Weʼre raising £2,000 to get the tests I need and get me feeling like myself again :o)
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After being unwell for 18 years and suffering extremely in the last 4, sooooo many different approaches have been tried. I have searched continuously night and day to try and work out what is wrong and 100s of different options have been looked into and tried. The amount of different Drs, practitioners, therapists etc that I’ve seen in the last 18 years and in the last 4, is pretty unbelievable! A LOT of money has been spent over the years by myself and my family and even more over the last 4 years! Its got to a point now where there‘s no money left, no credit left and I’m still so unwell. In fact im getting worse by the day. The good news is that after all these years trying to work out my confusing symptoms, a lot has been eliminated and I’ve met so many people along the way and learnt so much and finally it looks like I’ve got a very good idea about what’s going on! I feel (after all this time) that I now know what is very likely going on! Finally I’ve got a good idea about why I feel like I do! Ive been round and round and round with so many Drs, therapists and practitioners and after learning so much it looks like I finally have the answer! I also had a test earlier this year that came back positive, which points towards what we think is going on and they come hand in hand. So that‘s another big indictator that I’m looking in the right place now!
Ive found a Dr in the UK! who can get me the correct tests and treat me! I‘ve had appointments with her and she‘s pretty sure she knows what‘s going on and after confirming with tests, she can start treating me and I should start feeling better pretty quickly. So this is all great news, but I have no money or access to borrowing any more money to pay for the tests and first phase of treatment. I‘ve got no idea what to do, so this is how I’ve ended up here....
The tests I need right now (going to need more later) cost - £1000
The first phase of treatment (there will be more) will cost - £450
So I thought even if everyone gave £1 and I raised a few hundred, it‘ll help.
I refuse to exist like this anymore and I want to live my life. I have to find a way to fund this. So I thought you never know, there might be people out there that want to help. Im determined to get well. Just got to find a way....
Thanks for reading x
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