A new job after my cancer experience
I was very apprehensive when I left the safe environment I had clung to during my Cancer experience. I had a safety net and a spectacular Cancer Council staffed with wonderful Counselors and free facilities, and trusted team of doctors trailing along behind me. I felt that being told I had to leave all of the Launceston…
Back to work
Hi all, just wondering how soon after treatment finished everyone returned to work? I finish radiation at end of July. I'm planning to return to work mid September for 2 months and full time from mid November. I think this should be fine but a few people think I need more time off and oncologist thinks it best to go back…
Starting Chemo next week
My first diagnosis of Cancer was secondaries in the liver. That was on 16/9. I have been through plenty of tests in the past month, u/s, CT, MRI, endoscopy and liver biopsy. I do know that my liver tumours have grown and multiplied between scans within 3 weeks of each other. I have HER2 positive cancer in my left breast…
Returned to work!
Today I went back to work, I did it! I'm stuffed but I survived.
Returning to work - why am I rushing?
Hi ladies, I am due to see my GP tomorrow after I have a bone density test at the hospital. They are doing a scan so they have a baseline to look at in the future after I have been on Armidrex for some time. Anyway, I have been thinking I would be well enough to return to work for some short shifts mid August. I keep…
Workforce Discrimination for People with Cancer
Workforce Discrimination for People with Cancer I feel compelled to write about my work experience since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer some 8 years ago. For the most part of my journey, my employer was very supportive and indeed I worked full-time for 6 years living with cancer. There were periods during those 6 years…
Seeking Sydney siders for photo shoot
A Sydney designer is looking for breast cancer survivors to take part in a photo shoot in Sydney on 27 August 2014. Ccforme is a lovely range of post-surgery clothing designed for women, especially those who have just had a mastectomy. The designer Gemma is seeking 3 models to take part in the shoot (no nudity, just lovely…
Media opportunity: Did you choose not to have radiotherapy due to travel/distance?
Hello, I am looking for women in regional or rural NSW and Victoria who opted NOT to have radiotherapy to avoid spending long amounts of time away from home and their family. I have been appoached by Daily Telegraph newspaper in NSW who is working on a campaign around rural health. They would like to focus on poor access…
I am thrilled to be attending the upcoming training. My name is Mandy Forteath and I live in Launceston in Tassie. I will be a 10 year survivor on May 28 and had a mastectomy and chemotherapy and have lymphodema. I co-facilitate the Launceston Support Group and was trained as a Community Liaison 4 years ago. I was the…
This time last week I was writting a little ditty about chocolate and chemo. What a week its been since then. So last monday I had my first chemo treatment. Breezed through the process with no allergic affects which the pharmacist was happy about as I can't have phenergan as I have a anaphylaxis reaction to and have…