Mouth Reconstruction Surgery

Ahh the stigma of creating a GoFundMe, especially for yourself. I totally get it. 

Straight to the point. Its no secret that I suffer from multiple serious autoimmune diseases. 

Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjrogren’s Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Raynaulds. 

Today, I went to the dentist- which is the fourth opinion Ive gotten. 

For someone who used to have perfect teeth, being transparent with my current oral issues is a devastating blow to my confidence and embarrassing. To say the least.

I have been losing my teeth and on a downward spiral with my oral health for about three consecutive years now. 

I was shown xrays from my diagnoses of Lupus and Sjrogrens three years ago to now. The amount of rot, infection and breaking down of my mouth was almost too hard to see in that screen, in front of me. Being someone who is already suffering from autoimmune system crap, the open gaping holes, black gums (in the back of my mouth, having no molars to eat with, having to try and eat on the few teeth I do have..while they break and crack completley off.. is awful. 

Having my mouth stay as is would be very dangerous, as per my dentist. Most people do not realize how dentrimental good oral health is for a HEALTHY person, let alone someone like me. 

It is sometimes painful in itself, not including creating daily flare ups for my other ailments. Its keeping me at my worst, sick wise, because my body already cant fight infection and illness in my body. My white blood cells attack all of my major organs. 

I have been hosptalized twice for my teeth. The second time was so bad that the ER doctors and on call dentist who saw me at Royal Oak Beaumont, told me that if I would have waited a few months longer to go in, the rot and infection would have entered my bloodstream and killed me.

And my current situation, isnt helping. If I do not get my mouth fully cleaned out and back in order, it will continue to keep getting me put into the hospital until whatever happens. 

Again, I would t be asking if it wasnt a dire situation.

I am a 30 year old mother of three little girls. 1, 4 and 7. And they need their mommy around. 

My family isnt in the position to help me. Raising my girls is hard enough, I cant do this alone. I dont know who else to turn to. 

If you cannot donate, I understand. Prayers also help. Sharing my GoFundMe will help. 

I appreciate you for taking the time to read my story. I am still a little shooken up about the news I recieved today.. so if anyone has any questions regarding my goal or anything, please feel free to reach out to me through messenger or cia my personal email: [email redacted]

Thank you and God bless. ❤️
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Lacie Shayna 
Royal Oak, MI

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