About Me: Female, The Frozen Tundra, WI, member since Jun 2008
I am one of the Community Leader's (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!
People in pain are needing your advice--empathy--experience---help. I know un-invited feedback is not the best way to start a communication. And i hope it didn't screw things up as far as a possible concerted effort to combine resources (experience--skills--connections) to grow and energize this forum--community---group--cult! Ha! I seer the possibility and i see that had you had some help and had more people jumped on board with you---anything was possible. And i see what has happened when you and mollyrae (couch) sort of "left"... ramble ramble--sorry what do ya think?? Om don
hello and i am told that you are not around anymore but maybe you are so why not say hi! So---HI! And i want to suggest that we all stop making such a fuss about "addicts" and sometimes it seems to me kinda "frowning" on them. Really. Re-read many of your posts. I am cp almost from childhood (65 now) and have spent many years teaching and counseling these "addicts".. Some to sugar---to food---to anger----and to meds of every sort. The label you keep using just makes things worse for them. And let me add "US". When we swear we absolutely use it for pain only we make a "superiority" statement to them. (us). Anyway addicts qualify as chronic pain. Doesn't have to be physical. with all very due respect for the help you give---omhome
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