by David Hale in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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On 2nd October 2019 we successfully raised £25 with 2 supporters in 28 days

Trying to raise funds to enable a follow up operation to reverse a temporary emergency procedure.

by David Hale in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

In July this year I attended A&E and was admitted to hospital with a blocked bowl, possibly cancer, which had caused my intestine to split and subsequently leak into my abdomen.  It was therefore classed as a life threatening condition and required an immediate emergency operation.Thankfully the growth was benign. I found myself needing a 6-8 weeks recovery period but was informed on release from hospital after 2 weeks that I was only entitled to 15 days sick pay per annum, even though I have been employed there for over three years.  I had to return to work 4 weeks early and am losing half a months wages already. This will make it extremely difficult to pay bills in September. On top of that I am supposed to return to hospital in 3-6 months to have the emergency colostomy reversed, this will be very unlikely due to my employers sickness policy. I will not be able to have the operation until I have saved enough money to cover any absence, which with the current lack of overtime and the fact I am still far from full recovered may take years. The recovery period after the second surgery would be anywhere between 2-6 weeks depending on the method used i.e. Open or keyhole surgery. I am just looking for a little help as I would like to have this dealt with as soon as possible without having to cope with the financial worries on top of everything else. I feel I have arrived at this situation through no fault of my own  and am finding it impossible to gain any assistance elsewhere.

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