Rosemary W. on January 11, 2016
Here is just a snap shot of where I am right now. All of 2014 as I went through Chemo - (colon cancer stage 3) along with my recovery. Today doing well, with regular check ups. Thank God. I have collected Long Term Disability and have depleted LTD since May 2015. I worked for a Pharmaceutical co from 2006 to the early part of 2014. I was laid off after my LTD kicked in, but was rehired in June 2015 and was laid off again Oct 2015. I am not eligible for unemployment and have no income. This is a very troubling place for me right now. I have been wearing hearing-aids for 3 years and discovered last month, that my hearing loss has increase from moderate to profound (sensorineural) along with ringing, whistling, drumming sounds all day and every day. During my job search, I must say my confident level have dropped a lot. I have 30 years in the field of accounts; accounting clerk ect. One of my biggest fears is working in a large company, because of the fast pace and the noise level. I would love to change my career to slow it down a knot. It has not been easy with my job search. I was thinking, because my claim is still open with the SSDA, that I may can talk to someone about my newest finding of my hearing loss. I don't want to take that as the easy way out. I have filed an application with the Office of Vocation Rehabilitation to help me with an assessment, my hearing situation and maybe find a job. I am so overwhelm and don't really know how to be very successful about anything right now. I hope you have received a clear picture of what I am trying to express. Please help me with any insight you may have.