Hi. My name is Chris White. I have Non-Alcoholic Degenerative Liver. Essentially, my liver is dying. And, I didn’t do any of the things or catch any of the things that would cause this. Some people just wind up with it. Unfortunately, I'm one of them.
I am working on getting on the waiting list for a liver transplant. However, once that goes through I will need to stay near the hospital for at least 30 days after the operation. Totaling up the various costs is going to be about $7000 (which is a scary amount of money for me). (Sutter Health - Sutter Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco).
In the meantime, I’ve been singing and volunteering with the Twin Cities Church choir and Music in the Mountains choir (2nd Tenor). I’ve also been try to give time to the animal shelter and to our local radio station in Nevada City (KVMR) and our Community Events Center (in Grass Valley). For a long time I’ve also helped run a 12 step support group but I couldn’t do it all so I had to let something go. I’ve never been a big drinker and it has really never really appealed to me. And, what alcohol I might have had in the past is nowhere near enough to cause this. I also don’t take recreational drugs or smoke. In other words, this is NOT something that I caused.
I do want to continue volunteering with my life. Having this transplant would help me towards that. I also have a personal faith in Christ (and I feel that each person needs to decide what they believe on their own without coersion). This belief does help me most of the times but, and I have to be honest, there are some really bad days sometimes.
Please help! And thank you.
My 1994 Honda accord: only the driver side window works, the internal fan stopped working, the breaks need to be done, the front window has cracks, and the air conditioning doesn't work. On top of that I am on permanent disability. I can't work right now and I can't pay for any of it. I was just told that I have a tumor on my liver that has to be treated which means more driving to San Francisco that has to be treated before a transplant. I'm scared. And, I need severe monetary help ( or a new car). I'm very scared, upset, in pain, and exhausted....
I need more than prayer. I don't know what to do.
I do want to live. Very much so. And my faith does help. Today was a really, really bad day.
Well, still hanging in there. Waiting to see if I get on the transplant list this time. Still feel like throwing up sometimes, but so far no more than once per day if at all. Also working on getting my blood sugars under control. But, got to go to Music in the Mountains choir practice! Gonna be performing Carmina Burana! Should be fun. Still keeping the Faith.
So, trip to San Francisco went ok (many thanks to my Dad and sister!). However, still throwing up once per day. Trying to take a med for it but it isn't very effective. That, and getting dehydrated through this process really puts me in a really bad mood. Trying to combat this. Keeping the faith, but fighting keep going through the medical issues.