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Four years ago this month I found out I had breast cancer. For the most part my attitude was great. Stage 2, lymph node involvement, chemo and radiation. My only complaint was constipation.
At 52, ever since I was let go from the Hospital I have had what I call bad luck. Maybe because of my age, or that my experience is in the Medical Laboratory as a technician.
There have been a few jobs that did not last for different reason (labor cut, closings or lifting limitations).
My lower back was injured while working part time in the Laboratory and part in the materials department, lifting and bending. I accepted this job because I needed benefits.
Shortly after this acceptance is when I found out about the lump on my breast. Looking back I should not have been told to lift items over 40 or 50 pounds. They terminated me due to the fact that I needed time to heal with therapy.
This all has place a great strain on my marriage. Because over the last year I have been loosing confidence in myself, not being able to be a part and solution of our financial problems. Health Insurance is over $1000.00. My husband is self employed. We have decided that the marriage needs to be resolved.
All of my life I have worked even while raising two children. Putting myself through college, working full time and doing my homework as well as my kids.
After my first marriage ended up in a divorce, I moved back home with my children and took care of everyone. I don't know how to deal with not being able to be independent. Because of this alone is why now this marriage is ending.
Please if there is anyone who can help me find work, I would greatly appreciate it. I am a hard worker and enjoy working with patients. Working at the Hospital was my favorite job. Although, most found it to be depressing, I saw hope and a reason to fight to live. That is why I believe that my own dealing with breast cancer were so positive. So many others had it so much worse than I did. I want to help others.
Please, if you can help or pass this on to someone else, you have no idea how grateful I would be.