Hi Paula, I am glad you were able to go back to work, but don't over do it. This is my second week back on reduced hours. Feel a bit guilty and a bit of a slacker when I head home mid afternoon, but my manager was adamant I shouldn't do too much too soon and to be honest I could easily have a nap most afternoons! Trying to get some exercise during the week...just gentle stuff..yoga and walking. Must admit to feeling like I've aged 20 years when I started back at yoga last week. Felt as stiff as an old board! So it does go to show how much the op takes out of you and that it takes time to heal and start to feel normal. We are all so impatient aren't we.
My name is one of many my husband calls me...he sticks bear on the end of everything! Take care xxpb
Hi Fluffy and Paula, I am four weeks post WLE and returned to work last week on a phased return. Luckily for me my work has been very understanding. When I come home I sit for an hour and sometimes have a little nap and so far its working OK. I am still waiting for my oncologist appointment to schedule radiotherapy, but would also like to continue to work around the treatments as much as I can. Work has helped me enormously, it stops my mind from wandering too much and keeps me occupied and amongst people and normality. Although I like being at home too I have more of a tendency to mope. Everyone is different and you must do what is right for you. Take care both xxxpb
Goodluck paula- let us know how you get on, and i'll let you know how it is for me,
Thank you Nanny Sal- The support on here is so lovely, well done for working- i admire you.
i really do,
thank you for the hug- they are really needed at mo XXXX
Thank you Lu.
You are absolutely right, i know we all have our own journey.
You've made me feel so much better,
I find I worry too much about what other people think, and forget this is about me not them!!!
Hope you are well now.
thank you for being there when i needed someone:-)
Everybody is different and no two cancer journeys are the same. You need to do what is right for YOU and not to compare or put pressure on yourself. Whether you work during treatment is down to so many different factors and it is just not possible for everyone.
I DID work through my RT but I only work part time so could organise my hours around my sessions and only live half an hour away from hospital so didn't have TOO long a journey either side of treatment - I aksed for appoinments around midday as this was the least popular time for most patients and easier to find a parking space. I managed well during RT but found it was a month or so AFTER that the exhaustion really got me and wondered if I should have taken time off work - maybe I would have recovered quicker from it all...
Hi does any one work along side having treatment?
I feel tired most of the time, I am on tamoxifen and rads start
in june. I'm feeling totally useless, esp when i hear from friends how well
their friends have done- during treatment- they still work, they are amazing.
I hate feeling like this. X