HI everyone, Been dealing with FM, CFIDS, MCS, and LGS since about 1999 and went on disability in Oct 2003. I moved cross country to Phoenix by myself in Nov 04 attempting to get well. My company of 16 yrs fired me in Dec 03 and I couldnt afford to pay Cobra so I have not had health insurance since. I am trying everything I can and have done alot and read many books. I have 76 food allergies due to Leaky Gut and even though I rotate foods and eat organic I still have major setbacks. Since I needed money to pay for holistic health doctors and pay for products I sold my car. I have been taking the bus and walking groceries to my apartment for 14 months. Now my Long Term Disability Private Insurance has told me that in April 06 my benefits will expire since my conditions have a 2 yr limit. I spoke to a lawyer and he said there is nothing that can be done about that. if their policy has a 2 yr limit on FM that its legal. So I will be left with SSDI which will not be enough for me to pay rent, bills, products, and food. I have found that being a single person, on disability, with financial issues, and looking for housing, people dont really want much to do with you. I had a good job and I am intelligent, yet during times of brain fog and food allergy induced anxiety, people treat me like less than a person. The waiting list for Sec 8 housing here is 5 yrs. I need to find new residence by May or June at the latest. I had this dream that wouldnt it be nice of a few CFIDS, FM types could join forces and rent a house to lessen rent for everyone. Be supportive of eachother and have healthy meals together. Each of us working on our health individually yet not feeling the terrible isolation of living alone, with serious symptoms and knowing there is no MD or hospital that will understand what is going on. I have called the Advocates for the Disabled but I dont get very far. I would love at the very least to find a person who would be able to take me to the grocery store once per week so I do not pull leg mucles and have to deal with low back and shoulder pain for days after. Anyone in Arizona that knows of a church or group that would be able to at least help me once per week would be great. I am in the Northeast Valley. I am high functioning yet sick and have a hard time asking for help since this illness is invisible.