Donations towards my recovery

Donations towards my recovery

From Billie DuBois

I'm accepting donations towards my recovery from surgery complications

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Hello everyone,

Firstly I just want to say the amount of well wishes and support I've had from clients and colleagues has been so heartwarming. 

UPDATE 1st September 2019: Without too much detail, I am lucky to be alive after the week of surgery I've had. My surgeon has called my surgery this week a miracle. I will continue to keep this fundraiser open as now an official fundraiser as further complications has meant further time off unfortunately. I will get better, but its downhill before back uphill. Please know that if you donate I am very grateful. 

I, Billie, am currently in hospital. My hot girl summer was cut short.

In July I went into hospital for a routine operation. All was fine until I developed a fever during my recovery, which led me to be rushed back into hospital needing more surgery. The procedure didn't go as planned and I woke up being told the problem was worse than they thought and had to act fast. And now I'm booked in for one more operation over the weekend with an award winning surgeon and then this is all finished and I'll be able to recover with small, barely noticeable scars.

There is a lot of aftercare and therapy involved and I won't go into the finer details that will make most of you squirm, but the therapy I am going through is painful and uncomfortable, and it will continue after more surgery for weeks/months. Other than pain from this, I am feeling very well in myself, I have lots of energy, an appetite and I have not lost (and never will loose) my sense of humour. This is a good sign that I'm onto a quick recovery and will be back to my normal self in no time, though for the time being I am resting, unable to bend down, reach the floor and unable to to move a lot - meaning I am unable to work for a while and will be dipping into my savings to keep myself fed and entertained and whatnot. 

This has been a test of strength and bravery, and I'm extremely proud of myself for being calm and thinking positively throughout this process. I've been stronger and braver than I ever could have predicted. 

A little help would not go unappreciated to keep on top of my self care, and as I have plenty of emails asking to send donations I thought a fundraiser would be most appropriate. I'm more than happy to send a personalised thank-you to anyone who donates, and large donations will be rewarded in the future with complementary time as a token of my gratitude.

Until then,

Billie. x

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