Dear Lesia,

I'm so sorry that you're in terrible pain. I regret that I wasn't able to respond sooner to your comment, but I've read through what others have said and everyone's advice is excellent. I hope you've read each comment carefully. One thing they should tell you is that people care about you. I care about you. I urge you to find one or two people in your life that you can talk to about what's going on with you. They may not realize how bad things are emotionally and physically for you. Think of just one person you can confide in and talk to them about what's going on.

I also agree that you need a new medical work-up. I know it's hard when doctors haven't been responsive, but I want you to keep looking. You deserve that. No one gets sick because they're being punished. We get sick because we're in bodies and bodies (as well as minds) can break down for various reasons. It's one of the conditions that comes with being human beings. So please don't think that it's anything you did that was wrong. It isn't. What's happened to you can happen to anyone.

Also remember that change is ever present in our lives. This means that each new day brings with it the possibility of a change for the better, both mentally and physically. So, when you're having a terrible day, remember that tomorrow will be different...and is likely to be a bit better.

There is help for you and I want you to reach out for it. Everyone who's taken the time to respond to you here cares about you and wants you to take care of yourself and find a way to improve your quality of life.

You are as important and as worthy as everyone here. We're counting on you to look for some solutions.

With great affection,

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