• Does anyone else have physical deficits as a result of their brain cancer? I have left foot drop along with left-sided weakness?

    Asked by makers on Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Does anyone else have physical deficits as a result of their brain cancer? I have left foot drop along with left-sided weakness?

    I lost my job last May and have had a XXX of a time finding another. It feels like I do well speaking with others over the phone but as soon as a potential employer sees me and the way that I walk all of my regardless of The Prestige or number, are completely erased, and they typically find a reason to end the interview. Any ideas.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • makers' Avatar
      makers

      Sorry got posted twice. Radiation brain

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      No problems with the double post, it happens to me too. As for the job search, emphasize your skills and abilities that are not affected by your cancer or treatment. Some employers are willing to overlook a disability or partial, on the other hand, any business is going to be wary of hiring someone that would become a liability to them. We are basically in a hard place being a cancer patient and looking for work. Unless you can find a position that your cancer experience would be an asset too.

      4 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Wow. That is a great idea @GregP_WN!!

      There are survivors who want your counsel @makers.

      Maybe you could even start an online business and/or associate yourself with, for starters, the hospital where you were saved but damaged.

      Best wishes

      4 months ago

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