We want our healthy, fun Shelley back. It's been months of tearful conversations with Shelley over the past year. After a year of mysterious illnesses, bizarre, chronic pain, and symptom after symptom, Shelley was literally a medical guinea pig almost the entire year of 2016, and still is. After test after test and specialist after specialist, she was finally sent "under the knife" to have an exploratory and diagnostic abdominal laparoscopy in June. It was confirmed via pathology that she has Endometriosis with multiple, thick adhesions + ovarian cysts (which keep reoccurring and rupturing multiple times per month on her right ovary).
Shelley's absolute favorite thing in life is being a mom to sweet T, and we want her healthy happy body back so she can get back to adventures with her loving, kind, sweet spirit that she so freely pours out to others and deserves back onto herself.
Shelley spent half of last week in the ER with multiple ruptured cysts and internal bleeding because of it, which wears on her body and spirit immensely. She knows she now needs another laparoscopic surgery with a specialist that performs excision surgery on her endometriosis rather than ablation or burning (cuts out the endo tissues and adhesions rather than burns them, which can cause them to grow like wildfire, which we believed happened after her lap in June).
We love our friend and want her to get well. This funding will help her through her future surgeries, specialists, doctor's visits, treatments, autoimmune issues, and road to healing. She has been through enough and has spent way too much already.
Get well, Shell! We love you! #GETWELLSHELL