About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

When it Rains, Do What?

What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? Have you ever had to use charity? To me, those two kind of relate to each other, but someone told me long ago that it was worse to not ask for help when you needed it. Well, I have had practice in this a lot lately. My fear was always what people would think because I have read for years what many people think of those who do ask for aid.

I have had a fundraiser for a while now to help with food costs, but it has not been going too well. I do understand that times are tough for many. All I can think of is that I have not asked on here yet for help, so I am doing it now. The link is here https://gofund.me/bce1e2c3

We also have an Amazon wishlist https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/HZRIS3018UXS?ref_=wl_share

... and below you can find the background of why it's needed. (We both have a long work history and the economic challenges are health-related, not due to not working). Thank you!

"So, back in January 2023, I was given antibiotics for a kidney infection. While that stopped the kidney pain, I started developing digestive issues. I know that's common after taking antibiotics, so I just plugged on taking probiotics and eating what I thought were healthy foods to help restore my microbiome.

Well, my problems got worse and worse, and it finally turned out that I have a smorgasboard of digestive issues that started at birth due to genetics. In order to heal, it's a long course of eating specific foods that have to be non-processed and avoiding a long list of ingredients.

We go to food banks, but a lot of the foods from there don't fit the criteria. Also, the need here has increased significantly since the food stamp cuts back in March, so they serve a lot more people and give out less.

In addition, Tom has Parkinson's Disease and only gets a small disability check each month. I am his caretaker."

Thank you!