To fill in my background: I started out here nearly 11 years ago as a diabetic with a job. My health deteriorated over time; I stopped working and stayed home most of the time, occupying myself on the internet. It started with posting here, through here I found worlds to explore, literally- my long career in City of Heroes started with a thread here. My health continued to decline, my doctor was of the opinion that it was all diabetes, until I swelled up and had to be admitted to the hospital with ascites. The doctor there informed me that I needed a liver transplant to stay alive, and referred me to UPMC in Pittsburgh.
Three years of waiting and frequent hospitalizations for complications of my liver, then my kidneys, and I finally got the transplant on Valentines Day of this year.
Now I’m recovering, and the medical bills are coming due. Due to a sneaky move by my wife’s employer, she was discharged from her job because they did not feel I needed the health care they were paying for, so I went on medicare and medical assistance. This paid for most of it, but I still have large bills from all the hospitalization and tests they needed for me. I also found out that Medicare will end 3 years after my transplant, so I have to come up with the money for the expensive immunosuppressant drugs I am forced to take for the rest of my life to stay alive.
I know enough about computers to repair them, I keep my systems running OK. I worked on sales and (don’t judge me, please) telemarketing for years, the last job being giving phone surveys. I haven’t worked in years, and I don’t have a clue as to how to write a resume that wont end up in the trash can one minute after the hiring person sees it.
How do I find a job again?
To complicate matters, I live in a small town far outside Pittsburgh. My wife has a car, but she works so much that I see her for an hour or 2 every couple days, so there’s no ride to work there. I have nothing coming in now- no disability, my wife makes money to keep us alive and pay the bills but that’s it.
I’m at a loss, can someone point me in the right direction?