Hey TMJPAIN, we have something in common...I love beading too. I have been doing it for several years now and I hope to sell my creations one day... I'd love to see some of your creations...
I am a 41 (42 on April 19th) single mom living in Mt. Juliet, Tn. I have a 15 yr. old son named Tyler..He's a handful!! I haven't worked in a long time because of back trouble..now a diabetic! I am in the process of trying for disability...not fun! I love beading, reading JD Robb books...James Patterson.. The weather in Nashville sux today...we had a Tornado early this morning about 30 miles away...
I hope you and the rest of my friends here have a great day..
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy/Spinal Fusion(Lumbar)
120 mg. Methadone daily /15 mg. Oxycodone as needed
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin 850 mg. twice daily (so far)
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full 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
Oh it's so much fun reading about everyone and really getting to know you. We often get caught up in talking about our pain and forget about the great person that is underneath that pain. We may think that we are worthless and what can we do with all the pain that we carry. But when we start thinking about it and saying it we may realize that there is a great person under that pain who still has interests, hobbies and dreams!!
Hope to hear from more of you!!
You forgot to tell us all about yourself.
Congrats on doing that article!!!! Good for you!!! We need to get our word out there!!! Chronic Pain is important and it can define us in our daily struggles.
I've written to Oprah to see if she can help.
21 years old...Systemic Lupus 11/07, lupus nephritis 01/09, raynoids 03/08, Carpal Tunnel 03/08
Sarah Going though Chronic Pain
VIEW IMAGEI love my life as a mommy and a wife!