My Story

My name is Sarah and I'm 28 years old. I have a lot of chronic health problems. Some of the conditions I battle are: peripheral neuropathy (axonal sensory-predominant PN), POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), degenerative disc disease (back and neck), spondylolisthesis, disc desiccation, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with insulin resistance, hyperacusis, misophonia, kidney disease, TMD (temporomandibular disorder), migraines, allergies, dyshidrotic eczema, chronic (daily) headaches, lactose intolerance, acid reflux, and others.  I have two spinal cord stimulators implanted to help with my pain. The combination of medications and the stimulators help, and I am thankful for the relief. I still deal with a lot of pain and spend way more time in bed than I would like to. I'm holding on and hoping and praying for a cure for all of this one day (hopefully sooner rather than later).


Sarah Nelson posted a new journal entry, "Mish mash".

Hello all you faithful followers. :)Sorry it has taken me so long to update. It's really a combination of two things-- 1. Not much is going on, so I don't have anything ... Read more

Sarah Nelson posted a new journal entry, "Ketchup ;)".

Didn't I say in my last entry that I wouldn't go so long without writing? It's been 2 1/2 months. Oops. I tell ya--life sure does get crazy sometimes. Did anyone 'get' the ... Read more

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Cindy Ribet signed Sarah's Guestbook.

Read the whole post.  Saw the site on the PN Yahoo group post.It hurts my heart to see someone so young in such pain.  I have PN and a few other age related problems.  ... Read more

Chari Warner signed Sarah's Guestbook.

Thanks for the update. Looks like you had a great time at the concert. I pray that your headaches are getting better. Read more

Mom signed Sarah's Guestbook.

Oh, Sarah!!! That concert was SO much fun, wasn't it??? Even if I DID get knocked in the head three times by the very excited girl next to me! LOL. I'm so happy we were ... Read more

Sarah Nelson posted a new journal entry, "Hits Deep! Incredibly fun. :)".

Oh goodness. Here I go again, not writing for more than a month! Sorry everyone. I know a lot of you are friends with me on Facebook and can follow along there, but there ... Read more

Mom signed Sarah's Guestbook.

Sarah,Yes, it has been awhile since you've written in your Caringbridge, but I know how it's been for you lately. As you said, we've taken our turns at being sick for an ... Read more

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