I’m not in a great boat myself, but I can signal boost at least.
I’m not doing so well at the moment.
I’m on my own.
Being on Disability, with both Social Security and Supplemental Security Incomes, I am only granted about $800 a month. After rent and utilities, that leaves me with about $100 to live on each month.
(thank goodness for the $200 in food stamps I get each month, or I wouldn’t survive)
There’s the medical bills from before my Medicare came through that have gone to collections. There’s all the things that Medicare doesn’t cover, like vision and dental, and I desperately need new glasses and fillings given my health issues. There’s the massage therapy and water therapy to reduce pain and improve my daily life.
There’s the fact that I sleep on an air mattress, and my spine really needs a proper bed. There’s my need for life basics, like new socks and new bras.
There’s the fact that the sickness has taken from me most of my artistic and long term aspirations, leaving me clinging desperately to photography as my one reliable outlet and potential means of income, and my good lens just stopped working last week.
And there’s the paralyzing financial agoraphobia; the sorry state of being so broke and so stressed over every single dollar spent, that I cannot go out of my apartment. Just the ability to sit at a diner or a cafe once or twice a week, just to be out in the world…. to be able to do something sometimes… it’d be magical.
And there’s the fact that if I DID manage to figure out some way to earn money within my limited means, selling something on etsy or cafepress lets say, then they’d take it out of my SSI, and even just making a few hundred dollars a month would threaten my Disability status, and in doing so, threaten my Medicare.
I cannot lose my Medicare.
If you are so inclined as to donate to my paypal, I’d really really really appreciate it.