By the time I was diagnosed, I was completely dependent and had to rely on my husband for my care. I continued to teach since all my classes were online and I was able to work from home. This privilege was short lived, however, when I was informed that my contract would not be renewed. This meant I would no longer have health insurance and, since my husband could not work because he had to care for me, no source of family income. To put it mildly, this news was devastating.