One Down, one to go!

I have kept things pretty private and to myself the last year and half but truth is I have been very sick. So here's the long story short... In December 2017 I became very ill, unable to keep food down Until mid January 2018. After seeing several Doctors and thinking things were getting better suddenly at the end of February I came down with a terrible kidney infection the first treatment did not take and in March I was given an antibiotic to heal things and instead it destroyed my body. After seeing more Docotors on Maui and Oahu I wasn't having any luck so I made the tough decision to move to Atlanta, GA with my sister and her family to seek better medical care July 2018. I was in a wheelchair for a few months saw several specialist graduated to a Walker but have always had leg issues along with an array of other symptoms since taking that darn antibiotic. Went through several tests and Doctors in GA along with a few ER visits and botched procedures... I left Georgia and headed to Colorado hoping to seek even better outside of the box medical care. I did physical therapy in CO and my therapist said something was wrong with my hips. Upon seeing an Orthopedic it was determined I have tears in my labrums in both hips and needed surgery. The doctors would not operate however because I did not have a diagnosis for all my other issues. 
In December 2018 I moved to Peoria, IL where my parents live and began driving to MAYO Clinic in Minnesota each week in January. After weeks of tests with some abnormal results they found nothing to explain my symptoms or cause of my issues.  The only known thing is I need surgery on my hips. But they don't know what caused my hips to become injured with no falls or injuries. 
The Antibiotic I took causes issues with your tendons and cartilage. Maybe that was it. The sad thing is there is no way to prove it. Unfortunately Labrum repair surgery is not common or performed in my area. 
In the last year I have visited with over 13 different Doctors both eastern and western medicine, in 5 different states. I have always tried to treat myself with diet. In the last two months I have began self treating with supplements/CBD/and working out. I have noticed a huge improvement and am feeling better than I have in a while. I recently went to see an orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, IL he informed me I have no choice my hips need to be fixed. As of right now the plan is to have surgery on the R. Hip first then 4 weeks later operate on the L. Hip then 16weeks recovery.
I am hoping this is the final step to getting better and living a normal happy life!  Pending insurance approval we are looking at second week of April. I have not received any disabilty from my employer and have now exhausted all my savings. Thankfully my parents have been amazing and helped me out quite a bit. This past year and few months have been a real struggle mentally, physically and financially. Ben and my parents have been so supportive, I am so thankful to have them in my life. Medical bills and just life in general are piling up, any little bit helps or even just some words of encouragement if you can't donate help as well. Thanks and feel free to ask any questions you may have :)
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Elizabeth Maureen 
Organizer
Lahaina, HI
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