Hi everybody! As many of you know I have been battling Chrons disease over the years since I was 13 years old. In 2013 USC medical center perforated my colon during a colonoscopy and I had to have an emergency surgery to get a colostomy bag. After the surgery I have been experiencing many complications and my body is refusing to heal. Between the time span between 2013- now I have probably been hospitalized over 100 times both in California and in Las Vegas. It was been a very difficult process for me. Recently I was having strange and unusual abdominal pain on cinco de mayo so I decided to go get checked out at the ER. They immediately admitted me and started treatment. Over night the pain got worse so they did a ct scan and found out another part of my intestines was perforated and leaking. The Dr. Informed me I need to have yet another emergency surgery. Ever since I woke up from surgery I have been having severe abdominal pain inside and on the incision, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing and the inability to get up and move around and walk. I have never felt so stuck and held back and It has really taken a toll on me. Due to the fact I have medi-cal, I had to be transferred to the LAC USC county hospital where I have been recieving horrible care and treatment and not only negligence from doctors but the nurses went against my consent and 7 nurses held me down, took of my gown so I was completely naked and exposed to them and they went o and ripped my bandages off without my consent causing more wounds and damage by ripping the outer layer of my skin that was healing off which caused severe pain and bleeding and they did this when I was only on tylenol.. I am currently unable to walk and I am having difficulty breathing still. I may have fluid in my lungs and also an absess inside. I am hoping to transfer to a hospital that will be able to manage my care better. On the 5th of July it will be a total of 2 months that I have been in the hospital. I have never been in the hopsital soo long with so many ongoing complications before and at this time I am really stressing out on how I am going to pay all of my bills, medical expenses, medical Bill's for surgery, car payment, and living expenses. I am unable to work at all and I will be having another critical surgery within 2 to 3 months or longer. During this : I am going to work towards finding a new insurance plan that will give me options so I can find a Dr. That specializes in my case and can help fix me so I can live a normal and healthy life. I appreciate dearly with my heart anything and anyway that anybody could help me during this difficult time. I need all the support and love I can get. Thank you for taking the time to read through everything and to help me out! I hope and pray that I will start to heal sooner than later and I will be able to live a semi normal life before the next surgery and that I wont continue to have more complications. If you are unable to help contribute in any way that is completely fine, if you are able to share this with any of your friends and family it would mean the world to me. Thank you for all the Love and support!!! ❤❤❤
UPDATE: I am currently hospitalized at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles/ West Hollywood area. I have been recieving excellent care and I am improving day by day. However I just was informed that due to my condition if I dont get a major surgery I can develop cancer in the rectum and it scares me to death, so I learned that I will need to have yet another surgery to prevent that from happening so in total I have 2-3 or more surgeries to go until I can be normal again. Surgeries are very pricey and thousands of dollars which I cannot afford at all. I cannot afford better insurance and have had to use medi-cal and since I have been using medi-cal LA CARE the healthcare I have been recieving been terrible. That's the reason I have all of these problems in the first place. I have been reaching out to as many people as I can for support through this awful time. I am so grateful and appreciative of all the help I have been recieving! It means the world to me and warms my heart to see so many people caring and doing what they can to support me. Bless all of you for everything! I hope I am able to reach my goal so I will be able to find the best specialist and doctor to operate on me and for my future treatment. Once I heard that my disease may turn into cancer if I don't get these surgeries my heart sunk. I refuse to let my body develop cancer and I will take every step possible to make sure! Thank you for reading through this and for taking the time to acknowledge what is going on in my life and for those of you who have donated, thank you for helping me get closer to being able to fully recover and have a normal life again! I love you guys!
❤ Candace "Candy" ❤