pewjumper Posted April 23, 2007 Share Posted April 23, 2007 Mom has really struggled recently with a decision to be on Social Security (she was awarded it due to another health problem unrelated to the cancer). She made the decision last week to accept the Social Security, and to leave work. Yesterday, she got another letter in the mail saying effective immediately her Social Security claim has been denied. I know several of these topics are addressed in various places on the forum, but I wanted to get some opinions here that could help us make a decision. I know that SS usually awards automatically for stage 4. What about earlier stages? Second - long term, how much better will Mom's breathing become due to the lobectomy. It has been since Nov. 06. Is this as good as it gets? She has trouble with being out of breath after walking short distances and doing small tasks. This is a big problem for her, as she is an RN and walking halls/seeing patients is out of the question right now. Will her breathing get any better? Third - she has memory issues (chemo brain) and some blurred vision, presumably also from chemo (We have no reason to think that it's from a brain met.) How long do these symptoms last? And how severe are they? I guess generally, I'm asking from you survivors -will these effects get better enough for her to work? Or should she pursue a Social Security claim based on her lung cancer? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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