On October 24th, my spouse left me with no warning. Without their part of our rent money, I was evicted on my birthday a little over a week later. I was able to go to an extra house that my mother has, and I’ve been living here ever since, shellshocked, and with no income until my disability can be straightened out (they’re still counting her income, even though I receive none of it).
I am a month away from another joint replacement surgery (this time my right shoulder). I had my first joint replacement in 2006, a double knee replacement. I had a double hip replacement six years later. This all stems from JRA I got when I was 4 (it’s called Still’s Disease in the old days). I am lonely, scared, and have nothing left because I had to leave most of my things behind at my old apartment. I also lost my dog because I was unable to care for it here on the farm I’m staying. With it being winter, the danger of me falling was great, so I sent him to live with my soon to be ex-wife. I’ve lost my dog, my wife, my independence, almost everything I owned, and at this point have only three major surgeries to look forward to this year.
Anything you could spare would at least help me be more independent. I’m trying my best to see a bright side out of this, but this has been the worst month of my life. I’m 43 years old and most of my life is behind me. But at least having a little money until I can straighten my fixed income out would at least let me have food and a few more clothes. After surgery, I hope to get another place to live. It won’t be nice, but at least it will be mine. As someone who started out life very young with a disability, my independence is everything to me. I don’t want to end up in a nursing home or assisted living. That has scared me since I was small, to think of that situation at a younger age. If you can spare anything, it will be very appreciated, and I will never forget it. Thank you.