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challenged nurse
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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 10/8/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. I am from the Lupus forum but I have been chatting with some of you guys for a while. I have a few issue going on with me. I have been married for almost 11 yrs to an awesome husband but sometimes is to demanding of my disease and I have to wonderful sons that are very helpful. Sometimes I feel like I am a burden to everyone around me. I am only 35yrs old. I was n schol to get my masters in nursing when I had a stroke a few months ago. This has truly been a challenge for me but i am a fighter.

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   Posted 10/8/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
So Glad you came over to introduce yourself challenged nurse. It has been great chatting with you over the last week.

I know you will really enjoy everyone on this board. Very carying individuals with a wealth of information. We all have one commone and that is chronic pain. We are all here to support each other in good times and in bad. We are one big happy family.

So jump right in and make yourself at home!!

I hope you can have a low pain day!!

From one nurse to another.


One day at a time!!

Screaming Eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 10/8/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Nurse! Welcome to the forum!

We are glad that you have found us here, and we enjoyed visiting with you on chat.

I'm a little short on time here, but will try to post a better reply a little later for you.

SE wink

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 10/8/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I saw you in Chat the other night, I'm glad you posted...
A stroke can be very challenging to come back from, but I
hope once your better that you'll consider finishing your master as it'll be so worth it...
How old are your sons??? I have a daughter in University...She helps me out
when she's home on can reply back on this thread just click on the reply button on the left...
in the middle...
Nice to meet you, other will come along with lots of useful infomation...we
are a nice family...
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Challenged Nurse)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Healing Hugz
* 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"...


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/8/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   


Dear Nurse,

     Good morning! I am so glad you stopped by! *hugg* I have to say the one thing I noticed about you is that you have such an incredibly kind nature. You truly care what someone is going through and offer support to anyone who in need. You are a very unique woman.

     I am so sorry to hear about everything you have had to endure through. At one time my husband just didn't realize how bad things were getting for me. At that time I began taking him to my doctor visits. When he was able to be there so my doctors could explain what was happening he slowly began to change. Later on he ended up going with me to the psychologist and that made a word of difference. Does your husband come with you to your doctor visits?

     I can see I better watch out or I will ramble on and on half the morning! I am so glad you stopped by to give us a chance to know you better! You are in our hearts and prayers here.

*warm hugg*
      dani (from chat last night)

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

Chronic Pain Moderator

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 10/8/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Just want to say welcome and i look 4ward to getting to kno you better as we can hear more about you :)

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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 594
   Posted 10/8/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our family, I am sure you will fit right in! You have been through a lot and I am very sorry to hear that! Looking forward to getting to know you!

Take care of you!
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

White Beard
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3702
   Posted 10/8/2010 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
challenged nurse

I like the name it is very befitting of you! Yes you certainly are challenged! But have faith you have a bunch of new friends here that will cheer you on, and try to help you, and most certainly will support you, and definitely listen and lend you our ears! You are definitely not alone, and I might add that there are quite a few of us nurses here on the forum too! Admittly I have been out practice  for awhile, as I am on disability!  But you can take the person out of nursing,.... but you can not take the nurse out of the person! At least that is how I feel about it! My youngest daughter is just a little bit younger than you, and she is also a nurse! May I ask You?  Are you still able to work at with your condition? I don't mean to pry but how bad was your stroke, I know that Lupus alone can be a heck of a challenge! I admire you for going back to school to get your Masters! Never give that up! Follow your dreams! There may be  obstacles in your path, and a few detours along the way, and it might take you longer to achieve your goals, or you might even change your goals, but alway keep faith, and have hope, and who know what the future might bring!

Challenged nurse I am really sorry for all that you have been through, and the challenges that you have yet to face, but I really am happy that you came here to our forum, and I do hope you stick around we really do have a really great group of people here! I think some of the most caring and compassionate people that you will find anywhere on the internet! So You at least have another forum to come to, and share with us your burdens, as we will gladly help you in anyway we can to lighten them!

Again I say Wecome to our family! I do wish YOU all the BEST!!

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!

Post Edited (White Beard) : 10/8/2010 10:54:02 PM (GMT-6)

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