Well i don't even know that much about my own story, but ill tell you what i know. My mom has always kinda kept me in the dark about all of it.
Well i was born in November 1989 and was a normal healthy baby girl. At the age of 1 and a half my mom noticed something was wrong. My parents took me to my pediatrician but they did not know what was wrong and sent me to a childrens specialist who deals with all kinds of child diseases and such. He diagnosed me with Lymphangioma on my right hip area.
After that i went throungh many surgeries to get rid of it. The first couple of surgeries he did with a laser, but it just came back. Then he had to make incisions and cut it out. Im not really sure how many surgeries i've had. Though i know its more than 5. At the age of 2 and a half i had a major surgery. I stayed in the hospital for 3 weeks, though partially because the nurse messed something up with the drain i had.
I recently had my last surgery this past christmas break. I stayed in the hospital for a couple of nights and then i got to go home and rest. I missed a week of school due to the fact that i couldn't really walk because it hurt so much.
Every week from then on i went in for a check up on how i was doing. A couple months after the surgery, in April, i went in for my check up and he told me it looked great and that i would no longer have to see him. The specialist i have had since i was 2 is now no longer part of my life. I was so excited to finally be done, though i was kinda sad to leave him. I had seen my specalist so much, he was kinda like a second dad.
I've been so lucky to have so many people care so much about me. With my family and friends always helping me every step of the way. I don't know what i would've done with out them. Its hard having to go through something hard alone and this website is great because you know your never alone. : )
Last edited by sweet pea : 07-11-2006 at 08:32 PM.