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7/11/12 10:05 P

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emoticon and emoticon to the team! I an a retired RN and actually did early retirement due to inability to keep up physically of supervising and entire hospital building with added duties involving departments that were closed for the night, i.e. medical records (10 x's a night) pharmacy, helping in the ED etc.etc. FM really began to bog my body down and early retirement was the answer. It sounds like a fun job of doing the health writing and esp. from home. I find motivation is my most difficult time when home but we travel a lot and I get out and going as much as possible.
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7/11/12 5:56 P

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I must admit, as enticing as working from home sounds, I am also concerned about lacking motivation and becoming hermit-like! emoticon

Nursing is an honorable profession! I have found that good nurse is golden in both doctors' offices and hospitals. And I'll bet you were one of the great ones!

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7/11/12 5:31 P

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hi, thanks for the welcome. Many copyeditors do work from home - maybe you could make that a goal, that by a certain date/year, you want to be doing that?

I went from a very social, active profession (nursing) to a very sedentary, solo profession (health writing), so I'm sure that this had an effect on me. In one way, the working from home and not having to socialize is great. If I'm too tired or have too much pain, I can just work around it and I don't have to be pleasant around people I don't want to be pleasant too. ;-)

But, it does have its drawbacks. There's no motivation to have to get dressed properly for the day or even to leave the house. I can go days without talking to someone outside of my immediate family. But all in all, I'm very pleased with how I've been able to work out my work life.

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Hi and welcome back! Isn't SP just a wealth of awesomeness? emoticon

I am only 35, but I too can trace my pain back to my mid-teens, so I can identify in many ways with a life full of pain.

I am very happy for you that you are able to work from home! And yet just a little envious: I am a copy editor and I am more and more interested in all things health-related, and I have been dreaming of ways to combine those loves in a lucrative (just enough to support myself!) manner.

I have no doubt that if I can lose a ton of weight and get healthier overall (and I have), you can too! emoticon

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Hi all,

I've rejoined SP since trying it two years ago. I have more motivation now, so hopefully I will be able to take advantage of what SP offers.

I've had FM all my life, but was only diagnosed with it a year and a half ago. I can trace back my pain and fatigue to my teen years and I'm now 51, so you can do the math to see how long I've been feeling crappy a lot of the time!

I work from home, I'm a health writer, so this is great. It allows me to work at my pace. Interestingly, I got to interview some FM experts a few months ago because of an article I was writing. That's the fun part of my job - I get to talk to interesting people. ;-)

Anyway, here's to hoping I do better this time around. Can't do worse - that's for sure!

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