Back To Work

Tomorrow I go back to work.

And back to envying those who don’t have to.

But I’m grateful that I’m healthy enough to do it — and lucky enough to have an opportunity to, at long last, add to, rather than constantly deplete, my emptied bank account.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.
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  • janice

    You are back at work, coinciding with your kids going back to school. Good timing – although I know you did not plan it. nnEnjoy work! I think you will be able to, for the first few weeks. Today will be full of hugs and well-wishes and glad-to-see-you-backs. Tomorrow you will have more time in your cube or office, to reflect. And you will continue to have a new outlook at work (and at home and at play). n nI am at work, as usual, on Monday, but newly practicing gratitude, inspired by you!nnCongratulations. Lots of love.

  • steve

    Hmm, well, on the positive side: work begets coffee breaks.

  • Isabelle Michaud

    Bon retour au travail mon amie!

  • Laurie Kingston

    wow, wow, wow. this is HUGE. (and yay that you are ready and strong!)nAlso, I wanted to thank you for your previous post (The Good…). It’s one of the best blog posts I’ve ever read on any subject.

  • Mark

    What a milestone. And, selfishly, I have a companion for my walking commute. I’m looking forward to coffee breaks and lunches with you.nnLove,nMark

  • Bergen Laura

    So how was the first day?

  • Andreeodonnell

    I saw this amazing looking woman walking confidently downtown ahead of me today and I was a little envious of how great she was dressed and how happy she seemed and then I realized it was you. rnYou are a terrific role model. Hope you 2nd day back was great too.

  • Andrea Ross

    Me too!nThanks for getting me here.

  • Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Janice. You were exactly right.n

  • Andrea Ross

    Thank you so much, Laurie.nI was thinking of you lots today.

  • Andrea Ross

    Merci, Iza

  • Andrea Ross

    So did staying home!

  • Andrea Ross

    Extremely surreal. nAnd much better than I expected.nMy co-workers greeted me with warm welcomes, hugs and trays of welcome-back fruit! I was touched.nEverything about being there brought back the day of my diagnosis and the single week that I worked at that office before H1N1 confined me to work-from-home.nBut I’m hoping that flood of memories is out of the way now, and that I can replace all those with plain old office memories! What a goal, eh?

  • Andrea Ross

    Ha! Thanks, Andree!! nnWhat a co-incidence. I wish I’d seen you too! nWe’ll have to arrange to meet for coffee asapnnn

  • Sriram Venkataraman

    Dear Andrea, getting back to work is one more milestone, signifying that things are getting back to normal. All iz Well. I am sure you will have a great time enjoying your work.

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