Hello, everyone. Jeff here. Taking a minute to fill you all in on what's been going on in my life. Strap in.
Most of you know this: last year I was diagnosed with stage 3 bladder cancer. It was bad. I had my bladder and my prostate removed, I pee out of a piece of intestine poking out of my stomach (I named my stoma Kuato) and I get monthly medical supplies.
I went through a round of chemo. It was bad, but, for now I am cancer free.
I went through this during lockdown. Dealt with it pretty much alone.
Two months ago I had to leave my apartment. I am homeless now. I am staying with a friend while we are looking for a house. I am working on getting disability (new lawyer says there's a good chance) trying to get food stamps. The cancer and the chemo and dealing with it during a pandemic screwed me bad. Also, don't know how long I will be able to stay here.
The weird thing is, mentally I am better than I have been in years. I'm writing again, something I haven't been able to do since before my mother died.
So mentally, I am ok. I am trying to build a new life. Literally starting over from scratch. I had to leave everything behind. I have six shirts, two pairs of pants, and a PS3 to my name. That is it. I am trying to rebuild from the ground up. Scared as hell, but again, mentally I am ok.
But I do need help. If you have helped me this past year, words cannot express my gratitude. You have kept me alive. All I ask from you is that you share this. My PayPal is
If you can help, thank you. If you have helped me in the past, thank you. If all you do is share this. Thank you.
I am trying to start anew, and to not wind up in a homeless shelter. I get back on my feet, the amount of IT I will pay forward is...I'll pay it forward!
Thank you for your help keeping me alive this past year and thank you for any help that can be given now. I really need it more than ever.
Thank you and bless you.