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Fibromyalgia Disabled Single Woman Seeks Grant Help To Get Back On Her Feet

by Lorrie
(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.

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Oct 01, 2012
Thank You
by: Lorrie

Just wanted to thank you for the information. This doctor sounds great. I contacted him for the free consulation. Just saw this. Sorry my comment was so late.

Oct 01, 2012
Please Help me
by: Lorrie

Anyone out there know of anywhere I might be able to get a grant or other type of financial assistance please let me know. I also welcome any information anyone has that might help. Thank You and God Bless.

May 14, 2012
I personally invite you; maybe it can help a little.
by: Linda Carol Adrienne

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We are providing a Healing Sanctuary in Virginia Beach, VA on the First Friday of most of the months throughout the year. This is a non-denominational, interfaith Healing Service open to people of all spiritual beliefs or Faiths. This evening of Love and Healing is given in Love and Service, and completely free of charge. The First Friday Healing Sanctuary staff are all volunteers.

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May 10, 2012
Life's a beach, in Virginia!
by: Ken

Hi Lorrie,

I know what you are going through. I can relate. At 50 plus, it's hard to find a job especially since you have no recent work to put on a resume. My wife was in an accident that caused a severe brain injury and I have been taking care of her for the last two and a half years. And I have peripheral neuropathy which affects my legs and feet. Grants are next to nil, but here is an address that may be of use to you:


The main thing though is to get your SSDI happening quicker. You have to be able to get on your feet first, before you take on a job that you have to quit shortly afterward. Your future employers would see that as a relapse that would probably happen again on the job as an employee of them. That will not be good for anyone. Get well FIRST!

Take care,

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