Greetings. I took some time away from the internet, and got some sleep. (all week). today, was my sister's birthday, but she's in heaven & I wish I slept through today too. I thought I would check in, and sure enough, there were some topics I needed to express myself, so I did. I must say, the most perfect for me was from Mermaid01 the topic of Pain management with opiates. ie- Oprah show. (i didn't see it) but, sending that information was perfect. Chronic pain, and use of strong prescription medications has been an issue for me most of 25 yrs. either explaining to my family, friends, and anyone else who does not suffer with daily pain. I guess what bothers me the most, was that it took all this time to get all the diagnosis' in on my conditions, to "prove" I had every reason for needing a very strong medication to combat the pain suffering all these years, to find out that my spinal cord is being "cut" and "narrowed" by the bones of my spine. It's called Spondylosis/ spinal myopathy/ and then add that to all the other dd of Fibromyalgia, CFS, Lupus, and a few other miserable, uncurable, irreversable chosen few that I need not bore anyone with. I just want to say thank you to Ya'll for being out there, online, 24/7. So..... Thank You & GOD Bless You. KODY UPDATE: Excellent, he is doing wonderful under the conditions of something like 10 surgeries after his motorcycle crash. off the trac tube as of yesterday, and able to talk a few words at a time, praise the Lord for your prayers going up. Thank you again. He was told about his other cousin & the funeral was beautiful. xx to all who have asked for comfort to our family too. I will check in again in a few days........love & peace to our soldiers.....come home USA !