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Pain is back

  • By aprilsmith63 · New reply 7:14 pm
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • These past few weeks have been rough mentally and physically. I am healing well from discectomy and my youngest daughter is taking steps to renew her life. I pray for the courts to be gentle on her. I ...

My Favorite Psalm

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 6:55 pm
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • Psalm 13 is a perfect reading for ANYONE Christian or not that is suffering because in our humanness we feel that God has abandoned us when we are distressed. I have been a Christian over 35 years and ...

A Lesson from The Apostle Paul

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 5:34 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Even if you’re in a place of extreme difficulty and your problems consume your thoughts, we must remember not to live out of a place of fear and defeat. It is during these times that we need to respond ...

Sad but true...

  • By chaplainstevens · Posted 5:33 pm
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  • Sometimes death is hard to accept, especially for people of faith. I had to explain to a family that refused to believe a family member was dead, they were praying God would revive them....sigh. Then ...

Off the Rails

  • By UnfortunatelyAnna · New reply 3:25 pm
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  • With my back against the Newport Traffic I find myself standing on the rail of the bridge Arms out. ocean below And this will not be the first time, because Someone tried to drown me a long time ago Someone ...

My Cardiac Rehab Orientation

  • By lisapavlov · New reply 2:24 pm
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  • Cause ppl like to share their experiences: Woke up at 7:30 for a registration time at 7:45 am (kids supposed to wake me at 6am before they went to school). Tore open gym bag for suitable gym clothes ...

Updating, since my April hospitalization.

  • By lisapavlov · New reply 2:20 pm
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  • So, I apologize for not being on Inspire much since my hospitalization. When last I left you I had been hospitalized for chest pain and 12 days if diarrhea (no fun!!). It postponed my medical follow-up ...


  • By kdg1213 · New reply 1:17 pm
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • Today was the firs time I really tested my heart since all these surgeries began, and I feel GREAT! I am so proud or myself ...

Sick people need compassion....not judgement!

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 1:35 am
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • We Christians have often become Job’s friends. We treat the sick like lepers. We tell them faith can heal them, and if they don’t get healed they have no faith. We accuse them of secret sin and sometimes ...

Does anyone have an opinion of Pristiq?

  • By camille4 · New reply yesterday at 11:22 pm
  • Discussion in Living with anxiety and depression · 4 replies
  • Can't take SSRIs, tried elivil, wellbutrin, depotake - couldn't take any of them without bad side effects. Now I take Inderal, off label usage, estazolam & ambien for sleep with Xanax for anxiety or panic ...

Decided to post my entire story (mostly)

  • By kdg1213 · New reply yesterday at 6:38 pm
  • Journal · 25 replies
  • I am a 23 year old girl who was overweight for most of her life. I lost a bunch of weight in an unhealthy way back in 2009. Then I decided to get healthy. In January of 2011 I started to develop a problem ...


  • By PeacefulViewer · New reply yesterday at 11:53 am
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  • I found this website after playing a game called Depression Quest and felt like it was worth an attempt to try and reach out to anyone at all. I've been depressed for quite some time with my life in general ...

It was a LONG weekend

  • By Idaho_Ladybug · New reply yesterday at 12:41 am
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Saturday morning, very early, I received some messages from my sister that my Grandma was possibly not going to live through the weekend. I knew they had discovered that her pacemaker batteries needed ...

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

  • 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 ...

My Story

  • By zyphr · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Hi, depression has dogged me for many months now. After having found the love of my life , I tragically lost him in an accident within a few months of our marriage. Since then feelings of worthlessness ...

Need a Good Laugh???

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 13, 2014
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  • I spit my coffee out when I saw this ...

To my Inspire Family

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • I thank God for all of you, your kind words and well wishes have touched my heart.....THANK YOU ...

needing support

  • By throughtherain · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • I feel so alone tonight. no one is returning calls or messages. just want to talk to someone. I feel like no one would miss me if I wasn't here. like who would even know. asking for prayers that I can ...

Miles Davis Therapy

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • For some reason when I am having a really bad pain day, I turn on some Miles Davis turn the lights down low and I just go into RELAX mode......yes today is a Miles Davis Day ...

New Diagnosis....sigh (God Help me)

  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • I talked to a VA Psychiatrist for an hour yesterday and he said without a shadow of a doubt I suffer from PTSD, he said working at a Psych hospital and a Trauma hospital is aggravating my already present ...

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