welcome, peppy, sorry about your experience.
it is not new that people are distracted by whatever difficulty is right in their face. those issues are more pressing to them, and they cannot even fathom your circumstances.
don't let that get you down. there are people here who understand your situation and will extend their warm hearts to you in support of your struggle.
read a bit. there is plenty of information to be learned here.
an ad says, "you don't get ms until you get ms." i think that is true.
think of it this way: you are in a very elite club. we welcome you.
peace to you,