Over the past few weeks, I have been dealing with numerous health issues, the most pressing of which started with a small blockage in my eye that has left me with partial vision loss. During this time, and after several doctor’s appointments, I have been told I have a rather large blockage (75%) in my left carotid artery.
I have to have surgery on Monday, November 2, 2020. Unfortunately the recovery time from the surgery is 4 weeks! During these 4 weeks, I will be out of work. Since I have no insurance and will be unable to work, the financial strain will be extremely difficult on me.
According to my surgeon, no one is at 0%, everyone is at least at 1%, however I am currently at a 27% risk of a stroke. The surgery will bring me down to 9% which is a lot better than 27%!
Besides my own health and well being, this surgery will allow me the chance to see my only Granddaughter grow into the lovely young woman I know she will become. While she lives in Kansas, she is the light of my life! As many of you know, I lost my mother in 2016 and my dad in 2019. My siblings are all in Florida and I am here in SC. My eldest daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter are in Kansas, and my younger daughter is working nights so unfortunately I will have no one to be with me during the day for the 4 weeks I am recovering.
PLEASE, PLEASE donate whatever amount you can. Even $5 will help me pay the hospital and surgeon. If you cannot donate, please share with your friends. Your prayers and good wishes are appreciated too. Believe me, I can use them!
I have no idea exactly how much the surgery will cost so I’m setting my goal at $20,000. With luck, this amount will cover the surgeon, the hospital, and any doctor’s fees that might arise. I currently owe Prisma Health Richland $16,500 and the various doctors $1,000 from the time I spent there in August when my vision in my left eye was compromised.
Thank you again for anything you’re able to contribute, your support and help means the world to me.
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