Just wanted to give an update for everyone and say thank you to all who have helped us get through the last month. I had surgery on the 19th and went in today to my 2 week post op appointment. For them to fix my biceps tenon they had to drill through my radius bone and attach my Tendon with tons tiny of sutures to a metal button on the opposite side of the bone and screw it all down into place. The doctor said it was one of the worst ruptures he’s came across. He also said it looks to be doing well now but said I will be out for 2-3 more months while the bone grows back around my tendon and I cannot return to work or work any of the jobs I was working until it heals. He said until an X-ray shows it’s healed he will not sign a work release. Cammie had her MRI and we met with the doctor Monday. We found out her first back surgery 2 months ago was a failure and needs another surgery. She goes back under for a more intense back surgery on Friday the 13th of October. Money has been used up in savings and I have nothing left to sell. I have cashed out retirement accounts and exhausted every available dime. We cannot make it without asking for help from friends and loved ones. We are doing ok with food that friends and loved ones have donated to us. Even the pantry, fridge and freezer could still use help. But we are falling behind with bills piling up. I found out my checks are being garnished from previous medical bills (Hayzlee and Coby) which hurts really bad being as it's already short 40% from workers comp. Please if you can help us get through these next couple months and donate here or contact me privately ([phone redacted]) would be a blessing to say the least. I know we can get through this with help from everyone financially. But know it’s getting really bad. We are far behind on utilities and rent. I am fearful of being evicted and cannot sleep with the thoughts of my family being homeless. Please help us keep our home and the lights on. Any little bit will help, if you can donate please please I’m begging you, do. Thanks so much to each and every one of you. We love you and pray we see an end to this trying season. God bless.
Pride of a man is a funny thing. It keeps us from backing down on our principles but it also keeps us from accepting the fact that sometimes we need help. I've always been able to go into fix it mode and figure it out, so I thought.... But I've learned through the grace of god and his abundant work in my life that we cannot do it alone. Before that I would have been ashamed and not walked as tall asking what I'm about to......
As many of you may know life for our little family has been a roller coaster ride of bad news, hard times and financial stress starting back with Hayzlee and her JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis). Since then we have slowly sold off everything of value to play catch up and try to make ends meet. I have also cashed out my 401k's and sold our Home in November and used the equity to get by. Then came into play Cammie's car accident back in January that has put her unable to work since because of back surgery. She has had complications from the surgery and is going in Thursday for an MRI to confirm. She is going to be out of work for even longer now. I have been working 3 jobs in the meantime to try and make ends meet, which don't take this post from me wrong, I have no problem doing this and have been accused many times of being a workaholic. I love to work and enjoy looking back on things accomplished at the end of a hard long day. But last Tuesday I ruptured my my Distal Bicep Tendon while working. I can no longer work my normal job nor work the other two to play catch up. Suddenly my "fix it" plan came has come to a sudden holt. I found out today while at the Orthopedic Surgeon that I cannot use my right arm or shoulder at all with fear of doing more damage. They are going to operate next Tuesday and I will have a 3-6 month recovery. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't freaking out, but I am. Workers Comp is going to kick in, but it's only going to be 60% of my normal jobs income. My biggest fear is about to become reality, seeing my family homeless would be more than I can handle. I know that I am not the only one out there who is struggling. There are plenty of people who are in need trying to keep their head up. I pray that they get the help they need.
I need to try and keep a roof over my children's head, food in their bellies and the lights on for a couple months while this runs its course. I cannot let these things shatter what little stability they have left.
Is there anyone who would be willing to help me do that with help financially? I just don't see another option at the moment, I'd also love to hear thoughts on ways to help. One way or another things have got to get better and I will do everything in my power to pay it back. Im begging for help wherever I can get it. I'm trying to put together a game plan before I go in next week and know everything is going to be ok. My heart is pounding out of my chest asking these things and I'd be lying to you if I said I don't feel extremely dumb. But, I know that god has great plans for my family and I. But it's getting kinda hard to keep my head up.....
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