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.
Hey Tuck. Thanks for thinking of me. Life is causing me to focus in other areas at the moment, and I haven't had the energy to log on when the day is done. Frankly, I feel a little guilty. I want to thank you all for keeping the ball rolling during my absence.
By the way, the place seems different since I last came by, but my memory isn't what it used to be.
Be well, be happy, and be true to yourself. Luv you.
Dearest Tuck...I just wanted you to know how much your comment made my morning. Considering how long we've been 'friends', I'm impressed with your memory for details from previous journals. All I find hard. You are a great friend to many here; I consider myself blessed to be one of them. Much love...♥
Hi Tuck and thank you so much for your lovely note. I read your comment on my journal this am, but between phone calls with Dr's offices (big mess with the Urologist), 3 ins adjusters, my wonderful Case Mgr from our medical ins, and simply Life caring for my husband, I just haven't had a chance to fill you in. I am beat tonight, but will try tomorrow (please don't think I feel I 'need' to, I meant to update w/o prompting, just haven't had a chance :). It has been a complete nightmare obtaining info and test results from the Urologist, so I fired him and made an appt with a new one. Or rather my case mgr did it for me. Thank God for her! ER was a waste of 4hrs, but most of all, money. I hope you're feeling well. Scared of the coming changes to MH. :( Love and hugs...xoxo
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