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carolp99
Posts: 70
Joined: Aug 2012

I am so conflicted.  I was diagonised with stage 4 NHL with bone marrow involement and orbital cancer.  Went through 8 harsh chemo, and 17 radiation treatments.  Had my last PET Friday and 4 cat scans the week before.  My radialogist told me that my scans looked good and he had a good feeling about my PET.  To say the least I am estactic about the news.  My problem is that I still tire so easily and I'm worried that my oncologist that will release me for work and I won't be able to handle my job.  Right now I do receive LTD and if I go back to work and can't do my job, I will lose my LTD and have to start all over again.  My medical bills have really hit us hard, and I don't want to start over again. I feel ungrateful to even post this since I may be in remission, but on the other hand I don't want to lose my job anyway, and not have some income coming in.  Any suggestions will be welcomed.

carolp99
Posts: 70
Joined: Aug 2012

Sorry for the double post do not know how to delete one.

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allmost60
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Joined: Jul 2010

Hi Carol,

 About all you can do is go back and give it a try. If working proves to be too much, maybe you can sit down with your boss or someone in HR and discuss what will be the best thing for you to do. Have you checked in about receiving Soc Sec in some form...short term, etc? One thing I do know is that it can take a long time to get your energy back from chemo treatments. I guess you will have to test the waters and see how you do. Let us know what you decide...sorry I don't have any good solid advice. I'm fortunate to be retired and not have to deal with going in to work. Hang in there friend, and my prayers are with you. Love...Sue

(FNHL-2-3A-6/10-age62)

carolp99
Posts: 70
Joined: Aug 2012

Thanks Sue, please see my reply to Jim in my double post.  I'll keep you posted.

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