I am 26 years old I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation 1 in January of 2012. Along with Chiari I have central vertigo, POTS, IST, EDS hypermobility type 1, cervical, thoracic and lumbar radiculopathy, a herniated L5 disk, mild levoscoliosis, lumbar arthritis, gene
[More]ralized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, photophobio, and chronic fatigue due to my other dx's.
The picture is my daughter at 3 months when she was baptized. She is almost 3 now and the joy of my life. I live with her and my fiance in NY.
I am so glad I found this site because I no longer feel alone. This site is full of wonderful, nice people who are always ready to help <3
got a lawyer to start the SSD process
more diagnosis every time I go to the dr
life is turned upside down due to Chairi and POTS
Thank you for your kind words! I think it's easy to be positive when you can step back and see how strong of a person you have become from being challenged in so many ways! I would have never thought I could handle all these issues with a great attitude and be thankful for them in the end! I shock myself with my strength sometimes. And it's kind of humbling. I hope you find how strong you are, too! All you have to do is step back and look. I can't even imagine being a mother and having to trot through all these issues! Every night, try to think of one thing you are appreciative of (each night should be something different). Months later, you will get to a day when you have to repeat the same things and you will see how blessed you are! Anyway, keep hope alive!
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