Aug 14, 2016 03:47AM CrawfordsMommy wrote:
Cif - "everyone else I know that had chemo continued to work full time, you do not need disability"
I honestly want to kick everyone who says that to me. Chemo is hard. It is harder on some people than others. My chemo has been bearable mostly, but even so, it's made me a little wobbly and I've had a couple of almost-falls, muscle weakness, forgetfulness (this is a big one - I caught myself almost putting the ice cream sandwiches in the pantry!), nausea of course, mine's been tough, and the dreaded "sudden naptimes" where you just sit down for a few minutes and fall asleep for hours... none of that stuff would fly at work! If I worked in an office, I'd be at work for three days (if that) and get sent home with a stern order to wait until I felt better before returning! (But I work from home, so, yeah.)
But I, too, get the comments from people who say "You're taking time off from work during chemo? But it's only chemo!"
Makes me want to take them to get some chemo and see just how great they feel afterwards...