Posted 4/19/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Flower:

I just wanted to say a quick hello and welcome as I am having a bad day myself, but I look forward to "talking" to you again real soon.

Lorie
Posted 4/19/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks White Beard. Yes, I do think that pain does age a person--but, I also sometimes think that even though it is so difficult, it makes us more sensitive to how others are feeling (in general) on our lower pain days. Did that make sense?

Bluejet-Thank you too for the welcome. I hope that you have a better day tomorrow.

Thank you all again for such a warm welcome. The people who come her to share and to help really make this place so wonderful. I appreciate you!

Flower
Posted 4/19/2009 8:43 PM (GMT -6)
flower what you said makes perfect sense! I think it is easier to be compassionate and sensitive to a persons condition, when you have also experienced the same or similar condition first hand. Because you are not sympathizing with the person but instead you are empathizing with that person and there is a world of difference between the two!  Anyone can show  sympathy to somebody, but not everyone can show empathy! But here, at this forum you get "empathy" and as defined by Taber's cyclopedic Empathy is: "objective awareness of and insight into the feelings, emotions, and behavior of another person and their meaning and significance," Doesn't that pretty well describe most all the folks here? I am glad that you want to join us and become a part of the forum!
 
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

Posted 4/19/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Flower,

I will keep this brief because I am having a bad night, so this is a lot of effort to post. But I did want to welcome you to the CP board. I'm glad you finally joined in! I too spent a while just reading before I found the strength to post, but I am so glad that I did, the people here, the friends that I have made have been a Godsend! It is unfortunate that we all suffer from pain, but that is what unites us. As Palady said, we are a strong group. Stubborn, perhaps. We don't give up easily. I'm glad that you've joined our ranks! Welcome aboard!

Skeye
Posted 4/19/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Flower, I love your name! Welcome to the club> I'll catch up with you tomorrow, I just wanted to say hello before going to bed. I din't have time to post today! I'll catch up w/ you and introduce myself properly tomorrow!
Good night and welcome to our little family!
Your new friend,
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Thailand and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 

Posted 4/19/2009 11:43 PM (GMT -6)
Flower,
Ever since I saw your name it's been tugging at me that it sounded so familiar, and then I remember - Bambi! Please don't take offense! I loved that movie, alhtough I cried so when the mother died.

Just gave me a smile to think back. For me, it's been a lot of years!

PaLady
Posted 4/20/2009 12:00 AM (GMT -6)
Sorry to be late, but I wanted to says Hello or Howdy,
but I sure wish it was under better circumstances, those car accidents sure can plain put
sucks.........Never ever had a good car accident...anyway, there are lots of nice people here
so you picked a good place to come...
Lots and lots of soft HUGZ
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Posted 4/20/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)
Flower: Yes, I too offer a belated welcome. I too am married with no children (for many reasons). Empathy and compassion...the people here have it in spades...

PA lady...have the stuffed animal...got it from Disneyland...love "flower" too...heck I truly believe in flower power...I've got so many of them...

Again, Flower, welcome...
"The earth laughs in flowers"

Posted 4/20/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)
:)--flower power:)

Yes, accidents do suck. I've been in a few little ones as well (after the biggie) and even though they're not "major," they still have majorly made me feel awful.

Thanks again!

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