My fever has finally gone down after 2 days. I’m still completely exhausted and feel like crap. I’ve only been back at work for 3 weeks and already I am feeling run down and like it’s too much. Mainly because I’ve now moved in to my new place, which I have not spent a night in yet! Firstly because hardly anything is unpacked and also because then I got really sick.
I decided to send an email to my case manager at work letting her know that there’s no way I could work full time in 2 months nor could I increase my hours to more than 2 days at this point. I don’t want to hinder my recovery and I’m not prepared to jeopardize my health and well being. Actually yes it is a matter of life or death! I choose life!! I choose to do anything and everything to live as long as possible. If my workplace has an issue with that, then screw them. I know my rights as an employee and with my Dr.’s support I cannot be made to work more than I’m able. Most people require 12-24 months to return to normal and I’m only 4 months post treatment.
In regards to my oncologist … I’ve requested to switch to a different oncologist. I’ve had several issues with her and I don’t think that anyone should have to deal with unnecessary frustration while going through something like this. I was a little apprehensive about doing this but after speaking with the Patient Navigator I know I’m doing the right thing, the best thing for me. It’s my health and well being that is the most important thing. You really do have to be your own advocate.