Three years ago, I started having seizures.
We did hundreds of tests, all coming back negative for anything that could ‘possibly’ cause them. We tried, but couldn’t get any neurologist to keep looking. They diagnosed it as a mental problem and shoved me away to a therapist.
But I kept fighting my way through!
This past February (2012), I was rushed to the emergency room due to loss of function in my left side that spread to my whole body.
They ended up finding I had bones spurs on my c3 and c4 vertebrae. They also found out that I have really bad stenosis around my spinal cord.
Now I have a new fight, convincing the doctors to take the bone spurs out so I can begin my life anew. On May 14th, 2012, I’ll be going to a neurosurgeon who will decide my fate.
EDIT (8/10/15): Follow the link to read an update to Christine’s story: https://www.fightlikeagirlclub.com/2015/08/christines-fight-like-a-girl-story-non-epileptic-seizure-disorder-brain-stem-compression/
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