I am a 36 year old female who began experiencing foot drop on my right side in Jan 2014. My neurosurgeon performed a MRI of my neck and back to rule out a nerve impingement in May. Much to our surprise, he found a 55mm tumor in my spinal cord from c3-t1. The next day I was at xxxxy hospital in Atlanta, GA. Dr.xxxxxxxxs performed surgery on May 14. I went back to work 13 weeks later. During this time, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and still undergoing treatment for that (good prognosis). Presently I am missing more work than I am there, experiencing mild depression and memory loss. I am deciding whether or not to go back out of work and apply for ssdi. There are so many horror stories out there and understand the ssdi considerations, so I am perplexed! Can anyone share their experiences and/or advice?
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Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Moderator 11/13/14 15:00