Barry here again. Sorry it’s been a while since the last update. A lot has happened since then – some of it encouraging, some of it not so much.
Tommy got out of hospital after over a month, and was moved to a hospital bed at home. His condition seemed to be improving steadily, and after shoving a camera up his nose and down his throat, the oncologist couldn’t see any sign of the cancer!
A few days later, Tommy began coughing up blood, and has now been admitted to hospital again for further tests. The tests are still ongoing, and so Tommy doesn’t know yet what’s causing the bleeding, but the doctors believe it is coming from his lungs, which obviously isn’t good news.
It has now been five months since Tommy was diagnosed, and he hoped he would be well on the way to recovery following his treatment by now. Sadly, for every step he takes forward, he takes another step back, and it’s taking a real physical and emotional toll on him, as well as on his family.
Like most of you who either knew Tommy before all this, or who have come to know him through the blog, I feel completely helpless and wish there was some way I could get him get better. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can do on that front.
What we can do is help ease some of Tommy’s financial burden. He has now been unable to work for several months, and bills have steadily mounted up during that time. The donations he has received, along with the Patreon sponsorship, etc, have slowed the rate at which he and Kirsty had to eat into their savings, but now those savings have all but gone, and they’re both terrified about what will happen next.
If you’re in a position to be able to donate even a tiny amount to help Tommy through this difficult next few weeks and months, that would be amazing. Seriously. You’d literally be changing his life. You can click the Donate via Paypal button below and send any amount you can manage. It all helps tremendously.
Alternatively, you could also click the link in the box below this post to become a Patron and support Tommy with a monthly donation which will give you exclusive content produced either by him or myself and some of his other writer-type friends.
Finally, after everything he’s been through, Tommy has managed to keep his sense of humour. That’s partly been thanks to readers like you leaving comments and sending messages of support, so if you have some words of encouragement for him, please do leave them below. In return, I promise to bring you more news on Tommy’s condition much sooner this time.