Berrypatch Posted April 3, 2021 Share Posted April 3, 2021 (edited) Hello Everyone! Well here I am admitted to the hospital the 2nd time this week. Just got the news that I have lung cancer. For the last month I’ve had a dry cough and been SOB. Finally this past Monday morning I went to the ER an they did tests and found that I had fluid in my pluera. They did a thorocentisis and drained 1000cc of brown fluid. As soon as I saw that I knew. I am a breast cancer survivor of 12 years. I had stage 3 grade 3. They removed my right breast, and I had the chemotherapy and radiation. So this cancer is in the right lung. This is all I know for now. I have an appointment with the oncologist on 4/12. Now I have pneumonia in the lung that was drained and getting IV antibiotics. So here is my dilemma. I work full time and have health insurance. I will be eligible for Medicare in December. If the chemo and surgery and radiation is anything like it was with the breast cancer I will be sick as a dog! I was off work for 7mos. My job no longer has short term disability available. Only 12 weeks of FMLA. My husband wants me to retire. My job is very physical. What can I do for health insurance?! The little money I have saved up for retirement will probably be spent on medical expenses. I was planning on retiring in 2023 and working part time, but this will not be an option now. I just took a pill to sleep. I hope to get to know some of you, and learn more about all this. Thanks for listening! Berrypatch Edited April 3, 2021 by Berrypatch A word Sandy N, TJM and LouT 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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