Fighting multiple myeloma
Unfortunately, as most of you well know, when a glitche like cancer makes an appearance it can complicate your entire life. And it makes it degrees more complicated. From the everyday things to driving myself to appointments and running errands to taking care of my children and taking care of responsibilites. I have no more control of that.
It also seems as if I've lost control of my finances. I've heard of the amount of money needed for a fight like this for medical bills, prescriptions, test, etc., but I was a bit surprised at the amount of regular expenses that add up. My caregiver and I traveled from Georgia to Tennesse (not far!) for my bone marrow transplant. I didn't accurately anticipate the degree of meals to be brought and the expense of living away from home for the two of us. In Georgia, the amount of vehicle expenses kept rising the more I had to go to the hospital. Now that I can't drive myself my daughter often has to come back and get my van so that's double gas for them (her and her boyfriend) in their car and double in mine.
If I have to be at the hospital on regular treatment days or extra days for longer than expected then there are more meals out or snacks purchased. Of course, that's not counting keeping our households running with supplies. Speaking of households, the children (mine are ages 10, 9 and 7 - Amber is 23 along with my 2-year-old granddaughter) have to be fed regardless of where we are.
And then, DRAMATIC DRUMROLL, there are the bills. They seem to be the same, but where is the money to pay for them? Although it's "just" a regular thing I find it very difficult to keep up with and provide for my family as I should. I'm a single mom fighting multiple myeloma, fibromyalgia and sjogren's syndrome; I don't normally ask for help but have discovered this is one thing where ya gotta open up your mouth for three little words, "I need help."
Thank you so much!
My excitement was somewhat thwarted by an unnecessary legal matter that threatens a huge portion of what I've been fighting for. Just two days after I returned from Tennessee where I received my treatment and bone marrow transplant this was presented to me. Or should I say thrown at me?
I've gone from concentrating on my health path and focusing on getting bills paid and making money again to giving my attention to this disruption.
Please continue to keep me in your prayers. Your love, support, prayers and donations have been extremely appreciated and served as fire that fueled my fight.
For the most part I'm taking this all in stride, trying not to worry about money and the like. But something has presented itself that bears telling and asking for assistance again.
My ex husband, my children's father, has somehow managed to put stop paying child while I'm in this fight. No conversation regarding working something out. I mean, he pays child support to care for his children year round. It doesn't stop on holidays or summers.
Anyway, before I start to rant I'm now in need of additional money to pay utilities, etc. So I have a home to go back to and can welcome my children back to their home. A home I choose and maintain for all of us.
I'm saddened by this turn of events at this time. Talk about kick someone when they're down. These thought are mucking up my feel good vibe to whole health. The mm cells that were still hanging on have been eradicated (hopefully) in my body and tomorrow I get my stem cells back. Day 0! I'll get to start anew.