I had a very long appointment with my physiatrist Tuesday. As I've become a bit more confused & my memory is "icky" I've missed 3 appointments & finally made it to this one. The usual BiPolar (BP) check, pain medication reviews, how PT going, etc, etc, etc. My memory & organization (or lack thereof) skills were discussed ~ especially since I've been unable to go back to PT because of bills not being paid. It's not that I don't have the funds it's simply because I no longer understand the mail that is coming into my home. Physiatrist doctor has ordered me to work with a SW so I can set up a financial power of attorney. Ladies, my field used to be accounting & I'm devastated that I no longer recognize a bill or a statement or even a collection notice. I'm not managing my money very well apparently. I bought sorely needed windows - there's a concern that I was victimized & physiatrist & SW are filing a report to the attorney general's office. I'm saying all this because I'm frustrated. I've struggled to ask for help. Now that I have, I'm struggling to accept that I can just no longer handle the financial end of things in my home, my life. My younger brother has agreed to become my financial power of attorney; his wife (favorite sister in law of mine) will help me set up reminders & make sure the bills have been paid if I haven't done so. AND once again, I'm humbled - resigned. Not sure if this is a good thing or not. I guess it just is. I'm grateful that I have family I can trust to help. I'm grateful my doctor is concerned enough to help me find advocates/people who can help organize this huge entangled web of a mess. It's ugly ladies, very ugly. Have any of you worked with financial POAs; is there a fee I should be paying my brother? I've never been comfortable with sharing my financial situation ~ now I'll have my brother & sister in law's name on my bank accounts.