I don’t know if this will help. I don’t know who will read this. But I need some way of expressing all that I’ve been through and continue to go through physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I am 25 years old and live in the North very close to Lake Michigan with my parents and my younger sister. My family has been supportive, though they don’t fully understand what I’m going though, except for my dad, who has devoted his retirement to taking me to countless doctors appointments all around the country, tirelessly researching, networking, and never giving up.
Horseback riding was my life since I was four years old. I loved to travel the world, exercise and be a “gym rat,” read as many books and novels as I could for fun, better my photography, and be in college working towards my degree and go on towards a Masters in Nutrition. I had to quit college three years ago due to one of my biggest health problems, my eye pain; I don’t know if I’ll ever get a chance to go back and finish or get a job.
I got sick in 2005, and it forever changed my life. While I won’t bore you with the details, I just wanted to give you a quick overview of what I have gone through and and still dealing with: chronic headaches, IBS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, insomnia, chronic anemia, trigger points, TMJ, adrenal imbalance, hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, debilitating eye pain, severe tachycardia, extreme vertigo, deep depression, and some other injuries to my both knees like a torn patella femoral ligament and a bone bruise. Now I found out from a recently updated brain MRI that I have benign tumors on my pineal gland. It just never ends or gets better.
I don’t want anyone to suffer the way that I have. If there’s any way I can shed light and give information that my father and I have gathered over the years, please send me a message.