This last week has gone by so quickly and I am still enjoying being back at work - well sort of!!! There may be a bit of pressure on this week - a near impossible deadline to be achieved by 22nd June. This will mean extra hours and possibly weekend work. A year ago this would not have been a problem but have decided 'no way Jose!!' Happy to maybe put in an extra hour each day - but hey. Also have been thinking. I am a worrier - used to be about work, then about anything (primarily 'the return') and now again about work and 'the return'. This job is only a short term contract - 2 months max so no long term future there. Why the worry? Is long term worrying and the resultant stress carcnegenic? I know it is not great for my current situation. Decided tomorrow to wake up early, go for a walk, then try to do some meditation. I'll let you know how it goes.
Also - moving back to Sydney in July. Excited and looking forward to moving back to our apartment on the harbour.
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Second week back at work and all is well. Still a bit worried about tightness in my mouth and changes in my ability to swallow. I am sure it is all well. It is now 12 months since I received my diagnosis, 11 months since surgery and 8 months since radiotherapy/chemotherapy. For the first 6 months I did notice gradual improvements but now it seems to have either slowed down or regressed It is hard not to worry about 'the return'. It really is challenging. Stay positive and if 'the return' occurs then I will manage it
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.