Thank you so much for clicking on my plea!
I have been happy independent and full of energy my entire life this is the last possible thing I thought I would ever have to do. I was diagnosed with Lupus recently. It has been a five year journey to discover what was wrong with me. So you can imagine all the doctors and testing I have had to endure. I had an amazing job as a phlebotomist at my local blood center. I was so blessed I got the job offer two hours before my final for my phlebotomy certificate. My illness was triggered from a back injury I had at work. Working as a phlebotomist became to challenging and painful for me . I was fortunate enough to transfer to the lab within my company. I missed all the donors that I had built incredible relationships with. I knew being in the lab was worth it so I could continue working. I was working in the lab about a year when my doctor decided to start a new treatment plan. The medication I started made me very dizzy and forgetful. I have very few memories from the two months I was on the medication. We decided I needed to stop the medication. I ended up having serious withdrawals. I had brain zaps and severe full body pain. I had to go on medical leave at that time. It took two months for the claim to be approved so I had to use my credit cards to survive. I was unable to return to work at the blood center. I found a desk job with an insurance company. I was adapting well to my new position and I had amazing co workers. My rheumatologist decided to take me off one of my medications he didn’t feel was helping anymore. Within ten days I had completely relapsed I had full body aches and pains a full body rash I would describe as a bad sunburn. It took two months for the medication to start working again in that time I had severe anxiety and panic attacks. I developed a tremor in my right hand. I was placed on medical leave again it took 3 months for my short term claim to get approved. My long term has not been approved yet I have maxed out all of my credit cards. When my long term gets approved my wages will be cut down to 60% and I will have to pay $400 a month to keep my health insurance. I have so many medical bills I need to pay. I am the person in my family that members come to when they need help so I have no one to reach out to. I tried to get a personal loan. I did not get approved due to my debt to income ratio. I am doing my best to adapt to my illness and not let it beat me. I have done physical therapy , chiropractic care, counterstrain Thearpy, And pool Thearpy. I have had many cortisone shots none have been effective. I pushed passed my fears and went in for an SI joint injection. That experience was humiliating and extremely painful. In the end I got very minimal relief that did not last long. I just need help to get back on track. My next step is to put my house up for sale and pray I make enough. I am so grateful you took the time to read my plea. Any help you could offer would be so appreciated. I wish for you continued success and amazing health.
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