La Shawn J. on March 16, 2022
I was Diagnosed with:
Stage 2 TNBC
Type and Description of Treatments:
Chemo (ACT), then surgery, then radiation
How do you feel today?
I feel alright, I'm just confused about whether or not I will continue to work.
Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your life?
I still don't have any support. It's just me, even with my boyfriend.
What is going well for you right now?
I got a new job on 3/7. I can work two days a week 12 hour shifts.
What is not going well for you right now?
I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. I don't feel prepared.
What has been the most challenging thing about having cancer?
Most challenging thing is not having financial support.
When difficulties overwhelm you, where do you go for support?
I usually turn to forums.
How have your long-term goals or life goals changed since diagnosis?
I believe it has. I was planning to go back to school for my RN degree this summer. Unfortunately, I will be battling it out with BC.
What is your work arrangement right now? What are your hours?
It's part time, 12 hour shifts (two days a week). However I'm going to see if I can only do one day a week plus the every other weekend to free up more time for treatments and rest.
Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your work life?
I got a new job but was later diagnosed with BC so I didn't know if I should continue employment.
What has helped you continue to work the most?