Wow, Honey, you have been through the wringer! I am truly amazed at your spirit. I would say that you are just about unstoppable! Keep pullin' & pushin' on Mama C, you are a SURVIVOR!
& you deserve a trophy, too. Here's a nice one... :)
AND, - "Yet, still, I really have NOTHING to contribute to these forums because I have absolutely no grasp (no knowledge) on how the human body works. I am not a scientist, nor am I a medical doctor."
hmmmm....WRONG, Mama C! You are a very blessed individual. You were VERY badly hurt, it has affected your life. You took that circumstance & got the best that you could from it, you have learned lessons that some of us will never learn, that life is a precious gift and should be lived to the fullest. You have a LOT to contribute:) You have REAL experience on HOW TO LIVE!