For those of you who know me, you know that I wouldn’t be putting my situation out there unless I absolutely needed to, and my family is there now. So, it’s time I put aside my pride and do what I have to do.
I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2010. Since then I have been through 2, 2 part brain surgeries, been also diagnosed with systemic lupus and ulcerative colitis. Recently, in Augaust of this year, I had what most would call a nervous breakdown. The overwhelming stress and dealing with my physical deterioration, my inability to focus on anything, lack of the ability to sleep, etc. all played a major role in this happening. So, I called one of my many doctors and they took me out of work. I have since been seeing a psychiatrist, who has altered and adjusted my medications to try to get me back to "normal". Through my employer, I have been paying for short and long term disability insurance for the past 10 years. The problem came because they have now denied my short-term disability claim. Due to the denial, I haven't received my paycheck in two months. I am doing everything that I can to fight the denial with an appeal, but in the mean time, we are trying to live and pay our bills. I have been told an appeal will take at least 45 days.
I honestly feel guilty for my family being in this situation due to my health. With the holidays coming and the financial stress on my family, I am having trouble being able to get better. I truly feel like my world is crashing down around me, and my family is suffering because of it. If you could possibly assist or at the very least pray for us,I would greatly appreciate it. We are running out of options, or I wouldn't even ask.