My story starts back in 1998 when I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma of the Right Distal Femur. In simpler terms, Bone Cancer in my right knee. I went through a year of chemotherapy and knee replacement surgery. The cancer was defeated but the titanium knee did not react well with my skin which left oozing sores. After a year of surgeries attempting to save the titanium knee I was forced with the decision to amputate or fuse it straight. I chose the fusion, they used a donor bone and steel plates to secure my leg. From start to finish I was on crutches for 4 years straight! My freshman year of High School I was able to walk without them. Fast forward 15 years later I've not let the fused knee slow me down and had an active lifestyle. Two weeks ago I somehow contracted a bacterial skin infection in my fused leg. I immediately went to see my original surgeon in Indianapolis. I was prescribed oral antibiotics and told they should take care of it, and to come back in a week.
I came back for my follow up and the infection developed areas of concern and I was admitted to the hosipital unexpectedly. They performed an IND or clean out of my leg and are concerned about the hardware being infected. I work for a small local IT business and do not have health insurance.
That's why I need assistance. I'm not normally the type to ask for help, but I'm laying in the hospital as the bills and procedures pile up. I've now had two surgergies and have been in my room for 5 days. When I return home I will need IV Antibiotics that will need purchased up front. My case manager said the Antibiotics will be expensive. I do not have the funds to get them. Without them I'm told I may lose my leg, so I'm asking for anything you can spare to help me get through this. Thank you, god bless.
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