It starts at the tale end of last year. I woke to severe chest pain that took my breath away and prevented me from moving any more than rolling to the side. It lasted a couple hours then went away. Over the next few months as 2016 was preparing to slip into 2017, it happened regularly. Finally a particularly bad event happened where I lost conciousness from the pain. It was decided we needed to go to the hospital. After a six hour wait, then multiple tests, morphine and more. I learned I have chronic debilitating stomach ulcers. The only treatment is protein pump inhibitor and in severe cases a trip to the hospital for morphine.
We were surprised at the size of the bill for the brief trip but set it aside and took the mentality that we were glad and thankful it wasn't something worse (though in some cases it can lead to stomach cancer).
We decided after christmas to visit my father who recently had a stroke in Phoenix (he's doing well), on our way back, we were in a accident that totalled our only car.
The car ended up being worth only a few grand and requiring a reliable vehicle so my wife could continue to work, we had to go to a dealership for a new car. Recently, my wife had some mental illness issues and was handed a slew of prescriptions. While they do help, they are expensive. We keep being told we're just above the income bracket to recieve aid so our bills, our debts and our cost of living remains too high for us to afford. We've taken steps to help it, with eating cheap foods, not going out anymore and avoiding trips.
However it's coming to the point where we require loans to get to each paycheck, then paying back those loans puts us in a hole that requires another.
With the debtors clammoring, our poor food choices, medical issues, studen loans, vehicle maintenance and fuel and other issues requiring cash we're falling further and further behind with what seems to be no-way out.
This help, will pay off the loans we have accrued and a couple of the debts. It will put us at an almost even cost of living to income.
Thanks for your consideration.
- Wayne Whitten