I was thinking of you today. Here's a woman who's been through sooooo much, and I don't think that I've ever heard her complain of the hand that she's been dealt. Every time that I need advice, or some support, she's been there. (as everyone has) I guess what I'm trying to say is, thank you (and Marlene) for remaining on this board, to try to help others, even though you both seem to be doing better. Sometimes, I'd like to know how YOU'RE doing, too. I'm concerned about all the friends that I've made here, and I tend to worry when time has passed, and you haven't said anything. (I care about how you're doing) Any more improvements? Thank you for being you, and I think that you're a strong woman, Sue, and I admire that. I hope you're having a good day.
I made a post to you and some others who had asked questions & explained my absence, then I remembered your kind words about "Me" not complaining. You haven't looked back far enough.
When I first found the "Board" back in Oct. 02, I was nearly crazy. I had just been told there was not anything else that could be done. I was told I was not a candidate for Total Implants that I thought would be my last option, or any other surgery. The Tinnitis I had developed about 2 years prior was unbearable. The medication I was on was not doing much and I did not want to increase it. My life was and had been consumed with TMJD related problems and I was losing control. 25 years of this stuff and no hope left (I thought), I was screaming for information & help. I worried Marlene to death with questions about her "Splint Therapy" and others regarding anything that would help the "T".
Also, a lot of members have just realized how hard it is to find the right treatment and as you and Mike, find out the wrong treatments and incompetent Care Providers are on every corner. There are some here like me, that have been at this so long and have had so many disappointments with surgeries and treatments, we've accepted this way of life, (so to speak.) I can't speak for the other "Vet's", but I'm sure many will agree, I don't remember what it was like before TMJD.
We all must keep trying and never lose hope. Help may be on the next post you read on HB or the next web-site or Dr. you hear about.
HB, Marlene, and a few others, lead me right to the help I needed and I am eternally grateful.