- CASE FILE
Single mother of three with chronic pain from my neck and back for 15 years
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I'm seeking help because I'm getting worse and nothing is helping with the pain. I'm a single mother of 3 amazing, wonderful and beautiful kids who have had to watch their mother go from an active person to one who lives on the couch. I've been going to doctors all of my life. At the age of 14, I was diagnosed with Keratnoconus, resulting in corneal transplants in both eyes and numerous eye surgeries. Getting older, during pregnancy, my pain increased significantly. By my third, it was debilitating. So after delivering my third child, I starting my journey with with doctor appointment and procedures. I've had over 50 nerve injections and nerve blocks, with no help. I've been to doctors in Florida, Georgia, Texas and Nevada. The pain is so devastating and debilitating until I'm no disabled and I live at home with my Mother. I've had 5 lumber fusions and 1 cervical fusion, with the possibility of another cervical one. I'm not sure, but I've been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease of the neck and back, Peripheral Neuropathy, Chronic pain, Migraines, and Percunius anemia. I recently got a pain pump installed to help me with the pain, but it hasn't helped anymore with the break through pain. Now they've discovered that on my recent MRI of my brain, that there's a portion of my Cerebellum is not under my skull. So it could be Chiari syndrome. Please help me. I wake up and my arms are so numb I have to shake them violently for a couple of minutes to wake them up. I can stand up for maybe 10 minutes before the ache overtakes me. So cooking and cleaning are extremely limited. My legs swole up so bad several weeks ago that I actually gained 15 pounds in a week and had to be hospitalized. The pain is so bad I don't go anywhere but to the doctors all the time. I need to be able care for my children and myself. Every time I go to the doctor they are finding something wrong with me and I'm starting to give up any hope of ever being able to do anything anymore. The sadness of my life is overwhelming. I can't take this anymore. My whole life is pain. The suffering of it all. I feel like my nervous system is trying to kill me.