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I will Start Chemo in September, I have Been Praying that I will get through this and still be able too work.

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Stage 2A Patient over 7 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Anonymous... we are all so different. Each chemo drug is different and how we react to it. One can't predict how you are going to feel. You just have to put one foot in front of another and hope you won't lose much work time. The suggestion to look into a temporary disability plan would sure takt a burden off of you. Chemo treatments aren't easy but some people are able to work through it. If you are not one of them, do not beat yourself up because of it. This is tough stuff. Hang in there and take care, Sharon
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  • celien thorne Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Depends on your job setting what u do for a living physical , mental , working w the public etc .. I'm self employed have 4 kids 3 at home so I had to work " no paid sick days off", but I also took time off here n there because I felt too sick , you never know how your gonna react to chemo everyone is different so take it as it goes cycle by cycle basis if u can , u can do it , stay strong !
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    I was so fortunate to have a boss that would let me come n go as I felt. I managed to work 15-20hours a week. Again take care of yourself.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Maria Torstensson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    The impact is individual. I have done 2 treatments of Taxotere, 1 is remaining and then 3 treatments of FEC. I'm workinf as a Project manager and so far I have managed.to work almost full time. Maybe it will change, but I think it's good to have routines, meetings with carying colleagues and work tasks that makes you think of other things than sickness. I hope you will manage in the same way.  Maria
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Thanks LadIes! I will be doing a Total of 4 Cycles so I will be going 1 every 3 weeks, So the doctor told me I can plan my treatment on a Thursday and that way I will be off Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and Depending On How I Feel I Should be ready too Go back too work that Monday......
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Best of luck to you! I agree with what others have said about how chemo effects are unique to each person and even to each treatment. I am a business owner so no disability for me so I just work as much as I can when I can and give myself permission to take care of me when I have to. It's a tough journey as it is physically and emotionally challenging, but you'll get through it! We are here to support you and answer any questions you might have.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • shen cruces Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    I would look into disability just in case. Everyone is different. Just make sure you take care of yourself during this time. Don't be afraid to ask for help. I had chemo every other week and noticed my bad days always came 4 days after treatment. I was weak for two or three days but it got better until the next treatment. I could have worked if I had to but I am so glad I took the time off. It really is a full time job just going through it. Take care.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Lisa W Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I agree w/Shen, look into short term disability just in case. I have 2 chemo tx left. I started in April, had 4 A/C every other week then started Taxol every wk. im in # 10 of 12. Im very lucky that i didnt have severe side effects from chemo. My chemo days were on Fri. ( i didnt work my chemo days) So i had the wknd to re-coop. In the beginning stages i worked FT, then started to lower my hrs. From 8 to 6hrs. Now ad i get closer to the "end" of my chemo, im working 4hrs. Thankfully my work is great and working with me. I did apply for short term disability, this helps make up my paycheck. Everybody is different, listen to your body and when you feel tired, REST! Trust me, i learned this the "hard". way. Im a work-a-holic!!! And one wk i got so sick that not only did i have to take off of work for a wk, my chemo got post-poned. Ugh! So, make sure you take care of yourself. This was the hardest lesson for me to learn. ;) take care, i wish you well...keep positive thoughts and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!!!! ;/)
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Traciann brundage Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have a guy going through colon cancer down stairs and is doing it . I know. Everyone is different . Prayers of strength
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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