When pain impacts every aspect of your day, bringing your life to a screaming halt, you will do anything to get rid of it. After years of trying different treatment options with no relief, this patient finally found Airrosti’s Dr. Christy. Soon, this teenager was back to living life again. Read her full story below.
On January 15, 2012, I woke up with a terrible headache. Over the next four years, eight months and 18 days I would deal with my chronic illness. My headache was 24/7 with no relief and felt like a hat band squeezing my head all the time. I was in the hospital nine times and had six MRI’s, CT scans, EEG, sleep studies, and other procedures. I was treated by numerous neurologists, pain specialists, a chiropractor, biofeedback specialists, and physical therapists.
Right before Christmas in 2012, I woke up with my left side numb, and I could not move it. I was rushed to the hospital where I spent a few days in ICU. This was the beginning of hemiplegic migraines. I never knew when the numbness would occur or how long it would last. I finished my sophomore year on homebound.
On May 1, 2013, I underwent a 7-hour surgery for nerve decompression in my neck and face which relieved the headache. I was excited to join my classmates at school as we began our junior year. In November of 2013, the hemiplegic migraines returned. I finished my junior year on homebound.
I was only able to attend school my senior year for two weeks, and completed high school on homebound. I would spend days at a time in a wheelchair because of my migraines. I graduated in June of 2015 in my wheelchair with my sister pushing me across the stage to receive my diploma.
On October 3, 2016, I walked into Dr. Christy’s office. Within a few minutes he had diagnosed my problem and released my headache. I will be forever grateful.
I am excited to begin life again. I am working at a preschool teaching 2-year-olds, and I teach special needs children at my church. I have applied to college, so I can begin pursuing my dream of being a Special Needs teacher.
Thank you again for diagnosing my condition and for healing me.
– Jamie Nolen