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Feb 12, 2008 - 7 comments

I started Grad school to become an Educational Therapist. After teaching for 10 years, I couldn't take it after three attacks. One by a parent and two by students. I wanted to go to law school, but with all my education and experience as a teacher I decided I needed to use this education I had. I am going to get my Master's in Ed Therapy and work with one student at a time. Adults and children. Sometimes I have trouble with my energy with the Hep C, but I am excited to move on with my life. It's been three years since I have worked, the most I have gone in over 35 years.  I need this to move on, even though I relapsed, I need my live back and to get back to living. I plan on doing this by using the anti fibrotics and pursuing a new career.  I am taking my life back! I may still have Hep C, but I can't let it keep me down anymore.  Now I just have to stay away from the forum and get my homework done!

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by Deb_c430, Feb 12, 2008
So proud of you! I feel the same way, it is your life and has been said so many times  only you can live it!  

you may not be able to go at the rate you once did, but you can go in your own time, and maybe because of slowing down the bonus and benefits will be greater than they had before.


Really, Really proud of you and admire yo so much!

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by Myown, Feb 12, 2008
Good for you! It's so true -  we all need to take our life back. This disease takes over and becomes our everything.

I am very happy for you!!!

MO

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by sfbaygirl, Feb 13, 2008
Deb,

thank you for the comments. That is really cool to say you are proud of me. Makes my chest puff out and frankly I don't need that! But I am so grateful to feel well enough to finally do this again. Doing things in my own practice will make things a lot easier.  

Let's just hope I can keep it up! Spent all day and yesterday hitting the books.  Laying on the heating pad tonight and have another full day tomorrow. After the flu etc, I am behind and of course procrastinating doesn't help.  Thanks again for the wonderful words!

Linda

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by sfbaygirl, Feb 13, 2008
MO,  

Yep, can you believe it? After all I have been through I am getting my life back?  I can't let this stuff rule my life anymore and won't.  I am happy for me too! Hope I can keep it up! Hey sing a little song for me, will ya?

Linda

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by Sally555, Feb 20, 2008
Have you tried ultrasound for fibromyalgia?  I've had fibro for more than 20 years, and recently bought a machine off the internet for $230.  I've reduced pain at rest by over 80%, and had some increase in function.  I bought mine at www.sonicrelief.com, but there are newer machines available.  Good luck

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by Sally555, Feb 20, 2008
Almost forgot...NSAIDs  (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) "significantly inhibited tendon-to-bone healing" in rats (Am J Sports Med 34(3):  362-9).  Ibprofen (Advil, Motrin) as well as many prescription drugs are included in this category.  Do humans have the same reaction as rats?  Oddly, no one wants to study that.

Those of you who have been making a very good living of fibromyalgia and repetitive strain disorders will of course point out that not every one who takes Ibprofen gets fibromyalgia.  Not all the rats got it either.  I'd be willing to bet that the ones who did get it are the ones who spent too much time on the exercise wheel.  Perhaps NSAIDs don't cause these disorders, but only prevent overuse injuries from healing.  Either way, further studies could have a negative impact on the entire pain management industry.

We now know that NSAIDs affect bones and tendons.  Do they also affect muscles, myofascia and ligaments?  Who knows? I can't find any studies.

Maybe we should conduct our own study.  I'd be interested in hearing from other patients that have tried ultrasound, and have eliminated NSAIDs.

P.S.
If you can fix something with a laser, attitude is likely not the cause.

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by Wassup, Feb 23, 2008
Hi Sis, Did ya get your homework/John's briefs done last PM?  Don't get your plate so full that you loose your appetite, (With a compromised immune syst. you don't wanna get yourself so tuckered out that you wind up with the flu.....AGAIN!!!!I have a girlfriend in N. Ca. who says that those 'Kinoke' sp.? Foot Pads,(that you put on your feet before you go to sleep) are really working for her MS sx.. She's not sure if it's all in her head, but she doesn't care what part of her,   is responding,  she's just glad that they seem to be working.  I'm surprised that she even tried this unconventional tx, since she's quite the skeptic. Is a 'skeptic tank' a place for fish who don't believe it'll work. So, you are persuing higher education with a new, (but related), field in mind. You enjoy doing your proofing/research for HR. You seem to enjoy the input on this forum and seem equally fond of sharing your knowledge via posting answers/help to others You are awesome!!!!! I think you might have a small learning fetish. Hugs, Ant B

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