Just got word... doctor says my blood work shows I have Multiple Myeloma.
I'm sorry to tell you, but you have tumors on your brain from metastatic breast cancer
I am going to... need to.. retire... I am unable to continue with my condition.
It was early summer, when my father was then diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. During this time, my mother was having trouble finding words and speaking, which was very odd for her.
I'm going to need to stay home with her from now on...
After a few months and my mother's troubles only growing, she got a scan done on her brain... My mother's cancer had returned as metastatic breast cancer, in the form of tumors on her brain.
These medical expenses sure do add up quick.
I am very grateful for our health insurance.. imagine those without it....
This diagnoses would lead my mother to have great trouble with her position in the non-profit. She was forced to retire early due to her worsening condition.
Guess there's no dinner, mom got her medicine....
My mother was becoming weaker by the day and someone was going to need to take care of her around the clock. Both my father and brother worked full time, and I am away at school.
With my fathers decision to retire, came the struggle of managing their medical conditions. Without the health insurance we have, we would be in a hopeless situation. Despite our situation, we are still very thankful.
There could be family's in the United States going through the same thing, but without health insurance that would cover their medical bills. What would they do?