Bipolar Disorder Disabled Woman Seeks Second Chance Government Grant
(Fort Collins, Colorado, USA)
I'm a single 56-year-old female. I live in a rental home with my daughter who is looking for work.
I have a daughter who is 37 and I have nine sisters and brothers and they reside in different parts of Colorado.
I have bipolar disorder, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and arthritis. All of these disorders affect me in the morning when I feel severe muscle and joint pain, headaches, stiffness and depression.
I was diagnosed when I was working. I began hurting and suffered such severe fatigue it was like having the flu every day.
My life began to tumble down. My health began to get worse and so did my financial situation.
After five years applying for Social Security Disability, I was finally approved, but by then my credit was poor. Now it's so hard to pay my bills and take care of my personal needs.
It's very hard to get around especially in the morning. I wake up with chronic pain and fatigue. It has slowed me down quite a bit. I'm not able to do much of housework, cooking and yard work. Sitting and standing too long at long period of time is complicated.
Transportation is a problem. I can't walk too far, like to the bus. It's hard finding transportation to take me to my medical appointments.
I do have a vehicle that I'm financing thinking I had a way to pay it and it didn't turn out.
I'm so behind on my utility and phone bills. They will be shut off soon and I don't know what to do if they do.
My medications have side effects and I'm not allowed to work because of it. My daughter drives me to my appointments and personal shopping. I have fallen down the stairs so many times and that's another reason I need to move to a safe home.
I'm receiving Social Security Disability and Social Security Insurance and have made attempts to find work at home.
I have applied for work outside of my home and no one will hire me due to my disability.
I get help once a year for one of my utility bills. I have contacted every resource I can find in my County and have even received payday loans.
I need grants, loans and advice on what I can do to better my life and not be a trouble to anyone any more.
Mentally and physically I'm very tired but I'm not giving up because I have too much to live for.
I hope to get a second chance at life and maybe I can pay it forward. Wouldn't that be nice?
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