When it rains, it pours, but in my case it's a torrential downpour, with no umbrella or clear skies in sight. My Dad passed away unexpectedly two weeks after we lost my uncle in March of 2013, and since then, it's as if life has strapped me into a horrifying roller coaster, that doesn't seem to have an end. I haven't had a moment to catch my breath, and really begin going through the grieving process, because the hits have just kept coming. The cherry on top is that I'm broke, and stressed about money CONSTANTLY, despite having a 40+ hour per week job. I read a quote one time that said, "Anyone who works 40 hours per week, shouldn't be poor." If only that were true. I just don't get paid enough to even save $1, and budgeting has become a serious art in my world. After my Dad's passing, I got really sick. I'll spare you the details (trust me, you'll thank me), but to give you a very general idea, it was feminine problems. I went to at least 4 doctors to try and find out what was wrong, and they all recommended losing weight. In my grief, being health conscious was literally the last thing I wanted to do, so I decided to see a therapist to jolt me out of my depression. Hello co-pays and deductibles. I was referred to a weight loss program, which I have been very successful with, but is the most challenging thing physically I have ever attempted. To the tune of $640 per month, it seems to be my best option, because it replaces a lot of my food costs, and it should also be helping with my other female issues. Then, my Mom fainted at work and severely cracked her head open. She was in the ICU for over a week with a traumatic brain injury. It was around then that I noticed my grip on keeping it together, really started to dwindle away. I made the commute and shared the responsibility of caring for both her and the family dog with my sister, for months. To this day, she is still going to multiple doctor's trying to find out why she fainted because it isn't the first time this has happened. I was still having my own health issues, physically and emotionally, for the duration of this time. Even despite losing 60 pounds in 5 months, I was still having female issues. To be very blunt and frank, being on your period for 10 months STRAIGHT, really wears a person down. My boyfriend then got into a terrible car accident. His car was totaled and his back was hurt. The person who caused the accident was a delivery driver for a food chain, which made his insurance exempt from liability. His employer is also claiming they are exempt based on the contract he signed. So, my boyfriend and I have been sharing my car for the last 2 months, and are paying attorney fees, as it seems this will be a long legal battle. Flash forward to the last month. I've had severe cramping to the point of multiple Emergency Room visits, three exploratory ultra sounds, and 2 procedures to supposedly help relieve some pain. It hasn't done much for me so far, but I keep trying to have faith that I'll wake up one morning with no pain. So here I am, paying ungodly rent in the Silicon Valley, with a job that isn't compensating well, sharing one vehicle with my car-less boyfriend, helping him pay for a lawyer, helping him pay for his medical bills, paying MY 4 different doctors, a weight loss program, helping my Mom in her recovery, coping with physical pain, all the while trying to grasp life with out my Dad. It's almost laughable that things keep happening to me. I've thought about getting a second job as supplemental income, but I just don't think I have the bandwidth as a person to do this. I can only juggle so many balls at once, and I feel like I maxed out 10 problems ago. I've been doing Amazon Turk, which makes a little tiny bit of extra money, but the payout isn't helping much. Any help you can offer me would be utterly amazing. I'd be grateful beyond words.