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Wolfman 04-18-2019 01:19

Originally diagnosed November 1991, I had an extreme amount of stress going on and believe that to be the trigger. However, I experienced symptoms early in life. If I didn't eat every few hours, I would get an extreme migraine. Excruciating pain, sensitively to light and vomiting. Also of note is that my mother lost 2 children between myself and my brother whom is 6 years my junior. One was stillborn, the other died a few days after birth due to immunological issues. Currently I am on a Dexcom G6 and a T-Slim X2 pump trying my best to control this monster. Hopefully, a cure will come soon. Or at least a less invasive therapy, such as Bigfoot Biomedical's closed loop system.
Cheers, Mike

itissteve 04-18-2019 01:24

Welcome, Mike! I'm sorry to read how rough the road has been for you.

Besides the pump, how are you managing what you eat and your activity level?

Wolfman 04-18-2019 01:34

My activity levels are nominal due to severe back pain and general pain. I have had multiple surgeries, 2 low back, 1 neck, both rotator cuffs, and both knees scoped. I also tried the Synvisc generic injections in my right knee but they haven't helped. I have degenerative disc disease which is causing issues with my back. I am also just tired of dealing with this monster, burnout as my Endo calls it! I am currently not eating well either due to my living arrangement. As soon as I get my home sold, I will be moving back with my wife and I hope it helps. 😉

itissteve 04-18-2019 02:26

Thanks, Mike. I hope we can be a source of information and support for you. Looks like there may be much we can learn from each other!

etherea 04-18-2019 10:06

Welcome, Mike!
Hang out here and you'll get some support and encouragement. The forum is full of helpful people.

mbuster 04-18-2019 12:49

Hi Mike, welcome to the forum.

Wolfman 04-18-2019 20:27

Thanks for all of the welcoming comments!

alamogirl 04-18-2019 23:09

Hi Mike, Welcome to the forum. Hope you like it here.

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