Help me fight PseudoTumor Cerebri with brain surgery!

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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I'm praying for you that you will somehow be able to find the help you need. I know how strong you are to have dealt with everything that has happened to you over the past several years. I'm wishing the best for you and that this will lead to a speedy recovery.

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I can't donate much, but I want to help any way I can! I sincerely hope you get all the funding you need and then some.

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