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Chutz
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   Posted 5/29/2010 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Why are we here? I suppose that sounds like a mighty dumb question but I'll bet there are nearly as many answers as there are members. We come for support and to support others.

When most of us were diagnosed we had no idea that we were in for the long haul. We probably didn't absorb the concept that "chronic" meant forever. Pain 'forever'??? How can we even contemplate that? Well, one way is by taking our lives in small pieces. Maybe one day is all you can handle at at time. For others just managing one hour is mentally a huge load. But many people do fairly well yet on occasion need someone to hold them up and remind them they are not alone.

So, we come here for support...BUT, if we didn't GIVE support then this format wouldn't work at all. Most people who come here and see the warm and caring family that we are quickly start giving of themselves. We find that by offering our experience to others and sharing our compassion that it takes our mind off of our own misery and pain. That's a true win/win situation.

Yes, there are a few who come only for the taking side of the equation. They come to this forum, and others, only for the attention be it valid or not. Some even invent their illnesses to gain pity and self gratification. I'm sure we've all seen this type before. It's a sad lot that feels the need only to be takers when most everyone here are such warm givers. We're not a Facebook or Daily Journal, we're not here to make up stories about our misery, but we are here to share and to offer our aid to those who also suffer.

I'm so proud and honored to be a part of this wonderful group of caring and loving people. The takers?? Yes, they come too but I can greet them and then move on and ignore the drama. This type needs help that I'm not qualified to give. A marvelous gentleman named Peter started this forum many years ago because he too suffers and his intent was and is to have it a place for support...that means, in my opinion, the support that goes both ways. Giving and taking. That's what we have and I'm thankful for this place to call my second home and my family!

Thanks to all of you for your caring support of everyone in our CP family. You bring my days alive.

Warm hugs,
Chutz smilewinkgrin
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QTKaren
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   Posted 5/30/2010 2:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Ahhhhhhh Chutzie.....well said. So I see your up,me too with a bad tooth. I had a nice day with the grandkids and they always let me know why I keep fighting.this thing called chronic pain. Ive been a bit of a pain here lately but I know how much the support has ment to me. And I intend to take some much needed advice here. If I could just stop hitting the walls at super speed lol. You take care Chutz. We love you and need you and this family will live on forever in some way. Night night.....

Karen
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Mom of one gramma to 4 lover to One
 
 
Fibromyalgia,IBS,Stroke x3,endometriosis,Diabetes type 2,neuropathic pain,high blood pressure,severe nausea,atrophy,chronic pain,over 30 surgeries,torn hip joint,hypoglycymic
 
 
 
 


Retired Mom
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   Posted 5/30/2010 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Chutz,

I like the point that you made very much. I do hope, however, that you weren't referring to me removing my posts on the vitamin D issue. It's just that the information was getting more and more confusing each time I tried to clear up my thoughts, so I decided to stop the drama and sort of "leave it at that". I'm not mad, frustrated, irritated, or angry and I certainly love my time here on healingwell.

Several weeks ago I spoke to my Dr about stressors that were out of my control and how I tend to take on stress from others that is unnecessary. He suggested removing myself from the situation and not discussing the issue anymore. Although this was a family thing we were talking about and is personal, I have adopted it into my life almost completely. It helps me a great deal not to get caught up in drama (if I remove myself from the equation). I did not do delete my posts on the vitamin d issue to spark drama, but to stop what was starting to make no sense to me. I choose to think that there was a missunderstanding of information and so I removed it. I don't always get the point across that I am trying to make because I am so direct in my responses. Sometimes they come across as curt or short and I do not mean for that to happen.

This forum has been a great deal of comfort in coming to grips with CP. Your are right that we are never prepared for it to be forever. I think most of the people here are wonderful and the conversation is very helpful. I honestly feel we get a great range of opinions and that it is important for each person to be able to see from another's perspective.

I'm very glad you make this thread.
Retired Mom


straydog
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   Posted 5/30/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Great post Chutz and I am glad you took the time to do it. This forum has been a great source of information and support for many people as Peter intended it to be. We are so lucky to have someone like him to come along and put something like this together for other people to share and enjoy. You are so right about the ones that come here under false pretenses with their bizarre stories. But those too, end up being weeded out when necessary, lol.

Hope everyone has a nice long weekend to enjoy, and yes with CP we can have some enjoyment in our lives, its there, you may have to look for it.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Chutz
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   Posted 5/30/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Retired Mom...

No, not at all...I wasn't referring to you. There are only a couple now and then who drift in and try to work over this forum, and other health care forums, and they are very obvious. I was mostly just thinking out loud about why we come here and what a wonderful place it is.

Chutz
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Blessedx8
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   Posted 5/30/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I loved your post, Chutz... :) Thanks for sharing!

--Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain (they called it DDD...but I don't know); migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation...


Retired Mom
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   Posted 5/30/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
wink  Thanks Chutz!  Just making sure.
Retired Mom


Chartreux
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   Posted 5/30/2010 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutz, for me I take it one day at a time, but night time hits me hard...
I would like to think that this site can help most people and that maybe the 'takers' might be able to learn things
from this forum too...Chutz you are a great inspiration (sp?) and I hope you get a low pain day soon...
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finallyreallycrazy
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   Posted 5/30/2010 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I for one am new enough that most of my posts are for information, but I do read that others and sympathize with all my heart! This is the first place I have found that I can ask, complain, be happy or positive, and no one thinks I am a faker....There are so many people that I know on a personal basis that it seems like they either just don't care or don't beleive me because
I am so young. The people I have encountered on this forum have been so informative and have helped lift my spirits. I really hope that the day comes that I can return that favor in the future. Everyone is so accepting...regardless. I guess all I can say is thank goodness I found this forum and the great people that are a part of it!
New MRI's show I have 3 GOOD vertabrae.  The rest are bulging, compressed, protruding or in one of the three spinal stenosis' in my back.  One stenosis in my neck and two in my lower back.  Fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, HORRIBLE memory problems, panic attacks, depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
 
Meds:  Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, Effexor xr 300mg 1xday, Robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 4xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN, Folic Acid, B12 and B6
 
 
 
 
 


White Beard
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   Posted 5/30/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie

I like your post, every since you invited me to come to this site, I have been forever grateful! I have found many new friends, and definitely some much wanted and need support when going through some very difficult times in my life, but I also found humility because as bad as I thought my problems were, there were always allot of other folks here with allot worse problems than me!!!. That is humbling to me, and heart breaking, maybe it is the nurse in me, I don't know what it is exactly?????, but I know I want to help them, maybe just a kind word of support, or asking some thought provoking questions, just letting them know they are not alone and I care, ( and I do care!) just extending a hand to others here, just as they have extended their helping hand to me on so many different occasions,......You know it makes me feel good to come here! Really Really GOOD!!!! I get back so much more back, than I can ever possibly give! And I am often so afraid that I can't or don't give enough!!! I know since the warm weather has set in (we were in the 90's again today,) I have not been posting near as much as I did in the colder months, but I didn't have grass to mow then either! I do feel bad about it though! But I still come here at least a few times a day, after all my family is here!! The family that you gave me Chutzie! And I like you Chutzie am also proud and honnored to be apart of this fantastic group a part of this family! And above all I want to Thank -You Chutzie for your friendship and guidance! oh yes and this thread!



White Beard

Draka
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   Posted 5/30/2010 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm here because it just feels so wonderful to be able to be with a group of people who understand what life is really like to be in constant pain.... that is all I want.....understanding.....it's just so darn frustrating because one can look fantastic on the outside but no one can see the inside.... I try so hard to always keep up a strong, brave front all the time... but I cycle.... it is hard to try to comprehend that "chronic" is forever and for me getting worse all the time.... I don't post often anymore but would like to.....
Slight reversal of the normal cervical curvature. Ther eis a 2mm antherolisthesis of C3 with respect to C4, a 2mm retrolisthesis of C5 with respect to C6 and a 2mm retrolisthesis of C6 with respect to C7
Degenerative changes present at multiple levels as follows:
C2-C3 osteophytes medial to the right intervertebral foramen and involving the right uncovertebral joint with minimal to moderate foraminal narrow.
C3-C4 herniation fo the disc medial to the right intervertebral foramen and encroaching uponthe medial aspect fo teh foramen measuring approx. 2.5mm in the AP diameter. There is marked compression of the right nerve root sleeve. There are osteophytes involving the right uncoverterbral joint with moderate to foraminal stenosis. There is minimal anterolisthesis of C3 with respect to C4
C4-C5 herniation of the disc in the midline measuring approx. 2.5mm in the AP diameter woth minimal flattening to the ventral aspect of the cord. There are osteophytes involving the right uncovertebral joint with moderate foraminal narrowing
C5-C6 posterocentral herniation of the disc measuring approx. 3mm in the AP diameter with flattening of the ventral aspect of the cord. There are osteophytes involving the right uncovertebral joint woth moderate foraminal narrowing. There is minimal retrolistesis of C5 with respect to C6
C6-C7 minimal retrolisthesis of C6 with respect to C7. There is minimal diffuse bulging fo the annulus measuring approx. 2mm in the AP diameter.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 5/31/2010 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutz,
Wow, what a great post! You hit every nail right on the head! I wish I could put things down on paper or my keyboard the way you do. I just can't get whats in my brain to flow out the way so many of our friends here do.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts w/ us.

Your buddy always,

Pete

antbuggey
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   Posted 5/31/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Chutz and nice to meet you....I originally came here because my sister was a member (damouthy1) She told me about this site and I came here and spent a lot of time just reading... looking for answers! I am not one to burden others with my problems, I have always been the problem solver....the one EVERYONE came to. The one who always listened and gave great advice but always took on all of my problems by myself....until now....until I starting feeling like I could not handle this alone and feeling like all I ever did was whine anymore! And feeling like no one understood! So after reading, and seeing that people do understand, I joined....just recently and have been amazed at the people here! So many have already helped me sooo much! I hope to be much more then just a taker, because that is who I am, but don't want to jump in to quick! I am new and don't want people to feel like I am pushy or something! I love to help even if it is just by saying I understand!! I am looking very forward to getting to know more of you better and being the one that helps someone feel better someday!

Take care of you.....all of you!
Beckey

tmjpain
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   Posted 5/31/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent post!!!
 
This place has helped me to continue my fight and never give up.
 
I have made some life long friends on this board.
 
I come here everyday for support.
 
Thanks to those that keep this place alive!!!
 
Amen!!!
   
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 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
   May 2010 to present taking DM, dextromethorphan, 4x/day, to continue to reset the receptors, weaning off of oxycodone as it did not help with my pain, pain continues to be terrible every minute of every day!
  Feb to end of April 2010:3 cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home, this was to try to break the pain cycle by resetting the receptors
 Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
 Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
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straydog
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   Posted 5/31/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Glenn, I understand what you are saying about some of the research and I sort of agree with it to a certain extent. I think a big part of that comes from what the person's mental makeup is about to begin with and how they deal with their problems as a whole. There are people that cannot deal with any type of illness or sickness in their life and when it happens they feel they will never be well again or the same and will dwell or spend too much time thinking about it. I have seen this happen before and it really does exist. sad but true.

Many can come to a forum such as HW and learn so much as well.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Retired Mom
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   Posted 6/1/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I honestly find HW to be a very informative place and I enjoy reading, so this is a great place to read and get to know people. Glenn has a great point in that people can get caught up in the online world in and of itself, however, when I found myself getting to that place, I simply took a step back and decided to stop for a while. I also made some changes in my life to combat getting involved in other people's drama. It works wonderfuly.

Glenn also made a point about people having more time (or less) to participate and I think that is true too. I find that when I am home alone I turn to HW to check on people and have adult discussions. I don't enjoy much TV (especially daytime stuff) and I have to take frequent breaks from any work around the house so HW fills a void there too. I can sit in the recliner and enjoy the benefits of companionship. This is especially important because I don't work outside of the home anymore. It's not dwelling on what hurts for me, but giving me the opportunity to speak with others who understand. It also helps me keep the complaining about pain in check with my friends and family (and believe me they appreciate it)!

In speaking with my Psych about social networking sites recently, he expressed that every one of his patients who participated in a specific one (which I won't name here for consideration of others who enjoy the site) has gotten caught up in the drama that inevitably unfolds. I don't use that site for the specific reasons he suggested. I do, however, find that the internet has given me invaluable information on medical conditions from infertility (over 10 years ago) to Back Surgery and now CP. Without informations sites (like HW), I would have never had my wonderful child, so I can honestly say that the benefits of such sites is substantial.

I do not block people (or at least I haven't yet) because I use the information that is posted to make informed decisions. It only takes a little while to determine if a person is a positve influence or a negative influence in your life. For the negative ones.... I either no longer respond or use the thread as a learning experience.

Chutz, thank you for such a thought provoking thread.
Retired Mom


straydog
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   Posted 6/1/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
RetiredMom very well put. This is the only forum I have ever belonged to and I do understand what Glenn was writing about on those studies about the effects of forums and illness and such. I think alot of it goes with the persons mental makeup and how they perceive either an illness or an injury in their life. It is healthy for everyone to take a break from here from time to time because of the nature of the forum. Kind of like getting fresh breath of air we all need that.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


BigLucy
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   Posted 6/1/2010 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
O.K. it's me isn't it. smilewinkgrin Don't we all read this and think, OMG, it's ME!  Well, maybe not all, but I have been out of touch b/c of having the worst six months; really people I'm saving you all from my doom and gloom--two surgeries, hospitalization, viral infection and several bouts of the flu all in six months will do that to you.  What made me really want to reply is the part of people making up CP for attention, really? REALLY?  I totally know that people do that, but I can't imagine why anyone would be so...........  I'm sorry my friends, but if I wasn't suffering, this wouldn't my first choice of entertainment or attention.  Good post there Chutz, made me get off my *** and post, cudos.

PAlady
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   Posted 6/1/2010 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a very interesting thread. Taking some intriguing turns. Thanks for starting it, Chutz. I do tend to be in agreement with Retiremom's post, and am glad Glenn raised the aspect of forums sometimes having a downside. I think it has to do with maybe getting too immersed in the negative aspects of our life for too long, and not take breaks and try to find some sort of a new life even with CP. I think for me HW has helped and is helping me to move through the process of facing the challenge that no, this isn't going away, and no, I don't like it, and so now what am I going to do with what's been handed to me?

I'm still not 'there" yet, but I believe I'm inching closer to some better level of acceptance, and maybe, just maybe, believing there might be some different life I can still make out of the chaos that exists now. I hope I'm making sense, as I'm just speaking my own ramblings!

I do think one important distinction between HW and other forums is the fact it's moderated, and the forum rules set up by Peter Waite. I think those components make all the difference in the world.

PaLady

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   Posted 6/1/2010 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Chutz for starting this thread.  I know it's pretty late, but I took a few days to get some fresh air so to speak.  I agree that some people can get set in on their illness  and it does them bad.  I am so glad that I joined this wonderful family.  You all have helped me when I was in soooo much pain that I didn't know what I was going to do.  Thank you all for being here for me.  I hope I've helped you all as much as you have helped me.  I'm still working at accepting this life with chronic pain that i've been dealt.  It's so hard to deal with.  Some days I feel so lost, but I do know that I'm not alone.  That's a very important thing to know, in my opinion. 
 
I hope everyone is having a low pain night.
 
love and hugs
Loretta
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety


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   Posted 6/2/2010 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I want to thank you Chutz for starting this tread too. It made me really think about my time spent here. I first found this forum awhile back before I was diagnosed with fibro and just kind of hung around the migraine/headache group. I didn't register and just read posts. The migraine group is pretty quiet from my experience (maybe it's because we always have a headache lol) it just doesn't seem as "busy" as here and fibro. Anyway, after I was diagnosed with fibro I jumped right in and wanted answers. That was when I registered and started asking questions. Now I feel guilty for not trying to support my fellow headachers! I was pretty selfish and your post today made me realize that! Once I started getting so many responses to my posts and realized how much everyone here cares, I then started to try and offer support. I just hope it isn't too little, too late. So I guess this is an apology for being so self absorbed. I have always been a caring person and usually the one people come to for answers and support, I don't know why being online was different. Thank you all for opening my eyes and showing me that you can make friends online and help others and be helped by others! This place is amazing!
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines


antbuggey
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   Posted 6/2/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey sis...you just made me think of a song.....to everything...turn, turn, turn....there is a season.. turn, turn, turn.....and so on....a time to give, a time to take....

that is what this forum is for and when you need to be "selfish" you can....however, I do not think you were being selfish! During that time you needed help but you were still helping me and you brought me here! Love you!

Take care of you!!

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 6/2/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
And "a time to sew and a time to reep!" That's me!!! Pete the farmerboy" I planted 29 tomato plants and 34 lettus plants just the other day! I know I'm late but it's my first garden since I moved to the country and I started everything from seeds when I saw the price of a tomato plant!!! $3.50 for a 6" plant> they'rte crazier than me!! My corn is late too but is over 2' and my watermellons have tons of flowers. I know this isn't "on topic" but those are some of the words to your song. I love the Birds version of it!
Sorry for jumping in but I'm so excited about my little farm thing!~!
Hugs to all!
Farmerboy Pete!

Chutz
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   Posted 6/2/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Everyone has so much interesting to share! The only thing I worry about is I didn't intend for anyone to feel I was referring to 'them' as being a taker. We all have our good and bad times and we need to be able to share whenever that happens. Plus we have our quiet times too...I certainly do. Those who abuse forums will continue to abuse them and that means Healing Well will get it's share....probably because we have the most caring people. I also think that over time those folks become obvious. We have a couple who cruise in and out over time, changing their name slightly. I know personally that it sure doesn't feel good to pour your heart out for a fellow sufferer only to find out they are a fake. Glad it's a rare occurrence.

Everyone's comments are what keeps me coming back. Honestly...have you ever seen anywhere else on the web that is as wonderful as this? We have our disagreements but rarely is it something we can't put behind us. That's another reason we shine!

Warmest Hugs to my Family!
Chutz
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   Posted 6/3/2010 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Well said Chutz! I agree that this place is wonderful, just brush off the bad eggs and move forward. We Rock!
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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