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Tina Jones

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Tina was diagnosed with with breast cancer 2010  the season the SF Giants won the World Series we were in SF a lot and got to see some of the games .  She had a double mastectomy and reconstruction . A nine hour massive surgery.  We celebrated that the cancer had been removed ,   5 years of oral chemo and  side effects . 6 years now and what looked like poison oak erupted on the reconstructed breasts. Biopsy said stage 4 breast cancer.  Unable to return to work as a home health and hospice registered nurse a high stress but rewarding environment we will have to move out, rent our house and move to her parents place nearby. 
Tina is the best nurse ever, her patients are asking where she is and how is doing. 


We have 4 oncologists in agreements for treatment . She has a bit improvement from the oral chemo and of course some side effects. 


We are facing the daunting tasks of moving after 20 plus years, rent out then selling our home, helping our son Michael with his first year away at college, the bureoratic  nightmare of insurance, disability, social security and  long term sickness.
Tahoe Forest hospital where Tina has worked since 1981 ,35 years will be discontinuing her/our Benifits December 21.


We have support right now from  a wonderful social worker , Ann  and  services from the Gene Upshaw cancer center. 


It is worrisome that when I should be able to be by her side, I will need to move or store all our stuff and  need to to return to work myself


Any way 115 today with  oncologist , hopefully  on a positive not

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