To My Colleagues

Many of you are now reading this because of the email that Leigh and Terry sent out on my behalf.

I want to thank you all for your support and love.

Starting today, I will have chemo every other Friday for the next 6 to 8 months. Then I will have other appointments on the “off” Fridays and occasionally scheduled during the week. I don’t know how chemo will affect my body yet but I plan to be at work as much as physically possible and will be doing work from home other days- so if I’m not physically in the office, try me by email if you need to ask a question or have something done. I also want to apologize in advance if I miss any meetings or anything we have scheduled.

Please remember not to come to work when you are sick. I know it’s inconvenient when you think you can power through, but everyone is put at risk for getting sick. In particular, my immune system will be low throughout chemo. What could be a simple cold for you might turn into something that requires me to be hospitalized. This should not happen, but I’d like to err on the side of caution and would appreciate everyone’s consideration.

If you have any questions, I don’t mind answering them, but please be sensitive. Also, recognize that I am work to work and not to talk about my illness so I’d appreciate my privacy while at work.

Thank you everyone and see you next week!

 

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3 comments on “To My Colleagues
  1. Janet Nadeau says:

    Allie,

    I wish you the very best during your treatments and in the workplace. If there is anything I can help you with, please don’t hesitate to ask. I understand fully your condition, and will respect your wishes, as my father had chemotherapy treatments for a number of years due to non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

  2. Orla says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you….

  3. Sue says:

    We’re lucky to work in a great community that will support you through this.

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