Snowbunny please read

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 16804
   Posted 5/17/2011 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Snowbunny, I see that you are back at the forum and have been posting. Welcome back it is really good to see you again.

I am thinking the last time we spoke with you, you were considering doing some part time work? Did that work out or what? Please take a minute and update us on what has been happening in your world and how you are doing.

Again, good to see you back.
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 3557
   Posted 5/17/2011 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Straydog!!! Thank you so much for that wonderful post!'s great to be back here...

I am still going back and forth with deciding on working full time or going for disability...I am so torn...So I've been doing some part time work for now...good memory:)..

I also just got out of a 6 month relationship from a man I met while walking my dog:)...We both decided that it wasn't meant to go forward...but we truly adore one another...and he is a wonderful man where we stay close friends...

It was my first try at a relationship after my divorce almost 5 years ago...and obviously while being a chronic pain girl...LOL...He was very loving and caring and always showed great empathy for me...So he has set the new GOLD standard for what I am looking for in a partner next time around!...

Thank goodness we are friends since he has a motorcycle and that is just one thing that I cannot give up doing with my neck once in awhile, no matter what!!

So..I'm in limbo right now with what to do financially...My PM Dr. wants me to go on full disability...I just don't know if I can give everything up that we shall see..

I know I have you and some others on here that are experts in helping me through that and the legalities...

I have been popping in to look from time to time to see how everyone is doing...Welcome SE to his new 'title'..:)..

Thanks again for welcoming me's such a loving community here and I look forward to meeting more of the newbies as well!!

SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 2265
   Posted 5/17/2011 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to welcome you back too Snowbunny. It's good to see you post again. You take care and I hope that you're having a low pain night.

love and hugs
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 3193
   Posted 5/18/2011 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to see you posting again.... as you can see - you were missed.  :)
Sorry things are in such limbo right now w/ everything.... I hope you'll figure out what is best for you and your situation.  It's so hard to make decision re: the future when dealing w/ a chronic illness/pain, isn't it? 
But, thanks for sharing, too, re: your relationship.... Even though that particular relationship didn't work out long term - I'm glad it showed you what you want/need for future relationships... and I'm glad you two are still able to be friends.  I think that is awesome - and says a lot about both of you. 
So - welcome back and hope you'll continue posting..... Talk to you more soon! --Tina
Dx: Disabled due to many, many health/pain issues
Meds: Heart meds, Effexor, various Pain Meds (I've literally been on them all)...and on the list goes; intrathecal pain pump candidate

Personal: Christian wife and mom; I have six sons...and two "surprise" blessings - identical twin daughters (born 9/2010)

Screaming Eagle
Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5005
   Posted 5/18/2011 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
           Just a quick "Welcome back"...and I do remember you from a while back! I'ts good to see you posting again. Thanks for supporting the members! We all appreciate it! wink
       SE wink
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum

Weekly Quote!

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together"

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 16804
   Posted 5/18/2011 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Snowbunny, you have been a busy lady it sound like. Its a shame the relationship did not work out but to end up being good friends says an awful about both of you. Sometimes that good friendship can go a very long ways.

So you did go back to part time work, good for you. I don't remember what kind of work you do, I just assume whatever it is, its ok with any limitations you may have and thats great. How do you feel about full time work, do you think you are ready for that at this point or what? If you feel you can do it, then by all means, if the job is there and available and you feel you can do it, go for it. Jobs are so scarce these days.

You know I think in the beginning we all have this bad taste in our mouths about filing for SSD. I never viewed it as giving in or giving up, I looked at it as part of an early retirement. And one thing about SSD, it is not permanent, meaning if a job came along that you really wanted, you could apply and if you got the job notify SSD office that you have returned back to work. I am sure they would continue to send check monthly which could be returned back to them until they got their ducks in line. They do have what is called the Ticket to Work Program, but that thing has lots of stipulations and clauses in it and you really have to be careful with it. I am thinking you cannot return to work doing your pre-injury employment and something else. It certainly is not the end of the world having to apply, just another chapter in our book. I was lucky and had no problems getting my SSD and had my first check by the 7th or 8th month.

I am really so glad to see you back and posting. Please take care.
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:39 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,711 posts in 329,383 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161846 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Ferran.
114 Guest(s), 1 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details