A.S. Face 0864: Lisa Fuller-King

Face 864Lisa Fuller King

I STARTED AT AGE 14 WITH DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE IN BOTH OF MY KNEES REQUIRING MULTIPLE SURGERIES. ORTHO DOC TOLD ME THEN BY AGE 40 I MIGHT BE LOOKING AT REPLACEMENTS.  I AM NOW 40, NO REPLACEMENTS YET.  HAVE HAD CHRONIC PAIN SINCE THEN.  AT AGE 21, THE BACK PAIN REALLY HIT HARD, SAW ORTHO DOC, TOLD ME TO TAKE ADVIL AND LIVE WITH IT, WHICH I DID UNTIL ABOUT 6 YRS AGO WHEN IT JUST BECAME TOO MUCH. STARTED HAVE PAIN IN MY LEGS ETC.  SAW A BACK SURGEON, TOLD I HAD 2 HERNIATED DISCS & SPURRING….TAKE ADVIL AND LIVE WITH IT UNTIL YOU CANT WALK OR MOVE YOUR LEGS. THE AMOUNT OF ADVIL I HAVE CONSUMED OVER THE YEARS HAS BEEN ENOUGH TO KILL MY KIDNEYS.

I NOW SEE A RHEUMATOLOGIST AND TAKE METHOTREXATE & SIMPONI.  THE MTX HAS HELPED SOME, BUT I AM HAVING PAIN IN ALL OF MY PERIPHERAL JOINTS NOW.  JUST DO WHAT I CAN & HOPE ONE DAY IT GETS BETTER.

THANKS FOR YOUR WEBSITE!!!!

Indiana, United States of America

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2 Responses to “A.S. Face 0864: Lisa Fuller-King”

  1. Dear Lisa,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. Can you go to pain management specialists? They will give you medicine to deal with the pain. The doctors told me to deal with it to, but my family doctor said ill send u to PM. It was the best thing that could’ve happened.

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