Fibromyalgia Disabled Single Woman Seeks Grant Help To Get Back On Her Feet
(Virginia Beach, VA, USA)
I am a 50-year-old single woman who until very recently took care of her mother with advanced dementia.
I have always been a hard worker and during my years of working put in a lot of over time hours.
I hope to be able to return to some form of work in the future. I would love to work in the animal field saving animals from abuse and neglect.
I have fibromyalgia. I have had it for years now but didn't know what it was until about a year ago. It was caused by all the surgeries I have had on my hands for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
It has spread all over my body and now affects my feet and legs as well as my back and shoulders. I am in constant 24/7 pain and it continues to get worse.
I have trouble standing, walking and sleeping. I have constant pains in hands and feet, and I suffer from depression, mood swings and numbness in my hands.
I am 100% disabled and unable to work at this time.
I had been working at a department store for a number of years, but I had to leave recently because I could no longer stand on my feet and legs or use my hands for the job.
Because I cannot work, I have no income to pay my household bills.
I cannot do a lot of driving due to the problems I have with my feet and legs, so I stay close to home.
I am unable to get most of the medications that I need because I no longer have any kind of medical insurance.
I live upstairs so I only go down stairs when I absolutely have to.
I have applied for SSDI and I am awaiting a decision. I am now trying to get help from various government organizations just until I can get back on my feet, literally.
I am looking to get my SSDI. I would also like to get a grant to help out with other things like maybe getting my own house. I would also appreciate any advice that might help me.