I know I haven't done a good job of keeping in touch with everyone, so I figured a blog would be the best way to do it. I never thought I would have a blog and I also never thought that "my life would be taken away from me at age 24". By life I mean having to give up my great career in NYC, which Iworked so hard for. On Nov.5,2007, my mom came up to help the move go smoothly. We got on the plane to FL which is where I currently live and yes Nikko and Pedro came too. Having to go on disability (was approved for long-term which is great) and move back in with your parents is a huge pill to swallow!
How did I get to this point (for the people who may not know). I ended up having a stress fracture on my lower left leg, which was casted. My leg would get so swollen in the cast, I would call the Dr. and he basically put me up as a "whiner" and when it came off my paraneal nerve was blocked so I couldn't (and still can't ) move my foot up and down. Slowly it developed into Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). It is an unbearable painful disorder which can spread. In my case it did and I now currently have RSD on outsides of my lower legs up to my knees. I have to use a walker and wear braces to hold my feet up because I have drop feet and trip if didn't have them.
I found a pretty good team of Dr.'s I have a pain management dr. and also a psychiatrist. RSD promotes depression and with the loss of everything and not too much to look forward to, I have become very depressed. However, I've currently tested for the spinal cord stimulator, it basically makes your legs feel a tingle sensation and it has a remote so I can control how much stimulation I get and where in the legs. This process took away about 60% of the pain (still taking all of my pills). So right now we are waiting to get approval to do the permanent implant.
Well I think that is a good start.
Thanks for everyone's support.