Hip & jaw surgery

£1,000 goal

Campaign created 11 months ago
I was born with hip displasia and was operated on as a newborn. Life in a splint meant my early development was stunted and so I didn't take my first steps until I was 18 months old. As I grew, my hips developed and widened into child-bearing, curved hips. However, complication arised when my weight fluctuated and mental health worsened meaning I eventually developed anorexia. My body mass index was unhealthy through my teens and critically low as I approached 20. I was determined to recover and after I restored my weight and became discharged from hospital I began taking physiotherapist sessions and Tai-Chi. I found this helped my hip somewhat and so I researched more and read about what I had been dreading to read but somehow knew in the back of my mind it would likely crop up - hip surgery. Private of course - NHS would be incredible no doubt but alas, the waiting list is 12 months and ideally I'd like to fix my hip sooner if possible. To be able to walk again and feel the freedom in my hips as I sway my legs in motion with my step is my ultimate dream. At least for my hips anyway! And then there's my face - after being refused NHS orthodontic treatment due to my jaw being considered low priority, I worked hard and earned enough money to pay for private treatment. I wore a metal brace for 2 years and had it removed only last month. My therapist at the orthodontist advised me to invest in jaw surgery if I am refused treatment by the NHS again. As a wind player, blowing into an instrument on a daily basis with a secure and comfortable embouchure on the mouthpiece is not just necessary - it's essential. Prior to my jaw becoming misaligned I felt much more confident and free performing, as I only ever experienced minimal mouth pains - since receiving orthodontic treatment, my teeth are finally straight and lined up, however, the right side of my jaw doesn't sit with the row of teeth on top. Instead, my teeth slide, and I feel an urge to grit my teeth. Cavaties are a nightmare with braces so when I developed bulimia in my early 20 (while having a brace), the stomach acid meant more of my teeth broke and holes formed. Thankfully the bulimia is history now and I've had all my cavaties filled at the dentist not long ago. Jaw surgery is the icing on the cake for me. To play again with ease and joy would be the most amazing thing for me. Please consider my cause - I know it's incredibly selfish of me to ask for money from others, however, as I see this surgery as an investment in myself, I'd like to thank anyone who would be kind enough to offer a donation. Any small change will put a smile on my face - sure it's 50p but it's 50p towards a procedure that will hopefully enable me to finally get back into work full time so that I am able to be independent and not reliant on others  for cash. All donations acccepted. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to read my story. :) x
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Campaign created 11 months ago
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