Michelle Needs Your Help
Family and friends of Michelle are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
February 26, 2021
*peeks around the corner* -crickets-
So, how about 2020 huh?
I’m doing well but, I’m in the process of rebirth & personal care/growth.
I’m struggling financially because I am now single. My donor & former partner left me Halloween Weekend 2020.
I’m setting up an office space where I can really pull my life together and find employment as an immunocompromised, unvaccinated 3 time kidney transplant pt.
My savings is evaporating before my eyes because I am alone w/ no help paying the bills. I know so many are in similar and worse situations.
More updates coming. I’ve put up a recent picture of me but, more will be coming. I really want to become more active in this blog and maybe other locations.
April 13, 2020
Well, I’ve been terrible at keeping a journal evidently! I’ve never really been that good at it. Let’s catch up!
On March 19th, 2020 I made it to my one year kidneyversary! One major hurdle down in the life of a kidney transplant. It’s a big deal!
The past year has been an up and down roller coaster with health, finances and emotions. Right now I’m on day 40 of social distancing because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s more like isolation because I can’t risk anyone coming near me. Transplant patients are on some pretty harsh medications. The worst/best are the immunosuppressants. They keep my body from attacking the transplanted kidney but, they leave me at high risk of infection. Covid-19 is no joke and a real threat to those of us on these medications. I also have had asthma since I was a child. This just adds risk of infection. I know this virus will eventually slow and we’ll have a vaccine but, for now, I just need to be patient and stay put.
The other issue with the Covid-19 virus, other than it’s attacking the lungs of people, it’s causing kidney failure! Like anyone like me needs THAT! So, please folks, do the social distancing faithfully. Even if you don’t have any symptoms of this virus, you could be carrying it and can spread it. Wear a mask when you are out in public PLEASE! Wash your hands for 20 seconds minimum. Stay home if you can.
I can’t end my Covid-19 comments here without thanking ALL of our essential workers. Every single one of you are heroes to ppl like me and millions of others! I wish I could give you all the PPE you need to stay safe. You’re just AWESOME!
I had a couple of really bad upper respiratory ‘colds’ last year but, eventually they went away and I’m doing fine.
Update on the kidney! My doctors absolutely love this kidney! Casey is my lifesaving knight in shining armor. I know I’ve had two other heroes who gave to me in the past but, Casey is the man of the hour!
Doc calls it a ‘Cadillac’. My kidney function has been so good that it matches a new born infant’s function. Which, is the best it gets in your lifetime! Can you believe it?! I can and I’m feeling it! That’s crazy though. kidney function as good as an infant. I just keep telling myself I have to hang onto this one for the rest of my life. It doesn’t get any better!
This quarantine thing is frustrating because I’m feeling so good and want to be out and moving and living my life in the real world again. Your donations are going to help me get there and stay there.
There is so much I want to talk about. I’m doing this little update to just let you know I’m still here and still need support.
Three years post transplant, if I am off of disability, I lose my Medicare. This will effect my ability to afford my medications and other medical expenses. I need help passing along my fundraiser here. Please feel free to share to every social media platform you are on.
Thank you so much to all of my donors so far. You’re the best! Altruism is saving lives. It’s going to help save mine!
So much love to everyone. Stay safe, Stay well and please enjoy life!
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May 16, 2020
May we someday get the healthcare we need... when healthcare is considered a human right. Very best wishes in getting the healthcare your deserve.
March 28, 2019
I wish you great success with your new kidney and that you get single payer health care in the US soon. It works.
September 21, 2018
Wishing you all the very best, my friend. xoxo
August 1, 2018
I wish I had more to give.