It’s difficult to sum up a completely disastrous life event in only a few paragraphs, so if you would like to, please contact me. I can send pictures, evidence of the things that have happened to me these last two months, and the bleak outlook for the future. Money doesn’t make up for that, but my God, any amount of food would at least keep me going another day.
My life started downhill at age 4 when I contracted JRA. At age 43 now, I have had 5 joint replacement surgeries and have a shoulder replacement scheduled for February 11th. My life is rough as it is, but in October things went from difficult to live through to catastrophic.
In October, my wife disappeared after work and had a nervous breakdown. She left me and took her income with her. I lost my apartment and spent my birthday alone in a spare house of my mom’s. I lost almost everything I owned and loved. My wife. My dog (I was unable to care for him alone because of my mobility issues, so I gifted him to my soon to be ex-wife because it was best for him). My little apartment. My independence. And because Social Security calculates my wife’s income, I lost all but $80 in income for the last two months, even though I get nothing financially from my legal spouse and won’t ever again.
My family has helped me about as much as they can. I have very little food, nothing to live on everyday, and even though I do some online writing when I’m able, I haven’t really been able to focus enough to do that the last month. My life has completely fallen apart and all I have to look forward to are three surgeries in what is sure to be an epic bad 2019.
They say money isn’t the key to happiness, but sometimes it just is. I’d love to be able to afford my own groceries until I can get my everything squared away with my fixed income (they have to legally “remove” my wife from the household, even though she “removed” herself already two months ago, so this may take weeks more). Obviously, my life is just terrible, and anything I could get in the way of financial support would help brighten things up a little before my surgery. I spend some days literally looking at pictures of good food. Things I remember eating years ago. Wondering where I’m going to get enough money for even just household items until everything is taken care of.
I appreciate anyone who is able to help. And God has been with me since I was 4 and got sick, over these last 39 years, so if you believe in God, believe me when I tell you that God knows the kind of misfortune that seems to follow me, even when I’m trying to do anything good. It has just been one tragedy after another, and I don’t know why. So any help is appreciated! And will be remembered. Thank you.