I am Mihaela and one year ago I was just like any of you: I had a family, a job and a normal life.
And what started as a regular back pain became my worst nightmare: I'm 32 years old and I was just diagnosed with Tarlov Cysts. Tarlov Cysts are a rare condition of unknown cause.
My cysts are causing me constant pain and weakness in my legs which in turn makes any daily activity hard to accomplish.
I had to give up my office work since sitting on a chair causes unbearable pain.
After almost a year of chronic pain and no diagnosis, I eventually found a doctor that put a name to my suffering. And this name was Tarlov Cysts.
Apparently I have 3 of these Tarlov Cysts and they are damaging my nerves, hence the legs pain and weakness and if left untreated, it could lead to paralysis. The only available treatment is surgical treatment.
Unfortunately the cost of the surgery is prohibitive to me and I would need the help of as many people as possible to raise the money.
I am very grateful to each of you contributing to my cause and I want to thank you in advance.