BRCA runs in my family and before my Mother died in 2013 we had no idea, we finally found out thanks to my lovely Aunt Karen that we have this. I'm so thankful and happy to have met her, she may have just saved the lives of myself and my children.
Anyways, this is taking a lot of pride for me to ask for any help from anyone. I'm quite embarrassed to be starting a Go Fund Me to be quite honest but I don't know what else to do.
I have wonderful family, a Dad that I rarely talk to but I know he loves me, but I don't have much support, financially or mentally. I've never felt so alone or scared in my entire life.
Well, as some of you know, I had a hysterectomy last year. Thankfully that was covered by my insurance. In January I'm getting a double mascetomy (a lumpectomy is needed just on the right breast) to be proactive for the BRCA. Now, I don't know if you all know how crappy insurance is in Florida but it's not the greatest (yes I'm on medicaid) I was recently able to switch from Prestige to Staywell (the better medicaid) but unfortunately there was a lapse in my insurance and I have unexpected bills from hopitals and ER because at that time I didn't have insurance.
Anything helps. Even a dollar. I found out recently that medicaid won't be covering my reconstructive surgery, and I'm going to have to pay for that out of pocket. I'm working on them getting to pay for some of it though. The pain has gotten so bad I probably should have already had my surgery by now but the lapse really caused a lot of problems. It's like they don't care about you because you have Medicaid, it's really screwed up. I also think I may sound vain in wanting reconstructive surgery but I'm still young. I have always suffered with a very low self-esteem, anxiety, and severe depression. I wish my Mom was still here for the support, I truly feel lost and I'm crying as I write this because I'm scared of what will be thought of this go fund me and I'm terrified of my surgery.
I have 3 beautiful children that NEED ME.... I need to be healthy for them and for Jon. I need to be strong. If you can't donate any money if you would at least share it I'd be beyond grateful for any help.
Thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated as well.
I'm not sure how much the reconstructive surgery is going to cost but I know it's at least 10 grand, 10 grand I don't have. I was working but the pain was getting pretty bad. I do make some money from home but even as I type this it hurts and it certainly isn't enough to pay for the surgery.
Thank you for reading this and I will appreciate anything you can do to help me. I'll be forever grateful and so will my family.
Love to you all.
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