OK I tried so hard to not have to do this through this huge life transition of divorce after 16 years, but I need to reach out. The car registration that I was told would be paid were not . Unfortunately, as a result, my Doordash has been restricted. I would have gladly saved had I known they were not going to get taking care of. In fact I did offer to pay them months ago but was told they were going to be taking care of. Some of you may know I use Doordash to cover medical treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and Late Stage disseminated Lyme Disease. MS is autoimmune and Lyme is bacterial. Both make you incredibly sick without treatment. Those of you who have followed me a long time or are close friends, know me from when I was bedridden and unable to do anything. It was devastating. I'm thankful I have my children because without them I can't say that I wouldn't have taken my own life. I've come a long way with extensive treatments. I still suffer from many symptoms and fight daily to live as much of a normal life as possible. The pictures I post aren't exactly a representation of my health, but rather my attempt at normalcy on days the symptoms can be tolerated. Insurance doesn't cover everything. On the contrary most of your experience (and precious energy) is spent arguing with Insurance agents on why you need the treatment to begin with. Insurance companies are not fond of clients with chronic illness. My medical doctors often get frustrated with insurance as well because they are unable to provide the treatment they know will be most beneficial. I pay hundreds out of pocket monthly for medical costs. I work hard in every aspect of my life so I can heal more every day. My goal is to work full time. My amazing doctor said that she would love to hire me as a patient advocate which is a dream of mine. I have the qualifications, and am excited for further training. I believe I'm on the road to that goal now. That's why I'm willing to put myself out there and ask for help to renew my car registration so I can continue forward in healing, and subsequently building a new, peaceful, successful life with my kids. I try to show my kids what true strength looks like and that we can rise from anything! I want to show my daughter that divorce can be good if her situation is unsafe and toxic. I know most are in a bind right now or struggling. For those I would just ask that you would remember my kids and I in your prayers and thoughts. Thank you for reading this far.
- Melissa Rivera
- Jeff Sedgwick