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   Posted 2/22/2012 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Tina (Momto8kids) smilewinkgrin

I'm so glad that we have you on board

Moderator - Chronic Pain Forum

Full body CRPS with spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bursitis, CTS, osteoporosis, multiple compression fx, disc bulges.

Oxycodone ER/IR, Topamax, Mobic, Somac, Cipramil, Midodrine, Vit D & C, SCS, baclofen/bupivacaine pump

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/22/2012 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
….that would be moderators…..Lindaloo is back as well.

We welcome them both with open arms!

Moderator Chronic Pain Forum

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"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."

Retired Mom
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   Posted 2/22/2012 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah   yeah yeah yeah Yea for Tina yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Glad to have you as a Mod!  All of our Mods are wonderful and it is great to add another smilewinkgrin
I appreciate all of the work you guys do for us here!  We could not ask for a better group of people to be looking after our board.
I know some of the issues may be difficult and I have been in the seat of needing to be "gently corrected" in the past myself.  I appreciated the moderators doing their jobs, even though it was me who needed the correction.  Often times we forget how important this board is to so many people.  It is becoming more evident to me as I see the new members every day. 
Thank you for all you do!
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Failed TLIF L5-S1, Miltiple Bulges/Herniations, Scoliosis, Pituatary Disorder, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery, Failed Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (now trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendonitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, & Vision Issues

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 2/22/2012 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Woooo hoooo Tina!

So happy to read this today!

RetiredMom is right, we could not ask for a better group of people for our moderators.

Thank you all for your hard work!
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, IBS, SI dysfunction, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety, 11 pelvic surgeries for pain, adhesions, endometriosis, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, and ovarian remnant syndrome.

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   Posted 2/22/2012 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Whoop whoop!!! (Doing the arm raising dance!) :):)

Exciting news...Tina...you have such a great prospective on everything and such a calm and kind way of writing your posts...What a great addition..

Lindaloo...we are very happy that you are returning!

I am so thankful for all our Moderators who work so hard when they, themselves are dealing with chronic pain, family, friends, work, and life in general...

Yea for HW having the best Mods out there!:)
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

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   Posted 2/22/2012 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeehaw Tina, I am so glad you decided to join the mod squad, lol. I have no doubt you will do a wonderful job like always.

Welcome back to you too LindaLoo.
Moderator-Chronic Pain Forum

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   Posted 2/22/2012 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Tina Tina Bobina, I cant think of a person more suited for this job than you, many congraulations, and I have no doubt that you will do a wonderful job, as you have already done so much for so many.
You go girl,
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

White Beard
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   Posted 2/22/2012 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Aboard Tina my friend! I think this is great news! I know you will do a Great Job! Lindaloo I am really glad you are back to, I do hope you are doing OK now,  you truely are a survivor with all you have been through!
White Beard
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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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   Posted 2/22/2012 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats to both of you! I am sure you both will do a great job.

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   Posted 2/22/2012 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Well, you all know how to make an exhausted mom feel really good, lol... Seriously, though - thank you for your kind words... I really appreciate it. Those that know me know that this board means a lot to me and I'm happy to help out in any way possible. It's offered me a ton of support and friendships when I've been at my best - and definitely at my worst.

Thanks again, my friends. Love, Tina
Moderator - Chronic Pain Forum

My faith and family sustain me even on my worst days... as well as my wonderful friends here at HW.

Health/Pain Issues - too many to list; feel free to ask

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   Posted 2/22/2012 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Also - a big welcome back to Lindaloo :)


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   Posted 2/22/2012 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Oops, Lindaloo my apologies - welcome back :)
Moderator - Chronic Pain Forum

Full body CRPS with spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bursitis, CTS, osteoporosis, multiple compression fx, disc bulges.

Oxycodone ER/IR, Topamax, Mobic, Somac, Cipramil, Midodrine, Vit D & C, SCS, baclofen/bupivacaine pump

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   Posted 2/23/2012 4:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! You'll make a good mod.

And Lindaloo - guess I never knew you left because I've not been around much. I knew of your health issues, so hopefully this means that's been resolved (I figure the chronic things are still there, sadly).

Hugs and Cheers to both of you!


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   Posted 2/23/2012 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Tina, you will do well as a mod.

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   Posted 2/23/2012 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Tina! Hope you enjoy being a moderator. Thanks for all your supportive messages, I appreciate them. Take care, Di xx

Heather Lynn
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   Posted 2/23/2012 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Tina, and welcome back Lindaloo! We have such great mods. :)
Fibromyalgia, low back pain/SI joint dysfunction, anxiety, obstructive sleep apnea, endometriosis, asthma

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   Posted 2/23/2012 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on being a moderator, and welcome back Lindaloo. I really appreciate all that our moderators do for us and our board.

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

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   Posted 2/23/2012 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Thanks for all your sweet words.... I truly feel I'm part of a great team of people that are very giving of themselves.... even despite many, many health/pain/life obstacles. I'm not only meaning the great moderators, but members, too... and the Admin (Peter) is the same way.... despite having multiple health issues, he gives back in so many ways - through HW, his blog, etc. It makes me feel inspired.

I've had several people say - how the heck are you doing this... w/ 8 kids, multiple health issues, etc. "You are superwoman".... I know that's meant as a compliment.... but the "supermom" myth was debunked many years ago for me, lol. I DID try to be that person for many years - and I think it contributed to me running myself into the ground.

I'm able to do this because I'm part of a great team.... and, also, it gives me a few moments during the day where I can focus on something else besides all that goes on here. I've always held some level of a "volunteer" job since I was 14 years old. I had to give all that up once I got really sick. So, for me, being here is such a way for me to do something I love - even w/ my health issues. Plus, I truly just love conversing w/ you guys, lol.

Take care all.... Love, Tina
Moderator - Chronic Pain Forum

My faith and family sustain me even on my worst days... as well as my wonderful friends here at HW.

Health/Pain Issues - too many to list; feel free to ask

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   Posted 2/24/2012 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Tina. I just emailed you.

Happy that Lindaloo is back.



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   Posted 2/24/2012 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
If Tina and Lindaloo can put up with me, then they are special :P I meann congratulations you two!
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   Posted 2/24/2012 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow Tina, that is awesome news! So happy for you. You will make a great moderator...but please don't spread yourself to thin. I know how much you have on your plate. I haven't been on for awhile...how are the kiddo's?

Lindaloo, so happy to hear you are back. I read alot lately but don't post too much and I was wondering how you were doing. Just like I said to Tina, it's great to have you guys as mods, but please take care of yourselves first...I kind of think that's hard to do sometimes.

Once again congrats Tina and welcome back Lindaloo!
Gentle Hugs,

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Undetermined Auto-Immune Dysfunction (probable MCTD, sero-negative RA and ?), Trigger finger, Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Celebrex, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

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   Posted 2/24/2012 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
to Tina and Lindaloo

Congrats and welcome back

Thank you to all the mods here for giving your time..we all know what a struggle everyday life can be, but y'all go asbove and beyond that to be here for us...I do appreciate it very much

Y'all have a great day
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica

seroquel, hydrocodone clonazepam norvasc multi vitamin and magnesium

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   Posted 2/24/2012 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
To Tina,
Welcome aboard.  You have been doing the job of moderator for some time, when you consider all the help you have given to the folks on this board.  You are truly a kind and gentle spirit, but a strong woman and it shows through everything you do.  God bless you and may your health continue to be good,  to where you can keep up with the forum.  I believe it will.
To everyone,
Thank you so much for the kind welcome back from everyone who posted.  It has meant a lot to me to be back now and I'm so touched that I haven't been forgotten.
Some of you were touching upon my health issues in the past year.  To address that for you, I had an aggressive form of endometrial cancer, had surgery, had chemotherapy and aggressive radiotherapy as well.  I am only year since the end of my treatment.  I have another year to wait before I can have my port a cath taken out.  (They give you a two year window to wait to see if the cancer will come back.)  It can also come back say, within the next five-ten years, but most likely, if it will reoccur, it will happen within the first two years from end of treatment.  So,  I have my energy back and am doing things I used to do.  I am very happy in my life and that is one of the reasons I wanted to come back as moderator.  I have missed you all so much.
For those of you friends who pray, please continue to mention me in your list of prayers.  That is all I have ever asked.  It means the world to me.
I am so happy to be among my friends here and know that I have missed you.  I haven't been gone completely, as I have been reading and posting once in a while, but not to the extent that I did before I was diagnosed.
Again, thanks for the welcome back.  You'll never know how much that has really meant to me.
God bless you, my friends.
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And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help. I will be there.

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