Hello my name is Mike! Some of you may know me as lutro0 from my sleeving work online and from my work teaching others how to sleeve.
I am in a tight spot and this was one of the ways I thought of hopefully getting some help.
My back is degenerated to the point where its hard to stand for long periods of time. This means I can only work so many hours until the pain is too much for me. I am setting up the appointments with my doctors for the surgery which is a full lower lumbar fusion (fusing the lower 5 levels of my spine), but the surgery will mean 2 months in hospital for me.
I cried when they told me how long it would take because there is no way I can come up with 2 months of expenses. I have reached out to family but they don't have much either. This is a prayerful shot in the dark for me. I live by myself, but I do have a cat that depends on me. It was a big deal to me when I got this apartment and I love it to death.
Lately my back has gotten worse and worse to the point where I have had to take time off work to rest until the pain subsides enough for me to move about. This means I have become behind in my rent by a month and a half. I may lose my home if I cant come up with some way of getting caught up on my rent and expenses.
My landlord did agree to allow me to let my apartment sit for 2 months when I get my surgery but they want my bills and such to be paid up before they will allow it. So the money that I am needing is to get my rent caught up and enough to cover the 2 months of expenses while I am in the hospital from the surgery.
I am tired of living a life of pain - I used to enjoy going to the gym and being active . I want to move on with my life and get my surgery.
I don't have much to offer back, with the exception of I do enjoy painting abstract paintings and custom computer sleeving. I can promise that if I get fully funded and get my surgery I will make the time to paint a painting or make a set of sleeved extensions for those that are so inclined to help me.
I wont be able to paint or make a set of extensions for everyone, but for those that would require one - I will.
I appreciate you even taking the time to read my story and even considering to help me. I know I am asking allot, but I know there is allot of good people in this world and with a bit of luck - they find this page.
Thanks for your time.