I am currently 39yo and have developed a condition called gastroparesis (unable to digest or extreme slow digestion of food) which has gotten so severe now I vomit all food and liquids I intake unless I take a handful of pills at each meal. I started early 2012 finding out I had 7 discs rupturing/ruptured in my back ending my career as an industrial electrician which I had 8 years invested in going for my masters license which I killed myself trying to earn working in 125+ degree weather to -80 degree weather trying to make a real life. A brief summary- on August 1st 2012 I started spitting blood from my lungs and was admitted to the hospital, placed in a negative pressure room and advised I need to get my affairs in order as they thought I had developed lung cancer because of the mass in my lung although I never smoked a day in my life. Over the course of time from then till now I have been told 3 times to get my affairs in order, spent approx 8 of 17 months in the hospital, had 48 Emergency room visits and been to countless specialists and Drs building an amazing debt in medical bills all to one conclusion I need a specialty surgery. It has been determined I need a form of gastric bi-pass surgery not as a vanity thing but if I dont get it the gastroparesis will be life ending as already I am becoming imune to the meds they have me on. I do now have thyroid issues, diabetes, blood pressure issues, neuropthy in the legs, back problems, intestinal issues, extremely severe sleep apnea, circulatory issues, lesions on the liver n pancreas and extreme weight flucuation. By recieving this surgery it helps or at best cures most of these issues as my primary care Dr has pointed out. My problem comes in that at an early age I started working 2-3 full time jobs hours wise causing now that I'm on disability to earn to much monthly to recieve medicaid or funding to get this surgery. I have filed for several grants but been denied as I am not a resident of that county or state. This form of surgery is considered elective for most but in my case its life saving but hospitals dont see the difference even though they tell me we understand you're not going at this as elective but they wont differentiate between them and help me. I have 3 specialists and my primary care all trying to help as well but they're running into the same issues I am and we are at the end of this journey short of begging for help which I am doing now. My meds alone are currently $2,200-$2,600/month after spending the day pharmacy shopping for the cheapest deals, my Dr visits depending on specialists are $200-$400/month-that is way over my disability check already without trying to buy insurance at $140/month if I had my option to buy it which is what I want to get the surgery done but I still would need co-pays and after care and currently it's like being raised by mom again as I sold everything and I mean everything I once owned to pay my own way before I asked for help. Yes I let my pride over run better judgement of trying to do this all by myself before I even asked for help which having to do all over I would have asked sooner for help. I have always been a very hard and dedicated worker pushing myself to work 80-120hrs/week and I thank my dad for that work ethic but at the same time after years of that in coal mines and natural gas n oil fields it has taken its toll on me at a very early age. So here I am on Valentines eve 2014 begging for mercy and love from any and everyone to please help with what you can so I can get fixed, to return to work and above all to just stay alive-I'm not asking for hundreds from everyone but any form or size of donation would be so greatly appreciated-my dad didnt build a quitter and I want off this disability, I want the depression to stop, I want to quit hurting and above all I want to be human and a productive member of society again the way I was raised. I don't know how else to ask for this blessing of help from family, friends, and complete strangers but I do know I won't quit this fight, I can't quit this fight and I will win this fight and some way some how I will now and forever to continue to give all I have as well to help others and pay the gifts forward to those like me who just need a hand up with yes just that little bit of your love to help push us thru the time of expense. I can honestly say now though I realize what people have said first hand by "pricing" a persons life and can't believe it's 100% true and I pray for the day I am finally insured and have had my surgery and can move pain free, hold down a meal medicine free and finally praise the almighty Jesus Christ for bringing all you Angels into my life to help me to reach my life goal!-thank you for reading my profile- please, please, please keep passing it on as failure is not an option-thank you all again and God Bless you all!