• Negative experience with my caregiver has left me in treatment for PTSD.

    Asked by irishgal on Thursday, December 1, 2011

    Negative experience with my caregiver has left me in treatment for PTSD.

    My caregiver evicted me and cut off my health insurance 4 weeks after my final chemo. This was after an argument. I haven't heard from him since and he won't take my calls or emails. I had a nervous breakdown. My therapist has put me into a partial hospitalization program for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I simply couldn't process everything that had happened this year: a cancer diagnosis, four surgeries, 4 rounds of chemo, chemo's side effects, and then the inexplicable disappearance of my "rock". He still will not communicate with me. It has been four months. I don't know that anything overtly illegal was done, but it most certainly took a huge toll on my emotional and psychological well-being. I don't know the extent of what it did physically. I still have nightmares and can barely sleep. I feel like I was tossed out like trash, and this person never looked back. How can I regain a sense of normalcy and peace? I'm haunted by what has happened.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      by moving forward.. ur caregiver doped your insurance were we in a relationship?? if so u have legal rights even if u were common law or domestic partner u have rights I would suggest a lawyer who does pro bono work and talk to a cancer social worker to help u find one hugs

      almost 9 years ago
    • Donnaakins' Avatar

      The previous answer is correct. If your caregiver was providing you insurance you should be able to continue coverage through COBRA for 18 months.

      over 8 years ago

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