Madwolf, are you being over-used by board?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Lynda B., Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Lynda B.

    Lynda B. New Member

    Madwolf,

    Although I have never written to you specifically, I am concerned. Others have written that they are concerned about the board overusing you. Seems some questions could be answered otherwise or in search engine instead of heading to you so quickly. You are ovbiously modest and quite the giver. Do you have some guidelines to give us so you don't all of the sudden disappear due to all the questioning?

    Lynda B.




    [This Message was Edited on 06/25/2003]
  2. kredca4

    kredca4 New Member

    When you first came to the board, I waited to make sure you were Real? You have been here long enough to know that I mean no disrespect to you, we have people claiming to be something they aren't. Time usually tell's on them.

    I have been here longer than most, 3 year's, so I have seen quite a bit. ;o)

    I just wanted to say, that you remind me of my Favortie Doctor, He's very kind, understanding, and compassionate.
    He has the Kindeness eye's, and I can read his face, when he has to tell me, that this Pain in my back, or leg or,etc. is Just the FMS/CMP, making me miserable.
    We keep looking for something that can be fixed, and he know's this, and he is understanding about my Pain.

    He has never just pushed me aside as being cray, he was the one who dx me with CMP, and was sure I had the FMS. So I owe my Life to this Doctor.

    I for one am glad that you are here, so that other's can see that there are, Caring Medical Proffesonal's, (please excuse the spelling lol).

    Now tell me, are you slightly bald on top, with Deep Blue eye's, and a little boy's smile? cause that's what my Dr. look's like. Maybe you two are from the same mold, too bad other Doctor's aren't.

    Hubby know's where Deer Park is, so next road trip, I might have you check my hubby out on the sly, lol, you Know how men are about seeing Doctor's. lol,. lol
    Sincerely, and God Bless You,
    sharon/kredca4
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    My concern has been twofold. First and foremost, I hope we do not overtax you and cause you to get burned out here. I know you are sick too.

    Second, I believe that many of the requests for help should have been addressed to our members' docs. People need to get into the habit of talking with their own docs about their lab work, symptoms, etc. I can understand when they want your opinion too, but I often get the impression they don't use their own docs and expect you to be their primary source of info. I know you are very competent and caring, but members should not be depending on you and not utilizing their own docs.

    In fact, good patients go in to see their docs armed with info so they are ready to discuss and take responsibility for their own healthcare. There is no place for passive patients with our illnesses if people want to heal. We have this wonderful board, our library here, and search engines to search the web. There is no lack of info for anyone willing to do a little work.

    It does take a while for members to learn that they can use the search feature and that we even have a library, but eventually, they can take advantage of these resources.

    Madwolf, you are also a great resource for us all and we certainly appreciate your help. I wish you could meet my new specialist. I think you two are cut from the same rare cloth. I consider myself very fortunate to have him as my specialist. Take care of yourself number one or you won't be able to help anyone else, just like the oxygen masks in the airplane. You put yours on first.

    Love, Mikie
  4. nickname

    nickname New Member

    .......you are an angel here on earth. Take care of yourself first though, p l e a s e.

    Bless you
    nickname