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. In August of 2015 I became the Co-CL of the Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Forums. I have had Chronic Pain and compound and
[More] complex medical issues for many years.
I have always enjoyed helping others. 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. I also have a huge abdominal/lumbar mesh implant that 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 what was considered 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 truly my soul mate. I am the mother of 2 wonderful grown sons.
We found Paradise in the Panhandle of Florida, along the Sugar White Beaches of the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. We live steps from the Beach which I find brings me Peace and Serenity.
In that same year I lost the best father in the world, after caring for him in our home for almost eight years. I was daddy's girl. Through the Caregivers Forum I attempt to share the challenges and many rewards of Caregiving. Recently I lost my beloved mother. I grieve for them everyday.
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!
The Sunlight is my highway, Waves are my Green Light. I thrive under Clouds by the shoreline n beneath the Water's Surface. My heart is Here - Safe with the Sand. I Live the Salt Life.
Thanks for the invite and for caring.
It means a lot in case you did not know.
I feel invisible.
The DRUNK DRIVER that maimed me, still has her job and good healthcare.
Even with a partial pension (vested) being on SSD makes you thrown to MEDICARE.
We are "no longer productive members of society, so not ENTITLED to the same care as those working".
I was told this by a customer service witch.
Continue reaching out to people.
You are literally saving lives~
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