My husband and father of 2 needs medical treatment for the debilitating pains in his body
My husband is the only breadwinner supporting us, however it is extremely painful for him to do the most basic tasks like picking up our young son, squeezing his facecloth and even sleeping as he has a constant headache much less work productively as a Binding Machine Operator. I recently lost my good paying job, which meant we could no longer pay our commitments and no longer have medical aid. I have gone to several interviews for employment and have not given up, however my husbands health is deteriorating and the bills are mounting, which is why I can only ask for any donations to help us get medical help and pay our debts that are also a constant source of worry and anxiety.
While we still had medical aid we took him to a doctor, the Rheumatologist he saw at the time had a few possible diagnosis' and thought that his symptoms may indicate Polymyalgia Rheumatica or Fibromyalgia. However we need further tests done to conclude a final diagnosis.
His symptoms do include fatigue, tender points especially in his joints which often swell up, cannot sleep, has Irritable Bowel Syndrome and terrible headaches, pain medication no longer helps him. We informed the doctor that we cannot afford his fees for further treatment and required a referral to the state hospital however when his assistant called she was advised that we would have to wait up until a year as there was a waiting list, he needs treatment and we need the funds for this and to pay our debts that I know is causing him undue stress.
Your generous donations will assist us in seeing a Specialist in order to get him on treatment, it will help in reducing our debt and to buy clothes and food for our children.
I have set a target as I would like to be able to buy a modest home for my children so that he does not need to work and I can actively go out and look for employment without fear of him being in pain and not being able to do anything about it.