Pituitary tumor, meds/bills fund

$470 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 50 months
My name is Michael Edgecomb, and I have a pituitary tumor. All funds going to pay medical & related costs (ie travel, doc's, bills and being out of work).

Information gained from consulting a specialist in Boston basically talked me out of risky surgery as the growth of mine has made surgery more risky than normal. It has grown around the artery feeding my brain blood. Speculation is that the tumor may be one of the causes of the severe headaches I have experienced through the years, since my early teens.

I only found out about the tumor after nearly losing my job over the debilitating nature of the multi-day long headaches and demanding that my PCP do a CT scan and bloodwork.

First donations will go towards paying off the debt I have already incurred due to this condition and then assist with future debt for treatment.

Currently out of work due to not being on the meds and having issues not being awake while driving. The tumor keeps me extremely tired because it messes with hormone production.

Thank you for your time and assistance. It is greatly appreciated.

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Still waiting... advocator group called the other day with no news & I asked if they could fast track this since I have run out of money. They said if something had changed at home & I'd need proof... No news is better than bad news I guess.
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Still waiting to hear back from SSDI. But in the mean time, I have absolutely run out of funds. Bank account is dry. PayPal account is dry. No more 401ks kicking around to clean out. Need food & fuel money as well as money for meds. Still not on the 2nd med prescribed. Couldn't get assistance with it apparently because I didn't file taxes last year... but I had zero taxable income so I didn't need to file taxes... Taxation is theft.

Anyways. If anyone can help. Share it or don't. Thanks.
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Just called the Advocator group...
My disability claim is back with the Social Security folks. They have up to TWO years to go over it... if they come back with a decision between now and December 31st, I can refile/dispute (again). If they do not, I'm basically dead. If they come back with a not disabled decision after Dec 31st, I cannot refile until I've worked at least 5 of the last 10 years. Which currently would be fine, as long as they don't take the full two years that this could take.
Asked again about how people survive this with zero income and being single and they had no answers. Will be calling the local social security office to see about this other less known program that would only give me about half what the Disability income would be... which means, living in my car since the folks have said I need to be out of the house this summer.
Tired of the cold weather.
Tired of the toxic nature of this household.
Tired of my extended family.

Currently have no cash left. Nothing coming in. No food.
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Had a new MRI 2 weeks ago.

Tumor has not changed in size so much as the specialist can tell.

I'm on 6 pills a week and the doc wrote a new script for another med but theres no money left...

Social Security Disability denied my claim... I'm fighting it, but I was told it could take TWO YEARS just for them to hear the case...

I cashed out one 401k already just to barely get by the last 4 or 5 months now... I have another one, but its 2/5s what the first 401k was...

No money, no money, no money... No help either...
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$470 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 50 months
Created June 13, 2014
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1 month ago
Cassie Lewis
15 months ago

Hi! I know it's not much but I know if everyone was to just donate a little it could end up being the amount you need!

Mark Reyes
41 months ago

Good luck...stay strong!

41 months ago
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