PCS (Post Concussion Syndrome) sickness fund

PCS (Post Concussion Syndrome) sickness fund

From Chaim Welis-stosser

Im here to raise awareness/raise money for the condition i have. All funds raised will go directly to my medical costs and other expenses due to me being unable to work at this point in time.

Chaim Welis-stosser

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Update #10

18 days ago

hey all,
just continuing on from my last update. I've recently gone to see the behavioral optometrist due to us (the team im working with at the epworth hospital) believing that there has been something adjusted with my eyes due to the concussions, which in turn has been forcing me to put a lot more effort into using them everyday. which would be adding to the pain in my head and the fatiguing. we;ve found some scratching in the eyes and afew other things wrong. but not sure if it'll help with the pain. it might help with the fatigue which would be a massive improvement for me. im going to be starting some eye treatment/therapy over the next couple of weeks. along with working with my team at the epworth which consists of a psychologist, exercise physiologist, neurologist and a physio.
reaching out for some help financially again, any and all donations go straight towards my appointments/treatments.
thanks to all those that have donated up until now, truly means the world to me and helps me out in more ways than i can put to words.

much love to you all
chaim

"at the end of the day its not about what you have or even what you've accomplished... it's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. it's about what you've given back" - Denzel Washington

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Hey there, my name is Chaim Welis-Stosser, I’m 26 and I live in Melbourne, Australia.

 A couple of years ago between 2012-2013 I suffered 6 concussions, of which gave me a condition called post concussion syndrome. So I couldn't do anything for 2 years. Everyday I suffer constant concussion symptoms, which includes, a constant headache, dizziness, fatigue, blurry vision and anxiety/depression. I couldn’t work, study or get out much in general.

 Then I got better in 2015. Still my cognitive functions weren't all that great. I physically felt good, so I could go back to work, but I still couldn’t study.

 This is all up until this past November 2017, when all the symptoms just came back. It hit me hard. The anxiety crept in and as a result depression came about. All the physical symptoms, constant headache (feels like my head is being torn into 2 pieces),  dizziness. fatigue and sometimes the occasional blurry vision. The symptoms seem to be a lot worse than last time and I have also started to lose my memory/memories from recent years.

Post-Concussion Syndrome, or PCS, is the persistence of concussion symptoms beyond the normal course of recovery. The majority of concussion symptoms will resolve within about two weeks, and with proper recovery almost all dissipate within a month. In cases where symptoms last longer than one or two months, doctors may diagnose Post-Concussion Syndrome. Patients with PCS can experience concussion-like symptoms at rest or in response to too much physical or cognitive activity, often forcing them to withdraw from their usual physical, professional, and social lives.

 I’m Reaching out for support, whether that be a donation to help me with appointments,medication and Specialists etc.

 Due to me not being able to do any type of work at this point in time. when I had PCS. I used a lot of my savings, I didn’t have much support. And now that I can’t work, I have no way of paying for the current support I need, And there is no time frame unfortunately for my recovery. every bit of support helps me more than i can put to words.

 I thought this time I would spread awareness about the condition, whilst also reaching out for support. here is a link which has more information about the condition.

https://concussionfoundation.org/PCS-resources/what-is-PCS

 if preferred my banking details are just below

Chaim D Welis-Stosser

Bsb : 633000

Account number: 137964672

 

Please share this around with friends, family, work colleagues and everyone else you know. many people around the world are suffering with this condition which isnt well known at all.. the more people hear and learn about it, the more they can be there for people who are affected by it and the more comfortable people who have this condition will be about opening up to someone about it.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this message, and if you donate, it would help me immensely.

 

Thanks and all the best,

Chaim

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
18 days ago

Update #10

hey all,
just continuing on from my last update. I've recently gone to see the behavioral optometrist due to us (the team im working with at the epworth hospital) believing that there has been something adjusted with my eyes due to the concussions, which in turn has been forcing me to put a lot more effort into using them everyday. which would be adding to the pain in my head and the fatiguing. we;ve found some scratching in the eyes and afew other things wrong. but not sure if it'll help with the pain. it might help with the fatigue which would be a massive improvement for me. im going to be starting some eye treatment/therapy over the next couple of weeks. along with working with my team at the epworth which consists of a psychologist, exercise physiologist, neurologist and a physio.
reaching out for some help financially again, any and all donations go straight towards my appointments/treatments.
thanks to all those that have donated up until now, truly means the world to me and helps me out in more ways than i can put to words.

much love to you all
chaim

"at the end of the day its not about what you have or even what you've accomplished... it's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. it's about what you've given back" - Denzel Washington

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #9

hey all
another update here. have been feeling really down of late due to everything which has been happening, not being able to exercise as much as id like due to the fatigue/dizziness etc.. weight gain has been abit of an issue for me mentally. i have some important appointments coming up with the behavioral optometrist to see if we can fix the issue with my eyes which may be the cause of the pain in my head.
having a treadmill test at the hospital to test out my fatigue and the dizziness factor. and seeing a neurological psychologist as well.

unfortunately there is no timeline for my recovery, here i am reaching out for some support once again. any and every donation goes towards these appointments i have coming up and future appointments/ treatments that i may need.

wanna thank everyone who has donated and reached out to me already, means the world! please continue to share my campaign around, not just for me.. but for the many people around the world who suffer from this not very well known condition. you're doing more than you think just by sharing it and spreading awareness :)

love you all and be well
xx

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #8

hey all,
i have recently been able to have more assessments done due to the amazing contributions i have received through my campaign.
positives from it- weve found that there are a few more things in my head contributing to the constant pain. i cant remember the medical terms, but there is something wrong behind my eyes due to the hits i sustained. which in turn has affected my balance, vision and is causing me to put a lot more effort into everyday living to be able to see properly etc.
i will be going to see a behavioral optometrist in the coming weeks to see what we can do to improve all of the above mentioned.
have also started working with another neurologist and exercise physiologist.
hoping to have some positive news to give you all in the coming weeks. time will tell.

again, without all the support both financially and people checking in on me i wouldn't have even gotten this far.. i thank you all!

please continue to share my campaign around for awareness, it takes a couple of seconds to share it around and you could be helping the process of saving alot of peoples lives in the near future.

love to you all
chaim x

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #7

hey everyone, another update here.
unfortunately things didn't work out with the physio. my symptoms have been getting worse each week, physically has been a challenge and mentally been the battle is getting tougher...
i've been recommended to go see some specialists of which i'll be going into a concussion clinic tomorrow for an assessment and then will see what they can offer to help my recovery.
ive also been recommended to go see someone at the national institute of integrative medicine.. unfortunately his prices arent all too affordable at the moment for me ( $1085, which includes the assessment and any treatments/medications)
and then there is also a headache clinic if those options dont help me with my recovery.
im truly grateful for all those who've helped me afford all the appointments i have tried, and the specialists ive seen .
here i am reaching out for help financially once again, any donation helps.. it all adds up. please share this with your family, friends, work colleagues, share with everyone you know.. not only will all donations help me with my recovery and get, (what i hope to be) the right treatment to get me better. but will also be spreading awareness for this shit of a condition, which affects many people around the world today.

thank you to all those who've donated..contributed and reached out to me... means so damn much to me.
much love to you all xx

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #6

hey there, just a quick update here. recently started working with a physio, doing a specific technique which has helped people in the past who have had pcs. have just begun working with him, so we shall see how it goes and if any improvements over the coming weeks. will keep you all posted.

the support has been incredible, thanks heaps to everyone who has helped me thus far, whether that be reaching out.. a donation etc. it all means the world to me so thank you once again.

please feel free to continue to share my campaign around for awareness and any support i get helps me more than i can put to words.

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

be well
chaim x

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #5

good evening everyone, just wanted to give another update.
thanks to all the donations i have received i will be meeting with another 2 specialists this week, and with the funds left i will have some follow up appointments as well. in a couple of weeks i will be meeting with one of the top concussion experts thanks to a member of the community. there are no promises but at the very least he gives me advice which helps me in some way.

thanks to all who have donated and who have helped spread awareness about this condition.

all your support helps me make it to the next day.

hope you're all well
chaim x

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #4

almost another week gone by, my pain has picked up abit. but thankfully with all the donations and support thats been coming through, it helps me mentally to fight through it all.
with the funds this week i was able to see another few specialists, and i will be trying some newer treatments over the coming weeks, along with seeing some new psychologists to see if they can help with the metal side of things as well.

cannot put into words again how thankful i am for all the support, but thank you.
and all the best to everyone

chaim x

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #3

https://concussionfoundation.org/CTE-resources/what-is-CTE
here is a link to give more information on my condition.

thank you to all those who have reached out and/or donatedup until this point, means so much to me.

all the best
chaim

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #2

thanks to everyone who has helped me get to this point, i have already been to a couple of appointments due to the generous donations made by people this week.

thanks to those who read this and just support me through this difficult time.

p.s. if anyone wants to share this, by all means go ahead, and thank you

all the best to everyone
chaim

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Chaim Welis-stosser posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #1

thanks to everyone who has donated and reached out to support me.
with the money so far i will be able to go see a psychiatrist tomorrow without being in any debt, and with the leftover money i will be able to get the vitamins and foods i need for the week.

thanks
chaim

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