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I am Jae. Married to my husband of 46 years. I have two grown children with families of their own. I have five grandchildren and one great great daughter...I also have two fur kitties who bring me joy.
I have Fibromyalgia, OsteoArthritis. and long standing depression. My husband has Dementia which has recently progressed to mid stages.Needless to say for me some days are more challenging than I can bear. It is not easy to be a caregiver and especially if the caregiver needs care. But with the Lords help I manage to get through everyday with gratitude knowing things can always be worse.
I started SparkPeople weighing 214. I now weigh 162. I would like to lose another thirty pounds. I am an emotional eater and I will always have to keep my emotions in check and learn not to lean on food for stress...
I have learned to take one day at a time. not to regret yesterday or worry about tomorrow. For as we know tomorrow is not promised to any of us.
When I am not busy taking care of my husband or the everyday decisions come up. I enjoy coloring, writing, music, and my computer...I was born with Spina Bifida ...which was difficult for my childhood but many life lessons learned along the way...This is my path that has been given to me..nothing left to do but learn to walk in joy with it.

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Welcome, Kelly. I am glad that the VA is taking care of you.

I would like to see your artwork. I keep trying to do artwork, but I don't do too well. I need a good photo to do anything from and then often help with it, too. So let us know when you have some of your artwork posted anywhere.



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David, you are really working with a lot. It would be nice if they could figure something to stop those tumors.

I had to look up what that diet is you were talking about. I have never heard of it before. It looks to have all those things they are always saying not to eat if you have something like IBS, but looks to me to be what would work for the problems with IBS-D.

It is good to see that you are still working on getting your life as good as you can. Keep in touch with the team.



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Beachdreamer, I don't know much of anything about the MS. I know two people who have it. Well, haven't seen the one for several years, but she was doing well and riding her horse then. The other I see every once in a while at the recreation center and whatever she does seems to be helping. My parents knew someone who was in a wheelchair and her doctor said he didn't believe in it, but knew nothing else and told her to try acupuncture. Last time I saw her she was walking through the mall. Sometimes you just can't tell what will help things I guess. I wish you all the best.



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You are not alone, Kelly. Not as a broke and broken vet, but as someone looking to push further towards a healthier life. We may not get past certain things, in fact most folks don't. But we can get healthier than we were just yesterday, or even since this morning. hahaha

Welcome. I look forward to hearing how your art projects come along also. I'm glad you are getting help from the VA. We moved to where we are because a VA clinic is located in a nearby Mall, and I can low-crawl 3-4 miles to Audie Murphy Hospital if need be. I've walked it with a broken foot, so crawling is doable. It took the VA four years to diagnose that I had a stroke which caused my extreme dizziness and other neurological symptoms. It has taken almost all that long for them to diagnose my extreme insomnia.

But they are working on it. Have you gotten a computer yet? I'm gonna swing by your webpage and say "heidi" (as some West Texans pronounce it). hahaha



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Aloha y'all :) My name is Kelly, I'm a 36 year old single (divorced) woman living ing the middle of no where MN.

I have a rather uncommon hip issue called protrusio acetaboli (it's not even on WebMD!). Basically it means the sockets that the heads of the femurs sit in are deeper than they are supposed to be. This causes the heads of the femurs to bounce around in the sockets, grinding bone, pinching nerves, throwing the femurs out of whack. The sockets will keep getting deeper. The only treatment is a hip replacement.

I was in the Army when I started having pain. I fractured my hips rappelling out of a helicopter (helicopters + ropes + jumping + severe klutziness = ouch!) which was when the pain really set in. This was actually kind of good because now the VA pays for all of my medical care and I'm rated at 60% disability. I currently have another claim in, so hopefully I'll get more!

The doctors are so unsure of what causes it that it could have been caused by my injury, or been there before...who knows! It took the Army and VA 16 years to diagnose me!

I struggle to walk normal, I walk as slow as my 90 year old grandma, sitting hurts - I never know what will cause the pain, so I tend to do nothing.

This caused massive weight gain (combined with me quitting smokiy - go me!) which causes more pain. The VA won't prescribe anything stronger than Extra Strength Tylenol, so it's up to me to find pain relief until I get my hips replaced. Which won't happen (the surgery, the pain always happens!) for 15-20+ years. I'm scared how bad I'll be.

I don't work now, I live on my Army disability. I'm creating some art to sell online, but I need a computer and internet first! Gonna take me 4-5 months to save up for it. Hopefully when I have one I can find some work online!

Cool to know I'm not doubly broke (physically and finaciyally) and alone!



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David. you sure have a lot going on in your life and I give you so much credit for what you are doing. I know you can keep things going and you can loose some weight, do some walking or whatever exercise you want. We are here for you. Check in with us daily for support, that will help, okay. I am behind you 100% David and I am praying for you.

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So.... Yeah. Hiya, I'm the New Guy I suppose. emoticon

My name is David and I have a very complex situation with several disabilities. Sometimes it's hard to know where to go from here, but Weight Loss has become a serious issue for me, that MUST be addressed now. emoticon

To over-simplify, I suffer from a rare type of tumor-growth which is recurring, but not malignant- the tumors grow on connective tissues usually. In me, it has been mostly in the lower intestinal areas, although I have also had one in my upper arm (between muscles) and in my eye (between layers of the outer part of the eyeball. ew!)...

The Tumors start out fibrous, and grow... then they calcify and tighten/harden, to the consistency of 'concrete' according to my first surgeon. This drags everything up to it and kills the blood supply and life of whatever organ it is on, so I have had a LOT of 'urban renewal' surgery, as I teasingly call it. I have survived even losing 1/3 of my liver- and a decade later, it's grown back- I kid you not. You can see where they cut it, and where it grew again- I had NO idea a liver can regenerate, but it can, and did- so I count myself very lucky indeed.

My extensive digestive issues are still a big concern. I already have two hernia meshes under the midline of my lower belly where the surgeons opened me up so many times from almost the tip of the breastbone to the lowest part of the public bone, that there is no longer any connection between the 'abs' so to speak, except scar tissue. :( Icky. I now have a third hernia at the topmost part of the incisional site, but to repair it they would need to remove the old hernia meshes... Also, I have great pain and restriction from adhesions caused by so many surgeries, and that would require surgery as well, to repair.

The problem for me, is the 'no-residue' diet they put me on... without the foods that cause gut issues, I am steadily packing on the weight, and it's become a real challenge to find any exercise I can DO while I am in this limbo of them not wanting to do another surgery until I have lost 50-75 lbs... ACK!

I also suffer from PTSD, which was originally caused by a rather dramatic accident when I was about 4 years old, and added onto over the years by a few other things- I am truly a person who won't STAY down for long- tho I do have my stress and depression days of course.

Currently, I am starting to explore new foods that I can eat, and new ways to get some calorie burning going on... but everything is so /difficult/ sometimes, I decided I really needed to pop in to Sparkpeople and just start monitoring and brainstorming new ways to better my quality of life.

At least I am not in a wheelchair still, you know? I may not be able to go walking for long, but at least I CAN walk. I just have to keep that trend going. I just have to. I have things I want to DO in life, and time is ticking, you know?


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Hi Fancy -- many of the books that the so-called experts write offer much false hope. There is one out there (that I consider to be a quack) that claims bee sting therapy will cure MS. Don't I wish. I am currently on a on of the injectables known as a disease modifying drug, which does slow the progression of the disease in many by there is no sure-fire way to know. You just hope that no new lesions are found on the brain/spine and that the relapses are few and far between. I foolish discontinued treatment a few years back due to "needle fatigue" and not knowing if it was helping. During the time I was off meds, my MS rapidly progressed, and there is no "regression" just remission. I had a God-awful incident last night so I'm off to see my neurologist on Wednesday (of the ER if things get worse). This is the 1st major flare I've had for a while so we will just wait and see what the learned man of medicine has to say.

I thank you so much for sharing this information with me and will see what my neurologist has to say. Like so many others with this chronic illnesses, it's just a game of grin and bear it some days.

Blessings my friend.

You're never too old to dream new dreams --- and have them come true.

. . . Hugs, Kathleen



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Kathleen, I've been reading the book "Grain Brain" and he mentioned that in some cases MS can be slowed going grain free if I understand him correctly. Of course, that might be the cases that are misdiagnosed only, but just an idea. Have you tried going grain free for a month or two to see if that will help with that? I don't know much about treatments for that, but I know it really varies in intensity from one person to the next.




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Hello fellow Spark-lers; nice to "meet" y'all. My name is Kathleen; I'm 61 y/o and am living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which I have affectionately named my "MonSter". I am also blessed with COPD-emphysema, hypothyroidism, several hernatied/degenerated disks, clinical depression, macular degeneration and morbid obesity.

Some of these conditions can be improved with diet, exercise and medication; others will just have to be allowed to run their course and I need to learn how to live with them.

I was forced to "retire" at the age of 50 -- actually my boss fired me because of the MS but hard to win a case like that in court when your boss is a state judge.

MS is a very difficult disease to understand...as a matter of fact there is a saying in the MS community "In order to get MS, you have to GET MS!"

I live alone in a nice 55+ community and you would never know by looking at it that it is for low income seniors. I was forced to live in some really shoddy apartments since I lost my house (in 2009), and you just can't imagine my joy at having my current home. The neighborhood itself is a little rough, but the complex is beautiful - almost like a luxury hotel setting, so being forced to be at home so much due to my disability, is easier for me to deal with now than it used to be.

After reading some of the stories here, I realize just how fortunate I am. I am still able to get out on my own most days, and on days I cannot, my son & daughter both live nearby and help out a lot. I can still drive my car as long as it remains road-worthy and hopefully the treatments they are doing for the mac-degeneration will delay blindness. If not, I will have to learn to live with that as well. But as we all know - God doesn't dish out more than we can handles, so I just try to take it all in stride and count my conditions as blessings. I believe it was the Lord's way of slowing me down and taking stock of what is really important.

Well enough rambling here. I look forward to getting to know you and know I keep you in my prayers. Be well.
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You're never too old to dream new dreams --- and have them come true.

. . . Hugs, Kathleen



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I'm 62 and have lupus. I was diagnosed when I was 35, and was told that because I could not take their drugs, I would die by age 50. I stated treating myself with alternative medicine, and I'm still here. I also have fibro, CFS and thyroid goiter. Since my thyroid levels are normal, they won't give me any thyroid meds, so I have to treat that by myself too. Right now, I'm taking 20 supplement pills three times a day. It's the only thing keeping me alive. Now they say I will die by age 70. I want to prove them wrong.

4 years ago, I discovered why I can't take steroids without getting very, very ill. I have a tiny parasite called Strongyloides stercoralis that is incurable. If I do anything to suppress my immune system, it goes into hyperinfection and tries to kill me. I went into congestive heart failure last time they put me on prednisone, which is when I stopped taking their drugs. I have to go through a grueling 5-week drug protocol once a year and take an anti-parasitic once a week to keep them somewhat in check. It worries me, because I'm sure my insides are like swiss cheese now, since I probably had these for 20 years before I was diagnosed.

The last few years of my life have been very stressful and because of that, I have gotten worse and worse. I've gained 40 lbs and am just brain fogged and tired all the time now. Things are getting better, though, so I'm hoping that I can get some relaxation now and feel better. I'm starting a new diet and exercise plan, and am determined to get some of my health back.

Well, that's enough for now.

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Welcome to our forum Kathleen, glad to have you aboard and looking forward to getting to know you better. Please feel free to join in on our different threads whenever you want on a regular basis. We have our daily chit chat, our Wednesday prayer meet thread, our frugal thread, our silver lining thread, our Bible verse thread, our QOTD (question of the day) thread, joke of the day, and change a letter game thread.

Looking forward to hearing from you on a regular basis

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My name is Kathleen, 51 years old and I live in Nebraska with my cat, Buster. My disability is schizoaffective disorder, which is why I get social security. I also have fibro, hypothyroidism, and COPD. I know there are things or maybe not. I would prefer not. Oh, I do have the problem of being obese. That one I'm working on by being on SparkPeople.

Being on Social Security one almost needs to know about frugal living yet I'm not the best at it. I still manage to mess up my budget on a regular basis. I want to cook more food myself and not frozen meals or delivery food. It is hard to cook for one.

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Sarah, I have hypothyroidism and I too used to be hyperthyroid and took radioactive iodine treatment, twice, back in the early 1980. I was in my late teens when that happened to me. I still have trouble getting my levels with the medication right. It has been a real pain in that regards. It does make you tired. I do hope you feel better soon and that your pain levels drop.
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Hi Jen welcome to our site, this is a good place for you to be. We are a friendly group of people and we love to chit chat about our lives and all sorts of things. and you can feel free to join in and talk with us about what ever you want to talk about. We have a daily chit chat forum at the top of the page, we have a prayer thread if you want to list anyone you want us to pray for on Wednesdays ( our prayer day) and then we have our QOTD for some fun and games. We have a thread for frugal ideas and one called silver lining. Most of us have some kind of disability or are caring for family members with disabilities, and like you some of us are unable to get out of the house unless some takes them some where (such as myself).

So jump right in Jen and feel free to talk away and please feel free to spark email us if you want. emoticon

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Hi, I'm Jen. I have Neuropathy in both legs, non alcoholic cirrhosis, and an auto immune disorder. Doctor hasn't told me which immune disorder, he's been concentrating on getting it under control while running tests.

I'm single, walk with a cane live alone and can't drive. Yep, I'm a shut in. My sister takes me to the grocery store twice a month and the 1-2 doc appointments I have. Other than that, I'm home in my little box.

I spend my days sitting around depressed, doing just enough to care for myself. It sucks, I pretty much have no life. I don't go outside for fear I might fall.

Blech. Sorry for rambling. If anyone needs to talk, just sparkmail me. I'm usually online or will be shortly.



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Hi Kristie it is nice to have you with us. emoticon I can understand that you have some serious health issues going on and I see why you feel so depressed at times. I agree with Sarah, take one day at a time and enjoy your family and friends and know you have us as your friends. We would love to be there for you, Krisitie. Even if we are just someone for you to vent to. Please remember we are here. We care about you. emoticon

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Thanks Sarah. I am trying to keep my chin up. All I can do is keep breathing.

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Wow...no wonder you are so depressed. It is hard living with a chronic illness....and like you, i too have gained weight which really makes me feel bad about myself. Hang in there..take things day by day and try to focus on the positive.....enjoy family time and the simple things.
We are here for you to share any concerns, thoughts or if you just want to vent.
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Hi my name is Kristi. I have factor V Leiden and Gangelionoma on my cerebellum. I am also diabetic. I hate my brain tumor it makes my head hurt. Since my surgery I have gained so much weight. 50 lbs since October. They didn't remove it all. Because of my factor V Leiden I am on 70 mg of warfarin a week. All of my health problems fight with each other. I have been so depressed the late few months

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I am the same...I only use it on my bad days...i try to leave it for others who may be worse than me that day. I wish all were that way...it is often hard to find one when I do need one.

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I haven't noticed getting any looks but I try not to use the spaces unless I know we are going to be doing a lot of walking because then I know I will be very tired when I come out of the store and won't want to have to walk far to the car. emoticon


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I haven't noticed getting those looks, fortunately. It is getting harder to get any parking permits around here, though. If you can walk at all they are starting to restrict the permits more. My permit is supposed to be a permanent one, but every 3 years now you have to go back to the doctor and get the form filled out and signed and they are putting more restrictions on it. My biggest problem isn't the walking, it is my gut. I try not to use the handicapped spaces if I can manage it.



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Oh yes...I get those looks all the time......It stinks!

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My disability is my heart and since it is not seen I have received some rude comments when I am having a rough day and need to use the handicap parking in my little 2 seat sports car that just fits my height. Like me all know, disabilities are not always seen.

Slow but will get there!


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The thin hair, cold, dry skin and fatigue are all symptoms of hypothyroidism....headaches I am not sure about but I did read that muscle aches are common...this has increased my fibro pain to be almost uncontrollable at this point.
Constipation is also common with hypothyroidism. I do not know my level at this time. I will be going to my thyroid specialist soon tho to check it and adjust meds if needed. I do know that my hair is falling out big time...I am cold a lot, have weight gain and fatigue and increased pain levels...so NOT fun!

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Hi Sarah, another thing that I forgot to mention is that I suffer from major constipation.


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Hi Sarah, I have had hypothyroidism for many many years but I still haven't had a doctor that could really explain it to me what it does to my body. When I go for my yearly physical they do the blood work and check my thyroid levels, that is when he usually has to adjust my medication, either increase the dosage or decrease it. then I have to go back for more blood work in 6 weeks to see if that dosage is now okay and we go from there.

I don't have any pain from this that I know of unless the chronic headaches I have are caused from this condition but I have not been told that. they are not sure what causes my headaches.

I do have very thin hair and very dry skin. I am cold all the time but I am on blood thinning medicine so that doesn't help either. I am very tired a lot and I know that is related to that condition along with all the different medicines that I take.

do you know your thyroid levels? I always check mine out on Goggle once I find mine out to find out what is a normal reading.

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I just read a very scary article about thyroid medications causing lung cancer....now I am freaked out. Do you only change your dosage once a year? Can you tell me more about living with hypothyroidism..I have read a lot but so far my symptoms are increased pain levels (i already have fibro w chronic pain) fatigue (like nothing I have experienced before) being cold easily and hair loss (big time) Is the medication all you do for it? I have not had a blood test yet to evaluate my medication dosage-need to see my thyroid doc soon and do that tho. He wanted me on the meds for a bit before he tests me again.
Thanks for your help in this matter...it is great knowing someone else who has something I have. I know plenty of fibro people and am an old hat at that but this is new for me.
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Hi Sarah, I am on Synthroid; my doctor does blood work at my physical every year and usually has to change the dosage. he either has to raise the dosage or lower it. I don't have pain from my thyroid but I do feel tired all the time.


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Danline-I am new to hypothyroidism ( was hyperthyroid and had radioactive iodine treatment) now I am learning all about hypothyroidism and started on levethyroxine.....it is tough tho as fatigue is high plus my pain level is off the charts....

"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us"
Romans 8:37


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I had a massive stroke in 2004 which has cause problems with the left side of my hands and leg; I have suffered 3 grand mal seizures; I have hypothyroidism, chronic headaches and fatigue

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Wow..it is so interesting learning about each of you. It helps me understand what you are going through and how things are in your life. Any illness is hard enough but usually we end up with more than one.

OK heres my list:
fibromyalgia, previous upper back & neck surgery, degenerative disc disease, RA, migraines,depression,chronic fatigue syndrome and Graves disease which was treated with radioactive iodine so now I have hypothyroidism.
The hypothyroidism is new and I am just getting adjusted to thyroid meds...right now my hair is falling out and fatigue is devastating. I am gaining weight BIG TIME without overeating...

I have been on disability for 7 years now....worked as a RN before it.



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"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us"
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I have borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder, mainly. I have been disabled since 2012. I'm not sure what the next step with Social Security might be for me, but they did tell me I would be reviewed after 3 years.

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My biggest is IBS that is bad enough I have trouble leaving the house and after radiation therapy have trouble getting to the closest restroom. Also have back problems and foot problems. Got on disability when I had cancer, but it was because I have neuropathy. When it acts up it keeps me awake most of the night.

I tried to get back to work part time (after the old job fired me for having had cancer) and the rehab place sent me to a disability doctor. She came up with about 20 things wrong with me, but I don't think they all apply. So rehab wouldn't help me.

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I have fibermyalgia, scolosis, 3 bulging disks, knee problems, an in-operable bad ankle, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic headaches, migraine headaches, lower & upper back pain, neck & shoulder pain, depression.

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REMEMBER, JESUS LOVES YOU!!

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Since this is a team for disabled folk I thought it would be nice to get to know each other better and to share about your disabilities or anything else you care to share.

"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us"
Romans 8:37


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