Hello everyone, well here we go.
I will start in the year 2006.
This is when my adventure really came into play. I was a stay home Mom. After 8 years of being home I decided to get back to work. I took a ballroom dance class twice a week to keep me busy. I started looking for work. Every company wanted me to go back to school cause I was out of the the system for 8 years. REALLY. I didn’t know what to take, then one night at dance I thought “maybe I should go back to school to become a dance teacher” The next thing I knew I was hitting the books and the dance floor. I received my certification for Ballroom and Latin Dance in 2008.
I should back up just a bit as I was attending school, I also was working at a dance studio. Not just for the money but the experience too. I stayed at the studio for 3 years learning how to teach. Then I decided to open up my own studio. This was very exciting to me. We build a 1100 sq. ft. studio and I got to design it, and help with all the renovations. 2009 I was up and running my own business. It was really tough at the beginning, advertising was worth it, brought in some business. Word of mouth worked the best. I was loving my studio.
2011 was the start of my nightmare. I was driving my son to school when I got rear ended at a stop sign. The guy hit me so hard the whole exhaust system and the gas tank fell off my car. Not to mention the headache I had. I won’t get into details about my issues with the police, lets just say the guy got off free of charges. I got 4 years of rehab for my 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th vertebrae has been crushed, at the top of my neck. Doctors told me permanent damage expect arthritis when I get older. This is when I started on pain medication. I couldn’t sleep, work, clean, cook, go out and do anything without being in pain. After a few months I went back to the Doctors, they decided to put me on Nitrazepam .5 mls, now I’m not sure but I always though the doctors were suppose to look after their patience. You should not be on this medication longer than 2 weeks. BUT I WASN’T TOLD.
Here is what I found about that drug • Tolerance – Tolerance to their effects develops within 3-14 days of continuous use and hence treatment regimes should be kept to a minimum and repeat prescriptions avoided. Limits of tolerance in patients with organic cerebral changes (particularly resulting from arteriosclerosis) or cardiorespiratory insufficiency may be very wide; care must be taken in adapting the dosage with such patients.
From 2011-2014 I was still on the sleeping pills. I had to keep going back to the doctors to up the dose as 0.5ml wasn’t working anymore. I ended up taking up to 10 ml every night. When I finished the bottle I never went back for a refill. Boy was I in for the ride of my life. I didn’t sleep for 3 days straight, my hearing and sight was incredible, I couldn’t eat and I had the shakes really bad for several days. I couldn’t stand my own breathing. Ended up in hospital only to find out I was in withdraw from the sleeping medication the doctor had given me.
to be cont……