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Booch007

Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
At this point I am 57 y/o. I have been with Web MD's Fmily since 2003 when I finally met my champion physician. I had seen 9 MD's in the search to figure out what happened after a traumatic event in the ICU where I worked. My specialty is Cardiology (ICU RN) and at present I work the most I can FT (4) days a week.

I had developed what I call my toolbox of tricks to survive and keep me moving and then met the fmily here and polished them even better. It is still hard for me to accept that this is forever. That something has broken (forever) as the body has such great powers to repair itself. I see that this is a complicated situation.

I have a wonderful husband and two son's who are both married now. Grandchildren in my life has only helped me to hold on. Once thinking that no one would miss me if I left. NOT TRUE. We are important to so many, more then we know.

Each day can bring a new piece of information to you that is priceless to your survival. Don't give up an DON'T GIVE IN. I will not let the dragon take more of me then he has already. I am my best advocate. Getting educated and being able to express the issues in a *good light can help the doc so much in helping you.

I have gone from sleeping in a recliner and not being able to comb my hair or cooking.......to having an 8-10 hour wellness window. SO IT CAN HAPPEN. We must persevere. Two steps forward and one back and 3 forward and none back...it is a process. A trial and error quiz time to see what works for you. I am so glad I stayed in my life as it has gotten so much better. I also do only good things for my body. Water, good food, Vitamins, Rest, supplements, meds and my tools.........Good luck with your journey............Nancy B

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Reply: New here
I would make an appointment with a rheumatologist, neurologist or another Internist for a...More
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Reply: Fibro and diverticulitis
Good morning Astra, In reading the list of meds you have I see the meds are slowing the...More
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Reply: firmness of bed
Good morning I have had a memory foam topper 6" that I bought on Overstock.com it is blue...More
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Reply: Savella, Tramadol, Effexor
Tell your doctor that Savella increases Norepinephrine 3 times that of any other SSRI,...More
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Reply: Super Bowl Sunday - 2/1/2015 *****a new day, a new...
Oh Mimi...I just lost my post to you. I was so long....... I was on my Ulna post. CRAP I...More
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Reply: My ELBOW STORY. (Ulnar nerve)
Good morning Cory, Your complaint sounds like the same thing. Pressing the hands...More
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Reply: frustrated with dr's and lack of treatment
Good morning Mimi2addie, Welcome to the fmily. I thought of a couple of things. We don't...More
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Reply: Saturday - 1/31/2015 *****the end *****
Brrrrrr is all I have to say. -10 below wind chill they say. Warnings even on the phone to...More
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Reply: My ELBOW STORY. (Ulnar nerve)
Holy CRAP...If you edit or add to any post the button to post goes GREY.....! Good that...More
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My ELBOW STORY. (Ulnar nerve)
Good morning guys, It sounds like a few of us have had this issue so I will share...More
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