PLEASE HELP ME TO RISE BACK UP

Hi folks. Let me first say that this was and still is very humbling and disheartening for me to do this, and I have procrastinated for the last 4 months hoping something good would happen and I wouldn't need to. But , there weren't any miracles, nothing good happened that would enable me to go back to work and take care of myself and my life needs. For those that don't know me, my name is Tonya. I am, or was, a Nurse. I currently live in Kyle, TX. Recently, in August 2017, when I found I couldn't walk without excruciating pain, a complete body bone scan, bone density , and CT scan of my pelvis and abdomen was done. The tests showed that I suffered 9 fractures. 2 compression fractures, 1 of the thoracic discs, and 1 of the lumbar discs in my back. I had 6 insufficieny fractures in my pelvis, 2 in the front, 2 in my hip sockets, and 2 on the SI joints on either side of my tailbone due to Osteoporosis, which was caused by too many steroid injections by an Orthopedic doctor for what he said were chronically inflamed SI joints.  I was also on long term prednisone for my Rheumatoid Arthirits pain. My bones were extremely weakened and vunerable to more  fractures, so I was given an IV infusion of Reclast, a once a year and very potent medication to strengthen bones. I had also lost 38 lbs without trying. As if that weren't enough, they also found a tumor on my left kidney on the same CT scan, which after seeing an Oncologist, then a Urologist/Surgeon, and more tests, I had to have my entire left kidney, the ureter, and part of the bladder cuff removed for Stage 3 Renal Cell Kidney Cancer in December 2017. During these past few months I have been unable to work, as I can only stand, sit, and walk for short periods before I start feeling pain. I don't even get a good night's sleep because I can't lay in the same position for very long.  As a result, I have had no income since a partial check the first week in September. It has been an extremely painful recovery from the fractures. The SI joints and my right hip socket still hasn't recovered. The only way to fix those joints is surgery, but that surgery is considered elective, and couldn't get it done because the insurance I had wouldn't approve payment for it. I am still recovering from my kidney surgery. I have been living at my bipolar and extreme OCD mother's house. She is not a kind or loving person, and everything she does do for someone, even me her daughter, the price that must be paid is very high emotionally and mentally. I have taken her verbal cruelty, and constant threats just so my little schnauzer and I had a roof over our heads, my medications, and food to eat. The situation hasn't been the best surroundings to recover from anything. This is just simply the facts.  I do have a food stamp card for food now. I have applied for disability with Social Security per my doctor's stern recommendation, but they just now sent me a letter stating it is being sent for medical review and decision, and from what I've been told by other people, it could take quite some time to get disability. I have no more time. My mother has informed me that my dog and I are being kicked to the curb in the next couple of weeks whether I am physically or financially able to leave or not. She is sick of me and my health problems, and doesn't want me around anymore. I am not on both counts. I have nowhere to go, I have no money, and very soon I will no longer have a car to live in because I can't make the payments. I have a truckload of medical bills. I can't see my doctors because I don't have the money to see them. My life has been destroyed. I have merely been existing, and that existence has been one devastingly painful, anxious, and extremely depressing time for the last 4 months. I AM IN DESPERATE NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. I know there are so many worthy charities some of you already donate to. I know there are people in the world worse off than I am, but if you could help me so I can at least find a room somewhere that would let me keep my Jack, get my medications, and possibly keep my car, even for a little while longer, it would be greatly appreciated, more than you know. If you are unable to help me financially, may I ask you to share my plight on this fund page, and ask them to share it as well. PLEASE HELP ME TO RISE UP AGAIN.  I am hoping against hope that in time I might be able to go back to work as I love being a Nurse, but I truly need help in the meantime. I am feeling shame for even asking, but at this low point, I no longer have any pride left.....

Donations

 See top
  • Kathy Arndt 
    • $95 
    • 36 mos
  • Kathleen Arndt 
    • $5 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $800 
    • 37 mos
  • Joe Chandler 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Joe Chandler 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
See all

Organizer

Tonya Joy-Soules 
Organizer
Kyle, TX
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more