Thanks for taking time out to look at my page.
I've had a degenerative spinal injury for almost 20 years,it occurred when I was a teenager,my spinal condition has not been treated,it has inflamed and spread and has lead to the damage of my sternum up to my collar bone.I feel pain at the slightest turn.I should have done surgery long time ago,I have been using the Public Health care but they are not helping me,that's why I've resorted to private health care.
I am critically ill ,weak and vulnerable and I require at least two surgeries to get on my feet.The upper frontal part of my body has disintegrated and will be sewn up(a treated called sternum reconstruction) and my back requires two metal rods for support(a treatment called spinal fusion).I feel so much pain on my ribs,it feels like they've been detached from my spine.
I've lost my capacity to sit upright,I've been wearing a TLSO orthopaedic brace which I got from a private orthotist in 2013 for £800 to aid me sit upright but now its not helping me any more. Without the TLSO orthopaedic brace I can't go out and I can't sit upright for 20 minutes. I'm in UN-bearable pain; the pain killers recommended by my GP are not helping.
I'm bed ridden most of the time,I'm afraid I will be paralysed and eventually die and I'm just keeping on because of the strength of youth.I can’t run,I can't lift, I can’t walk 20 meters, I can't stand on my feet for 3 minutes or sit upright for 10 minutes without experiencing a crisis.I started consultation with a Private Spine Specialist recently whom I paid £250 for first consultation.He recommended a Full Spine MRI scan which costs £1046 and some blood tests which costs £202.70.I could not do the MRI scan and blood test because of lack of funding,the Private care has been stalled.At the moment I'm not working because of poor health and I don't have any savings to fund my private Health Care.
The reason I have set up this campaign is to raise funds to pay for surgical operations that will be performed on me to save my life.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. If you decide to donate to this campaign you would be making a big impact on helping me live an independent life.