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TO MY EXPENSES FOR THIS DISEASE THAT WAS CAUSED BY AN AWFUL LAPBAND SURGERY. PEOPLE ARE DYING. I HAVE A BRAIN INJURY WITH COMPLICATIONS.

MY NAME IS SUSAN SHACKA AND 3 YEARS AGO A BRILLIANT IDEA TO GET HEALTHY AND LOSE WEIGHT BY GETTING A LAPBAND SURGERY DONE, ACTUALLY IT WAS THE DOCTORS SUGGESTION TO BE HONEST - I HADN'T EVEN THOUGHT OF IT. LONG STORY SHORT, I HAD TO LEARN TO STAND 3 MIN. AT A TIME AND WALK ONE FOOT AT A TIME TO REACH THE 9 FT. MARK - WAS PAULA BEHND ME CONSTANTLY YELLING JUST IN CASE I FELL. BUT JOSE AND OLIVER WERE MY ANGELS AT THE 2ND SKILLED NURSING. I HAD TO DO MY OWN LAUNDRY AS I HAD NO ONE TO VISIT ME. THAT'S WHY IN MY CHURCH TODAY VISTING NURSING HOMES ARE MY PASSION AND A GIFT I CAN GIVE BACK.

I ENDED GETTING 5 DIFFERENT DIAGNOSES, INCLUDING GUILLAIN-BARRE, MS, BACK TO GBS, THE WERNIKIE THAT INCLUDES ATAXIA, FINE MOTOR SKILLS, WALKING IS UNBALANCED, STIFFNESS IN BOTH FEET AND MY LEFT HAND, TREMORS IN MY VOICE AND HANDS. WHERE DO I FIT IN THIS LIFE? I WAS 51 AND LIVED IN 4 SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES, 2 AWFUL ASSISTED LIVING WITH 70-90 SENIORS AND 3 BAD BOARD AND CARE WHERE I DIDN'T GET HELP IF I FEEL WHILE LEARNING TO WALK.. AT FIRST I HAD TO LEARN TO WALK AND STILL NOW IT IS HARD FOR ME AS I HAVE A BRAIN INJURY CALLED WERNIKIE-KORSAKOFF SYNDROME. HAVING FINE MOTOR SKILLS MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO WRITE AND TYPE WITH 1 FINGER - NOT BAD AFTER WORKING 30+ YEARS AS A SECRETARY, WHERE I TYPE WITH 1 FINGER. I USE USE EVERYTHING FROM A WALKER, WHEELCHAIR TO A CANE AT TIMES.

I JUST WANT SOMETHING TO MAKE ME FEEL GOOD AND THAT THERE IS HUMANITY AND CARING IN THIS WORLD. AT ONE POINT I HAD TO FIGHT FOR WHEELCHAIR THAT WOULD FIT ME, NOTHING SPECIAL BLUE OR PINK, BUT THE CORRECT SIZE - THE OTHER ONE WAS TAKEN AWAY - I JUST WANT ONE THAT THAT FITS ME - NOT A WANT BUT A NEED.

I MOVED FROM CALIFORNIA TO IOWA TP BE CLOSER TO FAMILY BUT THAT IS NOT WORKING OUT - I DON'T SEE THEM FOR MONTHS. IN TRUE REALITY, I NEED TO BE IN CALIFORNIA TO GET THE BEST CARE, THEY HAVE AN AWESOME BRAIN INJURY ORGANIZATION CALLED HIGH HOPES THAT I WAS ACCEPTED TO BEFORE I MOVED TO IOWA, HANDICAP TRANSPORTATION IS SO MUCH BETTER, I COULD GET IN-HOME HEALTH CARE, THERE'S HOUSING FOR LOW-INCOME AND I MISS MY CHURCH FAMILY THERE AND FRIENDS.

I FOUND AN ATTORNEY THAT IS WILLING TO TAKE MY CASE AND IS 'EXCITED AND OPTIMISTIC' AND KNOWS ABOUT LAPBAND SURGERIES AND NEED FUNDS TO PAY FOR TO COLLECT MY MEDICAL RECORDS AND AN EXPERT WITNESS. MY PASTOR HAS TALKED HIM AND I NEED PRAYERS OR HELP!!!

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CONSIDER ME. I WANT TO FIGHT THIS BATTLE......I CAN BE REACHED AT 712-256-5141 OR IOWASUE57@YAHOO.COM FOR DONATIONS OR GO TO GIVE FORWARD, A FUNDRAISING SITE WHERE TO SEND YOUR DONATIONS TO. THE STORIES ARE MOVING AS MINE. WE ALL WANT THE SAME THING AS TO LIVE LIFE!!
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