A debt collector has managed to get a hold of my private, unlisted phone number and left a message today. I'll be doing a bankruptcy toward the end of the summer or early Fall, but not before. I had changed my number last year to avoid the harassment and I do have a lawyer and even prepaid for the bankruptcy. But this call really had a bad effect on me. It's an invasion of privacy. I wrote to all my creditors last year and told them to never contact me by phone. Of course, that didn't stop them, which is why I still had to change the number. To me, getting someone's unlisted number goes beyond fair debt collection practices. And it has sent me into a huge flare. I'm really, really sick with a fever and all kinds of thyroid symptoms again. On top of this, the guy I had started to date, he told me he wants to get back with is ex girlfriend, as he's still in love with her. He doesn't love me. And it looks like he's dumped me right before Valentine's Day. How fun. So I've had the stress of that, too. And I'm supposed to be taking my cat to the vet in a few hours, and i have no clue how I'm going to do that when I'm so sick. This is her annual checkup, and I have to do it because the place I live in makes it the law. I know I shouldn't let the debt collector call get to me like this, but it has. Everything has, but that was the icing on the cake. People who are chronically ill should not have to deal with these phone calls. It made me wish I was dead. And that's not fair. It's not my fault I got sick and my immediate family died and left me in debt up over my head. I've lost everything. My family, my home, my friends, my health. It's amazing I go on at all. And I just don't need this added stress right now on top. Please tell me things will get better because I cannot take anymore. I used to be an optimist. I was always the first one to say everything was going to be okay. But after eighteen years of this disease and losing everything, I am losing my hope as well.