For People With Multiple Conditions


For People With Multiple Conditions

This is a support group for people with multiple medical conditions.

Members: 86
Latest Activity: Apr 8

Diabetes Forum

Introduce Yourself!

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by JenJen777 Mar 3. 41 Replies

This category is for introducing yourself and explaining what medical conditions you have and how they affect your life or whatever.

Mistreatment Discussion

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by Eileen Apr 27, 2013. 1 Reply

This is for people who feel like they've been mistreated with their medical conditions and would like to talk about it.

Prurigo Nodularis (skin disease) and Diabetes

Started by Tinkersmom. Last reply by Mohanned Oct 29, 2012. 4 Replies

I'm searching for a connection between PN and Diabetes. The "experts" say the cause of PN is unknown. It presents as a "bite" that causes extreme itching. Next, lesions appear and the itching…Continue

General & Misc. Discussion

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by Yvonne Aug 11, 2012. 15 Replies

If you feel like talking about something that won't fit into any of the broad categories I created, post it here!

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Comment by Doris D on September 14, 2011 at 9:33am
Thanks for the invite Pinky. I will be back later to tell u guys more. Drs appotiments all day today what can I say???
Comment by Brian on September 10, 2011 at 4:38pm
I'm a type 1 diabetic and colon cancer survivor. It is a goal of mine to encourage others to live healthy, active lifestyles despite living with chronic disease. I want to reach new limits and redefine what it means to be a person living with diabetes, cancer or other illnesses.
Comment by pinkyspurse on August 30, 2011 at 8:54am
I think I'm done with the discussion categories. Let me know what you think under Feedback/Suggestions!
Comment by pinkyspurse on August 30, 2011 at 8:41am
Ok, so I'm going to start dividing the forum into categories. This is a little difficult since most diseases fall into more than one category, so I'll try to make it as simple as possible.
Comment by Zolar1 on August 26, 2011 at 8:03pm
Out of all our landlord's buildings, we are the only family.

The state will not do anything either.

Who knows what the EPA is going to do. I suspect a mere slap on the wrist for my landlord.

I hate 'Teflon' landlords. Surely there has to be some justice in this world.

I may still have one or two cards left to play yet.
If I can get just one of them to stick, then my landlord can be held accountable.

It's pretty much a waiting game now.
Comment by Robert Miles on August 26, 2011 at 7:04pm
Do any of your neighbors have children under 6 that would be worth testing for lead poisoning? If they have it, would that be enough to force the local health department to do something for your child also?

Does that stop the state health department and the EPA from doing anything?
Comment by Zolar1 on August 26, 2011 at 9:54am
We received an email from the state health department. It seems that they cannot force the local health department to do anything unless a child under 6 has documented lead poisoning.

My 8 year old son is now screwed for life...
Comment by Zolar1 on August 24, 2011 at 9:13pm
I sent the EPA pictures of just about everything, including one picture of black mold in a corner of an unoccupied apartment.

Due to the high volume of complaints the epa gets, it can take months for them to do anything.

Also, they told us they usually do not provide information about an investigation into title 1018 violations.

I am quite sure that they take our requests as a potential for a lawsuit.
Doesn't matter. He never did the paperwork, the place is not habitable, and my son was exposed to lead.

If we get enough information then we can sue our landlord. Maybe our son will get money for a lifelong treatment of medical problems.

The health department still refuses to come check for lead.

We contacted a lawyer that handles these problems nation wide. Have to see if he wants to take the case or not.
Comment by Robert Miles on August 24, 2011 at 8:13pm

I just looked toxic tort and found this web page:

It suggests that you should also check your area for mold. If you find any add that to the list of items you report to the EPA.

Also, I suspect that you are now familiar enough with toxic torts to decide if lead poisoning should be added to their list, and possibly even do the adding.
Comment by justgeo1 on August 24, 2011 at 5:29pm
Hello, Pinkyspurse! I'm new here but old on other sites! :)

How are you doing, my friend?

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