TO: Sherry1023 and Karla
From: Nancy E. Hale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri Jun 9 16:51:16 2000
First off, let me make one thing clear: I am not about to unload on anyone
I am sorry you feel you have been attacked. I did read the posts that
started all of this, and taking into consideration that Igor is from a
different background than some of us, perhaps what he said was
misunderstood. If you are suffering with Adhesions Related Disorder like
the rest of us are, then I understand that you might react a bit quicker
and sharper than you would if you were in good health. I am rather short
on patience myself most of the time, mainly because I am so limited in what
I am able to do that I suffer from frustration very easily.
Sherry, we are all on this board because we need each other's support and
any possible suggestions that we can glean from the posts to the board that
will make us a little less difficult to get along with and make our lives a
bit more comfortable. No one person on this list is more important than
any other person on the list. There are times that one or more of us needs
more support and attention than the others do, and it is the responsibility
of the "others" to provide that support and attention - kind of like living
in a large extended family. And like family, we all need to take three
deep breaths before we respond to something that upsets us - sometimes we
even need to take a "time out".
None of us need any more aggravation than the adhesions we suffer from
provide us with already. We are all in the same boat here - the one
floating on the sea of pain and despair with a hint of the dawn of peace
and serenity that never seems to rise into actuality. There have been many
mornings when I wished the sun would not rise so I didn't have to face
another day of agony, and I know I am not alone in that feeling.
I am sure that I am only one among many who express the wish that you not
leave the board. With the challenges ahead of you, you need to know that
your personal and internet friends are carrying you in their hearts, minds,
and prayers to get you down this long road without hitting any of the
potholes. Tell your doctors you want an air-ride bed to ease the journey -
won't feel the bumps as bad that way.
I am once again fighting with my GP to get a second opinion on my
problem. I called her office on Monday morning, and have heard nothing
back from either her or her receptionist since. If I don't have an answer
of some sort by Monday noon, I am changing doctors.
Here's hoping everyone has a super good weekend.