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  • Our Sympathy & Condolences to Virginia Tech

    With the appalling and horrific on-campus shooting this morning at Virginia Tech, we would like to send our prayers to all of the family members of those who were killed (31 students and/or professors so far), the dozens of students who have been injured, the community and University.

    This is a devastating day for students everywhere to see, just how tragically, a safe place can become devastated.

    Our prayers are with them all!

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  • #2
    I have watched this all afternoon and it is just heartbreaking. I can't imagine how the families are feeling right now.


    • #3
      I sad to hear about this as well as we had a shooting at one of our University in Montreal just awhile back and I was so worry as my son attend one of the University in Montreal..

      This is just terrible and my heart goes out to all the families that lost a love one today !!

      Thinking positive has got me through to another day!!


      • #4
        It's horrible! I feel so much sympathy for those families.

        Stay safe

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        • #5
          This is the first time I heard of it. (I either had the radio off at work, or been in meetings this afternoon. My prayers are with the families.


          • #6
            Complex Case: Severe IC 1999, Interstim 2001, Endometriosis 2001, End Stage Refractory IC 2002, Bladder Removal (Cystectomy) 2002, Gall Bladder Removal 2005, Infertility 2003, Urethra Removal, Bladder Reconstruction (Urethrectomy/Indiana Pouch) 2006, Celiac Disease 2007, Adhesion Disease 2007, Pudendal Nerve Entrapment, Ovarian Cysts, Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Total Vestibulectomy and removal of both Skene's Glands, 2007 and Coccydynia 2007. Fibromyalgia and, Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome both in my neck and knees, 2007, PNE Decompression Operation May, 2009.Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Anesthesia Awareness (to awaken during operations)Pudendal Nerve Decompression Surgery, Revrse Uterine Sling, Sept. 2011

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            • #7
              sending out hugs and prayers to everyone
              'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


              • #8
                I didn't hear about this until Jill posted it as I didn't listen to the radio or have access to a tv all day at work. This is just so horrible. I really feel for all of the families. These types of things are just so upsetting.

                I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
                1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
                2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
                I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

                I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

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                • #9
                  It is horrific!! My prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech.
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                  • #10
                    I hadnt heard about it yet either, since I had to go to the Pain Clinic today. (It's all day thing, as it is so far away.) I am so stunned! This is so horrible. May God bless and comfort each of those touched by this.


                    • #11
                      It is awful... being at Wake Forest, we have a lot of collaborators at VT and so this hits many of my colleagues close to the heart. s to all.

                      *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
                      *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
                      *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
                      *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

                      **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


                      • #12
                        I had posted a thread this morning regarding this senseless tragedy.
                        VT has been a part of my family for many years as my brother is an engineering graduate (1982); I also have cousins and friends who are graduates.
                        Being a Va'ian theres not a day goes by that we dont hear about VT or come across an alumni, etc.
                        Today was most sickening and disturbing.

                        Sending everyone affected by this incident my heartfelt sympathy.
                        Go Hokies!
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                        • #13
                          It is sad and it brings fear to people because no where is really safe anymore. I can't even imagine what these people are going through right now and my heart goes out to them.

                          Hugs, Trishann


                          • #14
                            What insanity..........I have two in college still......this is so heartbreaking........God bless those poor parents.......

                            It is like it doesn't stop oldest is an assistant director of a daycare that had lockdown last week as a gunman shot three people 1/2 mile from them in Troy (that gunman also worked at my kids' high school from 1998 to 2000--way too close for comfort) And Tera Lynn Grant was murdered by her husband in February.......two children without their parents...........ugh ugh ugh..........we have a war right here in our own country........
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                            • #15
                              They are comparing this to the UT -Austin shooting in 1966- which of course I don't really remember as I was on 6 at the time,(plus the fact, I wasn't living in Austin at the time) but each August they have something about it. But this is the worse of the University shootings. Up till yesterday, the Luby killings in Killeen, Tx was the worse. But each and every killing is bad. I just feel for the families and what they go though. I watched Night Line (or what ever it is now that is on after the 10:00p.m. news) and that is the most that I seen on it besides what I read in the newspaper this morning. The local news guy was asking what what was going on in this guys head? You, know, you just have to wonder, probably nothing, just a cold hearted ---- (I don't know if I can even say what I really want to say, without being thrown off the boards, so I won't say it, but I'm sure you all will agree with me.)