I'm 48 and have no family. I never married and I've moved around a bit as well as having been fairly isolative for the greater part of my adulthood. I have friends who I have made in the last 5 years of living in Philly but no one who I would ask to bring me to the hospital or to help me do the laundry.
I've been on disability since I was about 23 and definitely have not had a bunch of opportunities to save money. In the past I've gotten lucky and have been able to care for me but lately things keep happening. I have a service dog but he can't cook or fold the laundry! I'm definitely not feeling comfortable driving on all my pain meds.
I am starting to feel frantic that something is going to happen and I won't be able to take care of myself or my dog and cats. Right now I can do some artwork and help others out training their dogs but this is not work I'll be able to do if I have one misstep! There's no one to push my wheelchair although I've always been the one taking care of my own elderly neighbors. But I'm not elderly but I feel so fragile!
Is anybody else managing things on their own? Any words of support? I feel like I'm a dollar away from being shipped off to some living (dying) center and left to rot.
I know, not such a cheery subject but it's been on my mind.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by...... (Robert Frost)
I still don't know if I should have taken the one that said, "Caution! Dead End" (Me)