What didn't I work with is the big thing... Never did I link them all together until about
six years ago. in 2001 it got so bad that I was going from one set of prednesone to another..then it wouldn't keep up with the arthritic nature and my physician sent me to see a bone Ortho man. He did some tests and said you don't have arthritis and sent me on to another doctor. by the end of october I was so bad I couldn't get out of a chair. then the history all started to come together. When I was a very little child my father had a home photo lab and I would help by the time I was an adult I had been exposed to all the photo chemicals and then some Working around and with the making of pesticides and herbicides along with household chemicals to boot. things like benzine, trychlor ethylene, DG12, phosphoric and hydrofluric acids., a various line of alchohols and bases, sodiums alykalies etc. Yet on top of it most of my brothers and sisters have similar problems so we thought maybe it was hereditary. Then one of my sisters doctors when she came up with brain tumors did a study on the history and effects of radiation from the testing at white sands through whole milk . ( we all drank milk right from the cow) Along with my being a workaholic all those years damaging my system.
Now my doctors keep leaning towards Berchets..( not sure of the spelling ) and lupus and just a couple weeks ago wanted to start the line of testings all over again. I do appreciate this site just if nothing else to get some of the frustraition off of my chest. The new thing is more and more confusion after these spells I have another thing that is real recent is my eyes getting teary and I have to get them checked again for new glasses. ( I have to double check everything this is so frustraiting) Once it had progressed to the level that it got serious then all the other doctors and all the other things started to fall into place. yet most of the people I have worked with in the past they to have similar symptoms some worse some better. I got a call from one man I worked with he was going to get his marrow replaced and in the hospital was two others that we worked with years ago so he called me to see how I was doing. One of the other guys has emphysema real bad and one with pimpigus.
Luckily I am not in the darned wheel chair right now but I do have it close by for the bad days.
Pretty crazy things. thought well who knows who else is around that has had somehing like this or is experiencing similar frustraitions and worked in the same fields. One other thing I have to is I need a nissan wrap for a bad hernia but am not sure where to even look for a doctor that does that or has experiencing that surgery.
( big list of meical problems. that is why our insurance company is trying to hard to find a reason to eliminate us from the policy) The seizure type spells luckily aren't that frequent but do cause me some concern. especially since they can't find them or the cause.
Oh I could whine all day about all of this but at least I am still alive but how ones perspective on life changes when something of this magnetude hits is pretty amazing. All the money and things no longer had any meaning to me. it then became more evident that what I thought was important didn't have any importance at all.