Saw my consultant on Monday. I knew I was stage 2, think the results were 54% or something like that. No real concerns, start PR next week.
During the "conversation", I do have a bit of a problem completing a longish sentence without stopping for a gasp of breath, he asked for my medications list. Pulling it out of my pocket I dropped my business cards. He (very kindly) bent and picked them up as I apologised for dropping them. He asked "Are you still working?" and was surprised when I said, "Yes, full time. I've called in on my way back home from a meeting with a client".
He couldn't get over that I still work - but I don't want to stop!
While ever I can crawl out of bed, shower & dress (albeit I need a while to recover from each task) I want to continue to work - am I wrong?
I guess I am extremely fortunate that my employer is brilliant - yesterday asked if I can sort an issue at a location about 60 miles away. Told him that I can't do it on Wednesday because I have a hospital appointment. His response? "Oh, fine. When you can, how is your health anyway?"
I enjoy the buzz, the meetings, the contact with colleagues just everything about it. Yes, it's embarrassing when I run out of air mid-sentence and when, a few weeks ago, someone said "Have you been out for a fag 'cause your breathing is really bad?" and I have to explain that I had a "bit of a chest problem!" [Stopped smoking 4th November 2011].
Is it wrong to want to work?