- 29/09/2016I think living with a Invisible Illness is bad, because you have to try and explain it to everyone that all illnesses are not visible! If you love that person you should be there for them no matter what happens! Don't say "You don't look sick!" to them! It hurts people like me when you say that! Yes I am fighting a recent diagnoises of Fibromyalgia!
It annoys me when people say to you "You should get out more!" or "You should go to bed early!" it's not that simple at all!
I live with Fibro, Seizure's (uncontrolled), asthma, short term memory loss, Dairy & Lactose Intoloance, it isn't visible what i live with! Yes some people have seen me have a drop seizure and yes them too are not controlled! The Drs think I may even Have IBS!
Pray for each other! Do not judge someone just by looking at them please! Thank you!
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Comments04/09/2016 #2 Anonymous#1 I agree with you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD ! I think alot of articles/info geared to one platform actually does apply to all in regard to respect of others and manners. Thank you for the suggestion to make some honey!!! I hadnt thought to do that as I didnt write this artcle so Im not sure it would be ok for me to write it as Honey? I am always contentious to give credit appropriately...so maybe I can do that and make sure that I note what is my content and what is not?04/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDEven though the article is on Instagram, it 'fits' Twitter manners, too. It also applies to Producing Honey, then paying attention to the Comments & Discussion. Great gem here - @Gloria if you just Copy & Paste / write it as a Producer with 1 great image, you'll be making honey!
- Producer26/08/2016Fibromyalgia!Who Is Affected by Fibromyalgia?Experts estimate that at least 5 million American adults have Fibromyalgia. Of these, up to 90% are women. Fibromyalgia also seems to run in families, so a gene may be at least partly responsible for the condition....
Comments26/09/2016 #1 Dean OwenThanks for alerting me to Fibromyalgia. I can't imagine what you have gone through. I love the "Fibro Warrior's" phrase you coined. Perhaps you could start a project using that name much like @Gary Sharpe View moreThanks for alerting me to Fibromyalgia. I can't imagine what you have gone through. I love the "Fibro Warrior's" phrase you coined. Perhaps you could start a project using that name much like @Gary Sharpe & @Deb Helfrich started "Out-Thinking Parkinson's" Close
- Producer26/08/2016Fibromyalgia!Key Characteristics of Fibromyalgia!Muscle pain, throughout the body often with tenderness at certain points, is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. It may range from mild discomfort to pain severe enough to limit work, social activities, and...
- Producer25/08/2016My Childhood Abusive Story (Part 1)I can't remember much about my childhood but i'm going to start at age 11 Years Old!Just finishing Primary School and entering the teenage stages and going to start Secondary School. 11 Years Old is when you're just starting to be A teenager and...
Comments05/09/2016 #12 Kirstie-Sweetie LouiseThe more people that come out about Child Abuse and what they experienced can and will save every child in need.
Your stories can help us all.
People are already speaking out on the comments on Parts 1-4 of my stories. Don't be scared or shy to speak out. Have that courage to help others.
COURAGE TO SPEAK OUT!
CONVICTION FOR THE ABUSER!
CURE FOR THE VICTIM!
It might take a while to cure you but once you've come out to the world it will make a whole lot of difference in your life!26/08/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherI'm so sorry you experienced what you did @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise. I think to share it and write about it is a major step towards healing. It's stories like yours which will give others courage to write openly too. You were a victim and I will continue to send good thoughts your way. Thank for sharing this, it takes a lot of courage to write something so personal. Please keep sharing, there are many who care!!26/08/2016 #9 Randy Smith#1 Thank you for taking this step of sharing a part of your life which was difficult and painful in ways I really don't know. I am sorry that you suffered mistreatment and abuse at the hands of your "dad" and mam. By God's grace, He will continue to heal your heart and bring good from what you endured.25/08/2016 #3 Kirstie-Sweetie Louise#2 It was hard to think of what to say, but soon as I found the courage from you as a writer mum I knew I could do it. It's all thanks to you I have come out to almost everyone. To increase awareness is another thing I would like to do, but getting this out is the first step to a better future for us. So Thank You @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for the whole inspiration you have shown me.25/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Kirstie-Sweetie Louise: You are so brave to share this for the greatest good, the image and the plea in the picture you selected. I'm just in awe at the beautiful young lady that you have grown to be since we met. This is a real turning point in your being able to prevent child abuse by increasing awareness of something people do want to hide. Nothing but love and kindness going your way now. ((Hugs)) ~mum
- Producer12/08/2016Palm Trees in Your Palm/by Dr Margaret Aranda / Background, In the Author's Mind: First, I drew the image. Then, I wrote the poem. For background thoughts on how this came to be, turn here next: Simply Running on Empty.Lastly, I started Hive, "The Budding Artist" so be...
Comments16/08/2016 #55 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#53 Yes - I totally agree. I just like to contemplate a rhythm in my head first, a music 'beat.' Then I just let the words flow. For this particular piece, I believe I made 3 editions. This is the 'final.' I don't think I'll touch it more - in surgery, we have a quote, "The enemy of 'better' is 'more.' " (i.e., just stop now, before you ruin it!)15/08/2016 #54 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#49 I have always had a heart for orphans...what a great avenue to discover here ~ #50 Let's give it a try ~ FB me the pics to PM, okay, please? Cool! #51 Yes! Well, how about if I do a video and show how I'm starting my current project? Or perhaps I'll shoot images and do a slide show. So much for the imagination, and I got more inspiration for my current project in the middle of the night...so hmmm. It shall be interesting. And when I'm done, I'll have to write a matching poem! Love you all for what you do!13/08/2016 #48 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDTagging @Dr. Allen Brown on this, too, as he knows my love for orphans, homeless teens, homeless Vets ....and I'm wondering if perhaps I could sketch some really good images for donation to the Flashback Academy. Oh....I'm getting goosebumps. This is really real. I know this is where my work should go. Oh, the children!13/08/2016 #47 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#43 @Irene Hackett, you picked up on my Favorite Word of all, "glistens" or "glistening" ... I just love it! So I've used in one of my Memoirs, and will perhaps best continue to ponder on it poetically and artistically....it is a theme that incorporates imagination, the galaxies, magic, God, happiness, love, beauty, and so many other things. I think you have just given me more inspiration, and Dr @Ali Anani shall certainly have more to see within this ~ for now, he is my ignition!13/08/2016 #46 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#42 You know, when I looked at Gray's Anatomy during dissection of the human body in medical school, I thought, "I could draw that." And I seem to have always liked to 'copy' something my sight (e.g., an apple)...and then sketch or paint with acrylics. But this is the first time I ever drew something just 'from the air.' All mine, no input from anywhere. Just as with writing, I am thinking that the more I draw, the better defined it will morph ~ just as my regular writings here on beBee turned into the poetry that you saw in me. So can the drawings morph, too? I think that is your question, but I'd like to know more...am I on the right track? (Hugs)
- Producer21/07/2016Age 3: In the Blink of a Car/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / (Third Edition of previous post on my Author blog, www.drmargaretaranda.blogspot.com ; "Perseverance")"She is still "mi muñeca," the baby doll of my cuddly kittens when I was Age Two. I held mi muñeca so close,...
Comments22/07/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#18 I could easily blast out his name, and the hospital, too. Neither one was helpful to help me get through. I ended up with my 2nd Traumatic Brain Injury with DI; a torn left shoulder rotator cuff that needed surgical repair, and months of Rehab that set me back 5 years. But you know me. I Survived and RROOOAAARRED alive with God's spirit aflame in me....because I have a Purpose here on earth, one that is destined to be.22/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#10 Absolutely right, for "Being able to write about your experience is a major step toward healing." It is a tough road, to write about such things, yet what always rings in my mind is the other people that will find solstice or rhyme with the memories in their own minds. I just hope it helps instigate compassion, love, and here, the importance of the bond between mother:child. There are many women whose children have been taken away from them through divorce, and much without cause. That is yet another Buzz on its own, and I'll try to get my friend Robin Karr to come in, so that she can best explain. See? We all can have a 'win' and open the doors to help more. That's enough for me. The reflections of my writings reward me to see that they mean something, they touch people, it draws out compassion, and that's what the world needs. So thank you, my friend and mentor, for assuring me more. I need to know this, for my own good.22/07/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#12 I know there are some cultures that don't even have a 'word' for hate, as their thinking does not even go there. For Randy, in this context (hey, and only for him! lol), it's perfectly understood. And I so love that you consoled him immediately, when I wasn't there in time. So Hat's Off to You and A+, too, for being a "real person" to fill a real need. Just awesome.22/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 I get it, @Randy Keho, and I truly get it all. I almost mentioned your name in it, warning of its likelihood to trigger PTSD and cause anger and angst. I know what you are saying is coming from a place of love, because that's the relationship we have (even though I have yet to poke my finger in your dimples). So thank you, because I know without a doubt that you would keep me safe no matter what kind of danger I would ever be in...and that is just love, and love so sweet. Thank you, as I love you, too🙋🏽.21/07/2016 #12 Charles David Upchurch#11 @Randy Keho I doubt that hate is the right word. It's not that it's too strong. It's that it's misdirected. If the story touched you deeply enough for you to need to vent like that, then the quality of the writing was probably excellent. You might just be afflicted with the very-common tough-guy syndrome. Generations of guys like us were raised to deny pain and vulnerability, so our go-to emotional expressions were anger and blame. I could be wrong, but I am guessing that you hated how the story made you feel, and hated that such a terrible accident could happen to anyone. I doubt that you hated the way the story was written, had it been about a happier event. Peace, dude.21/07/2016 #11 Randy KehoI can't help but hate this story, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD , I feel the pain and agony you experienced and it pains me deeply. I can't imagine the physical and mental suffering you endured. I know hate is a strong word and I don't often use it, but, in this case, I feel justified. I guess I just needed to get that out.21/07/2016 #9 debasish majumderwe all are in motion. our thought are in motion. our reflections are spirally reveals to us in motion. nature gives us honestly the reflection, though in opposites. our courage will trigger us to reach at least nearer to the nature, combating with it sometimes, forgetting the force within us in motion always contradicting with us. not necessarily all may conclude harmoniously, but we should be contented that we are the finest creature in this planet, dominating it with our mental prowess, capable to understand and fight with the nature's reflections, which no creatures perhaps have. however, great insight being revealed from your post. a mental strength truly commendable. thanks for sharing such inspirational post madam @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD.21/07/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 Yes, that is surely the exact thing to do, because stories about stories can only encapsulate a portion of an iota of all the 360 degrees surrounding the event, ~From one person's perspective (i.e., 'Mama'). ~And we multiply that times another person's 360 degree perspective (i.e., mi muñeca) and the minuscule iota of the angle becomes even more infinitesimally infinite. So I partially solved the complexities of the story by telling it simultaneously from (1) an outsider; (2) myself, in the past then, and again now; (3) and in the third person, from the eyes of a child. That's the best I could do. And I like that it was complex. Such things just are, aren't they?21/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 I am the Mama, yes, it is true. You can see me in the Video Exhibit #1. I'll go back and leave the 3-min link to the Channel 7 Eyewitness News reel Interview where then you can again see what you think 🙇🏾! And there are no rigid rules in this MADNESS MEMOIRS Challenge that tell me that I cannot write Age 3 through the eyes of my child....so the rebel in me likes to break all the rules, but still stick to them in a backwards kind of way. That, as you know, is the pure fun of being an artist. Ahhhh, freedom🏋🏾!21/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Awe ((Blush))((Blush)). I cannot take full credit, dear @Nicholas Fester (hmmm we're not connected?)....here on beBee someone else went from the story back to (his thoughts in italics) over and over...so I got this style from him. Perhaps @Ali Anani View more#1 Awe ((Blush))((Blush)). I cannot take full credit, dear @Nicholas Fester (hmmm we're not connected?)....here on beBee someone else went from the story back to (his thoughts in italics) over and over...so I got this style from him. Perhaps @Ali Anani or @Anees Zaidi or @debasish majumder can recall. You know, yes, this was me on the day of my/"our" car accident that now has left me mostly bed-ridden for the last 10 years. But the PTSD won't allow me to tell the story in 1st Person. It's still a place where my brain doesn't want to go. And yes, it is all true ~ as are most of life's true stories that just couldn't be 'made up,' @Charles David Upchurch (Hmmm...please accept me as connection also?). Rumors abound on an internet search of my book, written from my brain-injured hospital beds (No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery): Is this a true story? Yes, it is. I survived! If you watch the video, you can see why. ~ Close21/07/2016 #2 Charles David UpchurchI seek first to understand, Margaret, so please tell me (either here, or privately, and only if you are willing to do so)...
Was this your own story, or the story of another who, as you wrote, has (or had) "no voice"?
If it's not yourself, then is the Mama of the story still alive, still recovering? I hope so.
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Comments19/07/2016 #62 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#54 Great point here: marriage and children, the family core of society, are underrepresented. We are all about family, yes? So I vote to include it as being of equal value 💟 ☮ and a cause for world love. Highly socially significant. Great thought, @mohammed khalaf!
- Producer10/07/2016Only You Will Know The Steps You Take In Life!YOU are who you choose to be! No one else chooses for YOU!YOU make the right choices! No one else makes Your choices for YOU!YOU have to be prepared for life! Others will not prepare YOU!YOU will only find true love! No one else will find true love...
Comments20/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDThis is so empowering to come from a new young lady writer as you, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise. Such passion, such activism, such encouragement and hope! I'm sure you have many stories to tell and wish you could join us in writing about your life. For in this way, we learn of one another, and the Beez can work like a Team of those who matter...we are not just Beez without a purpose and we have to know where others came from, in order to understand with respect! Great post, young lady! Bravo! Keep writing! 🌺Join Hive here: https://www.bebee.com/group/dr-margaret-aranda-stirring-authors-along / then go to the 🌺STARTING LINE: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/starting-line-writing-challenge-memoir-madness-is-on / then go here for 🌺Questions: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/questions-memoir-madness-q-a-here#comments ...and have fun! You'll be the youngest one! 🌺
- 29/06/2016I think having Head pain is one of the most painful symptoms of Fibromyalgia, as it really hurts! It makes one very sleepy though!
@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD @Dale Masters
- 27/06/2016Today in National PTSD Awareness Day. Traumatic stress isn't just the result of a singular event, or several of them. It is also the result of chronic unreleased stress. PTSD effects all of life, and it is curable. I know. Mine is the face of PTSD
Comments28/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDI think that there is a huge demand for this Hive to overlap with my hive, "Veterans: Mental Health" but I ran out of Buzzes to share. Can @Leckey Harrison, @Sara Jacobovici, @Lisa Gallagher, @Brian McKenzie, @Randy Keho, @Mamen Delgado, and would like to run that by my loves: @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and @Ali Anani!28/06/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Leckey Harrison: ABSOLUTELY the "take-home" message of the month! Just as an anesthesiologist and trauma surgeon work together with the Operating Room nurses and surgical technicians, we too have to work on one human at a time, to "put them back together, healing their wounds." And we are DOING it! We don't just talk about it. We DO.28/06/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDPerfect scenario. Just perfect. And just as I dedicate a Buzz a week for our Veterans, the chronically ill, and the oppressed, I shall always be here, too. We don't need a National Day or a National Month to devote to honoring any of these issues. They are infinite and deserve great justice. Thank you for joining me, @Leckey Harrison! I can't thank your leadership enough!
- 28/06/2016Please show your support to people with Fibromyalgia!
Every day Fibro claims another persons life, as they can't do things on a daily basis anymore!
There always in constant pain, with there: Ribs, Head, Shoulders etc!
The only terrible thing about this illness, is that it is an Invisible Illness. So it's easy to mis-diagnosed for years!
I know this because I happen to now live with Fibromyalgia after many painful and stressful GP trips!
So Me and @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD are here to spead as much awareness as we can about Invisible Illnesses!
- 24/06/2016God gave us everything. Whatever we need, we can find it in nature. Even friends for people who can't socialize...fb.me
Comments25/06/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Selim Yeniçeri: The image banner doesn't do justice to the article.....Let me pose this question: What is a sign of unconditional love? And another question: What is more important: (1) Eating to kill yourself with obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes? OR (2) watching this video...
- 24/06/2016NOTE: You may get PTSD if you are disabled with an Invisible Illness that took a long time to diagnose. You may find this to be quite healing.
How do these Youth know how we really feel inside when we suffer trauma, are disabled, or have an Invisible Illness?
How do they just KNOW?Paralyzed (NF) lyrics lyric video for Paralyzed by NF. I don't make many of these but I decided to since you guys love it when I share music that I know you can relate to. this...
Comments22/07/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD"#23 #22 Yes, it is an Invisible World, and there are Invisible Children, Invisible Youth, Invisible Professionals like me who are reduced to being bedridden; Invisible Vets, Invisible Homeless, Invisible Home-Bound with no family or friends to bring them milk or bread. Not even for their own nieces. We all need to be fed. So increasing awareness is #1, and thank you for keeping us inspired by knowing that we have touched one: you.22/07/2016 #25 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#21 Yes, it is a journey but isn't it so nice when someone else understands it exactly perfectly? I'm still struggling with how these kids could think of this song, these words.. this Passion....as they are all young and healthy. It is a gift, indeed, and comforting to know that No One is Alone.14/07/2016 #22 CityVP Manjit#21 Dear Kirstie I am reading honest accounts from honest people and you are teaching me much about a part of life I had never been exposed to. Your voice is important because when I now Google I begin to see articles that never caught my attention such as this one by NPR http://www.npr.org/2015/03/08/391517412/people-with-invisible-disabilities-fight-for-understanding You and Margaret are making us see.14/07/2016 #21 Kirstie-Sweetie Louise@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD yes this is absolutely right! It took a long time for my diagnosis and with the stress of going in and out of many GP surgery's! Finally getting a diagnosis feels great until it sinks in then you're left feeling low sometimes! You feel the PTSD with every Invisible Illness because it is not visible to anyone! It also comes in if people don't know what Invisible Illnesses are and say you are faking it! Which will also make you feel low!14/07/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#10 You offer me and all of us much comfort and gratitude. Thank you for giving us hope and understanding, and believing in what we are trying to do. Because we can't do it alone. Sick people can't help sick people with everything they need. And just like Doctors without Boarders (I did Lifeflight while at Stanford up in a helicopter where no stethoscope can hear a heart beat above the shattering fan of the copter blades). It's another world, but one that we hope to impart so that the empathy and plight is shared with those who are better equipped to actually help. Thank you. Your comments go a very, very long way.14/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#9 I'm so sorry, it is hard to know what to say either as a patient sufferer myself, or as a physician in Critical Care and such. Words are just not enough. I am working on bringing in some Pain doctors, and other professionals to help with some of these issues.14/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#7 Yes, I suffered the pain, too. I was relatively obsessed with this song for weeks; I still turn back to it with that 'gut' you mention. And for all the tears I shed, it was still bittersweet but good that I wasn't the only one....and I like the tribute at the end, where they say, "You are Not Alone."14/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6...and this is just the version with only lyrics and no images. A more compelling video was made by several others, focusing on Troops and Veterans in war. It definitely applies, and should help families and loved ones to understand those with PTSD after war. It's all good that this young Christian group could grasp what the old eyes of our young men walk away from, after battle. I just don't know how the group knows how to write such things....a gift from God.14/07/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#5 We totally understand one another, especially given the past traumas. I'm one of "those people" who actually visited the door of Heaven in a Near-Death Experience, and it's all in Chapter One of my first book, a Memoir: No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery. I came back with several gifts that I did not have before, worthy of future Buzzes in themselves. I will say that I have the gift of Prophecy, and it's not just because I 'think' I do.....just for reassurance, I have walked up to total strangers and told them that God did not want them to commit suicide today. Every one of them broke down and crumbled, asking me how I knew...and then telling Me that I must talk to God.14/07/2016 #10 CityVP Manjit#8 This is why I think of Doctors Without Borders are doctors who relate http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/ because here we see doctors who have transcended looking at their practice as a business and who have gone out into the world to make a difference - whereas I think most of us who are not trained in healthcare, live in fear of pandora's box - i.e. that we keep a tight lid on what we personally find uncomfortable - but when open that lid, we see the world as it is, not the world as we would like it to be or the world we feared seeing. Then the challenge for me is to recognize that is the world, not the nice comfortable one we may live in - and it is a world that Doctors Without Borders also lives in. Pandora's Box is our fear of being overwhelmed by what we do not understand, but to understand anything is to be mindfully exposed. When you addressed the turmoils of Venezuela, that exposed me to the issues in that area, here the invisible is being made visible - in appreciating invisible illness.13/07/2016 #9 mohammed khalafthat matter of paralyzed is feeling me to sad because my daughter to be exposed to accident during the battles between USA army and miltia in 2006 ,now she she is suffering from abasia of two limbs and that final report from her private doctor: 12 years old female, she is aknown case of transverse Myelitis.At time of diagnosis the physician (Neurologist) gave her acourse of ACHT (synacthen) & Baciofen. After that the physician repeat the course of treatment (Baclofen alone). Then the physician increases the dose of Baclofen , but without improvement . The patient still complaining from lower limb weakness (spastic paraparesis)&urine incontinence . lastly the physician said that (Baclofen pump) is an indication for her. Baclofen test (intrathecal Baclofen)was given ,but unfortunately ther was no responce.12/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 I totally get it. I listened to this over and over again on the day I first heard it by chance, just scrolling through Christian videos on YouTube. I was pretty shattered and @Leckey Harrison View more#3 I totally get it. I listened to this over and over again on the day I first heard it by chance, just scrolling through Christian videos on YouTube. I was pretty shattered and @Leckey Harrison would appreciate my shaking, trembling sobs. I was hooked on it. Someone understood. How could they know? Honestly, how could these kids possibly jUsT .... kNoW? I don't get it. I was stuck there, in that trance of incomprehension until I realized that it was a gift. We just can't explain all that happens to and around us, but I've learned to take away the positive. For every lemon, a little lemonade is truly possible. So I force myself to believe that later on, someday, I'll know why 'this' happened. I trust in that. And over and over again, it all works together for good. Perhaps...I know what to say to help another, or I give a hug without any words being spoken. I classify that as a gift that I never would have received if I hadn't been through everything that I've been through. It all made me who I am. I wouldn't want to be anyone else, and I'm grateful for lots of things ~ the best of which is meeting someone like you, whom I otherwise never would have been here to meet. And knowing you? That's a bigger gift that is worth the price of all of the past put together. I wouldn't trade you in for anything. So, Believe. Close12/07/2016 #3 Randy Keho#2 You're right, it sparked a good deal of emotion and a few tears squeaked out. I recall that lack of feeling and perpetual questioning without answers. The dark thoughts seem to never stop.. Sleep becomes the only sanctuary, and sleep only comes from the mental exhaustion. I don't think I'll ever feel the level of joy and happiness I did before the arrival of depression more than 20 years ago. Those feelings seem foreign to me now, nothing more than a memory. At this point, it's not so much a lack of feeling as it is a feeling of trepidation. "The price I'll eventually have to pay for today's joy and happiness will be more costly than its worth when it comes due tomorrow," It's a horrible way to live. A self-fulfilling prophecy.@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD12/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDOn Invisible Illnesses: Asking my friends to react to this and let me know your emotions. Being a patient with multiple Invisible Illnesses, this resonated with me to the core. Warning: May trigger PTSD; may lead to crying. And crying can be a great release, as well as knowing that "Together, We Are Strong." You are not alone! @Selim Yeniçeri, @Randy Keho, @Leckey Harrison, @Gary Sharpe, @Deb Helfrich, @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Gerald Hecht, @Elizabeth Harris, @Irene Hackett, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Pamela L. Williams, @Louise Smith, @Max Carter, @Michele Williams, @CityVP Manjit, @Neal Rauhauser, @Nick Mlatchkov, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @William Rakow, @Robert Bacal, @Randy Smith, @Sujan Sivagurunathan, @Catalina Serrano, @Flavia Toro Rodriguez, @NO one, @Paul Walters, @John White, MBA, @Anees Zaidi, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani.
- 20/06/2016View You Tube for the Original Song by @Selim Yeniçeri from his first album, entitled the same, "Road of the Kings."
Album 1, "Road of the Kings"/ Year 2000/
Song: "Road of the Kings"
@Jim Cody, @Juan Imaz, @Javier beBee, @Federico Álvarez San Martín, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Cristian Randieri, PhD -President & CEO of Intellisystem.it @C_Randieri, @John White, MBAKralların Yolu / Road of The Kings This song is from Yeniçeri's first album "Road of The Kings" recorded in the...
- 20/06/2016Feel free to follow the freshness and freedom of @Selim Yeniçeri, accomplished author and renowned Turkish Translator (over 300 books), musician, artist, self-motivator, single father, and inspiration of spirituality... all on Pinterest:Selim Yeniçeri (selimyeniceri)www.pinterest.com Book translator, musician, author, and motivational speaker, with over 300 books translated and written under his belt:...
- 23/06/2016Besides my training at the world's largest trauma center, LAC-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California (which was so big then, that it is now 'downsized'), I've suffered from a tragic car accident. So together with @Leckey Harrison, find a wide array of helpers here with the same goal: inspiring others to recovery.Other Worksdrmargaretaranda.tateauthor.com
Comments23/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDInspiring others to recover from their trauma. You're not in this world alone, even if doctors keep sending you away and saying, "It's all in your head." NO! You know your own body, so it is OK to Speak Up! This book gives you my "MD" insight on how to be a patient in today's medical system. You want to be an Advocate. For yourself, and for your loved ones. They said I'd never walk. They were shocked when I showed up at my next appointment ~ I wasn't supposed to live. But God had His own plans, and nothing in this earth can thwart the faith in His Power. Some of you already know:@Selim Yeniçeri, @Dale Masters, @Randy Smith, @Dr. Allen Brown, +Stacy Hall, +Ray Looker.
- Producer23/06/2016Do You Know What To Do To Get A Diagnoses For Fibromyalgia? I'll Tell You!The Story of Getting A diagnoses for Fibromyalgia (part 3)A lot of people go to there GP's with symptoms that are so Invisible to any Doctor's eyes, there often told "well you don't look sick, or it's all in you're head!" They try and make a quick...
Comments13/08/2016 #6 Deb HelfrichThanks, @Cyndi wilkins! @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, I am sure that this is a tough fight, but you have a lot more power than you think. First of all, pay attention to things like what you eat and how this effects your symptoms for not just the first few hours after eating, but on through the next few days. Pay attention to staying hydrated. Think about pain, not as a signal to stop doing - which can be accurate in cases of acute injury - but as your body trying to focus your attention on something that is chronically wrong. How is your posture, have you tried doing light stretching type exercises to see if certain moves alleviate the pain, rather than aggravate it.
And as Cyndi very rightly says, examine how your emotions might be contributing to your what you are experiencing in your body.
While I honor the relief that comes with getting an accurate diagnosis, when it comes to a chronic condition you have to realize that you get to spend a very short amount of time with a doctor - 30 mins a few times a year - versus the reams of data you can collect about yourself.
I wish you much success in understanding your condition and in figuring out what helps you in your daily life to move towards wellness.08/08/2016 #3 Cyndi wilkins#2 Exactly Kirstie...GP's are trained to treat the symptoms not the underlying causes...It is a multi-faceted situation requiring assistance on all fronts...I sympathize with you my dear as I have more doctors than my eighty-five year old father to treat my own auto- immune dysfunction. I am all too familiar with the systemic pain, fatigue, and depression associated with battling a chronic condition and the annoying complications. If I can help you in any way, even just for conversation, please do not hesitate to contact me directly...I wish you well Kirstie;-)08/08/2016 #2 Kirstie-Sweetie LouiseFibro, is more then just Symptoms. It's an Invisible Illness and not a lot of GP's now about this. Fibromyalgia is very rare. I've been to severel GP's and even a neurologist. Soon as i heard about it from @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View moreFibro, is more then just Symptoms. It's an Invisible Illness and not a lot of GP's now about this. Fibromyalgia is very rare. I've been to severel GP's and even a neurologist. Soon as i heard about it from @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDPhD I researched it and then armed myself with a lot of research to help me. It was a great feeling to get a diagnosis. On the bad side there's no cure for it.
There's good and bad days. I keep being in a lot of pain. So I can hardly fight it but every day is a fight. Just to wake up one morning and to be in only a small amount of pain is a good day.
I know what you are saying but they isn't hardly any Doctor that knows about Fibro.
Rhoumotology is the next step for all Fibro diagnosis. Close23/06/2016 #1 Cyndi wilkinsUnfortunately, with the current state of conventional therapies relying heavy on "evidence based" diagnostics, it completely ignores the complexities of human emotions and the physiological consequences to our immune systems...Fibro, being an auto-immune dysfunction, responds to our psychological being by directly effecting our immune function...for better or worse. This is not to say "it is all your head," but rather all in your being. GP's are trained to treat "symptoms" of the body...it is a continuous cycle of disease...Now that you have a diagnoses, might I suggest to you Kirstie to find a good Naturopathic Physician to help guide you through the complicated terrain of looking into the underlying causes of your Fibro rather than just medicating the symptoms. They are MD's with additional training in natural medicine that focuses on the mind/body as a "whole" organic unit... The belief system here is...If mindset has the power to contribute to disease, it surely then has the power to reverse it as well:-) I wish you success in your journey.
- 17/06/2016We Are Strong! We Are Fighters! We Are FIBROMYALGIA WARRIORS!
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- 16/06/2016Having Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain is learnng to takke the pain that is so Unbareable to all Fibro suffers! Every day we all hope for a Chronic Pain Cure!
One day we can do things (little things) like tiding, then after we can't do anything else the next day! There's Good & Bad days!
With Fibro our bad days we need a friend to support us bescause we might look OK, but deep down we are always in pain Constantly. Sometimes our pain is Bareable sometimes it isn't.
If you have a Friend who thinks she/he has Fibro please Support them as it is so difficult for us to get a diagnoses!
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- Producer15/06/2016Getting A Diagnoses For Fibromyalgia (Part 2)2 years ago in November 2014 I met Margaret Aranda!I was nearly everyday complaining about pain all the time then 2015 she said "I think you have Fibro!" I was confussed because I didn't know what Fibro was! She told me things about Fibromyalgia and...
- 14/06/2016Shop Tate Publishing for Dr Margaret Aranda's books (5). A Stanford Medical Alumni in anesthesiology and critical care, her first book is her Memoir. It was written after a tragic car accident left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury, unable to walk or talk. Genres: Memoir, Christian Living, Children's Books, and Women's Health. One note: It is interesting to see how her brain heals over time. All books made Nancy Mills' Top 12 Spirited Woman Book Pick Lists.Other Workswww.drmargaretaranda.tateauthor.com
Comments16/06/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#25 Oh, @Mamen Delgado, hey...if it was you, I bet you'd still be complaining about the hospital food, too! lol I could be a stand-up comedian with all the stories I could tell. I somehow always leave people wondering if my stories are true....or false? Believe me, no one can make this stuff up! Let's ditch everyone and just go to the beach and fly a kite, yes? :-)!16/06/2016 #24 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#23 lol! Oh! Because @Nick Mlatchkov, I just decided that I'm never going to grow up! Wanna go chase the wind? Let's go! Tagging @Bill Stankiewicz, @Dale Masters, @Mamen Delgado, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Michele Williams & @John White, MBA, too! 1..2..3....Go!15/06/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#20 @Nick Mlatchkov! Great question, sorry I just mentioned it in passing. Many churches have "Holy Oil" that they place on the forehead of a dying person. Since they thought I was actually in the process of dying on the ER bed, some would properly call it not the "Last Rites," but the "Sacrament of Extreme Unction." Usually a rite performed by the Catholic church, it is described here in brief: https://www.olrl.org/Lessons/Lesson27.shtml15/06/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDCOUNTDOWN: 40 MIN:
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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/grassrootstalks/2016/06/15/if-god-took-a-day-off14/06/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#18 Oh No! Don't make me shine my halo! lol Seriously, I love your opinions and writings and I want to be just like you when I grow up. Oh. But wait. I decided at age 31 that I'm never going to grow up....so ignoring my birthday in 9 days, I cherish all your comments. And I know you don't just 'hand out' compliments, so thank you for the early present :-)!14/06/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 Why thank you, @Lisa Gallagher but it wasn't my choice. The lady that hit me pressed the gas instead of the brakes when her fast food fell off the passenger seat....changing my life in an instant. I visited the door of Heaven when I almost died in the hospital, Last Rights of oil being pressed onto my forehead when I woke up.....and it is nice to know that my life right now makes a difference. I don't fear death, but I value each minute like never before.....
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- Producer12/06/2016Getting A Diagnoses for Fibromyalgia!My Story for getting a diagnoses of Fibromyalgia. My story starts when 4 years ago after I had really bad pain that I couldn't explain how I could be in this most pain. I took plenty of trips to the Doctors and they were saying "well you look fine,...