hi! hello!
my name's ken. how are you, today? good, i hope!
as for me, i've been better, and hope to be, again.

tl;dr? - in the past two years i've had a bunch of health problems which have limited my ability to work, which limits my ability to do things like pay rent, the electric bill, etc. so, i essentially need some monetary help.

i'm just a normal, occasionally funny, sometimes smart, mainly law abiding, human being.
18890854_1530114705992313_r.jpeg('dis me, probably pain-free)

generally living a quiet, simple, little life. what's that mean? i get books & movies from the library, i don't have cable/internet, i like to take public transportation.
i'm kind to old folk, babies, and most people in between.
never been arrested, never even been fired from a job (have been "written up" up a few times, though).
my friends & family like me most of the time, at least as much as i like them...most of the time.

everything i have of value is merely functional, or sentimental (sometimes both), but not worth much money.

i got sick 3 years ago, something i thought would "pass" quickly -- a few kidney stones, is all.
but, almost instantly, 3 became 6. then 20. then 40. then 60. and i stopped counting. and they just keep coming.
they're painful. like, ridiculously painful. like, unless you've had one, more than you can imagine painful.
18890854_1530115407873427_r.jpeg(yup, so painful you take off your glasses & wince!)

but, unless there's an infection, they're not life-threatening or anything.
other stuff starting happening.

i started having problems with my hands, my feet, my hormones, my balance.
(my liver, heart, and lungs seem ok, though! along with my tummy, most days...)

a tumor was found, in my head, and that terrified me.
18890854_1530114766845180_r.jpeg(that time i made it to the ivy league...)

it was removed 6 months ago. but, on follow-up, there seems to be some that remained. i'll know about what's going to happen with that later this week.
18890854_1530114813566157_r.jpeg(best neurosurgeon, evar!)

my life has become one of doctor visit, blood work, lab tests, MRIs, etc

people have said to me, humorously, i thought...
"it all goes downhill when you hit 50!"
i thought at 49, when i hit 50 i'd be in the best health of my life! 50 is the new 30, and all.
but then, i had my first surgery at 50. a trapped nerve had numbed part of my right arm for months.
i had not planned for my 50s to go this way.
i STILL plan for the remainder of my 50s to be excellent.
they're not right now.

so, i need some help. to keep the lights on, and a roof over my head.

any help you can provide, even if it's simply sharing this post around, is greatly, profoundly, appreciated.

thank you so much
take good care


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Ken Rose 
Horsham, PA
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