My name is Lorrie.
I am 52
In 1993 I was given a complete hysterectomy because they were worried about endometrial cancer.
In 1994 I was put on a regimen of meds that made my hair fall out. It was awful.
In 1998 They removed a lump from my breast. It was an odd looking thing that sort of branched out.
I am looking for help dealing with chronic pain and the fatigue that comes with it.
We are trying to find a doctor to help control the pain, but my PCP doesn't want me to be on any long-term meds.
In 2007 during surgery my esophagus was torn and I spent three months in the hospital on a feeding tube.
It was quite the experience of wishing I had just died the night I became so ill.
I have always had hits and misses with odd things growing in me.
I lost a dear friend to breast cancer when she was fifty.
She was my sixth grade teacher. I loved her so much because I have cerebral palsy and she taught me so much about life and love.
Her anniversary is July 1st.
I think I am looking to help others if I can.
I understand fear and I also think before I act on going to a doctor- especially when I found my lump in 1998.'I thought I was imagining it.
I enjoy movies, music and writing.
Love reading and movies too.
I have a degenerative spine disease which they have done all they could.
Great doctors who are honest.
This past fall the MRI showed that my skull was pressing on the brainstem.
The neurologist said I was going to probably die.
My surgeon. Just said he would not be a good doctor if he operated on me.
There have been changes in my condition but I'm not able to make a wise decision.
If anything happens ... It's because God knows better than I do.
I truly admire my surgeons honesty but knowing they can't do much is hard for me.