Surgical,Infusions &Diagnostics

$1,681 of $10k goal

Raised by 43 people in 32 months
Nicci Triefenbach  FENTON, MO
As embarrassing as this is to "ask" for donations. I'm not sure of any other way around this. 

So a little history: I was diagnosed via exploratory laparoscopy in my early 20's with moderate Endometriosis. During the surgery we also found out I have two vaginal canals, two cervixes and two uteruses. I have had 3 laparascopies & Dilitation and Curettage procedures  since I was 21. More recently I was diagnosed with PCOS and 3 weeks ago we suffered a miscarriage ( not my first one). I have been bleeding for 6 months  straight and my pain is growing worse daily. I have required Iron shots and a blood transfusion.The doctor has tried multiple hormonal cocktails ( which have caused havoc on my body) and in office procedures with no success. My next step is surgery. My GYN is recommending a total hysterectomy due to my repeat history and that my disease is getting worse.

Now what's the problem? As most of my friends and family know at the start of the year I lost my medical benefits. Andy and I rushed our marriage this year so I could get health insurance faster because of my health issues. My Copay for the surgery will be $6000. I am expected to be out of work for approx 8 -12 weeks. Normally, I would say screw it and return to work after 3 or 4 but since I am a Nurse and my job requires heavy lifting and exposure to lots of bacteria that could infect my surgical sites I am agreeing to take the full 8 weeks off. After planning and speaking with my HR, I only have 72 hours of Sick time available ( 6 shifts) which only covers 2 weeks off. That would leave me without  pay for 6 weeks.  I will be attempting to work 60 hour work weeks until my surgery to make extra money. This is hard enough given how drained my condition leaves me.

I am DESPERATE to get my quality of life back again.

So again, as embarrassing as asking for help/donations is, it's my only option at this time. ANY donation would be appreciated and not forgotten.  Thanks for taking the time to read my story! Good vibes and prayers to you all!

With Love and appreciation,

Nicci
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Update 4
Posted by Nicci Triefenbach
4 months ago
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August 1,2016 I was finally able to have my Hysterectomy and vaginal resection performed. I wasn't financially prepared for this as I started a new position and had acquired a hefty amount of medical bills attempting to control my bleeding until I was able to schedule the surgery. Between my final miscarriage and 6 months straight of bleeding I had my final straw. I decided to move forward, have the surgery and deal w the financial end later. Any little bit helps and I do appreciate the outpouring of support I have received
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Update 3
Posted by Nicci Triefenbach
31 months ago
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Today… the pain is damn near intolerable. Being in a car for 9 hours doesn't help either. I made it to 30 y/o w my uteruses. Thats an achievement in itself. This disease takes such a mental toll on those that suffer through. This surgery can't come soon enough! I want to thank the gracious people who donate and a call/message/facebook me to check on me.
Warm hugs w/love
-Nicci
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Update 2
Posted by Nicci Triefenbach
31 months ago
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It took 7 months but we found the right cocktail of meds to stop the bleeding temporarily! Thank all who have donated. So generous. I can not wait to have this surgery! Even if it takes me a while to save/ raise the money, im determined!
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Update 1
Posted by Nicci Triefenbach
32 months ago
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After 2 years of begging for my hysterectomy and my doctors throwing medication on top of medication and procedures my way they have finally come to the conclusion and agree with me that the hysterectomy is the best route for me currently. That is a step in the right direction. Im excited to be off of all the medication and for the bleeding and pain to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you THANK YOU to each and every person who has donated. Your support gives me the warm fuzzies. As of today, I have met 16% of my goal. Doc would like to have this done by the end of the month/early October. Lots of prayers and good vibes that I will meet my goal in time. Until then, take stock in Depends,StayFree and Tampax products. I think Im keeping them in business :-)....I wonder if my surgeon will let me keep my uteruses so I can display them? Those angry bitches have given me all the grief I can handle for 16 years (probably wont though ). Warm hugs and good vibes from my heart to yours~~Nic
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Raised by 43 people in 32 months
Created September 2, 2014
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