Aug 29, 2012 - 10:40 pm
As I have written before I lost my husband (minister) to a heart attack April 17, 2010. May 18, 2011 I had surgery which confirmed OVCA stage 3c. Recurrence this summer (after 9 months remission). Currently undergoing taxol/cistplatin. Round 1 landed me in the hospital with pneumonia, but now that I look back on it, I was getting sick before I took the treatment.
Anyway, I completed my master's in Early Childhood education a month before my husband died. I just completed my licensure this summer. I actually applied for disability today. Well, guess what? Out of the blue tonight I received a phone call wondering if I had found a teaching job. It looks as though I will have a job teaching 4 yr. old preschool, full time. 7:15-4:15 I have not worked outside the home in around 25 yrs. I am left in a position to support myself. I've been living with my sister and her family since June '10.
I REALLY want to do this. Is it doable? I see my dr. tomorrow. I am going to ask him if carbo is an option rather than cistplatin. I need this job both financially and emotionally. When I feel well, my mind goes places it shouldn't because I am bored. I'm also stressed out over my finances.
Should I go for it ladies? I just want to move on with my life. I would have 20 kids, and a full time assistant. The kids would take naps daily. They would also be out a few times each week for P.E., library, etc. My kids are grown. I'm alone most of the time.
Anyone else been able to begin a career at age 50 with this stupid OVCA diagnosis?
Anxious to hear from all of you.