Posted on September 1, 2017
As I try very hard not to scratch the strips on my throat holding together my neck from my newly taken thyroid, I feel so at peace. At peace, due to this fundraiser. I asked for help...something I rarely feel comfortable doing, and my family was so blessed with a stability to pay our bills this month, and commute, and pay for Aidyn's education, and get groceries. We were able to successfully live this month due to the kindness of so many other people. We have crossed over the first big hump (no pun intended), and we have gotten through it.
Monday Hannah was not able to be with me as they rolled me back to take out the left Thyroid, but she was there in spirit. My best friend was there beside me as they bandaged me up, and she's a nurse so I was protected. I am unable to work from home during this recovery time, but my job has done a fantastic job of making sure I am covered and let it be known that I am missed. I will go back on Wednesday after my check up and my spinal shot for my herniated disk. I will also find out on Tuesday when my hysterectomy is and then I should be in the clear. I also find out this week how my iron levels are holding up. After next week and the hysterectomy I legit NEVER WANT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AGAIN. I have officially met my deductible AND SOME.
Current Medical Expenses:
TOTAL BILLED $58,466.64
Health Plan Discount $49,178.79
Health Plan Pays $3,727.82
Patient Responsibility $5,560.03
SO SO SO SO SO MUCH MONEY!!!! That's not even including the surgery from Monday yet. I can only imagine what that is going to kick me up to.
Nevertheless, I am blessed. I have love. I have friends. I have family. I have support. I have so so so much support. I have stability. And I am going to eventually get my health together.
Thank you all for all of your support and love during this time. Thank you for your donations. I will keep the page up so that I can update you all on my health! And I can not even continue to say how much it means to me that you all put your faith in my family to provide us with stability during this tough time! We have been so blessed and I will never forget how amazing you all have been to us. Thank you so much!
Derek & Hannah!