- CASE FILE
My husband has so many issues we keep track of his issues and medications on a spreadsheet! THESE MUST HAVE CORRELATION!
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
A few years ago we wrote up a list of Danny's issues thinking that MAYBE a doctor would see the list and say "OH - IT'S THIS!" The only thing we've seen is a further downward trend of Danny's health over the last few years. Danny went from being a head chef and racing cars in his free time to spending the majority of his day in bed due to chronic pain and consistent involuntary muscle/nerve spasms. During the spasms Danny's entire body will "rock". Trips the ER he is defined as a "drug seeking patient" and quickly dismissed. In September, 2016 he had a slipped disc that was operated on, but caused what we believe is permanent damage - his left leg always feels asleep. In September, 2017 his disc slipped again (90%), was "fixed" then two weeks later the disc "blew" and he ended up with a L4/L5 fusion. Large lumps near the surgery site cause him daily pain - they are explained as muscle knots. In July, 2018 Danny was diagnosed with Hepatic Encephalopathy - his most recent score was a .79. He also suffers from hypothyroidism, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, neuropathy in both feet, degenerative discs in his neck, constant headaches, frequent migraines, general malaise, sleep apnea, psoriasis on his face, and arthritis. Some days he'll sleep three hours - some days he will sleep 20+ hours. We got married 4/21/18 and he was quite heavily medicated to be able to stand and participate in the ceremony, pictures and dinner. We still never had our one dance I wanted. We took a quasi-honeymoon in July, 2019 - he spent most of it in a ton of pain and swelled up worse than I've seen him! He missed so many things we wanted to do together with my boys (12 and 13). He couldn't fit in any of his shoes and I had to buy him shorts 2 sizes bigger. With his fluid pills he was able to lose about 30 pounds in water weight once we arrived home over the course of a week. There are just too many things that MUST be related to one another and there MUST be a way to get him a quality of life back. He calls a "good day" a "7" - he lives in 8 and 9 every day. PLEASE HELP US!