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Angela Barker
Lives in The Bluegrass, Kentucky
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4/28/20016 Opioid pain medications and abuse are getting a lot of attention, deservedly so, this is a problem in the United States. (As I type, yet another report comes on the news.) Unfortunately, chronic pain patients ar...
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Something else we aren't supposed to talk about - pain medications.  My experience at a pain clinic.
4/28/20016 Opioid pain medications and abuse are getting a lot of attention, deservedly so, this is a problem in the United States. (As I type, yet another report comes on the news.) Unfortunately, chronic pain patients ar...
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My Barbie butt turned into GI Jane after an IED.  I mean no disrespect to our amazing service women (and men) but I know of nothing else to compare it to.  The drain I didn't know was lost, was found.
I dissolved into a big heap. Husband and I were already on edge. His truck blew up while I was in the hospital and I thought it could wait to be fixed until I was at home and he could use my car. He did not. I was stress...
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Share some love today. You are special. Let someone else know they are too.
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Have you had a panproctocolectomy?  Mine was done in two steps with more complications to come after.
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5 Things people with anxiety want you to know I can’t write about the past and tell my story completely without including the present. Actions, after all, have consequences. It’s a long story to tell but you may be wond...
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The first of the complications
Thursday, April 17, 2014. It’s surgery day, again. I wasn’t apprehensive or worried. This picture was taken in registration that morning. The message on the ostomy bag says “Give me the Barbie butt, please. Maybe even...
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My 2nd trip to the hospital where the open wound from surgery got even worse than I imagined it could.
I dissolved into a big heap. Husband and I were already on edge. His truck blew up while I was in the hospital and I thought it could wait to be fixed until I was at home and he could use my car. He did not. I was stress...
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My struggles after completing the panproctocolectomy continued at home.  What was supposed to be reassurance from doctors started the change in my ability to self advocate, which would be my biggest disability in coming months.
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5 Things people with anxiety want you to know I can’t write about the past and tell my story completely without including the present. Actions, after all, have consequences. It’s a long story to tell but you may be wond...
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The start of many complications in a long year 
Thursday, April 17, 2014. It’s surgery day, again. I wasn’t apprehensive or worried. This picture was taken in registration that morning. The message on the ostomy bag says “Give me the Barbie butt, please. Maybe even...
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Ang's Got Moxie, Ms. Ang
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Normal is just a setting on the dryer
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Daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, caregiver, patient, advocate, blogger, crafter and small town country girl.  Stubborn, loyal, hard-headed, giving, tenacious, caring, sarcastic and loving.  Most of all . . . Survivor.

Psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, ostomy and more.  Proud spoonie.  Falling on my face is still forward motion.
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I'm alive! Life's not about what you achieve but how you live it along the way.
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The Bluegrass, Kentucky