22 Year Old Bipolar Single Mother Wants Bill Paying Help For Christmas
by Sarah Below
(Green Bay, WI, USA)
I'm the one holding the little girl and I'm with my brother and sister
I'm a 22-year-old single mother with bipolar disorder. My problems started three days after I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl.
Three days after I got home from the hospital I was feeding my daughter when all of a sudden it felt like I went to the bathroom in my pants.
I put my daughter down and ran to the bathroom to find out that blood was pouring out of me.
After seeing that all I remember was yelling for help. Luckily I was living with my parents and my younger sister heard me and found me sitting on the toilet with blood all over the place.
My family called 911 and the ambulance came. What happened was that they had left the afterbirth in me.
I had to have an emergency D and C and from that afterbirth being in me for so long and the D and C, my bladder liner was pretty much gone. So it felt like I had a bladder infection every day.
I was diagnosed with cystitis and for two and a half years doctors just kept telling me "the pain you're having is just your bladder."
Recently I was having such severe pain that I went unresponsive. I was brought to the ER and finally they did something.
I had a severe bladder infection, severe kidney infection, a large kidney stone and coli in my urine. I've been sick for months and finally they figured out what is wrong with me.
I had to quit working because I just couldn't do it. I had to move in with my parents again because I couldn't afford rent.
I'm a single mother who is really sick. I've been in and out of the hospital for the last 2 months. I've had two surgeries in the last week.
I'm having a hard time supporting my child. If I didn't have my parents I don't know what I would do.
Christmas is coming up and all I want for Christmas is for my bills to be paid, my health, and to be able to give my parents a break from helping me because its making them behind on their bills.
The last most important thing I want is to be able to get my daughter Christmas presents and watch her face as she opens them.
I'm a single mother. I have bipolar disorder, and now kidney problems and bladder problems and I'm only 22.
If you would be willing to help me in any way that would mean the world to me!
I normally love to work and I love my job. I'm a CNA, and I love it. I one day want to go back to school to be a nurse, after I get better. Please consider me!
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