Update from Laz

lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member

Dear Friends,

I was away for a couple of weeks looking for work after more than a year of hiatus. I was going to interviews, working interviews like crazy and far away, because there is  no dentist jobs where I live. Finally I have work 4 days a week even though it's 1 hour 45 minuts away. I was excited and anxious to start at the same time. Excited because I love what I do, but anxious because of my sore hips from radiation and my colostomy. There are challenges, but doing ok. Now that things are getting back to normal I'll be back on the forum more often.

All the best,



  • Dyanclark
    Dyanclark Member Posts: 296

    Glad things are looking up.  Good to hear from you.

    hugs George & Diane





  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576

    I am so very happy to see you.....it would be great if you had some time to give......all the best,,,,,mags

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827
    maglets said:


    I am so very happy to see you.....it would be great if you had some time to give......all the best,,,,,mags

    You were missed! Welcome

    You were missed! Welcome back.  Your commute isn't fun but meaningful work is a gift.  Good for you.


  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509
    Welcome back!

    Good luck with your re-enter into your career! I know that feeling!! It is hard to know how your body will respond to this new stress.  

    wish you lots of luck 

    Getting back to what you love to do is awesome ...

  • Yolllmbs
    Yolllmbs Member Posts: 360

    Great news!  The commute soumds awful but how great to put all the education back to work!  I think I feel better when I have a purpose or two.



  • fatbob2010
    fatbob2010 Member Posts: 467
    Sounds Great

    Good for you Laz...all the best in this reentry to the workforce.

    Best wishes,


  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member

    Glad that you are doing better and you have found a job.  Hip pain is a common problem with rectal cancer and I've just recently had a hip replacement.  I'm doing great though and glad that you are back on the boards.  Great to see your posts again.


  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215
    Thanks for the update. I was

    Thanks for the update. I was wondering how you were doing. Glad to hear you are working. I am sure you will work through the physical challenges. You are doing what you love so you will find a way.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    Hello stranger

    It is so good to hear from you, Laz. 

    Congratulations on your new position. I do so hope you body behaves and that you can work comfortably. And maybe one day you can get a job closer to home, or get closer to your job. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Akroger
    Akroger Member Posts: 88
    Great news!

    Congratulations on the new job Laz, that's wonderful to hear! Getting a new job is always a happy event, but the emotional and mental benefits of having something in your life to focus on and give you greater purpose can be invaluable for your physical health and recovery too. Long commutes can be pretty bothersome; will you be driving or do you have a mass transit option?

  • Helen321
    Helen321 Member Posts: 1,440 Member
    Great news Laz, it's all very

    Great news Laz, it's all very challenging but little by little there is some new normal and routine that comes together after adjustments are made.

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588
    That's great!

    I've owned my business for 26 years and prior to my cancer I had not had more than 10 days off in a row for that entire time! I was going stir crazy at home during chemo. I'm back now 3 days a week and really enjoying it. Try books on tape for that long car ride.



  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590
    Welcome back

    ... and congratulations on your new job. 

  • UncleBuddy
    UncleBuddy Member Posts: 1,019
    Congrats Laz

    I hope you can find a job closer to home or can relocate closer to your job. That commute must suck! As someone already mentioned, listening to a book on tape might help. I'm glad you're putting your skills to work. Hoping you can be comfortable as you help others.


  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276

    Glad you are back, and that things are working out for you!