Mar 23, 2004 - 8:39 pm
I was diagnosed with small cleaved cell follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1997. It was stage IV when I was diagnosed because it was in my bone marrow. I went through 7 chemo treatments of CHOPS. My marriage ended in 2000 and I felt like my life was over. I drew alot of strength to deal with my disease from my happiness in my marriage. I was very depressed for a long time and was't sure if I was strong enough to make it thru this ordeal and the cancer. I am dealing with the depression alot better. My friends and family do not really understand how scarry it is to live with this alone. I am losing my insurance the end of March. I was covered for 3 years under my husbands company policy. To continue a conversion policy with Blue Cross my insurance will cost $852.00 per month. My Lymphoma was in remission but has returned. I am going to need treatment within a year. I would like to know if someone with my stage of Lymphoma is eligible for Social Security Disability or can advise a better solution to my insurance situation.