Well I'll start with saying this is my first post and that I'm still newly diagnosed. I have type 2 diabetes, COPD with Emphysema, neuropathy, herniated discs in my lumbar spine, degenerative disc disease in my cervical spine, overall chronic pain, sleep apnea, high cholesteral, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, high anxiety and ptsd. I believe that's all but my memory isn't what it should be. I'm 31 and started getting my diagnosis at 28. I've been told I'm not going to live to see 50 and maybe not 40. I am supposed to be on about 13 medications.
I have to be completely honest in saying I am having a really hard time managing my illnesses, medications, symptoms, side effects and overall quality of life. I can't seem to get on a medicine regimin, the medicines make me so sick that I can't take them for a day or so to get my body feeling somewhat ok and then any attempt to get on a regimin are failed. And I'm having a hard time getting and keeping doctors because I miss a lot of appointments due to being ill, and my mental health just makes it worse. I freeze up, I've basically become a shut-in.
I try and I try and I'm going to keep trying but I'm having such a hard time. And I'm fighting for disability because I've worked my whole life and made the mistake in hiring the wrong attorney to defend me. And I don't have very good family support because I have what's called invisable illnesses and they just don't understand and most of the time make me feel like I'm constantly defending myself. As if my stress wasn't bad enough right?
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