I see a bunch of new people since I last signed in, asking questions (yay for seeking support!)
Unless you are lucky, it will be difficult to find a good doctor who accepts you, sadly. But we are here for you.
My tale of woe is 22 years old at this point. To get here was a rocky trip. Many doctors didn’t understand what I was dealing with. I even had the tough-love doctor who tried to cure my psychologicial troubles by telling me to get up and stop moping. But, of course, the underlying problem was not psychological. Some times I wouldn’t want to continue being a burden on my family. But, my family, thankfully, were vehement in letting me know I was no burden, despite my being incapable of most simple daily things. Finally, I stopped listening to doctors and just accepted I am impaired. I fought this notion forever. The idea was anathema. But, there’s what one wants and there’s what is. So, I soldiered on. It was then, in my peace, that a doctor took note that despite my mood change for the better I still had no energy. And he believed, and is now a huge supporter.
But, that’s besides the point. I had accepted that I could not do what I wanted most, and I was finally found some peace within.
It is not perfect. I still have plenty of bad days, but I can feel those and remind myself of what I do have, and return to being ok.
hi! I have a hard time taking showers because I will look in the mirror and see how misshapen my body looks. My mother complains about me not taking showers as often as I should, which is understandable, but it’s hard to look at my body and not think of how ugly my body looks. I just need some help from people going through the same thing. Thanks!
Hi, I"m new here, this is only my second post. I'm trying to figure out how to help my daughter, we have been to specialists of all kinds where we live, plus in Chicago and in St louis and we just keep coming up empty handed or end up with doctors that are jerks. Like the oncologist that after 5 minutes told my daughter shes just simply depressed (She isnt). Has anyone been to Mayo Clinic for...