- CASE FILE
I went from being a normal mom to being a prisoner of my own home overnight..
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am constantly having to pick and choose between the tasks that I can/want to accomplish each day due to my unpredictable variations of fatigue. I am constantly feeling like the flight/fight modes have been switched on within my body. This is catalyzes the energy I use to accomplish my day to day tasks. While doing tasks I often forget what it was that I was doing (circling around). Once I complete the task (if my body lets me) I feel as though I was hit by a train forcing me to not being capable of doing anything else. In addition, I have chronic back pain due to a disk being absent in my spine. This results in me not being able to sleep based on my chronic pain. Secondly, I often get swollen lymph nodes in my underarms and underneath my tongue. This leads to difficulty swallowing and sometimes breathing. Due to the dryness of my mouth I have developed severe dental decay making me feel less confident. In addition to my swollen lymph nodes I also have a painful mass in my breast that has been ruled out as being cancer. Thirdly, My wrists feel weak with intermittent pain in wrist areas daily to the point where my fingers become numb, while other hand positions produce the same feeling as well. Fourthly, I have many digestive issues that seem to process my food excessively fast (6-7 BM) everyday. My bowls often contain mucus and come in various sizes and I am constantly having severe nausea that is so bad I don't really eat or have an appetite. This has caused me to have a massive drop in weight.Lastly, I also suffer from below the knee heaviness which has taken the privilege of walking long distances away from me. I also suffer from severe dry skin with red and purple soles which make it painful to walk on. I have to use a cane or some type of assistance to be able to perform tasks that consist of any type of walking.
Due to my insurances I have seen many different doctors who I feel are just experimenting on me and have yet to be able to tell me what is really wrong with me. I have had many different types of medications given to me that have never helped or have made me feel worse. I have had a few medical procedures done such as an injection in my lower back to try and fix the pain in my lower back (didn't work).
My condition has impacted my life in such a devastating way. I was the mother who could do it all and now I feel like a burden on my entire family because I depend on them for everything. A simple run to the grocery store is something that I can no longer do due to me not being able to drive. I have to use Uber to pick up my son from school because I am not sure if when attempt to drive, if my legs will give out on me. It is very stressful and frustrating to not be able to do the things I was able to do with no problem and it has had a major negative impact on my self image. I am just hoping I find others who feel like me so I am not alone anymore in this war of medicine. I know that there is someone out there who can help, it is just a matter of time..