Regular readers of this blog, and people who know me through my Stack Exchange activities, may be quite aware of my frequent hiatuses from the Internet, due to my poor health.
About a few days ago, I was able to scrape enough money for a routine checkup. The doctor who was looking at me, based on my past records, is aware of problems with my liver and nervous system.
Due to me being in slightly less good shape than my last checkup, he has wanted me to get additional tests, and to take on a new medicine regimen.
The catch is that these cost way more than the (already thinly stretched) budget I had for health stuff. Not having insurance of any sort definitely did not help matters.
So, I am going to need to ask for help from kind people again.
Currently, I reckon that I need at least $250.00 for both the additional lab tests, and two weeks’ supply of the medicine. (I was able to bring down that initially higher cost estimate by asking around for labs with cheaper rates, and looking around for generic equivalents of some of the drugs I was prescribed to.)
Still, $250.00 is a bit beyond my reach with the money I have. This is why I am asking if people can chip in some spare change. (Please, contribute only if you are comfortable with doing so.)
People who still have my GMail address can contact me for additional details; people who don’t have my address, but wish to help, can leave a comment on this blog post with your e-mail address, and I’ll drop you a line.
Any contribution, no matter how little, would be very much appreciated.
I am both overwhelmed and overjoyed by the many e-mails I have received regarding this matter. It is also because of this that I apologize if I am unable to respond promptly; rest assured that I will write a response to everyone.
Additionally, I have already received word that some donors have already sent money my way; please send me the amount you sent so I can track my receipt of the amount, and can thank you properly. I estimate based on the usual delays in processing wire transfers that the first few donations will arrive in a few hours.
Thank you very much for the show of support!
I am amazed that I am still getting a lot of e-mails about this; I hadn’t realized that that many people care. Now, as it always has been since my first time on the Internet, I am deeply in debt to the “kindness of strangers”. I only hope I can compensate for this someday.
In the interim, prominent user halirutan of Mathematica Stack Exchange has set up a funding page on my behalf:
where you can direct your contributions, if you prefer that method. Otherwise, please leave a comment on this entry so I can e-mail you with the necessary details.