Saturday, March 20, 2010

3rd week back at work...

I worked 30 hours this week (6 hour days). Next week will be 7 hour days. I like being at work, I enjoy my job and I work with great people. My plan is to focus on keeping work in its place and not get too stressed about it... Yeah right... Like a lot of companies, it is tough times, and people are asked to cut costs and work smarter. In the 3 weeks I've been back, we are reducing our office space (downsizing the cubicles), and we've done some layoffs (people I respect and know well). I'm glad I'm back if I can help make this easier for anyone, but it sure makes it tough to 'leave work at work'. My advice to others on returning to work is to be sure you have a strategy for handling the stress. For me it is walking/running (outside) and loud music while I fall asleep (blocks out the thoughts running through my head). Headphones.

I'm not going to blog about work, this is my cancer blog. I think I'm almost done, I want the cancer story to come to an end. My oncologist bumped this month's appointment to next month. I want to hear that my blood work is back to normal and have him confirm the mammogram was clean. I want to tell you the follow-up plan, and then be done.

Take care everyone.

Friday, March 12, 2010

2nd Week Back at Work

It was a good week, I worked 25 hours over 5 days. I am enjoying being back in the middle of things, it makes me feel much more normal. I am still walking most days, and even ran a few km last night (avoiding the slushy puddles). It felt good.

Kids are rebelling in their own special little ways (they are used to me being home, even if they are teenagers now). Mornings are not so wonderful, Zach missed an entire morning of school (just didn't wake up until noon - not his fault you know). He may be one of those guys that needs 2 or 3 alarm clocks in his room...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Working and Sleeping

I'm enjoying being back at work. I feel like I'm playing dress-up everyday (business casual office). And all these friendly people around (I'm so used to being alone on my couch, in my sweats or jammies). The thing is though, after 4 hours each day, I need a nap in the afternoon, and I'm still in bed by 8:30pm. Asleep in a second. I'm not getting up any earlier than I was - I still drive Carter to school and then head on to work instead of returning home, but wow am I tired. Can't keep my eyes open.

Yesterday evening I drove Carter to the outdoor skating rink, which is only a couple of blocks away. I made 2 wrong turns. He was looking at me funny. He asked me if I was okay to drive, if I was on any pain medication that could affect my driving. He's 12. I said no, not on anything, this is what being tired does to my brain. Hard to focus on what I'm doing.

We'll see if I can stay up tonight (I have to, we watch "Survivor" !!)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Back to Work

I started back to work this week. I'm happy to be back. Tired in the evenings, but hopefully that will get better quickly.

My son left me a note yesterday saying 'your manogram is good'. I was quite suprised that they would leave the message with him, but they probably thought it was my husband, he has such a deep voice now. Excellent news, now I just want some good bloodwork next month and all is good.

Have a great day!