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Rowan73

Joined: 01/05/2014
My Story:
Hi! There's not too much to say. I'm a mother of 2 wonderful disabled sons, and have recently turned 40. I've had fibro since childhood. I thought that everybody else felt as much pain as I did, when doing anything. I joined the Navy out of high school to pay for college. BIG mistake. I was put in a job that required working with metal stock. (heavy lifting and what not). I also took a course in welding after I got out. Another mistake. Now I've found out that I have 3 discs in 2 parts of my spine that are damaged. Two of them pressing into the spinal canal. And recently they discovered some irregular heart rhythms. Huh..Fuel to the fire. I was divorced in 2008. I have two wonderful boys who are incredible! (13 & 15 yrs old). They help as they can and try to understand. The eldest is a high functioning autistic. My fibro has been throwing me some curve balls, so here I be. Looking for advice and, maybe, hope..to not be a member of a elect group of extraordinary people. :)

PS: the picture was taken at my 40th birthday party at Pizza Hut. Yummy cinnamon breadstick. mmm…yum.

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Howdy All! Happy Easter to all in the FMily! . about a month ago our life changed...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Take the Poll

Support animals.
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  • support animals help in many ways, not just emotionally
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Reply: Should FM and CFS patients donate blood?
Same here about the drugs. I wouldn't want to jeopardize an ill person's recovery with drug...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: Where is everyone from?
Welcome to the FMily!
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: MSG reaction
Thanks MiMi I really try to avoid a lot of sodium and run from MSG. But balancing all of...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: Different vision-Does anyone else see,visually tha...
Thanks I'm sorry to hear about your vision, but I envy all of your senses that have come...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: wet feet feeling
Hey, I get that too!!!! Wow! The stuff I hadn't realized...or never could put into...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Follow-up doctor appointment jitters or concern
I have a follow up appointment tomorrow. Long story short. It's with the doctor that has...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: Follow-up doctor appointment jitters or concern
Oh, Bette.....thank you...thank you thank you. . Zen hug....this is why I love this...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: Follow-up doctor appointment jitters or concern
I want to try an endocrinologist, but I think I meed a referral. My primary care will drag...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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