Desperate For An Operation

£1,668 of £5,596 goal

Raised by 34 people in 28 months
In 2011 I had an emergency c-section & the baby belly never went down! I was advised this was a unfortunate issue a few people get & that I would require surgery (abdominoplasti) to fix it! NHS refuse to pay as my requirements for my muscles to be sewn up are just slightly under the criteria (my core muscles were split during pregnancy but the split was just under the requirement)! The tummy part was considered as cosmetic surgery & no funding available for 'non essential' operations in my area! I have appealed 3 times to the NHS to no avail! I was told nothing will make difference & I have spent almost 5 years exercising at least 5 times a week, I have dieted & lost weight yet the tummy has hardly improved! I have even been classed as underweight yet I still have a big bulging stomach! I now track everything that I eat & drink, I count calories, I take supplements, I make sure my macros (fat, carbs & protein) are at the right levels - I even drink over 3 litres of water a day!
https://www.theprivateclinic.co.uk/treatments/plastic-surgery/tummy-tuck-abdominoplasty

This has had a major effect on my life - from day to day activity and mental health! When having flu jabs the nurses congratulate me on being pregnant, supermarket staff ask my son if he's looking forward to being a big brother, lifeguards advised me not to use spa pool as I'm pregnant - needless to say these are situations I now try to avoid! Winter is easier - big coats hide most of it! Clothes shopping is a nightmare - I'm between a size 6/8 but buying trousers/skirts etc never ends well! I've lost count of the amount of times I've come home empty handed & very deflated! Exercising has helped me lose weight, tone up & improve my fitness however that's had its own issues with a hip issue that degenerates with exercise & becoming more limited week by week by what I can do! I am at the end of my tether and really need your help!
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Thank you for all your support + donations, without you this would never have happened!!
I will be deactivating the gofundme page shortly but I will continue to share my progress via Facebook!
night before v 2 weeks after
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It's actually the night before my operation! It feels like things moved so slowly for years and now it's happening so quick!! I'm looking forward to the results however daunted by the recovery! I will keep you all updated with before/after pics. Thank you to every one for the help + support.
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I would like to thank everyone for all the help + support with my campaign!!
The fact that my hip issues are a direct result of my diastasis recti has made me more determined to get this operation sorted!
Thanks to all the donations so far it has made it viable to 'pay' for the rest of the operation with credit + things have moved fast! I have been given a date for the operation + it will be happening on 31st July! I will keep you all updated with my progress, it's thanks to everyone here that this is possible!
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It's now been just over a year of trying to raise money! The craft fete was great, selling my story to a magazine raised more now onto the next challenge....
I'm thinking a sponsored event?? Just need to come up with the right thing! All suggestions welcomed.
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Dave Mcconnell
12 months ago

Wow .. you must be so pleased Cheryl.. all the very best for the future.. Dave

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£1,668 of £5,596 goal

Raised by 34 people in 28 months
Created April 23, 2017
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JE
£5
Jenni Ellaway
12 months ago

Thrilled for you. Let’s hope the op’ does all that you need it to do. Here’s to a happy future for you.

JF
£20
Jenny Fray
13 months ago

I hope you get your op done & it sorts all your physical issues. Lots of love

JE
£5
Jenni Ellaway
13 months ago

Small donation for you

JE
£5
Jenni Ellaway
14 months ago

Another little nudge on your journey.☺️☺️

GS
£160
Gold Sales
15 months ago (Offline Donation)
JE
£5
Jenni Ellaway
15 months ago

Well done with your fundraising.

SC
£178
Saving Cash
16 months ago (Offline Donation)
JE
£5
Jenni Ellaway
17 months ago

Nearly at £1,300-00

JE
£5
Jenni Ellaway
18 months ago

A little gift to celebrate the good news.

PS
£40
Pottery Sales
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
Dave Mcconnell
12 months ago

Wow .. you must be so pleased Cheryl.. all the very best for the future.. Dave

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