Rahke’s Ramblings: “I need to raise another couple of thousand, do I have to go begging on Facebook again?”

NOVEMBER 11, 2019
by Fletcher Rahke, Organizer

I had my first ozone treatment last weds and it was great. I did not really feel anything much yet, but I was a bit sleepy afterwards. They told me I could have a detox reaction and get incredibly tired and non functional, but I did not. I went dancing that night at Ecstatic Dance in Oakland and had a great time and even drove the two hours home to Lake county. I did work for Uber Friday and saturday nights and then came down with a nasty chest cold, ugh. i have that still today, of course, but plan on going to marin on weds for my second ozone treatment for sure. Heck, the treatment kills viruses, too, so it might end my cold Thanks for all the donations. I need to raise another couple of thousand, do I have to go begging on fb again !! LOL I do hate being a beggar , though. I was once actually homeless in the Bay Area for a year , and I tried to panhandle a couple of times for food and no one gave me a dime. however, one guy bought me a burrito!! LOL

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Flick’s guru, cult leader Adi Da Samraj

OCTOBER 31, 2019 by Fletcher Rahke, Organizer

“i am doing very well on this gofundme thanks to all my friends who have graciously donated and i am grateful. I have not been able to do anything with it for a week, due to the long power outage here. I did not even get my first ozone treatment, because the power was out at the clinic in marin county. But I will get my first one next weds with money I have raised here so far. I still would like to raise a total of $7000, which would cover ten treatments I have to work for uber the next two days to pay my bills,. so I can’t do any messaging to ask for more donations till next week and then sunday is the birthday celebration of my Guru, which I will attend. thanks to all”

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Oct. 7: “My campaign has gotten off to a slow start, but it is starting to take off now, after a few weeks and i am very grateful to all my friends who have donated. I have raised enough now for almost three treatments of the total of ten that I need. I am seeing the naturopathic doctor in marin county the first time this thursday and he is an expert on treating lyme disease. I can start soon on the ozone now, I am sure, and many who do it say they feel a lot better after even two or three treatments. Others take longer, of course. Thanks to all and to Spirit who moves All and All!”

Oct. 13: “I have been feeling pretty down, because the lyme has really been hitting me even harder in the past few weeks, and messing up my liver again. However, I saw the new lyme naturopath this past week and was very inspired and impressed. He ordered a bunch of expensive tests that will show literally any and all the infections I have,since lyme usually comes with other infections, too. Fortunately, the tests are covered by medicare, because they are really necessary. The new doctor is really going to help me get well, no doubt. The bad thing is that they are so booked up in advance that i can’t get my first ozone treatment for another month. And i am at the point of being so sick, I am having a very hard time working now. Lyme disease is very much a profound ordeal. Thanks to all my friends who are helping me to get through this!! I have gotten enough money now for four out of the treatments i need, although it could take even more.”

Site mascot Sicko Flicko is back begging for money for a dangerous quack medical treatment – don’t give him any!

Sicko Flicko’s begging for money for dangerous quack medical treatment


“Dear Friends, Six years ago, while camping out, I got a tick bite that immediately got a bulls eye rash and flu like symptom came on that night. I new nothing about lyme disease then and did not get tested. A couple of months later, I was feeling tired and getting some arthritis , so I went and got tested. I tested positive for lyme and the doc gave me antibiotics, but my liver had hepatitis c at the point, and I could not tolerate antibiotics. I got the hep c cured, but right after that came down with full blown lyme disease.

I have struggled mightily against this disease for six years , and , even though , the first two years, I was almost non functional, I studied and learned how to use herbal protocols, which helped quite a bit over time. I even make my own herb tinctures, because I have little money. I had not been able to work for a long time and was out of money, and did a fund raiser here, which kept me in my house and allowed me to make down payment for a Prius so I could drive part time for Uber in the Bay Area. I did this almost two years ago, and have been able to work for Uber and make my bills. But it has been very hard to work with lyme, due to the crushing chronic fatigue.

“Now, in the past few months. the bacteria are affecting my heart and lungs. I have had bronchitis for ten months and was getting chest pains and saw a cardiologist. He said I have a heart problem and should take prescription drugs. i am taking herbs instead. But the problem is that lyme, when it infects the heart , will ruin it over time and cause heart failure. So I need to actually cure the lyme now, or not live a lot longer. And it is getting harder and harder to work now. However, I have discovered a new natural treatment that works very well on lyme . It is called “ten pass ozone therapy” and there is a natural medicine clinic two hours away in marin county that uses it for lyme . People are getting well from chronic lyme in 3 months or less on this. The problem is that the treatments are super expensive, $700 a treatment, and I will need at least 10 of them over a period of 3 months. The doctor visits are expensive , too. So I am trying to raise $10, 000 to finally get well from lyme, and literally save my life. I need to get into the clinic as soon as possible and start treatment. I appreciate any kind of help on this, any donations. Thank you very much!!”

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-get-over-lyme-disease-before-my-heart-goes?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-156891246158-8aea5cb6b79c41e9&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5b

Sicko Flicko has raised nearly 7k from devotees of Adi Da

Cult member turns to alcohol to feel normal after benzo taper fails

Where to live? Dilema
« on: May 07, 2019, 04:52:24 pm »

[Buddie]

Hi everyone,

I need to make a major life decision and whilst I have people who care for me trying to help I feel like the only people who can truly understand the factors involved in a decision like this are others who have gone through or are going through b.withdrawal. Therefore any comments on this would be hugely appreciated.

I’m due to move house next month but the area I want to move to is very expensive. The reason why I want to move there is because I have some friends and contacts there, and feel I’d be able to my life forward. Whilst going through withdrawal I’ve been making some extra income with art and illustration and think this city will facilitate being able to take that to a career-level. (Which is also amazing therapy). I have also been producing some music remotely with a guy who lives near there and if I moved closer we’d take the music to another level too. In a nutshell I feel like it’s the place to be to start getting myself back on my feet and feel some sense of ‘living’ and working again, even whilst still in recovery.

I’ve lived in numerous different cities and across two countries for work throughout my twenties but I turn 31 next week and I’d like to put some roots down – which this city feels right for.

One major thing is the fact that since being in withdrawal I have been relying on alcohol to feel ‘normal’ when going out and about. It’s not been regular, I’d say I’ve been housebound on average 5 days a week and then will have a couple of glasses of wine to meet up with family for example at the weekend – that kinda thing. It’s something I’m deeply ashamed of, although now I understand this was due to withdrawal. But, I know in order to make a full recovery I need to steer clear of it, maybe for a year and allow the brain to heal. That’s my goal. To do that living alone seems like the best option, rather than with a housemate. If I’m around people when I’m feeling particularly bad it’s too tempting sometimes to have some wine to ease the symptoms (otherwise literally the symptoms can get so bad people call for paramedics despite trying to suppress/stop them).

It seems the most realistically way to do this self-styled ‘rehab’ is to be in an environment that I can control. I’ve also had bad luck with housemates during my twenties where they’ve always turned out to be slightly nuts and I don’t think I can handle the stress of that again, especially at the moment.

However, the cost to rent a studio place is above what I can afford whilst relying on disability support (due to withdrawal). I’m two and half years into this and hopeful in a year or so I will recover and therefore be able to work again. So my friends and family are encouraging me to get something above my budget, even offering to help financially a little in the beginning and telling me to be positive that I’ll be able to work again soon. But, as we all know from BW it’s unpredictable and it’s one thing being positive I will be able to work again soon, it feels like another thing betting the roof over my head on it.

So here are the options I’ve come up with but I’m just going round in circles in my head trying to figure this out – hence reaching out on here.

Option one:
I rent something suitable for my health, slightly above my budget, accept some help from my father and work hard to get my art and design business off the ground to sustain the payments. Risk: fail to meet payments – have to move again.

Option two:
Share with someone. Cheaper but not ideal for a ‘rehab’ environment or lifestyle and probably not much space to grow the art business (I work quite large). Risk: using alcohol to keep up appearances / stressful situations with housemate/s – have to move out again.

Option three:
Rent a studio in a different part of the country. In my budget we’re looking at somewhere fairly rural/crappy city. Risk: feeling isolated / lack of opportunities and friends. Mental health could suffer.

My closest confident that I’ve known for ten plus years, who’s seen me go through this from day one, got frustrated with me for not being able to just pull myself together and got a full time job so I can afford a studio in this city. My Dad is encouraging me to ‘think positive’ and ‘take the adventurous risk’, but it’s exacerbating trying to explain that just getting through this is being positive, and that it’s a balance between being positive and being prepared for any worst case scenarios/risks.

I don’t think (understandably) anyone fully understands the mental and physical challenges that come with BW. There are days when I just feel I need to be alone to recharge, not putting on a brave face to housemates, and equally I want to be able to go out and do things that lift my spirits (meet gallery owners / record music) when I feel able to. NB – I find travelling challenging too at the moment (and currently don’t drive) so being within a short walking/cycling distance to a community feels pretty key.

I want to live in my own little safe space where I can recover at my own pace, sustainably without financial stress, in a community that encourages some socialisation and a brighter future. It just seems like I can have two of these things, not all three.

Any suggestions from anyone?
(Thank you)

Sicko Flicko update

“I feel confident I can reach my current $4000 goal now and maybe even a bit more! I only need to raise another $300 or so. Thanks to all the lovely people helping me get back on my feet!”

Site mascot Flicko the Sicko starts GoFundMe for lyme disease treatments, CBD oil business, and new Prius