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 July 06, 2009 7:18 AM

Hi Rain...so glad you are staying with us When I first joined in 2004, I joined so many groups and had 1500 'friends'...neither of which I could keep up with. Last February (2008) I was having many problems with my profile, so I started a brand new one. It was a blessing in disguise. With my new profile, I have about 35 friends, all of which I keep up with and am in much fewer groups.

I hope all have a wonderful day. it is raining on and off today and with my car broken down, I won't even be biking anywhere. I'm working on preparing for college.

Peace & Prayers, C.C.

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 July 05, 2009 7:35 PM

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend. Mine wasn't exactly as I had planned because the starter went on my car, so I am now stuck home. My boyfriend is away until the 14th, so it won't get fixed until then...I'm gonna go stir-crazy I don't go anywhere much, but it sure was weird not even being able to get to the supermarket today. I should be able to go tomorrow with my roommates car.

I was able to buy some plants before my car broke down, so I was able to do a little gardening, which i enjoy.

Wishing you all a peaceful nite!

Nitey nite

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so many groups, so little time July 05, 2009 2:06 PM

Hi everyone. I have been going through my Care2 group list today. I don't know how it happens, that joining way too many groups to really make a difference. So I have been "un-joining" some to devote more of my time to those I feel the strongest about. So here I am. You are all important to me. I look forward to hearing from you. Blessings to you all, Rain

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 July 05, 2009 6:53 AM

Hey Everyone ~

I'm not feeling too well today, so I'll be taking it easy. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend

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 July 04, 2009 5:08 PM

Dear Rhonda,I'm sorry to say I can't remember the name of the medication I was prescribed for my hair loss,just that it was steroid based.And I'm sure it was in liquid form where you just put a few drops on the effected areas.I don't think that I would continue with the shampoo treatment if it is causing further irritation.I must say though,I don't remember any kind of irritation on the scalp,just the hair loss,although it did get itchy as the hair grew back.

           My heart goes out to you at this distressing time.I know how difficult it can be and how frightening.Please feel free to email me if you would like to talk about your problems as I will be there for you.Having a support group is very important and beneficial especially if you are feeling alienated through pain or illness.Just having someone to talk to who understands can make you feel a lot better and I hope I can help.

          C.C. thankyou for the warm welcome and to all in the group,Peace and Love,Fayexxx

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 July 03, 2009 8:22 PM

Hi Rhonda and Faye...it's so nice to see you here in Chat. It is very important that we all support each other and 'compare notes'...it can be very helpful for us

I have hair loss, but, mine is due to neuropathy (dr. cut nerves in my calf during hip surgery and that's when mine began...I guess I'm lucky I have very thick, curly hair, so it is not noticable.

Sorry it took me so long to get here...I was unable to post in this thread.

If either of you are interested in co-hosting here, we would love to have you. I am needing assistance in adding new info. to the blue-pinned threads mainly.

Wishing a Pain-Free night!

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anonymous  July 02, 2009 2:35 PM

The nurse did scalp biopsy at derm. of. I did nto see or talk to dr. some sec. called to say it was positive for yeast. they called in shampoo and foam. use as directed but unclear on as directed and tehy are impossible to get on the phone. that is what I have been trying to use for past few days and it is burning where ever I have put it so now i am wondering what to do next

I just read the link to the name of the condition you said and decided to post again, in case you see this and could share the name of the cream if you could remember it.

One doctor at the fam pra about a yr ago told me they usually treated this with sterioids but i told him shots or pills worked hard on me, to give it a little time and I woudl do that but then that is iwhen i went to the derm. doc office.

no one has ever mentioned cream 

the nurse scoffed at me and said i had a lot of hair, i was not going to bald.

but that is not true. they are not right in their assesment.

Medicare is not an appealing ins. to most new doc. I feel hopeless

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anonymous  July 02, 2009 2:18 PM

hi Faye, no not really. no one seems to have time to discuss this proper. did you have any symptoms with it, thanks so much for talking to me about this,

it is mainly on the sides so Ive been covering it but you know it canonly fall for so long before you can see the scalp

I've been using some shampoo 2% ketaconazole and foam but now my scalp is burning where I put it they are closed until mond. at the fam prac

it is falling out on the keyboard,

it is really unreal. depressing.

what is the name of the cream you used? maybe I could try something similar otc until I could try to call the dr ov,

they might call back by next friday realistically.

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 July 01, 2009 8:23 PM

Hi Rhonda,I too suffered dramatic hair loss after a particularly stressful time in my life.It was diagnosed as "alopecia areata" and was treated with steriod cream which was quite successful.It just took time to grow back.Have you had a proper diagnoses by a doctor?

           I also suffer from degenerative disc disease and am sure that pain and stress have an effect on hairloss so no,you are not bonkers.I wish you the best and hope you can find a solution to this problem as I know how frightening it can be .Peace and Love Fayexxxxx

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anonymous sweet dreams, good night July 01, 2009 6:02 PM

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anonymous hair and chronic pain, advice, ((please)) July 01, 2009 5:47 PM

Hi all. CC, I know a Kinston. My dad used to drive there but that was in NC.

I wanted to stop in and just say hi and get to know everyone a little bit.

This week the blood work for thyroid included hormone levels because of this aggravating hair loss (sporatic bouts, now really noticable) which I first reported about 2 years ago when levels were fine. Maybe the test will reveal the same, maybe they will call tomorrow. The derm. ov was not good. A nurse saw me, a doctor never did. She did not want to test my scalp, they blew me off and told me I had alot of hair and would not go bald, well easy for them to say. Some receptoinist called to say it was positive for yeast and they called in shampoo that I used for awhile but am I supposed to use it forever? Or what.

They told me to see my hairdresser for this type of thing and he is my friend from school who told me to go to the derm to rule out fungus. 

I feel ashamed and embarrassed over it. It is getting very difficult to hide the fact there is loss, I sure could use some support and advice.

 I have done everything to make myself as healthy as possible.  I am wondering about chronic pain and hair loss. Maybe I am bonkers but it seems to start up whenever I have really bad flare up.

Anyone?

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 June 30, 2009 4:31 PM

I am very tired...it has been a long day. My son's presentation went wonderfully I hope yall' are doing well!

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 June 29, 2009 10:27 AM

My back is feeling better since rest and heat pad, I just still need to pace myself better ( I can easily get hooked on the internet despite the pain, then suffer for 2 days). I laid out in the sun for about an hour (it's 94 here) and it was very relaxing. I will spend some time in groups and then prolly take a nap. We are driving out to Kinston tomorrow to see our son do a presentation to move to another level. We are very excited & proud!

I hope you are all well

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 June 28, 2009 4:49 PM

Greetings to All ~

I am still in lots of pain, but trying to get on more of a schedule to attend to groups. Thank you all for bearing with me.

I hope all are well and have a wonderful week ahead

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 June 28, 2009 3:44 AM

So glad to see you stop in Debbie I see you do have a lot on your plate. I hope the move to a warmer climate helps with your pain. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday!

Peace & Prayers, C.C.

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 June 27, 2009 7:14 PM

Hi everyone, have not gotten emails from care2 for months any way weve been busy packing and getting rid of junk and went to court last week for the settlement, was going to be done with everything by august first and on our way to texas.... they postponed till mid august so now ive got half my stuff packed and all my winter stuff given away except one weeks worth which is packed (dont need as much where im going, here its in the 60s now! by september or october it gets into the 40s) praying we make it out of here before october.
any way court was postponed not because of my lawyers request for setllement, workmans comp lawyer said to the judge it sounded fair!!!! that shocked me! but because they have to wait for medicare to tell them how much money they want for my back medical (lawyer said it can be any where from 300 to 400 thousand! because they must pay medicare for my back problems, so till they get that amount they cant settle with me, medicare would sue them.)
so thats where i am, and I thought I better come by and say hi, miss you all, praying everyone is having less pain (mines worse but the weather has stunk) hugs to all. so sorry i was a bad co host but i will try to visit more often when i can, most likely after i move tho, everything is a mess here.

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 June 27, 2009 6:15 PM

It has been a long day and my burrcitis and fibro is hurting pretty bad. I spent some time on the heating pad, but no pain relief...then I know it's really bad. Hopefully will find some relief tomorrow.

Welcome to all new members & I hope to see you here shortly.

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 June 26, 2009 11:25 AM

Hi Yall'

Just got back from spending a little time with my sweetie shooting pool (we haven't done that in ages). it was really nice

I hope yall' r having a good day and looking towards a wonderful weekend!

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 June 26, 2009 4:44 AM

Hi Lorelei. it's good to see you here. I am glad to hear that you have acquired some good therapy to help with your mobility. Wishing you all the best with it. Thanx so much for sharing with us

I way over-did it on the computer yesterday and still have some more college research to do today, but I will be back in when I can. Wishing you all a blessed day!

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 June 25, 2009 8:36 PM

Smiley from millan.net I have spent the last few months in the gym fighting to maintain mobility. I found a PA that believed that I could do more than just walk in the water. She hooked me up with a sports and nutrition specialist and a young very progressive PT. It has been slow going but probably the best thing to happen for my health in years.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 25, 2009 6:23 PM

It has been a long day for me and my back was hurting a lot. i was on the computer a lot researching different college programs, trying to decide which one to start with.

I hope everyone is doing well and have a wonderful evening

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 June 24, 2009 5:35 PM

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I am so glad you are feeling better CC. I have been in the Care2 Glitch..for weeks now. It is great to be back. Hugs, Rain

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 June 24, 2009 5:36 AM

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 June 22, 2009 4:47 AM

I have a couple of appointments today and meeting my sweetheart for a picnic in the park. I will stop in later.

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 June 21, 2009 3:05 PM

I had a very relaxing day...basking in the sun and making more graphics (i'm totally addicted). have a wonderful evening!

 

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 June 21, 2009 4:31 AM

I am feeling a bit better today...I think I'll go to the beach in a few hours. Enjoy your day!

 

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 June 19, 2009 12:43 PM

Hi Everyone...btw, where is everyone?...anyhow, just got back from seeing my son and it was a great visit. He is doing very well

I, myself, am doing better. The medicine for my chest & sinus infection is kicking in...and I back on my regular meds for pain.

I'm gonna spend some time laying in the sun tomorrow (early as it is 100 here now)...then I'll be online tending to groups. I will start doing some home-study soon, preparing to go back to college in August, so I'm working on managing my time for everything.

I have been asked to do two volunteer positions...1st being the advocate for my county for the cancer foundation...2nd a coordinator for the American Red Cross. I am looking forward todoing some volunteering now that my pain is managed a bit better.

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 June 19, 2009 4:10 AM

I am off to Kinston this morning for a meeting & to see my son. I will be back this afternoon.

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 June 18, 2009 4:07 AM

I went to the dr. yesterday and not only got back on my regular meds for pain, but also got an antibiotic and cough syrup for sinus/chest infection.

The medicine has made me pretty 'loopy' (codeine does that to me when I first start takin' it) so I need to rest more and get over this horrible sickness.

I truly hope yall' r ok and enjoy Peace & Happiness

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 June 14, 2009 5:22 PM

Great to see you here Laura...I will be on more once this infection clears up, going to dr. on wednesday, laying low until then.

Peace, C.C.

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 June 14, 2009 4:09 PM

Hello everyone. I hope to be on more often. Have a good evening.

Laura

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 June 12, 2009 3:18 PM

Still battling the flu, cannot wait to get to dr. on tuesday...I have horrible cough which hurts into the chest. I will not be online as much this weekend because I think I've been trying to stay up too much...think tomorrow will be 'movie day' in bed, with soup and water and ginger ale.

Peace & Love to All, C.C.

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 June 12, 2009 10:42 AM

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 June 12, 2009 3:37 AM

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I hope all are well today...my kitties get me up early for breakfast, so i guess I need to get to sleep earlier...need my sleep! They are so sweet. I have been unable to post my 2nd kittie's pic here due to technical difficulties, but, if you'd like, I have a photobucket album which is on my page...pics of me & friends and my kittie's, Lucie & Harlie.

I'll be here as i can. Taking dayquil and resting a lot.

Peace & Prayers, C.C.

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 June 11, 2009 10:32 AM

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I hope all are well...I'm still sick and probably will be until I see dr. on Tuesday...this is one long week for me

Peace, C.C.

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 June 09, 2009 5:43 PM

Still sick & unable to see dr. today. My boyfriend brought me some meds to make me feel better.

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 June 09, 2009 3:44 AM

I hope yall' enjoy a sunny day! We are forcasted for hot & sunny, but with partly cloudy and chances of thunderstorms (which the weather man even joked and said 'that is our forecast for the next 5 months' LOL)...Anyhow, unfortunately, I am sicker this morning and am headed to the doctor (which I had to go to for my pain meds)...not sure if I'll be in after because I know it will wipe me out and generally they give me cough syrup w/ codeine, which means days of sleep & grogginess for me...Peace, C.C.gmsmilies.gif picture by katndave2000

 

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 June 08, 2009 6:03 PM

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 June 08, 2009 3:33 AM

Good Morning

Friends...I hope yall' have a good Monday! I had things to do today, but, am still sick...another day in bed...yuck           

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 June 07, 2009 5:48 AM

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Well, I now know why my back was aching more the 2nd part of yesterday...I wuz coming down with something. Now my ears hurt, my chest and all my muscles. I so hate getting sick (which happens more since Fibromyalgia and everything else) because it 'amplifies' the symptoms.

So, I will be in bed mostly today...I hope yall' enjoy a great day!

Peace, C.C.

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 June 06, 2009 9:58 AM

I have been trying to catch up on some things here at the house today. it is time to rest my back for a while and watch a movie. i hope all of you are enjoying your weekend and having many pain-free moments...

Peace, C.C.

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 June 06, 2009 4:03 AM

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from Blair S. June 05, 2009 3:07 PM

HI i have no computer but right now am borrowing one. SO hi to all and soon i hope to have a laptop. Hugs to all blair

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 June 04, 2009 12:39 PM

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 June 04, 2009 5:39 AM

Well...I am not able to red-pin this thread, I will continue to try. i also cannot un-pin the old chat thread...

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GENERAL CHAT / SUPPORT ROOM 4 (Closed) June 04, 2009 5:34 AM

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I have much to do catching up on personal stuff today and do some light housekeeping. I will be in as time allows.

Rain ~ Thank You so much for your involvement here

Peace, C.C.

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