I have worked as a nurse for almost 10 years now in Colorado. I have overcome a lot of challenges and traumas, but recently things took a turn for the worst. In December, I became very ill and was diagnosed with Lyme disease, Mycotoxicity, and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. We began treatment immediately, but unfortunately, it ended up making things worse. The last few months I could barely work, and without any PTO saved up, I missed out on a lot of money. I had to take out high interest pay day loans to get by and borrow from family. Now, in April, I had to take a medical leave of absence for atleast a month because when I stand up, my blood pressure tanks to 90s/20s and I feel terrible. Including the bills for this month too, I am around $15,000 in the hole and have no way to cover it because my short term disability isn’t going through. I am a kind, caring, hard working individual, and I would never ask for money if I didn’t absolutely need it. In 2016, I lost my dad to a massive heart attack, and unfortunately my CPR was too late. Then in 2017, I lost my brother to an overdose. I overcame everything to be where I am today, but no matter what, I feel like life keeps pushing me down. I have no one else that I can turn to, I have no family to ask, and my husband is already doing as much as he can to compensate, but there is no coming back from this alone. Loan companies won’t even look at me right now because of the fact that I am out of work. I also go to nursing school full time as well online to further my degree so I can help as many patients as possible, but my student loans are barely enough to cover my schooling alone. Currently I am on 15 pills twice a day to try and treat my illness, and it is sucking the life out of me to do it. I’m exhausted all the time, and the fact that I can not control my health or my finances right now is really affecting my mental health, so I am being treated for anxiety and PTSD right now as well. Please, anything that anyone can donate would really help me right now.
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