About Me: Female, 21, Walled Lake, MI, member since Apr 2010
I am only 18 years old and I have been diagnosed with thoracic kyphosis (a form of scoliosis/curvature of the spine) and sciatica with muscle spasms. There has not been one day this entire year that I've walked without pain. I have applied for SSI, because I am disabled
[More] and cannot work. I have been denied breast reduction twice by my HMO based insurance, because they said it was for cosmetic reasons. My insurance just never covers anything and they dont understand that I am truly disabled. I see so many different doctors, and have so many doctor appointments. This has ruined my life, I'm not able to work, or do simple things such as stretch, bend, twist, or reach. I spend most of my time resting because of the pain, but I am walking daily and going through Physical Therapy for the second time. I also have anxiety, and panic attacks because of stress. I believe my stress and pain are related, but I love to research to find whatever I can to help my situation.
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