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Sick people need compassion....not judgement!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 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 ...

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

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • 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
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • 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
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • 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
  • Journal · 180 replies
  • 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 Prayer for the Inspire Family...

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply February 12, 2014
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • I pray for each and everyone on Inspire, that your faith would not fail and that the Lord's strength would keep you from giving in to dispair. I pray that 2014 would be a year of fulfilled dreams and ...

Sometimes it helps to sing.....

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply January 27, 2014
  • Journal · 29 replies
  • First of all let me say I CANNOT sing! No one would EVER mistake me for Al Green! But when I am having a rough day sometimes I go to a secret place and just....SING! I close my eyes and suddenly I become ...

Thank You, From Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply December 3, 2013
  • Journal · 108 replies
  • 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 ...

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of a Pain-free Night

Khatn
  • By Khatn · New reply November 19, 2013
  • Journal · 61 replies
  • This past week has given me a load of rows to hoe and think about. One week ago, my darling (and she truly is) 2-y-o Maine Coon kitten (don't care if she's 2, she's still my little kitten) came to me ...

My Prayer and Hope for Inspire Family

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply October 14, 2013
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • I pray that all of you are comforted and that you feel the presence of God in your lives, those in pain that God would give you peace and joy ...

Sources sought for stories about federal goverment shutdown

John2
  • By John2 · Posted October 2, 2013
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 10/2/13 Dear members, Journalists from several national broadcast news outlets contacted us today seeking to interview patients and caregivers who are ...

I'm Normally Very Positive, but...

Jer_
  • By Jer_ · New reply August 8, 2013
  • Journal · 55 replies
  • I was just notified by a specific group moderator that I had to be diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with a horrible, horrible disease in order to be a member. I find this very frustrating due ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply August 5, 2013
  • Journal · 261 replies
  • 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
  • Journal · 116 replies
  • 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 ...

Motivation, Desire, Determination

Jer_
  • By Jer_ · New reply July 21, 2013
  • Journal · 44 replies
  • I have been an athlete all my life. I slowed down significantly from 2003 until now. During this slowdown period, I've had three major surgeries due to chronic illness. 1) nasal polypectomy due to acute ...

Flu-like Symptoms Caused an Emergency CT Scan and CBC Today.

Jer_
  • By Jer_ · New reply June 25, 2013
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • This morning began in a left inguinal lymph node being a little touchy during a shower. I passed it off for being out in the yard all weekend. However, when I drove to work and got out of the vehicle ...

When all is lost, just smile!

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply June 3, 2013
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • So, after last night's relapse, I've been thinking. I hadn't self harmed in a long time, and I did it because I felt disgusting, because of my own body, can you believe it? I need to get out of this state ...

Music

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply June 2, 2013
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • What do you listen to when you're sad? I'm one of those smartypants who gets themselves in a mood by listening to sad music, and crying, hahaha. What do you feel like listening when you're upset, angry ...

Inspire, Inspire, Inspire

Jer_
  • By Jer_ · New reply May 31, 2013
  • Journal · 25 replies
  • Inspire, you do know people here will have withdrawals during downtime to update the site ...

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