Just wanted to respond and tell you that you are definitely not alone in what you're going through. I lost my job a year ago and it was a HUGE transition for me to go through. Besides cutting back on expenses, I have also cut way back on going out. But that comes with a cost. I've gotten to the point like you, that I don't even want to leave my bed some days. Does your church have bible studies or any kind of small group meeting that you could connect with? Having something worthwhile to look forward to besides work would be good for you.
Definitely look into assistance from the government. Food stamps and assistance for needy family are income based, so you should be able to get help in that way. You can apply online for them. The Dept of Children & Families is who does that. Also, like Karen said, look into help with your medicines. I'm sure there is help out there. Even if it's not a lot, it's something. Maybe your doctors would know of programs out there that might help also.
If you don't want to discuss your husband's diagnosis, I would suggest posting in the forum that applies to what illness he has been diagnosed with. (Of course, that is if there is one here at HW) If not here, you could look for a forum that applies to what he is going through. I'm sure talking to others who understand would help you in that aspect. It's hard dealing with any diagnosis, but to keep it in can be bad for you. I'm sure there are others out there that might be able to help you through struggles you will run in to with your husband being sick.
I'm glad you posted. I'll be thinking about you and praying for your family.
32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!