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Debsbears

Joined: 05/04/2012
My Story:
I'm 56, I have 2 children and 2 grand children. I live in WI.

Health issues: Raynaud's phenomenon, Kidney dysfunction (stone maker), type 2 diabetes (in remission), PFO (hole in my heart), PE (pulmonary emboli), TIA's (mini strokes), PH (Pulmonary Hypertension), Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, I have spinal and cervical stenosis, 2 total right knee replacements, esophageal dysmotility, LVDD, POTS autonomic dysfunction, sleep disorder w/ brain arousal's and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), and Fibromyalgia. I have recently been diagnosed with chronic iron deficiency anemia.

I also have RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Disorder). Due to my Autonomic dysfunction I have had to have 4ft of my colon removed May 2010. I am a 17 yr breast cancer survivor. 2011 had a 7 vertebrae neck fusion done - 2 rods and 12 screws held my neck together, my neck is completely fused so on 09/13/12 all the hardware were removed.

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Thanks for your prayers
I am back home from the hospital after only 8 days. It is hard to sit up at the...More
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Reply: Myelogram/blood patch
Hi and welcome yes I had a lumbar puncture or should I say 3 punctures at one time...More
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I'll be signing off tonight
So that I can get ready for my surgery on Wednesday. My recovery will be a long one so I...More
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Reply: I'll be signing off tonight
Dave I am sorry to hear about your wife and her disability. I have written down the needs...More
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Reply: Day two zero meds
Tim I am sorry to hear this - do you know when her graduation is? Can you go to see this...More
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Reply: Day two zero meds
You are almost there Tim hang in there. I will be praying for you until Wednesday then...More
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Reply: Day two zero meds
Hi Tim, I will be praying for you, this can't be easy. Do you know when you can try out...More
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Reply: I really need direction
I am sorry to hear how much pain your daughter is in here's another thought - ...More
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Reply: Cervical Spinal Stenosis Question
Hey and Hi to you as well, I am hanging in there. Tomorrow I go see the Stoma Nurse and...More
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Reply: Orthofix Spinal Stim Issues
Thanks for the update. I do pray that you can get more relief, I am allergic to Latex but...More
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