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Clara Reed: Sick of being Sick

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I have a lot of health isues. I developed asthma in my mid 40's which I was in and out of the hospital for several times a year for having asthma attacks. I also have sinusitis. Have some hearing loss in both ears. I've had several surgeries over the years. I've had two sinus surgeries, and surgery on both ears. Then on top of that, two years ago, I had Trigeminal Neuralgia and had to have surgery last year to fix the problem after taking medication which helped in the beginning but stopped working after so long. Then more things started happening. I had pneumonia in December of 2015, and January of this year. After going to my pulmonary doctor, and getting a cst scan done, the discovery is that I have fluid in the lower lobes of both lungs!! Gee whiz!! I was thinking Lord please heal me from all of this!! Then after all of that, about a month ago my glands started swelling. Two weeks ago they were swollen so big I went to the ER at one hospital. They did a cat scan and found stones in my glands (like kidney stones)!! I couldn't believe it!! They also took my blood to make sure the infection wasn't in my blood stream. Thank God it wasn't. They also gave me an antibiotic, and steroids. They sent me home. After getting the medication, the antibiotic gave me heartburn so I had to quit taking that. I was in so much pain, and they were so swollen til I could hardly swollow, or talk. I was still in so much pain. On that Saturday morning, I had a friend to take me to Vanderbilt ER. They admitted me. I stayed there for three days. They hooked me up to an IV, and gave me a different antibiotic, and pain medication. I've been off work since then. My rent is due, car note and insurance, and some utility bills and I don't have the money at this time to pay it. I will return to work, but by the time I get another full check will put me so far behind on those bills. I'm not asking for much. Just enough to help me to get by until I can get back on my feet. I use to have an emergency fund, but by me being sick for so long over the years, I've used that up. I would appreciate anything. Thank you in advance. May God continue to bless you at whatever you can give.

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