Hi I am a 37 year old lady from Ireland who is very kind and generous. I worked with patients all my life and these patients had mobility problems.I adored my work my life was all about helping others. Suddenly in May my feet developed a horrible numb sensation .I was previously very fit and active. I was afraid I went to a hospital where they said I was imagining it. My symptoms started getting worse. My hands burned and tingled my back ached with pain.iI became unable to work with these horrible sensations.I was determined to get answers and I spent a lot of money on different doctors .Eventually in August I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation and syringomyelia.This is a progressive brain and spine disorder and is not that common in my country.The only treatment for this is surgery and if I don't get this I will most definitely get worse as the syrinx is in the middle of my spine and slowing doing irreversible damage.I used to walk miles and I guess like everyone else take our bodies for granted.From May to now I have become a lot worse everyday I wait for the day to be over as it is the only time I am free from the pain of Chiari and syringomyelia.It scares me early may I was running around on my feet working 12hour shifts my life was normal.Now from the moment I wake up I am consumed with burning nerve pain tingling numbness.
I am relying on the kindness of strangers to make any donation no matter how big or small as it is the only chance I have of getting my life back and keeping my mobility.