Hello. Those of you who know me, know I spent this past year fighting cancer. On the day I had surgery for my cancer, my mother passed away in the same hospital I was in. It's been a tough year and I was hoping 2012 would be a better year. So far it's been okay. I am gradually feeling better, although the doctors say it will take some time. I am back at work now, after a year off and have realized I actually made more on disability that I do working! But I love my job and wil continue to do the best job I can. I am Communications Director/Outreach for a beautiful nonprofit animal organization. But this brings me to my problem. Money. My medical coverage only paid part of my bills. As you can imagine, cancer treatments are expensive. As it's stands now I owe well over $6,000. Paying that off will probably take me a very long time. My car has decided to act up, not that I go anywhere anyway, but having a reliable car is something of a luxury I think. Right now, I just want to get my medical bills down, maybe I could get a newer used car. I don't know. One day at a time. I don't know if this gofundme will help. But I figured it's worth a try. I've sold everything I can spare of value...guess I'll try this. Apparently people are giving that Octomom chic money for a new house...wow...lol! All I want to do is pay off my medical bills!
Anyone want to go back with me early Friday morning to find him???LOL
wonderful people I hae ever known. Many of ou who know me know I don't like to ask for help.
Seldom do I, which sometimes gets me into trouble..lol. Mostly I don't know when I really need
help, mostly my friends know and just assume I forget how to ask. :-D I am used to being independent,
and handling things myself. But sometimes even I get into trouble. I can handle most things...when I have
an idea of what will happen. Cancer was not one of those things I ever expected. You can live your life as
best you can...and usually most of us are oblivious to what our bodies are doing...or planning...when you are
not really paying attention. I was in a lot of pain in May of 2011...but...I think it's a woman thing...where we think..
oh yeah..that hurts..but it always hurts, and so we just deal with it. I had no idea my constant pain was cancer
related...I mean...who thinks that??? I never did...I just went on...taking more Aleve...and kept on truckin. Then I found
out the horrible truth. First they thought it was just localized...but no...there were extensive tumors...all over. No
wonder I was gaining weight and not understanding why when I was trying to lose weight! After the surgery..my doc told
me normally ovaries are 2 centimeters in diameter...both mine were over 18 centimeters when they were removed. WTF?
Ooops...guess that pain was trying to tell me something. I am glad I had an astute female Gyno who knew my symptoms
were not normal. Bloating...unexplained weight gain and nonstop bleeding are all very bad signs. Women pay attention...
knowing these things can save your life. My life was saved. But now I am stuck with a huge medical bill. I have already
been able to pay a portion of it thanks to you wonderful friends who have helped me out. I still have a ways to go. It feels good
being able to send in a check...so they can see I am trying as best I can. We all do what we can. Some of you I've never even met
and you helped me...some of you know what a crazy nut I am..and you helped me anyway...lol. I canot thank you enough. I am
supposed to avoid stress...is that a joke? What one of us can do that in our daily lives? Every day is stressful. If it's not work, it's family.
If it's not family, it's friends. If it's not friends it's definately finances! Mostly, I do okay...but when something hits you all at
once...it's...ummmm...stressful! Which is why I try to go birding as much as I can...which has not been enough lately. I still
have issues...I am so tired most of the time, I feel like I have no strength...and I hate it...vitamins, eating right..and exercise are all in
my daily regimen...but getting to a good mental state is paramount. I am workin on it. Beleive me when I say...having wonderful friends
like all of you makes it that much easier. Thank you all!