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.

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Thank you so much for offering up your suggestions and kindnesses. I will explore the agencies you suggest. I apologize for posting on the wrong board, though.

Hi and so sorry to hear what you have been through. Some here may be able to direct you. I am finding the system is not very well equipped of taking financial care of the ill. I am hoping you may get some good sources here.
When I was robbed I called agency's regarding my Son's condition, churches, etc..for assistance. I did find some but it is a lot of work and was only temporary.

This is a forum for folks taking care of elderly parents/spouses. I am so sorry you are going through this difficulty. Why not call social services in your area for assistance? You could check with shelters for women or the Salvation Army. Also, a call to your doctor might provide more resources available to you. Wishing you all the best.

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