I have been misdiagnosed with just about every chronic illness, acute illness and disease imaginable.
After 46 years, too many surgeries to count, loss of a career, loss of family, I feel like a misfit. It was just in the past 2 years that I am coming to terms that I am okay.
I have been mislabeled, used for profit by doctors and suffered too much. I want to take my experience, strength and hope to help others.
I am stronger because of this, but am left with an empty whole that needs to be filled. I have gone to therapy, but no one has a clue what to say to me.
I am tired of proving that I am okay. I get this blank stare from therapists and left with a feeling of uselessness.
I am tired of physicians not coming to their own conclusions, being lazy and using old, wrongful diagnoses.
It is time for me to step of to the plate and get busy living.
I would like to help others and make a strong impact so that this life I am living will not only help others by contributing, but it will also help me to find a quality of life.
I am not sure what to do now.
Due to the misdiagnoses, I have lost my career, work experience and so, so much.
There is one thing I can give. I have my life to share. It is my hope that my life will inspire others and I can make a sincere contribution by taking the wrongdoings by others, and turn it into something extremely helpful to those in similar or near circumstances.
I am not sure how I will do this. I will be patient.
But I do know I have a very long, long story to share. My story needs to be shared, if anyone is listening.
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