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My current user name is pinkcoffeecup. I was pinkpercolator. But after being gone some time. I was having a hard time logging in. So I just reregistered with a new name. I was just checking out some boards to see what might interest me. I myself am not disabled. My dh is. He has MS. Was diagnosed when our son was in 1st grade. Our son will soon be 21. For dh he has slowly become so disabled he can no longer work. We've had a lot of ups and downs with the MS. People just don't understand dh's disability. I think many times they just don't want to over they can't understand it. I've had family tell me how to care for dh. Like I don't know how to. From Oh get rid of your pets. We have 3 cats. That they are one cause of his MS. Or he needs to be doing this or that treatment for it. I tell them I know what is best for dh. Pets are not the cause of the MS. Dh will only consider treatment options approve by his neurologist and family doc. As they know dh's health history quite well. Those family members would say maybe he needs a new doctor. I tell them. Dh likes his current neurologist. He is not changing doctors. Family has not bothered us lately about dh and his MS. When dh was first diagnosed. Dh's family tried telling me dh is dying soon. When the doctors then said this is not a death sentence. That this disease is unpredictable. No one knows how often he'd have attacks, the severity or how disabled he'd become.
I'm just lurking in but I figured I should introduce myself:
I'm 27 and a mother of 2. I'm not technically disabled I suppose. I suffered a horrific car accident while pregnant with my daughter at 19 years old. I now have severe anxiety/panic disorder, depression(though thankfully not severe for the past six months!) and have various body issues. I have arthritis in both knees and have had several orthopedic surgeries that have limited my ability to be a "typically active" woman in her 20s. I've got enough hardware in me to build an erector set. I had to learn how to walk again and while yes I walk and can semi-run I do so with a limp and pain daily and do so proudly because at least I can walk. Like I said I don't exactly fit into the disabled area I guess but didn't want you all wondering who was coming in and learning about you.
*I forgot to add that I also suffer from a traumatic brain injury that I believe causes more many more issues than the doctors initially claimed it would.
Last edited by mrsrrjgandmx; March 29th, 2010 at 02:44 PM.
Reason: needed to add yet another issue