- CASE FILE
Hello, in December of 2013 my body begin to experiance excessive pain to point I could not walk a half a block.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Hello, my name is Mary and in December of 2013 my body crashed. I was a person who could walk fifteen miles a day for exercise and was in the biggest loser at my job before leaving that great state of Michigan. Four months after moving to Nevada, I was not able to walk a half a block without having such sever pain in my lower back and both my feet. I could not understand it. When I first move there, I was able to walk the three mile walk to the Casino down the street from my home. Now, I'm unable to walk around the corner. I was devestated and upset because little by little it drove me into my bed as the pain begin to get worse and worse as the days went by. I could not stand up and wash dished or even cook breakfast, eggs and waffles in a toaster. This would have taken me about ten to fifteen minutes. As I noticed how less of time I was able to tolerate the pain, then I realized I needed to see a doctor, yet did not have any insurance. So at that point, I called to get public assistance because I had not found work yet being that we had just moved into the state. By January of 2014 I was totally bed ridden and all of the doctors I saw could not determine my condition, only arthritis. It took another two years before Dr. Darryal Fortson was able to diagnosis me with Fibromyalgia, just a week before the passing of my mother and two and a half months of the passing of my youngest son. At this time I had tried all kinds of drugs on the market for pain, had gotten an left lower lumber injection which caused me to be hospitalized for a migraine that would not go away due to the steroids that were in the injection. I was not able to take the second injection of course. I received cordizone shots to stop the pain for six months but it only lasted three days and my pain was right back. This happened with all of the opioids that I was prescribed for my pain, in a matter of days, my body would adjust to the medicine and the sever pain would take over once again. Forcing me back to my bed and sleeping all of the time because of my headaches as well. Each year for Mother's day my Ex-husband would send me home to see my mother before she passed away and due to the sever pain and headaches, I was not even able to visit with her. It was like a wasted trip and that was painful to me as well knowing how much this disease has taken from me and now the miles I travel to see my mother and still can't. In my darkes days, I wanted to kill myself because I could not stand the pain any longer nor did I see any reason for living or should I say exsisting any more. That is what my life had become, exsisting. I am no longer living, just exsisting and mentallying trying to make myself except this situation. After my mother and son both passed away, I moved to Wisconsin to live with family there (my oldest daughter), for moral, mental, and emotial support. It has been a very long six years for me suffering with this disease having such control over my life, my mind, and sometime even my spirit. I have found a great primary doctor and pain manager here who treats me and they have made some progress with the pain. Yet, I am still bed ridden and find my body forcing me into limitations that are out of my control. I see a therapist for my mental state of mind to bounce things off of, but I still have to fight in my head this disease. I find myself talking to it a lot letting it know, that I know it is still here and that it is in control. Sometimes I try to go take a walk and just as I get to the front door a strong pain will hit me in my back then begin to creep up the middle of my back. As it begin to travel, I know then that I am in trouble and that means I am going to be down for at least a week if not more. There is nothing in particular I would have had to have done to cause this, it just comes and goes, from week to week. Month to month at will and I end up with such pain that is so unbareable, all I can do is lay still and wait until It decides to pass. I cry, pray, and talk to this disease to let it know that I understand that there is nothing I can do. To keep my sanity, I except what I can and trust God for the rest. LIveing with this pain has been the hardest thing besides losing my son and mom. Yet, I have this everyday now and I don't have a way out of it. My pain manager have me taking Mucinex with Gaficin in it for the reversal of the Fibromyalgia. It has eased the pain to some level but has not stopped it. I understand this disease is not suppose to be curable, but is there a way of having a better quality of life than what I am having? Nothing is touching my pain. My body rejects everything! We also tried the Butrans patch (5 and 7 mcg). Before getting this disease, I only would have a headache once or twice a year and I had had phenomia twice in matter of three years apart at the age of thrity-five and thirity-eight. I had the flu once ("A" strain) at the age of forty-nine which lasted about two and a half week. Other than that, I was pretty healthy and did not miss days from work. Always had perfect attendance. My last job I held for fifteen years before relocating. In reading up on this disease I understand that it is not that will known but I truly hope someone is willing to help me with getting my pain under control and getting back to some quality of life. if only going to my movies once a week. Before I end, I will say this, I helped myself with the migraine some by process of elimination on foods (fruits and some vegetables) that I was allergic to and my pain manager started me on Allium Cepa 12c, which allowed me to tolerate more of the foods back into my diet later that I was allergic to. This giving me more nutirents for my health. Thank you and blessings.