I spoke with the detox center today. I will be admitted with no problem but if she does not come up with the cash they are too small of a facility to be able to afford taking someone on who does not pay upfront.
I cried when I got off the phone. I called my husband in here and said, “How can I go if she doesn’t? She could die. Her situation is much more dire. She deserves this more than I do.”
Life is not fair and if I go to this center and get off the last of the benzos that are making me totally disabled, but my friend dies, how do I live with that??
The money given to me by my family members cannnot be transferred to my friend. That would not be acceptable to my family. And so I’m in this confusing and painful situation.
My friend continues to look to family and friends for funds. She has raised some. We’ve got $1,500 here. Let’s keep trying, huh? Perhaps people in her life will still come through. It is in fact not entirely unlikely from what she has been telling me, but I am still afraid.
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