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hi everybody my name is Amy Flanagan and I am 32 years old!! firstly id like to thank you all for reading my story!
this all started over 10 years ago when I had a very bad kidney infection that quickly turned to sepsis and I almost died but as a direct result of that I was left with this disease and I wouldn't wish this on anybody!!
So I have something called Loin Pain Haematuria Syndrome which translates to my kidney bleeds and no one knows how or why or how to stop this from happening it also pulsates which cause extreme pain, now when I say pain I mean rolling round on the floor screaming passing out type pain! And I get infection after infection and pass out a lot from pain more often than not I have to attend the emergency department to get help with pain and antibiotics because an infection could turn to sepsis rather quickly! I have had that twice now and twice I have almost died an let me tell you it is not pretty!! I don't have any quality of life because I am in constant pain so I don't leave the house unless its to go to hospital appointments and I don't see the friends I have left because im always in pain or feeling ill which means I live a very lonely life! I also have a 12 year old son who is my reason for doing this and wanting to get better and take my life back! he lives with my parents for now because I am too sick to look after him which kills me I should be able to do this one thing but no I have missed so much of his life holidays day out days in!! this is heart breaking to me!
So why do I want to raise so much money you ask it is because I want to have an operation called an auto transplant which means they would take out my kidney severing all the nerves that transmit pain releasing pressure around the kidney shorten the urethra and then transplant it back into my abdomen! this would mean I could live my life again pain free and infection free no more threat of sepsis!! this is a big operation but at this point id be willing to sell my soul to the devil if it would help me gain my life and freedom from this hell!!
Before I had this I was a confident young woman with her dream job, I worked as a beauty therapist in a spa! which I hope to go back to! I could drive and I was independent but now I have to rely on carers that come to help me every day and my family without them id of been dead along time ago! so please if you can help I would really appreciate my life back not only for me but for my son and for my family who have suffered enough watching me go through this!!
thank you xx
this was me before I got ill but steroids and other meds have taken their toll on my body and my skin I hope to go back to this happy go lucky former self xx
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hi im Amy an my son he is my reason for doing this!! i wish to live a normal pain free life and this is my last resort i have thought about it long and hard because asking for help does not come easy to me but for the sake of my son and my family I'm asking for your help x