The response to my update post was pretty overwhelming. It’s hard to describe how it feels to have that much love flung at you all at once. I’m still going through all the messages and comments. It can take me a while to find the concentration to read through them all. And I wish I could respond to each and every one, but I’m afraid I might not have the energy to answer all of you. My apologies.
Some have suggested I start a fundraising campaign to help me get to the Mayo Clinic. I will look into that, but I don’t know if that is a possibility. Even if I raise a few thousand dollars, that would probably only cover the tissues they give you in the hospital room. But maybe they have some sort of assistance program I can look into. I’ve decided that I will call them and see if I can get an idea of how much it would cost. I am not getting my hopes up. I saw the bill for my kidney stone operation and it was astronomical. It only took half a day and it was ludicrous. I’m thankful I had insurance to cover most of it. But if I went to the Mayo Clinic they may need me for many days or even weeks. And my insurance company has told me in the past that they don’t cover out-of-state treatment.
I guess I’m just not optimistic about my chances of coming close to the money I need to go. Plus, the treatment may not even help and then you all would have sent me there for nothing. I would feel guilty if that happened. I don’t know.
All that aside, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your support. I was having a lonely, shitty day yesterday and when I woke up to thousands of folks wishing me well… it made things not seem so bad for a while. You’re the best. I hope you have a lovely rest of your Sunday.