Health and Medical - Healthcare/Medical Bills
RALEIGH, North Carolina
I'm looking to buy a manual wheelchair, pay medical and travel bills and buy a harp with this money.
My name is Daria. I am twenty years old and this is my story. When I was sixteen years old I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. At the same time i developed balance problems so severe that I ended up in a wheelchair. I cleared the wheelchair only to find myself back in it three months ago after a severe migraine that caused my balance to regress. For a former dancer and a harpist this is a very bad situation as transferring from wheelchair to harp bench is impossible on a bad day. This is why I am looking to get a harp that will work in a wheelchair or on a bench depending on what is needed on any given day.
Back to the migraines. Two years ago I was in an accident that led to a whiplash injury, four months later we found out that I had been poisoned by carbon monoxide which we thought was causing the migraines to be so severe. This was apparently not the case. I will have had a headache for two years this coming November. I'm also raising money for a manual wheelchair that is meant for me as our current one is a hospital rental which costs $225 per month. We will be going to the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago in 16 days then we'll come home only to turn right back around and try to get in to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. This is to see if we can find out the cause of the balance problems. every doctor here seems stumped or not to care depending on their individual personalities.
I am so tired of maintaining the status quo as it were with the headaches and I just want to get some sort of control. Nine pills a month for a rescue drug I probably need to take but don't because I'm afraid I'll run out every few days is awful. I've been in the ER five times in the last three months and have been told that the migraines are with aura and have become intractable. Please help me if you can. I can't do any of this alone.
Thank you in advance for anything you can give. Every little bit is greatly appreciated.
September 26, 2015
Just wanted to update and say I now have an oxygen concentrator which allows me to have oxygen when I need it for the migraines. This is only a temporary fix so we're still going to diamond and still need prayers and funding. I'm also getting into discussions about a possible porta calf. I've been in the ER for or five times in the last two weeks and on the last visit they had to try three different times to get an IV going. The first two times the veins with flash and then throw and so it was recommended that I talk with my doctor about getting a port. If it helps then I'm ready to try it. I've been poked more than 70 times in the past 3 1/2 years and it's only natural that my veins have just pretty much decided to give up on excepting any but the smallest needles. This is 22 gage and below. We leave on Monday. bye for now and I'll update when I can.
May 25, 2016
You are very special. I hope you get all the help you need. Keep fighting
March 22, 2016
"May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace." Numbers 6:24-26
March 22, 2016
To Daria, From April Lim
October 16, 2015
Daria, We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, uncle Iwan and aunt Ling
October 13, 2015
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