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@krisjb1 I’m so sorry. My life story is similar. I think part of the problem is that we were born at a time when medical care was not what it is now. (1940’s)
I started out in an incubator for 10 days because I was drowning in my mother’s blood. She was hemorrhaging. Then it was ricketts because my stomach rejected the milk they fed me. On to many colds, tonsils were removed using ether for the anesthetic. I had every single childhood disease that was around. I had an ear drum burst from an infection. At 19 I had the dreaded mononucleosis that lasted 6 weeks.
I could go on, but I am trying to get my mind off my problems. My life now is rather quiet, I go out when I can, have my small family over once in a while.
I have a few new hobbies. I do this while struggling with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and peripheral neuropathy.

We are blessed to be alive!

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Yup, I remember those childhood diseases. I had every one including mumps twice. As far as the ether anesthesia, that was a horror trip I remember to this day. As far as medical science is concerned-I am happy I did not get polio because as you know we were the first to be introduced to the vaccine. My uncle who preceded our generation was not so lucky and polio caused him to be permanently crippled. My aunt died as a teenager from a burst appendix. So, one thing is for sure, many advances in care have produced better outcomes. I wish I could say the same for issues like fibro and osteo, and peripheral neuropathy. They are descriptions of your problem but have no actual basis in causation-yet to be discovered before effective treatments are available. Have you tried pentoxyfillene for peripheral neuropathy? I used it for a while for kidney disease and for the neuropathy. I think it worked.