Our true problems arose Jan 2018, I was laid of from my former employer doing carpentry and living at my girlfriends uncles out of desperation. Considering it was a very cold winter in Yelm, Washington and my truck didn’t hold heat very well. Immediately after getting laid I applied for unemployment and did not qualify, so I went to work for an older man down the road who had owned his own company, so now I’m an Iron worker, getting paid monthly, commuting 2 hours one way to Bellevue, and working 12 hour shifts. Furthermore, I worked for about three months until I lacerated my tendon in my thumb.
MY THUMB, thumbs are truly the most important body part when it comes doing basically anything, like putting on your socks, playing Xbox, and swinging a hammer. Next was my girlfriend lost attraction I guess, being verbally shamed by her uncle, a long surgery, a split to keep my thumb from dangling, and physical therapy for the next 6 months. That’s really just a brief explanation, but by far the worth part of the whole thing was having to exercise, stretch, ice/heat repeat, and massage the scar tissue every hour every single day and each exercise took 30-45 min. I’m grateful to still have thumb, although movement is tight and cold weather make it ache. What ruined me was the fact that the old man never paid me for any of the work I did and when I tried to file a claim with L&I his company didn’t exist and his name was a John Doe.
So here I am June 2018, no money, in a crazy amount of debt from medical bills, and depressed out of my mind. BUT suddenly everything panned out, I got out of my splint, graduated from Physical therapy, and got a job working for a pipe supply company driving a forklift handling material for underwater utilities making $16 hr, still driving one hour to Auburn but I had to make something work plus they had so many benefits that helped me with medical expenses.
Now a change of course, my girlfriend which I’d been dating for 2 years, fought a significant amount of battles with, and helped her through HARD times. Her mothers suicide was the most difficult battle we faced, and this was 2 months before our relationship so I wasn’t in a splint or unemployed or anything, not that it matters anyways. BUT MY GIRLFRIEND, come to find out now after all this time together trying to support one another, getting into our own APARTMENT, and getting ENGAGED. She fucking CHEATED with THREE different guys while I was injured, and one more 3 months into our relationship.
To wrap all this up now, it’s not the injury that tore me apart, it’s the infidelity and the worst part about it is she lied about it. Even after I showed her the old phone she had been using before she insisted on upgrading to the latest IPHONE. NOW January 23, 2018 here I sit with an unemployed girlfriend, now currently laid off due to seasonal slow down, stuck on a 1 YEAR lease with nowhere to go, or should I say run and hide. This is the most I have vented to anyone about my emotional and physical hardships and the amount of pain I have felt. I missed Christmas day at my moms, spent endless hours on the suicide hotline crying my eyes out, blaming my injury or attitude at the time, or even my depression. BUT REALLY after everything I have learned one thing, don’t trust anyone.
SO HERE I AM. 21 YRS old sitting in an empty apartment with my laptop from 9th grade begging for money for my financial ruin, and also searching for jobs on indeed. I owe another $1300 in medical bills, $900 for rent at the end of the month, $788 for my car payment and insurance, $153 for our phones, food and electricity, OH and gas to get from A to B. All due at the end of this month, or I lose the last bit of positive outlook on my life, and probably go clinically insane. My wish is for happiness, not just for me but for my FIANCE as well, its truly a difficult situation, and everything has been putting me down so I figured I would BEG for money considering I don’t have much to lose AND continue having this roof over my head, and a place to sleep.
Thanks for hearing me out, if I don’t get the cash its okay because it felt good to express all my feelings and emotions.