I have suffered with pain for many years. I also have had interrupted sleep for the past 10 years. Up until six months ago I was working full time as a professional within the medical community but my education is not in medicine. For years I was told it was all in my h
[More]ead...it was stress...it was my childhood or because I smoked...then it was this mysterious Fibromyalgia that one day is real and the next day is not so it;s back to it must be all in my head.
I was born with two spinal defects...spondylolithesis and scoliosis...the spondy I found out about when I was thirty and popped 2 discs in my lower back...the xray revealed this then so I had a spinal fusion...it explained why as a child I would wake up with extremely painful legs that my parents attributed to growing pains.
Now I am fifty one...in the past several years I started to have more and more pain during the day...up until then my pain occurred at night while I slept...waking me up out of sleep many times throughout the night. I was told I had Fibromyalgia. I can remember telling my doctor that it felt like I had bone cancer the pain was so intense. She then ordered X-rays for my entire spine but never once shared them with me....she kept going on about Fibromyalgia and that now I was also depressed. Aside from all this I enjoy a good laugh, a good book, photography and beach combing if I am able.
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