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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: ok i changed my whats left of my mind
I'm glad you've changed your mind. I'm still unclear how he hasn't come...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: this is who i am
Dear Dem, Keep calling. Keep letting them know this is dire. Tell them about...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: Giving
What an eloquent response, Mandycake, thank you. And I love your answer to #4!More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: this is who i am
Hi Dem, Which name do you want to use? If you can't sign in with the one you...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: Guess who has internet again!
Yay! It's good to see you again, LLT! How's the new place?More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Giving
1. What's the best gift you ever received and why was it the best? 2. What's...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: Ugh when will this be done with battles -TRIGGER
Hi Beej, Remember that thoughts do not have to be turned in to actions. Does...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: December gratitude list
I need to do this right now. I have so many blessings and it's easy to get...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: otw
I can only say 'ditto' to what everyone else said. So glad to hear from you and...More
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Reply: it is going to be along day
I am really really sorry to hear this, Dem. (((hugs)))
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh
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