Where to start....At 15 I started with ovarian cyst, those caused major pain and I ended up with about 9 surgeries from 15 to 19 yrs old At 18 & 20 I had miscarriages. Then a few more ovarian cysts with surgery (through my belly button....thank goodness for new medicine). At 24 I finally had my baby girl. A year later I had a emergency hysterectomy. Years had passed, all was good, then in my 30s I had hernea surgery then about 3m later had my gal bladder removed. A year later I was having severe pain in my left side (similar to the cyst pain) I went to my Dr and by sonogram we found a small piece of ovary left behind. Another surgery. When they go in I have scar tissue, endometrosis and all this with the cyst is tangled into my uretha, a lot of my bowel and a few other organs. A month after surgery I felt like death. Went back to ER. They had to take away a lot of bowel and sew that back together, they took had to cut about 6 inches of my uretha as well. The doctor doing the uretha procedure (I know I keep spelling uretha wrong but no spell check...sorry) the Dr did not sew the last 2 stitches so my torso was filling with urine and my left kidney shut down. After a week in the hospital I went home with a cathatar. This emergency surgery was so fast because my life was at stake. Whew!! I was scared.. A few more years go by and I slid down some wet wooden portch steps. Back surgery #1. A few months go by (still recovering) and I am in a car accident. Back surgery #2. Last year the nerves coming out of my spine were being compressed, so they drilled my spine to give room. This will have to be done every 2 years. Now 3 years ago, I was squatting to paint a tire. When I stood up it felt like someone hit me with a sledge hammer in my left knee. I tore my meniscus, 6 weeks later, knee surgery!! Yay. 6 months later (both of these accidents happened in 2015)
I had a little pain my shoulder always, for some reason it was getting progressively worse. During shoulder surgery they found bone spurs, scar tissue, arthritis and bursitis.
I have degenerative disc disease.
Nerve damage in both legs.
Muscle spasms hourly.
I'm sure I'm missing something.
Can't think of anything else as far as my health goes. I have been told I am a beautiful woman, so I am always trying to take care of myself. You wouldn't look at me and dream I have so many issues. Guess that's why I get those looks when I park in the handicap space. I have a card and a legal right. Ha*Ha*
I have always worked and have been very successful. I owned a Day Spa for 15 years. I'm worked every day. I love getting out in my yard and making it beautiful (since I can't take care of clients). I had to stop working about 8 years ago because my job caused severe pain. By the time the day was over I could not even get out of my car when I got home. Thank goodness for my husband R.I.P.
Now my day consists of staying in bed as much as I can. I'm very clumsy so besides hurting all the time I stay in bed to be safe. I also enjoy the company of my almost 2yr old precious gdaughter. She is the reason I wake up every day. I know I will never have another soul mate, but I'll always have her. I live with my daughter and her husband... I'm so grateful to them. I'll always have a bed buddy. My sweet Ange Emma.