Mar 08, 2010 - 2:50 pm
Hello, my name is Renee. I am 28 years old and was diagnosed with Large Cell NHL on December 15th, 2009. I just finished up my 3 cyles of R-CHOP on February 26th and will be starting radiation treatments in 1-1/2 weeks.
My question is this...how did you handle working while going through treatments. The fatigue has been my biggest complaint. Before all of this I worked full time and was very active - went to the gym every night, and on the weekends I was either hiking, mountain biking, or some other activity. I am not one to sit still.
Anyway...I have been trying to work full time through all of this, but have found it very difficult. After my second chemo treatment I talked to my boss about working shorter days. He agreed to it and told me that I needed to use all of my vacation time up in doing so. Now that chemo is done I almost get the feeling like my work expects for me to be completly better. But the fact of the matter is, I am not, as much as I want to be my normal self, I am still dealing with the fatigue. And I still have to go through the radiation...
Any input would be appreciated!! Thank you!