Last October I was diagnosed with Non-alcoholic Cirrhosis of the Liver. As I got sicker and sicker I was able to work fewer hours, By the end of the year all of my sick days were used up. To treat this, I was having Paracentesis done every two weeks to drain off excess fluid from my abdomen. I also began suffering low blood pressure from the water pills I was given to help fight fluid build up in my arms and legs. So the Doctors pulled me off of those medication. Within a month there was twice as much fluid to drain every two weeks, and my arms and legs were retaining fluids full time. I've been admitted to overnight stays several times due to my blood pressure alone.
I continued to be able to work less and less, until April, when I qualified for FMLA and I've yet to be functional or strong enough to return to work, and lived on my tax refund as long as possible.
Now I find myself with a three-fold problem.
1.) My father broke his hip about a month ago, and has moved to a nursing home, so the home is going to be sold in August. I've found a studio apartment, but need help with deposits and moving expenses.
2.) My car is in need of new brakes and to get my insurance and tags current. This is my only means of getting to all of my various Doctor appointments. Let alone any sense of independence.
3.) I have not earned any money since I went on leave, my family helps as best they can, but if I can ease that pressure until I hear from SSDI and SSI it will really help.
I could set my goal for three times as much and try to start getting my medical bills paid, but this is what will help me the most right now.
I know everyone is going through hard times, and there's no pressure to give. All I ask is that you share this so that maybe those who can help will see this.
Thank you so much, and bless you all.
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