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I live with and care for my grandmother, who is 88 years old. She has Parkinson’s disease and basically requires round the clock care. She also has lots of other age related ailments, from chronic joint pain to poor eyesight. Previously, I had to spend a lot of time and money on her medications, I…

I was diagnosed with liver cancer four years ago. It effectively took me out of life for two years, during which I underwent several operations and courses of chemotherapy. After those I was bedridden at home for weeks at home, just staring at the ceiling. It was very hard for me to get out of…

For several years now I’ve had a positive HIV status, which is of course fraught with certain difficulties in terms of finding work and disclosing to people. After I found out my diagnosis, I spent a long time at home by myself, disappearing into my depressive thoughts for days. In the beginning, I even felt…