- CASE FILE
Sisters Torri and Monique have been suffering with extreme swelling in their arms and legs for 39 years.
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Sisters Torri and Monique have been suffering with extreme swelling in their arms and legs for 39 years. They have chronic pain in their joints and bones everyday. Pain meds have been prescribed and are taken daily but they don't help at all. At night the pain is worse and it is excruciating. When their legs swell it can last for days, weeks and even months, they are left disabled until the swelling goes down. Sometimes its 1 leg or arm and other times it's been both. They both have had to get walkers, canes and handicap tags for their cars. They have never been able to get a diagnoses. They have gotten blood work, cat scans, x-rays, ultrasounds, biopsies, and a MRI .They have also seen multiple doctors including endocrinologists, rheumatologists and internists. Torri's has almost died because of this condition and doctors were prepping to amputate her left leg at one point. She has had to undergo an emergency fasciotomy and one of the doctors said she would NEVER walk unassisted again.