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My name is Stanislav and most of you know me under my moniker as Street Grapes. I'm a 24 year old visual artist, creative director and curator. Exactly two years ago, on December through January of 2016, I had a three-procedure root canal which caused serious damage to my Trigeminal Nerve on the right side of my face. I developed a serious neuropathic pain disorder which grew worse and worse. After losing two teeth due to pain and spending enough money on dental work to buy a brand new car I finally arrived at something. It took me endless visits to almost a dozen different dentists and surgeons to finally rule out the possibility of any dental issues, I also saw other professionals. I received my first diagnosis from a neurologist, it was a severe case of Trigeminal Neuroglia. TN is also known as the Suicide Disease due to having the highest successful suicide rate of all conditions, a staggering 25% of people with TN die from suicide, 50% of people attempt suicide at least once, many more than once. it is also known said to be one of the most painful condition known to man.
I began my treatment and went through all the standard procedure anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers, muscle relaxants and so on. I had also started treatment for my severe chronic pain with Oxycodone, which I have been on and off for over a year and half. I was desperate to find something that worked for me, nothing clicked.
Fast forward to summer of 2017 and I had just went trough my first Brain Surgery, I had a Glycerol Rhizotomy which did not go well and only damaged my Trigeminal Nerve pathways even further. At this point I had also lost 40% of my feeling to touch on the right side of my face.
After feeling like I was at a complete dead end, I decided to give Medical Cannabis, which I have been treating myself with since, with the exception of taking a break during the 2017 winter as my health declined even further and I needed serious help with my pain.
In February of 2018 I officially started Pain Management, at the time this was my only hope, and indeed did give me some sense of security. I had to continue looking for long term solution, at this point my only option was surgery once more. At this point my condition was considered very atypical and no one REALLY knew what was going on with me. I had been rejected by dozens of neurologists and neurosurgeons including Columbia, University of Maryland, John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and many more.
For the past two years, almost exactly, I’ve been struggling with Trigeminal Neuroglia (also known as the Suicide Disease) and Facial Peripheral Neuropathy, as well as Atypical Facial Pain, those are at the least, my 3 diagnosis’s which boil down to one condition.
Long story short I recently got out a SCS (Spinal Cortex Stimulator) Laminectomy brain surgery which I had this past Tuesday at Duke in North Carolina. It was the most invasive and painful procedure I’ve had as of yet, I have holes and wires and electronics inside of me and it all hurts like hell. The procedure was not successful and I got zero fucking relief from this thing, on top of that it ended up giving me a 2 day neck spasm so bad I thought it would snap (I’m convulsive to electromagnetic stimuli, and yes I told them beforehand). Basically I am going back to have everything removed and stitched back up this Thursday.
HERE IS WHERE I NEED YOUR HELP!

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I still do not know what I’m going to do after the second procedure. I will need to move, whenever I am able, to a more stable or warmer climate, and the last 2 years have cost us a house and a leg (to be metaphorical), leaving us living on straight credit. At this point I’ve been feeling less and less power to keep on pushing by myself the past half year and I could really use a hand.
Any donations made will help me to not only get through this rough life situation financially, but will also be taken as a token of hope.
All of your support, no matter how small, or large, is an important contribution to myself as a living human being and an artist. Your support helps me push forward in not only my health and my life, but helps me keep on fighting the good fight, and keep on creating!

If you read all this I thank you for your time and patiance.

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
Wish me luck so I can keep on creating again sooner than later!
Love, Street Grapes

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My name is Stanislav and most of you know me under my moniker as Street Grapes. I'm a 24 year old visual artist, creative director and curator. Exactly two years ago, on December through January of 2016, I had a three-procedure root canal which caused serious damage to my Trigeminal Nerve on the right side of my face. I developed a serious neuropathic pain disorder which grew worse and worse. After losing two teeth due to pain and spending enough money on dental work to buy a brand new car I finally arrived at something. It took me endless visits to almost a dozen different dentists and surgeons to finally rule out the possibility of any dental issues, I also saw other professionals. I received my first diagnosis from a neurologist, it was a severe case of Trigeminal Neuroglia. TN is also known as the Suicide Disease due to having the highest successful suicide rate of all conditions, a staggering 25% of people with TN die from suicide, 50% of people attempt suicide at least once, many more than once. it is also known said to be one of the most painful condition known to man.
I began my treatment and went through all the standard procedure anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers, muscle relaxants and so on. I had also started treatment for my severe chronic pain with Oxycodone, which I have been on and off for over a year and half. I was desperate to find something that worked for me, nothing clicked.
Fast forward to summer of 2017 and I had just went trough my first Brain Surgery, I had a Glycerol Rhizotomy which did not go well and only damaged my Trigeminal Nerve pathways even further. At this point I had also lost 40% of my feeling to touch on the right side of my face.
After feeling like I was at a complete dead end, I decided to give Medical Cannabis, which I have been treating myself with since, with the exception of taking a break during the 2017 winter as my health declined even further and I needed serious help with my pain.
In February of 2018 I officially started Pain Management, at the time this was my only hope, and indeed did give me some sense of security. I had to continue looking for long term solution, at this point my only option was surgery once more. At this point my condition was considered very atypical and no one REALLY knew what was going on with me. I had been rejected by dozens of neurologists and neurosurgeons including Columbia, University of Maryland, John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and many more.
For the past two years, almost exactly, I’ve been struggling with Trigeminal Neuroglia (also known as the Suicide Disease) and Facial Peripheral Neuropathy, as well as Atypical Facial Pain, those are at the least, my 3 diagnosis’s which boil down to one condition.
Long story short I recently got out a SCS (Spinal Cortex Stimulator) Laminectomy brain surgery which I had this past Tuesday at Duke in North Carolina. It was the most invasive and painful procedure I’ve had as of yet, I have holes and wires and electronics inside of me and it all hurts like hell. The procedure was not successful and I got zero fucking relief from this thing, on top of that it ended up giving me a 2 day neck spasm so bad I thought it would snap (I’m convulsive to electromagnetic stimuli, and yes I told them beforehand). Basically I am going back to have everything removed and stitched back up this Thursday.
HERE IS WHERE I NEED YOUR HELP!

---

I still do not know what I’m going to do after the second procedure. I will need to move, whenever I am able, to a more stable or warmer climate, and the last 2 years have cost us a house and a leg (to be metaphorical), leaving us living on straight credit. At this point I’ve been feeling less and less power to keep on pushing by myself the past half year and I could really use a hand.
Any donations made will help me to not only get through this rough life situation financially, but will also be taken as a token of hope.
All of your support, no matter how small, or large, is an important contribution to myself as a living human being and an artist. Your support helps me push forward in not only my health and my life, but helps me keep on fighting the good fight, and keep on creating!

If you read all this I thank you for your time and patiance.

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
Wish me luck so I can keep on creating again sooner than later!
Love, Street Grapes

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