My tumor was fully removed 7 weeks ago. I have an extremely demanding, stressful job, and I went back to it last week, and I feel like though I'm (was) doing well physically, emotionally I'm not.
My typical work week is 60 hours, and when I told them I could only work 40, I got questioned about that, along with them needing a note so that they weren't dealing with "performance issues" because I'm not pulling my full 60. And when I draw the line in the sand about by 40 hours I get push back.
I want to go right back to being old me, but physically it is taking its toll. Yesterday I woke up with my hearing diminished, and my ear feels numb and the side of my head just feels weird. Dr called in prednisone for swelling.
I don't know if feeling like this about going back to work is normal.