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This is Liz Self Hysterectomy fund as I have tumors growing exponentially every day that has forced me to have to remove my uterus.

Wow, this is extremely difficult for me reaching out for others to help me with a surgery that has just come about that I evidently need.

I recently went for an ultrasound July 11th, 2012 for my lower abdomen. I have been feeling over the years this bloating & my lower belly always distended for some odd reason. I always just thought I had maybe a digestion issues or that was just the way my body was.

I have been procrastinating getting this checked out as I have always been very healthy. I am a fitness instructor and in the process of trying to get our real estate company off the ground (which is a work in progress) and have been without health insurance for the past 5yrs. Unfortunately my symptoms and pain with this issue has escalated to the point to where I knew I needed to address it.

The ultrasound last week proved to show that my suspicions were correct. My uterus is the size of a 4.5 to 5 month pregnant women & is enlarged up to my belly button where it should be only in my pelvic region. I have tumors in my uterus and evidently my uterus needs to come out.

I am beside myself as where to turn as my symptoms & pain are getting worse & the tumors are growing. I am the back bone to taking care of my mother and niece & have never had to depend on others for help. The turn of the economy was not kind to us & now we are starting over & this medical issue has me very scared, sad & lost as to where to turn.

As I said earlier, this is something I am not comfortable doing, asking for financial help & assistance was the last thing I thought I would have to do.

So hear I am, doing the one thing I never wanted or thought I would have to do. I am asking for assistance so I can have this surgery as soon as possible so I can get back on my feet and back to taking care of my mother and niece.

My Dr. has told me that I will be 2 to 3 days in the hospital and down for 6 weeks recovery (I truly expect to be up before the 6 weeks though) so this is putting me in a very precarious position as far as being able to get back to my real estate. Any time away, tremendous momentum is lost and the catch up takes a while to build back up especially with what I am doing which is mainly rentals due to the market.

One thing I will also be doing this week is signing up to be a doner for others who are in need of bone marrow or anything else my body may be able to help with. I may not be able to to help others financially anymore like I used to but I can try to possibly help someone by being a match or doner in some kind of way that might help save a life.....it's my way of trying to pay it forward.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile & if you choose to donate so I can have this surgery or need any further medical information etc. please do not hesitate to call or contact me at (561)294-9628.

God Bless & thank you so much again for taking the time to read my profile again.

Liz Self
5342 SE Schooner Oaks Way
Stuart, Fl. 44997
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