You can talk to other members of Maggie's Online Centre by reading and participating in the conversations.
As well as sharing experiences with our friendly online community, registered members are able to contact our experienced online team. The Centre is staffed during office hours and the online team aim to reply within 24 hours.
Psychologists and experts from other Maggie's Centres and partner organisations also facilitate some group and individual sessions.
I was diagnosed with stage 2a Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma at the beginning of the year. Treatment (which started on 22nd February) consists of 3 cycles of R-CHOP Chemotherapy (completed 1 week ago) followed by Radiotherapy (due to start on 15th May for 3 weeks). Before treatment started I was working for a small Property Management company run by a "friend". We had a long and frank discussion about what lay ahead for me. Being conscientious, I was worried about taking time off during treatment but my boss (I'll use the pseudonym 'Bob') reassured me that all would be OK. As a matter of fact he suggested taking as much time as I needed (his words: "a month or so") and concentrate on the battle that lay ahead of me. It therefore came as a bolt out of the blue when a few weeks ago I received my P45 and a covering letter stating that my fixed term contract had come to an end with effect from the 31st March ! No warnings, no emails, no telephone calls, no face to face conversations; just a letter effectively saying I was no longer needed or wanted. Unfortunately, I had no written contract so I may have difficulty seeking any form of compensation. My immediate concern is to finish treatment and to try not to stress out too much. If my treatment is successful I will be looking to get back into employment although not necessarily with my former employer. How could I ever trust someone who has betrayed me in the worst possible way ? Has anyone found themselves in a similar situation and if so how did you deal with it ? Best Regards, Scott x