People who aren’t living with an illness that they have to manage every waking moment of every day have a difficult time understanding the plight of those who battle their issues every day.
I am fortunate to have the love and support of my family (namely my parents and father-in-law).
I can’t imagine what would be happening if they weren’t supportive.
Apparently I screwed up with my student loan payments last year (I swear I made a payment), so guess who got the $2,500+ tax return money? Uncle Friggen Sam.
This is a serious, serious setback. My husband is taking classes to become a certified nursing assistant. He owes nearly $700 on it and we were counting on the tax return money to pay for it.
He currently works at a job that gives him 32 hours, but won’t pay any benefits. He volunteers to work more, but they don’t want to pay the health insurance.
I cannot work. At all. I can’t drive (if I do attempt it, I drive less than a mile to the grocery store). I applied for disability. I am trying to eeek out some financial gain from writing for an online newspaper. Last month I made a whopping $22.
I have been sick for 7.5 years. For the past SEVEN years, I have not had one day without pain, without fatigue, without concern for my health. I have been ingesting chemicals for SEVEN years just to function.
Sometimes it just wears you down.
I am following the directions of multiple physicians. I am trying to eat better and exercise. I applied for disability, I have enrolled in a prescription assistance program for the medications that are absolutely vital. I receive benefits from the state for food. What else can I do to ensure I’m not homeless? To make sure that I don’t go completely blind?
Sorry for the morose mood, just extremely emotionally and mentally spent after the past 24 hours.
Any suggestions or donations (ha!) are appreciated…