[aka Lawrence, José, - many named William, see Da Vinci Code,my ancestor built the Roslyn Chapel in Scotland]
Due to a yet diagnosed illness causing me to lose 40 lbs since December (likely Crohns or cancer), I need immediate funding for leg therapy devices, swelling so badly that I can't drive at all now & sometimes neither stand nor walk due to overuse after loss of so much body muscle.
I've already had to buy a rollator you don't lift but walk normally, with wheels, a tall model w brakes, & a strong body, w a seat when you get dizzy, or tired, (I carry stuff around the house, perfect for my wooden floors. I fell once last week in the driveway due to a puppy, before I got the rollator, backwards and almost broke my sternum - that did it for me.
In hospital this weekend, my doctor used air compression leg massagers that keep circulation up & blood clots down when needed - I had to order them as soon as getting out, I'll be feeling pins (or nothing) untial they arrive late this week. This is an unexpected side effect of the original illness, the malnutrition perhaps causing a protein deficiency, thogh that nor anemia were confirmed by three days of bloodwork.
I researchd and compared over 200 diff't models, saved over 500 from the flimsy standing one you see on TV – it’s a major ripoff! Always research everything, especially users comments, they call most others "toys" by comparison., and this is at the low price end.
I can't post a recent picture, this photos is a healthy me at 160 lbs a few years ago here on Pine Mountain..
The leg air compressors they used on me nightly in hospital are on their way later this week - til they arrive I’m in constant mild pain & those invisible needles jabbing my feet, and not walking at night, by then at their worst after my daytime abuse - I had to keep going at the house, clearing paths, tossing out more and more - this one has six steps up and a steep driveway - now I need the opposite, but later on down at the crossroads.
Just spent two days in ER then a room after a scan spotted something "life threatening",a severe stomach obstruction. Even after a tube in my stomach, nothing found, but I was past another test, then a five hour radiology one next day with 48 oz of marker to drink before they could start. Jeez, can't they make it in chocolate mint, rather than pepto chemo slush?wha
I can’t drive, so I depend on neighbors & friends to get me to grocers, who are also month to month like me now (SS), they reimburse them for all these trips of 50-75 (Lagrange or Columbus,2-3 times a week. Uber? LOL, we have 900 people,NO fast food, the next town has 300 – we don’t even have a doctor now.
I may need another campaign in the future, for the real life-threatening issue, today's needs come first, this is now 2-3 times a week until whatever is next. Another fork in the road, so I'll take it.
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