Pituitary tumor, meds/bills fund

$793 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 55 months
Michael R Edgecomb Jr.  LEWISTON, ME
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.

-Mike-
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Update 34
Posted by Michael R Edgecomb Jr.
15 days ago
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This is the medication (one of two) that I'm taking... pricey stuff. Approximately $45 a pill. I take 4 a week. The pharmacy & hospital have a thing, so it only costs me about $100 every 3 months but with zero current income (other than what trickles in from here) that's still a bit more than I can afford. And I'm not on the other important medication at all... Doesn't actually do a whole lot of good using just one of them but whatever. My hearing for disability is in a few days. If you pray, please do so. Don't wish me luck though as mine is always bad...
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Update 33
Posted by Michael R Edgecomb Jr.
2 months ago
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Finally have a date for my disability hearing... in January. Only about 10 weeks to go & then however long it takes for a decision to be reached... Hopefully an outcome that works in my favor or I don't know what I'm going to do.
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Update 32
Posted by Michael R Edgecomb Jr.
3 months ago
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The cash is gone, the bills are due & I'm soon (Monday) to be without wheels...
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Update 31
Posted by Michael R Edgecomb Jr.
5 months ago
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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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Sheena
1 month ago

hi Michael I was just reading your updates and I am so sorry that you are going through this have you tried talking to DHHS about food stamps and or other programs that can help you extra? I just feel really bad about everything that you're going through I wish I had the money to spend and I would definitely donate if it comes soon I will donate when I can so sorry to hear what you're going through keep your head up though

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Sheena
1 month ago

hi Michael I was just reading your updates and I am so sorry that you are going through this have you tried talking to DHHS about food stamps and or other programs that can help you extra? I just feel really bad about everything that you're going through I wish I had the money to spend and I would definitely donate if it comes soon I will donate when I can so sorry to hear what you're going through keep your head up though

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$793 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 55 months
Created June 13, 2014
Michael R Edgecomb Jr.
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CJ
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Cole Jesensky
1 month ago
DP
$18
David Piegaro
1 month ago
CN
$5
Christian Newth
1 month ago
MM
$10
Matt Morales
1 month ago

First gofundme. Hope this helps

TS
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JB
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James Beatty
1 month ago
M
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MJ
1 month ago
$25
Michele West Ceron
1 month ago

Hi Michael, this is Mickey C from twitter. Donating as I promised I would! Hope you are doing well

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Anonymous
2 months ago
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2 months ago
Sheena
1 month ago

hi Michael I was just reading your updates and I am so sorry that you are going through this have you tried talking to DHHS about food stamps and or other programs that can help you extra? I just feel really bad about everything that you're going through I wish I had the money to spend and I would definitely donate if it comes soon I will donate when I can so sorry to hear what you're going through keep your head up though

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Sheena
1 month ago

hi Michael I was just reading your updates and I am so sorry that you are going through this have you tried talking to DHHS about food stamps and or other programs that can help you extra? I just feel really bad about everything that you're going through I wish I had the money to spend and I would definitely donate if it comes soon I will donate when I can so sorry to hear what you're going through keep your head up though

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