George Bowers Lumbar Disc Surgery

I’ve been having Lower Lumbar Pain, along with Spinal Stenosis and Disc Degeneration on L1, L2,L3, L4, & L5 for almost 20 years now. To complicate matters more I have a curvature ( Scoliosis) which is complicating Disc L1-L5 and connecting S1. Where is curves, it’s pinching both left and right sciatic and posterior nerves.
I just saw my orthopedic Doctor, Dr. Pagano for the second time and surgery is set for May7th, 2018. He will perform surgery on L1-5, remove all disc, remove any arthritis and bone scales and remove some bone to make room for the nerves. Also he will be straightening out my Scoliosis making me an inch taller. This is a 6-8 hr surgery.
I’ll be needing funds sometime after May 7th, before and after surgery to pay for copay, meds, rent, basic needs, and a 12 week recovery period. I’ll also need someone here to help with meals, getting up and down, baths and Physical Therapy. I also have to keep paying rent on my work space which is $180 per week. It will be sitting empty at least for the 12 weeks of recovery. I do have my Partner who will be here the first two weeks, then my sister will come and help me with getting around. Like taking me to physical therapy, getting groceries, etc. I need to hire a professional house cleaner to make sure everything is sanitary.
My situation is not dire but is urgent enough, but i’ll Need help to pay the bills that will be coming in for three months, electric, water, rent and food. 
I’ve already put the Surgery off for two years now. Because I had my 97 year old Mother living with me for the past 20 years. A bit of a strain. She now is in an ALF so I don’t have to worry about her care.
This is probably the most serious medical issue I’m facing in 2018. I’m 66 and I need it done before I get any older as they usually won’t do it after a certain age. 
So If you can help, I’ll be able to recover more quickly without the stress.
My Humble Regards
     George

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