+ Tuesday Koffee Klatch (VENT)

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
      If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum. idea   We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is pain involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.

     But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed...  turn   So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
(We sure do miss you Chutz)
      I am going to bend the rules a bit today.....
     We are mentally and emotionally much stronger than those around us. What seems like life altering events to our loved ones, is more like a unique challenge to us. When we are faced with an impossible task, we break it down into individual smaller tasks so that we are able to still achieve our goals and complete the task at hand. Maybe it is because of all this that we are expected to deal with utterly ridiculous situations.
     Its time to VENT family. We all know we are treated as though we were impenetrable mountians of strength. As though we are somehow better able to deal with the tacky, infuriating, and down right inappropriate statments and action of those around us.     
  Its time to VENT dear friends. So we can forgive and forget as best we can.

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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Post Edited (Dani Henson) : 7/20/2010 9:38:44 AM (GMT-6)

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   



      I just HATE it. What is WRONG with people anyway?!?!?!

     There I am, I find out I have a fellow chronic illness friend. She has sciatica, I am excited because I know how important it is to have someone in your life who really does understand. And what happenes next......?

     "At least YOU are being treated and given pain medication." "Atleast someone will listen to YOU." "I have so much more pain than YOU, I am just able to hide it better. You are on medication and I am not." "You just don't understand how much pain I am in. You have it so easy."

................................................... mad

     Who cares who is in how much pain or who is "worse or better". That isnt what chronic illness is about. Pain is subjective. Each mans 10 is truly their understanding of the most extreme pain they have been in. We are ALL equal in pain. Hey, I know how much problems in the spine hurt!! I know how hard sciatic pain can be! (*duh* I have a progressive spinal deformity!!!) What the heck is this whole "atleast you" every other sentence? I guess I make my medical problems look easy?? Sheesh. Remind me never to be that bitter and angry about the world. *shiver*


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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Retired Mom
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   Posted 7/20/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
nono  You're not working anyway....it's not any more trouble for you to keep my child too....you are always hurting somewhere....you take too many meds....you don't have anything else to do so you can go to my house and fix my computer, pick up my meds, look up how to fix something online, help me with my school, help me create a presentation, create a PowerPoint from my vacation, take me to the airport, pick me up from the airport, print my pictures,order my supplies, check my mail, etc...and lastly...there is no reason you can't be "name the place" because you don't have anything else to do.  UGHGHGHGHGHGHG mad
Retired Mom

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   Posted 7/20/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I am too busy to help.
You need to exercise!
you need to lose weight!
you take too much medicine!
stop sleeping all the time!
you sleep too much!
toughen up!
why is the house a mess?

Chronic Lyme Disease,Fibromyalgia, CFS, PCOS, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, bulging discs to name a few

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   Posted 7/21/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I was going to add to these lists, but I realized that in all honesty....I have it pretty good. I have an amazing husband, caring family and friends, lots of love and support from those around me and no one (not even my employers) who drags me down or impacts my life negatively.

I'm blessed beyond belief with so many good things in my life - so I try very hard to focus on the positives, and remove the negatives from my life as quickly as I can.

I hope everyone is feeling as well as possible. I'm sending good thoughts and love out to all of you!

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9607
   Posted 7/21/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
You need this procedure, it's proto call and expected...(yeah, by whom....
I ain't no freakin lab rat.......
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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