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LENNY STOUTE MEDICAL FUND

$6,370 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 6 months
Hello everybody,

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been keeping an eye on y’all as much as I like.

Some, understandably, may think it’s due simply to the aging process and the natural order of things but in fact I have been slowed down in my proverbial tracks, with a medical anomaly centering on the spine, which leaves me in chronic pain 24/7 & with severely restricted mobility on the left side of my body. SIX spinal neurologists and ONE neurosurgeon later, I have a misdiagnosis of spinal stenosis and so the neurosurgeon has now referred me to yet ANOTHER specialist (let’s call him Sherlock! LOL) to try and solve the mystery of my condition. One thing we do know: surgery is inevitable. I’m anxiously waiting for my appointment with Sherlock in April so that I can hopefully, finally see some light at the end of this dark, painful tunnel.

In the interim, walking is literally a breath-taking experience as my every move must be calculated for fear of a worse calamity, like a serious fall. In saying this I have fallen on 3 separate occasions in the past 6 months as I have no feeling in my left foot which severely compromises my ability to stand safely, lift myself up from sitting, bending or walking. Putting on shoes or boots is a chore in itself, I might add.  Sitting isn’t much better and can only be done at best half an hour at a time. An energy bleeding experience for someone who spends so much time sitting at a computer.

I am appealing for your help with funds to pay for priority needs.

·       Relocation expenses (URGENT) – Funds urgently needed for essential relocation, as my residence is dangerously unsuitable due to current circumstances. The entrance to my home is treacherous due to so many steep steps & is simply unmanageable.

·       Medications – Funds for medications not covered by OHIP, rehab techniques such as physio, acupuncture & paramedical treatments not covered or only partially covered by OHIP.

·       Transportation – Funds to pay for Uber transportation to medical appointments, and other situations where transportation is needed and WheelTrans is often not available.  My fragility in walking is such that the TTC is no longer an option.

·       Home Support Worker – Funds for someone to do shopping, laundry and general housekeeping chores which is partially covered by OHIP.

·       Counselling / Rehabilitation – Funds to pay for CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and on-going Pain Management Rehabilitation to assist with dealing with daily chronic pain.  
 

Thank you for your time and attention. Your contribution is deeply appreciated.

Lenny Stoute
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Well folks, it's judgment day and my condition has been diagnosed as degenerative and untreatable. My future will be a wheeled one, which means I need to find new digs ASAP. Will need to live in an apt building with an elevator. Working with the city to find something but in the meantime, if you see or hear of something that might fit, please let me know on messenger.
Thanks to each and every one of you for your love and support.
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So, it has been brought to my attention that I have been less than clear regarding the funds so far donated and their place in the scheme of things. The money accumulated so far (thanks again) that has not been spent for ongoing expenses, is being put into an account to be used when I go for treatment in the US. It has been made crystal clear that the procedure I will need is not available in Canada. As the price is $35 k (US) I am scraping together every dollar I can so that once I have that sum, I can go forward with booking appointments and registering for the screening process.
Lenny
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PRIORITIES Still looking for new digs as I need to move from my current location ASAP.
New meds added to the menu.
Spinal Laser surgery in US now costing $35,000.
So, three days ago I finally met Sherlock the uberneurologist. Sherlock showed up dressed in steampunk drag, looking much like the late comic actor Gene Wilder, sporting an enormous ginger handlebar ‘stache, wearing a short sleeved black shirt over a black tee with some sort of horrendous logo on it, a metal band on his left bicep, tight black jeans and biker boots.
Modesty forbids me from commenting on his receptionist.
After three hours of being prodded, poked, electrified, shot up and pummeled, it comes down to this.
My affliction, still not pinned down, belongs to one of two families. Family One is treatable to the degree that, though I will never be able to walk perfectly again, I will be able to walk confidently, without a cane.
Family Two is untreatable, with the path leading to a walker and eventually, a wheel chair.
Next and allegedly final meeting comes in mid-June, with sufficient evidence gathered to make a call and if it’s the more positive one, map out and embark on a treatment program.
The meeting did not include discussion of the laser surgery treatment available in the US. Sherlock said we’d go there only as a last resort.
That is all. All thoughts, prayers, donations and good vibes most welcome.

Lenny
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PRIORITIES Still looking for new digs as I need to move from my current location ASAP.
New meds added to the menu.
Spinal Laser surgery in US now costing $35,000.
So, three days ago I finally met Sherlock the uberneurologist. Sherlock showed up dressed in steampunk drag, looking much like the late comic actor Gene Wilder, sporting an enormous ginger handlebar ‘stache, wearing a short sleeved black shirt over a black tee with some sort of horrendous logo on it, a metal band on his left bicep, tight black jeans and biker boots.
Modesty forbids me from commenting on his receptionist.
After three hours of being prodded, poked, electrified, shot up and pummeled, it comes down to this.
My affliction, still not pinned down, belongs to one of two families. Family One is treatable to the degree that, though I will never be able to walk perfectly again, I will be able to walk confidently, without a cane.
Family Two is untreatable, with the path leading to a walker and eventually, a wheel chair.
Next and allegedly final meeting comes in mid-June, with sufficient evidence gathered to make a call and if it’s the more positive one, map out and embark on a treatment program.
The meeting did not include discussion of the laser surgery treatment available in the US. Sherlock said we’d go there only as a last resort.
That is all. All thoughts, prayers, donations and good vibes most welcome.

Lenny
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