Hello, my name is Nathan Hadlock, I am a 46 year old male. in 2008 I had 2 stents placed in my heart, although the stents saved my life, it turns out that I am severely allergic to nickel. the stents in my heart are part titanium and part nickel.
For the past nine years I have been misdiagnosed with several diseases from Fibromyalgia, CMV (cyto megleo virus), chronic pain, IBS and even Lupus. In the past three years the symptoms have worsened. This year the symptoms have gotten so bad I am now unable to work.
In April I happened upon an angel, Dr. Julie Cope. This young Dr. tested and tested like no other doctor has. Finally she found a case related to mine and gave me a diagnosis that made sense....a severe case of Implant Allergic Nickel Contact Dermatitis.
The treatment is called CABG (cardiac artery bypass graph). This is an open heart surgery where they will take 2 veins from my chest wall and replace the veins in my heart that have the stents. recovery time will be about 12 weeks.
I am now living with my family as I am unable to work and as time goes by my symptoms worsen making it hard to function in daily activities. These symptoms are as follows; Muscle aches, muscle stiffness, vertigo, severe headaches, tremors, nausea/vomiting, weakness and fatigue.
I am in contact with a cardiologist to see when the surgery can be scheduled.
The surgery will be around $86,000.00. I have insurance thanks to my employer, another angel in my life, who is paying the premiums while I am sick. The testing that I have had done so far has been costly right now I owe over $6000.00. my part of the surgery will be $5100.00. I will also have further testing and office visits while I am unable to work that will cost another $2000.00. I do not want to be a financial burden to my family.
My situation has become dire. I want to be able to get back to my life, cake decorating, working in a bakery, having fun with my 10 year old sister, enjoying the simple things without pain.
This is very hard for me to ask for money, but I am at that point that I have to. Your financial support would be greatly appreciated.
- Lisa Mckenna
- Suzanne Hadlock
- Mona Anderton
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