Jun 07, 2006 - 4:16 pm
Is anybody else out there struggling with this? I feel like I am finally starting to get stabilized with my health and now that I'm feeling better, I feel like I've just been left behind. When I got diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2004, I had just moved from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC and had just started a new job. Well 3 weeks into the job is when I got diagnosed with the cancer (all the details are in my profile). Well, 8 months of being in the hospital in Bethesda, MD,I decided maybe I needed to move back to Atlanta and so I did. But now I just feel like where do I begin picking up the pieces? I feel much better than I had but still my stamina and my energy are not what they used to be. I guess this is my "new normal". I am ready to get back to work and am looking for PT work, but I am not having any responses to my resume postings. I am starting to wonder if the gaps on my resume might be making potential employers a little leary. I am getting really frustrated with how things are in my life right now. Yes, I am grateful for being alive and functioning (for the most part) but I want my old (healthy) self back. Can anyone out there relate? If so, can you offer some of your words of wisdom, insight, advice, etc.