Of the chronic health problems I have, I am now faced with another. I have large visible blood vessels I can feel with my hand. They have not been bothersome until now. They throb and are painful.
I had a nissen fundoplication done 15 years ago. Diagnosed as a type one diabetic 14 yrs ago. Diagnosed with hypertension 12 yrs ago.
Peripheral neuropathy 10 yrs ago.
In the last year and a half, complications from diabetes has progressed at an alarming rate. I have been hospitalized several times for diabetic ketoacidosis. Last summer I was diagnosed with gastro paresis, nerogenic bladder,(to which I now have to self catheterize myself for the rest of my life). Neurogenic colon, (to which I take multiple doses of laxatives for the rest of my life). I am between level 5 and level 10 pain most of every day. It’s difficult for people to comprehend all of this. I am reaching out to the Mayo Clinic community.
Liked by Colleen Young, Connect Director