posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 09:46 AM
So let me start by giving a little background into what is going on. My wife has had severe pain in her back/neck and crippling headaches for quite
some time. We have taken her to countless doctors, emergency rooms, and quick care facilities over the years, each time she's rapidly worsened from
the next. On her last visit to the ER she had started to loose feeling in her arms and hands. Each time however, the docs simply treated her as a
hypocondriac, pushed anxiety/depression meds on her, and kicked her out the door. She had been stuck using her insurance up until a couple months
back, where I was finally able to get her under mine and get her to a doc we both know and trust.
Now, she had specifically stated repetedly up till now that the issues stem from her back/neck, but not one single doc would even examine her. Now
that she's with the good doc, the first thing ordered was an mri and turns out...she has a cyst in her spine that is blocking her spinal fluid and
slowly paralyzing her. Mind you, this is years after seeking advice from god knows how many doctors up till now.
Evidently her condition is so rare, there is little to no research done on it. Her only options at this point are to...
A: Take a chance with a surgury that is not guarenteed to even completely remove the block, if it does it will still come back in about 6 months so
she would have to continue getting surguries for the rest of her life. The kicker is the surgury is so sensitive it only has a survivability rate of
about 75%...so 1 out of 4 die simply from the surgury alone.
B: She can decline treatment, and she will eventually become completely paralized, and at one point it will take her life.
She attended a cyropractor she was refered to yesterday, and after doing a reflex test he determined she is already losing her right leg as well and
will no longer treat her for fear of making the condition worse.
Her regular doc has also started pushing her for disability, and sent a letter stating she cannot work for a minimum of a year.
Mind you, she isn't even 30 years old yet.
Now, the thing that I am absolutly enraged about is not a single doctor addressed her complaint up till now, and had they caught it early she
wouldn't be nearly as bad off. It is taking everything in me to not take a trip down and give a size 10 peice of my mind to the last Dr. @$$hole that
pushed anxiety meds on her and kicked her out the door.
If I loose my wife to negligence of our B.S. medical system I honestly don't know what I'm going to do. She is the love of my life, and in all
fairness our lives together should be only just starting, not ending...
So I need some help guys, and I have no where else to turn. If I thought we could sue the hell outta the idiots that brushed her off for so many years
we would, but it would take suing damn near the whole system because its been so many docs that turned her away up till now.
Mods, I didn't know where else to put this...if there's a better location feel free to move it.