Well where to begin...

I am 25, engaged to my high school sweetheart/ love of my life!! No kids...yet. Actually that is something I have been weighing heavily on my heart. I feel like I was put on this earth to be a mother but because of my health issues I'm scared to death that it wont be possible for me to carry. As well as the health of my baby because Lyme can be sexually transmitted through pregnancy. I have had Lyme disease for 23 years. I contracted it through a deer that my dad brought home and in my little snow suite I had to go to see daddy's deer. Little did they know I had gotten bitten by a tick. It went misdiagnosed until I was 14. Because of going untreated for so long it left me with Interstitial Cystitis, Colonic Inertia(a condition in which the nerves and/or muscles of the colon do not work normally. As a result, the contents of the colon are not propelled through the colon normally. The cause of colonic inertia is unclear. In some cases, the muscles or nerves of the colon are diseased) , chronic migraines, chronic uti's, fibromyalgia, brain lesions and Addison's Disease . Because of the constant pain I have a spinal cord stimulator put in. It worked great until I fell on ice and landed on my back. It never worked right from that point on. In November of 2011 I woke up with my left arm numb. Because of the metal in the stimulator I could not have an MRI so they did the CT Myelogram. On Jan 5th I had the Myelogram and as they injected the dye I experienced one of the worst "lightening bolt" pains I have ever felt in my life. I have had Lyme disease for 23 years and have been in many types of pain but nothing like this. It started in my calves and shot up my spine to the base of my skull. I screamed and burst into tears. They drugged me up, did the CT scan and sent me home. Two days later I could barely move from the pain in L-5 down my left leg. I went to the ER and they hospitalized me for 2 weeks and put me on 6 days of steroids and a pain regiment. Of course they didn't find anything just running the "normal" medical tests. I went home and have been searching for answers ever since. Luckily my fiance researched things for me and came across a Dr. in Alabama named Dr. Aldrete. We sent him My Mri and his secretary named Val called back and said that he found the Arac. on my Mri.. Dr.Aldrete thinks this is what caused my Arac. Leaving me in CONSTANT pain. I am devastated. I finally thought I was beating one illness and another arises. It has been a day to day ever since. Its extremely frustrating. But I am a believer in everything happens for a reason! We may not know what or why but we will someday. I am blessed to have met you and the others!

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