Hello, I am Tami, age 52 and 3/4 :-/ I am experiencing several of the symptoms related to MS, and they are getting worse. I have no health insurance for several reasons: I don’t qualify for Medicaid because even though we’re not married they need to include my boyfriend’s income and insurance information from his workplace, I recently lost my job where no health insurance was provided, and I have no job currently. I have made an honest attempt at working in a grocery store deli, as a pizza delivery driver (what a disaster that was-what was I thinking?) and this past year for seven months,12-hour shifts in a fast-paced pharmaceutical manufacturing facility assembling parts and operating machinery. I couldn’t handle the mental stress or the physical demands of any of them. I was fired from two of those jobs because I couldn’t keep up (not fast enough and inefficient), then pair that up with difficulty retaining information (I had to be told several times how to do tasks cuz I couldn’t remember). The pizza delivery job is kind of self-explanatory there-I’m not from this area and GPS doesn’t necessarily send you via the quickest most efficient route or enable you to see missing house numbers in a dark trailer park-So let’s just say that the deliveries were running frequently behind! The younger AND older people were working circles around me, and now I feel like I can’t work anywhere and can’t do anything. My boyfriend knows I haven’t been feeling well for quite some time, but with no insurance or diagnosis, I can’t keep running on this hamster wheel anymore. In order for us to afford this house and pay bills, I have to work. Somehow, somewhere, sometime soon or he’s gonna find a new girlfriend to move in and help him pay bills. Of course, he’s upset with me for not being able to hold down a job and feeling like crap all the time, so I can’t blame him for feeling that way but I just don’t know what to do now. Time is running out for me here and I don’t know how to fix this. My only option is to go live in a homeless shelter and try to work someplace I can handle in the meantime so I can save up some money for a car or a place to live. But then again, my self-confidence is non-existent so why bother trying if I’m just going to get fired? Looking for some advice here folks, desperate times call for desperate measures. Thanks for listening to my spiel, I’ll stop now.