Please help me fight PseudoTumor Cerebri!

Update posted by Nicole Bryan On Aug 22, 2017

It's been a little over a month since the surgery. Since then, well, it's been a fight.
Without going into too many details, my living situation drastically changed due to abandonment and I am now facing homelessness because no apartment application can or has been approved due to the 3x rent income requirement. I cannot receive more than $700 per month because I became disabled before I was able to build up social security and with rent and other essential costs at around $1,300 a month it's beyond impossible to survive, much less make ends meet.
As if all that wasn't enough, it's becoming apparent that the emergency surgery from last month was not enough to truly get me to the place I hoped it would. The numbness I developed post surgery has only spread and has not gone away as hoped. My pain levels have been.... I can't even think through the pain and I'm lucky if I can get a shower once a week. It's very likely that I'm looking at a shunt placement before or by the end of the year.
I'm not saying all this to ask for more. I'm not. But, it is an update. And I have changed the campaign to no deadline. If you feel that you can spare a dollar or more, trust me, there will be no person on earth as appreciative as me. I don't think I have ever been in such a desperate situation as I am right now.
I don't expect any more donations on here, but if there are, I promise they will go to medical bills, rent, only absolutely essential costs. I just felt it was important to give something of an update.
Also, to those who are on the list for rewards, please know they are coming. I can't afford to ship anything right now, but I promise you WILL get them as soon as things (hopefully) stabilize enough that I don't have to conserve every dollar I can.
Most importantly though, thank you so much to everyone who donated. Though it didn't have quite the effect I was hoping, I would not be here right now if not for that surgery and I would not have even found out I had another blocked artery if it had not been for your help in getting me up to Virginia. So thank you. Thank you so much.

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Update posted by Nicole Bryan On Jul 15, 2017

So. Ugh.

We're checking out of the hotel today, several days later than we planned on thanks to all the complications I had (part of my face is still numb and that numbness is spreading ), meaning just this week of hotel costs is a little over $800.

Luckily the hospital agreed to bill me for that $1,500 deductible, but just the hotel and food costs have emptied my bank account completely.

And now, as we're about to head home, we find out that the air conditioning at home is broken and won't be fixed until Monday, if then (a couple months ago when it broke the apartment complex left us without ac for over a week). My choice now is to recover from brain surgery in a non air conditioned apartment in the hottest month of summer, or stay in a hotel in Greenville that I can't afford to pay for.

I can't catch a break.

So i, again, extended the fundraiser and I hate that I'm asking this, but if anyone can help, even a dollar or two will help. And sharing always helps. <3

And thank you so much to everyone who already donated. I wouldn't be here without you. That arterial blockage was very serious and if not for your generosity I wouldn't have been able to get up here to find out about it at all as it was only visible through an angiogram.

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Update posted by Nicole Bryan On Jul 11, 2017

Okay. So. *deep breath*

I had the angiogram today. They found a blockage in two of the arteries in my brain, one of them a major artery. I've been admitted to the hospital overnight and, if Medicare cooperates, I'll be having a second stent put in tomorrow. No word on the time yet, but probably in the afternoon.

I'm nervous. Really nervous. Also worried. We were supposed to check out of the hotel tomorrow or Thursday, but now it'll likely be Friday or Saturday. I don't know how I'm going to afford the hotel. It's $129 a night after the medical discount and we got here Sunday night. I just don't have the money for all this, from the hotel costs to the $1,500 deductible. I'm extending the fundraiser a few more days, so if you can help, please please donate or share the link.

This means that I'll have to have at least 1 to 2 more trips up here for follow ups on the stents too, so that's another worry. *sigh*

There's no cure for my conditions and illnesses, but I am hoping that this will help some. If nothing else I would love to start being able to go walk in the greenway/parks and take up photography again, and finish my degree, even if it has to be online.

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