Should be in hospital, not jail.
Reaching out to all the amazing and beautiful souls i am proud to know for a little help from each of you.
Currently am detained by Immigration Officers in police station lockup awaiting deportation.
Was arrested June 24 for operating motorbike while under the influence and not having license and ID on my person. It was 8am on a Sunday morning. I have been sober since July 2016.
12 days in a thai jail before my brother was able to bail me out with the help of Australian Embassy and a Bangkok Lawyer.
14 August reported to courthouse for the last time to pay fine and collect bail refund. Opting to not to appear with a lawyer, the Clerk assured me all was final and could go home. Not so...
Detained again for visa overstay then escorted back to the same police lockup when I was first arrested.
Immigration had assured me the doctors certificates since January would negate any overstay complications. Not so...
Prison time has taken my grape sized Hernia and made it bigger than a mango.
Carted off to the public hospital, doctors wanted to operate immediately, lawyers fortunately intervened.
As of today, 24 August 2018.
Passport has expired.
Visa has expired.
Police and Embassy have slowed down the deportation process (at my request)
Have a bunch of stuff to pack, many items to sell and dispose of
and an ever expanding incarcerated inguinal hernia.
What im asking the from the universe:
70,000thb (2970aud) to pay Immigration authorities their tea money and release me without recourse.
120,000-150,000thb (5000-6200aud) for Surgery and 3 nights at Thai International Hospital, Koh Samui. (Private with current technology)
Ive got loved ones here helping me with food and basic affairs for the next week or so, hoping i dont explode.
10,20,50,100 dollars or a few 1000 baht, some euro, wherever you are, any amount will help right now.
Am reaching out for small donations from my extended family of friends so i can get out of jail, have surgery, pack my stuff and return to Australia.
As Paul & John would sing,
With a little help from my friends...
*Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia. If you aren't able to push the hernia in, the contents of the hernia can be trapped (incarcerated) in the abdominal wall. An incarcerated hernia can become strangulated, which cuts off the blood flow to the tissue that's trapped. A strangulated hernia can be life-threatening if it isn't treated.