Hi! my name is Josh,
I’m sorry that it’s a long read, here’s a summary so I may not take too much of your time, the more detailed version will go after this, photos will be at the end:
-I was diagnosed with colon inflammation and kidney stones after 3 days of burning pain. Prior to this I never had medical problems.
-My aunt died to coronavirus the very same day I got diagnosed, we lived together.
-The virus was already inside the house, my other aunt, cousin and I tested positive for Coronavirus in the following week, I was still recovering from the stones and colon while I got the Corona symptoms.
-The very next month after Corona, I developed a constant ringing in my ears similar to tinnitus if it’s not tinnitus itself (which has lasted for almost 6 months until and I still have it), I however do not have ear damage to justify tinnitus. I developed a skin disease in my chest as well (still have it). The were no medical reasons found other than Corona, I never had any medical problems until Corona.
-Due to Corona I got joint weakness which developed into tendonitis in hands, feet, and the rest of my joints.
-Can’t work due to tendonitis, can’t pay for treatment anymore, the money I had saved I expend in appointments, medicine, medical tests, treatment, therapy. I ran out of money, then my mother helped me paying from that point on, and we are almost out of money. We have about less than 150 dollars between the two of us.
-The house I live in will be sold to pay inheritance to distant family, this event started with the passing of my aunt, we will have to find somewhere else to live when that happens, and I don’t have money for that.
-I currently have a skin disease, ringing in my ears and arms and legs tendonitis.
-Treatment is helping me, but I ran out of money, to the point that I have to live with my skin disease and ringing ears until I can solve the tendonitis so that I might get to work again so that I may pay my medical and living expenses.
-Writing this message with pain and tendon stiffness from an almost broken laptop.
-Really really sorry to ask, but I had very bad luck and I need your help. I thank you very much and wish you and your loved ones the best of luck in this pandemic, whether or not you can help me.
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This is the long version:
In July 20th 2020 (still in quarantine), after three days of pain and nights of barely sleeping because of the burning pain in my lower back, I was diagnosed with colon inflammation and kidney stones, the stones were big enough that they could still be treated without surgery, I took this as a blessing (I had no money for surgery, let alone my family), I was told to follow the treatment and avoid stress, because that would make things worse…
In that same day, right after returning home to begin my treatment, we (my brother and aunt M) noticed that my aunt C had been missing for that day. She had a little cold two days before but got better the very next day in which I noticed she wasn’t sneezing anymore and her voice was clear, I was relieved that she was better. That morning was the last time I got to talk to her, the last thing I got to ask her was if she was feeling better.
Back to the day of my diagnosis and when she was missing: Her door was locked, no answer from knocking it, and her phone would not ring from the inside when we tried calling her, she never turns her phone off, so we assumed she was out somewhere. Later that day, aunt M opened the locked door with a spare key out of worry, and she found her. My Aunt C had died in her bed during the night to Coronavirus, I rushed into the room immediately. It was so painful to see her like that, we couldn’t believe it, and yet, we had to evacuate the room due to the virus. And had to keep it locked until authorities would come to inspect her. We couldn’t eat due to the shock, we also had to rush and sterilize the house, we didn’t had access to the kitchen because of we had to clean everything for safety and we had to wait until the house had been sterilized. We were struggling so much in the first days from her death, all the while I was also feeling the burning pain from the stones and colon.
Days later we found out from my now deceased aunt’s close friends that she had developed pulmonary fibrosis, which she kept secret, like she did with many things (this happened when she was living abroad), we believe she didn’t want us to get worried or to infect us, so she kept it secret from us, she locked herself up in her room and tried to cure herself but she couldn’t. The virus is known to be especially lethal to people who already have fibrosis. She was one of the bravest persons I ever meet and we miss her a lot.
From July 21 to September 1st: Our personal and mandated quarantine started, time in which stress due to everything that had just happened turned my colon and kidneys situation into a most physically painful experience. We tested positive, and from Corona I got light but constant headaches,4 days of stinging breathing pain, and constant tiredness, but fear to sleep when I wasn’t exhausted for not sleeping, as I had seen what happened to my aunt C and kept the trauma. The good thing was that aunt M and cousin had very light or almost no symptoms. During this month I somehow recovered from the kidneys and colon situation.
In the first days of September and close to my birthday I developed a ringing sound in my ears, it’s very much like tinnitus, except when I was checked I didn’t have ear tissue damage, so Corona is to blame somehow. Despite the month of medicine that I was made to use to combat it, I still have this ringing sound in my ears to this day, just half as bad as when it begun, I should get checked again, but now I have no money and a worse medical problem.
In September 19th, I developed cubital tunnel syndrome, which went away in a month, but would come back, it did not go away completely until I started taking vitamin B shots and pills, doctor’s orders, at times I still get it briefly after sleeping, rarely, sometimes I get the carpal tunnel symptoms when I extend my arm and until I stop doing it. But I can deal with this, this is not the worst of my problems.
Around October 18th started the reason I’m here begging for help, somehow, I developed weakness in all joints, worse in hands and feet but my other joints would also make popping sounds, the tendons would get whenever I’d do anything as simple as clicking with a mouse, typing, brushing my teeth, open a water tap, or anything that involved using my hands or arms. This would make my tendons swollen and pop very noticeably under my skin, after that, using them would make me feel a burning sensation in all the tendons involved.
All of this made me develop strong tendonitis in both hands and feet, now I was unable to work, run, or do anything with my hands except for simple tasks, any repetition of these would make the stiffness and pain in my tendons worse.
At the same time, a sort of rash started developing in my chest, which since then has extended a great deal, still in my chest however, and I can’t no longer afford to get it checked, but tendonitis is my priority.
Thanks to Corona, hospitals and clinics are crowded and dangerous places where one can get infected again, so things would move way slower in these times while at these places. This didn’t make it any easier to get the appointments that I needed before things would get worse, many times I had to wait weeks for an appointment, despite my joints already being impossible to work with.
And with my aunt’s passing, now the home I always lived in, will have to be sold to pay off her distant sister by inheritance, we are forced to do this legally. It will be a matter of months but I’m not in any shape now to move, or pay moving or for whatever people are charging out there for rent in this pandemic. But this I’ll deal with myself, I need to get healthy again so that I may work again and face all these things.
Those days everything in my life was getting worse by the day, disease after disease, not knowing if the next day will be worse, but it most certainly was, there was always something bad on the horizon, and yet, still here, I’m still willing to recover, to get my life back.
Treatment, multiple appointments, medicine, tests and scans, have drained the money I had that I could have used to last this quarantine, so my mother stepped in and helped me paying when I had no more money, but now she’s is also almost out of money as well, we have a combined sum of less than 150 dollars to our names.
I still need therapy, and can’t really pay for it, still can’t get a job due to tendonitis, my family has done everything they could to help me, but they also have families to take care of, and money is scarce.
I had plans for my life before but Corona, now it’s all gone, my aunt is gone, so is my health and money, all I’ve got left is my struggling beloved family and my will to live and get through this, if I didn’t have this my health would be a million times worse I know.
But I still have hope, therapy has helped me, I can already feel the stiffness and pain going away, even tho therapy is far from over. It took me many days to be able to write this, as I feel the stiffness coming back, but I need help and this is my only choice so I will endure it.
I’m really sorry that I have to ask you, but sadly, I need your help. I thank you very much if you manage to help me, and if you don’t, I thank you for reading my situation, please take care, as in, don’t get what I got, please.
I hope you can help me, thank you.
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Thank you very much!