Before you make a plan
When making a plan about work, it is important to turn to your trusted sources of information and support first. By talking with your medical team and support network you will better anticipate what your needs are and what support you will have to meet them.
Talk with your medical team
Your doctors can provide details on your treatment plan, including any possible side effects or any physical limitations that might affect your ability to work. This should include information on how long you may experience these effects, what support you may need to cope with them, and whether any specific activities should be avoided.
Talk with your family, friends, and support network
Each person has a unique set of family and friends that make up their support network at home. Before you make a plan of action, it can be helpful to speak with those closest to you about your anticipated needs, how you feel they may impact your ability to work, and any concerns or fears you have about managing your work and finances as you pursue treatment. In addition to providing emotional support, you may find that your network wants to support you in tangible ways that can impact the plans you make.