There were so many disheartening remarks doctors said to me about my symptoms. It makes me sad to even think doctors, professionals, said things like this to a minor. I think the one that still sticks with me is just them saying this was forever, I was 13, I had grown up seeing my mother have chronic back pain and being depressed and they had doomed me to that future as well. I was so scared and fought the diagnosis for years, I'm glad I did as I've found my answers and am healing. The other comments that affected me the worst were probably that I would never go to college. Education was and is so important to me, it was the one thing I really excelled in as my pain prevented me from being athletic or doing extracurriculars, but I was a smart straight A student. I've spent the last three years at university proving them wrong and will hopefully start my masters program next year too. Any time I struggle in school, these remarks ring in my head and I get really down, and eventually get back up and use it as motivation.