I've never expected to be in a situation to ask someone for financial help...
My health problems started around 10 years ago and to this point i was able to cope with everything myself with some family help.
I got degree in Biomedical Science and working in medical laboratory was my biggest dream. After moving to Aberdeen I started working as a phlebotomist in ARI and had a plan that once my son would go to school and my English was much smoother, I would go back to the lab..However I was diagnosed with #KERATOCONUS.
It's a serious eye illness causing lots of trouble and which lead me to being registered as a half-blind. So had to say good bye to hospital and my ambitions.
I started my own business and created "Gosia Weiss Makeup Artist" as make up was always my passion so I've decided to refresh some trainings, learn new skills and try! Didn't expect it would go so well that this year I am one of finalists for a "wedding make up artist of the year" for top tier awards!
I've been struggling with my eyes all that time but it's never been my excuse to work less or not trying my best.
Having problems with my eyes and job in hospital had influence on my mental being, I put on some weight but by hard work I lost few stones...until i broke a bone in my foot. After couple of months started again but i got #DVT and that was beginning of all troubles. Bed bound for 8 months. Trying different medication to stop extremely haevy bleedings, hormons injections, antidepressants, painkillers etc. And me trying to have a normal life but my left knee gave up and i landed in Glasgow orthopaedic clinics where been told they can't do anything as I'm "too young, too risky after DVT and too haevy"...
And that's when for a first time i felt stuck. Due to pain I couldn't even walk.
Not really able to do physical excersizes, in constant pain, other medical complications after DVT and finally my left eye was in such a bad state that my optician decided it's time for a drastic move. In May 2017 i went through corneal transplant of my left eye without leaving work for more than 2 weeks. My eye Is healing well and i went through general anaesthesia. However it was risk we had to take on!
I've been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and i have to deal every day with constant pain. Can't drive in the darkness or longer than half an hour and now quite often i have days I don't leave the house at all...
After long discussions with few independent doctors, decision of bariatric surgery has been made and i was referred to clinics. After waiting around 9 months I received a letter that my BMI is too high for surgery, I don't have diabetes so I'm not a priority and because of my DVT they wouldn't risk a surgery.
Desperately seeking for help
I've had a private consultation and professor said it is all doable. At the moment im on 3 months preparation diet and if it goes as planned id be able to have my surgery maybe in February 2018?!?!
Which means not only losing weight, it means a night sleep longer than 45 min, physiotherapy for my knee and hopefully no more pain!
But...i simply can't afford it financially. I'm working as much as I can but even being registered half blind I don't have any financial support and my work is my only source of income.
Pre surgery care, surgery and after surgery care cost could be up to £10000. I believe hopefully a little less and i believe I manage to work more to save some money but i am physically not always able to do so...
If you can help me, please do.
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