mary colleen Posted August 19, 2007 Share Posted August 19, 2007 We have somewhat of a dilemma at our house right now. My husband has been through chest and brain surgery in the last year, as well as chemo and (most recently) whole brain radiation. Though we don't so much think of this much, he is considered to have Stage 4 LC now. His radiation ended 6/22, and he is just recently beginning to be more active again. He was off work from late April (at the time of his brain surgery) until now. His workplace is beginning to want him to come back to work soon, but he cannot do the job he did before. It required driving most of the day, and he has lost a portion of his vision due to the tumor. The most recent word from the neurologist is that his vision loss is permanent. My husband's employer would be unable to insure him for driving company vehicles. They then proposed putting him in an office job that would require a great deal of computer time. My husband feels this is probably not something he could do successfully - partly due to the vision issues, partly because he has experienced difficulty learning thinking, and writing since the brain tumor and WBR. I don't know if this is permanent. I think it will take months to know that. He's at a loss and so am I regarding what to do. I am trying to help him to consider all options and possibilities. One thing I threw onto the table was the possibility that he apply for government disability based on his situation, and he is willing to think about it. I don't know anything about this however. I though maybe someone here may know the answers to my questions: Is disablity difficult to get under these conditions? If one is on government disability, how do you get health insurance? (He is currently covered by his employer's insurance.) If on disability, can you still work some limited number of hours without endangering it? If he is feeling well, I could foresee him wanting to work a little bit just to help fill his time. If anyone has any info on any of this, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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