About Me: Female, On the Beaches of Paradise, FL, member since Jun 2008
I am the Community Leader (CL) of the Pain Management Community. I am also the CL of the Caregivers Forum as well as the Senior Health Forum. I have had Chronic Pain and compound medical issues for many years.
[More] I have always enjoyed helping others.. to the best of my ability. I can relate to the complexity of the many issues associated with this often misunderstood condition called Chronic Pain. I have Severe SI Joint Dysfunction that has disabled me. Additionally I have a huge abdominal/lumbar mesh implant that has recently failed and is inoperable. I am one of only 300 in this World to have this condition. This causes unimaginable pain. I have multiple other medical conditions related to the trauma of a non-survivable MVA that by the Grace of our God I survived.
In June of 08 I was forced to give up a rewarding career as a Corporate HR Director due to the severe disabling chronic pain.
My first career was nursing which again due to the MVA I could not continue on a full time basis. I loved the fast paced challenges of the ER and ICU. I have done my best to maintain my medical knowledge and keep up with the many changes, including PT employment in the profession until a few years ago. Nursing has always been my passion. My dream is to one day return to it.
I have a brilliant, dedicated, supportive and caring husband who is my soul mate. I am the mother of 2 wonderful grown sons.
After spending near 6 months on the shores of The Gulf of Mexico in Florida we are taking steps to make it our permanent residence. Lots of work. But we have found our Paradise!
Recently I lost my 81 year old father after caring for him in our home for almost eight years. Through the Caregivers Forum I attempt to share the challenges and many rewards of Caregiving.
MedHelp has been my Support and Haven. For those of you reading this I hope the same is ... or will be true for you. Bless You!
Tuck, wow, it seems like 'thank you' for your posts on my journals is hardly enough. You bring such comfort to me; I am so touched. You have a gift in expressing yourself. Under ALL conditions, too. I just read your post on the Hospice thread (led there from the CL thread. Thank God for Hospice). I feel fortunate to call you 'friend'. You are a gem and a blessing; truly. Thank you for all your help! Hugs~ ♥
Thanks so much for the sweet note, it really means a lot. You seem very nice and are a very good friend to jade. My head is in a very bad place right now. Its time to fix all the reasons why I was using. Its work and I'm torn down
Thanks honey, MsD
I'd love to start a new thread but am following strict doctor's advice (with my rare and dangerous adrenal problem) to not push the envelope too far and what I've done so far pretty much has done that, plus cognitive issues make this stuff hard right now. You're welcome to dry to copy, paste, "pirate it," steal it outright or do anything you want to get it out there.
Kate in New Mexico
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