HELP EILEEN WALK AGAIN

$1,000 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 16 people in 27 months
For nearly 30 years I worked in women's health.  I was a nurse midwife and nurse practitioner and I moved to Alaska to work with the indigent and native population.  I worked self employed so that if someone couldn't afford me, I could help them anyhow.  I dont regret one day of my work there or one baby I delivered, but the result is that I only make $950 in social security/month and have no other income.  I am now 65 years old and medically retired.

About 5 years ago, I developed psoriasis.  At first it was just embarassing--the scaly blotches that look like leprsy.  Then, about 3 years ago, it internalized and attacked my joints. Within months, I was in a wheelchair. In June, 2015, I retired to my home state of Oklahoma. 3 weeks ago--February 15, 2016--I had a total left hip replacement.  I am in rehab now.  In a few months, I am supposed to have surgery on my feet as several of my toes have curled under, making wearing shoes and walking very painful.  My fingers, too, have become deformed and need surgery. Lastly (I hope) I will have to have my right hip replaced---and I am praying that my knees will remain unscathed.

What I need the money for is as follows:  My doctor has told me that water therapy would be very helpful in keeping as much movement as possible in my joints and helping me regain strength so that I can move easier.  I need $1000 for an above ground pool and $200 to have it erected.  I paid all but $300 of my hip surgery from what I had saved, but I do still owe $300 which must be paid before they will schedule any future procedures.  That totals $1500.  I have always been a healthy, active woman wo was involved with her church, community and causes.  I miss this terribly.  I don't mind getting older, but I am 65 years old with the body of a 80 year old.  I just want to do as much as I can to improve my health and increase my activity level.

I looked through this site and saw some of the causes people are asking for donations for and it embrrasses me a little as my cause seems so much less than a chld with cancer.  I don't know if anyone will find my request worthy of consideration or not.  I just want you to know how very much I would appreciate any help I could get---and either way, thank you for reading this.
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Thank you to all the kind people who have been so generous tome. It's been a rough time for me but I am a tough old broad and will get through it!
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Just got out of the hospital from my second hip replacement. That's another $1100. Things have just got to get better--I just know it.
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This coming Monday I go in for my 2nd total hip replacement. I wouldn't say that I am looking forward to it--I know how the recuperation hurts and I have a healthy fear of any surgery. Conversely,to be able to walk again helps me to face it like a big girl. Prayers for success are requested. I don't think I am going to get t my goal on this so I think I'll pull it as soon as I figure out how--but I want to say thanks again to all who so generously contributed. I pray that all of you will run into the same generosity that I did if you ever have medical problems. Knowing that there are people out there who care definitely boosts my spirits!
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Thank you to everyone who has helped with this. I may or may not reach my goal but I am getting close and I appreciate everyone who has found me worth donating to. I go in on May 16 for my second hip replacement--I'll then have a matched pair of titanium hips. There are so many good and deserving folks on this site. To think that some of you find me to be worthy too is such a great honor and I want to say thank you again.
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Amanda Leipfert
25 months ago

Don't always trust your doctor! My doctor told me to take medication for weight loss and energy and I ended up with heart failure and a pacemaker!

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Raised by 16 people in 27 months
Created March 4, 2016
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$60
Linda Brisson
26 months ago

Time to round this up! :)

$20
Marsha Cook
26 months ago

I love you!

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Marsha Cook
26 months ago

We love you Eileen!

$50
Sue Bartholomew Brown
26 months ago

Go Miss Eileen!

KS
$100
Kyler Small
27 months ago

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MC
$200
Marie Jeanne Cadle
27 months ago

Eileen, wish I had seen this sooner so I could share more. Prayers this works for you!!1

Amanda Leipfert
25 months ago

Don't always trust your doctor! My doctor told me to take medication for weight loss and energy and I ended up with heart failure and a pacemaker!

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