Just my story,
I decided to go for disability. At times I miss working, but wasn't really able to do my job, juggling it with treatments, fatigue, diarrhea.
The biggest benefit was not working gave me the ability to do things with my son, to bake, and lots of other things which helped me enjoy the good days. Reduced income was tough, but still worth the freedom I gained.
Good luck with your decision.
Stage 3 cc - dx Jan '14 age 53, cea 2.9
t2n2m0, KRAS mutant, MSS
Folfox Feb - Aug '14
Nov '14 cea 27.7 -2 liver masses
Dec '14 left lobectomy and HAI
Jan '15 FUDR and FOLFIRI
Aug '15 fudr done, liver clear, add avastin for lungs. Cea 4.3
Feb '16 CEA rising
May '16 2 wk break then drop Iri for 6 weeks.
Jul '16 cancer grew, constricted main bile duct. Stent inserted. On break till jaundice clears. CEA climbing. Doing reduced Folfox. Allergic to Oxali.
Sep'16 chemo failed. Trial or hospice?