Aug 07, 2013 - 10:17 pm
HI To All .
I have stage 3 breast cancer, I have had my right breast removed, (along with a huge tumor in my uterus, that I didnt know was there), then 4 rounds of chemo, 33 rounds of raditation, and of course 17 rounds of Herceptin. Just finished my last infusion of herceptin on June 28th.
I have gained some weight while on medications, and now my surgeon wants me to lose 30 pounds, and then he will begin more surgery for my reconstruction, he wants to the the flap surgery (tummy tuck).. He said that I also have developed a hernia, and more than likey that was from the removal of the tumor in my uterus.
I suffer from joint pain, mostly in my hands, especially in my left wrist, and its hard to open jars or doors with my right hand, and then there are times it is difficult for me to walk, while other times, I have no problem walking, but the pain in my hands is always there.
Anyway, like I said earlier, I am still looking at more surgery, not for sure at this time how many...
I have been on medical leave since Feb. 2012, I applied for social security disability last summer, while I was in Tulsa reciving my radiation treatments.
Now I have been informed that I will be going to court later this month for my hearing.
I was just wondering if anyone else has gone thru this, and is it difficult to get on disability? I have worked since I was 15 yrs. old, and other than working on and off for about 3 years, back when my first 2 of 3 children were born, I have worked one and two jobs, but now I am 48 yrs. old, and been diagnoised with cancer, thankfully, I am in remission at this time, and with Jesus watching over me, I hope to stay in remission for along time, and I pray that they will find a cure for cancer, so that no one will have to suffer with this diasease.
But its just that I still have check ups to attend, and surgeries in the future, not to mention my age, not exactly what employers are looking for in a worker.
But, can someone out there let me know if they have gone thru this, and give me some idea of what I maybe in for at court?