Here is Jean’s story as she told it to me: In 2014 she had colorectal cancer, two rounds of chemo and three surgeries. Thankfully, she beat the cancer, but because of it has been fighting for her health ever since. Because of what she went through, she has had Candida and SIBO pretty much since the cancer ended. Doctors have been absolutely no help with either issue. Jean has done a ton or research, tried many protocols, supplements, you name it, and has healed herself of Candida a few times, but it never lasts. Partly because it opens up another issue for her that is something that she can’t deal with, something sort of gross, so no details. Because of those other issues, she can never finish a protocol to totally heal herself, so she ends up going back to feeling horrible all over again. She ends up living on the couch because she doesn’t have even the strength to function. Those of you who knew Jean before the cancer, know she was always an active person, so living this way is really destroying her. People have told her to “just push through how tired you are” but pushing through is not possible with chronic fatigue. It is debilitating.
Jumping a bit ahead, since there is a ton of scar tissue from the three surgeries, she has been going to PT to help with her scar tissue issue. They have used a frequency specific micro-current (machine) to help with her other internal issues. Every time they use that type of therapy, she always starts to feel better because it also helps treat her Candida and SIBO. But she needs to use it more than she goes to PT, which is only 2 days a week. So the treatment doesn't last. She found out if she pays out of her pocket, she can go to PT just to use the machine. Depending on if she can get more PT approved by her insurance [she only has a few more visits left for PT], this treatment alone will cost $150 a week [$50 per visit for using the machine.] If she has to pay for PT, she will need an additional $165 a week. She is also doing other alternatives that help, so her monthly health expenses can go over $1,000 a month.
Thankfully, that type of alternative healing therapies she is using, it is not bringing along a bunch of other issues that cause other problems like the other protocols. The problem is that PT appointments are limited by funds, and she needs the healing therapy of the machine more that she can go for PT appointments.
One of the alternatives treatments is the RIFE machine, which cost just under $1,000. The Physical Therapy appointments cost in the neighborhood of $500, there are supplements to take, which are also expensive. It is all just a financial nightmare, not to mention a house and car in need of repair and taxes to be paid soon, (property tax, school tax)
That is why we are coming to you with this fund raising mission! If we could raise around $3000 this would give her a huge boost and clear the way for paying the costs involved with therapy. If Jean has been a friend to you or helped you out in the past, please step up now when she needs you, if enough of us step up, it won’t take that much from each of us. Any amount will help, it will all add up. Please step up for Jean, you know if Jean could do it without help she’d never ask!!!
- Rebecca McVeigh
- Tara Newell
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- Jodi Sheldrick
- Kathleen Langenbach
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