I am starting this fundraiser because I need help. On Friday the 19th I went to the ER cause I wasn’t feeling well and was having some chest discomfort, the doctor who saw me recommended a Heart Cath procedure, but before that can be done, they needed a negative COVID test; The nurse who administered the COVID test did it wrong and punctured my dura membrane; It was an instant migraine from hell! With a lot of fluid coming out of my nose which later turned out to be spinal fluid. After asking over and over again to be seen by a doctor or for a CT scan I was denied. Eventually the doctor dismissed it as a migraine which can be taken care of at home as there are other patients with a higher acuity level that need care over a “migraine”. So I was discharged, after I was sent home, I tried to nurse the migraine and symptoms to no avail, it just got worse, so I went to another ER, where they did a CT scan and found the puncture, they soon transported me to the hospital where the doctor told me I will need surgery to repair the injury. So the ENT Surgeon saw me today, Wednesday February 24th but can’t do the surgery til Wednesday the 3rd.
Maybe this Friday if there is a cancellation. At this point I’m so frustrated and helpless. He said I can’t do anything physically at all...no pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, or bathing...I have to remain at a 30-45 degree angle at all times. So I can’t cook or do anything for myself
I need help! If I lift my head or lower it, the spinal fluid leaks down my throat or down my nose. Which he doesn’t want. I also have air in my head which is causing the migraines which in turn comes with nausea and dizziness. Also feeling a knocking sensation in my left ear. I have to be careful with the air I breathe as bacteria may get in through the injury/year and cab cause meningitis. I have my daughter with me but she can’t drive and can’t really cook :-(
I feel so helpless and frustrated
To top it all off I’m losing my apartment due to non payment (lost my job in caring for mom) since my moms funeral set me back after losing her to COVID last month.
The last day on my lease is March 31st. But I can’t even physically pack or move anything
I don’t know what to do!!....
The surgery alone is at $8,000
I just don’t know what to do!! I am contacting a lawyer...to see what he can do for me but that will take time and I need the surgery now. I’m asking that you all please continue praying for me. The good Lord will get me through somehow or way I have Faith
Thank you in advance for any donations, kindness, support and prayers much love and virtual hugs
San Antonio, TX