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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by September 6th 2019 at 5:54pm

To raise money for double hip replacements

by Derran Stephen Clews in St. Helens, England, United Kingdom

I was diagnosed with avasculare necrosis and chronic arthritis over a year ago at the age of 36. I was told I could no longer work at the job I loved since i left school until i had a hip replacement, i went for the pre op and stupidly my wife told me to tick the sleep apnea box as I snored. I was then told that the op could only go ahead once this was fixed and was given a blood test. I went to a sleep clinic, everything was then fine, on my return to meet the surgeon I was told I needed my bmy to be under 38 then the operation could go ahead, and ANOTHER blood test. I lost 5 stone and continuing. I went back to the surgeon and was then told after another blood test that my platelets where too low to operate and needed to see a haematologist, another blood test! Upon meeting the haematologist he was absolutely disgusted that the surgeon had not already performed the operation as all I needed was a blood transfusion to make up for my low platelets. The surgeon has now said he is refusing to do the operation at his PRIVATE surgery (probably because I am an NHS patient)! My bone crumbling disease has now spread to both hips and now down to both knees! Even though in his own words the surgeon told me over a year ago "we need to nip this in the bud to stop it spreading"?? Anyway I'm left in constant AGONY, I sleep when I fall due to the pain. Me and my new wife have just moved half way across the country with the aim of getting established, then buying our own house. I got my dream job but this disease took that away from me! My wife has been allowed to work from home  and now we struggle to pay bills

Let's make 'GET ME BACK TO WORK!!!' happen

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