Jun 10, 2009 - 3:09 pm
My story is rather long and I will try to make it concise. I was diagnosed with papilalry thyroid cancer in 2003 and had surgery, found it had metastasized to lymph nodes. During the course of surgery they also found a sarcoma cancer on the neck so had to go back to get the thing with another surgery and then RAI. I was told to just take my synthroid and get regular scans, otherwise go ahead and live my life as I would have. So, I had a baby.
The problem now: the symptoms are back.
My husband has indicated that he wants a divorce. I need to find a decent job, quickly- for baby and me. I am a software developer with a masters and about 13 years of work experience. I loved the work I did, before my pregnancy forced me to quit (it was a bit of a complicated pregnancy). I would love to get in touch with anyone who is hiring in the Boston/Newyork area. I thought I had a few more months before I needed to look for a position, but the cancer might be back and I dont want to be caught with one foot from financial abyss, with a baby to care for. I am reasonably healthy otherwise and the treatments did not keep me from working the first time and they wont this time.
I know that the only thing that will keep my child well-cared for is a decent group life-insurance, because no insurer will touch me with a 10 foot pole now.