After an emergency room visit I was released for immediate maxiollfacial reconstructive surgery to set my lower jaw with titanium plates and set all other breaks by literally drilling 6 screws into my skull and wiring my jaw into a set position. This has allowed my upper jaw to set and my nose to keep from further spreading. The lower plates were fashioned and placed through my skull with additional screws to adhere and form a union for the lower mandible to heal. After 4 weeks my surgeon removed 6 screws and with the intent of a hopeful recovery. An immediate infection occurred at the open wound site where my screws had been removed.
Hopefully after many rounds of antibiotics with a baseline of 8 for pain my next operation will result in success. My surgeon is hoping debridement of surgical plates, possible loose hardware removal and a possible re•fastening or new and bigger hardware placement to secure the lower break will help.
At this time I am on a liquid diet, multiple antibiotics, probiotics, pain meds, mouthwashes and unescapable pain.
My wish of returning home to my rescue animals and my room has been granted after 9 weeks of intense care at my parents home.
I am in the process for assistance. This takes time. I am used to working
which was one of my main passions. My ability to talk and help others at my skin care bar has been limited due to my inability to speak and live normally. My drive and family support has kept me fighting against the odds from a “fall” that is still yet to be defined as I only remember what has been told to me.
My free time has been devoted to researching nutrition and finding better ways to heal skin lacerations and infections through essential oils and alternative therapies. I also have been walking with my rescue dogs and resting as much as possible.
At this time my help from family and a few close friends has supported me financially.
My new surgery is going to be explorative and hopefully be my final fix with an additional 20,000 to add to my bill pile. I plan on healing and returning back to serve both humans and animals. I have learned advocacy is also necessary for adults as well as children after this medical situation.
Any amount donated will go towards my medical bills plus rehab costs. A year of healing including rehab plus my dental plans is daunting.
Thank you and as I always say “eat something yummy today” and say what you mean because you might wake up with your mouth wired shut! Thank you for your time and whatever change you can donate adds up!! Thanks for all your encouragement and thoughtful gifts and time! ❤️
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