Saturday, September 3, 2016

I haven't been able to keep in touch with you all as much as I would like! Missing you dearly and hoping to catch up soon.

In the meantime, keeping you updated on my current health condition: I am struggling with Endometriosis and it is not good, but I am finally getting real help. I must fly to Atlanta in October for surgery, and of course it is going to cost. Everything is in the works and I'm going no matter what; if anyone can contribute, it would be hugely appreciated. The most important thing, however, is love and support.

Furthermore, if you have a friend, a daughter, a sister- anyone at all who shows symptoms of this ruthless disease PLEASE spread the word. Educating the public and helping out anyone who suffers in silence is also of utmost importance. It is a huge battle just to get diagnosed, and an even bigger battle to get the proper treatment. Be an advocate for the strength to carry on and persevere through turning down the wrong treatments and managing the constant insurance battles.

I will leave you with the details of the fundraiser here

A little more about me: I am an artist in printmaking and manage a non-profit arts center, The Printmaking Center of NJ. When I have good days, I have good days and am extremely active. A lot of image in the fundraiser gallery are of me teaching, working, assisting and running events and printing and producing my artwork- the last is one of my latest pieces- I was ALMOST finished when one of the last bouts of pain has struck solid for the past several weeks, leaving me unable to continue:

When I have bad days, I am completely laid up. Sadly those are becoming more frequent as we get closer to surgery time. Hoping to hang in there and keep doing as much as I can! But as they say, one day at a time.

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