Fatma, Turkey - email@example.com
I am a 58 years old lady from Istanbul, Turkey. One night I had a sudden sharp pain in my coccyx and anus area. It continued 8 months nonstop. The pain was unbearable almost. I couldn't shower, lie down, or sit even on my sides. I had been to several specialists and hospitals in these 8 months only to be misdiognased. Finally, I had even been told that I was making up the pain and that there was no evidence of pain physically. One can only imagine how I must have felt when I had heard this.
With desperation I searched online again for someone to help me and finally found Dr Elif Gurkan and went to see her immediately (see Doctors and specialists in Turkey). She told me that I needed an injection in my coccyx area. After so many incidents in 8 months, I was suspicious and scared that an injection be able to solve my problem. I told Dr Elif that I d like to think about it.
I went home that evening in great pain as usual. I live on the 7th floor and I was at that point so miserable, to the point of committing suicide. I walked out to my balcony and stood there and for a moment I thought of seriously ending my pain myself than I took a step back. I didn't want to die this way and I d like to try my last chance with Dr Elif.
I called her and showed up the next day. Had my injection in a hospital administered by Dr Elif and in 24 hours I got my life back. That was 5 years ago. I have had zero pain ever since. I visited Dr Elif Gurkan for neck pain recently. That has also been solved.
I would never forget those days of misery and pain. That whole experience changed my attitude towards everything. Now I know, health is the most important thing in one's life and it is a true blessing to feel 100 %.
Thank you Dr Elif.
Note from Jon Miles:
I emailed more than a year after this story was posted, to ask for an update, as the long-term outcome of treatment is of great interest. In this case I did not get a reply.