Posted 7/21/2008 8:07 AM (GMT -6)
Hi, I'm Judy and I moderate the Ulcerative Colitis board. I take Zoloft for chronic depression. It was interesting when the medication kicked in and I was no longer depressed; I realized I'd been seriously depressed for at least 25 years and gone untreated. My mounting health problems led to a melt-down right in my doctor's office, making it difficult for them not to see that I was depressed.

I'm in Texas, and I manage a home visitation program for new parents, providing parent education. I love my job, but love even more that I'll be taking early retirement in a couple of months. I love gardening, photography and I'm an avid reader.

You may see me here from time to time, and I hope I'll be welcome.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

Posted 7/21/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -6)
Hi I am Karen,

I havent' been moderating all that long, since about Feb 2008. I love this forum though...

I like music, art, walking in the woods and being on the forum. I like to paint, wood burn, sketch and make jewelry. I like to play with rocks and stones. I have a rock saw so I can cut into them and see what they look like in the inside. You would be suprised at the beauty of them.

I am 49, female. Will be 50 (boohoo) in four months. Half a century old. But I feel just as young as I did 20 years ago. Must be in my second childhood early.LOL...

I hope that you all join in on this thread, I find it interesting to know a little more about everybody.

hugs to all, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

Posted 7/21/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -6)
Thanks Darren Great Idea for us all to get ot know you too.

God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery on left & right knees 06, Interstial Cystitis-06 Spondlylosis/Disc Degernation Disease severe arthitis lower back -08,implantedInterstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional Migraines
 Reglan,Protonix,Prozac,Wellbutrin,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan, loratab, zanaflex  marrried 2 children, 1 with mild autism, Bipolar(8),  Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..." Plz help HW to help others by donating:

Posted 7/21/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)
Meet your Moderator, Kitt


I am Kitt and I volunteered to moderate this forum as the topic is close to my heart. I am a retired RN, 26 years working in ER/ICU and then as the Nurse Manager of Emergency Services and Respiratory Care. My husband and I have 4 children, one of our boys was killed in a car crash in 1990.

I am from the Midwest  USA,  the heratland  of America  :-)

I have  Depression  and was first dx in 1982 so I know this disorder well.

I joined HW after being with a strictly Mental Health site as a moderator for 10 months. I felt I needed to branch out and belong to a group that covered medical and mental health issues. The people here have become family to me. 

I have always been a care giver but have learned to take care of myself now so I have no more guilt over doing something just for me.

I believe I have a good sense of humor and I love to help others. Team work is very important to me. I am proud to be a part of this forum.

I am glad to be here. I am truly happy you have joined us.



Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression 
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Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
Clickable Link: Anxiety-Panic Resources

Posted 7/22/2008 6:38 AM (GMT -6)
I am Shy,I have suffered from depression,anxiety and panic attacks since I was a teenager.

I survived mental and physical,and sexual abuse. Was married for 13 years to a very abusive man,and divorced him 6 years ago.

I have 2 kids,ages 18 and son suffers from Bipolar.

I found this site when I was at my lowest and could not believe how much it helped me. Then I decided to pass it on and hope that I am able to help others.

Welcome to all of our members.

Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.

I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.

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