Jan 11, 2022 05:41PM illimae wrote:
Like Moth, I told people quickly. I got the biopsy results by phone while at work, so I left for the day and had my “work husband” tell my team for me. I was the lead and knew I’d be out a lot and with no previous cancer and still young, I anticipated being bald from chemo, so no hiding that, lol. Close friends, family and coworkers were told within days but I decided to wait a couple of weeks to Facebook it, as I wanted to include the plan in the update. Everyone was great, bosses were exceptional and easy (basically whatever I want and whatever I need), coworkers were great too and the ones who needed to step up, finally did. The first few months were shocking and sad at times but treatment, tests and work kept me busy and after a few months of adjusting, while still feeling good, I was able to find balance, enjoy life and move on from the “I’m gonna die!” state of mind. 5 years later, with great meds and a lot of luck, I have almost no complaints. I know it sounds crazy or like denial but I honestly just enjoy my days as they come and try not to worry until I really need to. Good luck to you.