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Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht - November 2014
The US Air Force published an article as part of a series called "Through Airmen's Eyes" that explores the cancer journey of Lt. Col. John Fogarty and how he worked through his treatment, despite the many side effects and challenges that they created. In the article, he explains how the treatments impacted him at work:
"The combination of chemo and radiation were brutal. Even the simplest parts of his daily routine, like a two block walk, became unbearable. 'I was at the staff meeting, feeling several shades of gray, and had to get back to my office,' Fogarty said. 'Two blocks seemed so far away. Every step was like stepping on shards of glass. I had become toxic. The pain was so unbearable, and I was rushed to the doctor’s to have the chemo stopped, and had to rest for a week.' The desire to tackle things head on and to be strong had served Fogarty well throughout his military career, but the cancer and the treatments made this approach a challenge."
Working through treatment can be incredibly challenging. For information on how to manage working through treatment, check out the At Work section of our website.
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Original source: www.af.mil