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: My FibroDragon Tattoo….now resting on my right forearm. So, on bad days I have something solid to work against. Ya know, give it dirty looks, etc…ha ha….something for those that can't see the fibro to look at and consider. Not the least painful thing I've been through, but satisfying.

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A big sense of humor is the only way I keep from embarrassment. I have no hubby to help....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: Memory Loss
I also have a wall calendar, carrying, a desk calendar and one of those mini office...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: Lonly & needed to chat
Oh, Heavenly Angel. I'm new here, but have already found so much confidence by knowing I'm...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: Memory Loss
Don't feel alone. I forgot the time we told my son's friends what time we were going to...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: Memory Loss
I do many of the same things. But I've also learned to provide myself a legend @ the top 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: Peeved about doctor's appointment?
Hi! I love Celebrex. But have not been able to get anyone to prescribe it in almost 10...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: Peeved about doctor's appointment?
Hi! Thank You for writing. I'm not going to ignore the abnormalities. I am only 40. The...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: Peeved about doctor's appointment?
Nancy, You are Wonderful! I have the book you're talking about. Second Ed. I have taken it...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: Peeved about doctor's appointment?
HI! Unfortunately, this attitude is very common to the medical practices in my area. 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: Peeved about doctor's appointment?
Hello MIMI, I appreciate you responding. I know how busy you must be. I was seeing a...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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