It has taken several months of difficult, draining work, and severe overtaxing of physical capabilities, but we have finally relocated from Kansas to Montana, where we are living with a close friend while we try again to complete the application for disability process. It is much, much easier to do here than in KS, which is the hardest state to get approved in, and they make the process as difficult as possible on purpose, which is incredibly difficult to deal with when you have major depressive disorder and severe anxiety disorders like we do.
Both for mental health reasons, and financial ones, this is a massive step in the right direction for us. And I have to say, looking at the presidential election right now, I have never been more glad that I am now living in a state which borders Canada. But no longer living with my parents helps too, despite them doing their best to help me in my situation, they don’t truly understand my mental illness or even that it is a mental illness, because of their religious viewpoint. It’s a draining effort to both deal with it and try to make them understand at the same time. A great deal of my anxiety issues have quieted down simply due to the fact that we are here instead of stuck there in that hellhole trap of a state.
My friend here has many of the same mental and physical problems that we do, so she does understand, and both of us having Aspergers means that we understand each other better than we understand others or they understand us. It helps to have a true supportive environment, and it’s a good thing both for her and for us, we can support each other. Once we recover from the truly massive rebound effects of overstressing to the limit, both physically and mentally, to accomplish the move, we hope to have more time to devote to writing and online pursuits.
It’s unfortunately been a long time since we had the energy to keep this blog updated in any coherent way, but hopefully that will get better as well. In the meantime, blissfully relieved to have pulled it off and made it here, as we truly weren’t sure we could do it up until the very last day. But we did do it, and we are here, and now we can truly begin to recover.