This is so heartbreaking, I’m actually fighting back my tears. St. Vincent Medical Centre is unable to cover the cost of my surgery this time because they’re under a new leadership and facing some financial issues. However, the surgery counselor was able to get me a package of US$28,600 for surgery fees and 6 day of hospital stay. But I’ll never be able to raise such an enormous amount. Our Malaysian Ringgit is still so weak! I’m seriously doomed. RM108,000+ for 20 years of my hearing!
And it’s not just my hearing that I’m trying to save, but also my facial nerve and balance nerve. If I have the tumour removed in Malaysia, I will suffer from facial paralysis, my balance nerve will be sacrificed and I will be deaf in an instant. The House clinic associates are the only doctors in the world familiar with decompression to buy time for my hearing and save me from facial paralysis. But it’s all hopeless now.
*sigh* The government should be focusing on other things, but they don’t. They should send our government doctors for training abroad and alleviate the bloody IPTA admission quota, so more qualified students can pursue medical studies at cost. And when is our Malaysian Ringgit going to increase in value so that surgeries in US won’t cost a bomb for us? Neurofibromatosis is such a dreadful illness.