Hello, My Name is Mary. I am a disabled 55 year old female who suffers from many disorders. Mainly, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Spondylarthris, Panic disorder to include panic attacks due to Complex Post Tramatic Stress Disorder. I must walk with a cane due to the Spondylarthris and a bad leg from a dislocation and torn ACL.
The reason I am needing to raise money is due to the fact that I have been living off of my retirement funds (401k) and they have now run out. I only have enough money left for two more months of rent and then I am out on the street- an impossible situation for me given my health problems. I have no family or friends to take me or my belongings in. It is unimaginable for me to even be in this situation. I live approxemetly 80% of my life spent in bed due to my chronic pain and fatigue.
A bit about how I got here-
I was working up until 1996 after the Fibromyalgia and chronic headaces/migraines got to be too much. I was taking 600+ opioid pain meds to include Morpheine (two types),Fentenal patches, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Fioranol w/codeine to name a few!
My husband became my full time caregiver as I was bedridden at most times (as I am now)
I was denied SSDI in 2000 due to an unfair Judge.
In 2006 my husband became ill and was diognosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. He went from walking to a wheelchair in less than a year!
We tried to swich roles but I was unable to take care of him due to my pain.
We were forced to go our own ways. It was heartbreaking. My husband moved across country so that his brother could take care of him. He is also a veteran so the VA took care of him, as well.
I was left on my own in our home which I evenually lost (forclosure).
I have tried for the past 3 years to take care of myself which has been more than a challenge as I need a caregiver. I have no insurace any longer - must pay for everything out of pocket including my meds and Dr visitis which are few and far between now due to lack of money. I have had to swallow my pride and ask for your help. I pray that you will find it in your heart to help me. I f you cannont give financially at least pass along my story and link so someone else may help me. Time is of the essence as I only have two more months of rent left! I don't even have money for any more of the many meds that I need to take to control my pain, panic, and depression. The only independence that I have is my car and that is now not working. I am hoping to buy a used reliable car so that I can at least keep my only source of transportation to get me to Dr appts and to run needed errands. I have no money for cabs.
The money that I had to live off of has finally run out and that is why I am in desparate need of your comapssion and help. PLEASE, help me stay off the streets or worse as I cannot imagine even being able to live like that given all of my physical and mental health problems. Things may end up worse for me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my plight and fight.