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Hi friends! So I'm having major surgery, and will not be able to walk and thus will not be able to work for a little more than three months. Along with all that also comes a lot of medical costs. The last time I had this procedure done (on the other side) I was in the hospital for nearly 9 days. Once I was released there was a lot of expensive medical equipment and treatment needed. 
I'm embarrassed to have to do this - but .... the fact of the matter is I have to. I'll not only be out my income, I'll be racking up major expenses very quickly. I know times are tough for everyone, but I'm hoping some of you can give something.

I can't tell you how mortifying it is to have to ask ... and how much I'd appreciate any amount.

Thank you and much love!

Update 4/13/18

Hi Everyone!
I can't figure out how to do a separate section for updates. (I don't know if this is just what other people do?) I'm in recovery brain. ... If you've ever had major surgery you've probably experienced it. The anesthesia (which I'm extremely sensitive to), and drugs, and so on.

The surgical procedure itself went well, but I'm not allowed to walk/put any weight/engage my  lower L quadrant in any way. There were some complications caused by the anesthesia department, and I had a spinal leak, which made my first 2+ weeks out of surgery utter misery. I had a number of unfortunate unexpected medical expenses, and some terrible scares with insurance.
In fact I got no fewer then three letters from the US Department of Health and Human Services telling me I didn't have insurance, so that was truly awful. And sometimes work cropped up, even though I'm off work and unpaid for 3+ months.

I'm trying to take things a day at a time for now, and I cannot express to you how much I appreciate all your kindness and generosity. 

I decided not to thank everyone individually, because I didn't want it to feel spammy - so I apologize if that was something you were expecting. I truly am very grateful and floored by the outpouring of support and giving. 

Thank you!
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Hi everyone! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate everyone's generosity, and patience with me as I continue to share this campaign. I'm verkempt. I also apologize for not responding and thanking everyone individually. I was afraid it'd be more spammy than appreciated.

Some updates. First, there were anesthesia complications with the surgery, wherein they "gave" me a spinal leak and I had the resulting miserable headaches. Also the surgeon's office made a mistake with my medication so it was a nightmare few days of making literally nearly 100 phone calls, while I didn't have pain medication. This process has repeated a few times where I've had to pay for medication out of pocket.

Then I got multiple letters from the US Department of HHS saying I had no insurance. (It was a mistake, but it was a HORRIFIC experience.)

I fell yesterday, which is ... bad because I'm still in the "do NOT put any weight on your foot/leg or there might be a catastrophic failure of your hip." I had aquatic PT today and the person said my leg was so swollen it was discolored but ... I'm hoping to do a short wait and see instead of having to be in a car for 2 hours, and sit in waiting rooms and get stuck on an X-ray table, bent all around, just to be told to wait it out.

So ... maybe I jinxed myself saying this time was better than the last. The brain fog and creeping migraines are the same. Plus a dying computer, to which I have limited access, and a terrible internet connection. At least I have my phone which has been my lifeline.

That's whats going on though!
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