Assistance For Ongoing Recovery

Dx'd with AS and cancer at the same time, Spring 2013. Cancer is in remission but the damage caused by radiation and chemo is ongoing. The Ankylosing Spondylitis is not responding to any medications or therapies. Insurance does not cover more homeopathic remedies. I've now found out that due to the radiation, I have severe osteoporosis in my back and hips,have already gone through menopause, all of my internal organs are basically attached to one another because of adhesions, my eyesight is failing, I have a very ill-functioning immune system and with each passing day, I step closer to a permanent seat in a wheelchair.I have lost all control of bowel and bladder, my SI stays “out” continuously, every step makes me cry. Even sleeping is near impossible but exhaustion is constant. I can no longer shower or go downstairs if I am home alone. I only drive to drs appointments. With six surgeries scheduled for this summer through fall, I’m truly at a loss. I will never be able to work again and the strain of the bills and need for lifelong treatment is overwhelming. I pray constantly to not lose faith. And I am so grateful that people can find it in their hearts to help me any way that they can. God Bless and thank you for caring.

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Organizer

Shannon Lynn 
Organizer
Virginia Beach, VA
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