justjessica wrote:Thank you everyone for responding and all the positive thoughts. I am going for my CT in a half hour, then next I hope to meet with the surgeon. The problem I may run into with recovery is that I work a very physical job, I work for Trader Joe's and I work the stocking shifts. I unload trucks, break down pallets, lift, twist, run around and all before 8 am. Not to mention standing all day! I know everything will work out it's just this limbo of not knowing that it driving me nuts. I have no patience to be a patient!!!! haha. My family is here in town which makes it much better. I also have discovered that my bf of not even a year is more amazing than I thought and apparently loves me since he dealt with my prep, scope and plans to take care of me after. He trys to keep me level headed and not on a downward spiral of all the things I need to worry about. He just calmed me down when I started talking about my finances and how I am going to even make it through not working while acquiring bills. I will have short term disability but its only 2/3 pay and starts two weeks after you leave. I have health insurance but they never pay everything. It's all the little things that seem to pile up in my head over the day. I also had to speak to my manager today and tell her what is going on, so that was a little distressing. Talking about it is still hard because when you say CANCER people get weird and start treating you weird not to mention I can't seem to wrap my own head around it. All I know is I am going to this appt, then the next, then whatever else I need to do. Thank you all for welcoming me and I will give you guys an update as soon as I know anything!
I work for a printing company. I lift tons of paper every day. I worked through chemo and radiation, but I refused to damage myself after surgery, for a job. Your health insurance should pay everything exept doctors co-pay, after you reach your deductible. I f your breaking down pallets and gaylords, moving constantly, and bending over repeatedly as I do, expect to take a full 6 weeks off after surgery. I got through it, and so did my company. I had an interesting experience just today. I had some diarhea I couldn't control, so I had to leave work. After about 2 hours,the same people who got along without me for 6 weeks, were calling me to see if I was coming back to work. I must have made a difference after all, and they do not know what to do without me! Everything will work out, take care of yourself first, then worry about the job. I don't know what Trader Vics is, but I know it's a large company, and they can't fire you because you take medical leave with a cancer diagnosis.
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