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  1. Just when you think you know the rules the game changes

    As much as I adore this site I haven't been on it in awhile. There are several reasons for that, the holiday season being a big one. My daughter was chosen as a student ambassador to Australia/New Zealand and we have of course been working on a lot of fund raising ideas for that. I hate asking people for money, but with only the retirement coming in right now it's the only way she is going to get to go on this trip, and this trip could open a lot of other opportunities. It frustrates me that ...
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  2. Moderation, Moderation.......

    by , 01-03-2011 at 01:51 PM (Journey to my first half marathon.)
    Seems I over did it a bit sigh. Think im gna taper down to 2 running workouts a week, and a swimming session in between.
    Or... it could just be the hot weather getting to me
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  3. New year, new me, Marathon here I come

    by , 01-01-2011 at 09:51 AM (Journey to my first half marathon.)
    I cant believe it, my next scheduled run is only tomorrow, and I cant wait . The after run "haze" as i like to call it, is AMAZING!

    By the end of this month i hope to be able to run a mile without stopping

    excited! cant wait

    I got the gear, proper running shoes , and its me and the open road.
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  4. Finally feel alive again

    I've certainly read all the horrors that go with Prednisone but after trying to reduce it down to 10mg and forcing myself away from the feelings of suicide 90% of the time, the ever-increasing pain and a fatigue that's one step from death, I realized that my quality of life is far too important to dial down the prednisone because it has side effects. As far as I'm concerned, the side effects of not using it are far more intense. Today is the first day in over a week that I felt like I could get ...
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  5. Lupus diagnosis advice

    by , 12-31-2010 at 12:58 AM (Why, with all the meds, do I still hurt?)
    Quote Originally Posted by terriaw44 View Post
    I'm new to this site. I have been sick since October of 2009. I went to the doctors in January of 2010 for the fatigue, depression and overall pain. My doc ordered blood tests, they came back showing postive ana, low vitamin D, high cholesteral..can't remember some of the other things. He sent me to a rheumatologist (my spelling sucks!). This doc has run blood tests, same results, which still didn't give info for a definitive diagonisis. I had an MRI, which showed something in the white matter-they
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