Hello my name is Mandy and at the age of 21 I was rushed to the ER by my husband. He had to carry me because my right side of my body was in severe pain and made it very difficult to move at all. After seeing an ER doctor and requesting a x-ray or MRI I was denied for treatment. Told by ER doc. I was to young for anything that serious and did not need a x-ray and also told I was just overweight so go home and take a tylenol. Now I was *****d off and still in severe pain still crying and no clue what to do I then go home for the night unable to sleep and decide I am going back to the ER and getting another doctor and this time I was given a MRI and told I had a herniated disc after 4 hours waiting on x-ray tech. to look at my test results. At this point I am offer something for the pain and sent home. I talked to a friend who says she has a good chiropractorand so I go the same day and he asked for a MRI and so I go back to hospital and after I was old by staff to go to the wrong place twice 3 floors and 45 min. of walking with minimal mobility later I get the MRI film. Next Day I go back to chiropractor he looks at the film and tells me he can not help me and refers me to a neurologist who gives me a steriod epidural in his office and schedules another in a month. With little relief I am told I will need surgery and in June 2001 have a surgery to this day I don't even know what it was because in the middle of the surgery the doctor has to change the procedure because he says it was worse than he thought he told me snd my husband. The surgery took 7 hours and I was in the hospital bed for 8 days and still in pain.
I hoped when I woke up from surgery I would have no more pain I was wrong and even after checking myself out of the hospital I was not sure what to do. I was unemployed for 6 months and had to move in with family and after a year I when back to work and found out I could not do the things I used to do I tried telemarketing but I would start to cry because I could not sit for more than 20 min. and could not bend to reach he computer keyboard, I was also depressed and after people curse at you it makes it hard to do your job without getting emotional. I tried to work for more than 20 different jobs and never worked more than 8 months at any of them. I was told by my primary doctor to file for disability and after all the paper work and hearings I doctors reports missing and I was young so I would be fine, yeah right. HOW ARE YOU, (FINE) FEEL INTENSE NEGATIVE EMOTION. DON'T ASK ME I HAVE NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY.
CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME, HELP ME.
I am still looking for answers and have thought of suicide so my husband got me a pshycologist, counselor, whatever not alot they could due said I needed medical help I agreed of course. Now it is 4 years post surgery and need surgery again. I am still being treated with steriod epiduals and told I have the disc above the previous surgery disc herniated ( it's like the jelly in a donut and the center jelly has leaked out) ok. I have no other options or do I? What is a O2 O3 inhibitor will it replace steriod epidurals? No relief from steriod epiduals waste of time and money postpone the swelling and pain max for me was 1 month then just given another limited to 2 a year. I don't even know what happend to my lower back L3,L4,L5 DISCS and I was not in a car accident or anything so why me????????????????
I am still married unemployed and have no children I don't want any in my current health crisis would you?
I love kids and hope some day I do have them I am 26 years old and have a wonderful husband of 7 years. I am disabled without beniefits, without employment, and I have a computer program to type while I talk or you may not have read this part of my life.
My name is Mandy and this is my story.
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