Supporting Stacey and her family through Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Given by 1234 generous donors in 13 weeks

Please help Stacey & her family so she can get the surgery and/or treatment she needs to fight Trigeminal Neuralgia

***Update 4/6 - Stacey will be getting an MRI on the 17th of June. From there she will get an appointment with the neurosurgeon. Surgery is not yet confirmed. Please see the use of funds & page updates below for more information on what funds are to be used for.***

Imagine living your life one minute and the next minute you are in the most excruciating pain know to humanity? That’s what happened to Stacey, the once fit F45 lover, wife and mum of 6 kids. To now be crippled by pain unable to do anything but lie there with her hot wheat-bag trying to make it through another day of unbearable pain. The options are go through this pain while hoping the medication used for epilepsy works to live a semi normal life or raise enough money ($45,000) to fly her up to Christchurch to be operated on by a TN specialist and give her the best opportunity to live a normal life and be a Mum and wife again, also fulfill her dream of becoming a midwife this we will know more once she has had her MRI & appointment with the neurolo. The money raised will be used for the costs involved with any specialist, surgery, travel & medical costs not covered by the public system.

If surgery doesn’t go ahead Stacey will be looking into other treatment options such as

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Or Balloon compression

There are other non surgical options such as regular Botox.

“Stacey has chosen to go private surgery so she can have a neurosurgeon who has a great reputation for MVD and get it done faster so she can get her life back”

Any left over funds Stacey will donate to a charity if her choice.

Stacey is always the first to think of others and help others, she is still thinking of others while going through the hell of constant pain.

Please help us help Stacey, every little cent helps.

Leanne Upfold's involvement (page creator)

Stacey is my best friend, we gym together, do family outings & holidays together, she is the sister I never had. Not a day goes by we dont talk to each other.

Use of funds

For specialist, surgery, any medical bills & travel expenses, also to help with the children & any other costs that occur during this time.

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Latest update

Not much to update  9 September 2021

Posted by: Stacey Welsh

Before lockdown I tried acupuncture which made my TN so much worse, definitely won’t be having that again. Over lockdown my TN got quite bad with break through pain despite increasing medication. I couldn’t see my chiropractor over lockdown and I think that is why my TN was worse as she has made a world of difference in the fortnightly sessions I had with her, I look forward to resuming now we are in level2.

For those of you wondering…. the funds are tucked away in a savings account awaiting treatment (hopefully surgery). November feels like the longest wait to see my neurosurgeon.

For those who donated that followed my Instagram account, I deactivated it 6weeks ago (it was always my intention after a horrible experience earlier in the year where myself and family were unsafe) I finished the last of my jobs in April which meant I could deactivate 3months after (in July). I’m sorry to those who feel they can’t keep up with my progress, however I will try my best to keep you undated on here.

For now I carry on with all my medication and doing whatever I can to get through each day, just know my GP and supportive village take the best care of me.

Bring on November with hopefully good news of surgery.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 19 Aug 2021
Kim on 19 Jul 2021
I am in AKL and was diagnosed with this condition in April. Like you I am waiting on specialist appointment (October) and meantime on Epilepsy drugs - my MRI is tomorrow. Unlike you I am 53 with no children at home. I can understand just how hard this is on you and your family 🙏🙏
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 08 Jul 2021
Paul on 24 Jun 2021
Paul Archbold... all the very best team 💪🏽
Gina on 23 Jun 2021
Wishing you all the best Stacey

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