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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/27/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok- question of the day!
"Who inspires you most?"  (it can be family, celebrities, friends etc-(passed away or present) no limits.)
For me its my mum who is SO strong, and my dear paternal grandmother who passed away in '92. both of these very different women just epitomise what strength and compassion are. Anyone who can face life's major challenges with dignity and a forgiving spirit just amazes me. There are also several mods/members here who inspire me. My uncle who died of cancer 3 yrs ago- he was way too young but never once did he say "why me?" . He accepted his terminal diagnosis with all he had and died knowing he had done the best he could.
Celebrity wise, Bono & Bob Geldof for Live Aid and Make Poverty History campaigns. Martin Luther King for having a dream.
Eddie Vedder of the group Pearl Jam inspires me with his positive attitude and another 2 musicians- Tori Amos and Fiona Apple  who were both raped at a young age and yet managed to get past that and write amazing, beautiful piano driven music- that inspires me. Anyone living with/fighting cancer- as an ex oncology nurse, i see no greater inspiration than the will to live.
And that leaves people who were martyred for their christian faith and love of God.
Now- how about you?
Maz XX

            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD,  IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium. Phenergan.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.

Post Edited (Mazfire) : 1/27/2009 3:56:50 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 1/27/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   

It is you inspire me to get my butt out and exercise. smhair

Of course my Big Sis, Lyn, is a huge inspiration in my life as I know what she has gone through and continues to go through yet she is always there to help others no matter how much pain she is in, no mater how down and out she is she will always give support and love.  She loves this forum and the Alzheimer's Forum and her devotion is evidence by her gentle replies to the people in need. She has been my mentor and continues to always be there.
My own sister is an inspiration to me in her battle against cancer, she is fighting the battle for her life and she has her faith that she draws on.
I have chosen people that are not in the public eye but people that I know or knew personally.
My Father lived through the great depression, married my Mother, lost her to a car accident when I was 18 months old and then moved he and I in with my grandparents ( his parents)  He supported all and never complained.  He would rush home from work to bring me my daily treat, a banana, an apple or maybe chocolate.  He would push me in the swing and I felt his love for me for all of his life and still carry it in my heart.  He only had a high school education but he was a man that stood above so many others,  He was my Father.  I lost him to cancer when I was 39 years old.
I have many wonderful people that inspire me................I am lucky to have met so many great people in my life.

Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1284
   Posted 1/27/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm.... well, I draw inspiration from a variety of sources... but only a few people.... (usually people I've never known personally)... Kinda makes me feel left out, in a way...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

Green Grove
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/27/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I am inspired by many people and things in this life, but I would have to say my Grandmother would be at the top :) She lived through the Great Depression and grew up into a woman, stumbling behind a horse and plow. . . She has been such a hard worker through her life. . . farming, cleaning houses, sewing for people, nursing, taking care of tons of family members, and even running a bar my grandfather just had to start, lol :) Then she somehow managed to keep a perfect house and raise two bright and lovely daughters. She will be 88 in April and still manages to get around and do light work from her wheelchair, hurts like hell and never complains about it. . . I try to be like her. I want people to remember and respect me like this :)

Wonderful question as always L.A.S. :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
"Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
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Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 310
   Posted 1/27/2009 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I am inspired by many people, but I would have to say that my nephews inspire me the most. They are joyful, energetic little boys who remind me that there are happy moments in life, and I am grateful for their presence and for getting to spend some of those happy times with them.
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 1/28/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I would have to say my husband. He had a very rough childhood that led to many difficulties in his life. He has overcome all those problems and is such a fine man today. His parents would be very proud of the man he has become.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 708
   Posted 1/28/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dad and Mom.


Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.  Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.

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