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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 9/25/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
** I have volunteered to do Koffee Klatch again, to help Chutz. If anyone, at any point, would like to do Koffee Klatch, please let me know. I will welcome the breaks and fresh ideas. Okay, here goes...**
Sunday Koffee Klatch
     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.
Daily Question:
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

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) : 9/25/2010 10:06:39 PM (GMT-6)

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/26/2010 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
That's a good question Dani! smilewinkgrin

I did not have the best of childhoods....was abused, shifted from children's home, to foster homes, one after another. I was belittled so much that I never felt that I would amount to much in life.

I do remember loving to watch the big airplanes flying over the house all this time...never dreamed I would one day be building them! If I could do it all over again...and had gotten to pick a profession...
.....it would be a Fighter Pilot....or some sort of Military job.

SE wink

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   Posted 9/26/2010 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to be an adult. My background was similar to SE and I became an adult at 16 or at least I was out on my own. When I finally sobered up in my late 20's I wanted to be a pastor as that was what the man who reached out to be did and that is what I did.

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 9/26/2010 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
A professional Fisherman!
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

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   Posted 9/26/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
A teacher. Dream came true.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 9/26/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
   I had a terrible childhood. No matter how bad things got (and it got bad in horrifying ways and I am so glad the worst one died in prison) I always wanted to be a mom. Strange no?

     I used to dream about all the little things I would do. My friends mom Joanne always had a kind word and hugg. She gave a hug to say hello, one for good bye, one just because you helped her with a chore. My other friends mom Billie always had something cooking and smelling oh so delicious! She always had room for me to come over for supper. Another friends mom, Lila always washing laundry for her 4 daughters and her house always smelled like dryer sheets and perfumed detergent. (Later I found out it was "tide" which I'm allergic to, but it still smelled so good). I remember Michael always had a small fire going even though he had a perfectly good heater. You could talk about ANYTHING with Kate. Even the really bad stuff. She always gave advise, huggs, and help to clean the slate. All along the way there was always some aspect about the families I saw and I swore in my heart I would do the same stuff one day when I had a family of my own!

I used to dream of having two daughters. I ended up with two daughters and teenage son. Funny how things work out. They are even better than what I dreamed they would be. They were well worth the wait!


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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   Posted 9/26/2010 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a bad child hood and dreamed of running away, sure wish I had....
I'm 1,200 miles away from home and liking it...........y'all are my family
* 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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   Posted 9/26/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a horrible childhood, but things got better in my teenage years. Honestly I really don't think I knew what I wanted to do until I was 19, which is when I wanted to join the military. In 1 more year at 20, I did join the military, for the simple reason that I wanted to be somebody important with an honorable career. I had worked dead end jobs and wanted to be someone that was respected. To add to this my grandfather served in World War 2, and I felt like joining kept his honor going, so there was some family influence involved. The military paved a great path of escape from my childhood, putting me in another part of the country....however, I couldn't escape that night terrors so that part followed me on my military travels. Overall the military taught me a lot: personal responsiblity, the decision making process, how to manage finaces, and that a good life can exist in whereever you call home. It sent me to college where i became smharter and earned an AA in general stupidology :P

It also served as the resume platform that got me my current job as a government contractor :)
I really wasn't the model soldier for the few years I was in the military. Actually even mid-swing I still hid behind the sham shield at times. I couldn't stand Sergeant E-5s, though by 2006 I was looking towards promotion to become an Sergeant just because people thought I "wasn't NCO material". Well in 2007, I got very serious about acting like a leader and it finally paid off as I did get promoted to Sergeant E-5, the very rank I used to despise! It was when I hit this rank that the Army life FINALLY made sense to me........atleast for a while. Earlier this year, things within the army started to become fuzzy and things began to seem nonsensical again, so 2 months ago I got out. I was already working as a full time government contractor and had switched over to National Guard (part time) so the military was becoming more of hinderance than anything else (especially due to the 12 hour shifts I work at my job).
MRI revealed a bulging disc w/gel lost at L5 and showed the bulge touching nerves, causing sciatica. Diagnosed w/ Arthritis which is responsible for joint inflamation pain. Treatment: Nucynta 50-150 mgs every 6 hours (schedule II narcotic, Mu Opoid agonist and NE reuptake inhibitor), Celebrex 100 mgs, Klonopin .5, Epidurals, Radio Freq nuerotomy (sept 8th, 2010)

Post Edited (grainofsalt) : 9/26/2010 10:34:32 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/26/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess i still am a child! Gotta say my childhoods been pretty good, despite health, I have the most amazing mum and friends :) one of my dreams has always been to be a professional horserider, but i also want to be a dentist or architect!
15 years old,
Chronic stomach pain with no diagnosis yet and lots of other things.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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   Posted 9/26/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
A veterinarian -- and I'm almost there! My vet school apps are due Oct 1st!


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   Posted 9/26/2010 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a very ordinary, middle-class childhood. I grew up in adolescence during the mid-late 70's (born in '69 ouch!) So...

One summer day, I remember instead of being asked to 'go outside and play' I was allowed to sit on the couch with my mom and her very demure and lovely Avon Lady. My goodness, I was in fairyland! All the perfumes I got to spray, the make-up, and the figurines! It was like a day at the spa for my 8 or 9 year old girlie girl mind. I felt so grown up and exquisite for being allowed to be a part of that.

I remember my telling my mom "oh buy this one. And THIS one too" I also remember her saying that she was going to MAKE me 'go outside and play' next time because she spent more money than she normally would with me there. lol

After that day, I wanted to become an Avon Lady and I would actually tell people that until I was probably in the 7th grade. (then I thought I was too kool for school)

Of course the joke was on me when *I* became an Avon Lady (as a side job) in the early 2000's. My mom was so proud of that gig more so than my regular job. She and my sister were my best customers.

Times got too hectic with my pain and I was spending my earnings on make-up for ME so I decided after 2 1/2 yrs. to quit. It still makes me smile to know that I did something that I said I wanted to do as a child.

Thanks for submitting the question Dani. Sure brought me back :-)

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   Posted 9/27/2010 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I wanted to be medical examiner. Yes I know its seems pretty odd but I was crazy about the show"quincy" on t.v. there was always clues to figure out and I thought working with the bodies was kewl too. I was are major junkie of all the magazines they had back then,that showed murder cases and interesting ceaths to find out. I didnt become a medical examiner once I found out how long you had to stay in school(i hated school). When I got married later on I did get to see some of it as my father in law was a mortition and my husband had been raised with his father and grandfather owning a funeral home. Most of the cases were just regular every day thing but occasionally my father in law got a kewl case to work on as he was also the chief medical examiner so my husband and I got to see first hand what was needed to help solve a murder. I have been divorced from my ex for 10 years and he never joined the family business. I surely do miss my father in law(he passed away a few years before I divorced) as he was a very good man and nothing like his devils spawn son lol. I am still kinda morbid as far as scary movies and I love true crime books like ones by Ann Rule and now my grandkids love scary stuff and they are total halloween fans!! but I'm really a nice lady so I hope you dont think my answer was too weird lol

Mom of one gramma to 4 lover to One
Fibromyalgia,IBS,Stroke x3,endometriosis,Diabetes type 2,neuropathic pain,high blood pressure,severe nausea,atrophy,chronic pain,over 30 surgeries,torn hip joint,hypoglycymic

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 9/27/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
A mother and artist. I wanted to be the "fun" mom who always has something fun to do with lots of love, food and wisdom. I wanted to be an artist and create things at home, so that I could always be there for my family at all times. My childhood was lonely and although not as difficult as others, was not loving, caring, or in any way supportive. It felt as though I was on my own for a long time, caring for my sibling and father after a divorce and left to my own devices most of the time. So I wanted to use my talents and stay home to show my children love and most importantly quality time to develop into the wonderful people they are meant to be.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw

Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and a kidney stone! Wait, future medial transcriptionist I must say ureteral calculus!
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