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Jun 27, 2016 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

Autoimmune failre is the prime suspect for me also. Prior to this neuropathy, I had been in the hospital for a week with a severe sinus infection which migrated to my lungs. I was put on large doses of prednisone……and there it was…

Jun 27, 2016 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

Good Afternoon! I have been dealing with pn since 2009, when my immune system went cold and I got shingles. Mine feels as if a collection of mice have been dipped in hot sauce and wrapped in barbed wire and let loose under my skin. Very little seems to alleviate the pain, which in my case is heavily dependent upon the weather. I notice that you began writing in April – have you come across anything to share with us??

Apr 3, 2016 · Treating Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have the same problem.I have been on the “bone pill” for about 3 years, and it’s (to make a bad pun) a hard pill to swallow! Taking this on an empty stomach once a week, with a large glass of warm water, leaves me nauseous all morning! How do you cope, if you have finally started this treatment? Thanks for any helpful hints, and I hope you have had a good weekend.

Apr 2, 2016 · It can be hard to talk - Just joined Connect, thank you in Just Want to Talk

Thank you once again – I really was hesitant about opening up to so many people but I creid afterward, which is unusual for me, and I feel better today emotionally for having tried to be frank. I can’t open the connections which you so kindly offered – I CAN go to the people’s essays, but cannot respond. If you have time, could you elaborate on how to join the discussions?Thank you in advance!

Apr 1, 2016 · It can be hard to talk - Just joined Connect, thank you in Just Want to Talk

Thank you for asking me to elaborate on my initial comment as I joined the groupToday is Friday – the weather outside is gorgeous – almost a picturebook spring day. I am enjoying it from my livingroom window.I have a triple whammy: COPD, a badly-healed broken back (from osteoporosis) and IBS. I have been told that I CANNOT fall down. As a result, I am a prisoner in my home, except for trips to various medical appointments. I have not been anywhere for 3 years. I can barely struggle to the beauty parlor for an occasional haircut’.Even as I write all of this, part of me is scolding me for self-pity. It is very difficult to overcome one’s early training in stoic behavior, where one is conditioned to “offer it up” as a penance for one’s sins. This is why it has taken me three years to talk to anyone.Thank you for reading this. Have a great weekend!

Mar 31, 2016 · It can be hard to talk - Just joined Connect, thank you in Just Want to Talk

Good Morning. I have just joined this portion of what the Mayo Group offers. I have some of your books and have found them to be immensely helpful – they have the added benefit of being publications which are respected by my doctors. I am looking forward to having somewhere to come when things are particularly “bad”. While I have friends and family (especially my daughter) for support, I was raised to offer up my pains and mental darkness to God, and not seek help. Even now, in my seventieth decade, I find writing this little anonymous paragraph to be very difficult. Thank you all for being here, and for the patience I am afraid you will be called upon to extend to me as we go along……..