Commentary: Patient’s viewBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5178 (Published 10 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5178
- Andrea G
- with the support of Reinhard Reuß
- Correspondence to: R Reuß
In March 2006 I was in the prime of life, happily in love, and 14 weeks pregnant, and the last thing I expected was that this would suddenly be snatched from me. I started to get pain in the area around the upper part of my back. Within a few weeks I found myself unable to walk. I couldn’t understand what was going on. How could my condition have worsened so drastically? What if treatment didn’t work?
I was appalled by the results of my magnetic resonance imaging. Even though I …