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My Problems

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  • Posted By: Sherri Y
  • May 15, 2009
  • 00:18 AM

My name is Sherri,

I'm 47 years old, married and have an 11 year old daughter. In May of 2000 I was involved in a auto accident that left me with a complete SCI
at the T-1 T-2 level. I've also suffered a left shoulder disarticulation and also double hip disarticulations that have left me being a triple amputee.
After my accident I began experiencing significant size and weight gains
within both of my breasts, this has continued off and on over the years.
I've gotten to the point that I now find myself to be more restricted and
physically more difficult to care for because of the size and weight of my breasts than I had ever thought that I could be because of my paralysis and amputations. I've been seen by countless physicians and "specialists"
about my problems and I'm always told that there isn't anything that can
be done for me and that myself and my family just have to learn to cope.
The reason that I'm posting this is to ask if anyone has ever heard about
any women with a SCI ever experiencing anything like what I've described
and if so how they have managed to cope with this devastating condition.

Thank You So Much.......Sherri Y

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