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I'm a mother of two grown sons, have a great daughter-in-law, granddaughter and grandson.

I have fibromyalgia and by the early/mid 90's that impacted my ability to continue to work outside the home, voluntarily or otherwise. That's when I found the internet which opened up a whole new world to me, helped me deal with the pain and have fun, gave me options for work, and, most importantly, created long-lasting and valuable friendships.

I came to WebMD in May 2001. I've been moderating online message boards since November 1996 and I love being part of a community that helps people find the support and information they need regarding their health conditions. And moderating utilizes all the (previously unmarketable) skills and experience I had. It's a perfect fit for me.

Favorite Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, Shipping News, Lovely Bones, The Book Thief, Kite Runner, Les Miserable, Angela's Ashes

Movies/TV: Shawshank, Touching the Void, City of God, Princess Bride, Right Stuff, Finding Nemo, and more. Mad Men, Band of Brothers, Deadwood, Rome, Survivor, Buffy, Firefly, Amazing R, Lost, Big Bang, Modern Family.

Music: Peter Gabriel, Alanis, Melissa E, Paul Simon, Led Zeppelin, Mozart, opera, blues and the list goes on.

Hobbies: Reading, traveling, nature walks, music, computer gaming.

Favorite Places I've been: West coast of Vancouver Island, the area around Sydney Australia.

Dream Vacations: African Safari, Antarctic cruise, space flight.

What Inspires Me: Enduring friends, ones who overcome so much in their own lives, the members on WebMD are always inspiring and humbling to me with their strength and eloquence and ability to support each other.

Favorite Quotes:

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality." - C.S. Lewis

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." - Goethe

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer." - Oscar Wilde"

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Ah, I understand that. I had to manage it on my own at your age too. Keep...More
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Reply: 14 and scared.
Hi Carora and welcome to WebMD, It sounds like it's time to talk with a few...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: New Post
Hi Molly and welcome to WebMD, It looks like you posted it on a different...More
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~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: what to do?
Hello and welcome to WebMD, I hope the responses to your post here were...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: my body
Hi Shadowrose, Emotional eating is not uncommon and the same holds true...More
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~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: Nature's Monthly Gift :(
Hi Shadowrose and welcome to WebMD, 'ED' in this case means 'Eating Disorder',...More
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~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: Struggling so much with my weight
Just remember that it doesn't have to be all or nothing as in 'there's no point...More
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~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: A MALE with ED
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~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: Struggling so much with my weight
I hope you managed to have a restful weekend, Kate. That it gave you a moment...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: Struggling so much with my weight
Perhaps you expect too much out of therapy...? What I mean is could you just go...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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