Faith R
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finding a respected dr in my area

Started this discussion. Last reply by Faith R Sep 23, 2012. 2 Replies

Does anyone know how to go about finding a recommended, respected, liked, pain management physician other than by going blind? My insurance (military TriCare) will refer me to one, but they can only…Continue

desperate for a good pain mgt dr in AL or FL!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Faith R Sep 25, 2012. 2 Replies

If anyone has a friend, family member, or better yet, a personal experience or can recommend a pain management physician anywhere around my area (Enterprise, AL), or as far away as either Panama…Continue

You guys ROCK!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Faith R Sep 12, 2012. 17 Replies

It's my first day on here, and I can't seem to stop reading so I can go to bed!I've already posted on a forum my main question, and am anxious to see how that goes, but my main reason for this post…Continue

Neurophathic Pain of the Abdominal Wall?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Faith R Sep 13, 2012. 16 Replies

I have always, and will always, say, that I would never, ever want someone to physically know what it is like to have any illness or pain. However, I've recently started to wonder if there are…Continue

 

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strack350 replied to Faith R's discussion 'Canaan Valley area' in the group West Virginia Diabetics
"Hi faith, just read your year old post. I spend ALOT of time in the Davis/Canaan valley area. Hiking, Camping and snow skiing are my favorites. I take it you live in Alabama, do you have any hidden gems in the Canaan area?"
Nov 14, 2013
Doris D left a comment for Faith R
"hey TuD is doing it's yearly fundraising to keep this site here for us and others please give as little as a dollar to keep it here! it's a great place for all us d's to meet and talk they need to pay their light bills and such to…"
Nov 17, 2012
Faith R replied to Daisy Mae's discussion 'A Hot Topic for women AND men.' in the group Neuropathy
"If it has anything to do with dryness, I have found it important, and even necessary at time, to have lube on hand. This, from what I've been told, is caused by D. I hope this is only temporary."
Oct 15, 2012
Faith R replied to Cherise's discussion 'Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Block?' in the group Neuropathy
"oh hun, I'm sorry you are hurting. I really am. I don't know what it is (where) you are having the injection. I had injections two different times, in my spine. Not sure if it was the same type or area. Mine didn't work. However, that…"
Oct 4, 2012
Faith R replied to Cherise's discussion 'Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Block?' in the group Neuropathy
"I've heard of people taking a lot more than that. I take 2700 mgs a day, and go to see him in just a little over an hour hoping for an increase I cannot WAIT to get out from under this meanie head pain dr! (sorry to derail your thread)"
Oct 4, 2012
Faith R replied to Faith R's discussion 'desperate for a good pain mgt dr in AL or FL!'
"I called the doctor's office that originally diagnosed me and AMEN! they apparently felt sorry for me and my situation and got me in to see him THIS FRIDAY! woo hoo! it's a 4 1/2 hr drive, and driving is painful, but I will do whatever is…"
Sep 25, 2012
Spock replied to Faith R's discussion 'desperate for a good pain mgt dr in AL or FL!'
"Sorry for your frustration and your pain. When I was looking for an endo years ago, I searched the local medical centers/ university hospitals. They had a list of all the endos on staff, their background, research, etc. I was able to pick and…"
Sep 25, 2012
Faith R replied to Clare's discussion 'Wow the number of years of D experience here in mind-blowing'
"With this much combined experience, maybe this group will be the one to CURE it!"
Sep 23, 2012
Faith R replied to Clare's discussion 'Wow the number of years of D experience here in mind-blowing'
"yes, that is exactly the problem! He actually said "read my lips" to me when I didn't understand how he wanted me to increase medication over a period of time. Even the pharmacist at Rite Aid had to redo the label, because she…"
Sep 23, 2012
Faith R replied to Faith R's discussion 'finding a respected dr in my area'
"thank you so much. I've gone through just about all of them. It's not personal recommendations, but it's the closest thing I've seen so far!"
Sep 23, 2012
Faith R replied to Clare's discussion 'Wow the number of years of D experience here in mind-blowing'
"I'm very fortunate to have her. Now just to get a NEW pain management dr in my area. He's rude, quick to judge, and lots more that I won't get into. I wish I could find someone in my area (lower Alabama) that could personally…"
Sep 23, 2012
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Sep 23, 2012
Faith R replied to Clare's discussion 'Wow the number of years of D experience here in mind-blowing'
"my endo always says that 'you know your body better than I do, let's work as a team' can't get more respect than that, from any physician!"
Sep 23, 2012
Faith R posted a status
"OM gosh, how do I go about finding a pain mgt dr in my area? long story short, I'm desperate for a GOOD dr! I will travel as far as needed"
Sep 23, 2012
Faith R added a discussion to the group US - Southeast Diabetes
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Pain Mgt Dr in PCB or Montgomery area? Plz HELP!

If anyone has a friend, family member, or better yet, a personal experience or can recommend a pain management physician anywhere around my area (Enterprise, AL), or as far away as either Panama City, FL (or PCBeach) or Montgomery,AL, PLEASE let me know. If you could ask friends and family, I'd greatly appreciate it.I let my health insurance refer me to my physician at South East Pain Management in Dothan, AL, and I can't stress enough what a horrible experience I have had with Dr Marsella.He…See More
Sep 23, 2012
Faith R added a discussion to the group Diabetics in Alabama
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Pain Clinic in PCB or Montgomery? Plz HELP!

If anyone has a friend, family member, or better yet, a personal experience or can recommend a pain management physician anywhere around my area (Enterprise), or as far away as either Panama City (or PCBeach) or Montgomery, PLEASE let me know. If you could ask friends and family, I'd greatly appreciate it.I let my health insurance refer me to my physician at South East Pain Management in Dothan, AL, and I can't stress enough what a horrible experience I have had with Dr Marsella.He has…See More
Sep 23, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I hope to learn more about neuropathic pain of the abdominal wall
Date diagnosed
November 1, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
MiniMed Paradigm 722
Tell us more about you (optional)
I have Type 1 Diabetes, for about 19 years now. It took several years to get the correct diagnoses of "Neuropathic Pain of the Abdominal Wall", which is easier to understand in this format: consider every muscle you use in your abdomen is affected by my neuropathy, and causes pain. It is sometimes controlled by gabapentin and a fentanyl patch.

As much as I'd never want anyone to have what I have, sometimes it would be wonderful to have someone else to talk to about it, discuss what works for one, or is helpful NOT to do, that sort of thing.

I would be more than happy to share my experiences with my insulin pump, my very successful pregnancy and delivery at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN, and anything else I might be helpful with.

A little more about me:
I live in "LA" - ie Lower Alabama, and am married to a now retired US Army Soldier, and we've traveled mostly the East Coast, with him doing one tour in Iraq and one in Korea. We have an almost 15 year old daughter who drives us nuts and is the light of our life at the same time!

I used to do some graphic designing. My parents owned a newspaper when I was a kid - and as is true for most family businesses, we had to learn the trade. Advertising was my calling, and I loved doing it. I've been a stay at home mom most of Katie's life, so I'm certain I'm out of date computer wise now!(by the way, my mother is mortified at how my grammar and punctuation has gone downhill over the years, so please bear with me, I type waaay faster than my brain can keep up!)

I am also goofy, and sometimes come off as much more sarcastic than I mean to!

I've had diabetes since 5 months after meeting my to-be husband. We laugh when we think back, and say that if he stuck around during that time, I'm never going to get rid of him!

This site looks like it's going to be both good and bad for me. Only bad because I'm loosing a lot of sleep trying to read everything at once and learn as much as I can absorb! ;)

And with that I say, bring on the education!

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At 6:44am on November 17, 2012, Doris D said…

hey TuD is doing it's yearly fundraising to keep this site here for us and others please give as little as a dollar to keep it here! it's a great place for all us d's to meet and talk they need to pay their light bills and such to keep them here with us! Please take time to give a little for the future diabetics of the world

At 8:26pm on September 12, 2012, Gerri said…

Thanks for the friend add. Holler if you need anything.

At 6:12pm on September 12, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Faith- Thanks for the friend add. I am a T-1 the past 13 years, having been Dx at age 55. I am glad to see you like TuD and are trolling the site, and are reading the forums and blogs.If you have any questions just stop by my page. Cat

At 5:19pm on September 12, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello Faith! Thank you for having me as a friend!
Alabama....so far away, but it feels like you're right here, chatting over a cuppa! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 28, the other 26), a grandma (grand-maman) to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself!
(I know very little about Alabama)
Keep in touch, ok?
hugs....linda

At 4:33am on September 12, 2012, Doris D said…

Thank you sooo much for ur fr!!!

At 9:16pm on September 11, 2012, Teena said…

Thank you Faith! Wonderful to have a new friend on here :) Check out the DHF, a non profit organization website:

http://www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org/

At 8:10pm on September 11, 2012, Teena said…

Hello Faith! Welcome to the community! Just read your status update regarding your question "What is "Tu" on TuDiabetes. "Tu" is commonly used as a 2nd person singular subject pronoun in many languages like Spanish, Italian, etc....just like saying "your" or "you" ("Your Diabetes") Dont worry...it has been asked so many times before LOL And the founders of the community site has Spanish descents. Let us know if you need anything. Glad you can join us!

At 9:35am on September 8, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Faith - Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community.

At 6:29am on September 8, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes.

At 7:00pm on September 7, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

 
 
 

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