A big gold star would go to my husband Ray. He takes fantastic care of me in every possible way without any complaints at all.
Another gold star would go collectively to my family and friends - who never make me feel different or feeble or useless.
A third gold start would go to my cat Dorie, who consistently cheers me up with her antics, and who always seems to know when I need a cuddle.
and finally, a gold star to the forums here as a whole. What a great community we have and what an amazing place we can come to, when we're feeling like no one else "gets it". As much as my husband or friends or family go out of their way for me, they can't truly understand what it's like to be in pain every minute of every day. Here, everyone understands, and that is gold star material to me!
Great question and one I loved answering. Thanks Dani!!
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