Help me get back on my feet

$5,400 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 42 months
My name is Lynda Osburn and I am a single mother of a 13 year old boy. In May 2013, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. What was supposed to be a little operation and maybe some chemo, turned into one hell of an adventure! I ended up having a 2 operations before a mastectomy, 6 months of chemo then 12 months of another drug called Herceptin.  My treatments finished in June 2015. In July 2015, I had the first of my reconstruction operations. The doctors took the muscle from my back and brought it around the front to start making my boob. This didn't go to well as the qound on my back became infected and I needed to spend 3 weeks in hospital and be attached to a vacuum dressing to help heal the huge hole I now had in my back. I kept this vacuum dressing on for 3 months! My back is healing nicely now and the hole is only about the size of a 50 cent peice. I hope to have the rest of the reconstruction completed in 2016, after my back has healed completely.
All my treatments and doctors appiontments are 360 kilometers away from my home. Havin to travel so far and so often (every 21 days for the first 2 & half years) has really taken a toll on my savings.. I now have none. In between each treatment and each operation, I return to work so I can continue to pay my morgage and other bills. However, the bills keep coming and I can't keep up with them. I am robbing Peter to pay Paul and going backwards. Any money donated will go towards my bills & my morgage so I can get back on my feet again. When this happens I am hoping I will be able to take my son on a holiday as we have not been able to go anywhere for the past 3 years. Any money donated to help us would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Well..its update time.. I still need about $3000 to get me back to a managable posititon..things were going well and I was starting to catch up on the bills & mortgage but as usual, stuff happened and I am back to robbing peter to pay paul! My mortgage is seriously in arrears but because of the smaller bills needing to be paid I am still having a really hard catching up. Nate had his birthday and & I couldn't even affordto buy him a present. I am afraid christmas will be the same. As much as it shames to to post this..I still really need help..Anything donation is greatly appreciated and 8 thank you all very much xoxo
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So... here I am again with an update.. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has donated so far. Your generosity has been amazing. However, I am still really behind in my mortgage. The bank has been understanding and changed my repayments but because I am so behind & I still have to pay extra each fortnight to try and catch up which is never going to happen. While I am paying extra, the other bills are still coming in and I am still struggling. I have not had a holiday on my own or with my son since 2013 and would love to be able to go back to Vic to visit my sick brother who I haven't seen for a couple of years now but until I get ahead, I can't see this happening.
Where am I at now you ask... well it has taken a full 12 months for the wound in my back to heal! I am yet to talk to the doctor about the next step and I must admit, I am a little reluctant to have anymore operations since the last one went so wrong. Anyway, that is something I still need to think about. Meanwhile, please share this amongst your friends and hopefully with the generosity of everyone out there, things might start looking up for me and my son. Once again, Thank you xoxo
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Hi everyone. Once again I would like to thank the very generous people that have already donated. The pressure has been eased a little however, I am still trying to catch up my mortgage and a couple of other bills, so I could really use a little more help please. If I can get my mortgage up to date & perhaps a little in front, I may be able to have a short holiday and visit my brother who lives in supported accommodation in Vic. I have not seen him for 3 years and he keeps asking for me to visit. Anyway, thanks to you all again xoxox
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HI everyone. Thank you so very much for everyone's donations so far. You have all been very generous. However, I am only half way there on catching up and still could do with a little more help. Again, thank you to those who have donated so far. xoxoxoxox
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Janelle Blight
42 months ago

Lynda, Just a query do u know how you can claim travel for medical appointments. I hv same Situation but cant find the forms to fill out to be reimbursed for travel appt. If u know pls let me know or Andrea Clarke

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Sharyn Block
42 months ago

Wish it was more but at least it's a start... You my dear friend deserve a helping hand.. Love you xx

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$5,400 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 42 months
Created December 27, 2015
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$200
Amber Birt
31 months ago
WO
$300
wayne osburn
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
DG
$40
Deslie Green
31 months ago
$50
Cheryl Kerr
31 months ago

Thinking of you both xxx

DW
$25
Donna Warland
31 months ago

Good luck sweets

LB
$100
Leanne Broad
33 months ago
DY
$50
David Young
35 months ago

Lynda it's not much again but hopefully just that much closer to your Vic holiday.

CJ
$50
Cera Jarden
35 months ago
DG
$100
Deslie Green
35 months ago

Hi Lynda. I haven't met you but am touched by your story. Praying for you that God in His love, care and wisdom will carry you through this difficult time and bring comfort and relief to your situation. In Jesus' name. Deslie xo

Janelle Blight
42 months ago

Lynda, Just a query do u know how you can claim travel for medical appointments. I hv same Situation but cant find the forms to fill out to be reimbursed for travel appt. If u know pls let me know or Andrea Clarke

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Sharyn Block
42 months ago

Wish it was more but at least it's a start... You my dear friend deserve a helping hand.. Love you xx

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