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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: Lyrica & Savalla
Woah Paul... So glad you survived all that! When I was reading you were on CYMBALTA,...More
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Reply: new diagnosis
Welcome Jen, Sorry you are here, but glad you found the site. It can only get better...More
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Welcome Rapsody4me, I am 60* just and loving this year the best...the 50's were tough....More
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Reply: going mad
Well welcome, You have people to talk to now. First hope for you is to call the doc back...More
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Mary (missit)
Good morning Mary, I was off the computer all weekend and am looking through now. OMG I...More
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Reply: Going to an Oncologist to be sure...
Good to read this Jan. Watchful waiting is OK with everyone.I pray it is benign and you do...More
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Reply: Trigger Points...
critsal, I have had alot of trouble with my feet and I used the pedicure for alot of help....More
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Reply: Diverticulitis and fibro
Good morning Fran, The thing with diverticulosis, is it involves a good portion of the...More
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Reply: still looking for a Dx
Tish, Sorry we are not found in a test tube. The job of rule out is so multifactural. I...More
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Reply: Dr P's past posts (say that three times! lol)
I tried to set a poll for interest in this? But the button was grey (I have such an issue...More
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