I am a professional pianist and teacher. Over the past year I have noticed that my hands were going numb. I was diagnosed with carpal tunel, which I know can be surgically fixed. After many tests and physical therapy it was decided surgery IS necessary in both of my hands, as nothing else has helped. I am having difficulty playing now. The thing that is troubling are the medical bills. My insurance through the school I work for is the lowest plan, as I can not afford better and it doesn't cover much. My bills are piling up and I just got the bill for the doctor and surgery center which they want IN FULL before the surgery. I do not have credit cards as I can not afford them. The medical center will not accept a paymet plan. I play for my living and if I can't play, I can not make that living. I love my job accompanying for middle school and high school students, so I ask with a full heart of gratitude for help with these medical bills.