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7 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2008 - 5:50PM #1
tp8282003
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I have a Back Injury L 3-4 with arthritis around it that was in 1992 after a fall off a large truck... 6 months later I was DX with Schizoaffective Disorder and PTSD.

In 2005 I found a pain specialist and she helped alot, then she went to family practice, she is a good Dr. I was having 2 periods a month, so she sent me to an OB GYN Dr.  He said  Hysterectomy, and he done this test and saw something wrong with my bladder, so off to the Urologist he done some test and CT Scan of my body and came up with a cyst on my female parts, and 2 cysts in my liver (which turn out to be nothing, thank you god) and that I had a bladder the size of six people (it comes up to my belly button) so I have to self cath 2 - 3 times a days getting anywhere from 1200 to 2000 ml each time.  My bowel don't move as they should so after my colon check up, the Dr said drink lots of fluids and my Urologist say only drink at meal time so what am I to do...

Then in July 07 I had my Hysterectomy and in Aug 07 I was DX with fibromyalgia.  I hurt all the time in one place or another.  I try to look pass the pain and do my daily chores, keeping the house clean and going to the store once a week I am done...I have gained 45 lbs since May 07 and I am not happy about that, I went on the Special K diet, that didnt help. It was the Lycria 25 of the 45 came from the Lycria for my fibromyalgia... It won't come off...

Also in July 07 I went to a Neurologist and he done a MRI on my brain and and X-ray of my back. He said I have Brain Damage to the Frontal Lobe (all white matter) and this is what caused my Shizoaffective Disorder.  When he told me that it felt like a 100 lbs weight lifted off my shoulder (due to the fact that my family says that I was lying and that there was nothing wrong with me, during all of this I had no family support) They have nothing to do with me what so ever. ( I have few friends and a soon to be husband that supported me in the last 2 years) My family could care less.  ( I have 1 brother and 2 sister and mama and daddy) I have gotten use to being alone, but I am working on the fact that I have one friend for 6 years now and soon to husband that I can depend on, emotionally, spirituality, physically.

Even tho my mental illness has been rough in and out of hospital, take this drug, take that drug,  The last time I was in the hospital was 2003 and they released me on one med, and it still works today, I was on high dose but now I am on a lower dose and one med for the panic attack a low dose.  My last episode was Oct 06 to Jan 07,  what I learned in 4 years of therapy 1 time a week for 4 years, I got threw the episode without having to be hospitalized. and my one friend and my soon to be husband ( we had just met, so for him to see past the sickness and see that something special about me.. He is a keeper)   I take vitamins also, I am on two pain meds, I am usually taking an antibiotic for a UTI. I have asthma and COPD yet I still smoke. 

This my story. Thanks for letting share and God Bless
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7 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2008 - 4:21PM #2
Ithilien
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Wow...you've really been put through the wringer!  What a story!  You've earned your happiness. 

I'm glad some things are looking up--kudos to having a nice partner around who understands.  I have the best husband in the world and I know how lucky I am. 

Hang in there, and folks around here are very nice and supportive.  Keep that strength of yours--it's inspirational!

--Kj
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