• Are you currently on CHOP and still working?

    Asked by Bashiemn on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Are you currently on CHOP and still working?

    I'm going to be talking to my doctor about going back to work part time while I continue my CHOP chemotherapy and wondering about others who are on this regimen and working.

    What kind of work schedule do you have? What types of precautions are you taking? Was your health care team apprehensive to have you working or were they encouraging?

    I've had 4 cycles of CEOP and 1 cycle of CHOP and I don't know how many cycles I have left - I am stir crazy sitting at home, and since I have an office job, I just really feel it would be more beneficial for my well being to be productive.

    Any thoughts/ideas/feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    1 Answer from the Community

    • po18guy's Avatar

      Hello! I am being treated for a different T-Cell lymphoma (PTCL-NOS). I received two months of CHOP plus Etoposide (CHOEP/EPOCH), followed by two months of GND (aka GVD). I was a police officer at the time and worked 10 hour night shifts. Dealing constantly with the concerns of others helped to divert my attention away what I was experiencing. As well, it was a great help to those who were feeling depressed when I advised them that I was in chemotherapy. In one case, in particular, it helped restore some perspective to a depressed young man's life. The problems that were depressing him were quite a bit more solvable than mine! Although, at the end of two months, I was so thin, and gaunt, and ashen gray, that my supervisors began asking me more than once per shift if I was feeling OK. I knew then that it was time to stay home and let the chemo do its work. I had just switched from the CHOEP to the GND, so I did need the time off.

      over 8 years ago

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