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chasing symptoms for years, think I might have found it? severe pain

I have been chasing symptoms for a while now, didnt have medical for most my life, thought I could just heal on my own... it started a few years back, always worked "mens jobs" always helped everyone else, and figured I would be the one to take the wheel when my loved ones body's failed, I didn't prepare for the opposite... first injury was my brother landing me on a shelf when I was 8, piggy back ride on loose cement didnt think it was odd to need my back adjusted as a child, kept going... was a butcher at 17, ripped my shoulder putting 98lb chubs of burger meat on a broken rack, boss told me accident reports were for major companies, didnt see dr, kept going... put framing hammer through knee made me fill out accident report, saw dr but determined no long lasting effects, supermaned my self with an auger bit plug in drill, same thing accident report, sprained wrist didnt think about being thrown against the wall, light duty for 1 month... kept going... didnt think about carrying metal on my head for months on end... didnt think about any of it, supporting my family was my only focus, made my drs release me from light duty... now my hands go numb feels like my shoulder is being ripped apart, got mri they say nothing is wrong with shoulder. got mri of mid and lower back, only "very slight bulge" according to dr between mid and lower, couldn't cause pain I am experiencing... I had also fallen and broke a flag stone with my butt two years ago, they say no damage... but I can see the break in the xray they say is not there, they told me I was constipated... gotta love small town medical services :) well, I think I found it, had a ct scan done of my head and neck in march, due to blunt trauma to the head... every thing supposedly showed normal other than a 'calcified granuloma' inside c7 (up against my spinal cord)... they didnt report size or anything so I didnt think a thing of that either. helped my friend clean her house she just rented and 2 days before that got involved in a hit and run (got passed in a no passing zone on 2 lane hwy while turning left by truck going way to fast, only bent my tie rod, truck still drivable at low speed) cant look up, cant look down, or side to side, swelling so bad that there is no dip at the back of my head where it goes to my neck, looked up calcified granuloma found they only exist in soft tissue, realized it has to be a broken bone spur, couldnt make it to my dr today as tie rod end finished breaking on truck so I couldnt get to my rides house, she has pretty much given up on me anyway, I have been labeled a pill bug even though I only get 4 7.5/500 hydros a day and they do nothing now, if I want anything else I have to find a pain clinic or specialist and I dont even know where to start... I'm lost, I dont know if they misread my other mri's or if this floating body in my neck can be doing all of this...? I cant sleep, I cant eat, I cant think, I dont know what to do... I'm loosing my life... my husband... I cant work anymore (mechanic/carpenter/computer tech/artist) I'm rapidly loosing the use of my arms and legs and the dr's say nothing is wrong that they can see to cause all of this to happen to me... I have to wait till friday to inform her of the ct results and see if she can help me further than "you have to go to a pain clinic" I want fixed, I dont want meds my whole life, they dont understand this, they dont understand pain...

thank you for letting me vent, and thank god for spell check as my fingers cant seem to find the right keys anymore


  • should I go to the hospital if I cant feel or move my legs and arms again? or should I just hold out till friday and talk to my pcp? (opinions based on others experience is all I am asking, I will not hold any one to there answer) I dont want to become a head on a stick but I dont want to go there and be told I am over reacting
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