Today we got the actual diagnosis. :(
I'll update again, this week.
I moved back to Mississippi in May 2017 to care for my mom. She'd been referred to an oncologist by her GP to possibly diagnose and treat cancer in her breasts and lungs. I say "possibly" because the out-of-pocket expenses of her health insurance are too out of hand for us to afford them.
EDIT: (Original: She hasn't seen the specialist and currently has no plans to. We simply can't afford to. Even with help, it's not an option.) She's now seen a lung specialist to diagnose her with small cell lung cancer. Because of the type & location of the mass, it cannot be cut out. Her only option is chemo, now.
My personal medical debt is completely out of hand. I've had multiple strokes and a heart surgery. Despite getting most of my bills reduced by private programs and negotiating with hospitals, I'm still hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debt.
What I'm asking you for, right now, is not even help with that. I was in a wreck recently that requires a $208 (plus taxes & fees) replacement of my back windshield. My mom has recently caught the flu and needs to see a doctor because her immune system is already compromised.
I can't offer you anything in return for your love and care. I work anywhere from 16 to 20 hours every day of the week and simply can't spare a moment to create art for donors like I used to.
Please, help us if you can. Every little be counts and we'll be eternally grateful.
Hopefully, someday we can get forgiveness for both our medical debts... or move to a place with healthcare. For now, we just need a helping hand taking care of these unfortunate surprises.
I still haven't gotten a chance to throw more money at the car after getting the minor (but expensive) body repair. I feel like I'll never get the window fixed!!!
In any case, Tuesday, I'm taking mom to the hospital for a biopsy and first chemotherapy treatment. This is happening because of your help! Prior to setting up this campaign and finding my latest job, she's been against spending money to battle cancer.
Thank you so much for showing my family that you love us and support us. We'll keep you posted.
Had to deal with mom's flu developing into pneumonia & sinus infection (which I guess I should have expected since that happens every time she catches a cold.)
Got a higher estimate on my window, recently, because the glass shop claims I need to go somewhere that can fix the hatch/trunk first. I don't see where the back hatch is bent, but they measured it for me and explained that they can't install the window because of where the hatch is damaged.
I'll visit a repair shop tomorrow and get an estimate for the additional repair.
This has really just turned into a pile of problems I'm still not fully prepared to deal with. :(
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