mary colleen Posted October 27, 2007 Share Posted October 27, 2007 My husband Vic has been at home recovering from brain surgery and brain radiation for the last few months. He went out to his workplace yesterday to discuss coming back part time until he could transition back to full time, and his boss told him that they really "don't have a place" for him anymore due to his medical restrictions. He lost some of his vision due to the brain tumor, and for now can't quite make it a whole workday without taking a nap. He also has a few other problems, like becoming winded on exertion, and having difficulty with things like reaching overhead or lifting. Still, he would do anything to work a bit, and I know he would work around any limitations if given the chance. Though he won't say it, I know this hurt him quite a bit. I think it also shocked him, since he is a stellar employee and has kept in touch with his boss regularly while out. Anyway, I assume we will lose his medical insurance. Not sure how the private disability insurance will work now - it's through his employer, though we have paid the full premiums since he took leave from work. We're fortunate in that I can earn enough to cover us financially, but the insurance issues are really a worry. Both he and our college age daughter are on his group plan. Aside from the insurance concerns, I feel very badly for my husband - he was blindsided, thinking that his return would be very welcome. The tough part is that he is tired of being home alone all day, has plenty of skills, but just lacks some of the physical abilities he used to have. I guess I'm just thinking out loud here - not really looking for help or advice. I know that many here here have dealt with these issues themselves, and that this is not unique to us. I just wish that we lived in a world where insult does not have to be added to injury, especially for the sake of the dollar. As a business person, I understand business needs, but.....I have found that I can always acommodate special needs for good people if I dig deeply enough. We'll figure all of this out, I just wanted to put it into words. It seems like a lot is lost to cancer. Thanks all Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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