Mary from Indiana

I was a caregiver for my parents as well as my brother. My father and brother both died within 24 hours of each other in different states. I had a double funeral. Now I am the one being cared for by my husband., Richard. Over the last six years I have been diagnosed with a number of chronic diseases Including, Sjögren’s, Lupus, Autonomic Nervous System Disorder, chronic strokes and heart disease which caused me to have emergency surgery in May. We never have enough money; food, medication, supplemental insurance mortgage & utilities take all of it. My eye and dental needs from Sjögren’s and Lupus used to be covered when we were working, however Medicare does not cover these even though the diseases cause chronic corneal abrasions and painful mouth sores and teeth that break from having my salivary system destroyed.