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  • Thank you for letting us know about Dr. Eric. I've been concerned about him and hope you or someone can give us an update. I wonder if he'll come back to the forums? Do you still talk to him now?

    I also agree that we are all family here. I say many more things to SH members than I would even think about saying to my family and friends. The support here is wonderful and I always feel warm when a new member joins, knowing that they'll probably get the support they need when it's not available elsewhere.

    Take care Jim. Even though we can't see you (except in your avitar), you're not transparent here.

    Cath
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,745
    Hi all, dr_eric had his surgery in Israel and did his recovery in a special recovery home there. He did not want to do that but as it turned out he was happy that this was the place that he went to. And seemed to be doing well.
    tonya42 was in contact with his daughter, who pulled through for him, I think.
    He quit coming on the forum and p.m.ing me for some reason. I know he closed his practice about 2 or 3 weeks before the surgery. And had hopes of re opening it. (but it didn't seem likely) tonya42 may be able to get more info because she had some contact with his daughter.
    As for me, I have been hoping that things are going so good for him that he just doesn't have time to be on forums!
    But I do say a prayer for him every now and then.
    Well I'm off to the valley for doctor appointments for my wife. And take care of my mother for a few days.
    Good luck, Jim
    P.S. Ron, were you sleep walking on the 18th ? (|:
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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  • Jim,
    As we all know a facet of chronic pain is that it can if you let it, just become about you and the pain, over time those who attempt to support us become frustrated also, age itself can have an element of disappearance and rather the fear of saying something inappropriate or knowing what to say, curtails others from saying anything at all. We are pushed to the periphery and at times unable to participate as we would like.

    Living with ourselves is hard with the collective aspects of continuing chronic pain, learning those skills of what and who we have become, is an ongoing process and we are entitled to that space with support and encouragement.

    Perhaps at times I pushed people away and isolated myself, not intentionally or with malice, for most of times ill health is a time based occurrence, chronic pain can be a lifetime which makes those occasions of invisibility more frequent and of greater impact. Keeping your chin-up constantly is very difficult and we have to embrace periodic lows and learn from them.

    Jim, as ever your helping others in need, while in need yourself is the greatest of gifts and a measure of your humble visibility to many others, a star.

    John
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