Cancer Fund and Medical Bill Payoff

 
Raised: $1,377.00
Goal: $10,000.00
 
 
 

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Sarah Philipson

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After being diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in March of 2012, I lost my job because of the time I had to be off for surgery, recovery... and treatment. In the process, I've stacked up alm... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Sarah Philipson 12 months ago

As you can no doubt tell from my new icon- My hair has returned! It's wavy, and we're not really sure what color to call it (yes... it looks brown in THIS light but it's shifty!), but it's definitely back.
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In the months since remission, the neuropathy that came with my last round of treatment became "post-chemo neuropathy" and I found myself living in constant and excruciating pain.
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It got progressively worse (despite switching medications) and stopped responding to pain pills. Until last week I was essentially living at a 9 on the pain scale. All the time. Even while trying to attend classes.
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Thanks to a drug trial that I'm partaking in though (1 injection 2x a day for 4 days... last week) it appears that the neuropathy has been tamed. My feet and hands are no longer constantly troubling me!
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Unfortunately, medical bills aren't so easy to scare away. In addition to the bills remaining from last year- my deductible has reset as of the beginning of the year and so each visit (excepting the drug trial related ones) adds yet more charges to the tally.
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If you can afford to help, or know someone who can- of course I will be grateful as always for any assistance. Some things are just too big to pay off on your own- and this is sadly one of them.
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Otherwise, things are definitely showing signs of improvement- especially with this latest development with the neuropathy.
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My thanks for your continued prayers and good thoughts! And to those who have donated before- as always- THANK YOU. Your help kept me going through the hardest parts of all of this. And I couldn't have done it without each and every one of you.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Sarah Philipson 15 months ago

Well, more than a month into remission and aside from the bills (most of them) still waiting to be paid, things are progressing. My hair is coming back in quickly and thickly! Still too hard to tell what the color is though.
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Neuropathy and pain in my feet is still a very big issue though, unfortunately. Today I'm meeting with a pain management specialist to discuss a possible clinical trial to target just that issue.
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In the meantime, I've gone back to school! I'll be studying to receive a certificate in Digital Photography (exciting, right?!) in a year or so and am currently limping my way through 2 different actual photography classes, thanks to help from family and friends!
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Other than that, not really much to report. Lots of hoping for pain to stop and hair to grow.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Sarah Philipson 15 months ago

As of December 13th, I have been declared Cancer Free! 2 years of pain, confusion, answers and treatment are finally behind me.
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At the dawn of the New Year I make not resolutions but wishes:

1. A year (and subsequently many years) free of Cancer

2. That my medical bills can be paid off by year's end.

3. An end to the lingering nerve issues and pain

4. A new job to replace what was lost

5. Success with my art.
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My thanks to everyone who has donated, and to those who continue to do so. Every small bit helps so very much, and I am so grateful for everyone's continued support!

 
 
 
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Created by Sarah Philipson on May 27, 2012

After being diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in March of 2012, I lost my job because of the time I had to be off for surgery, recovery... and treatment. In the process, I've stacked up almost $10,000 in assorted medical bills- to say nothing of the day-to-day living expenses that happen every time you turn around.



I'm now in remission (as of December 2012) and trying to get back on my feet! The bills are still there, and now that a new fiscal year has started- they're piling up yet again as my deductible is slowly chipped away.
 
 
 
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Recent Donations (30)

$1,377 raised by 30 people in 23 months.

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Anonymous

15 months ago

 

$30.00

Anonymous

17 months ago

 

$50.00

Anonymous

17 months ago

 

$100.00

K.C. Clifford

17 months ago

 
 

Our prayers are with you, Sarah! Thank you for the blessing you have been to us over the past few years.

 

$107.00

Anonymous

17 months ago

 

$20.00

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17 months ago

 

$50.00

Megan

17 months ago

 
 

I hope this helps! I'm keeping you in my thoughts and hope you're better soon!

 

$200.00

Karen Hickman

17 months ago

 
 

Bless your heart Sarah. I know what you are going through. My husband had colon cancer. He lost his battle on Dec. 5, 2004. I had a lot of medical bills to pay after he passed away. I am praying for you.

 

$25.00

Andrea Cozier Mclean

18 months ago

 
 

I'll be praying for you. Stay strong :)

 

$100.00

Melody

18 months ago

 
 

I hope this helps. Wishing you get better soon!! <3

 

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