Time off work thoughts
My Oncologist and my GP both said to take a year off after end of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer. I notice a lot of people go back to work much sooner. I’m 8 months post treatment and feel no way near ready for going back to work. The problem with my job is as a support worker for adults with learning disabilities it involves long shifts 10 to 15 hours with no breaks plus an overnight sleep in. I know work has to make adjustments but if they did it would cause a lot of complications with shifts and disrupt the other staff as working split shifts would be far from ideal for them. Has anyone else been in a similar situation but managed to work long hours? I’m quite anxious that recovery has not been as quick as I expected. I’m fine pottering around and going for walks but suffer a lot from fatigue and joint and muscle pain. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be fit enough to return to such a demanding job but I’m hoping that I will be able to because it is a job I like and the company I work for are very decent or am I being unrealistic in thinking I will ever be fit enough.