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specialist after specialist

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  • Posted By: desertbreeze
  • July 29, 2008
  • 02:26 AM

Hi,
Well this is weird but I'm so confused and don't know where to begin. I'll start with having 2 major neck surgeries and right shoulder surgery. All of these continued to hurt even though I thought I fixed them. Then, after 4 years of suffering with all of this the pain moved into my hips down my legs, the tops of my feet (they feel like sweaters of pain only on the tops of my feet into my ankles) It seems like all of my joints hurt-I also drop things all of the time (without warning) The pain gets so dibilitating sometimes I can't walk or get out of bed and this is frustrating. I was an active pretty young person. My toes are also numb- But I have had several MRI's recently of neck, back, brain, shoulder and they show I have osteoarthritis, disk disease, and the artifact in my neck has moved so this blocks some of the veiws of my spine. I have had several blood tests done. I also get shingles-every 6 months. Also my bone marrow is questionable -homopoetic? But I dont have bone marrow cancer. Anybody out their have a clue on what I should do next? This is a tough way to live and try to be normal the best I can and positive, but I'm losing my patience not only with the doctors but myself as well. Thank you for your time and any options someone might know about.;)

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  • I wish I had an answer but the best I can do is point you in the direction of a great resource I found for Neurological issues- NeuroTalk. It's a great community of helpful supportive people and there are informative "stickies" under each sub-group that may help you figure out where to explore next.http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/index.phpHope that helps some.
    dizzy lizzie 192 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm going to those sights right now. I very much appreciate it.:o
    desertbreeze 1 Replies Flag this Response
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