Caryn L. on January 19, 2016
I have inflammatory breast cancer and have had chemo, double mastectomy with 28 lymph nodes removed on the right (I'm right handed) and now 1/2 way through radiation. I live in California. I'm on short term full disability and have been doing office management for the past 25 years. I don't have long term disability option through work (small Silicon Valley start-up).
I have nerve damage from the elbow to the under arm on my right side. I can only type or use that arm for most tasks for about 20 minutes before it becomes painful. My question is what do I do if I can't go back to work as an office manager? How do I get retrained in another career (I'm 55) The doctors tell me the nerve damage may or may not be permanent, everyone is different. I'm just trying to find out my options if it turns out I can't really use my right arm in the future for a work related task.