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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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Reply: I have been MIA
Hi it's me again - just got off the phone from my colon surgeon, I will meet with her on...More
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Reply: Cervical Spinal Stenosis Question
Yes I have been there done that. Please make sure your doctor is a Neurosurgeon first and...More
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Reply: Never have I felt so helpless, so empty
Well Joy if you can make it through the summer I guess that is a good enough excuse to...More
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Reply: Never have I felt so helpless, so empty
Great news Tim, Joy why do you have to wait until Sept. 10th? I will continue to pray for...More
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Reply: Infuse Bone Graft Problems
I am sorry for the problems you are having - not to panic you but google or bing Infuse...More
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Reply: Never have I felt so helpless, so empty
Tim it does sound like you did your homework - I will praying for a good out come. Keep...More
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Reply: I have been MIA
Hi again and thanks for the support - It turns out I will need more colon/rectal surgery...More
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Reply: Never have I felt so helpless, so empty
Hi Tim I am glad to hear they told you to go home - it is obvious you can't work - maybe...More
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I have been MIA
Hi Tim, Dave, Joy and Diane - I have been away from here for awhile but I have been...More
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Reply: pain continues
Thanks TRS 1960 Mine are working in most of the areas she had done - there are 3 spots...More
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