Stranded with MS and Desperate

Stranded with MS and Desperate

From Robin Nelson

I need gas money for TWO vehicles to make it back to Portland, Oregon for what are primarily Medical reasons (sanity and otherwise). I already have a second driver.

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I have found myself in a bad situation: I am stranded 2,000 miles from home with all my belongings and my dogs.

I came here under false pretenses I was obviously unaware of at the time. I have since come to find out that the person I turned my life upside down for is a huge Narcissist and a Compulsive Liar with a violent temper. His attitude towards me changed once I got here. Maybe its MY fault for not being more suspicious sooner.

I need gas money for TWO vehicles to make it back to Portland, Oregon for what are primarily Medical reasons (sanity and otherwise). I already have a second driver.

I have Multiple Sclerosis for which I receive Disabilty, but $800 a month doesn't go very far, even before the inflation. Additionally, I have the type of benefits where whatever monies I make are deducted, keeping me at a level of poverty that does not facilitate getting out of a bad situation, let alone the worst mistake of my life.

I live on the floor as there is no furniture other than HIS desk and chair, nor was I allowed to bring in any other furnishings, for reasons that were never given.

The dogs have been helpful in dealing with being here, but their lives were adversely impacted by his lies too (and that bothers me more than anything else because this is not fair to THEM).

We have been here for 6 months now, 5 months longer than I wanted to be. This was unfortunately unavoidable. During that time, all THREE of my attempts to return to have failed for reasons that were outside my control, including the sudden death of a road-ready friend.

So now its up to me to get myself back, an act I seem to be unable to manage on my own, at least financially. I'm embarassed that I was so misled, clearly targetted because I was at a vulnerable point, post-divorce, etc.

I'm all for consequences and accountability, but being unABLE to afford to change things is a heavy burden. It is incredibly depressing and with the MS, I'm also dealing with chronically low energy. Combine the two and I'm having all I can do to stay positive for the dogs, let alone myself.

Please help. I just want to go home. I NEED to go home. Anything helps.

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