I think this is a great idea- thanks for starting it Suzane! I am fireflyhillary- the sci-fi show that was cancelled after only 13 episodes was called Firefly and it is near to my heart, so that's the meaning behind my user name.
I just turned 34 and have been married for 10 months- my second marriage. I live with my hubby and my three fur babies- A senior lady calico cat named Muffin, a soon to be 7 years old Chihuahua/Feist mixed dog named Buster, and a 6 year old Min Pin/Rat Terrier mixed dog named Zoe. Zoe is named after a character from Firefly and Buster is named after a character from Arrested Development.
My signature has all of my illnesses, but I will try to remember all of them. LOL I have degenerative disc disease L4-S1, arthritis L4-S1, facet syndrome, si joint problems, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, restless leg syndrome, bi polar, fibromyalgia, post traumatic stress disorder, irritable bowel syndrome...think that's everything. I am on Percocet 10mg twice a day, Baclofen 10 mg 4 times a day, Lyrica 100mg twice a day, Seroquel XR 200mg, Paxil 40mg, Clonazepam 1 mg, Hydroxyzine 25mg. I was recently prescribed Lidoderm patches, but they don't help, so I don't use them. I use mostly heat for my pain, ice occasionally, but it doesn't really help. Here recently my pain has been very severe, which I'm sure a lot of you know with all of my venting posts. The only thing that gets me through my bad days are my husband, babies, family and friends. There's several people that don't understand all of my issues, and think that all I do is complain, but I can't help it. I try to be as positive as I can because I know many more people are much worse off than I am, but it's not always easy. I live just south of Atlanta, Georgia. None of my family is here- I am from Arizona and was there until I was 21 and my first husband brought me to Georgia. I like it here, but my allergies/sinuses do not like it here at all. Since living here I've developed rosacea, but can't take anything for it as it either contains sulfa or it interacts with my other medications, so I just have to deal with that the best I can- there are many days I will not leave my house because I am so embarrassed by it. I am in school online and will finally be getting my Associates Degree in Medical Billing and Coding in September- I was let go from my job last August due to being out so much with health issues and I've not worked since. Thank the lord my husband makes enough to support us and that I've been getting unemployment. I am in my first week of doing a part time billing job from home and am really enjoying it- it's just hard at times to sit up and be on my computer. My true passion is making jewelry, but have not been able to do that in at least 6-8 months and I really miss it. I am a huge animal advocate and since I can't physically work at a shelter I do a lot of social networking to try to get animals rescued before they are put down and am involved online with quite a few petitions for animal rights. I guess that's about
all- sorry I wrote so much! Feel free to ask me anything, I'm an
open book and don't mind sharing my story with anyone.
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L4-S1, Facet Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.
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