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Hey Everyone & thank you for visiting my page.
My name is Kristin but most of you know me as Ang & I am a 29 y/o single mum to a beautiful 3 year old daughter.
3 years ago I was gifted a beautiful little girl who I never thought I would have...she changed my mind, my soul, my heart but my body changed in ways I couldn’t imagine...
I had a short and fairly easy Labour with no pain relief but straight after I couldn’t feel my legs. This faded after a few days so I brushed it off as I was told by the health visitors it was normal.
A year later the numbness & pain was getting worse and my hip would ‘pop’ out of joint. I went back and forth to the doctor who told me it was all in my head and to take paracetamol. Only after 10 months of constant back and forth he reluctantly prescribed morphine but even that didn’t touch the pain so I self referred to physio.
Physio took one look at the restriction and pain I had and refused to touch me without X-rays and MRIs so I spent the best part of the following 16 months bounced between departments with the pain worsening at every stage but no one really hearing me.
Only after 5 xrays and 6 MRI tests did they find a disc was out of place (slipped/prolapsed) and was causing swelling which means I have now lost the sensation in my left leg (80% paralysis) and in my right leg (30% paralysis) which makes it difficult to walk and hold weight but at this point at least I could walk around with the buggy.
I was given the option of injections which I’ve agreed too (been waiting 6 months already) and my doctor is now pushing for the operation which is the only thing that will ‘fix’ the problem but the consultants and surgeons have knocked it back numerous times now so I’m at sort of a dead end. But at the time I wasn’t too worried, because I could still walk.
A week ago I done something us mum’s take for granted; I bent to pick my daughter up. I can’t explain the pain but it was UNREAL and worse than childbirth (and lasted much longer) so I went to A&E because at this point I couldn’t lift my feet so was walking by shuffling my feet along on 2 walking sticks and was in excruciating pain - my theory was they can’t leave me like this.
Fast forward however many hours in A and E I was sent home after having a reflex test, no X-ray, no mri, no nothing to see if I’ve moved the disc again and told to take extra medication that they gave me for three days and to see how I felt.
Well today is a week one from this incident. My legs are still numb, my back aches beyond belief and locks up, my hips hurt, my knees hurt and it pains me to even stand up straight so I’m constantly hunched at a 45 degree angle. I now can’t walk without sticks at all and have to have 2 constantly with m. I can’t even pick up my daughter, I can’t bend into the oven, I can’t pick things up if I drop something, I can’t get into the bath, I can’t dress myself and I can barely get into bed and even when I do I can’t lay down and the one chair that was the only thing I could sit on feels like I’m sat on concrete...
At this point my only option is to reach out for help and although this is completely foreign to me I am just hopeful that anyone reading this will donate, even just £1 helps towards my aim.
I am hoping to raise enough for private consultations and scans that I can take back to the hospital consultants & see if they will reconsider surgery but this is my final option.
If you can help in any way I would be truly grateful, I just want to pick my daughter up and cuddle her again like a mummy should.
Thanks for reading.
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Jun 12, 2019
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Jun 5, 2019
I can imagine the pain your going through I’ve got three slipped disks , I ended up in the hospital unable to move for 8 days at one point it turned out it was swelling had trapped all my nerve ending
Jun 5, 2019
Hope you get it sorted lovely. Good luck xx
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