The video I posted was me walking for the first time. Well today after 179ft I fell luckily I dont think I broke anything but I do hurt. I have to keep pushing
Crazy busy day. Backside hurting. Needing to suck it up today.
Working hard today. Threw the pain. But have to if I hope to get home. As faras I know ins should cover most of hospital stuff. Sadly not the docs or the surgeries. And who knows what other costs when we get home. I know 30k seems like a lot but almost 10k just in travel . Please know I would not ask for help if it wasnt needed
thank you all for changing my life
The idea of buying train tickets to get home is exciting. But at the same time worried about the medical bills as they start flooding in whenmwe do make home. My Dad and his friends from church are trying to get the money together to build a enclosed ramp be for I get home. Any donations would really help as lumber is crazy expensive
Lol I need someone to donate $33 to get the whole 333 thing. As you know I have this crazy thing where I see 333 all the time and even dr gelmans practice address is 333
Got a lot done today
wanted to take a moment and thank you all for the support. Could not havd made it this far with out all your help
This is my wife
On of our possible nightmares came true this morning. My wife's employer called saying they are denying fmla
Sorry, I have not posted in awhile just been working really hard on physical therapy everyday I will try get some pics posted of me working out. They have given a pencil in date of leaving by Nov 4th to go hoje in Michigan. Thats great and scary news at the same time. Want to go home of course, not sure if my legs will be ready by then
Today I am exhausted from physical therapy. Guess that means I am getting closer to my goal of walking again and getting back home. Thank you all for the support you have given. If any of you can give again that would really help cover the bills we have at home building up. While we are stuck here spend more money then I can think of being here in rehab.
Its 333 and I wanted to share with all of you that I am getting stronger and am able to stand on my own for about 5 mins now and hope to start walking soon. I know the medical bills are pilling up everyday I'm in here but dont have much choice in the matter. Thank you all for helping with donations and any other you can afford would be very helpful
Thanks to Mike my wife got 20 "roses" because of you. Something I wish I could myself right now as she is helping me so much.
Guess tomorrow is my 1 day break from physical therapy in the week. What to do? What to do? May relize that it was the 28th of aug not the 28th of sept I started this hospital journey. Never would have guessed I would still be here. The 1 true positive is my amazing wife is with me. I have a idea if you could donate this weekend for me each $ equals 1 rose towards my wife. Monday I will let her know how many "roses" were left in her honor for being the amazing wife and best friend I could have
Been going to physical therapy all week getting stronger. Right knee to weak to lock on its own they are looking into making a brace for it. Guess back wound is down by 50%. Both legs still numb from top of knee to ankle. I have 2 openings from surgery on wound vac. But othere then that I'm just peachy! Lol thanks for all your support in all this
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile going threw rehab is much harder then I thought it would be. I spiked a 103 fever last night not sure why
So many of you have reached out to me and my wife. I know I will never be able to thank you all the amount you deserve helping me get my life back is priceless. Sad the real of it is it does come with a giant cost even after ins helps. But you all help send me to the best and of course the best cost the most. Thank you all! I look forward to taking my wife in my arms and showing her how much a husband can mis his amazing wife.
We have been switched over to another build for rehab for my legs. Guys are talking 3 to 4 more weeks!!! Gee I can only guess at how much something like this will cost. I am asking if some how you could donate again that would really help out
Having a hard day today. Testing my mental spirit. As they start to pull back the pain meds
Not happy with how long it is taking to walk again
I was thinking most of this money will be eaten up my medical expenses and thats fine. But after Im healed inwould like to the my wife away for a romantic weekend. Please feel free to donate to the treating my wife amazing fund as she has been there 1000%
Getting stronger! But another day in a place I dont want to be. Ready to go home
For every $1 any of you give from you heart really helps us less about the money side of the giant task and focus on getting stronger. So we can get home and start our new lifes
Been in the hospital so long time starts to distort days run together. And god their food is awful. Getting random muscle spasms in my legs
My goal is to be able to get in and out of wheel chair to go for a stroll eith my wife. Been in this room damn to long
When I decided to take on this huge task of having the surgery. I understood it could kill me and tried to say my good byes to everyone. But the surgery it self has gone all but flawless and much like really life it was the things you cant really plan for that seem to be the real test. I ask for you support as there is still been no confirmation of my wifes work doing fmla thing so money is getting tighter and more time is looking to be needed
Today was hard having to have a new pickline in then PT came and helped force me stand even longer each time. Still can walk but I hope it will come soon
Took 2 supprorted steps yesterday and they took out my cathander this morning!!! Making baby steps forward
Hurting something awful hoping pills kick in soon
Second Round with none working legs. I think we are making ground. Yes pun was intended
Yesterday was harder then I had figured ot would be. It is shocking how fast you can lose abilities in something like this. What adds to the stress is know my wifes last pay day is sept 10th and they are talking sometime on Oct toll I can even come home. I did not want to ruin us money eise with this operation. But even eith ins a month long stay in hospital alone is going to me massive
Say up twice today anf got shocks and shoes on hoping to help trigger walking. Sadly no luck. Have to keep trying. And pointers for long hospital stay
Being able to think about things happen. The surgery was long and hard. The pulled me out was giving me jello and water then I crashed to 18 beats per min. I almost died. Know knowing that I can understand why it has taken over a week for my brain to come cabk online having a hard time moviing my legs at all giaint sor on my back and can go 0 to mega pain in no time. Im doing better. Laat night I slept for a good solid 4hrs and understand this could take months to get better.
Thank you all for taking a chance on me
As alot you know I am lamed up at U C irvine hospital in Orange California.
Please feel free to send get well cards to room 6831 I would love to see some encouraging words in hard copy since she does really do tje internet
My mother flew out for the surgery but can not afford to stay at hotel while she is waiting for me to get well enough to travel home. She is 67 and would want her to stay with some kind near anheim orange calfornia
Hey Guys! I just got got out of ICU and hamt my own room now. Made a lot of big progress. But I have along time to go
My Surgery is in 2 hours. So this might be my last post. I love you all and I can not thank you enough for your support in all of this. My wife is everything to me and to get a second chance to give her then man she deserves means a lot to me. I will post as soon as I can if andwhen I wake up.
I found out some shocking news today. I guess they want to remove the apron that hangs down as well which will double my recover time to almost 5 weeks in the hospital. My wife's vacation time runs out Sept 10th meaning no money coming in at all until we are able to go home. I know I have asked a lot from all of you already but any extra help would greatly lesson the fear of covering our bills at home.
In less then 24hrs I face the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. All of your support is helping me threw this and will never be able to thank you all enough. A chance to spend more time with my wife. My best friend she is so amazing and I would storm the gates of hell to spend just 1 more second with her. So know with your support I plan to go into this fighting.
Out of L.A. now in the hotel across the street from where I will not doubt he for the next 2 weeks healing. I am so scared of the giant medical bill for being in the hospital that long. I will of course try to heal as fast as I can but there are somethings we can't control
Thank you all for helping me get here. In about 48 hrs I will be in surgery and hopefully will come out a changed man able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
Just got out to L.A. the trip took a lot more out of me then anything I have done yet. 3 days and counting till surgery. I will post more updates tomorrow.
A week from today I fly out to California. I'm starting to get nervous as I have not flown out of Detroit or on Delta. I hope it goes as smooth as flying on American did. I will be post alot more as time goes on as I feel since all of you have donated and made this all possible. I owe you to at least updates of where your hard earned money is going. Thank you all again for helping this happen. I plan on making the most of this second chance at a better life
Hello my name is Dan. I have Scrotal Lymphedema and the doctor that specializes in that type of surgery is who I would prefer to remove the 75 pound growth on my abdomen is not covered by my insurance. Please help me get this done as I don't see any other way to live a semi normal life. Thank you for taking the time to read this and god bless. The 20k goal was to cover the first projected expenses. With not knowing what the total cost will be, The goal amount will change. I look forward to paying forward all the kindness.