Apr 21, 2017 01:12PM gb2115 wrote:
Hello! I also work in healthcare, and was able to keep working through treatment. I took a little over a week off after my lumpectomy (and in hindsight wish I had taken more), but was able to work through radiation though my work days were a little chopped up. I have a supportive clinic-type environment with a flexible work schedule, so that helped me a lot. If I had ended up getting chemo, I would have taken FMLA leave.
I found it hard being the patient. I think we're trained to notice certain things. This became a problem for me when I'd notice something that wasn't quite as it should be. There were certain situations where my patient care (or cleanliness of the facility) wasn't quite up to par, and that was awkward for me.
I also go to doctor's appointments with a written list. You have to...no questions no answers. And they charge insurance a LOT of money for those appointments. The least they can do is give you adequate time!