Hello, my name is Ginger. I have SLE Lupus, Sjorgrans, Raynauds, Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder, Gastroperesis, Diabetic, DDD, 3 failed spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, Osteoperoses, and that is just the start. I broke my back working at 23. I just wanted to be fixed. I winded up with a surgeon who messed me up worse. I had to have another surgery a week later. Then my bottom two vertebrae were completely deteriorated, so I had to have another. That one never healed. With the autoimmune diseases I have I can not have any more surgeries. I have 2 vertebrae compressing my spinal cord in my neck right now along with several levels of stenosis and degeneration. So all in all I need a neck surgery, lower spine surgery and 2 total knee replacements that I can not have. I have to live with the pain. I am allergic to NSAIDS and can not have steroids and those are two of the main meds for Lupus. My doctor ordered a new medication for me, but it’s over 5 grand so my insurance is denying it. I have been in the hospital 5 times in just over a year. Those bills are almost 10,000. So here I am, I raised two amazing kids on my own. Started my own business just to have to close it 3 years later because of my health. I was told I’d be in a wheelchair by 30 and I proved them wrong. I worked, got my associates degree in business and raised my kids. Now I am here begging people to help me. I am awaiting news from Social Security, who has denied me based on my age. Told me I could be a ticket taker at a movie theater. Not one around me and the closest one hires kids only. I added a picture of me. Then 2 of what I look like when I go out into the sun or just because its part of Lupus. I take chemotherapy every week. I live in pain 24/7. I would love to try the new medication that isn’t an NSAID so the inflammation and pain in my joints would ease up a little. The other picture of my feet is what Raynauds causes. They swell, turn purple and blue, yes, I’m losing feeling in them. I want so badly to work, but I never know if I’m going to be able to walk day to day. I don’t want to burden my children or anyone really. If you would like to help it would be a blessing to take some stress off of me. There is no cure, I just want to be around for my children, and hopefully grandkids one day. I know I left a lot out, but if I told you all my diseases and problems this would be a novel. It is a shame I worked all my life just to lose my business and can’t even get disability, just to be humiliated into asking for help. This is the first time I’ve let anyone see pictures of me except my family, please now it took a lot and please be kind.