Oh my gosh Mindy, my heart breaks for you. This is awful and in this day and age it should not happen. I wish i could help you.
What is wrong with the American health system..... if you need an operation you should be able to have it and not worry about having to pay for it. Thank goodness it does not work like that in Ontario.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. It is not right that you have to suffer so badly.