Christina, I'm so sorry for all of your financial woes. I understand. You are having to take a lot of meds, bless your heart. It is a good thing you have insurance, although I know it doesn't cover everything. I'm extremely grateful that you do know that you must not stop taking any of your medications (we have the bi-polar and severe depression in our house too).
Hang in there, Sweetie. We care about you and want to support you in any way we can. We have some pretty big shoulders to cry on.
It does sound like you've been putting one foot in front of the other for quite some time now. We take a lot of meds too but my hubby's insurance is very expensive and doesn't cover many of his meds. I'm so glad we had it when he was hospitalized last year.
I haven't been posting much lately but will have more time now. So I'll be watching for you. Boo
sj is right. The yard sales around here are going great guns because of the recession. I think you'll do better than you think.
As far as cutting back on our budget, I have no tips. We just sold our biz recently and the shock hasn't set in yet. No more eating out (it's just the two of us), no more clothes shopping (I'm a clothes horse who needs to empty two or three closets), we have been in the drycleaning/laundry business since we got married (36 years ago) and I couldn't wrap my hand around an iron today if my life depended on it. I thought about a garden but I too would have the dickens taking care of it.
We will need to be putting our heads together in the coming days and maybe come up with a thing or two to save $. I know hubby will be looking for part-time work when we get the building liquidated. Part-time to him is 8 hours instead of 16.