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... NO! I feel weak and inferior. Not the viral man that I was once 9 months ago who was the bread winner of the family, feeling strong and able to jump buildings in a single bounce. ... (12 replies)
... So very well said Lil!!!! I began to feel utterly useless when I realized I wouldn't ever be working again. I think for me the feeling was really reinforced when wc attempted to make me work and having to go in, sit there and then leave an hour later in agony and tears didn't help those feelings. Seeing my hubby work 2 jobs just to pay the bills, doc and meds gets to me as... (12 replies)
... I, too, miss going to work and feeling useful and productive. We RSDers who can no longer work have a lot of time on our hands but are unable to do much with this time. ... (12 replies)

... Lefty, I'm sorry you're feeling so down. I think you got some great advice here. I don't really have anything to add, but just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you. ... (12 replies)
... Hi Skooze, thanks for the "shout out". These boards are great and the people are too. See you on the boards!!:wave: Kim (12 replies)
... Hi Kim and welcome to the boards:wave: I just wanted to say that I couldn't have said it better - - -"YOU DO HAVE PURPOSE, YOU DO MATTER, & THE ONLY THING THAT IS CHANGED IS THAT YOU HAVE TO FIND A NEW WAY OF DOING THEM!!!!:D Once a person with RSD does this, they tend not to focus on what they can't do than what they can do or want to do. Acceptance is the first step... (12 replies)
... Hello Lefty, my name is Kim. I have had RDS Type II since 1995. I was attacked during a training episode (PPCT pressure point control tactics). I now have full body RSD. It even moved into my chest cavity and has put me in the cardiac ICU for a week. I HATE RSD!!!!! My youngest twins were only 1 when I got hurt. They learned to walk by holding my crutches. I wasn't... (12 replies)
... Hi everyone:wave: Gosh I can't believe the last time Ivisited was on August 6th.:eek: The owner of the shop that I work for under the table went on vacation, so I was working 35 hours a week. Nearly killed me and my RSD went into overdrive. All I did was eat and sleep and pop extra meds. She got back Tuesday the 22nd, with some sad news. Her husband are getting divorced... (12 replies)
... Hi Karen, Thanks for telling us about your kitties. I love to hear about them. I love them so much. My little Lily is on my lap right now...too cute. She's a pastel calico and came to us at our house and we fell in love and that was it. She'll be 5 in December. Annie is black and white and came to my sister's house, but they have two boy kitties (Flynn and Charlie) and... (12 replies)
... Thank you all for your good advice. I forgot to mention that I do have two dogs - two mini-dachshunds. One is older (12 1/2 yrs) and needs extra care since she is going blind in one eye and is now partially deaf due to her advancing age. The other is almost 7 years old and has the attitude and temperment of a slightly psychotic adolescent. :blob_fire They do keep me... (12 replies)
... Hey Sharon! :wave: Thank you. If Seamus keeps eating like he does he'll be overweight too! LOL I think it's because he's a growing boy that he's not already overweight. :D They're not sister and brother though they definitely act like it. They were in the main viewing room with a few other kittens. The last few months have been kitten season here and they had an over... (12 replies)
... Hey girlfriend good to see you again!! I know just how you feel isn't that somthing? I still have a long battle to go still although I just found out from my lawyer that I was P&S in July by someone because my WC check were cut back and were no longer temp disablitiy. She knows what has happened so I trust she will get it settled but it's upsetting to say the least. I think... (12 replies)
... Hi Friends, :wave: Well, it's late as usual and I can't sleep b/c of the pain. Have had many nights like this lately and my pain clinic just pushed back my appt for another month b/c my doc is taking time off to have a baby. As I have previously posted, I won (settled) my workers comp case this summer and also was awarded social security disability benefits this year. ... (12 replies)

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