I hate this, I really hate doing this. I feel like a failure. I am in a bankruptcy proceeding, and I am almost a month late on my plan payment. My mortgage company has been petitioning the court to dismiss my case so that they can foreclose on our home. They have filed a settlement that allows to not immediately move to foreclosure, but it states that I must make payments in full within 15 days of the due date, but I am already behind. If I cannot catch this payment up by August, the courts will let them foreclose. Please, we need help. My disability does not cover my plan payments, and I cannot find a job that I qualify for which I can do with my disability.
I served in the USAF for over 14 years. Over that time, I pushed my body harder and further than I should have. I injured my lower back during a deployment to Al Dhafra AB, UAE, in 2010, and over the next seven years I was bounced from doctor to doctor and never taken seriously.
Then, in 2017, I was recommended for involuntary medical separation. This, to me, was a good thing because it meant that I could stop performing duties that were making my back worse. As it is, I have permanent nerve damage and numbness in my left thigh, along with the constant pain just above my hip, most severe on the left side.
I have been diagnosed with spinal enthesopathy and spinal stenosis, both of which I was receiving treatment for while on active duty, but have yet to be sent to a specialist through the VA. I was, today, informed that my SSDI claim was denied, and I will need to hire an attorney and go to court for a second appeal. I do not have the time or resources to continue supporting my family on the $1900 I receive monthly for disability.