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Old 10-10-2018, 06:22 PM
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Hi guys,
Mike here, we have been on JK Forum for over 10 years now but it has been a while since we have been very active on the forums..
Many of you probably know my then girlfriend, now wife Erica aka Camaro_Girl from the previous JK & Wife/Girlfriend threads, or from the Cleveland area JKs from all the meet and greets we used to have when the forums were a lit more active.

Coming back to touch base and ask for some help.

Erica will be going under the knife again this year for her 9th abdominal surgery resulting from Intestinal Malrotation. Each surgery in the past has gotten her a little better with small victories of relief but her pain and nausea continues to battle back and keep her from living her best life.
The past 6 months we have been working towards our appointment with the head intestinal transplant doctor at Cleveland Clinic whom has pioneered a surgery to fix Intestinal Malrotation and give these patients their quality of life back. We have recently met with him and his team and are now leading up to Erica's biggest and most important surgery.
She has multiple areas in need of correction and several of these can put her life at risk. The surgery would be open, meaning one very large incision and a lot of work to be done. This makes for a long and difficult recovery, especially considering her career as an ER Nurse she needs to be fully capable before returning to work.

Recovery time after the surgery will be a minimum of 3-4 months, more likely 5, possibly 6 months before she returns to work. Working part time with her current condition she doesnt qualify for short term disability which would help cover her during her time off

Because of all of this we have started a GoFundMe page to cover bills and expenses as a result of her being off of work for recovery.

Typically we are not ones to ask for any sort of help or assistance and we would rather keep our personal matters personal, but we also don't want to let our pride kill us in the process.

If you would be able to keep us in your thoughts or prayers we would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you guys,
Mike & Erica

https://www.gofundme.com/malrotation-surgery-fund

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While I update this we are at the emergency room waiting to be seen as she had had a bad 24 hours with worse pain than normal. She holds off as long as she can do we don't have to go and end up paying her expensive ER copay..

We appreciate any and all thoughts and prayers.
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Maybe some pics will give the thread a little life?
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I know how tough it is when you're wife is ill. Good luck in the battle to get healthy.

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God Bless You and the surgeon's that will perform your surgery.
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thank you both for the thoughts and kind words.
Update;
Her last upper GI test went ok, but after almost 2 weeks the doctors now want a barium enema to get a good image of her colon before surgery. Tentative surgery date looking like the end of november.
She is still having debilitating pain and hasn't been able to complete a whole shift at work in a while.
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Last test was done and surgery is scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving.
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Wow man sorry to hear that. Prayers to both of you and for a successful operation. My brother has Crohns, and he has been through many major surgeries on his colon, but he got through it and she will as well. She will be pain free and get her life back.
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