NAMM is this weekend. I have passes. I'm not going; I have a friend I haven't seen since 2009 who has flown out to Seattle so I'm flying up to see him. I was supposed to be his best man at his wedding but I had death flu and it was at a bed&breakfast that they told us you couldn't get to without four wheel drive. Still bummed about that; stoked to see him.
My buddy with the pancreas? The one who couldn't get his insurance to pay for his immunoglobulin? Yeah, kidney function is under 15% now. Immunoglobulin is now worthless and they have to pay to put in a new fistula. He's flying out to see his sister because... you know. Hard to travel when you're on dialysis and because he needs another kidney and another pancreas, he needs another dead guy.
His family can't fly out because his brother-in-law has an inoperable brain tumor.