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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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Hey, that's great, Dave, that you've found a way to have a real family feast...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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What Are Your Plans for Thanksgiving?
When pain is part of the picture, big holidays sometimes need to be managed so...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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Hi Kmoody, You mention your age but don't say what that is. Are you young?...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: Looking Around
Yes, I did enjoy the tour, Dennis, thanks! And I love that you have flowers in...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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Thank you for the update, Amy.
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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It sounds lovely, Smann. I don't know where you live but I'm in the pacific...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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I love the toes shot! (I take pics like that too, especially if I'm out in...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: 2 years of unremitting itching
Ah, thanks Dave. 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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Hi Brandonswife, Can you see your primary doctor to at least help you through...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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Looking Around
Lift your eyes up from the computer screen for a moment and look around 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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