Aug 10, 2004 - 2:31 am
I hope that you are doing well. I need some advice. I had surgery 6 weeks ago for rectal cancer and have a permanent colostomy. I have finally started to feel human again, though not quite 100%.
I started xeloda last week, 5 pills in the morning and 5 at night, 2 weeks on, 1 week off, for 6 months. So far, I am doing fine.
Up until now, I have been a stay at home mom and a full time graduate student. I am planning on going back to school in a few weeks to take 2 classes.
I also want to go to work full time, teaching preschool. My question is for anyone who has been through chemo after surgery. Do you think that I will be able to handle full time work or am I nuts to even consider it at this point? It would be a huge change for me and my children.