My name is Kristen and on in the very near future, I’m getting a major surgery. Due to circumstances, I need a little help from my friends. My name is Kristen and I’m 27 years old. In the very near future, I’m getting a major surgery (6 to 8 hours) - A bilateral mastectomy as well as skin removal on my lower stomach from losing 100 pounds that I gained due to being on corticosteroids for 3 years and emotional eating. My skin is extremely thin and rips open, bleeds, and causes infection if I wear anything close to tight such as jeans or leggings - DO YOU KNOW HOW BAD I WANT TO WEAR YOGA PANTS AFTER ALL THAT WEIGHT I LOST?! THEY LOOK SO COMFY! (Sorry, I use humor to deal with how I truly feel, weak, sick, and broken). My breast tumors hurt all the time, especially my left scares every medical professional tumor and I can’t even lift my arms up - as embarrassing as it is at my age. I have hidden in big sweatshirts and men’s tees and sports bras all of my 20’s. I didn’t realize how expensive my recovery is going to be, unfortunately - this is bad timing. I need post surgical bras, wound care, medications, zip up hoodies/shirts (I was told I will not be able to lift my arms for at least a month), big sweat/pajama pants or night shirts (that won’t touch my stomach), a compression garment, compression socks to prevent blood clots, dry shampoo, sponge bath, personal care products related to surgery, slippers, home health care, medical equipment, and anything that I’m forgetting. I hate to ask for help, but I have paid it forward in the past, and now is the time I truly need help. I don’t care if it’s just a prayer or $1. I appreciate anything that anyone is willing to give me. I will be out of commission for at least 6-8 weeks, so I really don’t know how much I will need, but anything truly helps, because it’s more than the $2 bill I have to my name at the moment :) If you’d like to see pictures/hear more about my illness, please check out my personal blog here http://happiness-onlyrealwhen-shared.tumblr.com/tagged/SURGERY
I’m sorry for being annoying, I wouldn’t be doing this unless I had other options, and when I’m recovered and healthy, I will pay it forward like I have in the past. Thank you for the support. I will personally send you a Thank You card (if you let me know who you are!) just for prayers, even. I appreciate all of you and all of the likes, reblogs, donations, prayers, thoughts, and wishes.