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My Story:
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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It's always good to see you too, Foreversore. (I moderate many communities...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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Reply: Holiday Shopping
I'm with you on the gift bags, Dave. I've used them for many years now as...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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Reply: New to this forum
It's really great that you always want to help, Grace. I'd like to see any...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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Holiday Shopping
With pain part of the picture, how do you pace yourself when it comes to...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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Reply: Pets In Pajamas
Fun pics, Dave! (And your cats sound like my grandson... it's rare I can get a...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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Reply: An Update On Nutrition
Thanks for this, Dr. Abaci. The only thing I'm missing is enough omega-3 and...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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Reply: cramps/numerous bowel movements
I agree with Dave's good advice. While you're waiting to see your doctor, I...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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Reply: Checking In
All the gifts you got for your family are right up my alley, Dave. I'm sorry...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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Checking In
How was your Thanksgiving? Did you take advantage of any of the...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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Reply: What is the best way to deal with the pains associ...
Hi Nana_kat, While you're waiting for responses here, I encourage you to also...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
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