Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Utah, USA
Language: English, a little Japanese, Java, C#, C++
Well, let's see. My 64-year-old dad had a stroke in January and hasn't been the same since. He lost a lot of cognitive ability, impulse control, memory, logic, stuff like that. When the doctors were looking into that, they let us know that he also has stage 4 bladder cancer. Then Coronavirus hit so we've had to be exceptionally careful with everything, because with the chemo he's at extreme risk. My mom is retired so the two of them basically sit at home all day sniping at each other and making all of us miserable.
Just yesterday we got the letter telling my dad about his "voluntary resignation" from his job, because the doctors couldn't say when or even IF he'd be able to return, because of the stroke and the cancer. So his insurance holds out through the end of the month, but he can't start Social Security until October. So I have no idea how we're going to make it through August and September. Obviously I need to get a job and help out in this situation but my parents are adamant that they don't want me working right now with the Coronavirus because if I got it, my dad would get it and then he'd be dead. We've got my mom's social security and savings, but that's it.
And I'm supposed to continue with my second degree in August, but at this point it feels like a total waste of time and money -- I should be working full-time instead. But my parents disagree. Part of me just wants to bail on this whole ****show and start living my own life, but I feel too indebted to my parents, not to mention guilty that I might miss the last few weeks, months or years of my dad's life.
So, yeah, 'tough times' is a bit of an understatement. But when it rains it pours, right?
"Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce / To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: / Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n" - "Satan", Paradise Lost