Feb 08, 2014 - 5:39 pm
Been on this forum since 2012, have not posted that often. I think the last time I posted my husband had a NED PET scan and all look great. This disease can take an absolute turn for the worst so quickly. Since that PET scan in May, my husband had complained repeatedly and voiced to his docs that he had pain in both his chin and his neck. Doctors just blew it off as "radiation effects". Finally after pleading with docs there was something wrong, they finally agreed to do another PET scan. The results were that the cancer was back (in the chin and his neck, wrapped around his cartoid artery.) Doc immediately put him into Palliative at the Cleveland Clinic. He died within 10 days.
I am having a hard time handling this. Chuck wondered if the doctors would have listened regarding the pain he was having, if maybe this would have been caught in time.
Now, as if I haven't been through enough, his company is saying that the life insurance company will not pay out because he wasn't "actively" at work when he died. Without the life insurance, I will lose everything else, which is monetary and doesn't ever compare to the loss of him, but still it is all I have to go on.
I am at the lowest low and don't know where to turn.