Hi, my name is Olivia and I am trying to raise some money to pay for a much needed eye exam. A few months ago i had a big scare when I was out with my family and my surroundings started spinning and i felt like i was going to pass out. I was so scared and didn’t know what was happening to me. Ever since then i have been struggling with daily dizziness, migraines, unbalance, and light/ sound sensitivity and I have had one other instance of intense vertigo. I have not been able to go to the grocery store without feeling dizzy, or even go get ice cream and sit outside with friends. The only thing that seems to help is laying down and closing my eyes. I have stopped working for the most part because it affects me so bad to the point where my anxiety goes through the roof. I havent been able to do the things I want with my friends and family which has put a huge amount of sadness on me. For the past three months I have been seeing doctors and doing research to figure out what is wrong with me. I spent hundreds of dollars at a chiropractor which isn’t doing anything for me. I have had multiple doctors appointments and they just tell me it’s anxiety. I have had anxiety for years and this is not just anxiety. BVD (Binocular Vision Disorder) is a vision problem that affects your eyes ability to work together. I have been doing lots of research and this is the only thing that describes what I have perfectly. There are only a very small amount of doctors that do testing for this, the closest one to me is only an hour away which I am thankful for. They contacted me because I placed at a 50 on their online test when you only need a 15 to be a candidate. I talked to them on the phone and they encouraged me to come be seen by the doctor, but then they told me they aren’t covered by insurance. The cost for the initial evaluation is $500. Then another $500 to get treatment and a follow up appointment. Now, I am only 19 and I have been out of work for the most part due to my issues. I simply can’t afford this but I know this will help me get my life back. I have stressed out my mother enough to ask her for help when I know she can’t afford it either. I have an eye appointment coming up but they do basic testing that won’t detect problems that I know in my gut i have. Even if I just raised $500 to get the initial evaluation I would be brought to tears because doing that and knowing what is wrong with me will lift so much anxiety and stress and worry off of me. I just want my life back. Thank you anything helps.
I am a 30 year old single mom of two. Recently, we found out that my son has a cyst on his brain that overtakes his entire left frontal lobe. We went to the doctor today and she said that he is going to need surgery. He has a disease called Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome. This disease puts him in a higher risk bracket for developing certain cancers and tumors. We are at the hospital about 6 times a month doing scans, bloodwork, and check ups. This being the situation, I am not able to work as much as necessary to afford an expensive surgery. He just turned 1 in May. He’s already gone through 2 other surgeries that I am still paying on. He’s weathered so much to be so young. He is definitely a warrior. His surgery is going to cost over $10,000. I’m just asking for any little bit of help that I can get. I will greatly appreciate it and it will help us tremendously on getting my son back on track to overcome all of his obstacles.
Thank you so much. My PayPal is @jenbby92
I am 23 years old and graduated with my master’s degree a year ago. I worked through school (sometimes 3 jobs at a time) and was able to gain both my degrees as a first generation college student at a reasonable price. Because I was paying my way through school, I was never able to build up savings as everything went directly back into schooling. Luckily, I landed a wonderful full time job the week after graduation, and have been working there ever since. The past year was great, had even started developing a savings account for emergency and rainy day expenses. It wasn’t a lot, I was still living paycheck to paycheck essentially, but it gave me some sense of security.
But things took a shift about two months ago. I got covid, ended up missing almost 3 weeks of work (unpaid) due to my work’s covid policies. That left me to rely on my savings to pay for rent, the medical costs, and basic necessities for that considerably chunk of pay lost.
Outside of medical costs for covid, I am also dealing with a back injury that requires multiple procedures and a crazy amount of physical therapy to fix. The physical therapy alone (even with health insurance and copays) will cost me upwards of $1500 if I go as often as my doctor is saying is required for pre and post op care. This pain is crazy, constant, and sharp and greatly interfering with my daily life, and I do not wish to go on disability since I have a job I love and hoping to make a long term career of. But losing almost a month of pay has made this near impossible to continue to budget for, I am now at the point where I will not be able to continue treatment, and will more than likely have to start over at some future date if the pain does not force me to leave the workforce before then.
I started working a second job to try to make up for this, but my luck got even worse. I had a tire on my car blow on the highway while commuting to work. (yet another day of pay lost) and the tow truck and expense of putting a new tire, I ended up having to put all that and my expenses in the meantime on my credit card.
The final straw that left me in a desperate attempt for more funds is the fact that my landlord just confirmed that she is renovating my and my roommate’s apartment and we will not be able to continue our lease in the end of August. That has left us scrambling to find a place, but I now cannot afford moving costs and/or rent deposits or the now considerably raised rent prices that have hit this area in the past year. I already live in the cheapest apartment in town, and live 42 miles away from work (not odd in my area, the city where I work is beyond crazy expensive). I now take a 2 hour train every day to and from work in an attempt to save money now that all these expenses have come up. I cannot afford to move further away from work with transport costs, and definitely cannot afford to move closer even with a roommate or two given my current finances.
This series of unfortunate events has left me a bit hopeless, as I am already sacrificing my health (picking and choosing needed treatments), quality of life (living so far from the city where I work) and my housing security (not being able to afford moving) in order to avoid getting myself in bigger debt, but there is no light at the end of the financial tunnel yet. My family is in worse financial shape that I am and live 800 miles away, so I can’t even look to them for help.
Anything to help me break this downward cycle and build up of debt would be much appreciated. I will surely pay it forward for years to come.
I’m 24 and I live in the UK. I’m currently seriously unwell and have been basically housebound unable to work for about 6 months. I am appealing to you for something incredible, a little help to save my life and an opportunity to have a fresh start and make the most of that gift.
The National Health Service in this country have completely let me down. They have repeatedly misdiagnosed me and now can’t even get me an appointment for a consultation with a gynaecologist for several months. If they then agree to operate I could be on a waiting list for a further year. I was sent to a specialist a few months ago who diagnosed me with chronic fatigue. A family member then paid for me to see a private gynaecologist and have scans done. I was diagnosed with advanced endometriosis, adenomyosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. I have been tried on all possible medical treatments for managing this, but the delays in diagnosis by the NHS have meant that the diseases are so advanced that nothing has worked. I now require a hysterectomy.
Without the surgery I will continue to live in severe and crippling pain. I have lost 27kg in the space of a few months and am now just skin and bone. We have managed to slow down my weight loss using vitamin supplements and meal replacement shakes with protein powder. I’m losing my hair and am not sure if it will grow back.
My GP has been aware of all of this as it has happened but has showed little interest except to say I have been referred to a specialist. Even when I cried on the phone to my GP and said I couldn’t live like this anymore and wanted to be dead, they just asked me a different question and then ended the call. I am in discussions with solicitors about medical negligence, but for now I just need to focus on getting the surgery done.
I am heartbroken at the idea of losing my uterus and fertility. I am young and have my whole life ahead of me. Me and my partner had plans for our future that involved children, and it is so difficult to accept that that may not get to be the case. However it is now a matter of life and death. Unless I present to A&E bleeding so profusely that I’m about to die, the NHS will not help me urgently. They will let me sit at home in agony, unable to work or go out or enjoy anything at all. They will let me waste away and sink deeper and deeper into depression and despair.
The private gynaecologist I saw has offered me the surgery. It could be booked for a months time if I can find the funds for it. I do not see any other way that I can, essentially, survive. Physically I am wasting away but mentally I cannot cope with the pain and suffering I am enduring. If I have to wait to see someone on the NHS and then be on a waiting list for surgery I just will not be able to cope with it. I have already had to be talked out of suicide several times. There is a good chance that even once I see a gynaecologist on the NHS they won’t agree to operate, at least not at first, because a hysterectomy at my age is considered controversial.
I have a way in front of me to heal, to get back to health and happiness, to get back to working and contributing to society and chasing my dreams of becoming a doctor (I am currently on leave from medial school due to the illness). But I am stuck because I have no savings and because I am not from a wealthy family. My mother and partner have used their savings to support me while I cannot work and to pay for the private consultation. But there is no way we could afford the surgery even on finance, and I have no other friends or family I could ask.
I ask of you something incredibly precious. An opportunity at life, at a new start, and getting to be who I want to be and to do the best that I can. I have had a hard life up until now, I had a traumatic incident as a child that I still recieve therapy for, I lived with chronic pain from age 10 to 21. I had a severe mental illness, and I cared full time for my nan from age 18. Now this illness feels like a tipping point where I can either give up, or fight like hell and turn everything around. I want to be a doctor and I want to live a full and happily life with my partner. We want to adopt children, and lots of dogs, and just be happy. This is the start of that.
The level of gratitude I would feel if you were to help me, and allow all that to happen, would be inexplicable. I am in the darkest moments of my life right now, but once I am through this I will never forget the kindness shown to me and will work to repay it in one form or another. I aim to get involved with campaigning for a more equal provision of gynaecology care in this country and to help support women with the kinds of illnesses I have had. My partner is also very ambitious with his own business and hopes one day to have enough money that every week we can log on to a website like GoFundMe and donate to a load of worthy causes.
I am asking for £10,000. This would cover all costs associated with the surgery plus the preoperative CT scan they have asked for.
I truly hope that there is a way you can help me but understand the gravity of what I am asking for. Thank you for reading and considering this request.
The quick synopsis:
I am vibrant, youthful, fun, nurturing, creative and only recently found out why I’ve had debilitating pain in my body for the past 14 years: Lipedema. I’m eternally optimistic and believe we can heal from anything which is why, despite every medical professional in the area telling me there is no cure, I found a doctor 3,000 miles away that knows how to reverse this incapacitating condition.
I also look forward to sharing, as a living example, that there is a cure for Lipedema. Doctors who told me I’d never be cured, and other patients suffering with this ailment, do not need to feel hopeless.
I’m asking for a total of $100k to help cover the cost of these 3 procedures that are only partially covered by insurance. And what I want you to know is that by helping me, you’re helping others. I am committed to dedicating my pain free life to giving back – to my family, to my community and to those in need. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
The longer version:
I am vibrant, youthful, fun, nurturing, creative and only recently found out why I’ve had debilitating pain in my body for the past 14 years: Stage 2 Lipedema (see photo below).
Even though multiple Lipedema ‘expert’ MD’s in Manhattan said there is no cure, I wouldn’t accept that answer. I’m eternally optimistic and believe we can heal from anything.
AND THEN I FOUND A DOCTOR WHO HAS BEEN HEALING LIPEDEMA FOR 25+ YEARS!!!
His name is Dr. David Amron and after just 1 procedure I’m pain free in my ankles, calves, knees and arms for the first time in years.
But I’m deeply in debt from the 1st procedure and need $100,000 to cover the costs of this 1st surgery and the remaining two procedures.
To put this in perspective, my body has ached for 14+ years after any type of exercise (including hikes, power walks or gentle squats or weightlifting). I’ve shied away from living an active lifestyle because of the pain, even though I’ve done everything in my power to live a healthy life.
For example, to eliminate inflammation I’ve cut out gluten, dairy & sugar and I even follow intermittent fasting which allows my body to heal at a rapid rate. But my thighs down to my ankles (plus arms) have kept spreading in girth with multiplying diseased fat cells & inflammation, my lymph is blocked from the fat cells, fibrosis & nodules… and the pain keeps growing.
Now my torso is spreading from the multiplying diseased fat cells, too.
Dr. Amron performed the first procedure for me in late April (calves, ankles and arms). The swelling and pain are gone. And next he will do my knees & thighs… and finally my torso.
It’s difficult for most people to ask strangers for money, but my thought is that I’ve found a solution with Dr. Amron that will help me be able to continue living an even healthier more vibrant life after I’m able to get the full 3 procedures with him. And as my health, mobility and vitality increase, I’ll be able to give back to society.
I also look forward to sharing that there is, indeed, a cure for this little known or understood condition. My story can give hope and healing to many others.
One of my favorite everyday ways to ‘give back’ is to help the people around me (cleaning lady who barely knows English and works hard to raise her two children after leaving her alcoholic husband, the handyman who works with a smile but I can see he’s in a great deal of pain, my nephew’s 70 year old nanny who has very little but gives anything she can to those around her in need…). I have an empathetic gift of being able to sense the pain of others (both emotional and physical). I have so much to offer and care deeply for those around me.
These surgeries with Dr. Amron will allow me to thrive and be the best human I can be on this planet.
I work in my personal life as a holistic healer and energy medicine practitioner. I also sell Medicare Supplement plans to seniors and the disabled. So I am paying for as much as possible on my own, and the cost is over $100,000:
Surgery fees are $89,500 + air travel, hotel and manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) twice a week for 6 weeks – after all 3 surgeries! So it’s 18 weeks of 2 MLDs – at $260/each totaling $9,360).
I’ve already seen how much better I can be & feel with just one surgery. Please help me pay off that first surgery and now get the next two procedures. I am asking for a total of $100,000 to heal my diagnosis of Stage 2 Lipedema.
I guarantee this will help so many more than just me, because I am a nurturer by nature.
I’m looking forward to how much more I can accomplish and become without this daily pain; including raising awareness with Lipedema Doctors & Patients that there is a cure.
Much gratitude to those who are inspired to help from reading my story. Thank you.
$100,000 total requested
$89,500 for all 3 surgical procedures
$9,360 for MLF (manual lymphatic drainage twice weekly for 18 weeks)
$10,500 ($3500 each surgery for travel from NY to CA, taxis & hotel)
In October of 2021, my wife lost her mother. It has been a very difficult time for the both of us. She was sick with lung cancer which had spread to multiple organs and bones. During her treatments she lived with us until it got to the point where she had to be in the hospital. We did everything we could for her and she fought as hard as she could until it took her life last year. At the time she did not have any insurance so you can imagine how much all of the treatments and everything costed. It ended up being close to $30,000 after just a few months. Since she passed we have taken on the debt and it’s just too much for us to handle. We both work but between all of our bills and everything else we have to pay we can’t really make any progress on them. Anything at this point will help greatly. We appreciate any help from anyone that is willing to donate. Thank you so much and hope you all have a great day.
My name is Sierra (F30)
I am here to ask you for financial help. I’m not sure what the best way to start is…but I think maybe explaining what I need, why I need it and then a little bit about myself.
Our home needs a new roof. Estimated 10k-16k depending on if we choose the same roof material or upgrade it.
I’m in debt over 15k for medical bills. My husband is about 6k in medical debt.
About 100k in other debts between my husband and myself. Most of which is on our mortgage roughly 69k and our car 22k
We have a single credit card that basically stays maxed out from both our rx costs and doctors appointment co-pays for my husband.
My husband is trying to postpone back surgery in his C4-C7 vertebrae. He is currently undergoing physical therapy. He has a disk that is protruding and pushing into his spinal cord causing nerve issues. His left arm is constantly sensitive and painful at times to the touch.
We both are diabetic type 2. His with minor issues, mine is without complications.
I struggle with mental health issues. Im diagnosed PTSD OCD Chronic Depression Anxiety and Trichotillomania.
We make 50k a year with my husbands income. We live in texas and have a 40 mile commute to the nearest city for work. With gas and grocery cost on the rise we have been really struggling. We have borrowed from both our parents and grandparents over the last couple years to keep food on the table.
I have a hard time managing my mental health and this affects my ability to keep employment very long. My last job I had put our department on furlough mid 2020 and layed most of us off at the start of 2021. This combination with the pandemic and financial struggles sent me spiraling. I finally found a lower income clinic that would see me without insurance as we can’t afford to add me on my husbands. I’ve been in treatment since middle of August 2021. Therapy virtual appointments near weekly basis with the exception of a couple months when my therapist was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. She’s doing better and should be back in the office full time this month. I’m also seen by another doctor who handles my mental health rx side. We are looking at starting a treatment called EMDR soon. I hope it helps.
I want to feel calm and happy. Mostly I’m anxious and afraid of everything. I think if I could stop being like this I might actually accomplish something. I wonder what it would be like to actually enjoy things without worrying the other shoe is going to drop constantly.
I also hope someday we will be well off enough to not worry we wont make the bills if I want to buy that birthday cake or new shoes. To not always be in the hole at the beginning of payday. To actually have savings and not live paycheck to paycheck.
I’m scared. I’m scared if my husband needs this surgery. Im scared if I get sick or injured we will be so far in debt we will lose everything.
He has tried to find a better job but with his back its a no as most of them require lifting or being on feet long periods.
I’m trying to get disability but it’s a long process.
We applied for food stamps and aid for health care for me but they say we make too much.
I’m not really sure what else to do other than ask for help here. We are doing everything we can but it’s not enough. It’s frustrating and exhausting to try so hard and still get no where.
Please if you can, if you are willing; help me find a way to get us out of this situation. Anything at this point will help. Any funds received will go towards medical bills, Rx, food, a roof. If we receive enough beyond those we will pay on our credit card, mortgage and car.
I have grew up in care, from when I was taken from my mother at an early age of 3, from which point my teeth were already doomed due to lack of care from my biological mother. From then on out they feel out and my adult teeth started coming through. From the age of 11 I was attacked in school due to being in care and my two from teeth were knocked out. From then on they was repeatedly fixed as they kept failing. Then I was given fixed Braces to help straighten my teeth from being attacked. I was then kicked out of my Foster parents care due to my own wrong doing as a result of all the years of torment and mental trauma, the lack of family love etc just sent me off the rails. I went from hostel to hostel and never got a dentist whilst still haven’t these braces in. After falling down the wrong path of drugs, cocoaine mdma I got tired of them and removed them myself which in turn left the ub glue on my teeth, from the age of 16 I have been passed from pillar to post in regards of a dentist. At this point I have been awarded compensation as a result of my attack to help pay for future treatment but was never given it by my Foster parents who applied for the compensation. To this day at the age of 30 I have no idea how much was awarded or anything. My two from teeth where then broken again through a violent ex partner who assaulted me on many occasions. Upon leaving this relationship and missing front teeth for quite a while I decided id had enough and seemed dental help from the NHS. This was in 2018. Since then I have had many teeth removed due to being told false information, information not being processed into a computer when done and many other reasons. I was informed that I could have my teeth repaired but will need more work int he future as eventually they will fully rot away. I was told if I agree to have them removed I will be given fixed dental implants, so naturally I agreed as this would be alot better than dentures or false teeth. However after these teeth have been removed I was told I would never get fixed implants on the NHS and would cost me around the sum of 23 thousand pounds. If I had known this I would never have agreed for the removal of the teeth and had then fixed. I have since then been issued a denture that dosnt fit correctly my bottom back teeth were removed and no denture has been issued at all. I literally cannot eat anything hard and have absolute no body fat as a result of this. I also suffer from anemia which is made alot worse by the lack if food. Anything I can gather together to help me along mt journey of regaining my teeth, my smile and my dignity. I haven’t ever had the chance to take my girlfriend of 4 years to a restaurant and can barely eat at home and it does take its toll. I have gained anxiety from not haven’t teeth, I have had people comfuse me for homeless drug addicts several times. I get judged in job interviews. I literally cannot eat and drink k in public as I’m emvaressad and ashamed of my mouth. I can’t use my denture to help improve my eating as it just falls out I have been going back and forth to a dentist now for 2 years after having teeth removed and all I have had done is a faulty denture and a half hearted temp filling over the space of two years they have cancelled many times told me false information and I simply don’t have the will to keep going another ten years not being able to eat normaly or even speak to strangers comfortably without being judged. It will not let me upload images as files are to large but I can be contacted and pics can be emailed for proof etc. I will even do jobs or work if possible to help
Hey, most people call me Jan, and I typically am the one who people come to for help, but recently I’ve had a bit of a setback in life and this unexpected journey has been both humbling and scary for me. I’m at the very beginning of this journey and I’m also the main source of income for my Family. Unfortunately I have plenty of documents from my neurologist I could share, or even comparisons of my paystubs, bank statements (with private information hidden of course) to prove it if you would need any proof of it as I I know there are plenty of scammers out there, which is really sad honestly. I’ve had to take time off of work, and anyone who knows what it’s like to have unexpected medical emergencies and costs related to that such as travel, medications, and whatnot knows what it’s like to try and get EI, short term disability, or any compensation and expenses when it all hits you.
Its really challenging and in some cases not even possible for me to try and pay bills right now, and NSF fees build up really quickly.
Yes, my husband has a job, but losing 2/3 of your expected monthly income is not easy to manage when it’s unexpected. It’s so crazy how hard it is to get immediate compensation and how hard it is to get paperwork filled out to even begin the process.
I wish I would have seen this coming and had time to prepare but ontop of being unwell I also don’t know how I’m going to do groceries this week. I’m under so much stress and my note from my neurologist specifically says to take it easy and this certainly isn’t helping. Any help at all, even a little just to fill my fridge right now would take a load off my shoulders.
My story is that I used to have a credit score of 750+ travelled every single year, had a savings, RRSP, and was on my way to my dream life and treated everyone like the sugar momma I was at 23- I mean food was always my treat, hotels, manicures, pedicures, you name it! I always treated my friends, and I always gave everything I could to my family and people in need, I was just a generous person, and not because I felt like it made me a good person but because it was who I am.
Long story short, in 2019 I moved to the city to go to school and further my career, lost a family member suddenly, had to fly over seas unexpectedly so I had to pull some money from my savings, I was there for a few months tying up loose ends and still paying bills back home. When I got back home I got really sick, had medical expenses and was still not working. I went back to work, and then I got sick not long after again, was unemployed for 6 months, went into debt, took out loans, got into a hole.
I filed bankruptcy and started to work as hard as I could to get back on my feet. I’ve recently found out I might have a tumour in my brain, and I’ve had to take off a lot of time and now im behind again. I’ve started a clothing brand, but it hasn’t taken off so I can’t rely on any revenue from that. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter hard I worked then, how nice of I person I am, and how much money I used to have..
Now I’m just Jan, I’ve entered a scary chapter of unexpected medical expenses and loss of work, and I need someone, well, your help.
I grew up low income, my parents worked and continue to work really hard, and don’t have the means to support me and I wouldn’t ask them to, although I’m sure they’d try to if they knew I was struggling so hard to pay the bills right now.
It’s hard to ask for help, especially in this economy.
I appreciate every contribution, especially the smallest ones.
My name is Tori, I am a young Mom of a little boy. In 2020, I decided to leave my 9 year Marketing job to follow a passion of mine for healthcare, I was able to get a fit in the door as a receptionist at a Dental Clinic, then got the opportunity to try Dental Assisting and I fell in love with it. I work in a pediatric office and I have such a passion for helping kids and/or disabled adults with dental anxiety.
Unfortunately, when the Pandemic hit I was laid off for months, and during that time my mental health completely deteriorated, I was drinking a lot of alocohol and taking medications like Benzos just to get through the day. I ended up trying to end my life on Easter Sunday 2021 after a week long binge, and that is when my life changed forever. I went into a Psychiatric hospital and did intense trauma therapy and completely changed my perspective on life. Now, I live with joy everyday of my life and I have passion for life again. Feeling joy that I haven’t felt since I was a child.
With that hard year, came a loss of my job. When it came time for my Medical leave to be over, I was welcomed back with open arms, but only part time due to short provider staffing. I truly feel as if I owe my life to that tiny dentist office because going in there with my kids *patients* and knowing that I am changing some of their perspectives on life as well completely fulfills my heart, but, on a Dental Assistant salary in this upcoming likely recession, I’m not going to monetarily survive. A few years ago I was able to buy a home for my son and I and now, making $16.25 an hour, driving 24 miles to work and back everyday, and only getting a couple full days of work a week, I am honestly scared. I am already behind on home payments and I have a giant pile of medical bills from my Hospital stay that are on my back as well.
I try to go into every day with a positive mindset and not show my worries or frustrations on my patients or son, but as I sit here at 1am on a Sunday night, applying for another onset of 10-20 jobs, I cant help but swallow my pride and finally realize that there are in fact good, genuine people out there that want to help me. So, here I am. Blabbing on and on about all my problems, on a site that may or may not be real, with a low chance someone will see this, relying on my tiny bit of faith left in humanity, for someone, somewhere to help me.
I hope this isn’t too overwhelming to read as I can drag on topic and over explain, but thank you so much for reading and getting to the end. If I’m not the person for you to help, that is okay. I just want to send my gratitude that there is someone like you that is willing to help a total stranger.
Good vibes to everyone out there struggling right now. Things are hard but as my tiny little Gran often told me, “Nothing yucky lasts forever”.
Peace with you all,
Hi, I am a 29 year old loner with major anxiety issues and never felt like I was on the same track as my peers. I grew up in an unhealthy and emotional neglectful environment, I’m not saying that for sympathy, I’m saying it for context as to why I’m having the issues I’m having now. Young girls tend to be over looked when it comes to neurological disorders and delayed development, especially in the 20th century. Unfortunately due to this, and the Involvement of a narcissistic single mother who would always make sure I was always aware of her needs and misfortunes well before my own. I grew up raising my older brother, who had been lucky enough to be diagnosed with autism, I say lucky because it meant nothing was ever his fault! So after spending my childhood very much aware and in some ways responsible for my mother’s and brothers issues and emotions I learnt very quickly to neglect my own. Coming into adolescent’s this lead to troubled friendships, doing whatever I felt like I needed to to do to fit in or even just be noticed. I always felt like there was just something that people didn’t like about me, something I was doing wrong. But again I couldn’t think to much into those thoughts when I had my mothers reckless and addictive behaviour to feel responsible for. I was always told I was very wise for my age, but when you have no outlets for your own emotional struggles you tend to gain wisdom through being that support for others, because again I was programmed to believe my problems where disruptive, disrespectful and ungrateful. Anyhoo, now at 29 and after a lot of time coming to terms with my own right to health services and answers as to why I didn’t fit in with my peers, why I was always bullied for “being weird” and why that never actually seemed to change after all these year. I was officially diagnosed with borderline personality disorder is 2018, which was not a surprise, but definitely took me a while to adjust to accepting that I do have my own issues that are allowed to be addressed. So I started my journey with therapy, which has added Autism and most recently ADHD, to my seemingly ever growing list of diagnosis that would of been very obviously but not nearly important enough in my youth. I have always maintained steady work, I have changed jobs a few times, always trying to find the right fit, I have a much better handle on what works for me nowadays thankfully. Although between the cost of living and the endless appointments and assessments that I definitely should have had as a child, I find these expenses quite overwhelmingly. I continue CBT therapy with a psychologist once a month, but my goal would be to attend therapy fortnightly. I know I have a lot of trauma to work through and I have at least accepted that now. But I also have these diagnosis that require life long treatments and medications. I recently seen a psychologist for a medication review, it was $600+ Up front, thankfully with a $300 rebate. But the upfront cost is Still more than a weeks worth of my wage. All I want is to better myself and utilise the health programs and resources we have, but that does involve deciding whether I eat that week or not. I don’t do drugs and I don’t drink, I have in the past with obviously negative results. I want to be a civil part of society, I want to understand what my diagnoses mean for me now as an adult, I want to have the opportunities for services and recourses that I would of had if I had of been diagnosed as a child rather than overlooked.
Anyway this is my story, I’m just a neurological diverse adult trying to juggle the average day to day life and the constant, and ever overwhelming battle for my mental stability. Any support would be appreciated with every ounce of my being, I don’t have anyone to reach out to, which is what has brought me here, so why not hey? If you’ve made it this far, I thank you with my whole heart, you deserve all the health and happiness in the world. Thank you,
my pay pal me is – @renees11
This is something I wouldn’t do in a million years.. but my mother 49 years old was recently diagnosed with cancer, she is a strong woman and has been fighting it for a few months and just now told us what was going on. She has ductile carcinoma which affects the glands in her breast. She will have to have her breasts removed ontop of chemo to hopefully remove the cancer. I think we have the chemo figured out but we have no idea what to do about her bills afterwards or her surgery.. if anyone could please help me out on getting our mother taken care of I would be so grateful!
Hello! My husband works long hours everyday to help provide for our family and to give us the best life he can. He works 5-6 days a week and wakes up at 4AM every morning to get ready for work, is out the door by 4:30, and isn’t home until after 6-7pm. It takes him 1 hr and 10 min to get to work and 1 1/2-2 hrs to get home, depending on traffic. We have 2 children that I stay home with.
We desperately need help getting caught up on medical bills but also we have things falling apart in our house that we can’t just fork out the money to buy right now like our washer and dryer, kitchen faucet, etc. It’s been one thing after another and just keeps piling up. Both kids will also be getting the same procedure done next month that’s going to cost us a few hundred per child, and that’s with insurance. Between gas (which my husband uses a lot of) and food prices, medical bills piling up and things falling apart in the house, we can’t get caught up on our own. If you are able to help in any way, we would be forever grateful. It will help with our stress and worries and help us to breathe a little easier. 🙏🙏❤😊 God bless.
After having children and gaining weight I reached a top weight of 303lbs. My health was being impacted, my family was struggling due to my limitations, and my mental health declined.
In September of 2018 I finally had enough and began working my (literal) butt off. After now 4 years of making healthy dietary choices, lots of yoga, and bunches of squats I was approved to have the loose skin removed.
This is where my plea begins. 120lbs of weight-loss left me with loose skin, abdominal muscle separation, and frequent rashes. I’ve worked so hard to come to where I am now and am only being limited by how expensive getting all this skin removed can be. Your help would mean the universe to me. To finally be free from the mental and physical fight I daily battle would change my life.
Please read my little story and I need your kind help.
On June 10 this year, I was invited to a meeting room by my doctor at Toronto and was informed of the final diagnosis: stage IV hypofractionated gastric cancer. The doctor told me: you have to decide whether to start treatment here as soon as possible or go back to your home country, because once you start chemotherapy, you may not have a chance to get on the plane back to your home country if you develop serious complications.
Because of the COVID, I didn’t have any family or friends with me in Canada, I had a 20 cm long incision on my stomach from the biopsy, and I was facing the news alone in a hospital in a foreign country with pain, I was shocked, disbelieved, and devastated until I finally calmed down.
I was only 25 years old, I had just graduated with a master’s degree and passed the CPA exam, and I thought I was about to start my career, but this accident completely disrupted my life plan and made me realize what the world is like.
During this period of time, illness and torture filled almost every day, because the spread of cancer cells compressed the urinary system and produce a lot of ascites, had to insert several tubes in the body to live; because of chemotherapy immune deficiency constantly infected hospitalized on the operating table up and down more than hundreds of needles all over the body, almost all the veins in the arm were picked open ……
It is not always optimistic and strong, it is not that I have never closed myself off, it is not that I have never thought of giving up, this matter of fighting cancer, only those who are experiencing it know how cruel and torturous it is.
The good thing is that I have the greatest parents in the world, who have gone to great lengths to encourage me and take care of me from across the ocean. I also had the strongest family and friends in the world, countless video calls, flowers, gifts, letters of encouragement, giving me unspeakable love and courage. And the doctors and nurses who treated me, non-family members but dedicated to their work.
So I can’t give up. I am still young, and if I persist, I may be able to wait for a miracle. So many researchers all over the world are working on cancer drugs, maybe next year, the year after, the year after that or some future drug will be suitable for me to be cured. I know that fighting cancer is a long and arduous journey. But it’s always wonderful to have hope, so go for it and be brave with the love and support of so many people!
I would like to share my symptoms before my diagnosis. There is no history of cancer in my family. I had trouble swallowing food for a few months before I was diagnosed. I thought it was gastritis and I didn’t want to go to the hospital because of the epidemic, so I didn’t go for a gastroscopy until I had some pain in my abdomen at the end of May and I thought it was appendicitis, but on the third day after the pain didn’t decrease, I was urged by my mom to go to the hospital.
Many symptoms of gastric cancer are similar to gastritis and gastric ulcer, so many people are diagnosed in the middle and late stages. I hope you must pay more attention to your body and seek medical treatment in time if you have any discomfort.
I’ve had seven chemotherapy sessions, and I’ll have a CT exam in November, so I hope there’s good news. Go for it 💪
Finally, may the world be free of cancer