Laser Back Surgery Medical Fund

$2,735 of $15k goal

Raised by 35 people in 24 months
Greggory Garland  MESA, AZ
Hello All, My name is Gregg. I'm the father of one great bubbly kid and I found out the end of last year I need to have a fourth back surgery, (yes 4, last year 2014 I had the 3rd a spinal fusion of 5 of my lower disk).  Before I had the 3rd surgery my left upper leg atrophied and I lost the muscle to the area above and at the knee.  I wanted to try something less invasive this time around as every surgery has been 3 months to a year of very little activity and it is also mentally crushing.  The laser surgery I would like to have I found out Friday is going to cost me $15000 out of pocket and plus my 2k deductible (which I had saved up for, so I have that)

Currently if I stop working out at any point my upper body will atrophy as my left leg did, so as you can guess I try to get as much exercise in as I can.  This new issue which is bulging disk at the C1 - C5 area is causing horrible artritis and pain in my arms, shoulders and down my spine. Currently I'm only taking over the counter medication and tiger balm which helps a bit for the most part but after researching this laser surgery I should be  out of pain, plus it is minimally invasive and no hospital stay. Just to note, I do have insurance they are only covering about 75% of the cost

I'm hoping and praying that I can get some help with this and have this taken care of before I have problems like I did before my last surgery.  To anyone that does donate to my campaign, bless you and thank you so very much for your support.
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Update 8
Posted by Gregg Garland
19 months ago
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Hey Everyone,
I am sorry I have not done an update in a bit. Well wasn't getting very far
and kinda was giving up on this. About 2 months ago I met a guy (in his 70's)
that had some of the same pain I had, he had horrible arthritis in his
shoulders, back and arms. Someone told him about this Therapy so he looked
into it. It's called Bowen therapy and hailed out of Australia. He explaned
the entire procedure to me, and how the procedure worked. he had 2 sessions and
his pain was gone. that was 2.5 years ago.

So, his therapist was in Prescott, she studied with the originator of this
procedure and he thought would be my best bet. So I checked it out. I have
had 2 sessions (yes I drive from Mesa AZ. to Prescott, AZ). The very first session
80% of the arthritis pain was gone, the drop foot is about 60% healed, the tightness
I felt where the metal rods and screws in my lower back is gone. She also
noticed my jaw was tight and fixed that, stopped me from grinding my teeth
also. Most of the numbness in my lower half is gone. It's been great and I
have been telling everyone (almost everyone) about this. I am supposed to have
8 sessions or so, she thinks after 3 I'll be good. I think it might be more
but we'll see. I'm going to give this a few months before I just say, Hey, I'm
Good!
Thank everyone for your support. I am using the funds for gas and the therapy.
I hope this fixes everything for me and others I've sent to try this.
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Update 7
Posted by Gregg Garland
21 months ago
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Well I have not posted this in sometime. I get depressed thinking about it. Going very slow. I'm hoping every will share and if I can get 500 - 600 people to give between $10 and $25 dollars I'll be close enough and can charge the rest or something.
Thanks everyone for your help and Support. No big health changes, the pain started back last week really bad, I think it's because I missed drinking my supple supplement a lot the last month. Back on it though.

Thanks again.
G....
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Update 6
Posted by Gregg Garland
23 months ago
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Just an update on my health. right arm and pec are starting to atrophy fast, Have lost about 50% of strength on that side as of yesterdays attempt to keep working out. Left side is at about a 20% loss. I'm not giving up.
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Update 5
Posted by Gregg Garland
23 months ago
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No new progress, but hopeful.
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$2,735 of $15k goal

Raised by 35 people in 24 months
Created April 6, 2015
Greggory Garland  
$100
Anonymous
19 months ago
$40
Anonymous
20 months ago
RR
$100
Rey Rey
20 months ago
KF
$100
Kim Fagan-Wiseman
21 months ago

Thinking of you and hoping the pain is manageable. Xxoo

BJ
$200
Bertha Jones
22 months ago

Praying, all go well for you and daughter!

SN
$100
Steve Najim
22 months ago
$20
Joseph Manna
23 months ago

Keep fighting the good fight!

SI
$100
SJ Isom
23 months ago

Only ever lots of love Gregg.

$50
Anonymous
23 months ago
SG
$30
Sterling Grogg
23 months ago
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