Today I would like to thank Laurent from laurentbourrelly.
When I started to get sick a few years back, I was unknowingly taking out my frustrations on the people in the Pligg forums in the form of sarcastic replies, and just being downright rude. I now know it was wrong of me to act that way. I was so miserable I was not my true self. I didn’t even realize what I was doing. I don’t really like to discuss my illnesses because I’m sure you can understand, it’s personal. But the past few years my illness had a cascading effect which meant that one thing led to another, and then to another, and so on. I’ve had multiple surgeries, 2 organs removed, treatments that would make me feel sicker, broken bones from falling because the medications would make me very light headed. It’s been quite a rough ride the past couple of years.
Today I am proud to say that I AM HOME and you all helped me get there. I woke up this morning, packed up my belongings from the homeless shelter and headed home. I am still battling this horrendous flu. The first thing I did when I got home was to continue digging the trench for the new sewer line. It’s not a fun thing to do with a fever of 102f. But it has to be done, and it’s not going to get done by it’s self. I hope by the weekend I can lay a temporary line and get the water running again. Until then I’ll use 5 gallon buckets to manually pour waist water into the sewer opening. There are still some big piles of snow from where the road plows had come through, so I can fill the buckets with snow to melt and use as grey water for the time being. I have 2 gallons of fresh drinking water that should last me until I can take the bus to get more.
While I am so happy to be home, I know that I’m not out of the woods yet. I have a mountain of debt to pay off. Taxes to be paid so they don’t come and take away my house, and utilities to fight to keep on. I know it’s going to be an uphill battle but when you are at the bottom you have nowhere to go but up. I hope people will still make contributions to assist me in this uphill battle.
Next Monday I have an appeal hearing for medical assistance. I pray to God nothing goes wrong and I win the case. if I win it won’t cover back expenses incurred but will cover future expenses. Believe me that will help me tremendously. The nine prescriptions I take every day alone add up to quite a lot. The doctors appointments I have at least one every week. The monthly blood work that I have to have done. Would all be covered. It would be a large weight off my shoulders. It would give me more time to focus on what I love best, and that is writing open source software.
Please share my blog and indiegogo page anywhere possible. My Indiegogo campaign ends in 12 days. If you would like to contribute you can do so from either here or here. Donations would help my spirits up.
Tune in tomorrow