Mary’s Story

Site created on December 2, 2016

Welcome to Mary's Caring Bridge site. Mary is my lively, exuberant, charming wife of 18 years. In mid-November 2016, she had a seizure and was rendered unconscious. Subsequent scans in the ER revealed a tumor on her brain. The tumor was resected successfully on December 7, 2016. Keep your browsers pointed here to see any updates.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Kerry Wano

Our initial application for Social Security Disability was denied last week. Yesterday, we spoke with a lawyer to file our appeal. She said it was good news that the denial was a "duration" denial. This usually means that they think the situation is severe enough, but that it won't last. The doctor has said nothing of the sort. We have always been told that we can hope for better, but to not expect it.

I'll be in contact with our interim oncologist to make sure they have all the right notes in Mary's file. I need to make sure this oncologist understands the seriousness of the issues and can vouch for the need for a declaration of disability.

I'll keep you all informed as this process moves forward as well.
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