My name is Melanie, I’m 29 and I was diagnosed with LPHS in October of last year, after a 3-4 year struggle with doctors and hospitals, hundreds of tests, 5 surgeries, and living in horrible pain. Unfortunately, I’m still in constant pain and feel like I am just at the end of my rope. I’m on MS Contin and Dilaudid daily and still in pain 7/10 most days, in and out of the hospital… I’ve been out of work since Oct and have no source of income and paying health insurance out of pocket. I recently had an experimental procedure in Manhattan where they dripped an anesthetic over my kidney for an hour, and I only had relief for 3 days. I feel like I’m out of options and so overwhelmed. Any advice anyone may have will help, I’m so tired of suffering.