Hey, I'm Ola.
I am 26 years. I am a graphic artist and I dream about spreading my wings in my profession. I love fantasy and classic RPG games that my brother dragged me into. Already as a child I liked to write stories that were not necessarily based on the world around me. I much preferred the world of fantasy. I'm passionate about art and photography. I like singing - I like both classic singing and white singing. In my free time I take care of animals, I have a dog, snakes and jumping spiders, which I love, thanks to which I managed to overcome my fear of spiders. For almost 6 years I also had rats, and later I also ran a temporary house, now I work in the Rodent Club PL association and help organize exhibitions. Sometimes I look after cats of my friends during their absence and I dream about my own cat. I like to acquire new knowledge and be aware of issues that affect me and my students.
As a child, I did not have major health problems on a physical basis, but since I remember struggling with anxiety and mood depression going into depression, I have always been out of the way and it was difficult for me to integrate with my peers, especially at school.
My health problems came at a time when in 2012 I came to the department of endocrinology with suspicion of Hashimoto's disease because of the persistent depression, difficulty concentrating, excessive sleepiness. I have been thoroughly examined for endocrinology, the thyroid was healthy, but during a standard abdominal ultrasound examination a 7x6 cm cyst was found on the left ovary (suspected - endometrial cyst). In addition, my hyperinsulinaemia came out when my sugar curve was tested. I was referred in the cito mode for a cyst removal operation.
A laparoscopy was performed, the cyst was removed. At that time the diagnosis was made - endometriosis grade III according to AFS. In addition, there is a suspected outbreak of endometriosis on the intestine. The right ovary is trapped in adhesions.
Since then, I have been constantly taking dienogest-containing hormones that inhibit the development of endometriosis: first Visanne, then Jeanine / Dorin, and now multi-phase Qlaira tablets. Unfortunately, there is no cheaper substitute for Qlaira, and my body has stopped tolerating single-phase tablets. I can not stop using hormonal preparations because it will cause the disease to develop.
Due to hyperinsulinemia, I also take metformin (currently it is 500 mg three times a day). Without metformin, unfortunately, the level of sugar can suddenly fall to me after a meal and "fall off the vertical", which definitely hinders the work.
However, this is not all.
I have had a migraine problem since primary school. I do not remember the pain, I remember the aura that took away half of my vision.
In gymnasium, apart from the aura, my migraine headaches started to tease me. Unfortunately, at that time I did not go to the neurologist ...
I came under the care of a neurologist only two years ago. Magnetic resonance showed two hemangiomas placed in the brain, symmetrically around the caudate nuclei. The tomography showed nothing more.
In addition to the drugs used on a daily basis, coordinated by a neurologist (Cinnarizinum and Neurovit), I use ad-hoc pain medications on an ad-hoc basis. Unfortunately, I can not use sumatriptan, which effectively interrupts my migraine attacks, because it enters into dangerous interaction with the antidepressants that I take. Migraine attacks can also effectively exclude me from normal functioning, especially the strong ones. Painkillers relieve pain, however, photophobia, nausea, confusion and visual impairment remain.
In addition, since 2013 I have been treating myself psychiatrically, first only in terms of anxiety and depression. Later, however, mood swings caused that the doctor began to suspect bipolar disorder and, in addition to antipsychotics and antidepressants, included mood stabilizer in my treatment. I also went through short-term psychotherapy, which temporarily helped me a bit, but the problems came back.
At the end of April 2017, I applied to a psychiatric hospital due to persistent intrusive suicidal thoughts and deepening depression. I was afraid that at some point it would be too late and I would realize it. I was aware that in such a state they would only help me and they would eventually choose appropriate medicines. I stayed in the ward for over a month, getting to myself.
At that time, the diagnosis was made - personality emotionally unstable, borderline type.
In addition to pharmacotherapy (sertraline, lamotrigine and temporarily in anxiety and panic attacks also alprazolam) I started psychotherapy in the POP (process oriented psychology). Therapeutic sessions are for me a vent for emotions that I am constantly working on. Thanks to this, I understand myself better and it is easier for me to face extreme, strong emotions, especially the negative ones, which are always extremely difficult for me and often cause physical pain. I also try to deal with stress, which is very often a factor that triggers migraine attacks. So far, I managed to cope with conscious auto-aggression, which was caused precisely by the inability to externalize the negative emotions caused by difficult experiences for me.
Why am I collecting?
I really want to be able to continue to participate in the therapy, because thanks to her I will go "straight" when it comes to my mental state.
The remaining issues are the costs of medicines that I take daily and also temporarily, and thanks to which I am able to function relatively normally and develop - because my physical state also translates into my perception and learning processes.
There are also costs of medical visits, because unfortunately queues are very long for good specialists at NFZ.
Unfortunately, I have lost the financial support of my treatment from the family so far, and I am not able to pay the costs of maintaining my health alone as such. I really want to become completely independent, but before I can find a job that will allow me to satisfy all financial needs, including treatment, housing, meals, it will probably take some time.
The disbursement amount is the estimated annual cost of my treatment.
I hope that together we will be able to collect it.
Thank you! :)