Linda's AssLiver Cancer Med Fund

$33,861 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 271 people in 23 months
As most of you who know me might already know, I don't mince words, so I hope the title of this page doesn't offend.  But that's basically the truth.  Hey, if I wasn't making fun of myself (or others!), you'd probably think someone else was writing this.  :-)
I was diagnosed initially with Anal Cancer about 6 weeks ago (mid February), but the diagnosis was definitively confirmed last Friday (March 25, 2016).  At that time they also biopsied my liver, which has one spot in it.  That too is cancer, but luckily I just have the one spot.  Out damn spot!  So I am turning to internet panhandling to help cover my bills.  Yes, I have health insurance, but mine is a high deductible policy, so it will end up costing me much more money than I have.  I chose the high deductible policy becasue I've always been so healthy!  This is what years of eating right and working out will do for you.  lol
In addition to medical bills, I will have a long road ahead of me, and I will more than likely need to take time off from my job.  Getting 60% of my salary from medical disability will not even cover my expenses.  So I will need to eat into my savings for that.  And there is the little matter of my car being stolen last weekend (March 26, 2016).  If I don't get my car back, or if I do get it back with significant damage, there is another deductible I will have to cover.  When it rains it pours, I guess.  
So, dear friends, family, and internet peeps, I come to you with hat in hand. I loath asking for help.  But I need it.  Bad.  I really want to beat this, but I'd prefer not coming out the other side as a homeless person.  lol.  I would be most grateful for anything you can spare.  And if you want value for your dollar, you can buy one of my lovely paintings (see the photos on my Facebook page).  Or you can commission something.  I'm not sure how much energy I will have for painting once the chemo and radiation starts kicking my ass (literally!), but I will do my best.  
Thank you for your support!  Kisses!
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Back at UCSF for a procedure today. My colorectal surgeon is going to survey the damage and take biopsies if needed. The tumor did some serious damage to my tissues, which will have to be repaired once the doctors feel that I am out of the woods. Unfortunately, repairs in the area in question are not very successful. The last PET scan was clear though, so fingers remain crossed.
Back to be probed again
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They are cautiously optimistic, ............REMISSION!!!
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Today is PET scan day. What I hope is the last one for a while. I will get the results Friday. This is to see if the chemo/rad took care of the anal tumor. If so, I am clear! If not I will have to have another surgery. I don't want another surgery. Results to come.....
PET scan day!
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Just a quick procedure today. I'm having a sigmoid with a possible biopsy if the doctor sees anything. This is mainly just to see how well the chemo and radiation worked. Next up, a PET scan to also see if there is any cancer left. If there is, that means I'll have to have another surgery. So, my fingers and toes are crossed. Wish me luck!
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Mark Ricca
11 months ago

You look great. Fingers, toes, and claws crossed.

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Steve Manzi
18 months ago

One step at a time Linda. Hope you are staying in good spirits. I know this cannot be easy though. Stay strong!!

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Mark Ricca
18 months ago

Get 'em Linda. You go kick cancer's ass. I'll sick my coonhound on 'em.

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Sara Spigler Pomish
19 months ago

Best photo ever.

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$33,861 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 271 people in 23 months
Created March 30, 2016
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JZ

you are a very brave person, goofy and I love that too , certainly a wonderful person to know ... you are always in my prayers ... be well Blessings ...

CW
$50
Chris White
11 months ago

Hi doll. I'm wishing the very best for you and admire your strength and courage. Many hugs and much love. xxxooo

CW
$50
Chris White
11 months ago

Hi doll. I am wishing you all the best with all my heart. I'm late in knowing about this, but here's to you, your strength, and courage! xxxooo

MS
$100
Mike & Dana Stoneking
11 months ago

Love you!!

BS
$600
Ben Sullivan
15 months ago

I wish you the best Linda.

MH
$100
Mark Hudson
17 months ago

was thinking of you and hoping you're doing better!

Mark Ricca
11 months ago

You look great. Fingers, toes, and claws crossed.

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Steve Manzi
18 months ago

One step at a time Linda. Hope you are staying in good spirits. I know this cannot be easy though. Stay strong!!

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Mark Ricca
18 months ago

Get 'em Linda. You go kick cancer's ass. I'll sick my coonhound on 'em.

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Sara Spigler Pomish
19 months ago

Best photo ever.

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