How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Gina P Your Own Question
Gina P
Gina P, LCSW
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 175
Experience:  MSW, LCSW, PIP
Type Your Mental Health Question Here...
Gina P is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

5 yrs ago I had a stroke, and my wife of 20 yrs dropped me

This answer was rated:

5 yrs ago I had a stroke, and my wife of 20 yrs dropped me at the hospital, and said goodbye. The business I had invested with declared bankruptcy losing me all my investment capital, whereby I sold my house to pay everyone off, cos I respected them first. I have no money and welfare has a loophole through which I fit leaving me without any, no mater how much I beg. Amazingly I fully recovered from the stroke, just a coroted artery scar, but I am 55 and NO One will employ me, and I go for anything. All I get from shrinks and doctors is a question. "Are you going to kill yourself?" there must be something or someone who can help me, cos to add to it all I have a new 28 yr old wife, she's pregnat now, and a 2 year old daughter. People avoid me. I have about one months cash advance left on a credit card. DO I prey? David

Hi, I am glad you are happy with the new family. Children are always a blessing!

You know, it's not necessarily outseide the realm, for you to train in another occupation. Vocational rehabilitation should assist with this per your history of stroke, and becoming unemployed as a result. They have federal funding to assist in training you in alternate jobs and in helping you find work. I would give this a shot.

I think you do have a miraculous chance at a second life. You are fully recovered, new wife and baby. Just keep moving forward in you job search and in your life. Don't quit before the miracle happens. Please let me know if you have further questions. Gina

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I thought the answer would be like that as in all respects my life is miraculous, but I am not permitted any Federal assistance due to some responsibilities I have undertaken in the past, and all I need is LUCK. Lotteries are the answer cos there is no money. My applications to retrain so far have all failed. I stand everyday quivering at what I refuse to believe is my future. I find my life as it stands truly amazing! My friends and family walk away cos they are frightened of what it looks like. I have NO IDEAS. d
Well, please try the vocational rehabilitatiojn progrm. It is set up for people who have had debilitating illness and need employment. I wish you luck. Gina
Gina P and other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you

Related Mental Health Questions