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Posted By : rehabnurse - 8/3/2007 10:40 AM
Hi Guys (and gals)

I am back. I know a few of you knew I was going for an exam (which i PASSED) for my master's degree goal. I am well on my way, but this was a very important part of it. I also was on vacation for a few weeks, which was good.

So, I just wanted to let those people who know me to know that I am back.

I hope everyone is doing well. My pain has been horrible, but I had a great visit with my doc yesterday, and got it all figured out.

Posted By : TDoern - 8/3/2007 11:20 AM
nice to have you back :)

"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)

Posted By : Stella Marie - 8/3/2007 4:49 PM
I am so glad to hear that you passed a major step towards your master's degree. It is great that you were able to accomplish such an impressive goal while battling non-stop pain and continuous health set backs. As a fellow pain sufferer, I know that you must have had to work twice as hard as the other students to meet your accomplishments. It is so hard to study, read, research and write when pain has the best of you. We are all proud of you.

Stella Marie

 Dx:  Rare rapidly progressing neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy (brain rot, autonomic system failure, neuropathic pain and a whole lot more).  Added improvements:  Intrathecal pump, spinal cord stimulator, oxygen and a nice shiny power wheelchair with a horn and all the trimmings!  At this rate I could almost be bionic by Christnas.


Medications: Sinemet, Requip, Klonopin, Baclofen, Provigil, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Fentanyl patches, Dilaudid, Fentora/Actiq, Zofran

(The cost of these meds are unbelievable and could feed a starving nation for a month or longer!)

Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.  Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God......


Posted By : baseballmomof3 - 8/4/2007 10:09 AM
Hey Rehabnurse - so good to know you are back on here.  I have missed reading your posts.  Congrats also on your exam.  How much longer until you finish with your Master's degree?  I have often thought about going back for mine just so I could teach nursing but......maybe one of these days!  Anyway, glad you are back!
Stella Marie - just wanted to say hello.  Your posts always brighten my days.  You are the most positive person - I imagine you are so much fun to be around!
Hope you both are having great days!  Thank you both for always making me smile!

DX:  Migraines since June, 2006, kidney stones
RX:  Daily - Verapamil, Trileptal
PRN:  Relpax, Prednisone, Dilaudid, Lortab, Lidocaine Nasal Spray

Posted By : SkyDancer - 8/5/2007 3:50 PM
Hello Rahab nurse.
Congradulations from another MSN nurse!! Good luck with the rest of your studies!



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