On October 25th I was in a devastating accident with an 18 wheeler which I survived but my arm was practically ripped off of my body it was left dangling by a thread of skin. I had what is called a “degloved” accident. All three bones were broken, my skin, muscles and arteries and veins were torn off and apart. I also suffered multiple lacerations to my face. Miraculously I escaped the event with my life and remained conscious through the whole ordeal, but I also suffer PTSD from the incident. Those who know me, know that I have been a massage therapist for the last 11 years that has been my passion and my Livelihood, and in wake of this accident I will no longer be able to practice my career.
My prognosis is that if my left arm survives( and we are not out of the woods yet as far as amputation goes)then I will not ever be able to use my arm and hand the way that I used it in the past. After over 11 hours worth of surgeries two separate surgeries to reconstruct my arm, I was given three metal plates and nine screws to put the bones back together, all of the bones were completely broken I had to have a skin graft and a bone graft because some of the bone was ripped off in the accident. My prognosis wasn’t great, especially since there is still a chance that I may have to have my arm amputated. My doctor told me that if in the next four months the tissue heals correctly and there is no infection, there is a good chance that I may be able to keep my arm. As my arm is now, I am disabled and Ordered to rest and elevate my arm as much as possible pretty much all day long.
I am unable to work, and indefinitely disabled.. I created this campaign to ask for help. I will not be able to work for at least the next four or five months and I have amassed a mountain of bills while I was in the hospital for two weeks, and that doesn’t even include the regular bills and cost of our every day living. I have a son to take care of and rent to pay as well as all of the otherUtilities. In the hospital bills also my surgeon told me that I may have to have several more surgeries to try and keep my Arm. I’m asking for help any amount is fine and I’m also asking that those of you who take the time out of your busy day to read my campaign to please share it and I want to tell you thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read my story
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