I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis on August 13, 2013. I was admitted to 3 different hospitals for 2 weeks before my diagnosis. While I was at the hospital, my dad researched and researched about TM and tried to find me a support group. He was my fighter when I was too weak to fight.
It was a beautiful morning on July 12, 2010. I was in 11th grade walking with my friend down our college corridor when suddenly I felt a severe pain in my back. The pain was dreadful. I went to the college restroom and took Panadol (paracetamol) and rested for an hour. After an hour, I tried to stand up but my lower limbs were unresponsive.
Ligocki et al. published a study in 2013 that discussed plasmablasts that have been found in a certain subset of transverse myelitis patients. Plasmablasts are white blood cells (B cells) that secrete antibodies.
Hello, everyone. I am the new leader of the Nebraska Transverse Myelitis Association’s Support Group. I want to thank Nikki Goeschel for all of her hard work in getting this group off the ground and providing so much support during this transition. I look forward to meeting many of you soon to discuss the future and mission of our group.