Oh, let's see here... I'm still sane. There's a big one.
The healing well community gives me an outlet to vent when no one else is going to understand what I'm going through.
They give me perspective that there are people going through just as much or more than what I deal with each day.
They give me friends when the ones I have had "pre-pain" disappear or become hard to reach.
The healing well community gives me ideas on what to bring up to the Dr at visits. They give me ideas on what to expect at these visits.
They help to explain what the Dr might have meant when he or she said such and such.
The forum gives me a distraction to go to so I don't just sit and "wallow" in my pain when I can't think of anything else.
They aren't going to get "topic fatigue" or "topic embarrassment" when I talk about symptoms and side effects.
I feel like I would have more pain, more stress, more depression, more anxiety, less control, less acceptance of my circumstances, less ability to cope if I did not have my family here at healing well. I am a better person because you are here.
You all even accept my typos and spelling errors at live chats!
Treatments: gluten-free diet, Cpap
Medications: omeprazole, probiotic caps; multi-vitamin supplement; docusate sodium, fiber chews; zertec, ferrous sulfate, cymbalta, lamotrigine, ambien, alprazolam, plaquinil, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, leucovorin calicium, folic acid, motrin, tramadol, pennsaid, aspercream, nasonex, albuterol sulfate inhaler