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Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/8/2012 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey....

I am just curious about your multiple "polls" and the stereotypes that you are trying to defend against.

Are you thinking that chronic pain people are "stereotyped" as smokers, obese and unemployed? Maybe it's just me.... but that's what your last postings seem to imply. Maybe if you gave a bit more information about the info you are seeking, it would help.

I'm an open book....so I have no problem answering..... I don't smoke; sure, I need to drop a few pounds, but I have chronic health issues and have had 8 children; and, yes, I work "full-time" - raising my children.

--Tina
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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

NiNi53
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   Posted 4/8/2012 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tina, I know you didnt post to me, but you know me, so nosy.  I to was curious as to what and why the questions, and yes I smoke, but come April, I have make arrangements with a organization here in Md. called Quit Smoking Now, I called the 800 number and spoke to several people before I was given my very own counseler, sort of like N/A, you can call them any time.  They also had many good ideas concerning quitting smoking, its long and involved so I wont bore you with the details, but I am feeling very  good about there program, which is detailed by the information you give them.
 
Once again I have babbled about everything but the initial post.  Oh and so you dont feel alone, I to am pleasently plump.  I am just trying to keep fitting into my mom of the bride dress.  Also, although I do not work outside the home, I dont tons of housework, am available at all times for my grandchildren and my grown children.  The issue about not working outside the home is you do not get a paycheck.  Other than that, I would gladly work outside the home rather than what I am doing, dont get me wrong I love my girls, my grands and my son in law to be, but its much harder work than going to a 9 to 5 job.  Our jobs are 24-7.
 
Ok, I am off now before I babble even more, take care Tina,
luv ya,
Kathy
 
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

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 4/8/2012 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Kathy....that is wonderful that you plan on quitting!!! We will be with you all the way to encourage!!!:)
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
 
 

Retired Mom
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   Posted 4/8/2012 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Baileysmom,

I was one of the very first to defend you when you came here and expressed an opinion different than most of us believe. I think I was the one who was mistaken.

I had noticed your posts lately were "less" than your medical training would have prepared you for, but I chalked that up to trying to get to know the group.

I now feel betrayed and used for study in which I did not agree to participate or for demeaning office conversation fodder.

Although I have nothing to hide, my personal health issues, faults, and failures are none of your business and it is offensive that you would ask about smoking, weight, and whatever else you asked in this series of polls. This is a SUPPORT group of people with chronic pain, not a group to be studied or made fun of.

I hope you have enjoyed using those who so eagerly accepted you. Judge not least you shall be judged.
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

fireflyhillary
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   Posted 4/8/2012 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to agree that I've wondered about the poll's today and then remembered she works in the healthcare field, can't remember exactly what she does, but I am a little offended by her poll's and refuse to answer them. I was also curious with her post the other day about wondering whether PM doctor's will treat migraines, shouldn't she already know that?
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L3-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.

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/8/2012 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree firefly, it got me, when bailey'smom, posted about being in the healthcare field,
after asking about pm doctor's...anyone working with pm doctor's should know that pm
and neurologists and sometimes pcp's treat migraines, now I think it's time for our moderators, to step in
and find out what's really going on....
I don't think it ever right to place stereo types, such as if you'd lose weight you'd have less
pain, that type of thinking is for the birds....I would say more but it would be arguementative and
so I'll end my post here....
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fireflyhillary
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   Posted 4/8/2012 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Chartreux- Oh there was much more I wanted to say, but didn't want to get in trouble. ;) I do hope the moderators check her out.
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L3-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.

Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/8/2012 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
No worries everyone.... we are on top of things, lol....

Kathy - my mom smoked for almost 50 years (yikes!).... and I would have bet every dollar I have that she would never stop. I know that sounds harsh... but I just learned to accept it as a part of her life. Long story short, she recently celebrated one year of not smoking. I'm so proud of her that I can't even tell you. Please let us support you.... you are a VERY strong woman and I know you can do it.... though, I know it will be very hard.

And, you are very right! Taking care of kids/grandkids is a 24/7 job. There are MANY days that I would love to have a regular "9 to 5" job. :)

Thinking of you all tonight.... --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

Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/8/2012 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Ooops, one last thing..... Kathy - you will look beautiful in your "mom of the bride" dress - no matter what. That I'm sure of. I don't care if you are "pleasantly plump" (as you say, lol) or whatever... you will be a glowing, beautiful mom.

Hugs, my friend.... --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

NiNi53
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   Posted 4/9/2012 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Tina, I know with your support and that of the HW group, I cant lose.  When I decided to quit, it was going about it in a way that would work for me that I was wondering about.  That very day I saw an ad with an 800 number, I called it right away and feel very good about the plan they have for me.
 
Who can lose with all this wonderful support,
 
Thanks,
Kathy
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

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 4/9/2012 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom used the patch back in 1992 and she never looked back...Obviously there are many different ways to quit and whatever works for you...

The day she put on her first patch she and I were taking a mother/daughter trip to Maine (her birthplace)...We went by train....back then it only went as far as Boston and then we took a car from there...It was such a wonderful trip and being the first one smoke free!!! So we have a great "quitting smoking" memory now....

Yea for you!
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
 
 

straydog
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   Posted 4/9/2012 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I just want to remind our members that anyone can come to a public forum and write all sorts of things and none of us as a rule will ever meet that person to know whether or not that person is real or being honest. That is just a risk of participating in a public forum. You take pretty much everything with a grain of salt and let it go. We cannot always count on everyone being honest either about who they are or what they do. Thats just another flaw of human nature. Yes, it would be wonderful if everyone that came here was honest and for the most part I think HW has a pretty good record of that, but again once in a while there is always going to be someone that slips in and things will unravel eventually.

There has been many red flags from day one here and yes the mods have been monitoring things all along. I am surprised that others did not see these things because they were pretty blatant. But, we will not let something like this slow us down. We will continue to do what we do best here and thats support each other as a group.

If at any time a member feels uncomfortable about something here at the forum, please notify one of us mods, our emails are listed in our profiles.
Moderator, Chronic Pain Forum & Psoriasis Forum

Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/9/2012 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Well said, Miss Susie!

:) --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

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/9/2012 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
….. wink wink wink

SE
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Weekly Quote!

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

Baileysmom
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   Posted 4/10/2012 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow.
So you guys think I'm trolling a chronic pain forum.

Ok.

Well, I really actually wasn't. I wasn't trying to be offensive and I did answer my own stupid questions.

To be fair, with the exception of a few people on this forum, I think most of you are actually pretty hateful people. Maybe you all have good reason for being so angry, especially to someone who works in medicine. I don't know and it's not that interesting.

One of my best friends committed suicide last Saturday, from carbon monoxide poisoning, after several failed suicide attempts. I think I was trying to do something to keep my mind busy.

But, hey, you guys have made your point with your torrent of hate.

I'm just glad I do have something in my life, besides a pain forum, to give some structure to my day.

What I can do, unlike all of you, is make sick people well.

I'm done here.
L5-S1 microdiscectomy 5/11; right ulnar nerve transposition repair 3/11
MRI 3/12: C4-C7 disc bulge, C5-6 broad bulge with cord effacement
MRI 3/12: L3-L4 disc bulge, L4-L5 diffuse annular disc bulge with bilateral foraminal narrowing, L5-S1 laminotomy defect with granulation tissue surrounding L S1 nerve root. Disc bulge to bilateral foramen. Impingement of L5 nerve root.

Retired Mom
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   Posted 4/10/2012 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry for your loss.  Suicide is a sad event, no matter the circumstances or the situation.  I will not make negative comments on such an emotional issue.
 
I am also sorry that you don't understand how many of us really feel about our positions on this forum.  I believe we ALL have the ability to help sick people get better...like you, we heal them.  At least....we try to heal them. 
 
We may not prescribe meds and we may not bill insurance companies or deal with people in an office setting, but we CAN help others and many of us do everyday.  I'm sorry that you cannot see such help here, but that is a personal decision.
 
Despite my feelings on your recent behavior...I do wish you well and hope you find what you are looking for.
 
 
 
 

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/10/2012 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
My sympathies on the loss of your friend. That must be hard, maybe seek
Out conseling to help get thru that, counseling can help.

As for the rest RetiredMom said it well, we try to offer support here for everyone.
And I hope you find what your looking for, many well wishes to you.
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* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
********>^..^<********>^..^<*******

Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/10/2012 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Baileysmom,

I think we are probably some of the least "hateful" people that you will meet.... I'm sorry for your view on us.

I'm also sorry for the loss of your friend. I really am.

I resent you saying that you having something to do with your life.... besides visiting a "pain forum". I have a very full life, too (as many of us do)... but am so thankful for this board and the friendships that I've formed here.

I think we embraced you from the beginning.... but there were some abrasive comments that you made that made some feel uncomfortable.

Whether you choose to stay here at the forum or leave, I wish you well on your journey w/ chronic pain.

--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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