April 2, 2016 at 4:02 am #91800marionsModerator
Happy to hear about your decision. You are eligible for rehire and can make a decision sometime in the future.
MarionApril 2, 2016 at 2:32 am #91799mbachiniModerator
Sounds like a great plan! So happy for you!
Here is to new beginnings! Take care!
MelindaApril 2, 2016 at 2:07 am #91798dmr1965Member
So, I’m leaving my employer of 18 years. I am eligible for rehire. In the meantime, I want to try to keep active by earning some certifications that I never got to before.
Melinda, I don’t feel deprived either, thanks to very supportive family!March 11, 2016 at 8:14 pm #91797mbachiniModerator
I feel your pain. I loved my job, and I miss it terribly. I was a paramedic. Unfortunately, I could not keep up with the long shifts and the chemo brain scared me, I didn’t feel like I was able to make split second decisions the way I used to. I had hopes of returning but for now this is my new reality. I sometimes have a small pity party for myself, as I feel sometimes a part of me is missing. I just had to change my mindset and choose a new direction. I focus on how grateful I am for the time I have spent at home with my children and the passion being a patient advocate has brought me.
Them money side of it stinks but we tightened up our belts, and honestly I don’t feel deprived. You will know when you are at the point for that decision. Sending tons of hugs and prayers your way!
MelindaMarch 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm #12251dmr1965Member
Any input from folks about working during chemo or other treatment? I am on SSD, but I have to contact Sedgwick (the company contracted to handle LTD by my employer) about my employment status soon.
So far I’ve been off work for a year. But, with my third failed surgery, and me starting back on chemo (and hopefully immunotherapy trial!!!!) I worry that if I try to go back to work and then have to go on leave again I’ll have to start all over with SSD. I just had my biliary drain tubes removed and replaced with an internal stent, but it’s too soon to know how I’ll feel sitting at the computer for 8+ hours a day. I know I can’t seem to focus well when I have to take oxy or dilaudid, and my manager already told me she doesn’t want me to work if I’m not ready 100%. She had one team member try to come back and work during chemo but they couldn’t keep up. Basically it’s all in or nothing. There’s no busy work or part time – it’s all about billable hours to the client, and that includes on-call duties.
I’m tempted to let the job go – I’ve been employed with the same company for 18 years (well, HP bought my original employer, but same job, really). But I don’t have a crystal ball to see how long I’ll be around. If it’s a couple years, I’d rather just keep cancer fighting my full time job and stay with just SSD and being poor. If I have wonderful luck and feel amazingly better, maybe it’s time to try something new.
It’s really stressing me out, which isn’t good right now, as I just got out of the hospital yesterday from another bout with pain and infection. But at least that got them moving on getting those darn tubes out. One year with those things protruding through my abdomen was enough, as I’m sure many of you can attest.
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