I have been diagnosed with a chronic renal disease when I was 28 years old. This condition is called polycystic kidney disease and is supposedly hereditary. But we're not sure which side of the family I got it from since no one else has the same illness. My doctor also mentioned it's possible for one to live a normal life having this condition. It depends on how fast the cysts multiply. In my case, it's really fast and because of that I started undergoing dialysis in 2017. It's been 4 years now and it's not getting any easier for me and my family. First 2 years, I still get to live normally while undergoing dialysis. But as time passed by I started to experience complications day by day. I wake up each morning praying to God to just make this one day easy for me. I want just one day to rest from all the pain. But alas another new complication reveals itself. On top of all these, I had a stroke 2 years ago. For a moment, I lost control of half of my body and had a speech impediment. Good thing I was able to recover fast. Still got me thinking, "Why me?", "What did I do wrong to deserve all these!?", Will it ever stop?" Still looking for answers.
Financially, it costs us almost 40k per month which include:
15000 for dialysis (1250 per session, 3 sessions a week)
18000-20000 for medicines and injections
1400 for lab tests
Plus a lot of other medical tests required by my doctors from time to time
This is going to be our lifetime expenses unless we decide to go through a kidney transplant which costs over 2M at most. And if I do survive the operation, post anti-rejection medicines would cost us at least 20K a month. So regardless of the path I choose, we are going to spend a fortune just for me to continue living. But at least a successful operation gets me to continue living a better life.
I created this fundme page to ask for help. To try to get out of this difficult situation. I humbly ask if you can help me fund my medical expenses as my family is already struggling to fight this disease. Proceeds will be used for my dialysis and maintenance meds expenses til the end of the year. And hopefully for a possible kidney transplantation next year.
I know it has been difficult for all of us in the midst of the pandemic but any help would go a long way. Your prayers are also appreciated.
They say life starts at 40. Im still 39. Please give me a second chance at life.
I know "thank you" is not enough but that is all I have at the moment. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
Ronnel Cua Miranda
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