uncertainty and out lives
Given I have Cancer, and I’m sure others are dealing with life events unexpected, uncalled for, and seem unfair. I though this article might provide a bit of hope. Though it’s clearly a ‘selling’ for book. But then I guess we all deal with uncertainty in different ways!
As we get used to, if that’s possible, the routine of managing cancer, the aspect that haunts is the fact our financial problems are not going to go away. I can’t work. Being on a fixed income means as costs go up we can’t increase our finances. The family has been helpful emotionally and spiritually. But bills need paid. Emergencies happen. We need to eat. I read somewhere that you don’t plan on poverty. You sort of dwindle your way into it until you realize I never thought I’d be in this position! I have done the GoFundMe because we are at that point.
It’s the first time ever I have had to ask for financial help other than school loans or when younger. I’m not yet at the point of despair but the future doesn’t seem more than bleak right now. This is not a request for more than we need. It’s a request for having the security so dealing with Cancer isn’t done under the additional stress of wondering about just the basic living needs. And I mean basic. Like the folks in the article we’ve gone through what savings we had. Sold what we could. And learned again to love PBJ with Fritos!
I know these are times where we all struggle to make ends meet and have the life we want. There’s no pretending about that from us. This is all by way of trying to explain our situation, without moaning and groaning cause I hate that!! Just to emphasize:
Shared pain is Lessened. Shared Joy is Increased.
All it takes is a few dollars from a lot of people to make a difference in our lives with as little pain as possible. Incrementalism is a powerful tool when used!!!
Thank to one and all for your time and thoughts.
I haven’t mentioned it much (I haven’t posted lately and then it’s been sporadic) I was diagnosed with Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, a somewhat rare form of blood Cancer. This is why the last 3 years have been hell, and really a rebirth at 60. Life, and us, never recovered and now we need help.
Shared pain is lessened. Shared Joy increased.
Spider Robinson; Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon
If we all do what we can, Hope springs eternal.
Thanks for your consideration
Honey Ant. Storing honey for the sisters.