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morning joy
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 8/22/2010 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone
I just joined healwell yesterday and thought I would pop in and say hi. I live with RA and am in some kindn of pain all of the time. I do remicade every eight weeks. I try and stay busy. I look forward to talking with all of you here on the forum Take care and I will be back soon. :-)

(I gave your post a title so more people will come by to say Hello)

Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 8/22/2010 10:20:23 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 8/22/2010 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Morning Joy!

And welcome to the CP family. This truly is a family type of atmosphere here as we look out for each other. I'm sorry that you are having to deal with RA as I'm told it's a miserable disorder. Like many I have OA and that's bad enough. I also hang out at the Fibromyalgia forum since that's another side dish I garnered over time.

Do you have a good doc who is willing to help you with pain management? There is no need to suffer if you have a good team of health care specialists. That doesn't always mean taking pills but it can be in any form that is compatible with your desires. I doubt any of us will ever be 100% pain free but we can have the pain reduced to a point where we can enjoy day to day living and have a rich life.

Nice to meet you and I hope to see you a lot in here!

Mrs. Dani
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2787
   Posted 8/23/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
   Dear Joy,
      Good morning. I am so glad you came to join us. My name is Dani and it is very nice to meet you. I hope you find Healing Well to be a fun and relaxing environment to be in. I look forawd to knowing you better over time.

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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White Beard
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3702
   Posted 8/23/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
morning joy
Welcome to Healing Well Chronic Pain Forum!  Well it is no fun to be in pain all the time, and I am sorry that you have to experience that! But I am glad the you found this site! I think you will find, like so many of us have, that this site, has some of the most caring and compassionate people that you will find anywhere on the internet! We all have one thing in common that we share, and that is chronic pain!  So when you come to this forum, you are not alone! You are among friends that can truely empathize with you and understand what it is like to have pain and to have to live with it 24/7 and what affects it has on you, and they way  you live your life! And although we can not fix or heal you, we can give you our ears and attention, and listen to you, we can share in your frustrations,  your times of being down, and also the good times! What ever you want to share with us! When you are really hurting and frustrated  with your pain this is an excellent place to come and vent, and hopefully it will lighten your burden and just maybe make things a bit more bareable for you!
 Again I Welcome you to our fourm and our family here at Healing Well! I hope that you will post often and become an  active member of our family!
White Beard
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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 I am White Beard with a White Beard!

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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 594
   Posted 8/23/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to our family! I am sorry for the reasons that you needed to find us, but I am sure you will find our community to be a wonderful and welcoming place to be!! I am not feeling real great today so I am sure we will talk more but I just wanted to say welcome!

Take care,
Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3089
   Posted 8/23/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Morningjoy,

Welcome to the HW family! You'll soon discover how fantastic this place is (if you haven't already). Everyone here is so kind and caring, and wonderfully understanding. This is a great place to come to get advice, feedback, and most importantly, support. I hope you stick around!


morning joy
Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 8/23/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone
Thanks so much for the warm welcome. I will post as often as I can.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 416
   Posted 8/23/2010 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I welcomed you on the last post but am here to welcome you again. Nice to meet you and hope you post here often. Vent, share stories, give advice, it's all great!! Take care, Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 703
   Posted 8/24/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome morningjoy nice to meet. Im glad that you joined we have a great unit here kinda like a family. hope to hear from you soon and take care. been a memeber for a while and met so many great people. im sure you will to Twiggy2 :-)

Multi Level DDD, Spinal Stenosis, Osteo Arthritis, Chronic Depression etc.


Zoloft 100mgs once daily
Tylenol #4 6-8 times daily as needed
Hydromorph Contin 3mgs once daily if needed for breaktrhough pain.
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