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Nov 20, 2019 · Can Joy and Grief Live Together? in Loss & Grief

Thank you Teresa. We were married 32 years, a second marriage for both of us. As to how I adjusted to leaving his culture, it has been hard. There is such richness within. His home reservation is rural and we had to move to Spokane, WA for better medical services I was already away from the people. After his death, I started releasing the cultural items to appropriate people and places. To go back to non-native culture has been hard. I do not fit as I hold many beliefs and customs within my heart and spirit. And that is right for me.

Nov 19, 2019 · Can Joy and Grief Live Together? in Loss & Grief

My beautiful husband and I had many adventures. He died of COPD on May 22, 2011. This is the hardest journey I have had to do. He was a 3 war combat vet with CPTSD and we were enmeshed in each other. It has taken me these 8 years to move forward. After living in his culture for 32 years I not only lost him I lost the culture also. I still cry. But not as often. And the things that would cause me to cry are now special memories I hold precious. I've learned to love myself.

Nov 8, 2019 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

thank you. I thought I was going crazy for a while.

Nov 7, 2019 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

I am type 2 diabetic and the neuropathy is increasing. My question is can a person have neuropathy in the ear? The sensation is very similar to what I experience in my hands and feet.

Oct 2, 2019 · Feeling at my wits end with Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia in Chronic Pain

Hi. I am impressed with your journey and your end truths about opioids. My question is did you have any mental issues after you came off the opioids? I had a horrible time.

Sep 26, 2019 · Feeling at my wits end with Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia in Chronic Pain

Hi Jen. Looks like we have some matching symptoms. I was diagnosed w/ degenerative spinal disease, and now am being investigated for fibromyalgia. I was on 5mg hydrocodone for over 10 years. 3 years ago got off them and then had great difficulty mentally when all the trauma, emotions etc came crashing down on me. My solution for opioids is to go through a pain clinic where help is available.

Sep 26, 2019 · Trauma/stress/grief of 10+ yrs came crashing down on me post-opioids in Mental Health

Hard question! It took me a while to sort things out. What helped the most is my spiritual walk. Knowing that I was more than what was happening. And finding the right therapist. I saw 3 different ones over the course of my healing. Best line from a therapist: Suffering is optional.

Sep 25, 2019 · Suicide: Finding it hard to lose someone by suicide in Loss & Grief

My eldest son committed suicide 26 years ago. Everyone who loved him picked up the pain he left behind. As his mother, my guilt level knew it was my fault.
And some of us had to go stand on the edge of the abyss and decide if we would join him. None of us did.