Since that time, I have had ongoing chronic pain, chronic nausea and chronic fatigue syndrome. I have had numerous tests and have seen many specialists, including another emergency trip to hospital January 10, 2017.
My immune system has been severely compromised and I have been unable to work for 18 months. Gastroenterologist diagnosised esophageal spasming. PCP suspected Prinzmetal angina (spasming in coronary arteries). Neurosurgeon suspected pinched nerve and scheduled 4 hour MRI. I have also seen Cardiologist and Pain specialist.
After almost a year, it was recommended I have testing for mold poisoning. This $700.00 test was not covered by insurance. So much of my treatments are NOT covered by my insurance. The test results were positive for 4 types of mycotoxins. Specifically, Ochratoxin, Aflatoxin, Gliotoxin and Tricothecenes. Mycotoxins are toxins with the properties of gas (which means they can pass through porous walls) produced by mold that cause harmful effects when inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
I am on an intense protocol of several binding treatments to rid my body of these toxins. For more information about my diagnosis, go to www.survivingtoxcmold.com
It could be 6 months or 5 years before I am well.
I had to leave my apartment and sell everything I could to survive. A friend is letting me stay in spare room, until I regain my health. This is an incredible blessing. I have survived by the grace and generosity of my family and friends paying for food, medicine, and medical testing and treatment for last year and a half.
Even though I do go to food banks, there is little I can use. My diet is so restricted due to my Celiac Disease and several, severe food allergies, my grocery expenses go beyond my snap benefits.
I have hired a disability attorney and he says that hearing dates are at least 16 months out. He is doing this on a contingency basis since I have no money.
I need the funds immediately. I started writing this a couple months ago and just have had such a difficult time asking for help in this way. My dear friend said to just bullet point and get it out. I am destitute. I need money for food. I need money for medicine. I need money for treatments. I need money to survive. This is so greatly diminished my quality of life, that any help would be an absolute blessing. Thank you.
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