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Quality care of life surgery not NHS funded

£17,550 of £17,000 goal

Raised by 759 people in 3 months
February 2017 the symptoms began to start. daily vomiting of undigested food, abdominal sweats, constant abdominal pains, uncontrollable blood sugar levels, constant nausea, feeling full after a few mouthfuls of food, mass of gas in abdomen, rapid weight loss. Many doctors appointments and hospital trips later still no doctor or consultant had managed to come to a diagnosis. So it was pushed back and blamed on his diabetic control due to Matthew being a T1 DIABETIC. Fast forwarding to April 2018 we finally got a diagnosis for Matthew he was diagnosed with a condition called Gastroparesis  (which literally means paralysed stomach), some more numerous amounts of medication and tests along with hospital admissions and stays a treatment option was given to help improve Matthew's quality care of life a Gastric Stimulator was recommended to help Matthew's food artificially move food through his stomach into his small bowel by electrically stimulating his digestive system . 6 months later we had got no where with our local hospital. Our family had enough nothing was improving Matthews quality care of life to the point he was bed bound with pain and sickness and began his body become malnourished he lost 24% of his own body weight  I had already began my own research into Gastroparesis I found one of only two of the specialist surgeons based in the United Kingdom in Scotland is one specialist and in England Mr Sritharan Kadirkamanathan. We made an appointment to see him, he too recommended a Gastric Stimulator this being recommend by the leading specialist may all be well and good but here is the catch NHS England don't provide funding for this treatment due to not enough funding or research into Gastroparesis.  I can only dream we are able to raise such a high amount, if we are able to help raise the funds of the operation to fit the Gastric Stimulator which costs £17,000. It would help improve Matthew's quality care of life and get him back to the Matthew we all know and love.  he would be able to go out for meals with his family, his fiancée and step son, he wouldn't be bed bound and unable to move, his body would be able to get the nutrition it needs, the one wish his step son wants the most is for daddy to be able to take him to school and play football again, he then could return to work.  Finally I would like to thank you all for taking your time to read this and a huge thank you for donating if you can. we do not expect anyone to but this is our last resort to help get Matthew the quality care of life a man of 26 years old should have. Please keep sharing to help us raise the awareness of gastroparsis. This condition is under research and under funded there is no cure. A little about who we are: We are a family of 3 from Colchester in Essex United kingdom. Matthew is my fianceè and step dad to Jayden. As you have read from our story we are rasing these funds to help fund the costs of the gastric stimulator not the surgery. As this will be done by the NHS unfortunately they just won't accept any funding applications for this procedure. Once we reach our goal. We then we pay for the gastric stimulator and book his operation!! Which is all we having been hoping for. We hope this can give Matthew everything back his lost due to being so poorly. Thank you for taking the time to read this and we thank you greatly for your donations. Love Amy,Matthew and Jayden ♡
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now we have a wheelchair getting Matt out in the fresh air is so much easier. Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared already. you've helped us get so close and we are overwhelmed by the support thank you
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The consultant who did this

I hope you have been seeing what you have put Matt through everyday!! I hope you actually can't live with yourself!!!

In fact I hope you can't sleep at night but then again you don't have any kind of heart or conscience do you?

The day I get you put infront of the medical council and had you revoked from being a consultant the better how many more patients have been left like this because you neglected them and left them to die! Your a spineless coward who doesn't care about his patients or their conditions just your paycheck at the end of every month.

I would never wish this condition on anybody but YOU then YOU can see how it feels to live everyday fighting an endless battle!!

I will get your job taken I will keep these patients and Matthew safe from the likes of you !!
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