Hello. I am a 28 year old man who is unable to work at this time due to several physical and mental issues that have compounded over the course of my life. I am currently suffering from chronic fibromyalgia, causing acute pain in my lower back, neck, hips and thighs, chronic arthritis in my left hand and wrist from 2 separate and extreme breaks when I was young. I also have compressed discs in my lower back as a result of being severely overweight for a large portion of my life. I also have moderate vertigo which leaves me unable to drive and in combination with my back pain, unable to stand or walk for more than 15 or so minutes at a time. I also suffered a quasi-heart attack at 21 and now have to take heart-rhythm-regulating and blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life. I have lost 150lbs since May 2017, however it hasn’t helped resolve any of the physical issues I experience.
I have mental health issues that I have been receiving treatment for, so far, however, nothing has made a significant impact. I suffer from extreme social anxiety, depression and PTSD from several traumatic instances during my childhood, one of which was witnessing my father be killed by a car while my family and I were on vacation when I was 8 years old.
Our car had broken down on a mountain highway and a group of 3 younger girls had stopped to help our family.My father had walked to meet them as they had to park a short distance ahead of us and as they met, a driver fell asleep at the wheel and veered towards them, my father saw it happening and pushed the girls out of the way and was hit by the car himself.
I watched it all happen from the front seat of our car. Not long after, my mother suffered a brain aneurysm and almost died. She recovered and remarried and I have a great relationship with her and my stepfather to this day, however, they both were forced to sell their home and buy a camping trailer and travel to wildlife refuges and work as volunteers because finances became very tight for them in the last few years.
I am now living in a home with my older brother. He is renting from a friend of our parents at a reduced cost. However, it is a huge burden on my brother as he has two daughters that he pays child support for, on top of supporting me.
I also have two spoiled rescue cats that I try to give the best life possible and would love to be able to do more for them!
I would really like to say thank you for reading this and I appreciate you simply reading my condensed story. I have more to tell, good and bad, and maybe one day I’ll be able to tell it.
Here are links to my paypal and also cashapp account.