I am a 69 year old pensioner and proud grandmother of four. I rely on my government pension and have no other source of income. I am living my daughter and I am reliant on my kids for financial support. From February 2020 my mobility in my arms started diminishing and I couldn't hold or grip things without excruciating pain in both arms. This got progressively worse till I couldn't do anything for myself with my arms. The pain was high and constant. Right after this started COVID 19 hit the world and for fear of exposure and finances I stayed home and in bed. Living on painkillers, anti-inflammatory's or anything that eased my pain ever since. In January we managed to get me to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon who did Xray's and a sonar and diagnosed with sever Rotator cuff damage in both shoulders and my tendons are completely torn.
Finally we knew what was causing the pain and that it can be repaired. The surgeon needs to do an Arthroscopy, Acromioplasty, Rotator cuff and Bicep repair. We have gotten quotes from different hospitals but they all are relatively priced the same. they can only do one at a time and its 6 weeks to heal and then physiotherapy will be needed to get the shoulders mobile and strong. The main cost is the theatre costs then anaesthetic and surgeon. We have tried to go to a government hospital however the waiting list is already 3 years old prior to COVID and this is not deemed as critical. I would not be able to live with this pain for years and I cant any longer be incapable of looking after myself.
I am begging for any donation towards this and I believe your kindness will afford me the opportunity to have the operation and no longer be a burden to my children and get my life back.
Its very difficult to ask for help but I hope you understand that I have no other alternative.
Thanking you in advance and appreciate you taking the time to read my story.