• Do I return to work after Glioblastoma diagnois? Do I move on as if life is normal, or quit and spend what time I have left with family?

    Asked by Northriver on Saturday, December 28, 2013

    Do I return to work after Glioblastoma diagnois? Do I move on as if life is normal, or quit and spend what time I have left with family?

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    • JeanB's Avatar
      JeanB

      This is your life and your cancer. You must do what makes you happy. Don't forget to take care of you and enjoy the little things in life, because they are really the BIG things. But, please please do not go down with out a fight.

      over 7 years ago
    • banditwalker's Avatar
      banditwalker

      Some people need to keep their minds busy, others like time to themselves. Hopefully you can do both, continue on as normal and spend time with family.

      over 7 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      How much do you love your job. Do you feel a sense accomplishment in your work? Then by all means balance your job and your family? However if you have a "bucket list that does not include your job then retire at once

      over 7 years ago
    • BabsWon's Avatar
      BabsWon

      If you are feeling good enough, able to handle the work load and you need to work for the money and benefits such as insurance, I guess I would work. If you don't need to work, then I wouldn't. I would work on my bucket list and enjoy life as long as I could. It could be an easy decision depending on your situation (necessity vs. freedom to do whatever you want). Best of luck with your choice.

      over 7 years ago
    • HVG's Avatar
      HVG

      It is a hard diagnosis, but not a reason to put your life on hold. My dad was diagnosed in August of 2011. He has had 2 resections, chemo, and radiation. He has continued to work as he can but kept any limitations in mind. The tumor affects his speech center, so he has people help if he has a speaking engagement. Do what makes you feel comfortable.

      over 7 years ago
    • Fusionera's Avatar
      Fusionera

      I would think it depends on how you feel right now. Are you having surgery or other treatment anytime soon? You can also apply for SSDI, which your doctor may recommend. Think on how you physically feel and see how it goes on your job.

      over 7 years ago

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