Hi All, my name is Billy.
At the age of 18 I was diagnosed with a rare Nasal Carcinoma. When I had been diagnosed, the tumor had grown to around 18cm in size, which consisted of a network of tumors filling most of my sinus cavities.
I was lucky enough to catch it before it became fatal, but I didn't realise the fight that I was up against. I proceeded to have treatment as planned, but because no surgery could take place in the area, I required stronger than normal Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy.
Treatment lasted just over a 18 months, in which I had lost my hair, lost my appetite, and nearly lost the fight. Luckily the hard work paid off, the tumor had gone.
The fight was near from over, I wasn't informed that during treatment, Radiotherapy will more than likely kill the roots in my teeth. As this was the case, I found my teeth breaking on a daily basis, but I didn't think anything of it at the time. 7 years on, I am left with 6 and a half teeth.
I have been attending a clinic in Southampton, who specialise in Dental Reconstruction for patience who have experienced traumas to the face, they would like to operate on myself and provide me with a new set of teeth.
Originally I was advised by my own dentist to go private, which will cost me atound £75,000. I am now 25 and I do not have that sort of money.
White, in Southampton are quoting £19,000 which is a much more comprehensive price, but I still need help with the costs. Where I have been left without any teeth, my jaw bone is deteriorating, and as this is the case, if I am unable to have the surgery soon, I will be without teeth for the rest of my life.
At the moment, I am unable to eat most foods, and therefore I am unable to gain weight. I am 6ft 4 and I weigh under 10 stone. I drastically lost weight because of the treatment and I have been struggling to restore myself to a healthy level since.
This operation will finalise the battle that I have been fighting for the last 7 years, this will eliminate my needs to worry, my social anxieties, my depression and most of all, it'll help me get on with my life just like I should be doing.