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Back to work tomorrow!!!!

Hen65
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Joined: Mar 2012

Hi, my name is Helen and I haven't posted before but have frequently looked in for advice and inspiration over the past months.

I am in England; far in miles but still part of this family!

I was diagnosed in November 2011 with Olfactory Neuroblastoma- bit of a bombshell for a 46 yr old fit and healthy mum of children aged 11 and 9. Anyway- 3 surgeries ( 4 including the embolisation), 30 radiotherapy sessions and 6 chemos here I am going back to work tomorrow and feeling great.
My last PET scan was good and am not needing a scan for 9 months- over the moon is not quite adequate!!!

Its been a horrendous journey but also uplifting to realise how many people really care and love me- the help Ive been offered has been amazing!!

So wish me luck for tomorrow. And I'll be still here over the pond sharing our journeys together.

God Bless you all. XXXX

Hard12Find
Posts: 201
Joined: Sep 2012

Congratulations, may the worst of this disease, be forever gone from your life. Glad you are feeling well.
Jim

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osmotar
Posts: 953
Joined: Jul 2011

Helen,

Great to read your doing so well...ease back into work, my rad doc said so many people rush back in and stress starts. You go girl, it's always nice to meet a new "family" member.

Linda - from Arizona

katenorwood
Posts: 1812
Joined: May 2012

Hey there !
So glad to hear your wonderful news ! And I agree don't over due...you've been through so much. But awwh back to work, sounds terrific ! Hope you and the family are doing terrific ! From one side of the pond to the other, Katie

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D Lewis
Posts: 1523
Joined: Jan 2010

Enjoy returning to work! Going back to my work was a big step in helping me feel normal again. You'll be just fine. Live well.

Deb

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Tonsil Dad
Posts: 488
Joined: Dec 2011

Hi Hellen,
I'm also from England but I've lived here in the USA for
25 years next week. I too got dx last November and back to work
already ( must be something in the English genes ). I'm also the same age.
Well I hope all goes well for you and all future scans all
comeback clean & clear.

God bless
Tonsil dad,

Dan.

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nick770
Posts: 195
Joined: May 2012

Great news on going back to work! I start next monday i finished TX in June i hope i do ok . Best of luck to you and congrats.

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fisrpotpe
Posts: 1322
Joined: Aug 2010

It was your war to win, you should be proud of your self. all those around you helped to win the daily battles. hold your head high, be your new normal self and enjoy every moment.

congrats

john

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fisrpotpe
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Joined: Aug 2010

It was your war to win, you should be proud of your self. all those around you helped to win the daily battles. hold your head high, be your new normal self and enjoy every moment.

congrats

john

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Skiffin16
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Joined: Sep 2009

Another milestone in the journey to recovery...

Thoughts, Prayers, Hopes and Dreams...

John
~ Florida

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phrannie51
Posts: 3638
Joined: Mar 2012

It is another of the BIG milestones after going thru several months where you, your body, your health, your treatment are the only things on the table....now back to another world, the one we temporarily left behind. I go back October 17th.....I'm excited and nervous...but am so looking forward to it. You've done good, kid!!!

p

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Tim6003
Posts: 1490
Joined: Nov 2011

Very happy for you ...no luck needed. If you can survive what you been through ...work will just have to adjust to your new found love of life and your new "toughness"... :)

Best,

Tim

boardwalkgirl
Posts: 263
Joined: Jun 2012

Congrats Helen for fighting this battle and now being able to return to work. I am 7 weeks out of treatment and will return to work October 1st. I am looking forward to going back to part of my "normal" but a little apprehensive about whether I can make it thru a 40 hour week. Best of wishes to you.

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CivilMatt
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Joined: May 2012

Hi Helen,

I am glad you made it through treatments with flying colors and even happier for your good scans (YEAH HELEN).

So, I wish you all the luck in the world when going back to work tomorrow.

Enjoy and be safe,

Matt

Hen65
Posts: 6
Joined: Mar 2012

I did it!!

It was lovely to be back and only did half a day but felt good to be back to normal.

Will be early to bed tonight tho ready for another day tomorrow.

Thanks for all your kind words.

xxxx

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Tim6003
Posts: 1490
Joined: Nov 2011

Hooray for you and many more days of work till you retire :) :)

Tim

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Skiffin16
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Joined: Sep 2009

I worked from home during treatment..January through August 2009.

When I started going back to the office, I worked half days in the office, the other half from home for nearly a month.

It took that long to transition back... Between the drive and just added stress from the office (and being around so many people asking questions), it was a much needed transition period.

JG

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