Weʼve raised £1,000 to provide Carlene with equipment for a safe living environment, to ensure she makes the best possible recovery from recent emergency surgery
- Manchester, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
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- Funded on Friday, 27th October 2017
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As some of you know, just under two weeks ago, Carlene was rushed into Salford Royal Hospital by ambulance. She woke up as normal, the next thing I knew she was shouting and screaming out in agony for me to call 999 as she couldn't feel her legs.
She had emergency surgery the same day as one of the discs in her lower back suddenly prolapsed and was crushing the spinal cord nerves, causing partial paralysis from the hip down. We've since seen the scans which revealed the extent of the damage, you could hardly see where the nerves were, they were being completely crushed.
Carlene has made some improvement over the last two weeks, but it will be a long road to recovery. Day to day living for Carlene will now be very different, everyday tasks a lot harder and getting around so much more difficult than before. We will get through all of this together, but we will need to make adjustments to our day to day life. We need your help to make these adjustments as financially stress free as possible.
We have met with the occupational therapist who will be providing bed railings and toilet support frames, however to make Carlenes day to day living as smooth, safe and comfortable as possible there are additional items we need.
A supportive orthopaedic mattress
Shower & Bath equipment - such as a bath seat and grab rails to aid getting in and out of the bath and also whilst showering. - The occupational therapists suggestion for this was to wash at the sink until her mobility improves!
Alterations to staircase
Car equipment - to help with getting in and out of the car - the occupational therapist suggested sitting on a plastic bag?!
There will probably more things that we won't realise just yet until she's home.
Any help would be appreciated and take the strain off us at a hugely difficult time. Carlene is so strong and will get through this, but sometimes everyone needs a little bit of help.
Thanks in advance for any donations
Abs & Carlene
- 8 months ago
abigail purcell8 months ago
Just wanted to say a massive thank you so far for donating, we are nearly at the target which is brilliant. Anything over & above would be a bonus :) Thanks to family and friends, and even strangers, your kindness is amazing x
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Jul 28, 2017
Sorry to hear this. Wishing you a speedy recovery <3 xxx
Jul 5, 2017
Wishing you the speediest of recoveries lovely Carlene. Thinking of you both and hope to see u soon. All our love and kisses sent down the motorway! Shell & Paul xxxxxxx
Jul 2, 2017
We hope Carlene recovers soon! Our best wishes for you both!!!
Jul 2, 2017
Get better soon Carlene!! 99
Jun 30, 2017
Hi Carlene, thinking of you. Xx
Jun 30, 2017
All the best Carly-Warly. Thinking of you. X
Jun 30, 2017
I hope that you make a speedy recovery my lovely. Not much but hopefully will help towards something xx
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