My current health condition of Iron deficiency anemia was only recently diagnosis as an issue for me in the last month. Anemia is one type of red blood cell disorder. A lack of the mineral iron in your blood commonly causes this disorder. Your body needs iron to produce the protein hemoglobin, which helps your red blood cells (RBCs) carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. While this is common disorder, believe it or not it came as a complete surprise. Though I've had a disadvantage of uterine fibroids for the last few years, I've worked successful with my Naturopathic Physician to shrink them naturally rather than go through a hysterectomy or myomectomy at such a young age. I can honestly say our process has managed to shrink the masses from an approximate original 9.6 cm measure in February 2018 to close to 5.5 cm in July 2019, which is considered miraculous! However, I am still suffering from excessive blood loss due to menorrhagia. In one cycle 311 mL was disbursed which caused my hematocrit, hemoglobin and RBC to drop dramatically resulting in a urgent need for iron to be returned to my body. Thankfully there was a quick solution; Iron IV therapies were prescribe to me to be administered immediately. As my insurance will cover this treatment I do still have a high deductible that needs to be met before they will fully cover the treatments. Out of pocket treatment is $250-$300 for each infusion. The supplies and solution of Venofer iron alone is $100-$150 per treatment, so this doesn't include the actual administration fee. As I am struggling to get my health under control, I am advised that I will need to continue the infusions until my RBC and Hemoglobin increase. I am asking for support to continue my Iron IV therapies so that I can maintain the energy to do the same work that is healing my body.
As a practitioner of holistic arts, for many years that has studied, trained in, supported and practiced alternative healing and holistic modalities. I believe in the bodies ability to heal itself through mind body therapies as a complimentary theme of modern Allopathic Medicine and scientific research. However, I need the time and space to find the energy to assist my body with this healing process. The stress to produce outside of myself doesn't allow the work that needs to be done internally for a successful full recover at this time.
The amount requested will contribute to medical bills for treatment and services, loss of wages due to illness that began in August 2019 and will continue until my iron levels increase. Please know that I love my work and want to get back to working with clients and patients as soon as possible.
Portion of all proceeds will be donated to a Naturopathic health organization as well as a local non profit hemophilia organization.