I had RMSF 4 years ago with the complications. I never had anything that brought me to my knees before. I survived but I am partially disabled. When I had RMSF my fingers swelled so badly they leaked fluid. I couldn't walk because I was in the stages of the paralysist. I battled this I would not let it kill me. It still got me anyway. If it wasn't going to kill me it sure left me mangled. My fingers still swell as well as my toes. My lower back stays knotted up and I have fatigue. I will never be the same again. I except that but I still groom dogs. I make myself move and bend if I don't I know I will be crippled. I am half way there now. I still push myself even if my feet won't let me. I still use my hands even with them swelled. If I give up then I know RMSF ruined my body and my life. I will never be the same but I am coping. I hope you will understand what I am trying to say. Move around try to keep going even if you don't think you can.View Thread
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