Laura's Gallbladder

Project by Laura Gentles
Laura's Gallbladder

Due to serious gallbladder complications I have to have private surgery. I have lost my job, and need help whilst I'm recovering.

We did it!

On 1st Jun 2018 we successfully raised £70 with 3 supporters in 21 days

Please help me get my life back.

I have gallbladder disease, gallstones and was recently hospitalised with cholecystitis. (inflammation and infection of the gallbladder)

I have been in an ambulance 3 times in 3 weeks, and had 5 gallbladder attacks in 4. When I had Cholecystitis, my liver function was extremely low, essentially failing. My whole body was shaking uncontrollably, and my gallbladder could have ruptured which is obviously life threatening. It could come back at anytime.

If I wait for the NHS to operate, my consultation appointment would be in July, meaning my surgery would likely be October at the earliest which is ridiculous. 

It has affected my entire life so quickly, I have also had to resign from my job because I am too sick to work which is a worry in itself. Unfortunately the company I worked for don't provide sick pay, and I was rightfully worried I would have my contract terminated.

Due to this, I haven't had any source of income for 6 weeks, and won't until I am well enough to work which could be another month. Almost 3 months without any money is terrifying, and I need to keep a roof over my head in this already extremely stressful time. 

I am very fortunate and blessed to say I have some people in my life that have given me the option to have private surgery. I am relieved and so grateful to say I will be having my surgery that I NEED on Saturday 19th May. 

I  appreciate the struggle is real for everyone, and if I had a choice I wouldn't be asking. The target is what I will need for one month to cover my household bills. That's before the cost of things like groceries. Any donation is welcomed, and appreciated at this difficult time I'm facing at the moment.

 Thank you ❤


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