As some of you may already know, almost two months ago my wife started a Fundly to help pay for her two most recent surgeries.
After we left EA we had to get a different health insurance plan and unfortunately, even with health insurance, our out-of-pocket bills have been extremely high. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is a little more information about the Fundly:
My name is Midori. In 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I went through a lumpectomy, CT port insertion, Dose dense AC/T chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with tissue expanders and CT port removal. Over the course of a few months I expanded up until my exchange surgery in 2010, followed by nipple reconstruction.
Four years have passed and I’m still in remission! However, my prior reconstruction began to fail. One of the implant pockets was botched and had dropped down towards my stomach. After several visits to the oncologist and surgeon, it became apparent that we needed to start from scratch to fix my situation.
In February of 2013 I had a bilateral removal of my implants, insertion of surgical drains, and a hospital stay. Over the next several months I expanded yet again until my exchange surgery in August where my new permanent implants were placed. I have one more surgery to go to finish the process of reconstruction (version 2 of me).
In addition to the above, I’ve been diagnosed with PSVT, a heart condition, and have also been going through blackouts and having mini seizures. I’ve been seeing two cardiologists, Dr. Smith and Dr. Cao who have been working together using medication to settle my heart so I do not need to have a heart procedure done, hopefully. This has also been trying on our expenses as I’ve had to go through several tests to find out what my condition was.
This has been a very trying experience both physically and financially. The reason I am calling this Beautiful Grim 2 is because it’s an extension of the first fundraiser Beautiful Grim my husband and best friend held to fund my initial cancer experience. This time around we’re unable to gather artwork to sell but hopefully still raise enough money to cover my medical expenses. I appreciate all your love, help, and support.
So why “beautiful grim”? Overall, my cancer experience seems nothing but grim but the beautiful comes from learning to see things differently every day.
I always try to think of the beautiful before the grim.
My best to you,
I would like to take this time to thank everyone for all of your contributions and comments, we really appreciate it. Hopefully these past two surgeries will be the last for a long time. Unfortunately Midori is still having blackouts and mini seizures almost daily, but it looks like at this point in time she won’t need a cardiac ablation.