sensitive
Thoughtful

I think all 3 of these come partly with age and life experiences.

OK, your turn...what 3 words describe you???
Chutz
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White Beard
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   Posted 4/7/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Well when I was in Nursing school I got one of the best compliments I have ever received in my entire life and it meant so much to me, that I tear up when I think about it, My one Nursing instructor, who was very very good but very very strict, anyway at the end of clinicals for her Chronic Illness class, in an open class critique she told me that she thought I was the most compassionate nursing student that she had ever had in all her years of teaching and in any of her classes! She said she never seen anyone have more compassion for their patients than what I did! I have never forgotten that! And I value that more than jsut about anything it really touched my heart! And all I can say is I hope that is still true! So I would like to think that the three words that best describe me, would be:

Compassionate
Thoughtful
and Caring

White Beard


 

I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!

Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)

Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


skeye
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   Posted 4/7/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Intense/Determined
Responsible
Caring

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 4/7/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard - those words are definitely still true of you! And Chutz I found it interesting you listed "vulnerable" something positive, as I would agree!

Ok, my three.

Intelligent (a former student of mine told me he thought I thought so much I gave myself a headache!)
Caring

and because Chutz is allowing us to choose our own beverage (hiccup...excuse me...)

Chilled out!

PaLady

mrsm123
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   Posted 4/8/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
PA Lady,
If you forget the other two, are we allowed to add them in for you? I would add
Heart of Gold for you and compassionate/giving as your other two.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.


White Beard
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   Posted 4/8/2009 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   

mrsm123

Where are your 3 words that describe you? wink

White Beard


 

I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!

Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)

Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


LLPLUV
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   Posted 4/8/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with White Beard on this one. It brings tears to my eyes also. I have had one person who brought me to my knees on the floor literaly.  It was my father in law.  We moved from Washington State (Fort Lewis) back to Tennessee for reasons that were not good.  My father in law who I had only met once was dying of bone cancer.  My husband wanted to be with his father so we left my family in Washington to move us, (by car 2600 miles) 3 kids and a 150 pound dog across country.  Thats a whole story meant for later.. yeah
 
Anyways he really didn't like me.  Thought I was to northern, not a very good house keeper, to girley for I love keeping myself in shape and keeping my nails perfect, and felt I let my husband help around the house to much.  Before he got to sick and he could still perform, (my husbands whole family has spent there life on stage, musicians) he would send out his love for his two most favorite women in his life, His wife and my sister in law.  I was always forgotten during family dinners and never invited to there gatherings.  I just went and smiled for my husband.
 
To the story.  Its kinda long so bare with me.
 
He started to become really sick.  By this time my mother had moved to Tennessee. Her and I would go down and let my mother in law go run errands.  We stayed with him.  Soon while my husband went to work (I was a stay at home mom) I had to stay at my father in laws house throughout the day.  Just in case I had to call him when the time was near.  Hospice came and went on a daily basis.  At night I would cook his favorite meals, I would freeze serving sizes for both of them for a whole week(father and mother in law)  I would wake up early get my kids off to school and drive the 25 miles to his house.  I would do their dishes, clean their house, feed my father in law his chocolate pudding he loved so much.  I researched and found the best made lotion ($30.00) for his feet and legs that were hurting and flaking so I could rub his legs and feet down.  There is a picture of us in this position that makes my husband cry.  My sister in law who was his favorite never came over thoughtout this ordeal. (she lived 1 block away, always a headache or something)  Soon it came to the point that he knew it was close.  I had moved him to his favorite chair so that he could see out the window and eat his pudding.  The kids were all outside with my husband doing yard work but they were really playing catch more than anything.  Bob looked at me just kinda stared for a few moments.  He reached into the side table and pulled out something in a box.  Just handed it to me.  He wasn't a man for many words.  I opened it and it was a magnet that you put on a referigerator.  With and angel and a poem. This poem was about hidden angels that come along once in your life.  The angel that comes to you in your passing.  He looked at me and said "Your my Angel" I cried so hard with my head in his lap. Boy I'm crying now!!!!  My father was a really bad man so to have this man finally like me was overwhelming.  He passed away 4 days later.
 
My husband said years after my father in law passed that (kinda funny it was just last week) his dad finally saw into me.  He tried to explain to me his father was of an older generation and they thought so differently.  My husband told me what he thought his father saw.
 
Loving
Compassionate
Forgiving
 
It just breaks my heart to know we had such little time together.  BTW my sister in law didn't even come over to the house the day hospice told us he was going.  She was tired.  I will never believe anyone who says she just dealt with it differently.  No shes just plain ole selfish!!!  Someday got another story about my 6 week old nephew we were going to adopt that was living with us but let my brother in law adopt him. (my sister in law is 20 years his senior he would never have children)
 
Ok theres my novel whos next   turn
 
Laurie
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD


BigLucy
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   Posted 4/8/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure it's totally me, but years ago I was listening to a lecture on "spirituality" or something and the person giving the lecture stated there are three things to live by: Is it the truth, Is it necessary, Is it kind. I got truth down big time. Funny, but honestly, being kind is the most challenging, something to alway work on.

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/8/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
1. Conscious - I'm awake therefore, I'm aware.
2. Comical - hehehe...
3. Carefree...not always though....
If these don't work, then fix it....or better yet fix me....hehehe.....
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Danimal
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   Posted 4/8/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
hmmm...I think:

1. caring/sensitive
2. funny
3. silly


Danimal

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http://chronicstimulation.blogspot.com/

Chutz
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   Posted 4/8/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I love your answers and what a great bunch of folks to hang out with!! Next time we get 'down' maybe we need to come back to this page and reread these lists...especially the one we wrote on ourselves.

Chutzie
Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
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Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Insulin dependent diabetic, PTSD, dermatitis herpetiformus, osteoarthritis and a few other side dishes.
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Happiness is something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for."
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/9/2009 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   
ok ... here goes:

Creative
Intuitive
Tardy
rolleyes

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 4/9/2009 4:22:58 AM (GMT-6)

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