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"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

I think I have PTSD.

IRespectYou
  • By IRespectYou · New reply April 8, 2014
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  • Hello. It's been a while. I hope that you missed me. I may have PTSD. I want to say something about that. Please write back and tell me what is wrong with me and that I am wonderful. Trauma, according ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
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  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
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  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
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  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
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  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

My friends, . . . greetings.

IRespectYou
  • By IRespectYou · New reply February 4, 2014
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  • Hello. I love you. Until just now I did not know that. I miss my friends on here. I have been away because my life has been going better. I have a lot of pain, but today I studied an Al-Anon adult-child ...

("I don't want to do this." "You have to." "His voices have to." "Yes.")

IRespectYou
  • By IRespectYou · New reply January 9, 2014
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  • We are talking now. I don’t want to speak. Why? Why? Why? I spoke today. To whom? To—to your therapist. (I’d say the person’s name, but then bad people might find you.) Okay. Why do you want to die? I ...

the bathroom (not a story), early 1970s

IRespectYou
  • By IRespectYou · New reply January 6, 2014
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  • The tile was green. It went up the wall to about the height of my nose. The bathroom smelled disinfectant-minty. I have three things I want to recall. I relieved myself, number two, in a urinal. Another ...

one of my voices tells you off

IRespectYou
  • By IRespectYou · Posted December 23, 2013
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  • I am IRespectYou’s inner child. Not really. I’m a voice from schizoaffective disorder. He has it. It’s well-managed. The reason he keeps posting strange things is that he doesn’t know who he is. He thinks ...

Thank You, From Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply December 3, 2013
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  • Hello everyone, As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us at Inspire would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community. While we wish no one had to deal with the serious health issues ...

Sources sought for story about statins for high cholesterol

John2
  • By John2 · Posted November 18, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 11/18/13 Dear members, A journalist from the Everyday Health site contacted us today seeking to interview US-based Inspire community members for a story ...

November

IRespectYou
  • By IRespectYou · New reply November 4, 2013
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  • I get a little sad when the time changes. I tend to get sad around dusk, when the light dies. With the new time, the light seems to die sooner. But I recognized this afternoon reasons for me to be glad ...

It's been forever.

aletheia
  • By aletheia · New reply September 19, 2013
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  • I'm haven't written on here in forever. I'm applied for social security and was denied. I put in a appeal four months ago and have 10 months to go until I get my date to go. It's so frustrating because ...

Taking a Break

ArguingWriter
  • By ArguingWriter · New reply September 8, 2013
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  • So I've been taking a break from weight loss, from regimented workout sessions, from food logs, and from basically anything that reminds me I'm not done with this weight loss journey. There have been ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply August 5, 2013
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  • Dear members, Yesterday, Inspire reached a milestone: five million posts written by members! Each of these posts, and the 700 million words they contain, are a simple measure of how much we all do to ...

A new Inspire report in collaboration with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply July 22, 2013
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  • As many of you know, Inspire has a professional collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Inspire members have written personal stories for the Stanford Scope column. I am pleased ...

I finished 94 lbs down U CAN DO IT!!!

CoachT
  • By CoachT · New reply May 27, 2013
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  • Back in April 2010 I started journaling about my weight loss journey. I started a blogsite, joined here and off I went. But some people can be real butholes!!! People dogged me for talking about God for ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Deanna Attai, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply April 16, 2013
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  • Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients and caregivers worldwide. The people in this ...

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The FitArlington Community connects everyone looking to be healthy and fit for support and inspiration. This community is sponsored by FitArlington, an Inspire trusted partner.