Help Jenn feel better!!

As most of you know, I suffer from a condition called RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), it is a chronic systemic disease characterized by severe pain, swelling, and changes in the skin. There is no cure. I have RSD throughout my entire body, meaning from head to toe, I feel nothing but pain. It is quite literally the worst pain imaginable, on the McGill pain scale,the only thing more painful is terminal cancer. The medications I am on, take the edge off the pain, but at no time am I ever pain free. Things have gotten incredibly worse for me over the past few months. I now have to use a cane to walk, my skin is on fire constantly, having ANYTHING touch me causes me pain,I have almost no strength,just getting out of bed the past few months, has been a struggle for me. It's been over a year since I've been able to just go out and have fun. I have to save all of my "extra" energy for Fallon, because I want to be the best Mommy I can be for her!! But, every day is an uphill battle. Now,with the cold weather setting in, things are already beginning to worsen for me. The worst thing for RSD is cold, it amplifies all my existing symptoms almost 100%.
I'm starting this GoFundMe, because my doctor has informed me that I desperately need some time off. Working 40 hours a week, plus overtime, and taking care of Fallon by myself every night after work, since Rory works nights, is wearing me down to the point where I am barely able to function. I cannot afford to stop working all together, I cannot afford to go part time not only would I lose too much money, I'd also lose my insurance, something I cannot go without.
This GoFundMe is my only option. I have been approved by my job to take the time off of work, but the fact is, we have bills to pay, and we cannot wait for the money from State Disability to kick in while I am out of work. By the time it finally kicks in, I'd be back to work, and we'd be in a lot of trouble.
My doctor is recommending at least a month for me to have to rest and "reset" my body. I cannot stress enough,this will NOT be a "vacation " for me. This is something I need to be able to continue to work, continue to care for Fallon, and to hopefully get me through until I can finally see a RSD specialist. I am on the waiting list for Drexel's RSD program, they offer a program that will take my pain levels from a 10 out of 10 to about a 6 or 7 out of 10, the only problem is, my appointment isn't until April...2016.
I know times are tough for everyone, but any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated. It took a lot for me to break down and write this, those of you who know me, know I don't like to ask for help, but I am truly in a desperate situation here.
Thank you in advance for any help anyone is able to provide.

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  • jamie walkden 
    • $30 
    • 75 mos
  • Vito DiGiovacchino Jr 
    • $20 
    • 75 mos
  • Ryan and Ashley O'Hara 
    • $25 
    • 75 mos
  • Patricia Dadura  
    • $50 
    • 76 mos
  • Vicky  
    • $60 
    • 76 mos
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Organizer

Jenny Loder 
Organizer
Paulsboro, NJ
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