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May 9, 2015 05:18PM
May 9, 2015 05:30PM
Hospice is the answer, but all hae arying requirements for time left before death. Anywhere from 6 months +/-.
I played by the rules--they wouldn't let me work PT during tx for that extra few hundred a month I needed to get by. I was 46 and just diorced. My ex wrecked our credit to be spiteful, while I was out of state oerseeing and correcting the screw ups in my dad's final days of hospital/nursing home care.
I hae been in 5 bad share situations for 3 years, and in all but the last one, I was NED. Just had limitations.
Just because I hae a few drops of energy to do things, does not mean I hae to stay in an emotional unhealthy and physically unsafe place. By shopping, I''m not talking about walking the malls, I'm talking about food. Last time, I got so depressed, I was gun shopping.
Today, I can't take care of my mother and her psychiatric issues. I was the family 'go to' person for 40 years. When I got sick, most of the gene pool ran for the hills. My 'family' is extremely dysfunctional and it goes back two generations for me.
My dog is an emotional support dog. In the US, landlords cannot discriminate any more. It isn't a problem in the EU, where I resided in the past.
A repeat DUI totaled my car 2.5 years ago.I just started getting restitution, a whole $6.25/month. Wow-wee. Buses do not run on schedule and serice is limited.
Nursing home/assisted liing is not the answer for me. They are horrifically expensie and fraught with staff problems. Anyone that wakes me up for breakfast at 6 AM, or I makes me leae the room on their conenience to clean is not going to be met by a happy camper. I can do this for myself right now, not perfectly, but good enough. I am a ery independent person.
The root of the problem is the lack of income-based or transitional housing. For four decades, Congress has been plundering social security funding for social serices, housing, education and healthcare to fund imaginary wars, sticking our nose where it doesn't belong, and taking care of the world citizens while US citizens get less and less.
My first Master's was in public administration, with a focus on non-profit organization management. I just finished 4 years of graduate work in global/higher/adult ed and international student. I am well ersed in the issues. Then, cancer came back like a tidal wae.
I think I desere better than this. Being warehoused in high rises, often in bad areas, or out in the middle of nowhere is not the answer. I hae had 7 years of isolation. I don't want to just pass time until I die. Otherwise, shoot me now. I hae no QOL.
6/7/2007 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right
10/7/2014 Lymph node removal: Right