Be a Survivor!! Continue to live your life!!

mcreyscope's musings on chronic illness

Since 2008, I have survived the following:

  • Stage IV melanoma including four surgeries and high dose interferon
  • Paraneoplastic neurological syndrome with steroid treatments, IVIG and nearly three years of Cytoxan therapy
  • Severe weakness that began with left drop foot and ascended to include my entire left side
  • Four stents in the widow maker coronary artery in 2010 and a heart attack with new blockage in the same spot in 2014
  • Cardiac neuropathy causing bradycardia leading to pacemaker surgery
  • Inflammatory myelitis and myopathies
  • Loss of sensation in all extremities and severe neuropathic pain
  • Pneumonia four times
  • Multiple pulmonary emboli in both lungs
  • Herniated discs in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine
  • Chronic debilitating pain that never stops
  • Overwhelming fatigue that hits every day
  • Urinary and bowel incontinence
  • Recurring urinary tract infections
  • Severe and recurring migraine headaches
  • Loss of balance and the ability to walk unassisted
  • Vertigo
  • Myoclonus and tremors that make everyday life…

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About mcreyscope

Retired / disabled survivor of Stage IV melanoma and paraneoplastic syndrome.
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