I have been employed as a licensed , " Professional Patient Care Giver" for more than ten years, I thought I understood my clients well, until now, when " I became the patient ", undergoing treatment for " Breast Cancer " . I learned that I need to " grow in advocacy " and navigate a career path that supports " Advocacy " within the medical professional community. My question is, What are the steps to get on this career path ? I still have restrictions from my plastic surgeon, such as lifting, I am also facing one or two more surgeries over the next six months, so it makes , going back to a regular job difficult, as if I am " hired " I would work for a " month or two " then, will have surgery so would have to take six weeks off, which is definitely not going to be "acceptable" to any new employer. I am married with one child, my husband is working, but expenses have added up over the " past year" of my cancer treatment.