Long story short, I faced multiple complications through this whole process. I had to undergo a second, unplanned, egg retrieval procedure. After that, I developed Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, gained 11 pounds of fluid in my abdomen resulting in a 10-inch increase in the circumference of my waist. Because of the OHSS, I had to have my ovaries drained in yet another unplanned procedure. I was under the impression that all of my bills were up-to-date and paid for, but it seems as though I was wrong. Today, I received a statement that shows my account at a more than $12,000 balance. It is with utmost gratitude that I once more ask for the public's help. Please, if you find it in your heart to do so, donate and/or share.
As many of you already know, I have been struggling with endometriosis for many years now. Had I known to seek medical attention way back in 2008, I might not be dealing with the problems that I am now. However, because mainstream media and general health education do not spread any awareness about the condition, I am now left infertile because of it. I wish that was all. In January, I will be going through yet another surgery to excise the endometrial growths and adhesions that have grown as a result of the disease. They tried to do this surgery in July, but were unable to due to the adhesions growing out of control and much more advanced than my doctor had previously thought possible. Because my disease has, over the years, progressed from stage one at diagnosis in 2015 to now stage four just three years later, my doctor is recommending the removal of one of my ovaries. This is explained by needing to lower my body's production of estrogen so as to hopefully lessen the progression and symptoms of the disease. Since I will soon only have one ovary left, I am faced with the task of going through the process of harvesting and freezing my eggs now while I have the most viable and before I only have 50% of the chance I previously had to do so. Unfortunately, it is an extremely costly process and procedure, and it has to be done before the first week of January. I hate to ask for help from those around me, but I am at a point where I am left with no other way. I personally do not have the means financially to go through this without aid. It would mean such a great deal to me if any of you are willing and able to help or can find it in your heart to at the very least share this fundraiser with others that may be able to if you cannot. It is extremely humbling to have to ask for help like this and before anything I would like to simply thank you for even reading this at all. It means the world and so much more to me.
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