- CASE FILE
Diagnosed with PCOS in 2010 just recently has MALS surgery. Went undiagnosed 5 yrs. Recently nursing school but still can not function daily
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am seeking help because all I have ever wanted to do was become a hospice nurse. Graduated nursing school December 2018. Everything started when I was in intermediate school (I kept gaining weight and I was in 3 sports. My parents took me everywhere and kept on trying. Finally when I was in high school we were running 2 a days in volleyball and my coach told my mom there was something wrong (they saw everything I ate and I worked as hard if not harder than the others and I gained weight. That's when the HCG was making a splash. The doctor there took one look at me and said you have PCOS. Low and behold I did (the high dollar endocrinologist was wrong I was just not "fat" as she said. I had acne that covered my body, facial hair, had almost all the symptoms but skin tags. So my senior year of high school was told I was going to have to have a hysterectomy or gastric bypass. They told me it was a matter of time before I had ovarian cancer because the fat in my body was a toxin for PCOS patients (some of this I still do not understand to this day) I had gastric bypass in August of 2013. I have had some kind of issue pretty much since. I have had every kind of test for intestines or bariatric you can think of. After watching a Grey's Anatomy episode I asked my doctor to test me for MALS and found I had 90$ stenosis. After a long hard battle to find a doctor that could do the surgery and my parents selling everything they own I had MALS surgery in March 2019 (ended up in Cardiac ICU for 4 days). It went undiagnosed for almost 5 years. Since the surgery the only symptom that has let up a bit is the being able to eat. I am able to eat small amounts now but still have some pain and nausea (the pain is not as bad- thank goodness) But I am 24 years old and my blood pressure seems to run 84/49 resting HR 136. I am working with a cardiologist but still can not seem to come up with much. When I do eat it feels like knives shredding all the way down my intestines. I randomly pass out (especially when in crowds-not anxiety) I barely have the energy to get out of bed daily. Taking a shower totally exhausts me (my mom helps every time I do shower) I do not know where to turn at this point. Because of this I do feel I have anger and depression issues. ALL I WANT TO DO IS FEEL WELL ENOUGH TO USE MY DEGREE AND HELP OTHERS AND THEIR FAMILIES GET THROUGH THE MOST DIFFICULT TIME. Please consider trying to help me achieve my life goal. The picture I shared was right after surgery when I was on so much pain meds I actually ate part of a meal. I am thankful for what has been done for me but I just want to get on with my life.