A.S. Face 0313: Lisa Slaydon
I was having trouble with back pain, stiffness. I was a single mom and had to work to support my children. It was getting more and more difficult to go to work. I would have to pull myself up by the bootstraps and get going. On weekends it was hard to go have fun with the kiddos due to the pain and stiffness not to mention having to push myself to get through the work week and rest up to make the next week. I was on my feet all day. It was hard to keep up. It was hard to not be so emotional at work. Everyday chores were difficult. The stress and pain was taking a toll on me.
I have gotten my knees injected with steroids several times as well as my shoulder and ankle. I have not found anything that works or helps. I am limited on the things I can take because I have only one kidney and I have recently been diagnosed with CKD Chronic Kidney Disease. I have pain, stiffness everyday all day. It wakes me up at night. I have waked up crying. My hip would hurt so bad that laying on it would be so painful. I can’t even begin to explain the pain. I have recently added the chest pain. The worst for me is the sacroiliac. I also have been diagnosed with ulcertive colitis, as well as Hashimoto’s.
It is hard to not dwell on the way things have turned out for me. I try really hard to make the best of these diseases. It is very difficult to stay positive some days. I do however have some good days! Truly thankful for the good days.
Pitkin, Louisiana United States of America