I want to start off by saying that when I was younger I had dreams, simple dreams. I never thought that health problems, family and friends dying, or how you were raised by how your parents were raised could be a huge influence on your life let alone simple dreams. I have been with my husband more than half of my life. We were high school sweethearts. We have an amazing son that is both me and his father. We thank Jesus everyday for the wonderful gift of our son. Our son is in college and he also plays college football. He did not receive a scholarship. We are slowly trying to pay for college. He wants to go in to sports medicine and travel with a professional sports team as a team trainer.
My husband and I was pretty much ok with our careers. We were always safe in our finances with just the 3 of us. My husband lost his job of 17 years and in the past 2 years he has started his own business with security cameras. We were all on his insurance through his previous job that he lost. This was a major set back for us.
Me, I was a kindergarten prep teacher for 22 years but had to take a break from my job. I was diagnosed with hypertension. My blood pressure is extremely high. I inherited that from my mother. Because of my extremely high blood pressure, I had another issue that caused my vision to screw up. I went to the doctor and had tests run and found out that my retina was bleeding. My right eye basically had a stroke. I was diagnosed with Retinal Vein Occlusion. My retina constantly bleeds. There is no cure for it. I go monthly to get injections in my eyeball to just temporarily stop bleeding. It’s like that are injecting my eye with a bandaid that will fall off after about 3 weeks. It totally sucks. I worked for about 2 years after being diagnosed until my vision was causing migraines and little black floaters that disrupted my driving. I can drive with one eye but that on top of the bright sun and lights looking like the Fourth of July was just to much for me. I haven’t had an injection since my husband lost his job with our insurance. We are in the process of trying to get insurance.
I’m pretty crafty and we have got by on me making items to sell online and with small jobs my husband got with family and friends installing security systems for them.
We have made every kind of arrangement with all our bills. I have arrangements with the electricity company. I have arrangements with our car notes. We only have 2 cars. My husband and I share a car and my son has a car. We got rid of our credit cards because the interest was kicking our tails. We eat ramen noodles for food, which is not a problem. We don’t believe we are too good for ramen noodles. We are probably going to have everything taken away from us anytime now. My husband will eventually have his business going really good here in about a year. I have that much faith. After we can afford insurance again, I will start my injection again along with getting my blood pressure medicine again. I pray to Jesus and I know he hears me.
My son cannot work during the football season and we try to send him money but my breaking point was yesterday when I could not send him a penny. We have great family and friends that have helped us so much. Even our church has helped. We are eventually going to get back on our feet. That is my only dream. The only pictures I feel that are appropriate will be of my son. Looking at him makes life worth it. I’m a pay it forward kind of person. I always try to find a way to help someone in need. I have a giant conscience and will make things right to the people who have helped me and are willing to help. I know my debts are in the thousands of dollars. Thank you for reading my only partial life’s issues. God bless you and the ones you love.