Help with medical finances, upcoming surgery and to find a correct stomach diagnosis! Lets give her a break and a great life she deserves!
For over a year Pam has been suffering from an undiagnosed yet debilitating stomach problem that came on out of the blue in August of 2012. She has had chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain/cramping since last August. She is unable to work, unable to attend classes, and worst of all, she is unable to attend any social functions of any kind.
She has had almost every medical and gastrointestinal test done, and she has tried different diets and various medications. There has been no relief. Pam unfortunately had to turn down a handful of medications, and has to continue to turn down new medicine options because of their cost, even with the help of health insurance. She has seen multiple specialists and they all seem to be stumped.
Last month, she reached her limit on her health insurance. Now Pam has to suffer and wait to have more tests done until her insurance resets so she doesn't have to worry that she will be responsible for 100% of the tests costs.
Pam already has a pile of bills of about $3,000 from gastroenterologist offices and hospitals, and that pile is going to go right to collections as she cannot work right now with a condition like this.
Disease of the breast:
In 2007, Pam lost most of her natural breast tissue. In 2008, she had augmentation surgery and had implants put in. Since then, her body has been rejecting the implants causing scar tissue, shifting and stretching, puckering, discomfort, pain, and worst of all- breast lobe and breast duct infections. The infections are already causing some necrosis of the nipple, which can lead to total loss of the nipple and further infections and complications.
Pam needs two separate surgeries to fix this. The first surgery is to remove the implants and scar tissue, which costs around $10,000 when done by an experienced board certified surgeon. The second surgery is to remove the infected lobes and ducts, which costs around $6,000.
This unfortunately would leave Pam with massive scarring which could end her career as an art nude model. (model alias is Zerotia
Pam's health insurance is refusing to pay for both surgeries. Pam is at risk of losing her breasts completely unless both surgeries are completed, so she is going to have the surgeries done anyway. Unfortunately she is stuck paying by credit card, and has no idea how she will pay the monthly payments.
On top of all of this, Pam has been suffering from anxiety and depression since the age of 12.
Pam was also diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia at the age of 13 and underwent an unsuccessful heart ablation in 2010.
Pam also has Epstein Barr Virus. Her longest flare-up was 10 months, from age 20 to age 21.
She suffers everyday with all of this. She is only 24. All she wants to do is try to live a healthy, hard working yet fun and artistic lifestyle- but has had constant obstacles in her way her entire life.
Please, if you can help, you are making a huge positive impact on her life. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.