[SunHELP] "The State of SunHELP"...

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Thu Aug 17 11:58:17 CDT 2017

I wish you quick recovery.

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> On Aug 17, 2017, at 08:20, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> Here's a bit about what's going on with me lately.
> I don't expect anything to happen that will affect SunHELP or the
> lists in the near future, FYI.  If that changes I'll let you know;
> if my medical condition worsens enough, I'll look at moving everything
> to virtual hosting somewhere and handing it off to someone else.
>> On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 09:29:35PM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
>> Looking for a 2010 or newer macbook pro in operable condition.
>> RAM and HD specs not important - I'm gonna upgrade and put in a SSD
>> anyway..
>> Anybody have anything lying around that they'll let go for $200 or less?
> One of the reasons I'm looking is so I can downgrade from my existing
> 2015 Macbook (the USB-C model) so that I can sell the 2015 to pay hospital
> bills.
> Here's a cut-and-paste from another forum, about what's going on with me
> right now.  It's not good. :(
> - - - -
> I had an 8-day hospital stay two months ago wherein I was diagnosed with
> 2 diabetes... my body had been basically eating itself (diabetic
> for a couple of months and my discharge weight was 100 lbs less than the
> time I'd weighed myself a few months before.
> The diabetes is (easily) now under control with metformin and diet
> but as part of being checked out at the hospital, they found out that I've
> stage 4 kidney cancer (big mass on my left kidney, little spots in my
> 3-4 weeks from now, I'll be having robotic laproscopic surgery to remove
> left kidney and tumor, and a few weeks after that, will start immunotherapy
> hopefully get rid of the spots in my lungs. The weird thing is that I have
> zero symptoms at all.
> I'm recovered from the DKA and finally have my strength and energy back,
> in time to deal with this surgery. I'm looking at 4-5 days in the hospital,
> then probably a couple of weeks at home to rest and heal before I go back
> my (sitting at a desk all day) job.
> I used up all of my PTO and sick leave with the last hospital stay (and
> insurance owe approximately $4200.. my only option is to ask for monthly
> payments for the next 3 years).
> Work does not offer any sort of short or long-term disability, but they've
> offered to "advance" me next year's PTO/sick leave for this next hospital
> and being out of work.
> I'm worried that (a) I'm going to end up burning off all of that and have
> vacation time for the next year, and (b) that I'll have to stay out for
> time than I will have advanced-leave, and end up not getting paid for a
> of time.
> I hate the idea of having to do a GoFundMe, but I will probably have to
> in the end and ask for charity from others. One of the reasons I hate this
> that I'm (usually) supposed to be the guy that helps others, not the guy
> asks for help himself...
> Bill
> --
> Bill Bradford
> Houston, Texas USA
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