Failing state of healthcare

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Hello friends! Here I am again at 316 am finding myself unable to sleep due to swelling and pain along with the burning in my foot and burning thrush in my mouth. What a great holiday huh? O have to start this post with a rant on healthcare and then I will move on. I was admitted to the hospital again for 2 days due to the swelling and infection in my foot. Drs are now to the point that they don’t know whether it is necrotic tissue left in after last surgery or recurring infections causing the bone degeneration …due to the holiday the Dr was not very willing to find out either. While in the hospital I was put on 2 antibiotics and had an allergic reaction to 1. It was quite the stay and health care is NOT what is used to be . As a medical assistant I’ve always put my patients as my #1 priority and here in FL this is not always the case. While in the hospital the care was terrible… It took 1 and a half hours before I was even given the benadryl to stop the reaction then at 130 pm  my blood pressure dropped to 80 over 52 and they could not get it back into the 90’s over 60’s for several hours it was about 10 pm before it went up the drs said i could be discharged after my blood pressure stabilized to at least 100 over 60’s  this happened at 1 am by 128 they woke me up to discharge me!!!!! Yes at 128 am!!! I’ve never had that happen in my life. The Dr on service could not find my recent MRI yet I had it from the hospital website on my phone so he told me id to have it repeated ….he did it without contrast so they saw nothing and he said it didn’t need contrast….well they cant see the highlighting of the bone without it HELLLLLOOO is there anyone home up there???They also discharged me without an orthopedic consult….when I  have a bone infection and an IGG immune deficiency. This made me lose a bit of hope in the hospital  i had most trusted. The day nurse was so frustrated with the Dr she voiced to me that she doesn’t know why he’s not answering his pages and the night nurse that had to discharge me was literally in tears apologizing to me stating she had never seen this kind of “uncaring” in her career and that she was new to FL and new to this hospital she apologized incessantly.. I reassured her it was not her fault it was the drs lack of care. Unfortunately my podiatry surgeon is out of the country and my primary Dr is out of the office until January 4th…so i trudge ahead. I know the road is long and I must focus on the day ahead and not project the future or project my feelings onto others. I’m in fear of everything though my GOD tells me to fear nothing or be anxious of anything as he will provide. I’m keeping the faith  to the best of my ability. I’m reading my you verse bible plan on a daily basis and I’m following my steps and principles of AA and I’m NOT drinking so I think I’m doing pretty well. Bills are piling up and though I know GOD will provide sometimes turning it over is so hard. I get so ahead of myself and caught of in worry I forget the big gifts GOD has given me. I have healthy children, I have my life, i have a husband who loves me even though he’s being run ragged, I have a roof over my head and food on my table. But in times like these it is so important to stop and be thankful for the little things too, the hugs from my babies, the warm sun on my skin, the rainbows after the rain, I think you get my point. Though this is not a donation site we are in such desperate need I am going to make a plea to anyone that can help to see the link below or see my donation link listed on this site…it is through a fundraising site called crowdrise. Every penny helps and the site is a safe site. If there is anyone out there that can open their heart and make a donation it would greatly help us to cover some of my medications that are not covered on my insurance along with helping to cover some of our utility bills and gas for my multiple upcoming appointments. GOD BLESS and thank you in advance. If you are unable to donate please pray and share my donation site anywhere possible. Until the next time my friends have a great nightÔŁĄ DONATION SITE: https://www.crowdrise.com/payitforwardforpatti/fundraiser/pattiyoung

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What is this season for🙏

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I start  with a capture of what the foot looks like being on it to get out of bed and brush my teeth. It starts with with the same color pigment as the other foot but after only ten minutes the swelling and circulation start to change I show this as this is the seriousness that entails my recovery… 10 minutes is the change that makes this a condition needing immediate attention. Imagine 30 minutes on this foot by then it is purple and looks like a sausage foot 😱 It has come to the worst case scenario, my surgeon had to withdraw as the primary on my case as the infection and damage is moving up beyond his scope of expertise. He spoke with a vascular surgeon who said this case was far too complicated for a regular vascular surgeon that I was to move on to the university of Miami hospital. Due to our great health care system🇺🇸 a rush referral with take at least a month and at least another week before I can get an emergency appointment and I do not have that kind of time. So I talked to my dr and this is where the FIGHT begins……I am off the foot completely now I’m as if I’m in the hospital🚑 but yet I’m at home on the couch blessed by my family watching nonstop Christmas movies. I was told to call my ins co for #’s of near by vascular surgeons but every # they gave me was wrong or the dr was retired ….. ahhhhhh the joy of ins companies!_😜 here we go I push forward I WILL not give up I will stay sober and I will prevail with gods help of course. I am searching drs and reviews via the internet and by recommendations from previous drs I worked for or with….another blessing…I am writing each name, # and address down and will be calling each one individually on Monday explaining my case(which is a job in and of itself), checking into ins, and getting referrals from my dr . once this is done and I will have found the best Dr available for my Case. Since this is a blog and I can vent about whatever I choose …so here comes a small eye opening rant please start by reading  Isaiah 41 vs 9-10. And let’s talk about living on this earth with earthly things rather than the treasures you can take to heaven. I thank GOD for several friends who are repeat donators via mail and also repeat donors via my donation site which is not doing well. I say please stop you have done enough their responses …Im only doing what GOD is revealing me to do. I also received donations from strangers who say that the. “Little contribution” is something that god is pushing for and it won’t hurt them financially to donate such a minimal amoun!! MINIMAL!!┬í!!!!  Interesting word they are using because to my family it was anything but minimal.everyone NEEDS their  I phones ,big screen TVs,lots of Christmas gifts, that star bucks coffee, those dunkin donuts, that awesome gadget we will use for 3 weeks and forget about, those extra channels HBO, showtime,encore. But what if we eliminated one of those things for the good of another…1week of no Starbucks =25$ to someone in need if 4 people did that this is  100 $ that can go to anyone not just speaking of  myself I’m speaking in general, I’m sure that 20$ for one month of no HBO will hurt no one to be without nfor a whole 30 days. I’m not well off at all but that $5-10 that I was able to give
to others hurt no one  my family survived this loss of $5-20. This  may give someone
just enough gas to get to their next appointment. This is the season of Christ (goodwill toward man) so think about what that really means….it not the season of the non necessity of want. Please help me spread this message! My fight is not over but
I’ve not been knocked out yet. I will continue to stand strong.

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What is this season for🙏

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I start  with a capture of what the foot looks like being on it to get out of bed and brush my teeth. It starts with with the same color pigment as the other foot but after only ten minutes the swelling and circulation start to change I show this as this is the seriousness that entails my recovery… 10 minutes is the change that makes this a condition needing immediate attention. Imagine 30 minutes on this foot by then it is purple and looks like a sausage foot 😱 It has come to the worst case scenario, my surgeon had to withdraw as the primary on my case as the infection and damage is moving up beyond his scope of expertise. He spoke with a vascular surgeon who said this case was far too complicated for a regular vascular surgeon that I was to move on to the university of Miami hospital. Due to our great health care system🇺🇸 a rush referral with take at least a month and at least another week before I can get an emergency appointment and I do not have that kind of time. So I talked to my dr and this is where the FIGHT begins……I am off the foot completely now I’m as if I’m in the hospital🚑 but yet I’m at home on the couch blessed by my family watching nonstop Christmas movies. I was told to call my ins co for #’s of near by vascular surgeons but every # they gave me was wrong or the dr was retired ….. ahhhhhh the joy of ins companies!_😜 here we go I push forward I WILL not give up I will stay sober and I will prevail with gods help of course. I am searching drs and reviews via the internet and by recommendations from previous drs I worked for or with….another blessing…I am writing each name, # and address down and will be calling each one individually on Monday explaining my case(which is a job in and of itself), checking into ins, and getting referrals from my dr . once this is done and I will have found the best Dr available for my Case. Since this is a blog and I can vent about whatever I choose …so here comes a small eye opening rant please start by reading  Isaiah 41 vs 9-10. And let’s talk about living on this earth with earthly things rather than the treasures you can take to heaven. I thank GOD for several friends who are repeat donators via mail and also repeat donors via my donation site which is not doing well. I say please stop you have done enough their responses …Im only doing what GOD is revealing me to do. I also received donations from strangers who say that the. “Little contribution” is something that god is pushing for and it won’t hurt them financially to donate such a minimal amoun!! MINIMAL!!┬í!!!!  Interesting word they are using because to my family it was anything but minimal.everyone NEEDS their  I phones ,big screen TVs,lots of Christmas gifts, that star bucks coffee, those dunkin donuts, that awesome gadget we will use for 3 weeks and forget about, those extra channels HBO, showtime,encore. But what if we eliminated one of those things for the good of another…1week of no Starbucks =25$ to someone in need if 4 people did that this is  100 $ that can go to anyone not just speaking of  myself I’m speaking in general, I’m sure that 20$ for one month of no HBO will hurt no one to be without nfor a whole 30 days. I’m not well off at all but that $5-10 that I was able to give
to others hurt no one  my family survived this loss of $5-20. This  may give someone
just enough gas to get to their next appointment. This is the season of Christ (goodwill toward man) so think about what that really means….it not the season of the non necessity of want. Please help me spread this message! My fight is not over but
I’ve not been knocked out yet. I will continue to stand strong.

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pictures with the names

I have found a lot of support here however and cannot add a profile pic for reasons I do not know so here are a few pics of my self and my family. Though this is a blog I feel we all find some sort of support through these posts and can gain strength from one another god bless all! Sorry for the thinness I’ve lost about 30 lbs through this ordeal good but bad 😂

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I finally see hope

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My daughter and I were checking out silicone prosthetics which i know my ins covers minimally bit i know i will need one and this video gave me hope beyond belief no heels but open toe shoes…I’LL TAKE IT…thank you god!https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=H1-yVu4JJLY

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A look to the future

If you read the link and get to the pics I’m looking at b c or d from dr perspective either c or d are most likely. So prosthetic will be on board either way….my ins will not cover much of prosthesis though so please remember to help share my donation site.
Amputation info site
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http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/encyclopedia/en/article/154/

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I No longer wish…I will

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Good morning ummmmm afternoon!
The past few days I have received a lot of phone calls and messages from friends along with great conversations and pick me ups from my friends in the rooms, and I woke up today saying I will NOT let this beat me. Though I am tired and the pain is slowly getting worse I have decided that I will TRY to be more positive about the whole situation afterall the mind plays a huge part in healing and I have 3 children and a husband that I have to fight for . I cannot let the depression and anxiety of it all take over my life as I have been. I have to take away my will and follow the drs every order instead of being a 5 year old and causing a tantrum because ” I don’t WANT take my meds cause they aren’t working” the truth is if they take my pain from a 15 of 10 to a 13 of ten they are working. The Dr moved my next appointment up to Monday due to the new symptoms. I’m now getting nerve pain in my foot when I touch any part of my leg (even the thigh). Which is likely a good sign but I would love to get through this Christmas with as much of my full body as possible. I HAVE TO BELIEVE in my mind that GOD will make that happen. My spent my car payment on my kids so they would have some sort of CHRISTMAS and I have to believe that GOD will see me through somehow. Our mind is a powerful thing and I think I need to fake it till I make it…until my mind starts to believe the possibilities. I know that there are people out there who have lost children, are In wheelchairs for life, that are fighting a battle for their life for me that is what I need to think about and pray for, for I may only loose a leg or a foot so fricking what Patti! (I tell myself) this is you’re life deal with it and pick your self up and quit being such a baby! I feel so alone but the truth is I have a lot of physical help and emotional help if I just allow myself to accept it! Financially there are people out there with no where to lay their head or get a meal or have been disowned by everyone… I have all 3 in my grasp but still think poor me ” you don’t have to deal with what I’m going through so how would YOU know how bad it is”!! again the TRUTH is I have no idea what most people are going through or what they have gone through and what may be something easy for me to handle may like the world is crashing in on them for someone else!! What right do I have to KNOW what you may or may not handle or how you would be in my situation. Time for me to fight!!!! Thank you for all the support from everyone and as you can see it is helping! I have no problem with harsh ” get it together Patti” comments sometimes I need that though it may hurt at first after a while it sinks in. This must be true or I wouldn’t be feeling like I am today. Everyone knows how I feel I don’t have to keep telling the same people over and over. Please continue to help share my blog and donation site and Fb site. I have no problem anyone and everyone sharing any of these sites via FB or otherwise. Remember its truly  greatly appreciated.. Until the next time my friends…GOD BLESS.
~PATTI
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