Thursday, July 22, 2010
So, as previously stated, I went to the doctor today and they are sending me back the neurosurgeon. I am 25 and have had 7 or 8 surgeries, 5 of which were back surgeries. I work with a woman who has scoliosis pretty badly, and even though she developed it later in her life, we seem to have encountered the same problems and enjoy being able to discuss solutions that are less drastic than removing more organs and etc. Unfortunately for her, she has already had many of her organs removed and the stomach problems I am encountering now I am kind of learning from mistakes she has made. She on the other hand is just learning about the neurological side of it which I have had for as long as I can remember and is learning alternatives from me-- so it is kind of a nice trade. This is what we both are completely befuddled by (and keep in mind we are both ridiculously bubbly people) is that people think that it is no big deal. I would love to see one of the a-holes who has smack to say to either one of us about having to go to the doctor live one year like we have to! Trust me, we both know a lot of people have it a lot worse and we are completely respectful and mindful of this and actually feel blessed to be in as good of shape as we are but at the same time it is frustrating that people can't be a little more understanding. So for those of you who think degenerating vertebrae's, constant migraines, tmj, ear clogging, intestinal problems, ulcers, gall bladder stones, kidney stones, or spinal fusions are fun-- try one and get back to me :).