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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
This is my first post so bear with me.  I'm 52 yrs. old and still working part time (it's getting more difficult all the time to work though).  I've been diagnosed with ddd, osteo, fibromyalgia and have had chronic pain for about 9 yrs.  Can't keep track of all the drs/specialists I've seen and how many times they have shot me up in various parts of my body.  I have had fusion surgery on L-4/5 & C-5/7.  Today I'm having another MRI w/contrast on my lumbar spine cause rhuemy can't make it feel better.
Anyway, I've been checking out this website for some time now and finally decided it's time to join in the discussion.   I do have more questions but don't want to make this post too long.  Thanks for all the information you've given while I was in the silent mode. 

White Beard
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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Wecome to the Forum you have definitely came to the right place! But I am sorry that you have reasons to even have to be here! With that said though, since you said you have been checking out this website for sometime now, you must know that we have a great group of very caring and compassionate people here, that are more than willing to listen and help and support you! So bsjaguar again I Welcome you to the family!

White Beard
  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

gentleman k
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   


A hearty welcome to our site. I think you will enjoy. It's always nice to be able to have people to vent your frusgtrations to and who understand what you might be going through. It's nice to know that we all here care for one another. Glad you have come aboard and wishing you lots of luck and good health.

gentleman K

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/3/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for the welcome. Got my MRI and xray done this morning, will have results when I see my ortho surgeon on Friday. Let you know the results then.

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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Bsjaguar,
I also want to add my welcome to you. And as White Beard said, since you've been reading awhile you probably know how all this works. This is the greatest support system I've found and I don't know how I'd be surviving without it.

I'm so glad you decided to post. Feel free to jump in anywhere, and let us know more about yourself, or share your experiences. I really could relate to what you said about not being able to keep things straight anymore! Everytime I go to a new doctor now, I have to say I THINK I've got it all down, but honestly, I don't know anymore. Used to be able to keep it straight, but even with the computer I'm behind!

Again, welcome!

GentlemenK - I wanted to also welcome you. You might want to start your own thread and introduce yourself to the group. Maybe you have and I missed it - if so, my apologies!

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello! wanted to says welcome, but sure wish it was under better circumstances..cause chronic pain has a lot of
stuff that comes along with it, such as depression, ect...but there are a whole lot of good folks here..
Good Luck on your mri results and post when you get some info..
Lots and lots of soft hugz..
Jaguar, cool another cat..

Chartreux is a (CFA) cat breed......
Hugz to you too gentleman K, nice to meet you too.....
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's and Ocular Migraines


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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 6/3/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to our oasis in the sea of pain...lol I truly am glad you have joined us. This is a wonderful family of people who not only understand what you are going through, but who care. Join in any and all conversations including our daily Koffee Klatch for a bit of fun.

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Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Insulin dependent diabetic, PTSD, dermatitis herpetiformus, osteoarthritis and a few other side dishes.
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 6/3/2009 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Bsjaguar, Along with the others, welcome. It sounds like you joined us but now are adding you comments to ours. It is unfortuante that you have the qualifications (CP) as the price is expensive in terms of pain, lost sleep, limited abilities, unfulfilled dreams, ok I'll stop as I don't want to depress you. This is a great place to find encouragement, hope, insight and great information. As PAlady stated, join in on the discussions and wse look forward to hearing more from you. Blessings!

Sam Roberson Jr
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 6/3/2009 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
        just wanted to say welcome and that I have had some very good advise from the "family" I have made here on Healing well, I hope that you will stay with us here.
tying to make it one day at a time....corney right

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   Posted 6/4/2009 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Bsjaguar, I want to welcome you to the forum. I am glad you decided to introduce yourself to us and join in. I am sorry that you are having a reason to be here,but glad you found us. I remember when I stumbled upon it one day. I never knew anything about this site. I was sooo glad when I did. It has been such a huge help and inspiration to me. I do think you will enjoy it here. It is such a wonderful family full of hope, encouragement, compassion, and tons of endless support. Post as often as you want to. And I do hope that you become as satisfied as I have been being a part of this wonderful group of people.

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 6/5/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bsjaguar,

I also want to welcome you to HW. If you've been reading for a while, then you certainly know how wonderful this site is! Everyone is so compassionate & caring, we're like a family; I'm glad you finally decided to join us! I hope the MRI provides you with the information you're looking for! I know all to well how frustrating it is not to know the definitive reason behind your continued pain!


Also, welcome gentleman K!
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