I am a 35 yr old mother of 2 beautiful children. My son is 14 and my daughter is 10 we live in a small town in Indiana. I love to help other people and now because of myself having seizures and my neck is herniated from c-4 through c-7 now they have told me I have bulging and herniated discs from C-1 through L-4, DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease)my discs in my spine are about as thick as your finger nails on some of them. I also have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Colitis, asthma, numbness in my left hand because of pinched nerves from my spine, chronic migraines also because of my spine, last week a heart condition called tachycardia where my heart beats very fast, and I am now on medication for it, just yesterday I had a scope ran into my urethra because my bladder has fallen, I also suffer from edema because of my heart so my face, hands, feet, ankles, and legs swell up.... I think that is about it for now, and it is over whelming!!! My medical bills are out of this world!!! I go to a chiropractor every week so he can alleviate some of my pain by realigning everything and hopefully slow down the DDD. I have not been able to work for 8 yrs, and it is really getting to me. I have applied for disability and been denied 2 times and now I am having to go to court for it.... As I am writing this I am now wearing a heart monitor, and just had a ct done of my lungs b/c my Cardiologist thinks I might have a blood clot in 1 of them!!! I just picked up a walker on Fri. I don't know how much more I can endure physically or mentally!!! HONESTLY!!! I am the outgoing type person who can talk with anyone and now I am stuck in my home for however long we can live here. We and are barely getting by, I know that God does not put more on your plate than you can handle I just wish he did not trust me so much!!! I left an abusive husband to make a better life for my children and myself, this yr. I married a wonderful man named Ryan we have known each other since the 7th grade. And everyday I am with him my past is starting to erase!! He is a vet from Afghanistan and is the only one working in our family due to my health. I love our lives and love can do so much for you!! The kids love him sooo much and they are claimed as his kids, via Ryan's words! lol I love to help others out, I have started extreme couponing and am able to achieve all of our needs and provide the needs of 3 local churches, and an organization for domestic and sexual violence victims. I have learned a different way to help people even with my health problems, it makes my heart feel so whole again. I think that is our lives summed up. It is not the best by no means but I know it could get worse!!
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