Thursday, October 26, 2006

Visiting my family doctor

I have visited my family doctor and received permission to go back to work November 1. To say that this has been a most eventful 4 months is an understatement! But I consider myself ready to go to whatever my next level might be. I have been a boss in the past, so I know that I am essentially walking in as a new employee - duties have probably been rerouted, new ones assigned - which is why I wanted to make sure I am physically up to the stresses of proving myself in this new job before I started back. As long as my job allows me to continue helping someone (students, health professionals, faculty, administration, consumers) locate the information they need, I will be happy (grin!). My hope is now that I can still prove myself worthy of employment and promotion. I joke that the surgeon took the remaining math ability out when he removed my left parotid (isn't that where you store yours?) - I hope he left my competitive nature and spirit!
Sources of information and support for you as you consider returning to work after cancer treatment:
American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/
docroot/MIT/content/
MIT_2_4X_ACS_Offers_Tips_on_Returning_to_Work.asp?
sitearea=MIT


National Cancer Institute - Life after cancer treatment: http://www.cancer.gov/
CancerInformation/life-after-treatment


Job Accommodation Network: http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

Family Doctor site: http://familydoctor.org/723.xml

Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/
cancer/HQ01689


CancerBackUp (from the UK): http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/
Resourcessupport/Practicalissues/
Lifeaftercancer/Workaftercancer

1 comment:

Naomi said...

Your boss may give you new tasks, but some of your colleagues are looking forward to resuming the old relationships! ;)

 
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