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..Well people say the beginning is the best place to start..so here I go! I was born on February 10th 1988 to a drug addict mother, with no father in the picture.. I was adopted at 5 weeks old by a (seemingly - youll see why in a bit) nice Jewish family who couldnt have kids of their own…but i digress…I was born premature with a double hernia, strabismus, a hole in my heart, cerebral palsy, and Osgood–Schlatter syndrome, so after flat-lining a few times they got me to the NICU, and i got to go through coke withdrawl till i was ready to be taken home.
<Fast forward 1 year and 6 days after my birthday>
Magically, 1 year and 6 days after i was born, my adoptive parents managed to give birth to a little bundle of joy all their own so i became the figurative punching bag for my dads anger issues…as well as his sexual outlet later on —and then my nutty moms psychological punching bag later(but enough of the uber icky stuff)
Soo ok as far as how that effected me? minor PTSD, 3-4 ruptured discs(and torn ligaments), TMJ(your jaw joint —yeah mine doesnt have cartilage, it grinds pops n dislocates), and finally Complex Regional Pain Syndrome —not that that’s all i have mind you, just all that my dad caused..i also later acquired MRSA from having to be catheterized..and then my roomy yanking it out..while it was inflated…and then subsequent renal failure from the MRSA infection
So, for my whole life ive pretty much been on my own..been in nursing homes, group homes, adult foster care..and other similar things..like living with friends when i could, so anyways..lets fast forward again <now to my current life>
The docs are doing a steroid epidural this month, and then plans are in the works to get me on better medications..and do a pain pump implant(basically an insulin pump full of morphine, hooked to the area where your CSF(cerebro spinal fluid) is) after doing a spinal stimulator implant(8-16 electrodes placed in the spine to block out pain signals with electricity)..Also ive been in a wheelchair for the past four to five years now…I have blackouts and psudeo siezures from pain and have been on almost all opiods…typically doses higher then a cancer patient…so im hoping the surgerys will help me have a life..
Also just to fill you guys in my diagnoses page lists what each one is, and then im going to update the sub pages to describe each one, so i can try to use this blog to help educate people, meet new friends, and possibly help others in the same situation
Anyways, im out Lots of love - Codie