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July 27, 2022

Hoping someone might be able to supply some assistance on caregivers

Just to get you caught up, wifey has contracted MDS because of her extensive chemo treatments for Stage 4 Lymphoma.
The only way to "cure" MDS is to get a stem-cell transplant. This requires the patient to get the transplant, stay in the hospital for 4 weeks, then be transferred to a "place" where she can receive 24/7 care for another 8 weeks.
They (the hospital) will not give her the transplant unless we have the 24/7 care set up beforehand. They will also not assist us in finding said care. The ONLY assistance has been that we can hire someone at around $400 a day to stay with her.

Does anyone here have ANY ideas for us? We have become desperate. We have no family members who can give up their life for 8 weeks and stay with her. It is "nearly" impossible for me to do so because of reasons I will not bore you with here.

Has anyone been able to get grants to help pay for this kind of care?
Agencies we can contact?
Any ideas will be helpful.
Thank you, FAC

July 13, 2022

The Carbon Almanac

This seems to be worth supporting. Paul is one of my favorite people. Hope you have a moment to watch.

July 12, 2022

Some of these right-wing commentators need to be in jail

They were calling for an insurrection. Where is the justice?
re:hearings

July 10, 2022

Deeply disappointed in Obi-Wan Kenobi, but it really wasn't anyone's fault (slight spoiler)

The series never had a chance as it was written. There was NO drama written into the story. In fact, it would have been very close to impossible for the writers to have given us drama. Why? Because we already know who lives and who dies. There was a 0% chance that any of the main characters were going to die. And we didn't get to know the others one long enough to even care when they did die.
I doubt I will watch season two (btw, when the hell was it decided that seasons now consist of 6 episodes). I already know how it ends.

One more nitpick: How did Reva get to Tatooine so quickly. She was there quicker than Jabba the hut could suck down a Klatooine paddy frog.

July 1, 2022

Our world came crashing down yesterday.

After beating kidney cancer AND Stage 4 Lymphoma, wifey has been diagnosed with Leukemia, probably caused by the chemo from her Lymphoma treatment.
She/We are devastated. We went to the doctor's office thinking that she would be treated for a blood disorder with oral medicines and left knowing that she will have to undergo allogeneic stem cell transplant.
To top it all off, her treatment, which will last 3 months (one complete month in the hospital and two months in a apartment adjascent to the hospital) is 4 hours away from our home.
So, my question to the group, does anyone have any suggestions on how to acquire a "caregiver" for the two months she will need one at her side 24/7? We have no one to turn to and will need to try to HIRE someone to assist us. Agencies, gov't assistance or any references would help tremendously.
To be honest, we are both still in shock. We thought we had beat her cancers ( and have because her kidney cancer and lymphoma are clear) and now this. It is almost more than we can bear.
thanks for any help.

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