Hi, I've come across these boards more than once during searches for various health issues and I finally realized it's more sensible to just join you all, so here I am! I've been dealing with a multitude of issues, as have you, obviously, and want to vent, I suppose. Before I do, though, I'd like to just introduce myself... so my troubles will be a different post.
Besides my health and pain I have four (!!!) cats that I love to pieces, a wonderful "little big brother" (that's a confusing but concise way of saying "younger brother who protects, defends and loves me like a big brother" lol, and my mom & stepfather. My beloved husband passed away right when some of the worst of my issues were diagnosed... I was 38 and he was 1 week shy of 46. That was almost 7 years ago, now. We had been together for 16 years.
There's more to tell there, but not right now.
I live in MA currently and a few of the posts I've read I noticed a few here are from same region as me, that's cool. =)
I am really glad I decided to sign up, hopefully I won't drive you all too crazy! haha, j/k
Well, have a great evening & thanks for being here, just knowing I can share if/when I'm ready (and able, since carpal tunnel limits me) is a great consolation!
Endometrial Adenocarcinoma, Stage IIb Dec. '06 (drop mets to cervix)
Cervical Adenocarcinoma, Stage IIb/c Dec. '06 (with background of sarcoma and a "cancer garden" their term, not mine!)
Colliod Colon Adenocarcinoma, Stage IIb Aug. '07 (mets to local organs)
Severe Carpal Tunnel; Right wrist, 95%, Left wrist 76% '03
Complex Regional Pain disorder '07
Peripheral Neuropathy '13 (cause under investigation: ruled out vitamin deficiency, diabetes)
Moderate to Severe Degenerative Arthritis (OA); '05 (all small joints, most large joints & spine)
Bone on bone w/spurring; right knee '02
Lesion @ T6; unknown etiology (currently, present since at least '03)
Peripheral Edema (unknown etiology at present)
~ there's more, but that's most of the big stuff, I think..(??)
Subtotal Colectomy w/illeostomy anastamosis (
Radical Hysterectomy (
open abdominal at a hospital that should be shutdown & burned (!!)
Laparoscopic adhesion surgery
open adhesion surgery
Neck sugery (at 18, quite a story there, ask me some time!)