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!
Thank you for everything! I hope you have a wonderful holiday too. We stay home and have our bar-b-q here, I am making some spinach & cream cheese stuffed shells with mozerella& tomato sauce. You stay safe. We have had such a cool spring, I'm not complaining! When summer gets here it will be long and hot but not yet. Take care.
Just a quick note to say hi!..just happened to see your notes this morning to aheart and breezytoo. wanted to let you know that they are the same person...lol. D had to close her aheart profile and open a new one under the new name breezytoo. just to clear up the confusion...lol. have a great weekend
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