Jan 302015
Young women at work overwhelmed

Young woman at work

Ahhh, it is good to be back to work.  I am not able to maintain my regular schedule yet, but just to go to work, accomplish something, see my coworkers, and, last but not least, earn my paycheck, feels really good.   Of course, by this summer I may have a desk like the gal on the left, but right now it is looking good.  A great chance to develop some new habits that will help me stay on top of things at work.Work this Wednesday-Friday has been in the emergency facility in Newton for my co-workers and I.   We have been treated pretty well with blue jean days, snacks, cold drinks on tap and a pizza lunch yesterday.  Today some of us will be going to a local restaurant for lunch.   Does this sound like hard work yet 🙂

I go back for chemo number 3 on Monday and I am hoping that it doesn’t drag down my ability to work too much.  It really feels good to be back on the job.

Jan 202015
3 blue work binders piled on each other and locked together with lock

Work binders

Work.  Yup, I go back to work tomorrow.  I am very excited to see my coworkers again!  I work with a great bunch of people and I miss them.  I imagine they are looking forward to seeing me come back too so I can work my desk 🙂  I am feeling a little bit nervous.   I am having some side effects from the chemo including occasional vision disturbances and dizziness.   This mostly happens when I stand up from a sitting or lying position.  My plan is to try to work the whole day, but to be aware of how I am feeling and leave early if I have too.  I have quite a bit more energy than I have had for a long time, but I am still lacking in stamina.  I took a mile hike on hilly, snowy ground and that was enough to wear me out.  It is time to get moving and start building my strength up again.  It will be nice to have the social contact at work, even if they do actually expect me to some work *sigh* while I am there.   So mean…

Round 2 went a bit better than round 1.  They changed my “push” to a slower rate on that last medicine and I didn’t have the hot flashes and very sick feeling that I had last time.  I guess chemo is pretty much a find your way as you go process.   They start you out with the max doses, but there is a lot of room to reduce the medication and still get the same results.  So, by the time this is over, they should have the perfect mix figured out for me.   That doesn’t mean I’m going back for extra treatments, though :-}

Two down, six to go.  I got this thing!  “I am more than a conqueror.”  paraphrase of Romans 8:37