I am a text book hypochondriac but only because ever time I turn around something new is wrong. I was diagnosed as Bipolar in 1999 & stayed unstable pretty much all of ten years. Just when I was getting a handle on my bipolar illness I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis & Lupus in 2012. Also in 2012 I was diagnosed with degenerative scoliosis which I just recently had 2 back surgeries for. They put 2 rods & 50 screws in my back starting at the base of my neck down to my tailbone.