Well I haven’t been on here in a while since I’ve been utilizing Facebook. But I’m back! Friday night I applied for CareCredit, which is like a credit card but when you apply you input the clinic or doctor you plan to use it for. I applied and was approved for a large chunk of what I need to get back to Sierra Integrative Medical Center in Reno, NV. I recently went and checked out their facility in person back in August 2013, and I know this is where I need to be for my ultimate healing. I truly believe this is where I will reach remission.
Now I know, it’s not guaranteed, and it is expensive, but I am literally losing my mind. My symptoms are getting worse and worse, and I feel like it is affecting my brain and nervous system the most now. Which is so scary. I’ve never had memory problems, and now I can’t remember anything. I forget things I’m supposed to do, I forget whole conversations, I even forget meeting new people. I would normally just deal with it, like I do all my other symptoms, but it has been affecting my job so I can’t just sit around and let myself get worse.
I did not want to acquire more debt, and I thought that one day I would save enough cash to get back out to SIMC, but I feel like if I wait any longer, I won’t be myself. I won’t be able to function like a normal human being, and I don’t want that burden to be put on Joe, my husband, or anyone else. I have to do this for me and my livelihood.
I have been researching lodging, travel, treatment pricing, etc and this is what I have come up with if I make the trek out in May…
$11,000 Treatment (4 weeks)
$400 Airfare (Awesome!)
$1,000 Lodging/ furnished apartment (1 month)
$1,000 Rental Car (1 month)
$1,075 Monthly bills that will need to be paid on my month off work
$500 Groceries/ Gas (1 month)
With my CareCredit, plus what I have saved I will need around $4,450 additional.
So, if you or anyone you know needs a photographer for anything, please send them my way!
Or if you know anyone that get discounts with rental car places or apartment complexes in Reno, that would be awesome too! 😉
I still have some “KILLING LYME”/ “Team Coconut – Lyme Disease Awareness” shirts available. Mostly size M, L, and XL. $20 each plus shipping if not in the Memphis area. I also have “LYME DISEASE SUCKS” lime green bracelets for sale for $5 each plus shipping. Please let me know if you would like one!