I Weight 85 lb. I'm Losing My Teeth

Dear friends and family. I am not one to ask for help because I thought that there are other people who need more help than me. But now I realize that I also need help.

As you may know, I have been dealing with very difficult health issues for many years but and my body is deteriorating at a very fast pace. I need urgent help.

The fact that I do not have an esophagus makes it necessary to depend on a feeding tube for all my nutritional needs. This process has left me very malnourished and weighing only 85 pounds. The lack of nutrients and harsh medications have damaged my teeth. I’ve lost four teeth in the last three months, and there is ongoing damage to the rest of my mouth. My gums are extremely sore and my teeth hurt. I need dental care as soon as possible or I will lose all my teeth.   

I am in constant physical pain due to the nerve damage and the pain medication I receive creates, even more, problems due to the side effects. My options are limited because I do not have full medical coverage and many of my prescriptions are not covered by Medicare. For example, the neurologist ordered an MRI of my brain, but I am unable to have it done because it is not covered.

I am fully disabled and unable to work.

My wish is to be able to find alternative ways to heal my body in addition to traditional medical care. I want to explore natural options but I have no way to pay for any of it. It is difficult for me to ask for help, but at this point, I have no other choice.

I am turning 30 next month and my dream is to go back to school and help others that may be in the e same situation.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart and any support you can give is greatly appreciated. I will keep you updated about my progress.

I send you all my love and appreciation for your support.


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