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Sick people need compassion....not judgement!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 2:49 pm
  • Journal · 8 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 ...

Hugs are very theraputic

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply yesterday at 9:27 pm
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • The next time you feel depressed ask someone that loves you to give you a nice LOOOONG HUG ...

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

John2
  • By John2 · Posted yesterday at 3:22 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • 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 ...

Decided to post my entire story (mostly)

kdg1213
  • By kdg1213 · New reply yesterday at 1:26 pm
  • Journal · 24 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 ...

BE THE HERO IN YOUR OWN LIFE STORY

MZBIGGREDD
  • By MZBIGGREDD · New reply yesterday at 12:12 pm
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • The responsibility for saving us and leading us to our best lives, is our responsibility and our responsibility alone. The person with the most power over our lives will always be the person looking back ...

Can’t fill opiate Rx? File ADA complaint

Zyp
  • By Zyp · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with chronic pain · 2 replies
  • A suggestion from Steve Ariens, a pharmacist, pharmacy advocate, blogger, and National Public Relations Director for The Pharmacy Alliance (www.thepharmacyalliance.com) "If a patient is denied a medication ...

Looking for answers, lots of questions!!!!

nikkilee23
  • By nikkilee23 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 47 replies
  • Im slightly disappointed. As my first post received many replies and lots of help, not so much on my last post. I have some questions that ive done a little research on, but cant seem to find too much ...

yay

kdg1213
  • By kdg1213 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 14 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 ...

My journey into forever pain!

babyboomer61
  • By babyboomer61 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Hi, My my name is Linda Brozik. And this is a story that started about thirty yrs. ago. I am going to go with the short version. 1in 1994I had a slip and fall accident and broke my left wrist. I had it ...

To my Inspire Family

chaplainstevens
  • 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 ...

Started the epidural flood injections

Goldie21
  • By Goldie21 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with chronic pain · 13 replies
  • Went to the back specialists today and started th injections and am put on 300mg of gabapentin 3 times a day along with the norcos I've already been taking, guess ill see how this works out now! Doing ...

Help!! Love your doctor but his staff treats you horrible?

mymichelina
  • By mymichelina · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with chronic pain · 8 replies
  • I have been seeing the same Primary Doctor for over 20 years. My husband is his patient, as well as my children as they became adults. He is very mild mannered and reassuring. He will "fight" for the ...

Miles Davis Therapy

chaplainstevens
  • 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 ...

Epidurals Linked to Paralysis

Zyp
  • By Zyp · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Discussion in In the news · 2 replies
  • For some time I and other pain advocates have been warning about the danger of this procedure. Now that opiates are being demonized, more patients than ever are being coerced into this maximally profitable ...

New script called metaxalone 800mg

Goldie21
  • By Goldie21 · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with chronic pain · 6 replies
  • I'm wanting to know if anyone has ever had this before? My doc prescribed it to me this morning to take 3 to 4 times aday what will I benefit from this, does it help? I'm also taking it with my hydrocodone ...

FIND YOUR VOICE TO FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

MZBIGGREDD
  • By MZBIGGREDD · Posted April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • (Yes this message is long bit so essential to all those out there fighting to save their own lives. May these words give you the strength and the courage you are looking for to Stand Up, Suit Up and FIGHT ...

Getting off pain meds

Goldie21
  • By Goldie21 · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Traditional treatment · 4 replies
  • I've been taking hydrocodone for my herniated disc and was wondering how my doc would take me off of them? They work great for the pain but am curious how he would take me off them, would he let me know ...

What are your fav TV and Radio shows?

Flare999
  • By Flare999 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • My nurse wants me to find stuff that relaxes me, so what helps you? For radio we have RAW FM 87.60 going most of the time. Hubby introduced me to it and at first it was all alien to me and last year a ...

Let God Read Your Mail

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 13 replies
  • In the Old Testament there is a story about King Hezekiah and how when he received a threatening letter from the King of Assyira....he placed the letter on the altar in the Temple and gave it to God ...

3 days post op

aprilsmith63
  • By aprilsmith63 · New reply April 5, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I slept pretty good last night. I have been taking my pain medication and flexeril= faithly around the clock. I really hate take pain medications. I am a registered medical assistant and I seen how bad ...

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