I'M currently 22, as a kid i was quite sick with various conditions the main one was my appendix bursting, ever since i had them out (age 7) i had rumbles and constant pain everyday.
for years docs were saying it was all in my head because they couldnt find anything wrong and since i had the pain for ages they said i got used to it and still thought it was there when it wasnt *AKA im crazy*
after a lot of stays in the hospital the pain clinic finally decided they would take me under there wing and try lots of medication.....nothing worked, only made me a zombie taking 23,000mg of tablets everyday. (age 15)
when all else failed they decided to give me an epidural (age 19), hoping that if it was nerves miss firing that after a week on the epidural it should sort itself out.
unfortunately i developed an epidural infection in my spine causing nerve damage in my lower back and legs.
for 3 years ive struggled with learning to walk without walking aids but i still have pain everyday, worse then when i first went into hospital.
i hardly sleep, i feel physically drained, nothing seems to work anymore!
its been such a long time since ive had a good day health wise that i cant even remember when that was.
im hoping there is someone in a similar situation to mine, apparently epidural infections are real common just not in new zealand and we dont have stem cell replacement procedures here.
ive got no more options, i need some answers, so i can enjoy the rest of my life, hopefully without pain
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