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£400raised of £800 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £400 to get medical treatment not available through the NHS.

    Glasgow, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 2nd September 2018

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    Story

    I am 38 years old and have been suffering from Degenerative Disc Disease for 24 years now, after an accident during a routine Physical Education lesson. I have 3 discs now irrevocably damaged in the L4/L5 area of my spine. I have had 2 microdiscectomy surgeries to alleviate the pressure on my S1 nerve root which was rendering me unable to walk. The discs were so badly dehydrated and fragmented that replacement/fusion was not an option for me. All the surgeon could do was remove as much fragmented material as possible. I currently rely on 14 tablets daily to manage my condition; including opiates which are in my system 24 hours a day. My discs have annular tears which leak and exacerbates nerve pain. I have a significant portion of irreversible nerve damage in my lumbar area and am at high risk of developing cauda equina syndrome due to location of my damaged discs. This condition can result in permanent incontinence or paralysis. I am housebound the majority of the time - I have zero social life, to be blunt. I merely exist, in constant pain. I have been told by my doctors that my condition is incurable, will inevitably deteriorate as time goes on and all they can do is continue prescribing medication to try and manage it.

    However....I have found a lifeline! Treatments with an Osteomyologist would allow me a far better quality of life. Their website gives in-depth detail about what they do - http://osteomyology.co.uk/. Unfortunately, the treatments are not available through the NHS. Moreover, since my first surgery I have been unfit for work and am now reliant on state benefits which has obviously had a huge impact on my income. The treatments are £60 and, for the first month, I would require 2 per week. Thereafter, it would reduce until I would only need to attend 2 per month or every second month. To this end, I have set a target of £800 which would allow me to start this treatment process. It is the ONLY option available which will alleviate the constant pain I am in. I am well aware that there are so many deserving causes and so many people in the world today who are in need. I can only say that any donation will be appreciated more than I can express. Thank you for taking the time to read my story.

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    • Leanne O'Donnell7 months ago
      Leanne O'Donnell

      Leanne O'Donnell

      7 months ago

      Hi friends, A quick message to update you all - and one that's not the best of news I'm afraid. After closing the funding page down, I requested the money be transferred to my account and made an appointment to see my Osteomyologist on Monday, 10th September. On the Sunday evening, he very suddenly (and tragically) passed away. I am still somewhat in shock but am currently trying to find another Osteo to treat me and can assure you all that the donations are being held in savings until I do. I will update you all in due course. Leanne

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    Supporters

    19

    • Evon McEwan

      Evon McEwan

      Aug 25, 2018

      Xxx wish I could help more.

      £10.00

    • Abby

      Abby

      Aug 12, 2018

      Good luck with the crowdfunding and treatment Leanne xx

    • Anne-Marie Hendry

      Anne-Marie Hendry

      Aug 12, 2018

      Good luck Leanne. Thinking about you xx

      £20.00

    • Catherine Adamson

      Catherine Adamson

      Aug 11, 2018

      From Irene x

      £20.00

    • Lynn O'Donnell

      Lynn O'Donnell

      Jul 31, 2018

      Hidden conditions suck! Hope you reach your target soon x

      £10.00

    • Lisa Cathcart

      Lisa Cathcart

      Jul 30, 2018

      If I can help in any way please let me know honey sending hugs xx ❤️

      £10.00

    • Alli  Hamer

      Alli Hamer

      Jul 30, 2018

      The amount is rising. I hope this little bit will help.

      £20.00

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    Leanne O'Donnell

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