Got home from the hospital the night before last, after a grueling week of brain surgery and blood tests. Everything went ridiculously well, really. They *think* they got all the brain tumor out, and I will be waiting around at home, zonked out on Pain Pills/Steroids/Laxatives/Tylenol/etc. I'm still a little bit fuzzy from all of the medication (I have a personal policy of not ever taking any, so in the past week I've taken more than in the rest of my preceding life combined, I think). Maybe my "tough it out" policy has helped me with more resistance to this kind of thing, because I'm already conscious, back on my feet, and home, four days after the part where they opened up my head and took pieces out. The only problem is that I didn't have health insurance, and the surgery is going to cost my family (it looks like, they're still working on the bill for us) about....$450,000.00.
IF anyone wants to be incredibly helpful, they COULD go to the Indiegogo site my friends set up for me while I was unconscious. It's a fundraiser site where you can contribute to help ease my family's crushing debt! Calculator says, if I live to be about 90 years old, I'll still have to pay about $7400.00 per year, every year until I die (about 60 years), to pay this back. Oof.
Anyway, for any extremely kind person who might be interested, you can find the Indiegogo site here: www.indiegogo.com/help-daniel?…
Here's the accompanying Reddit.com pages about my brain problems too, for more context about how fast, random, and out-of-nowhere all of this was:
I wouldn't ask if it was just my debt. I would just spend the rest of my life paying it. But there's no way my family can do this on their own, so any help would be very, very appreciated by all of us!
To any who may be visiting my page via my GenCon contact cards, please note that I have two deviantArt pages:
chailette.deviantart.com is my gallery for landscapes, people and creatures.
dasomerville.deviantart.com is my gallery of D&D maps. Please have a look at both!