Sometimes a comment to Caregivingly Yours roars with such frustration and passion that it demands its own entry.
fantaz009 has left a new comment on your post "caregiving: wwwmedicaregov/caregivers/":
“… a few years ago my wife (45) suffered a car accident … Surgery was necessary… and then another surgery … which left her totally disabled … extensive physical
therapy and years of retraining to walk and recovery are in store …”
…my wife a Dental Assistant for 12 years has been handed down without retirement and I owning my own business at the time … was forced to sell and take plenty less than it's net worth, to not only provide for
raising my two teen aged daughters yet total around the clock attention to my wife.
… Each of us have made major sacrifices in our lives … fnding ourselves and our daughters at one time totally broke and homeless, losing our house for lack of payment, kicked to the streets like dogs …
… The disability check my wife now receives, is less than $700 a month. We have verily lived on only that now for 5 years.
… any compensation, for my time in caregiving for my wife? … never offered anymore than food assistance.
We can't even afford a car. So are dependent on our daughter for transportation …
… in my trade. I've tried to re- enter but at my age, I'm stopped at the door with looks …
I provide all the care but we get no giving. I feel that even now I'm wasting my time writing this, because I have very little faith in a bureaucracy that never gives answers, only questions my validity while suppressing the problem..."
All reposting to my comment, can be sent to my email address email@example.com thank you for your time, comments, and concerns. Stacy Bowen
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
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