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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