Lying on the ground, disoriented, and collecting your thoughts, while people are standing over you shouting, "are you alright;" being lethargic, with limited physical activity; continual coughing from fluid in your lungs; Legs swollen three times their normal size; your stomach protruding like you are nine months pregnant. Hmm, Welcome to the world of cardiopulmonary:
I have been battling Heart Failure for the last several years. As a result I have been in and out the hospital for treatments, but they have yet to successfully prevent the deterioration of my heart. I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2007. I underwent a major surgery inserting a defibrillator in my chest in 2010 for my atrial-fibrillation. My health continued to decline to the present.
My stay at Northwestern Memorial Hospital In July of 2013, was different from the other hospitals that I have been in. This time, they gave me a battery of test and biopsies. As a result of all the testing my doctor diagnosed me with cardiopulmonary. Currently I have been placed on the heart transplant list. Until a heart comes along, I am taking an I.V. drip. The I.V. drip is portable, allowing me to stay at home temporarily.
My medical bills continue to accumulate from my treatments. Research shows that the cost of medical expenses for heart transplants will cost over $900,000. My insurance will cover about 80% - 90% of the cost. The rest of the cost will be out of pocket expenses.
Let me Thank you in advance for your support and donations.
David D. Hill
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