Chronic illness can be so diverse, capricious and hard to place. Although their employability might suffer significantly, there are no blanket solutions for spoonies at the workplace. That’s why work issues are really tricky for both sides: the employer as well as the employee.
“I take thee at thy word. Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized” (Romeo & Juliet Act2, Scene2)
I love words. Nevertheless, I am often misunderstood. I might have studied so many foreign languages for the sole sake of expanding my verbal repertoire. Words don’t seem to be enough. I am lost in communication.
I wondered whether I would have to change my diet after being having been diagnosed with leukemia, but my doctors (seriously!) told me not to mind. After a while, when I realized that my health condition was slowly deteriorating, I searched the internet for cancer diets and ended up with the Budwig Protocol.
You know these forms you get when you see a new doctor. The ones, where you are asked whether you are pregnant, addicted, suicidal or whether you have any other serious disease. Until recently, the mention of my asthma and pregnancies were not alarming to any of my practitioners. Cancer is. Suddenly, specialists don’t seem to be in charge anymore and an endless journey of referrals begins.
Human beings have been given a free will. Once you are diagnosed with cancer, your ability to choose remains – however, your options in life are significantly reduced. Amongst many others, two major aspects will be concerned: your relationship and your job. Is it necessary to settle in an unhappy marriage and safer to compromise? Should cancer warriors stay or go?