Rick Cusick Needs Your Help
Hello Everyone, I have another health update today! I just updated three days ago but since then went to the doctor and there's lots of developments. Bad news & good news: Bad news I'm have late-stage cirrhosis and my overall health has been steadily deterioating. Weak & tired all the time; I can't seem to put on the weight I need to tolarate the treatment that I've been waiting on . My legs are very weak and I've developed hepatic encephalopathy, which is toxins in the brain that cause memory loss. That's increasing too and, yes, it's scary as shit. I keep retaining liquids and have to be drained like an oil filter regularly and last week - Here's the good news - when my belly became infected the doctor decided to not wait any longer and start the medication. The meds will likely be paid for one way or the other (I think! I hope! I pray!) We're going through that process now - and I'm very psyched that - FINALLY - we're moving forward! I'll have to start another Go-Fund-Me campaign for living expenses, co-pays (mucho expensive!), misc. expenses and special dietary needs after I find out how long I'll be out of commission while I take the cure (3 to 6 mos depending how it goes). In the meantime, I need to reach my current goal - We have about $3K left to go. I have no money left right now - It comes in; it goes out - so please, once again, donate if you can and also please endorse the campaign and and share this link with your friends. Thanks in advance for your love & support. r
Hi Everybody, I'm baaaack! Here's an update on my health and financial issues. My insurance problem has thankfully been fixed. As expected, the cirrohsis is taking over more and more - extreme weakness and exhaustion and other, less-mentionable symptoms too. I'm probably going back in the hospital tomorrow to drain more fluid out of my stomach. I look like I'm six months pregnant in the belly but the rest of me is very skinny. Kinda comical in a weird way. I'm slowly putting on the weight I lost recently so I can begin the medication that will buy me enough time to hopefully get a transplant. The Go-Fund-Me campaign is exactly 3/4 of the way towards reaching my goal of $20 K and it needs to be carried through so I have living and medical expenses, co-pays, special diet stuff, transportatio, ect. covered while I go through the medication regime this winter. I won't be able to work through this and I won't get disability in time soooo... I humbly ask you to make a donation if you can to help me reach my goal. Any amount will do as it all adds up. If you've already contributed, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
Here's my latest update on my little struggle with cirrhosis. Plase share this post and donate to my Go-Fund-Page if you can. And on a side note: don't me and Dyl clean up real good?
Good news. The insurance problem seems to be taken are (My insurance was cancelled last week). Still currently uninsured but I think that will be fixed shortly - once again, because of friends who showed up above and beyond the call... The outpouring of love and support as I try to get through this cirrhosis thing has been inspiring, comforting, almost makes it worth getting sick (Well, maybe not...), but I look at everything differently now. That's for sure. The new photo is me and the kid at Lincoln Center a couple of years ago.