Disability denied!! What to do? What to do?

Disability denied!! What to do? What to do?


As you can see I have not written in a while. My bubbly spirt and loud laugh was squashed by bad news. Can you believe i have been denied,yes denied long term disability??????? WTF????? Let me get this right… I’ve had both breast lobbed off with weekly injections into expanders that where placed under my chest muscles. Oh and I’ve had radiation and several lumpectomies and biopsies on my right breast which has caused A LOT of painful scar tissue. And not to mention I am in constant pain, sitting, standing, walking,sleeping, hell even sneezing!!! I am also still on oxy and flexerils for the wonderful Charlie horses I get in the expanding muscles. And I am not disabled enough for them?I don’t leave my house cause of the pain. I don’t drive because of the drugs, but I’m ok to work a high stress fast paced job???? Not to mention there is a zero tolerance drug environment I work in. Has this left you scratching your head yet?

I was denied last week, and my next surgery is February 20th. Who made these people in charge of my pay, job, and benefits!!! I am beyond anxious and depressed. This is just what I need at one of the worst times in my life. My mind is in over drive and I am in panic mode. I have not been paid in two months!!! And I mind you I reported this disability to the ins co the first week of December. And it took them this long, the second week of Feb to contact me and deny it after iasked if ihad to gather information from my doctors. They said no it’s their job to gather it. I say HORSE SHIT!!! People need to be held accountable , I need some justice to put my mind at ease. No one messes with me and my family. I’m a survivor of cancer, you can’t bring me down any lower then where I have already gone. And let us not forget I beat the hell out of cancer!!! I fight like a girl.

However I never take things sitting down. God bless ACS!!!! I reached out to them and in turn got a wonderful Patient Advocate who I can rely on for answers and guidance. ACS also put me in contact with their legal department. Truthfully I will go as far as contacting the media on this. There’s nothing better then a story of a young breast cancer patient being denied disability right in the middle of treatment!!!!!

Wish me luck in the days ahead! I apologize for not responding to comments and thank you for my blog nomination(I promise I will get to it). Thank you all for letting me have a good rant 🙂 I may not do it often here but I really just need to let it out and recharge my mental battery. I promise next blog will be positive! Actually there is a positive, the date of my csection of my twins( it’s the exchange for my implants) I like to think of it as my new breasts birthday, February 20th!



About chemobrainandmore

My name is Heather and I am now 39 yrs old living at the Jersey shore. I was diagnosed Jan 2011 with stage II A breast cancer right after my 36th birthday. Sadly I was married for just a year at the time.I had four rounds of chemo 33 round of radiation a lumpectonly and MANY ,MANY biopsies. As if that was not enough I ended up having a total hysterectomy summer of 2012. And then this past July 2013 I under went a bilateral mastectomy and I am still under going reconstruction. I am a mom, a wife and a survivor! I have had more ups and downs then I have fingers and toes! But through it all I have had a smile on my face and try to laugh my way through it all. I have done two Strides Walk for breast cancer and I am extremely proud of how much I have raised ( I made pacesetter status!) I enjoy laughing and making people laugh, and if my blog can shed some light on cancer and make one person laugh at ,or with me ,then the fight has been worth it. Thank you for reading about my life and taking a ride with me on this journey. Feel free to reach out to me, I love being able to pay it forward and help others!

5 responses »

  1. Let your blog followers know if you need us to do anything. I’ll write letter, sign petitions, or whatever. For those who have not personally managed the after effects of cancer, they have no idea how challenging it can be. I’m behind you, and I know you will win.

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