JudeMichaels liver Transplant Fund
Funds will be used for Jude Michaels medical care, hotel & traveling & living expenses .
Insurance only pays for so much and does not cover Travel & Hotels & lost income before & after /// Estimated recovery time is three months .
Now it’s crunch time for me it seems like it never ends I am going through medium rejection, which I’m in the middle we can go either way..
I’m on a new drug called Zortress The $1,800. a month drug that the insurance company is paying for for one more month. It took me a month to get it approved through Humana. Now at the first of the year I’ve got a wait another month and get it approved through Ambetter Ins . Looks like I’m gonna have to pay out-of-pocket unless I can work a miracle.
But due to the added rejection drugs, my lungs have now stranded out a cancer which hopefully I’ll get that taken out before my insurance ends.
But don’t give me wrong, I’m thankful I’m here. And lucky as well as hopfull .
Peace Love & Happiness &
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
There supposed to be 40 .
But they're up in the 1800s. So hopefully with new medication my enzymes will be going down to normal.
They Already gone down a little bit.
I drive up to MUSC every other week. And I get blood samples to memorial hospital on Mondays and Thursdays. Hopefully I will get off this roller coaster soon, and start building my life but it looks like there's no way around me going back-and-forth to Charleston for the next year.
I thought it would get cheaper, NOT,, but I'm just glad I'm here.
Peace Love & Happiness
I survived a liver transplant, some major complications at first they nicked an artery, I had to be rushed back in the OR. and then three weeks later I had a abscess. I think that's where the artery was nicked,pain‼️
I went back into the Emergency at MUSC & then icu for 7 days and I just got out of the hospital again last week.
A lot of pills 16 in am & 7 in PM and my home IV I take every day for the infection but starting to come out of it.
My liver enzymes are elevated and can't figure out why. They're trying different things and There checking my blood work daily now. Hopefully it'll go down on its own and it's just be one of those things. Plan B- they might put me on some kind of steroid &.do a biopsy, but we did an ultrasound and liver is working fine.
The abscess is getting smaller and they've taken out the drain tube and I'll be on my anabiotic IV for seven more days.
Crossing my fingers
I'll be back 100%
I can feel it
So far I've been
cured from Hep C
Totally ‼️ not a carrier totally out of my system.‼️
It's as if I never had it.
That's the biggest miracle of it all.
I've had a double hip replacement!
Cancer taken off my lip!
Ha ha I've had some work done lol
recording soon when I get back on my feet
Mrs Molly had a stroke, or arthritis but she's walking slowly, getting better on the mend as well staying at a friends house in the county.
It's gonna take me two months to recover. I have to go back to Charleston once twice a week to get checked out,. $60. Co-pay per visit starting to add up just praying that my liver enzymes go down the liver is operating well.
I need to start performing & playing out but have to heal first & teach somebody how to set up my show. Bills are piling up my insurance has doubled. It's gone from $75- to $245 & now $525 per month
I'm glad I got all the stuff done before this insurance thing go's nuts!
But I'm alive and I'm here‼️
I want to thank all my friends for everything and all the help. There's no way I could've gone this far on my own.
This seems like this is the hardest chapter financially of getting through this recovering , with all the traveling and co-pays and with my new insurance starting up first of the year. & New deductible here we go 2017
Thinking about putting on a show to try to raise funds, if anybody have any ideas let me know.
Not out of the woods by any means yet, but so glad that I'm further down the road to where I'm at NOW
Peace Love & Happiness
Arrive @ 4pm. Mike had super sharp pain in his side twice that had Carolyn and I freaked out. Mike has a home nurse that comes in daily and fortunately she came that evening. Her theory was since it would spike and go away the transplant was ok. Turns out Mike was trying to wean himself from his pain Meds too quickly. They haven't happened again.
Monday November 6
Went to the hospital for blood work, inspection of stitches, diabetes ( he tests daily but hasn't or will likely take insulin ), and prescription updates. Every where we went was very positive. Was there from 7am to 1pm. Mike spent a lot of time bonding with other transplant patients asking how did it go for you. Met with the home nurse that evening. She comes every night at around 8pm. She calmed our fears. She works at the VA during the day and meets with transplant patients in the evening. Crazy schedule
Tuesday November 7
Went for ultrasound in morning. Mike is getting around ok and has a good appetite. Spends most of the time during the day multitasking on 2 iPhones and iPad mini managing his rental and talking with friends
Met with the home nurse in the evening. We're foggy on our end game here. Family is coming in for the holidays on the 20th. So we will need to be out. It's possible we move to Tybee Island. We'll know next Monday after the hospital visit. It's equally foggy who will be his caregiver there. Mike will need to come to Charleston every two weeks which will include an over night stay to be at hospital first thing in the morning. It's at least a 2 hour drive and Mike is not allowed to drive for the next 6 weeks. The home nurse is also worried that Mike will try and do too much on his own because of his independent personality. On plus side, Mike has more support possibilities in Savannah / Tybee Island than here. But nothing is lined up as yet. Mike said he'll work on that today.
We go to the hospital tomorrow for only blood tests
peace love & happiness
My oldest Brother
Still need help for hotel rooms now and coming back-and-forth.
It's also The curious wonder what's going to happen with my insurance?
Michael Jude Sherman