It’s been a little over a month since my last update, so I thought I’d let you guys know how things are going. The search for medical insurance has been completely unsuccessful. Rather than running its own program, the state of Nevada chose to participate in the Federal PCIP (Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan) program, which Congress failed to fund, and thus was only accepting applications until mid-February. I found out about it literally five days after enrollment had closed. The point of the program is to provide insurance at a reasonable cost to anyone with pre-existing conditions who is denied [...]
And that’s all folks! ….Well, not quite. :) The campaign is concluded, and it totalled out with $20,876 in contributions, from 467 funders! Support came from around the world, and this would not have been possible without all of your tireless shares and promotions, all the donations big and small, all the third party sales to generate more contributions, and most of all, this wouldn’t have happened without Lucy. I owe her a debt of gratitude that is beyond words. This is a huge boon. It may not cover all the medical expenses I can expect over the course of [...]
The campaign to raise funds for my lyme disease treatment is almost up. This entry lets the world know how it’s going, and how I am expecting things to go for the next year.
I had my second appointment with my doctor on March 20. We were able to go over the tests I have taken so far, adjust my medication, and discuss anything else I has questions about. My legal name is Sandra Eileen Jacobs, so any direct quotes and scans of my medical information will refer to me by that name. When my doctor went over my co-infection and secondary-infections tests, I was very lucky. Some people have a dozen, or even a couple dozen positive results on that battery of tests, but I came back with only three positives. Even better, [...]
I got back the results of some of the blood tests today. I won’t be seeing the doctor until March 20th, so I won’t be able to get her take on it for a while yet. On the lab results so far I tested positive for three coinfections, and unfortunately it looks like the third will complicate my treatment. I won’t know for sure until I see the doctor. I’m not going to go into any negative results, but for those who want the gritty details, these are the three positive results: Human herpesvirus 6 (see the wikipedia article here: [...]
Lucy of Lucy’s Corsetry is helping me with a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund my treatment for advanced Lyme Disease. Without help from people just like you, I won’t be able to afford treatment, and there will be nothing to stop the progression of the disease.
I spent the past week in Las Vegas, Nevada and signed a lease on my new home there just this past Thursday. That makes everything official, and puts me on schedule to be in Vegas setting up shop before the end of the month. That means things will continue to be pretty quite for me online for the next two or three weeks while I finish packing, move, and unpack. After that I am planning to resume creation and marketing with a vengeance. It’s about time I stopped wishing I could make a living as an artist and actually did [...]
If you post your artwork images online, I believe it is not a matter of if it will be stolen. It is a matter of when. Because of that, I am of the opinion that it should ALWAYS be watermarked so anyone who sees the snagged image can read your name, do a web search, and find you.