Erin's Surgery for complications

In July of last year, I had a complete hysterectomy. During that surgery, the doctor nicked my bladder. Although she repaired it, a fistula formed. Since then, I have been incontinent, needing pads and disposable underwear to make it through each day.

My doctor at the time dropped me as a client once she knew there was an issue with urinary continence. She declared, without examining me, that a fistula wasn't a possibility. There was nothing wrong that hard exercise wouldn't fix. And then she dropped me as a client claiming that she felt I was suicidal. I had to seek out a new doctor.

This new doctor heard my symptoms and examined me once, before diagnosing a fistula. We confirmed it this morning.

This has cost me upwards of $5.00 per day in disposables - which works out to be around $1,800 in medical costs to date, not counting the medical bills from doctor's visits, or the new surgery cost which is coming up.

All told, I've spent around $2,000 in medical bills and other costs. Now, this new surgery is required to repair the fistula.

The costs of this new surgery will be around $5000, plus 20% coinsurance. This is a cost which we cannot survive with. With only one full-time income coming in, we are looking at bankruptcy if I go through with this surgery - and even more lifetime cost if I don't.

We scheduled the surgery, for the 27th of this month, however, the Hospital is requiring a portion of the bill in advance.

If we could pay out the medical upfront costs over time, it wouldn't be so expensive, but unfortunately, those costs are demanded up front.

If you'd prefer to help us in other ways, please contact me. We could use help in paying other bills to help us save, help with Daniel's schooling, even help with groceries and gas. 

Please help. Even a little donation helps us reach our goal by the 25th of this month.

Thank you,


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Erin Clements 
Garland, TX
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