Monday, October 12, 2015

Health issues

gofundme; financial help; pray for me; Countrified Hicks; family in need of help
     I am sure many of you have noticed that I have not been blogging much; the reason is that I have been going through a lot of medical issues over the past few months.  Since early May, I have been seeing various specialist and having all sorts of tests run.   My heart is very weak from years of untreated high blood pressure.  For a long time we did not have health insurance and I am paying the price for that now.

    We have insurance now (thank God) but I still have co-payments and am traveling to McAlester (1 hour away) and to OKC (3 hours away) and to Ft. Smith (1 1/2 hours away) frequently for various tests and procedures and to visit the specialists.  The expenses are really putting a tremendous burden on our family.

    A sweet friend has started a Gofundme page for us.  If you can contribute even $1.00 it would be a help to us because if everyone that could donate gave just $1.00 it could really add up and help our family.   I hate asking but I'll do anything (even swallow my pride) for my family.  Here is the link:  Gofund me for our family. 

     I had a visit with my cardiologist today and after wearing another heart monitor (this time for 2 weeks) he has me on new meds and are weighing other options.  I am currently taking 28 pills a day and 5 shots; primarily for my diabetes.  I also have diverticulitis and am awaiting to have my gallbladder removed and a total knee replacement.  Anyway, thank you for being here for me.

     If you can not give financially, can you share the gofund me link and pray for me?  Thank you so much.

Gofundme for Countrified Hicks

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  1. I totally understand! Between my lung cancer surgery a year ago and copd treatments, my husbands quad bypass and 27 stents....he's having a full knee replacement on the 26th., my mom w/dementia and is losing so much weight (6# in 4 days) and she lives w/us and can't be alone......why darn, even my dogs, one just had ear surgery and the other one had three surgery about 6 months ago. When people ask what we do for fun, we tell them that we go to the hospital, its the only place we know how to get to anymore! But my life is good! :-) :-) sweet hugs and prayers my friend. Angeles on your pillow. Ramona

    1. Ramona, I am so very sorry you are going through so much but I love your spirit and attitude. I will be praying for you too. Hugs!

  2. So so sorry about what you are going through. Prayers are with you and your family. I am also down with illness and husband just had surgery a week ago. We are recovering. Hope all is well with you soon!

    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I will be praying for you and your hubby too.

  3. Please, please, please look into the cardiologist that wrote the book, Wheat Belly. Dr. Davis has done extensive research and tested what he preaches, he started on himself first for prediabetes. He is on Facebook and has a website as well. I love your site 😉

    1. Kate, I will be sure to do this. Thank you so much for the suggestion. I appreciate you very much.


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