OK I am very sorry to have been away for a long time from here but there has been a lot going on in my personal life, and I may not be able to get on here daily. I am leaving my personal email which I must check daily due to school so that you can be sure to get me as quickly as possible. My email is:
I find that a lot of people suffer more due to ignorance of their condition. I am not an expert on every condition known to man but i am more than willing to learn about it and help you to understand the technical terms that many people do not understand. I have a BSN (nursing) and MEd (education) so I can work with you to help you better understand about your condition.
Once in a VA hospital in PA I worked with a man who went into surgery and did not expect to live through it. When he came out of it and had so much treatment, and things done to him that he did not understand the purpose for it made him very irritable. All the hospital staff avoided him. I was assigned to him and when I told him he needed to sit in his chair he complained because he wanted to sit in his comfortable chair at home. He did not understand why he had to sit in a chair for a long time, and no one took the time to talk to him. Hospitals can be so busy it seems they neglect the patient. He yelled at me saying "I don't want to sit in the ***** chair. They put me in there and just forget about me! It's **** uncomfortable!" I asked him, "Have I ever forgot you?" "No" he admitted reluctantly. I said "Then give me a chance OK?" and I explained to him that nothing would please me more then to get him out of here and home to his comfortable chair, but we had to document that he can tolerate sitting up for extended periods. When I came back as I promised and took time to listen to him and answer his questions, the difference was night and day! He was one of the kindest men I ever met, very sweet and we talked a lot about God too. One would have never thought it as mean and ornery as he was at first!.
My point is, Stress is never a good thing, and if I can help you to understand what is going on with you, I would like to. I hope it will calm some fears, help with your focus, and find possible solutions you might want to discus with your doctor. I am not saying I would have all the answers for you, but I can help so you do not feel overwhelmed and alone.
I am here to try to help if I can.