Jim’s latest trip to the Mayo Clinic was not good; one piece of bad news after another.
His irrepressibly optimistic side is very much in evidence, and trying to brave it out. Another battery of tests with another flock of specialists is still to come; in three to four weeks time they will all compare notes and diagnoses and recommend a medicinal regimen that we all hope and pray will see him out of this.
The medicines are very powerful and have many nasty potential side effects, so it is still a rather perilous circumstance he still finds himself in. While he is starting to replace some of the weight he so precipitously and dramatically lost, his stamina and energy levels are still AWOL.
I am trying to coordinate an effort to ease some of his financial burden with several individuals. I am getting legal advice as to how we might do this without increasing Jim’s obligation to the IRS. For the present, please do not make any direct donations to his PP acct. I will share details on that just as soon as I can. Keep the faith.
From the Dragonfoot thread regarding Jim Ward's health struggles and the efforts to help cover his growing medical expenses:
I just called Jim Ward a few minutes ago and was lucky enough to get an update on his condition. He is still pretty crook, and feeling very weak, and will remain so for some time yet.So for those of you who would prefer to make a donation directly to Jim,
For those of you who have asked - I spoke to him about donations, and he has a paypal account: TEMPORARILY REMOVED.
He appreciates everything that people have been doing to help him out, and despite his current circumstances seems pretty cheerful, even if he is completely knackered.
Craig J. Brain