- CASE FILE
I have been slowly degenerating over the last 6 years. I have a variety of things wrong, and after becoming so sick I’ve lost my job.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have been suffering for the last 6 years. My family has a history of Ankylosing Spondolitis and Crohn’s disease. It seems to primarily strike the women in my family. I was doing fine until approximately 6 years ago. I have had multiple surgeries, have had countless doctors visits and hospital stays; and no one can seem to even narrow down what is wrong let alone fix it.
I received better care when I had a commercial insurance backing me. I have slowly degenerated to a point where I can no longer work as I sometimes can’t even make it out of bed. I am now on state insurance and it seems once the doctors figure out I do not have good insurance, they just shuffle me along. There are days that I can’t function at all, and I can barely eat anymore, causing my weight to drop down to a dangerous level. I am truly beyond frustrated and despondent as it seems no one truly wants to help.
The situations occurring in my body have now spread to my teeth and I have been struggling the last 2 months with a broken tooth and nerve damage I have had to fight to get repaired. The acids from my stomach have worn down my teeth and this is now contributing even more to my inability to eat. All I want is to feel better and be able to be productive, contributing member of society again. I am a hair stylist and my arthritis has now affected everything and I can no longer hold scissors or even keep my hands from twitching and shaking.
Please, please hear my story. I desperately need the help that no one else is willing to provide.