Greetings to everyone here, I'm new but grateful to have found this board. I'm hoping someone will steer me in the right direction.
I am 37 years old, a lymphoma survivor, but chemo/radiation left my heart and lungs scarred. In November 2012, I went to the ER diagnosed with pneumonia already, only to wake up in the ICU isolation room, surrounded by doctors, specialists and med students. The doctor told me I had suffered "some heart failure." I was also only three weeks postpartum, having given birth to a baby boy on 10/11/12. I reluctantly and brokenheartedly (no pun intended) signed over guardianship of my precious baby, as I knew I couldn't give him the care he needed.
Initially everyone was supportive and helpful to me. Now family squabbling over the past year has left me without a place to live, or a vehicle to attend regular doctor check-ups. I feel pathetically depressed and utterly alone. I am unsure what to do next, and my condition worsens.
If anyone has suggestions for me or resources I could check out in the CA SF Bay Area, please respond. Even a word of encouragement from someone would be greatly appreciated.
I apologize if I posted in the wrong forum. I hope everyone has a great holiday season.