Surgery and Rehab

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Raised by 31 people in 14 months
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.
 
I am writing this note to ask for your help.  As most of you know, this is not something I am comfortable doing, (or very good at), but at this point, I realize I can’t do it alone.  I need to have surgery and am asking for help in meeting the portion of my surgical and recovery costs not covered by my insurance policy.   Our family business has taken some major financial hits in the past year and we are not in a good financial position at this point.
 
I have been experiencing growing hip pain for the last several months. PT and cortisone shots did not relieve the pain. I have been diagnosed with FAI (hip impingement) and a torn labrum. Basically, my leg bone no longer fits into my hip socket correctly and is
pinching/tearing the cartilage that protects the hip joint.
 
To repair the current structure issue, cartridge damage and to reduce or avoid an early future hip replacement, my doctors are recommending I have hip surgery ASAP. I will be having surgery on April 27th. After the surgery, I will be rehabilitating for at least four months. This process includes two to three physical therapy sessions per week.
 
I am not allowed to return to work while doing rehab because my job requires I have full mobility. After two weeks off without pay, the company I work for offers short-term disability that pays 60% of my normal hourly rate but for only a 32 hour work week.
 
I have been working to save enough to make the down payment required by the hospital prior to surgery, but could use your help to pay for the balance of my deductible, the remaining 20% insurance does not cover, and also the co-pay for my physical therapy visits.
 
Even if you are not able to give, please know I appreciate your prayers and presence in my life.
 
One last note –
 
I realize that some folks are not comfortable with putting money through fund raising sites
like this. I have made arrangements to allow you to make a donation in my name directly
to my physical therapist and/or my surgery center. If you would like to use this method, please feel free to contact me and I will provide you with the contact information. That way, you know the money is being used to the cause to which it is given.
 
I am including a breakdown of my estimated out of pocket costs.  It is important to me that you have a clear understanding of where the money I’m asking for will be going:
 
Pre-surgery costs to meet deductible: $ 800
Surgery (20% of cost) $ 7,500
Physical Therapy $ 2,650 

**This includes co-pays and other needed therapy treatments
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Update for post-op:

Surgery went well. The surgeon shaved the head of my femur so that my leg bone fits correctly into my hip socket and repaired the labrum with sutures and 3 anchors to reattach it to the bone. He found some mild arthritis and said I had made the right decision to deal with this now rather than wait.

Again, thank you to all who have shared, donated, and offered kind words and thoughts. I am doing well so far and the pain is less than what I was having before surgery. Keep sharing if you can as I move through the next 4 months of dr. bills and physical therapy appointments.

Also, I am keeping a blog going of the humorous happenings so far as well as a general update.
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This week was a rough week - in terms of emotions. It's been up and down, back and forth, side to side, maybe this and maybe that as I try to convince my heart what my head already knows. My head knows surgery is a major undertaking and it is a good one term option for me. My heart and the very very stubborn side of me has been trying to figure out how to do enough PT and strength training and miracle cures to 'not need surgery.' So needless to say - tissue companies made money off of me this week as I had various and sundry melt downs. Lol.

Despite the fight in my mind, I have had many uplifting moments. I want to thank you all who have donated thus far, those who have kept me in prayers, those who have offered kind words, others who have been willing to run around and gather things for post-operation needs, people who have answered questions, the patience, and folks who just let me be me and not require me to be a peppy and happy go lucky person.

Surgery is Friday, April 27 at 11:00. With any luck - it will be a fairly routine fix for the labrum and bone shaving (to make my bones fit together correctly). If you have a moment, please share this post. Also, I appreciate any consideration of donations, prayers, and love.

Peace y'all!
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