Medical & Living Expenses
I'm back home & on the mend now. However, I don't have medical insurance, I can't work for a while & I still have normal living expenses plus new ones.
I'm not one to ask for help unless I truly need it. And in this case, I do need help. I am applying for Obamacare & other types of assistance to help until I can get back into normal life again. But I don't know how long everything will take.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to read over my story. Every positive thought, every well wish & every prayer is appreciated even if you can't help financially.
Today, the 27th, I am headed to see the surgeon to have the staples removed & see what else he might have to tell me.
Thank you for blessing me. Its been a rough year for me, but with everyone's love & support, I have made it through.
I am alive! Surgery was Wednesday the 14th. Since then, I pretty much have been floating in a fog. The pain had been bearable but they changed them, and now I hurt really bad. :/
Trying to stay positive about everything, but finding it difficult. Hoping to bounce back today & be my cheery self again very soon.
Lots of love
So much has happened since I last updated.
I am happy to report that I finished my chemotherapy treatments! It was a happy/sad event. Happy because I was no longer getting killer drugs pumped through my body. Sad because I had gotten close to the nurses that had taken care of me & I will no longer see them all the time. We still keep in touch but it's not quite the same as seeing them on a regular basis. So I just want to send a super huge thank-you shout out to Wanda, Karla, Stephanie, and Hillary. You have been the greatest nurses anyone could ever ask for!!
I am sad to say that after 11 months of fighting this, the disability people denied my request.
Recovering has been slow, but progress is made everyday. My energy levels are finally semi-normal but when there are times when it is a struggle to get out of bed in the mornings.
Unfortunately, the tingling in my hands & feet did not improve after they changed my meds. In fact, it got much worse. My left foot remains numb or tingling most of the time and the result of that is that I have fallen several times. I had nerve testing done & they have said the tingling in my hands is definately carpal tunnel. And they can/will do surgery when I'm ready. The feet issues are being caused by a pinched nerve in my back. Still waiting to hear what canwill be done with that.
On to the best news! My reversal surgery for my colostomy has been set. Dec 14th! While I'm opened up, along with the reversal, he is going to fix the hernia caused be the colostomy, remove my gall bladder & have a total hysterectomy. The major concern is how long I will be under antistetic. My hospital stay will be anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. It will depend on when and how my colon decides to works. My at home recovery time is 6 to 8 weeks.
I realize that it is close to Christmas and everyone is preparing for the holidays, and I sincerely hate to ask for help again. But knowing I will not be about to work almost 2 months scares me. Bills still have to be paid & they don't care why I'm not out there working. Any amount helps. And it all adds up. If you are able to help, please do. If finances don't allow, please repost this & send good thoughts & prayers during this time. I am hopeful that by February I will be back to working full time & back to my crazy self!!!
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
And a special thank you to all that have given in the past and/or the future. The love & support means the world to me!!
Much love & good cheer!
P.S. Feel free to email (firstname.lastname@example.org), text, call or message me. I may not reply right away, but I promise I will.
I will also update around the 15th or 16th.
Thank you again.
No, lies, need pictures. :P Glad things are headed in the right direction for you. Prayers and happy thoughts are being passed along to you right now. YOU WILL GO TO MEGAPLEX IN 2017. :P :)
I hope you all know you made a difference in her life. Without you life would have been so much harder. Thank u for helping her stay positive:-)
Don't be afraid to ask questions, and call or email them later with more. Knowledge is power in this situation. Asking about nutrition, and how to keep your energy up is also something you need to inquire. You've got my email, Hollie, so feel free to email me. HUGS.