At 15 yrs old I was diagnosed w/ cancer the size of a football that wrapped around spinal cord & crushed spine completely. I had a 3/4 of a donor spine placed and lined in rods and pins. I am 31 now and have increased chronic pain & nothing helps. Doc ran tests and can't see any new tumors or cause of increased pain besides a severe nerve disorder. But my pain is increasing in hip, like it's dislocated but x-rays are ok. I already take many different kinds of pain pills prescribed by doctors and they don't help. Stretching increases pain also. I am a mom of 2 young boys and desperately searching for pain relief. Does anyone have a solution to my increased chronic pain? It hurts so bad sometimes that I wish I never survived my cancer! Please help me find a solution to my pain problems, my kids don't deserve to watch me hurt and suffer all the time, let alone miss out on everything due to my pain. Also, can't have epidural shots due to all the rods and pins. Is there any other options for me?View Thread
I started my period 6 days ago. It stopped after 4 days for a day and a half, which I have started pre-menopause (which my doctor confirmed with a blood test) so wasn't shocked last month when it stopped at for days when it used to last for 9 each month. My period started back up last night and today I have had some what mild to severe cramps off and on and now my period is black and tarry! Should I be concerned? I have no insurance and need to know if this is serious before I make a decision to go to the hospital.View Thread
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