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    I had asked a question the other day about work issues with cancer. I am OK right now but feel like the writing is on the wall for me. Miss much more work and I'm a goner. I've been looking at the averages and numbers for people that go back to work. There are a lot of people that lose their jobs. Cancer doesn't just take your body or body parts, it gets your job, your life, your finances, it affects everything.

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    hoosierboy asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Who has had work issues after cancer? Either getting let go, hours cut, or not getting a job applied for when you disclose?

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      SandiA

      I have to say I was very fortunate. I worked as a bookkeeper in a high school and the principals were incredible. They protected me and my job. I finally ended up making the decision that I could not continue. I remember going in to tell the principal and he said well I have always told you this job is yours until you decide it is too much. They sent me on with their blessing and said I will always be welcome back. It's how we should all be treated

      21 days ago
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      hoosierboy

      Thank you all for your input, my employer is OK but not thrilled. I can tell by the whole tone or "feel" that if I have to miss much more work, that I will be replaced. I can understand part of it, a Company can't have people on the payroll that are not producing, it's simple. But it still sucks.

      20 days ago
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      MoveIt2012

      So far I have been very blessed My boss has let me off for all appointments and when sick from chemo. Of course I have gone in when I could push through and worked late and Saturdays. But overall very fortunate

      20 days ago
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    hoosierboy asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    I came out of the treatment clinic and when I hit the heat outside I immediately got sick.

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      Skyemberr

      I live in the AC as much as I possibly can. Heat makes me feel ill, and it definitely got worse after chemo. I also have increased light sensitivity. I think some of it is worse for me than others because I am allergic to the sun and am very light skinned and light eyed, but I remember the chemo nurses warning me that heat and light would be a problem even without the sensitivities I already had. So probably yes, it's not just your imagination. The heat is likely worse for you than it used to be.

      about 1 month ago
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      SandiA

      Heat and cold both bother me. I am almost a year from treatment and my husband dropped me off at the treatment center the other day for labs and just stepping out of the car I felt like I was going to be sick or pass out. Though I may have been a little dehydrated

      about 1 month ago
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      SueRae1

      Hugs and healing vibes. The heat can really exacerbate any all side effects of chemo. I am not surprised, but sorry to hear that it caused you to feel sick. I'm on oral chemo, and I've been having all sorts of heat related issues, like nausea, headaches, etc. I've been on Xeloda since Oct and this is the first time I'm having these issues. They go away once I'm back in a cool place for about 1/2 an hour. I wish I could walk around in an air-conditioned bubble.

      about 1 month ago
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    hoosierboy asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Are you concerned with your health insurance now that Trump is elected and has said his first act will be to repeal Obomacare?

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      Whitey61

      Obamacare will be tweaked to enhance it in my opinion, those of us on private healthcare continue to see our premium go up each yearly renewal...concerning !.,but no fear of losing our coverage...move to Massachusetts where we have our own form of Obamacare that the Feds and Trump can't touch.. Romney Care....it's what Obamacare was designed after and works, and we now also have legalized pot folks...toke it up...lol

      10 months ago
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      Jalemans

      I have private health insurance & since the affordable care act, premiums have gone way up & coverage keeps getting less & less... that being said; 1) I do think people should be able to get insurance which the act does do, and 2) I betcha my premiums don't get cut or coverage improved even if it is repealed (when have we ever seen a big company do this?). Health care needs some help in our country.

      One of the reasons I didn't get radiation treatments for my breast cancer is that my out-of-pocket was estimated to be over $7000 even though we pay like $1000 per month for just the 2 of us (Munchkin gets MA) -- after paying off the hospital & clinic for my ULMS that exceeded $10,000 out-of-pocket, we just couldn't swing it. Heck, each mamo (& I had to have 5 this year) cost me $200 (BCBS-FED paid $38 for each). My BC surgery cost less than the mamo. Something is wrong with this picture.

      We will see what happens. I hope that somehow we as the richest country in the world can find a way for our citizens to get adequate and affordable health insurance. I don't begrudge people paying less & I don't so much mind the premium, but to pay & have almost nothing covered is wrong.

      10 months ago
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      According to the latest info Obamacare is no scheduled to be repealed. A new health system is being devised to correct all the flaws of Obamacare (I don't have it but several of my friends do)
      can be addressed, improved and made to be more affordable. Some people are having 60+% increases slated for 2017. It also has to be made fair for all. Doctors, insurance companies and patients. When the new plan is formulated it will replace Obamacare as we know it. Also DoreenLouise it was specifically said by Trump today that the new coverage will not allow refusals for pre-existing conditions. I think that now that the election is over we really have to work on our positive attitudes (I include myself on this one) and work together for the common good of our country.

      10 months ago