User:Med Student 25
27 yr old medical student forced to leave school due to agonizing hip and myofascial pain syndrome. Had triple hip arthroscopy labral repairs. Was born with a mild congenital hip malformation, but was able to compete in sports, exercise, and a physically active life until about 2 years ago. Surgery was absolutely necessary but I have been suffering for 20 months physically, emotionally, and mentally with constant pain. Pain has gone from a 8 to a 3 and I am still recovering (5 weeks post op). However, I fit the stereotype of a TMS patient (perfectionist, gooder, fearful, etc. I feel as if I have had everything taken away from me that makes me tick: running/exercise, cleaning/mowing the lawn, and medical school.
Count it all joy, my brothers and sisters when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance and let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1: 2-4
God has lead me in this direction for he knows I long to be a physician. After experiencing this wretched, debilitating time in my life I feel it will make me a great physician and relate to my patients in an intimate, sympathetic understanding.
For those who are reading this I am praying for you everyday. Pain has controlled my life and put it on hold for too long. My pillow is wet with tears and I haven't laughed or genuinely smiled for a long time.