Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, cancer survivor, and award-winning and best-selling author of books about cancer: Healthy Survivorship, recovery and late effects, and raising children when a parent has cancer. She is also a public speaker, patient advocate, and mother of three.
"It's over. Time to get back to work." In the spring of 1991, after completing my chemotherapy, I wanted to resume work. But I couldn't. Why not? Because I was done with chemo but not with cancer. Aftereffects, both physical and emotional, delayed my return to my office for a few months. And going back to my old normal? Never.