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  1. Thread: Done and Done

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    Thank You , Ann. Things did get a bit better...

    Thank You , Ann. Things did get a bit better today, I have a bad alternator, I THANKFULLY did not blow the heads but I am still out $200. for the tow and the repairs will be $400.+ but I will still...
  2. Thread: Done and Done

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    Done and Done

    Hello all - This will probably be be my last post for awhile. I was at the Tuscon VA and got into a commotion over a parking space. I was waiting when a truck pulled in behind me, I was waiting for...
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    sounds like

    Sounds Like My Life? routine is the rule - Meds, Smiley the cat, Sleep (too much) keep the house up? Getting Old and Perhaps sick is NOT FOR THE WEAK AND THE TIMID. I am a survivor and you are too. I...
  4. Thread: Life

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    Thank You All

    I am now getting a meter for free. My faith sustains me. Until much later - I was digging up bones tonight - Old family stuff - I am the last - so be it.
    Blessings
    Skypilot Steve Aka Alex44
  5. Thread: Life

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    Yes I have gotten worse, I tried/w my Psycs help...

    Yes I have gotten worse, I tried/w my Psycs help to increase to Mg. of the lexpro. That did not help. I have cut back to five and am working on tapering that down to 0. Yes I am going to ask my VA...
  6. Thread: Life

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    Rose - Thank You - I am thinking a Non Gov't...

    Rose - Thank You - I am thinking a Non Gov't Psyc. Is my best bet. I am a child of the 60's and still not trust the Government. I served and now I get (bad word) Thank you for your support, I know...
  7. Thread: Life

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    Thank all of you and God Bless You = I am having...

    Thank all of you and God Bless You = I am having a very hard time. I Skipped my Morning dose of Pain Meds, but took the Lex-Pro this morning and the oral diabetes med after a lite breakfast. I could...
  8. Thread: Life

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    Houghchrist -I do not shock easily, but to hear...

    Houghchrist -I do not shock easily, but to hear that Lex-pro can cause Diabetes, yes I am indeed shocked. I have a feeling that a lot of the fatigue is attributable to that. which has led to severe...
  9. Thread: Life

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    Life

    I will start off by saying getting old is not for the the weak or the timid. It is a bad thing or not. TOS prevent me from using the words I want to. I recently had full blown Pneumonia. I am not...
  10. Thread: To Rose

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    To Rose

    Rose - My condolences on the loss of your son. I am truly sorry This is so late but I have been very ill. Blessings and I will continue to pray for your family and Esp. you as I cannot imagine the...
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    A young lady died

    A friend of mine died recently at the age of 23. I was very moved when I got the news, I just wanted to post this, I believe it was caused by a bowel obstruction (I am sure we are all aware of what...
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    Rose - I saw the post and knew, without reading...

    Rose - I saw the post and knew, without reading any further. My heart goes out to you, I am crying right now s it is always a shock when a loved one pass's. He is with the The Lord now and is now...
  13. Thread: How long

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    Thank Al of you! Yes, it is the same person I...

    Thank Al of you! Yes, it is the same person I have mentioned before. we had a good talk, I think we were finaly honest with each other, only problem is, We are both wondering if we want a...
  14. Thread: How long

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    How long

    I am conflicted right now and it is causing emotional Pain. I lost my Wife 2 years ago. I still miss her very much. However, I have a friend that , well, she is special too me, and I am not sure...
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    Houghchrist - Thank You - Blessings and Happy...

    Houghchrist - Thank You - Blessings and Happy Easter = Too much Info - Why I took it down - Starting over, Happy Easter
    Alex44 AKA Skypilot Steve
    Easter - For he is Risen -The Bible
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    Thank You for the wisdom you bring. I have had to...

    Thank You for the wisdom you bring. I have had to back on the A/D'S to keep my sanity. I guess you could say that I suffer from "Survivors Guilt,in
    Essence because I did not do everything I could...
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    I have stopped using the anti depressant meds and...

    I have stopped using the anti depressant meds and am already starting to feel better. Thank you for the insight into what it takes. My neighbor is my best FRIEND, we both came to the conclusion long...
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    Houghchrst - THANK YOU - You have a very good...

    Houghchrst - THANK YOU - You have a very good grasp of my situation, I am seriously considering coming off the Lex-Pro as I want to feel again, esp. after my latest VA visit. My RNP told me my...
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    Dpression - Is Flat Better

    Hi All - I sm bringing the question here because this feels like home. I am deeply depressed and suffer from Major PTSD (VA Diagnosis), Still Grieving my late wife and am getting counseling and drug...
  20. Hi There Lyla - I am disabled and in constant...

    Hi There Lyla - I am disabled and in constant pain as was my my (late)partner. We took care of each other. Now that she is gone, I am on my own. I took care of her with love and understanding and a...
  21. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Rose - I admire your courage. As many...

    Rose - I admire your courage. As many responsibilities as you have, to take the time to respond and offer advice toother people is amazing, God Bless you and your family. I do hope things get better...
  22. Thread: What Next?

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    Chris = thank You = She is not answering phone...

    Chris = thank You = She is not answering phone calls or texts - supposed to be a new years eve party this evening - HOPE to see her then - Yes I will always be at a distance for now - Yes, Been there...
  23. Thread: What Next?

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    I don't know if this is the right forum but I do...

    I don't know if this is the right forum but I do know this is where my friends are. Hy Support network is crumbling and I don't know what to do. The closest person I know and who has helped...
  24. Thread: What Next?

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    THANK ALL of you good people who respondwd to my...

    THANK ALL of you good people who respondwd to my cry for help. I USED to run with a fast crowd - NO more - I was sorely tempted tonite - With a lot of silent prayer - I DID NOT slip into old ways and...
  25. Thread: What Next?

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    Thank All of you for your prayers. I am sitting...

    Thank All of you for your prayers. I am sitting here alone, on christmas Eve, Which sucks. I have not heard from anyone, although my phone number constantly changes, but then again, most people know...
  26. Thread: What Next?

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    ask and thou shall receive - I had to ask what's...

    ask and thou shall receive - I had to ask what's next - I found out and it isn't pretty - I crashed and burned and am so far of the reservation I don't know what I will do as I am in the weeds.....
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    Chris - Good to hear from you - everything you...

    Chris - Good to hear from you - everything you said is so true. I am currently dealing with what I believe (and a R.N.) With Shingles, Probably brought on by a very bad fall, Hurts like the dickens...
  28. Good to hear from you Lil E - I have been absent...

    Good to hear from you Lil E - I have been absent due to depression the holidays, and my general health. It's nice to hear from you, I hope your surgery went well, when your hand stops working...
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    Houchrist, I feel awful For you, I too suffer...

    Houchrist, I feel awful For you, I too suffer from many symptoms similar to yours and the VA keeps wanting to cut me back Etc, they say I can't have both my Xanax and pain meds, what Baloney, twenty...
  30. Thread: What Next?

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    What Next?

    Hi All - Have not posted in awhile - too much too quick going on but always looking for answers. I have been here a looong time, . I am currently suffering from P.N. in my feet, Numb or hurting,...
  31. Lil-e God bless you - I am going thru it and when...

    Lil-e God bless you - I am going thru it and when I called the VA - Boy where they QUICK to schedule appointments for me - all in ONE week. I am going to talk to the director and get a REAL doctor -...
  32. Lil e - Thank You - Yes , I am going to give them...

    Lil e - Thank You - Yes , I am going to give them you know what. A diagnosis of that I am Diabetic is no joke, and to simply say - will repeat labs in three months - No instruction to manage my diet...
  33. I got a diagnosis of Diabetes, by e- mail no less...

    I got a diagnosis of Diabetes, by e- mail no less - Granted my RNP did try to call me but I have a government phone (Lifeline) that works about as well as the government does. So, I get to see her in...
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    Sunshine - What a beautiful handle - Karma works...

    Sunshine - What a beautiful handle - Karma works in many ways - I shudder to think of a shark bite - I wish you all the best - You will be in my prayers. Hope you get better quick and back to surfing...
  35. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Rose - I am so sorry about your loss of G, Not...

    Rose - I am so sorry about your loss of G, Not real sure where he fits' into the picture but sounds like he was a brave Man., My condolences. Sorry to hear about Jim, Cancer is no joke and with it...
  36. Rose - God bless You and yours. I was so saddened...

    Rose - God bless You and yours. I was so saddened by the last update, well you know I started crying because ALL of you are SO brave - As I have said before, you are truly an Earth Angel. I have...
  37. Rose - I have not been here in a while. I DO...

    Rose - I have not been here in a while. I DO follow you updates and You are incredible. You and your family are always in my prayers. Myself, I don't know anymore. I am leaving it to the lord to help...
  38. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Rose - Such great News! I am very glad for you...

    Rose - Such great News! I am very glad for you and will continue to pray for your family. Sorry I have not been around but Life has been throwing one curve ball after another. Anyway wonerful news, I...
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    Danielle - I know the feeling - the VA - I...

    Danielle - I know the feeling - the VA - I ENLISTED - has told me to choose between My Xanax and my Morphine - Chronic back pain, PTST, etc. I'ts all political - no MMJ here - legal here in AZ BUT...
  40. Rose God Bless You and thank you - The best to...

    Rose God Bless You and thank you - The best to you and yours - I follow your updates, - we just have to do it one day at a time. Esp. bless you for your kind words for Cynthia - You are indeed an...
  41. Thread: Jim's Update

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    rose - Good luck and blessings to your Family....

    rose - Good luck and blessings to your Family.
    Skypilot Steve
  42. Rose - to quote you - "For us, this a true...

    Rose - to quote you - "For us, this a true challenge, because we are a team. And I know that if the roles were reversed, I would feel the same way that Jim does. It's not really about self esteem....
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    Houghchrist - having talked to a number of People...

    Houghchrist - having talked to a number of People who have had back surgery - I would use one word regarding abalations ( or any other procedure) -DON'T - My understanding is back surgery has an 80%...
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    To All - Thank You for the kind words. I have...

    To All - Thank You for the kind words. I have stopped interacting with a lot of people - mainly because the people are in bars and clubs, and I don't need the extra crap. make no mistake, I like a...
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    houghchrist = I am Still Here - Sorry to hear...

    houghchrist = I am Still Here - Sorry to hear about the leg and other issues - I say at a 5 most of the time and that is with Meds, Indeed , Winter is not kind to us CP'ers - and Arizona does get...
  46. Rose - Having read your last update, I can relate...

    Rose - Having read your last update, I can relate to Jim's efforts to help. I often overdo to help my friends, which in a small town like I live in, are Gold. I guess you could say that we always...
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    Dear Lil E =With all this going on, I would...

    Dear Lil E =With all this going on, I would switch to another pharmacy and get THEM to transfer the prescriptions over, if that does not work , go to Walgreens and talk to the pharmacist, I have done...
  48. Thank You Rose = Blessings to you and your...

    Thank You Rose = Blessings to you and your Family.
    Thank You
    Alex44 - AKA Steve - Skypilot
  49. Thread: Feeding Frenzy

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    Rose - You are indeed an Earth Angel. I wish that...

    Rose - You are indeed an Earth Angel. I wish that things were going better for you - life should not be this difficult - It takes a lot to be a caregiver, I took care of my Precious Cynthia, she has...
  50. Rose - God Bless You. Yes, the grief process...

    Rose - God Bless You. Yes, the grief process takes a long time but as you know, I am seeing a counselor and it helps. Yes, Cynthia is always near me, I feel her presence and hugs - Great Insight,...
  51. Mothers to Angels - It is by the grace of god and...

    Mothers to Angels - It is by the grace of god and Folk like you that I am Surviving. It has been eight Months and the grief is still incredible. Thank you and all the friends I have as well as...
  52. Do you realize that the naloxone is reversing the...

    Do you realize that the naloxone is reversing the effects of your pain drugs? This jumped out at me - Please, I am NOT trying to be rude, but do your homework on all these drugs you are on. I have...
  53. Don't even get me started on the VA - The Local...

    Don't even get me started on the VA - The Local CBOC is for S---. The one in Tucson is better but as far as Pain Management - I live in fear.
    Blessings
    Skypilot Steve (AKA Alex44)
  54. The VA is B.S. I suffer from PTSD - as in I wake...

    The VA is B.S. I suffer from PTSD - as in I wake up in the middle of the the night - Bolt upright Screaming - and yet after a twenty years they gave me a choice taper off the benzo.s or the...
  55. Thank You - Now would someone tell the VA that? I...

    Thank You - Now would someone tell the VA that? I suffer from PTSD. which studies have shown the MMJ helps with - Waking up at night bolt upright screaming is not the most wonderful thing in the...
  56. Thread: Questions

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    Thank You

    Indeed we are Blessed and we will be together again - although she did NOT want too come back to the Earth Plane - she prayed that she had fulfilled her Karmic destiny - she had a hard life and we...
  57. I regret to say I am not a fan of J Hopkins. They...

    I regret to say I am not a fan of J Hopkins. They almost killed my Mom when I was young 50 Yr.'s ago by giving her Penicillin It WAS in her chart that she was Allergic- My Dad, being a Hospital...
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    Beautiful Black Kitty - we used to have two -...

    Beautiful Black Kitty - we used to have two - they have gone to Kitty heaven although they will cross or probably have crossed the Rainbow Bridge to be with my precious Cynthia, Keeping up the house...
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    Happy Birthday Blessings Alex44 Skypilot

    Happy Birthday
    Blessings
    Alex44
    Skypilot
  60. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Go Eagles! i do NOT care for the Patriots. Love...

    Go Eagles! i do NOT care for the Patriots.
    Love and Light
    Blessings
    Alex44
    Skypilot
  61. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Rose - Hang in there - I am sorry I have not been...

    Rose - Hang in there - I am sorry I have not been around but , well personal problems. You are in my prayers.
    Blessings
    Alex44
    Skypilot
  62. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Rose - I can only pray for Jim. Both of you have...

    Rose - I can only pray for Jim. Both of you have been thru the Mill. I am sorry I have not been here in a while but ya'll HAVE been very much on my mind and in my prayers. Stay Strong and the Lord...
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    Thank You

    I too have been told that due to the "Opioid Epidemic" that it is VA policy to not have a patient on Pain Meds and Benzodiazepines (Xanax) I could have one or the other. Period. I am tapering of the...
  64. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Rose _ Am very sorry to hear about Jim's latest....

    Rose _ Am very sorry to hear about Jim's latest. I agree with you, Big Pharma looks out for Big Pharma, period, the end. That said, You and yours, as you already have tour wings, are blessed to have...
  65. Angels with there wing already -you know - we go back

    That I Have not been here for you. I'm am sorry to hear about Jim and your son, who suffers from multiple illness's. If you would PM me , I would like to offer my support in any way I can. ...
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    Hi there - I have been away for awhile, I am...

    Hi there - I have been away for awhile, I am going to go to a Grief Councilor as I am still having problems but to get back to the subject at hand, In my youth, I got , what we called "miracle Drug"...
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    Hi there - My Official handle is Alex44 - but I...

    Hi there - My Official handle is Alex44 - but I use Skypilot Steve as my signature as I am an ordained Minister. I find your research Fascinating but I will have to re-read your post as you raise...
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    Saved by my Shrink and this Forum.

    I finally got some closure - my Psyc. knows me better then I thought and gave me a lot of insight that has lifted a lot of guilt - As has this Forum.
    Thank each and evey one of you.
    Blessings...
  69. Thread: Questions

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    Rose and others -THANK YOU ALL I was very sasd...

    Rose and others -THANK YOU ALL I was very sasd last Night, but After re-reading a lot of the posts, Ya'll are right. My Precious Cynthia would want me to live on, and as well as I could - It's just I...
  70. Thread: Questions

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    My Precious Cynthia had a living will - As do I...

    My Precious Cynthia had a living will - As do I as well as a DNR. Hearing is the last to go. when they took me out in the hall and wanted me to override her wish's, and put her on a ventilator, I...
  71. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Rose - Congressmen and women get GOLDEN health...

    Rose - Congressmen and women get GOLDEN health care. My thought is that they should grt what we get - I belive they would change their tune. Just my two cents worth.
    Blessings
    Skypilot Steve
  72. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Rose - I Am so sorry to hear about Jim. I know...

    Rose - I Am so sorry to hear about Jim. I know all too well about them wasting time, IF they had done the procedure Colonoscopy) Saturday instead of later, I would still probably have Cynthia with...
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    Thank You Funnylegs4 - I value this forum - I am...

    Thank You Funnylegs4 - I value this forum - I am here when I can - again thank you.
    Blessings
    Skypilot Steve
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    Mike, Mod #7 - Thank you for your kind replys....

    Mike, Mod #7 - Thank you for your kind replys. thank for looking into this and I am sure you will hunt it down. Thank you for your condolences for Cynthia - It is still very hard but as you said, she...
  75. Thread: Questions

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    Jeannie - thank You and Bless you for the...

    Jeannie - thank You and Bless you for the comforting words. I am very sorry your Mother suffered so, I am a man of deep faith and the Lord has a plan for all of us. I am so lonely without my precious...
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