by Chris Lewis, Living with Cancer
I really understand the importance of work to us all, and it is possibly the thing that I miss most since my diagnosis. Like most things in life, you rarely appreciate what you have at the time. I was always overtaken with work and longed for the day I had time to myself – how ironic! Then I had health and no time, now I have time and no health. I guess it goes to show that in life we rarely have everything at the time we need it.
by Jennifer Luce, CKN Life After Cancer Editor
My cancer journey began before I was even aware of it. In the summer of 2006 I had been referred to a specialist to see what was going on as I had a lot of pregnancy type symptoms such as nausea, increased urination, weight gain and fatigue. After a simple physical exam, I was sent off with forms for emergency surgery to remove a large mass attached to my right ovary. I went back to work that afternoon and told my boss that I would be scheduled for surgery and off work to recover for about six weeks.