When my husband retired we decided to relocate to Welkom to live with one of my daughters. Unfortunately, since we moved here, my health has deteriorated to such an extent that I am oxygen dependent 24/7.
My problems started with asthma that was caused by an allergy to the mine dust from the gold mines surrounding our area, In a gold mine they use cyanide to extract gold from the rocks resulting in this dust containing small amounts of cyanide. Some people are very sensitive to this substance, and I am one of those people.
The asthma got so bad that it affected my heart causing arriyhmia and I had heart failure several times. I have been put on anticoagulants to prevent blood clots from forming. At times my heart does not pump at all - it vibrates - resulting in the blood not flowing through the heart as it should.
I have been advised by my doctor that I have to remove myself from the cause of my asthma or it could be fatal. Unfortunately being retired with only a small pension from my husbands company we cannot afford to relocate, We can move back to where we were living before moving here, but we need funds for that.
Furthermore, my knee caps have been damaged very badly due to osteoarthritis but nothing can be done about it. The possibility of having them replaced is out of the question. According to my cardiologist my heart will not be able to take the strain of the operation. Because of being 90% immobile I nerd to use a wheelchair but our apartment is too small to accommodate he use of a wheelchair.
This is why I decided to try crowdfunding begging people to please help me.