I’m Robert and I am 28 years old. I am currently struggling to get by after being put on a medical leave of absence from my employer as ordered by my Doctor. I am a type 2 diabetic who is suffering from nephropathy in my feet, as well as retinopathy which has affected my vision. I haven’t been able to work since May 9th 2018 as that day I was sent home from my employer after my leg and foot was swollen badly. After making a trip to the hospital it was discovered I had a diabetic ulcer on my left foot, on my big toe. At first I wasn’t that worried about it as this has happened before, but upon further reviewing and x-rays it was then discovered that the ulcer had started to cause infection inside of my skin tissue almost up to the bone. I was then referred to a podiatrist to take over the care of my foot & at that point I was diagnosed with degenerative bone disease, which affects my joints causing my toes not to bend properly, thus causing excruciating pressure on my toes with every step I take. Shortly after I began treatment on my left foot I had began to get an ulcer on my right foot as well. I have applied for disability but am still awaiting a determination from Social Security on that matter. I am so far behind on bills that it is depressing, I had lost my health insurance due to not being able to work and with Dr’s appoints weekly, and some being out of town, it is extremely hard to get the funds for the Dr’s fees, and fuel/ transportation costs to get to these appointments. Every little bit of a donation could help.
Thank you in advance and my God bless you.