As I’m sitting here outside of the doctor’s office. I’m thankful that for the past year, I have seen less of the doctors. I use to be at the doctors office once a week, dealing with chronic headaches or some type of pain in my head.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Like many others with Chiari malformation, doctors are a routine. Our pain is only temporarily, even for those who are severe enough for surgery. I have done a lot of research throughout the years, that those who have surgery, fix the major problems, but at the end of the day we are still in pain.
Pain never goes away for us. We just learn to handle and cope with it. Many doctors prescribe us pain pills as a temporary fix for the pain, instead of fixing the root of the problem. When I was diagnosed at 17 years of age, I never knew how my life would turn out. At the time, doctors said I should live a good, long life. Doctors have learned more about Chiari Malformation, since then.
I lived a pain free life until the birth of my youngest son in 2006. After a few years, I noticed I would get these excruciating headaches that made my body flare up to the point I wanted to die. This pain would last for days… not hours. Many of times, I would break down and end up in the emergency room to get pain relief.
That cycle happened for a good 5 years or so. I’m drowning in medical debt because no one seemed to know what was wrong. Until 2019, when I meet Abdul Kadir in Odessa,Tx. He is my neurologist, and since I have met this guy, he literally changed my life.
I might not be severe enough for surgery, but Dr. Kadir has made it his mission to help me. He knows I’m in pain, and prescribed me Amovig 140mg. This medication, is an injection that has allowed me to wake up in the morning without having an excruciating headache. It has taken 3 years to slowly get my life back, but it’s coming back! Slow progress is still progress!