- CASE FILE
Super Fund site survivor. Daily struggle with thought processing, memory and constant pain. I work and crash. I miss living.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
My name is Lisa and I used to be a competent wife, mother and teacher. In 2002 I suffered from an extreme flu like illness that had me hospitalized for several days. Since then I have been suffering from debilitating headaches, body pain, memory loss, decreased capacity to think, gastrointestinal issues and emotional trauma and upheaval . I have gone to every type of doctor from neurologists and hepatologists to otolaryngologists. I spent three weeks at the Diamond Headache clinic in Chicago. Made multiple trips to both Chicago and Boston seeking medical help. I have tried many alternative and homeopathic forms of medicine form acupuncture to ayurvedic practitioners. No one has been able to treat or explain my condition. I have tried extreme diets ending up on an autoimmune protocol with no help. I can only function at a fraction of my prior abilities. I have lost my job teaching, changed my career and almost eliminated my quality of life basing all decisions on how this activity will affect me. I work and survive. Because I have an unnamed illness, I am not eligible for disability, yet I cannot work full time. I miss many activities with my family to stay in bed or avoid chemical exposures which tend to make things worse. We live on top of a Super Fund Site in Grand Island. NE which supposedly was cleaned up in one summer. An environmental doctor said my illness is connected to that but no one else can verify or figure out what to do. Please help.