Hi. I am a 53yo male who is almost totally home bound due to a series of chronic problems. I had my first back surgery when I was 16, and have had pain problems my entire life. I now live in a small home that, up until the 1st of this month, I shared with my son. I am on SSI, and beside my son, I don't have any friends or family. So to make a long story short, at the 1st of the month my son abandoned me. It's because a female convinced him I am just a lazy slacker who was simply using him for his money. He has also turned away from everyone else in his life. This girl pretty much controls everything he does. I have not seen or heard from him since December 1st. So now I am deeply depressed. I was totally unprepared for this financially and emotionally. I sit and cry everyday. I see the cat he left behind (Noob) and see he is just as sad as I am. Now I have to face the winter completely alone, and for the first time in my life I am scared. Scared of being snowed in. Trapped because I can't shovel snow to get my truck out. Scared my truck will need a repair that I can't pay for. Scared one of my cats will get sick, and I won't be able to help them. I'm lonely, scared, and I feel the sadness and depression will never end. Right now, the way my son left me, I have a $10 bill, and some change, to last until the end of the month. But it really isn't about the money. It's about how my son could change so fast. I would never have dreamed he would do something like this. sorry for going on and on.