So following my final chemo session on 21st March I was finally able to return to work just over a month later in May. They usually recommend a 3 month recovery but thanks to kinder drugs and treatment and with my determination I was able to get back in a 3rd of the time. I am so happy to live a normal life.
Luckily my employers are amazing and have supported me right through and continue to do so.
I was a little anxious about returning, "will I remember anything" "what if I end up ill from overworking" "what's my password? I haven't typed that in for over 7 months 🤔"
The best thing to remember is that these thoughts are normal, people experience this if they've been on holiday for 2 weeks so there is no point in working yourself up.
I've learnt to listen to my body and what it needs now and I think that every person who has had chemo can back me on that one, if you need to sleep then sleep, if you need to walk for 10 minutes then do that. Okay so I may have not needed that dairy milk bar,family sized bag of doritos, blueberry muffin and Strawberry milkshake but baby steps. Baby steps.