Surgery was on October 18, 2013, and was a success. Thank you for your continued support!
**FUNDRAISER EXTENDED TO THE END OF OCTOBER NOVEMBER 3, 2013**
Due to circumstances which are both complicated and kind of stupid, the fundraiser has been extended. The surgery has been delayed by paperwork and additional ordered pre-procedures, and these procedures have also upped the total cost.
The goal has been changed, but it's not set in stone - this is an ideal amount (as set by Erin Palette based on insurance and other needs), but if we get close, I (Bonnie) will be happy.
Surgery will be scheduled in the next couple of weeks!
Thank you for your continued support!
Funded in less than 36 hours! Thank you!
Because unexpected things have a tendency to crop up, we're keeping the fundraiser open until the end of the month to see how well we can help Bonnie with other expenses outside the surgery itself.
Look at the stretch goals we have for you: http://lurkingrhythmically.blogspot.com/2013/08/insert-expletives-here.html?spref=fb
Thank you so much, everyone!
What: Hysterectomy and removal of bowel adhesions/obstructions via open abdominal surgery.
Who: Bonnie B. (also known as Squeaky to many of her friends). You can find her blog here: http://www.squeakywheelseeksgrease.com/blog.
Why: Due to Lyme disease causing issues with the immune system, a simple case of endometriosis reached "code red" and was met with the body creating a LOT of scar tissue, which was found via exploratory surgery (photo of fundraiser is from this surgery, and graphic images of situation here: http://www.squeakywheelseeksgrease.com/blog/?p=8322). This has not only rendered Bonnie infertile, but is the cause of a lot of pain, and very heavy bleeding.
While she has insurance, she is unable to work at this time not only because of the pain of this condition (whch lasts upwards of 3 weeks per month), but because of neurological and physical symptoms of Lyme disease and its treatment.
This surgery is hopefully the giant leap needed to help Bonnie be able to help herself through gainful employment, again...not to mention relief from debilitating pain.
Every little bit helps! Thank you!