Hi ODM....In answer to your question:
hank-you for the update. I hope and pray for a complete-remission. I'm a bit puzzled by the few donors, and by the few posts. Certainly Brook has influenced a large number of individuals throughout the years on several websites. I was never onboard with all of the Egyptology, mostly because I was unfamiliar with the subject, but I tried to keep-up with at least some of it, and integrate it into my paradigm of life, the universe, and everything. I never know who I'm really dealing with on the internet. It's a big guessing-game. I continue to think that Brook should get at least a couple of books published in a hurry, to help with expenses, and to provide the general-public with a genuinely-profound alternative-perspective. I've been looking for Brook-Books for several-years now. I keep wondering if Brook is a very-real Matrix-Oracle??!! That wouldn't surprise me one little bit. Here's that donation-site. It seems OK, but can anyone verify that it is?? https://www.youcaring.com/brookschiner-1130470
I can verify that it's okay. The funds go straight to my bank account. For which I've already paid toward some of my medical bills to get them off my back. My son and his wife set this up because they have been concerned with me stressing on the medical bills that keep coming in and at the moment I only get my base salary which will be over the end of May. After that comes the insurance coverage which of course I desperately need and until September when I qualify for Medicare (I turn 65) I'm sort of screwed on this thing called COBRA where I have the option to keep my current insurance for a time but I have to pay full price. Now I have applied for Social Security Disability which I certainly qualify for but it will not kick in until the end of April which is good as that is when my regular pay stops for my temporary disability ends. But the amount for that will not cover all my basic bills and the insurance. Then of course there are now around 5000 dollars worth of medical bills that were included in my out of pocket deductible that I have to be paid as well that keep coming in and piling up.
In other words I'm kinda screwed hence the reason my son started that fund me page.
My take on all of this is I just don't want to lose my house due to unpaid medical bills. After September I should be okay as I will get the medicare and the supplemental coverage to cover the gap that is not paid by Medicare. Until then I just need to figure out how to pay these medical bills and I just have to be patient and stop stressing. Stress is the worst thing when you're sick and I intend on fighting this ODM! When I first got the shock of this illness I was floored and at a loss as to what to do. Do I just give up? Hell no!
Monday I start the chemo all over again....for today I'm just going to enjoy the company of my grandson who fills my heart with joy!
Don't worry ODM I plan on being around for at least another couple of years if that is in my future. I'm planning that at the very least.