Dear Dani, thank you so much for your kind post....it really encouraged me!
I've been diagnosed with SO many autoimmune diseases and various disorders and illnesses in the past two years, but until now, no one could ever tell me why my lower back hurt so much. Indeed not one of my doctors ever even acted interested, even though I ended up purchasing a power chair on my own dime
because the pain got worse and worse until I could only walk very short distances! I must have heard that same same phrase a hundred times: "Most people over the age of 30 have some degree of back pain"....as if I were a sissy for even mentioning it!
They never realized that I've always had a high pain threshold....all four of my children were born without anesthetics, the last two at home with a midwife, because I wanted it that way.
Of course I'm the one who had to insist on getting the spinal MRIs; the neurologist never would have ordered them on his own.
Dani, it sounds as though you've been through an awful lot yourself in the past two years! And I'm so sorry you're having to deal with such a terrible condition without a real diagnosis and without the full support and assistance of the medical profession!
Why is it that we have to strive so hard to get the help that we need? There is truly something wrong with this picture....
Sending prayers and gentle (((((hugs))))) your way!
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