* The doctor - How much is it going to cost you right off the bat? I can understand that the total cost may be high but there should be a minimum you can pay and then just get the rest back in bills to be paid on/paid later so that you have more cash now for your move?
Nope, it all has to be paid in full up front, we have to get the labs done before we can even talk to the Dr. I am going to contact them to see if I can get the fee lowered, the lab portion we got a discount on because of getting 2 of us seen and are paying at cost. I can contact the Dr and see if they will give us a discount on his fee which I will do. I could not be seen and that would give us another $435 but I really need to be seen, I don't need to get fired from a job because of my brain fog issues.
* Storage - how much will the storage and subsequent move later cost you? Is it really worth it for what you're going to store or would you be better off to re buy later? I know furniture can usually be found cheap or even free at times used. I'd take a serious look at what you can bring with you and what is essential to store. You might could get away without any storage and later move which would save a ton of money and stress if possible.
It would cost about $7k to replace stuff which is a lot of money for us and it kills me to let my huge freezerless fridge (which currently needs a $200-$300 repair but its 3x to buy new, never seen one used) and large upright freezer go. We don't have any furniture besides 3 dressers, 3 nightstands and 2 twin beds and a desk, plus a washer& dryer. we left 90% of our stuff behind in CA because there wasn't room on the truck. I've been sharing a twin for a year with my 7yo old, I was planning to get my own bed with my tax return but there will not be money now. She's thrilled with it, me, not so much. Its all the other stuff that takes up room in the truck, I keep thinking I'll get to unpack my stuff thats been sitting in boxes for well over a year but hasn't happened yet:( We've moved 6x in 2 years so I haven't bothered unpacking anything that isn't a need for my stuff.
* Jobs - Is there any way you can get any kind of job there before you move? You mentioned some kind of personal care... do you do CNA type work? If so check into personal care aide or home health aide jobs in the new area. Depending on the state these may not require any training and jobs are usually easy to get even at a full time schedule.
Here they train you for CNA for free, usually just requires a 6 month work contract but TBH, I don't really care for what I do
If you feel comfortable saying what state you're moving to it might help to come up with more specific suggestions for you as well. I'll check back in here later but I don't think you're crazy to consider it at all. Any specifics you feel comfortable sharing though will help with trying to help you game plan.
All I'll say is its a red state and I'm a flamin liberal lol I'd love to leave but getting services set up is a major PITA that I don't want to deal with, I also can't afford it.