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Steph20021
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Any Canadian young adults selling home after losing job

Postby Steph20021 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:15 pm

Has any other young adult in Canada been forced to sell their home due to losing their job from cancer?
My partner earns minimum wage and I will only be able to bring in just over 700$ from CPP disability. While I have mortgage insure it caps at 24 months and I've received about a combined 8 months worth already. We aren't eligible for odsp due to the combined amount of her income and my cpp.
Just wondering if anyone else has gone through this. We may need to move in with my parents.
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS; BRAF V600E
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
8/15-HIPEC, NED
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
01/17- pulmonary embolism
02/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
08/16- on folfiri
01/18-folfox
11/18- Beacon trial-encorafenib & cetuximab

KWT
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Re: Any Canadian young adults selling home after losing job

Postby KWT » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:56 pm

I had to sell my house as it was to expensive to keep up with when this started. Fortunately with a lot of help from our parents on both sides we were able to buy a new house in a different state. Cancer steals everything. Early on an oncology nurse told me that cancer was a rich persons disease it's true if you want cuttin edge treatments you have to be able to travel and pay out of pocket for treatments. Sorry I'm ranting.

Sorry you have to go through this I feel your pain. Where I live now is not my dream by any stretch of the imagination.

I'm not canadian but this happens everywhere

Steph20021
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Re: Any Canadian young adults selling home after losing job

Postby Steph20021 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:18 pm

Hi Kennyt-waisted,
Yes cancer steals everything good. That is so true. Hopefully my partner can find a better paying job before the mortgage insurance runs out, but it's a bad economy. At least my parents like 7 minutes away.. Her family is in the US. At least my chemo is covered here. I can't imagine what position we would be in if we didn't have the health care we have here.
Thanks for sharing. Are you far from family now?
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS; BRAF V600E
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
8/15-HIPEC, NED
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
01/17- pulmonary embolism
02/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
08/16- on folfiri
01/18-folfox
11/18- Beacon trial-encorafenib & cetuximab

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Re: Any Canadian young adults selling home after losing job

Postby exaussie » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:33 pm

What Kenny? :P Oregon is not the land of milk and honey for you??? so sad
DS 26 yrs old diagnosed 6/13 T3N2aM1b
Resection 6/13
6 rounds chemo folfax
12/13 Fissure
hernia surgery 12/13
5 months break
Maintenance chemo 3/14
Crazy growth. Liver failing. Folfox and vectibex 7-29-14
Chemo failure Hospice 8/26
Left us 8/28

KWT
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Re: Any Canadian young adults selling home after losing job

Postby KWT » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:40 pm

Steph, yes my wife's mother lives five min. Away that Was part of the reason we're here.

Exaussie, I lived most of my life in the sierras so I miss that but oregons really cool I live in cottage grove it's a little backwoodsy

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muskokamike
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Re: Any Canadian young adults selling home after losing job

Postby muskokamike » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:12 pm

I live in Ontario and am lucky to live debt free. I live in a modest condo and work seasonally ( 8 months a year) at a low wage. I sympathize with people that are forced to sell homes because of losing employment due to cancer. Living here in Ontario I had first rate treatment all through my year fighting cancer. I was worried when I needed daily injections of Fragmin when a clot was discovered during my FOLFOX chemo. No worries $11,000 worth of injections were supplied free of charge. We pay huge taxes off our employment and basically 13% is added in sales taxes to everything we buy and all services that are rendered. I complain no more and after approx. $250K in treatments, surgeries etc my biggest expense was hospital parking. Our health system has a lot of faults I am sure but I never lost everything fighting the big C and I am grateful for that.
53M Dx rc10/31/13
WTF!
CT scan, BONE scan
MRI/T3N0M0 1 suspicious node
5 wks chemo/rad
LAR open TME 2/26/14
temp ileo
0/24 nodes pCR/pathological
Mop up Folfox (8) Mar/28-Jul/4
Aug/14 clear CT scan
8/27/14 reversal
Feb/15 clear scope
July/15 clear CT scan
Feb/16 clear CT scan
Feb/17 clear CT scan
Feb/18 clear scope
Feb/18 clear CT scan
Sep/19 clear CT scan DISCHARGED!
CEA levels 1.6 dx
1.6,1.4,1.7,2.4,2.9, 2.7 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.7
2.7 Sept 19
0-4 normal
https://kicknasscancersass.blogspot.com/

Steph20021
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Re: Any Canadian young adults selling home after losing job

Postby Steph20021 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:00 am

Mike how did you get your fragmin fully covered?
I am paying 30% and its still a lot of money.
muskokamike wrote:I live in Ontario and am lucky to live debt free. I live in a modest condo and work seasonally ( 8 months a year) at a low wage. I sympathize with people that are forced to sell homes because of losing employment due to cancer. Living here in Ontario I had first rate treatment all through my year fighting cancer. I was worried when I needed daily injections of Fragmin when a clot was discovered during my FOLFOX chemo. No worries $11,000 worth of injections were supplied free of charge. We pay huge taxes off our employment and basically 13% is added in sales taxes to everything we buy and all services that are rendered. I complain no more and after approx. $250K in treatments, surgeries etc my biggest expense was hospital parking. Our health system has a lot of faults I am sure but I never lost everything fighting the big C and I am grateful for that.
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS; BRAF V600E
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
8/15-HIPEC, NED
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
01/17- pulmonary embolism
02/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
08/16- on folfiri
01/18-folfox
11/18- Beacon trial-encorafenib & cetuximab

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muskokamike
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Re: Any Canadian young adults selling home after losing job

Postby muskokamike » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:22 pm

Hi Steph

I actually do not know who covered it but am pretty sure it was Homecare. I was getting ready for my 2nd Folfox chemo treatment after having an ultrasound on my arm at RVH in Barrie back in April 2014. Just before the treatment was to start they told me I needed to go down to the pharmacy in the lower level to pick up my prescription because I had a blood clot in my arm near where the PICC line was inserted. I was given a couple week supply of Fragmin injections that I was to administer daily. They also handed me the bill for close to $11,000 and said the remainder (Fragmin) was to be picked up next week and the money was covering about four months supply. Yikes. I was told the cost was covered. No expense to me. Since I had a Homecare nurse who visited weekly to clean my PICC line I can only assume they covered all the cost of supplies and the Fragmin. They also covered all nausea medications that I needed before treatments. I sure was happy with that and really did not question anything for fear it may have been a mistake and perhaps they may reverse the decision. I took the Fragmin till end of August and the clot went away. I have had no issues with my treatments with the exception of a lingering neuropathy in my feet which is more of a nuisance than anything else.
53M Dx rc10/31/13
WTF!
CT scan, BONE scan
MRI/T3N0M0 1 suspicious node
5 wks chemo/rad
LAR open TME 2/26/14
temp ileo
0/24 nodes pCR/pathological
Mop up Folfox (8) Mar/28-Jul/4
Aug/14 clear CT scan
8/27/14 reversal
Feb/15 clear scope
July/15 clear CT scan
Feb/16 clear CT scan
Feb/17 clear CT scan
Feb/18 clear scope
Feb/18 clear CT scan
Sep/19 clear CT scan DISCHARGED!
CEA levels 1.6 dx
1.6,1.4,1.7,2.4,2.9, 2.7 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.7
2.7 Sept 19
0-4 normal
https://kicknasscancersass.blogspot.com/

Steph20021
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Re: Any Canadian young adults selling home after losing job

Postby Steph20021 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:34 pm

Holy smokes that is so lucky Mike. I just finished my homecare training on the injections and she didn't mention it, now I'll go on continuing to see homecare when they come to deaccess me on weekends. I'm going to ask next time they come to deaccess me if there is anything more they can do.
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS; BRAF V600E
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
8/15-HIPEC, NED
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
01/17- pulmonary embolism
02/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
08/16- on folfiri
01/18-folfox
11/18- Beacon trial-encorafenib & cetuximab


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