Hi there. I'm Fiona. I'm a 31-year-old mother of five, living in New Zealand.
I suffered a back injury at the age of 14, which more than likely led to the development of my current condition. I have moderate thoracic levoscoliosis, lumbar dextroscoliosis with a rotational component, moderate degeneration of the L5-S1 vertebrae.
I experience chronic pain, which is eased mildly (so I can get through the day) by far too many pain meds and an antidepressant for nerve pain (alongside depression and anxiety - diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD). I'm probably insane too, as I do a lot of running around after my five little monsters (aged 11, 11, 9, 6, and 2), my partner, and his daughter (12-going-on-20).
I get a lot of referred pain in my right and left arm, mainly in the thoracic region of my spine, numbness, hot and cold sensations from my ribcage right down to my right ankle.
My doctor doesn't want to refer me for any additional scans.