can you help me overcome...
Organized by: Mary Edens
On January 1, 2009, I had just woke up and was getting out of bed, as I stood up, I felt excruciating pain go down my left leg and I fell to the floor. After many tests it was discovered I had an annular tear and 3 dying buldged discs(L3, L4, L5). The spine specialist told me it was an 18 months healing process if I just let it heal on its own or I could get some injections and it would heal in 9 months. Since I wanted to keep working and I had a family member have the injections with success, that's what I chose to do. For me, it was the worst decision of my life!! As I started receiving the caudal injections and corticosteroids, I was feeling a bit better and was able to still work, but as time went on, I starting showing symptoms of muscle spasms & weakness, rage & extreme emotions, I was gaining weight so fast and I was starting to experience migraines that felt like I was having a brain aneurysm. I kept telling the Dr something was wrong, but he said just give it time and u will start to get better...I decided to do my own research and found that a person shouldn't have more than 3 injections in a 12 month time frame, I had 10 in a 5 month time span. the corticosteroids had done so much damage to my muscles, brain and nervous system, I am now totally disabled. So now, physically, I've been diagnosed with, toxic myopathies, fibromyalgia, chronic ice pick migraines, I've went from 3 dying buldged discs to 7(due to the muscle weakness and deterioration) and now i have some small mental issues, due to the brain damage from the steroids. During all the years I've worked(33yrs), I've always been generous and have donated to many charities. Since I was the one needing help this time, I turned to many of these charities for help, getting turned down by all of them. I've now spent my entire life savings and pension just to pay my medical bills and put as much as I could to help me keep my home. I've always been a proud independent woman and I've never had to ask for help, but now I do. Would any of you be willing to belp me keep my home($30,000) and payoff my medical bills($13,000).