2019 A New Beginning
The last 14 months I've been on a harrowing journey of recovery. I continue to struggle but under the care of health care providers I am rebuilding my health and planning a long vibrant life for years to come. So I am asking for your help to bridge the gap. I refuse to give up but I have obligations that must be met. Thank you for considering my request. Now because I missed so much work I lost my job. Now I need open heart surgery. I desperately need your help. Solidarity+ Read More
I'm learning to let go of my homeless self, of my physically weak self and embrace my strengths. My intelligence, my charisma, my integrity, my loyalty and my resilience. Some days are better than others but every day is a step away from the bad and a step towards the good.
I am torn about shutting this campaign down or appearing ungrateful for free housing and $192 monthly food stamps. Now the struggle is to manage loneliness and not being able to afford basics. Thank you for your love and support and tolerance. Solidarity
Friends and supporters, I feel it is important to make it clear that I am not drinking. This latest setback with my teeth has me feeling overwhelmed. It's also a reminder that those times when I should have done my laundry or got a haircut are adding to my sense of not taking better care of myself and my appearance. I make no excuses for my failings only know that the pain and discomfort I am feeling is made more extreme by my anxiety and depression. I can only hope that by sharing my fragility I am not making the mistake of isolation. Solidarity
I must confess this recovery is much more difficult than I expected. Still many layers of complexity in my health shortcomings. I'm spending the day in bed feeling lonely and discouraged. My body aches and I feel unwell. I've let everybody down with my unrealistic optimism.