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I am looking to raise some money to help me pay of medical expenses associated with Cardiac issues.

I am a 28 year old married mother with children. After the birth of my third child I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is common in many women after childbirth, however I was not prepared for the cardiac issues that had come after being diagnosed with this. About four months after being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and being put on Synthroid in 2006, I developed cardiac issues with Atrial Fibrillation and SVTs. It was the scariest time of my life and I became a frequent flyer to the local emergency room. I couldn't work or take care of my kids and I was afraid to leave my home because of the palpitations and shortness of breath. Atrial Fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm in which disorganized electrical signals cause the two upper chambers of the heart to fibrillate or quiver. In Atrial Fibrillation the blood pools in the Atria. The blood does not get pumped completely into the hearts two lower chambers. This can cause palpitations, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain and blood clots. During my bouts of A-Fib my heart rate can be well into the 180 -200 range per minute. I saw a Cardiologist who referred me to an Electrophysiologist to get a Cardiac Catheterization done. I was diagnosed with the A-Fib. It was recommended by the Electrophysiologist that I have a cardiac ablation to get rid of the Atrial Fibrillation. I was told that if I had the procedure there would be a chance that I would need a pacemaker....I decided not to get the ablation and live with the heart arrhythmia as it comes because I do not want to chance getting a Pacemaker. I have good days and bad days, it comes and goes, but it has drained me emotionally and financially. I am just looking for a little help to assist me with paying off some of the medical expenses that have accumulated from this. I would be thankful for any little bit of help. Thank you.
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