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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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Reply: October is Physical Therapy Month
Thanks Dave, It's good to hear you continue to try various things. We never...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: Neck Pain, Head Pain, Arm Pain
Hi Jinney, You happened to respond to a discussion that was begun over four...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: Strong non-narcotic pain killers?
Hi Litharia and welcome to WebMD, I encourage you to start a new discussion on...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
Posted by Caprice_WebMD_Staff
October is Physical Therapy Month
Have you tried Physical Therapy for your own pain conditions? Has it...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: Distraction Action
I understand that peacefulness, Akuryak, and how activity eases the depression....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: Distraction Action
I'm with you, Caspertab, being busy doesn't change the pain but if I choose...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
Posted by Caprice_WebMD_Staff
Reply: Distraction Action
Hi Akuryak, Grandchildren really are the best. I can't hold mine without pain...More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
Posted by Caprice_WebMD_Staff
Distraction Action
Distraction can be one of the best ways to cope with chronic pain. I know it is...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: Pain in r lower back, groin,hip down thigh and kne...
Hi Deansmimi, I'm sorry to say that it appears your post never hit the board....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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