AVM in Right Foot - need support
Hello, I am twenty-eight years old suffering from an out-of-control AVM in my right foot. I am receiving monthly ethenol treatments from Dr. Yakes, and the pain is just too much for me. Until a few months ago, I was able to walk, work, play with my little boy, and live a normal life. I am now confined to bed because of a severe ulceration on the bottom of my foot and frequent hemoraging. I have never been able to talk to someone in a similar situation, and feel very alone. My family is very supportive, but they don't really understand how hard it is to undergo the monthly treatments, the relentless pain, and the sadness that comes with losing your job and mobility. I realize that others have it far worse than I do, but it is just so hard.
I am also having trouble financially, and was wondering if anyone knows of any government resources to help pay for these procedures, as the hospital is refusing to let me have my next procedure unless I come up with $2,500.00! I just don't know where to turn, and I would appreciate any advice...thank you so much...pennyroyal