Draft by Shannon, posted by her mom, Gretchen.

Now that I have made it through the most critical period of survival, I have to figure out what comes next. Thankfully I have an incredible support at work who would take me back in a heartbeat, but I’m not sure that my health strong enough for that yet. I still get quite tire throughout the day, I’m retaining water like camels are going out of style, and I still have 1-2 doctor’s appointments per day to work in. I *certainly* cannot chase after the runners I see on a daily basis. However, if I din’t go back to work, that leaves everything else up to question. Will I ever go back? Is it better to spend my limited time left at work helping families or should I sty home and work on my memoirs? How will finances play out either way? So many questions, so few solid answers.