Dean C’s Story

male_1Before my 2nd and 3rd surgeries in 2009 and 2011, I was prescribed 3 weeks of ciprofloxacin (generic), with the only evidence of possible infection being a swollen and painful testicle. The testicle eventually had to be removed (in 2011). Since 2009, for six years now, I have been in constant unrelenting pain, particularly in the legs and feet but also in the hands and face. I also have tremors, involuntary movements, tinnitus, Raynaud’s syndrome, central sleep apnea, sharp night pains, nightmares, depression, anxiety, was eventually diagnosed in 2014 by skin biopsy with idiopathic, non-length-dependent, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, though My that does not explain all of the symptoms. I have had tendinopathy bad enough to require crutches, but I haven’t had any ruptures. I’ve lost my high level VP position, and am working part-time. My big concern currently is that I will lose the rest of my income and not be able to replace it, but the disability insurance I’ve carried all of my working life won’t cover it without a more traditional and confirming diagnosis.