Help Julia Heal
I have always suffered from allergies, eczema and asthma and the use of prescription cream and inhalers was the norm. Most people grow out of their allergies and eczema, but unfortunately I am now 38 and in the worst state of skin health I have ever been in. I have full body eczema, cracked skin that oozes, burning red skin, extreme itching, inability to regulate body temperature and severe inflammation. I have had to stop work because my body could no longer handle the type of work I was doing - I am a caregiver for a young lady with special needs. My job was very physical as I took care of all of her daily needs. I would spend all of my energy caring for someone else and not be able to care for myself when I finished work. So I had to make the tough decision to take a medical leave. I am single and I live on my own and responsible solely to pay all the bills. It is manageable but does not leave any money to pay for the treatment I badly need. I have found a Dr in Vancouver that I believe will be able to help me. He works with traditional Chinese herbs and blends a customized tea for me to drink daily. I could be needing to take the tea for several months to maybe a year depending on how quickly I heal. The cost is $10.50 a day for the tea, plus the expense of driving to Vancouver for appointments and follow ups every few weeks. I put the goal at $5000 to supplement my income and my getting treatment for 6 months. If you can donate $10 then you would be paying for treatment for me for 1 day and even for 1 day I am grateful. I thank every one of you in advance for helping me. This is the hardest thing I've had to go through in my life and asking for help is just as hard. All the money raised will go towards gas and expenses to Vancouver to see the specialist, for the customized tea treatment I will receive. Thank you and if you would like more information on my skin condition, please visit www.itsan.org or http://www.red-skin-syndrome.com.
I am continuing to seek out help for this with different types of healing methods. I am on a list for a drug trial in Vancouver which is hopefully starting mid July. I have to make 8 trips to Vancouver over the course of the trial. I believe I will get some sort of compensation from this but there will still be expenses. I would love to reach my goal and surpass it! Please share my post and please donate if you can. Thank you everyone for your continued support.
The whole pharmaceutical treatment scares me as they all come with a huge list of side effects but at the same time, nothing else I was doing was working. Feeling somewhat backed into a corner I am going to go forward with the medications and treatments suggested by the dermatologist.
Heading into month 3 of being on medical leave, I am really hoping this treatment works and I'll be able to function like a normal human being and get back to work soon. I am still at my parents place in Crawford Bay until after I've gone through the transition from one medication to the other and we see that I'm stabilized. If not, then I go back to square one. Fingers crossed I don't relapse to the condition I was in prior to steroid treatment.
Thanks again everybody for your continued support. The kindness and love and caring I have received from everyone is unreal. I'm happy to be around so many people that care and I know it's helping with my recovery.
I'll update again as soon as there's something else to report.