- CASE FILE
Desperate for a better quality of life, I am 20 years old and have hypertrophic osteoarthroapthy and digital clubbing
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am a 20 year old male with unexplained hypertrophic osteoarthroapthy, I have digital clubbing, severe joint/bone pain, deformities, abdominal pain with weight loss. My life has changed drastically over the last 5 years, previous to this I was very athletic and healthy, my brother was diagnosed with a brain tumor the same year I began to have symptoms which started with swelling of the left knee which i was initially diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis we have since discovered this is not what I have. We do live in an area with dioxin poisoning and have high cancer rates in our area. My body has become so weak and full of pain, and swelling. I have been diagnosed with gallbladder polyps, possible Barrett’s esophagus, i have been seen at University of Michigan and Mayo Clinic in Rochester and know one knows what do do with me I feel like I’m on the back burner and everyone has given up. I seen this show and though My gosh this is my last hope. I pray for answers to what has happened to what was once a health active body with such a great outlook on life to being so ashamed of my appearance i feel like an alien due to how deformed my body has become and with no explanation. Please if anyone out there has this hypertrophic osteoarthroapthy besides me pleasure help me. I cant eat well, my body feels malnutrited due to the pain in my abdomen with feeling full early, no one else in my family has this. Is this genetic is this from a chemical exposure?