My Ex-boyfriend constantly used to tell me how he wishes he could be the one carrying the pain and not me. As much as it would be nice to not be in pain I would not wish this pain on my worst enemy. Taking a year to diagnose something that you struggle with is not something anyone should go through let alone a 15-year-old.
Over 20 doctors later I was finally diagnosed, it took 4 CAT scans, 1 MRI, a ton of blood tests and many sonars. I changed my diet, tried light exercise as well as acupuncture. We tried everything to try to help the pain that I was experiencing when I was ready to throw in the towel, we saw my current specialist I remember being sour and hopeless during the appointment because I didn’t want to be disappointed again. I was in for the shock of my life when she told me she knew what was wrong. I was diagnosed in her consulting rooms with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but to start treatment and be 100% sure that I have RA. My diagnosis journey was a long one, one I would not recommend and not wish upon anyone. Stay tuned for how I dealt with this diagnosis and the other diagnoses.