My name is Riya & I am 32 years old. Just two years back, I used to be just like you all. Jolly, Energetic, Foodie, extremely Talkative, Lively, always living in the moment.
In the month of August 2020, I fell ill with a high fever & later on got diagnosed with a High Creatinine Level. Within two months, I underwent a Renal Biopsy at Fortis & came to know that both of my Kidneys were severely damaged. I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5- Last Stage. My creatinine level increased to a level of 12mg/dL, the normal range being around 1.04mg/dL.
I got admitted at Fortis on 9th December 2020, my first Hemodialysis started through Jugular Catheter on my throat with three pipes attached to it. Meanwhile, I underwent AV Fistula surgery for a permanent Dialysis process My Hemoglobin has dropped down to 4 & every month I have to get Mircera Injections worth Rs. 10,000 each to keep Hemoglobin in balance. I have been under Dialysis ever since then thrice a week for 4 hours.
My Nephrologist has asked me to get Kidney Transplantation done as soon as possible because my body is not able to take the Dialysis properly at this stage. I used to be healthy, bubbly & chubby. CKD has me to a sick, under-weight weak person. I am suffering from macular edema in my eyes, as a side effect of the Dialysis process.
Right now, It feels like I am standing in between two doors. Life & Death. I don't have the option to choose the 2nd one. I DON'T WANT TO GIVE UP. NOT SO SOON. Please help me SURVIVE.
Its been 7 years since I lost my Father to a severe Prostate condition. I am a single child & my Mother runs the home on a Widow Pension of Rs. 27,000 per month. She is a 68 years old Heart-Blockage, High Diabetes & Hypertension patient already had two Cerebral attacks in the last two years.
My Mother's entire earnings go to her medicines, my medicines + Dialysis expenses + family expenses. I used to work with a private company but I had to quit due to my deteriorating health conditions
We are currently facing a critical financial burden.
The estimated cost of Operation is around 13 Lacs, which might increase based on critical circumstances as mentioned in the Estimation Sheet. I am currently helpless & have to raise extra few lacs for Post Transplant Care, Post-transplant Medicine expenses & ongoing dialysis process. I really need your help in this struggling Journey of mine.
Please help me overcome this nightmare & get back to my older self.
It's my heartfelt Plea to All of You - PLEASE HELP ME.
I want to live again, laugh again, breathe again. I am the only person my mother is left with. If I don't survive, my Mother might just die!!