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going back to work tommorow

Postby jjlist » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:26 pm

well i decieded i need to go back to my job tommorow for a couple of reasons. . i am stressing over it. but i am going forward. wish me luck.
i work at a desk doing IT tech support. I am in front of a computer all day long. I will be able to be on colon talk all day long. the blog has been a great comfort to me.
I love and pray for all of you
Jim.
age 56
11/16/09 DIAG low rectal tumor ST II T3N0M0
12/21/09 chemopump radiation
3/18/10 suregry colo-anal anastomosis, no nodes,.
4/29/10 Abcess infection
6/3/10 started 12 folfox sessions completed 10.
1/11/11 ileostomy takedown

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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby RayGirl » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:09 pm

There must be an epidemic going around! I went back to work today. Except for letting a few farts loose it was uneventful for me. Unfortunately one of my co-worker went into labor at 29 weeks and delivered a very tiny baby. So that one little project that I was going to work on to ease back in turned into three of varying sizes by this afternoon. So my boss was doubly glad to see me!

Hope your day tomorrow goes smoothly!
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby jjlist » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:38 pm

CONGATULATIONS to you!!!!!! you are so brave,,
you give me hope and inspiration
thanks
age 56
11/16/09 DIAG low rectal tumor ST II T3N0M0
12/21/09 chemopump radiation
3/18/10 suregry colo-anal anastomosis, no nodes,.
4/29/10 Abcess infection
6/3/10 started 12 folfox sessions completed 10.
1/11/11 ileostomy takedown

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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby LeeT » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:35 pm

I loved going back to work- took my mind off of the whole cancer thing and thinking about it 24/7. It was a bit akward for others though who I had not seen since being dx'sd...I think they were a little unsure about what to ask etc. but since then I chat openly about everything and I am glad to say that may have educated a few people along the way.

Good luck with your first day back...
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby Jayna » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:35 pm

Jim,
Good luck tomorrow. We will be waiting to hear how your first day back went.
Jayna
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby SynD » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:05 pm

Good luck Jim, hope it all goes well!
Dx Stage IIIb Rectal Ca, T3, N1 - Nov. 8, 2010
5-FU Chemo/Radiation completed 1/14/11
APR with permanent colostomy 3/9/11
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby aussielones » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:01 am

Hooray! Well done, have a good first day. I am jealous! I want to get back to work....sick of Mork & Mindy, Happy Days etc. :D
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Dx 24/9/10
Cecum, liver, LN, lungs
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby Surroundedbylove » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:31 am

Good luck today Jim - I hope it went well.

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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby helen098 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:58 pm

Going back to work as scary at first, losing the security blanket of being home with your own bathroom but it does help mental to get back to “reality “ work can be dull and boring at times. But I would rather deal with a difficult boss and irate customers any day rather then a round of chemo
stage 3A surgery 6/6/6 finished chemo jan 07
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby BrownBagger » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:36 pm

Good for you, Jim. Best of luck.
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Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung, bronchial cavity, ribs)
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby jjlist » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:05 pm

well i made it through the day. no accidents. lots of trips to bathroom. urges were strong but i was able to hold them. had some pressure down there, mabye from the holding? still disappointed at the intensity of the urge and what is actually evacuated. 1 maybe 2 little pooplets. dont know why they cant come out at the same time. frustrating..
rome wasnt built in a day i guesss,,,,,,.
thanks for the good vibes!
jim
age 56
11/16/09 DIAG low rectal tumor ST II T3N0M0
12/21/09 chemopump radiation
3/18/10 suregry colo-anal anastomosis, no nodes,.
4/29/10 Abcess infection
6/3/10 started 12 folfox sessions completed 10.
1/11/11 ileostomy takedown

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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby Phuong » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:46 pm

No accidents is a good thing. The rest will ease up with time. I had to learn to be patient about that one. Glad your first day back was uneventful (relatively speaking).
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby garbovatwin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:57 am

good luck
don't overdo it.
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby Bill5107 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:29 am

Whoot! Good luck!

Going back to work was hard for me. I am still working out how to get back into the swing of things. I actually consider myself lucky that my ostomy at least means my bathroom trips were never really that urgent.

Wishing you the best!
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Re: going back to work tommorow

Postby Stomatrooper » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:11 am

Great to hear that you are passing this milestone

Good-on-yer Jim

Best wishes



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