Life for me over the last 7 years has really not gone as planned (really the last several years but it took a worse turn lately). I’ve had to come back home while dealing with a chronic digestive disorder that took specialists (and 2 different hospitals) 4 years to figure out.
They discovered I have Gastroparesis aka slow digestion which is a lifelong disorder with uncomfortable symptoms that I take 3 meds for (nausea/vomiting, chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea… Meds control nausea/.vomiting for now but nothing works for the 24/7 pain yet).
It’s been 6 ½ years now and I haven’t been able to work outside the home because of this but I did recently get hired for 2 transcriptionist jobs online but they only pay much less than part-time. I’ve also been helping out at home with things every day and when my Mom had to have 3 different surgeries over the last several years (most recently her back) and a little over a year ago I ALMOST lost both my parents (it took chest pain and hospital stays to discover they both have CAD)… But lately, things have gotten very stifling at home.
In the beginning, my folks were understanding with me being sick but now my Mom has lately just stopped caring and my parents have told me that I have a few months left to move out of the house, even if it’s to my car. Yes, that photo is me, I just took a raw picture of me, excuse the bad hair, I was just trying to be real… My point is, right now I’m trying to work on earning the money to be able to afford to finally move back out again (I lived out of state once before) but I’m afraid that’s not going to happen since I’ve been told I have a few months and then I’m out.. I’ve always been a very independent person, so this is very hard for me.
Sure I’m scared of living in my car, I’ve come close to that once before, many years ago when I was on my own, but I’m more scared of where my next meal would come from, and worst of all, how will I pay for my medication because my insurance doesn’t cover them all. And if I don’t have my meds, that means my nausea and so on will come back full force again (makes it hard to eat). I say that because I suffer from a digestive disorder that causes chronic stomach pain 24/7, nausea, vomiting, I’ve already lost weight (gastroparesis… similar to ibs, gastritis, etc)… I’m here asking for help so I have a place to stay and can get my meds, PLEASE I only need help with a few months rent I’m thinking (not greedy), to get back on my feet (financially that is). I’m trying for Sec. 8 housing but the wait time is 5-8 years here in California.
I’ve always been an independent person. Paid my rent, bills, even donated money and my last car to Make A Wish. I’m so used to helping others, like my folks or I’ve volunteered at Sacred Heart and I always try to help the homeless/veterans with food or change when I can (I have several veteran family and friends!). I really just need help with a few months rent. I’ve been looking at cheaper rentals south of me near a friend. (That’s a laugh in Cali but there are cheap(er) areas) ANY help at all would be greatly appreciated!
I PROMISE to pay it forward again in the future when I’m back on my feet! Thank you and God Bless!