First, thank you for reading this even if that is all you can afford to do. I appreciate it truly.
I am the luckiest unlucky person I know. By that, I mean: very bad things have happened to me my entire life, but they could be so much worse. As the title states, I have two rare diseases and I’m only 28. I was in heart failure by 26. I was divorced just months before being admitted to the hospital. I have upwards of $23,000 in debt, not counting school loans or medical bills. I’m forced to live with my cheating ex-boyfriend because of my massive debt. I couldn’t finish my last year of college because I ran out of money. I had to have chemo for one of my diseases, and it’s not cancer. My ex-husband was mentally and emotionally abusive, which turned physical at the end. I was orphaned at a young age and taken in by my grandparents, both of whom died by the time I turned 18.
All of this sounds absolutely terrible, but as I said before, it could be so much worse. I could have died from heart failure instead of getting treated just weeks before it had turned fatal. Chemo sucks, but it helped the massive bleeding that I was enduring 6 hours a day, every day. I could have stayed in my marriage and watched myself break–not to mention die from my diseases since my husband hadn’t believed I was ill. I could have grown up with drug abusing parents and became worse off than I am today.
Every step I have taken in life has lead to something better than it could have ended up, and I’ thankful for that. But I do need help, which I have never been so good at asking for. My debt is a culmination of my ex-husband racking up my credit cards due to his poorly run contractor business, some medical expenses, living expenses when i could not afford them, and sky high interest rates. I’m happy to say that I entered into a debt management plan and am making payments on time every month with a little money left over for living and food. I am asking for help with medical bills and my housing situation. I am due to get another 6 rounds of chemo in February which will cost me days that I could be working at my job, and I am slowly going crazy living with my ex-boyfriend. I am thankful he offered me a room for free at his house, but his new girlfriend is pushing me out. I understandably have no money to spare for deposits for an apartment, but I am working on figuring out my expenses to where I could afford a monthly payment for rent. Quite honestly, if I had the means to get rid of my debt faster, I could afford everything on my own.
Because of my diseases and lack of college degree, it’s hard to find a better job. I currently work from home full time as well as run a t-shirt business online (www.honeypuns.com).
I would appreciate any help towards my medical expenses, debt, or living situation. I am truly thankful to you for reading through this, and offering help if you do so. Here’s to a year of getting healthier and continuting to be the luckiest unlucky person. Thank you!
If you would like to know more about me or my diseases, my story was picked up after my last round of chemo and shared: https://www.unilad.co.uk/featured/woman-who-thought-frequent-nosebleeds-were-normal-has-serious-health-warning-for-others/
My paypal link is: paypal.me/LadytheV